Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Moonlite focus short limit' in the forum. 3 months ago

I'm using Jasem's Ubuntu PPA. The driver information says it's version 1. I can't seem to find any more information about the driver on my system.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Moonlite focus short limit' in the forum. 4 months ago

I just tested my DIY setup and it moved 8000 steps out and in for me using only the moonlight driver and the CCD simulator.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Where to set gain settings' in the forum. 4 months ago

Here's the other thread where I requested reverting to including gain in the capture module ( http://indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/3154-gain-in-capture-module.html .

I don't have any .esq files on my computer. Perhaps my "add exposures as I go" working paradigm makes me more sensitive to this.

In any event, being able to have different gain settings (I don't change the brightness) for different modules would be ideal. For example on LRGB, I image at Gain 30, but I focus and perform alignment/plate solving at Gain 139. When I go to narrowband, I expect I will be using the same gain for all modules.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Where to set gain settings' in the forum. 4 months ago

I find the custom properties to be counterintuitive. I asked in another thread if we could report the gain in the capture module so I don't have to take a sub and look at the fits headers to confirm the gain was properly set. I tend to use a higher gain to focus than I use for LRGB subs.

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Richard Beck thanked Jim in topic Gain in Capture Module 4 months ago
Richard Beck created a new topic ' Gain in Capture Module' in the forum. 4 months ago

Please revert to ISO/Gain in the capture module so gain can be set for each individual exposure run without having to go back and forth to the INDI control panel. My understanding from Cloudy Nights posts (e.g., from Jon Rista) that the ASI ASCOM drivers are going to a constant gain. I personally expect to work from 0 gain to unity gain, and leaving the offset at 21 (for my ASI 1600MM Pro) for all gain settings is fine by me.

As it is presently set up, I keep getting confused about what the settings are and have to take a single exposure and look at the FITS headers to determine what gain was actually used.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Make countdown work well' in the forum. 6 months ago

On my DSLR I felt like the timer was a truncated integer. That is 0.99 seconds reports as 0. I always added 1 to what it said as I counted down along with it.

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Richard Beck thanked Robert Leisenz in topic Bahtinov Aid 6 months ago
Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment with QHY Mini-Guidescope and QHY 5II-M' in the forum. 8 months ago

On my last outing the ambient temperature was ~15 C (59F) or cooler. I was able to not only plate solve with the QHY 5II-M, I was able to polar align with it. Perhaps there is a noise issue which is really bad in the Summer (~25 C, 77F, at set up / polar align).

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment with QHY Mini-Guidescope and QHY 5II-M' in the forum. 9 months ago

I'll try that the next time I'm out.

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Richard Beck created a new topic ' Polar Alignment with QHY Mini-Guidescope and QHY 5II-M' in the forum. 9 months ago

I have been trying to use the polar alignment routine with my miniguidescope (130mm focal length) and the 5II-M camera since mid-July and never had success. FOV is 2.9x2.3 arc degrees. I can't seem to plate solve with this combination, and I have assumed it was camera noise that dark subtraction didn't correct. I have binned 2x2 and don't recall at the moment what exposure durations I tried. I'm looking for suggestions to see if I can get this to work.

I have been able to polar align with my ASI 224MC on either the guidescope (FOV 2.1x1.6 arc degrees) or my primary scope (FOV 0.6x0.4 arc degrees) so it's not a plate solving issue, per se.

Both PHD2 and the internal guider are able to handle the noise on the QHY 5II-M, and guiding seems reasonable.

Thanks,

Richard

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Dithering Checkbox in EKOS' in the forum. 9 months ago

Too obvious. Sorry I took your time. I'll bet it works better with PHD2 when it's checked as well. :-(

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Dithering Checkbox in EKOS' in the forum. 9 months ago

Did some testing last night with the internal guider and the ST4 port on the mount. There was no apparent dither. Here are the guiding and configuration screen shots.





Hopefully, the relevant log file is also attached.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Dithering Checkbox in EKOS' in the forum. 9 months ago

I should be using CEM25 and not EQMOD with my EQ6 Pro? I am using the Shoestring USB to serial connector to the mount.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Dithering Checkbox in EKOS' in the forum. 9 months ago

I have been unable to dither using PHD2. I thought my settings were similar to the example in the Stellarmate guide.

I set up my light frames in EKOS and (in one trial) expected a dither after each exposure. There was no delay between exposures, and there were no trails in the exposure to indicate the mount was moving during the exposure.

Is there a more detailed guide for dithering? If not, what logs do I need to collect to aid in troubleshooting?

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Richard Beck replied to the topic '"indi_qhy_ccd" crashed!' in the forum. 9 months ago

Works now. Thanks.

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Richard Beck created a new topic ' "indi_qhy_ccd" crashed!' in the forum. 9 months ago

I wanted to test out something with my guide camera (QHY 5-II). I have a profile that only loads the camera. When I start INDI, i get the subject message.

I'm using KStars Build: 2017-10-09T10:07:53Z from the PPA on Ubuntu. Log file is attached.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'FOV must be 30 arcmins or wider' in the forum. 9 months ago

I have been successful with a 35x26 arcminute FOV which straddles the min,

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