Magnus,

Not the answer I was hoping for :)

I think full frame will be too slow.

I spent a few hours playing with the settings and seem to have achieved some improvement but only time will tell.

Paul

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Does the annulus apply when using auto select star and sub frame?

I have recently found a number of issues with the auto focus selecting multiple stars, especially with a globular, where there are many to choose from.

I have also found that it has sometimes selects a single star but when it tries to enclose the star, in the sub frame, it is off - sometimes outside the frame.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Internal Guider Issues' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Deesk06 wrote: Hi everyone,

I have been having an issue lately with the internal guider. I believe there is something I am doing that is wrong, but I am not sure where to start.

First of all, my issue is that I am getting star trails when guiding. For instance, I took a 120 second guided and unguided image...and to my surprise the unguided image had round starts but my guided started to get elongation(RA Axis).

I was shocked when I saw that because it really doesn't make any sense. It has to be a setting that I had input correctly for the internal guider. The only thing is that I have been using auto star, so the calibration should have taken care of everything.

Another issue I am thinking of is differential flexure between my guide scope and main imaging scope.

Not sure where to start with this, if anyone has any ideas I am all ears


Deesk06,

This is possibly due to guiding on a hot pixel.

Set the guider to take a dark and see if the issue continues.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'New Pentax Driver Testing' in the forum. 1 month ago

Noideaforaname,

Referring to ypur comment "i switched from an AC Adapter with Battery Dummy to a cigarette lighter adapter with battery dummy."

What exactly is a battery dummy?

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Ekos Autofocus' in the forum. 1 month ago

Astrodd?,

Would you please post your focus settings, I also use a feathertouch focuser and may be able to suggest some setting changes.

Paul

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Werper,

I really don't see this as "experimental", I rely on it so I can get some sleep when the clouds cooperate.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Guide Scope Offset' in the forum. 1 month ago

Dirk,

I don't really see a need for this, you really want to ensure your primary camera is aligned correctly, regardless of where your guide camera is pointing.

If you use the guide camera for alignment any misadjustment over time will cause any setting you have to be unpredictable and unreliable.

Paul

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I have finally solved this issue.

I did a rebuild of indi-qsi today and it is now working.

I did the same thing a few days ago and it still failed, so I assume something has been updated.

Paul

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This is a copy the log file, when QSI camera is replaced with CCD simulator - which does not cause an abort.

Paul

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Added latest log after another git pull on kstars and indi.

kstars/ekos aborts after last line in log.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Nikon_ccd driver crashing' in the forum. 1 month ago

Jerry,

This sounds like the same issue I reported earlier with QSI CCD but I haven't heard anything back.

Paul

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Steve,

What controls the HAT?
Is it something in INDI?

Paul

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Slowlearn,

Can you reprogram the Arduino to swap the ports?

Paul

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