Thanks Eric,

focussing enhancements are highly appreciated. This is my weakest point in my setup right now. looking forward to my Moonlite clone.

cheers

Amin

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Will it help the autofocus module to use a Bahtinov mask? I am thinking of getting one for manual focussing for the time being until my focus motor is ready.

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Amin Sharaf replied to the topic 'Re:Horizon Data' in the forum. 7 days ago

I am using the same program and had a look at the export file. It is basically a list of lines with 2 values, one for the azimuth and the other for the altitude. I wanted to enter the values manually. For 0° it say 31.8 in the file, so I tried to enter 31 anyhow but failed.

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Amin Sharaf replied to the topic 'Re:Horizon Data' in the forum. 1 week ago

Thank you Eric, I found it, but excuse my dumbness: how do I enter Altitude information. I have a series of data from Observer Pro with e.g. 31° (tall tree), I tried to enter 31, but it does not accept it.

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Amin Sharaf created a new topic ' Polar Alignment Module does not continue to take captures' in the forum. 1 week ago

I warted to try the polar alignment module today, but it fails to continue after the first slew:

2018-09-08T22:06:39 Mount completed slewing near celestial pole. Capture again to verify.
2018-09-08T22:06:12 Slewing to target coordinates: RA (20h 22m 08s) DEC ( 89° 30' 00").
2018-09-08T22:06:12 Syncing to RA (01h 07m 22s) DEC ( 81° 03' 13")
2018-09-08T22:06:09 WCS data processing is complete.
2018-09-08T22:06:09 Please wait while WCS data is processed...
2018-09-08T22:06:09 Solution coordinates: RA (01h 07m 22s) DEC ( 81° 03' 13") Telescope Coordinates: RA (02h 21m 11s) DEC ( 90° 00' 00")
2018-09-08T22:06:09 WCS information updated. Images captured from this point forward shall have valid WCS.
2018-09-08T22:06:08 Solver completed in 3 seconds.
2018-09-08T22:06:05 Starting solver...
2018-09-08T22:06:05 Image received.
2018-09-08T22:05:16 Capturing image...
2018-09-08T22:05:16 Clearing mount Alignment Model...

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Amin Sharaf replied to the topic 'Re:Horizon Data' in the forum. 1 week ago

Eric, could you tell me where I find it in KStars?

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Amin Sharaf created a new topic ' Horizon Data' in the forum. 1 week ago

I read in old posts from 2016 about a horizon module to take local horizon constraints like neighboring buildings into account.

I could not find it in the latest KStars version. Is this module still around? Would be very handy to incorporate this in the scheduler's calculation for the best targets.

Cheers

Amin

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Hi, I use an ASI 290 MC for guiding and recently it starts showing complete black frames in-between guiding. First I thought it was clouds in the sky, but that's not the case.

Sometimes it helps to switch binning to 2x2, it then displays stable frames, immediately when switching back to 1x1 the frames get completely black again.

I use sub framing with a 128 pix box. Does anyone else have this issue?

Cheers

Amin

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Amin Sharaf replied to the topic 'Taking time off' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I feel very sorry for you, Jaseem, my condolences, my thoughts are with you

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Eric thanked Amin Sharaf in topic Re:Flats not capturing??? 3 weeks ago
Amin Sharaf replied to the topic 'Amp glow with ASI 183MMPro' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi Damien,

I actually have the same issue when using the ASI with the Raspberry, however I don't have the issue when I connect the ASI directly to my Mac and use USB3. I narrowed down the issue that it only happens for me when using USB2. According to ZWO that should not be the case and I am still in contact with my dealer to see if my camera has a problem or if this is a general issue.

Could you do me a favor and check, if you have different amp glows with USB3 and USB2 as well?

Thanks in advance

Amin

PS: sorry for the late reply, have been on vacation.

