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How to configure Dither without guiding -- Non-Guide dither pulse

2 weeks 3 days ago
kaythriemer
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How to configure Dither without guiding -- Non-Guide dither pulse #47683
Hi all,

first of all I wish all of you a Happy New Year.

I am a new user of INDI, KStars and Ekos and I want to configure my astro photography setup with short focal length without guiding (another guide scop or OAG).

I already checked the forum and I found, that there is an option "Non-Guide Dither Pulse", but how can I configure this and how it is working ?

In Ekos -> Options ... there is no possibility to configure guid options.
The only way how to activate the "Non-Guide Dither Pulse" option is, to configure and connect a Guider and than go to Ekos -> Guide Tab -> Options... Than it is possible to configure this option. But I don't want a guider.

So my question is: What is the correct way to configure and use dither without guiding.

1. Should I configure a guider simulator and connect this to have a chance to activate "Non-Guide Dither Pulse" ?
If yes, how should I handle this during a real photo sequence ? Should I remove the configured guide simulator ? Is the "Non-Guide Dither Pulse" still active ?

Or exists another way to configure that correctly ?

I am using KStars 3.3.9.

I hope I was able to describe the issue clearly.

Thank you for your support.

CS,
Kay
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2 weeks 2 days ago
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How to configure Dither without guiding -- Non-Guide dither pulse #47713
Hi Kay, welcome to INDI!

What's your mount? does it support guiding?

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kaythriemer
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How to configure Dither without guiding -- Non-Guide dither pulse #47723
Hi Jasem,
yes the mount, which I want to run without guiding, supports guiding.
It is a 10micron GM2000HPS and I want to connect it via Ethernet.

CS,
Kay

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How to configure Dither without guiding -- Non-Guide dither pulse #48174
Hi all,
sorry for the stupid question above, but the problem was in front of the computer.
I will shorty describe, what I have done wrong and how it is configured now, probably it helps someone.

1. I created a profile containing only the mount and CCD (see picture 01_profile.png)
2. I started Ekos Driver and mount and CCD getting connected. And the Ekos windows is opened with all tabs for Setup, Scheduler, Mount, CCD, Focus, Align and Guide. (see picture 02_Ekos.png)
3. Then I go to CCD tab and configure the sequences. (03_CCD.png)
4. Then I changed to Guide Tab and I found, that my primary CCD is configured as guiding camera (and this confuses me) (04_Guide.png)
5. But this time I ignored this and opened the Options (lower right corner) for Guide. (05_configureGuide.png) Here I configured a very long "Non guide dither pulse" to see what happens.
6. Then I changed to Scheduler tab and configured my capture process. And here I did the next misconfiguration. I forgot to deactivate the guiding for every sequence (06_Schedule.png)

After setting this I was able to start the scheduler and the mount dithered between every picture.
CS,
Kay

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