dmsummers wrote: Not taking away from the request, but just a note for folks with windows in their architecture (PC/VNC). There are two good transparent collimation overlay apps that allow you to move, resize, and color collimation circles. They're available as freeware on the web. Google & download "Mire de Collimation", and/or "Al's Collimation Aid". Actually I have both and find both useful. Just launch, move, and resize the transparent interface right over the camera interface GUI (e.g. fits viewer, or whatever). Adjust the GUI, then collimate as usual.
CapnRon wrote: Just remember you really want to center the star you are collimating on each time you make an adjustment to the mirror tilt. So I am still looking for a routine that would track the star being used for collimation and recenter it after making an adjustment. if you keep the adjustments small it would never have to leave the field of view.
#!/usr/bin/python import wx transp = 128 radie = 80 cross = True class SketchFrame(wx.Frame): def __init__(self, parent): wx.Frame.__init__(self, None, -1, "Bulls eye", size=(400, 400)) #panel = wx.Panel(self, wx.ID_ANY) #btn = wx.Button(panel, label="OK") self.SetTransparent(transp) self.Buffer = None #self.SetFocus()
TallFurryMan wrote: Incidentally, the excellent Dr Baudat was on TAIC very recently to talk about his progress on his amazing collimation tool.