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Amin Sharaf replied to the topic 'Re:Flats not capturing???' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Same problem here although I feel it works when using manual flat duration. When using ADU the job remains at idle when starting, the first image is taken and then nothing more happens. Stopping the job and restarting either lets KStars crash or lose the connection to the INDI-server.

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Amin Sharaf created a new topic ' Guiding failure resets capture count?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hello,

I have the following issue: When guiding error is out of tolerance and capturing is stopped and resumed, the image counter starts to count from 1 again.

See the following log:

2018-08-29T22:53:21 Capturing 300-second image...
2018-08-29T22:53:20 Received image 1 out of 20.
2018-08-29T22:47:37 Capturing 300-second image...
2018-08-29T22:47:37 Job requires 300-second images, has 0/20 frames captured and will be processed.
2018-08-29T22:47:37 Guiding deviation 2.14 is now lower than limit value of 3 arcsecs, resuming exposure.
2018-08-29T22:47:31 Guiding deviation 12.6 is still higher than limit value of 3 arcsecs.
2018-08-29T22:47:23 CCD capture aborted
2018-08-29T22:47:23 Guiding deviation 3.92 exceeded limit value of 3 arcsecs, aborting exposure and waiting for guider up to 60 seconds.
2018-08-29T22:47:12 Capturing 300-second image...
2018-08-29T22:47:12 Received image 1 out of 20.
2018-08-29T22:41:31 Capturing 300-second image...
2018-08-29T22:41:31 Job requires 300-second images, has 0/20 frames captured and will be processed.
2018-08-29T22:41:31 Guiding deviation 2.31 is now lower than limit value of 3 arcsecs, resuming exposure.
2018-08-29T22:41:15 CCD capture aborted
2018-08-29T22:41:15 Guiding deviation 9.42 exceeded limit value of 3 arcsecs, aborting exposure and waiting for guider up to 60 seconds.
2018-08-29T22:38:23 Capturing 300-second image...
2018-08-29T22:38:23 Job requires 300-second images, has 0/20 frames captured and will be processed.
2018-08-29T22:38:23 Guiding deviation 1.89 is now lower than limit value of 3 arcsecs, resuming exposure.
2018-08-29T22:38:16 CCD capture aborted
2018-08-29T22:38:16 Guiding deviation 9.68 exceeded limit value of 3 arcsecs, aborting exposure and waiting for guider up to 60 seconds.
2018-08-29T22:34:05 Capturing 300-second image...
2018-08-29T22:32:11 Setting temperature to -20 C...
2018-08-29T22:32:11 Job requires 300-second images, has 0/20 frames captured and will be processed.

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Amin Sharaf replied to the topic 'Re:Automatic Exposure calculation for Flats is faulty' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Eric,

I used a different starting exposure and it works fine. Its just seems after like 5 iterations the algorithms screws up and alters the exposure in the wrong direction. As you can see in the screenshot:

exposure was 0.026 seconds and ADU was too high, but it actually increases the exposure to 0.080 seconds. That does not make sense to me.

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Amin Sharaf created a new topic ' Automatic Exposure calculation for Flats is faulty' in the forum. 1 month ago

I was trying to take Flats with target ADU of 50 (8 bit per pixel) and tolerance 1. The calculation started correctly and reduces the exposure times, but then it starts jumping around, please see screenshot.

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Amin Sharaf replied to the topic 'scheduler does not start?' in the forum. 1 month ago

No logs this time. I will try to log it next time.

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Amin Sharaf replied to the topic 'scheduler does not start?' in the forum. 1 month ago

No, I started it around August 12th around 22:33 and it said sleeping till August 12th 22:28.

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Amin Sharaf created a new topic ' scheduler does not start?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Now that I am back from vacation I wanted to try the scheduler with KStars 2.9.7 for the first time. I started the scheduled job after the planned start time, but the scheduler did not start the job, but went idle with the message sleeping till <start time> which had already passed.

Is this a known issue in the new version?

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