Mohamed thanked Paul in topic Re:Best practice sequence 2 weeks ago

Paul replied to the topic 'Re:Best practice sequence' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Mohamed,
I have a friend that does astrophotography with an Alt-Az mounted telescope and he achieves quite a bit but all done with lots of 30 second shots.
He does not guide, and throws out and failed shots, and I think you may need to do the same.
In the long term equatorially mounted is far better.
Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Meridian flip on capture page' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Wouter,
I apoligise if it seems like I am going over an old topic.
I am not complaining about the functionality of the meridian flip in any way.
My problem is I optionally want to be able to have a different setting for each object as it used to do and for it to default to the setting on the mount if I don't.
Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Meridian flip on capture page' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

ouioui01,
Yes, I know it has been moved to the mount control, however, that then becomes a global setting with no way to override it that I have found.
My interest is in optionally overriding the mount setting when imaging individual objects.
Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Dark Flats' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Brain,
What you are asking is not clear - to me anyway.
Ekos is about collecting the data not processing it.
Are you asking that a master dark is automatically subtracted from each flat before being saved?
Paul

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Paul created a new topic ' Meridian flip on capture page' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I have just been building a new Raspberry Pi INDI set up and I have noticed that the meridian flip no longer appears on the capture page.
This was a useful feature for me as I could change the time of a flip or in fact whether it would actually flip based on the objtect I was imaging.
For objects that go overhead this needs to happen but for objects in the far north or south it can be delayed or not required at all.
I am I missing soemthing here?
Paul



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Paul replied to the topic 'Re-alignment in Scheduler - is it possible?' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Robusto,

What are you using for guiding?

Paul

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Rene thanked Paul in topic Question about mount medilling 4 weeks ago

Paul replied to the topic 'Question about mount medilling' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Rene,

It definately needs to be done after polar alignment as any ajustsmemts to the alignment will invalidate the model and it needs to be redone.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Building a model for the Losmandy Gemini 2' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Magnus,

I find the initial goto varies a lot depending on various factors but following a synch it is generally much better, probably as accurate as you find.
I also find the alignment usually takes 5 or more steps to get to a final position.
If I build a good model I find it is much more accurate with goto but as I usually cold start I would need to do it frequently.
It is interesting to hear about it deciding to go somewhere odd after the plate solve, it maybe something similar I am experiencing.
There are two things I do when something like that happens, park the mount and cold start, but maybe it is something other than the mount getting corrupted, like you I am unsure and generally do not want to spend time trying to understand it properly - clear nights are a rare treat lately.
Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Building a model for the Losmandy Gemini 2' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Magnus,

By building a model I was hoping the goto's would be more accurate, even though it works reasonably well.
Some of the mount abilities are also more reliable with an accurate model.

I have not really tracked down the mount random pointing issues as they happen only rarely (and it has been a long run of cloudy weather lately), but I don't get them when I do everything through the hand controller and build a model.
My belief was that the mount was becoming confused but now I am thinking the INDI model is getting confused.
But then again I rarely do visual so maybe I just don't spend enough time doing things with the hand controller.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Building a model for the Losmandy Gemini 2' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I have a further thoughts on this.
As the INDI alignment module only does a Synch with the Losmandy Gemin, Does it do a Synch when 'Slew to Target' is used?
I assume it does if a synch has not already been done.
If the build a mount model is used, does it or can it be configured to send an 'alignment' command or 'synch', if not the first time, to actually update the mount model?
Paul

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cs pmneo ,

Does it capture the focus image at full resolution?
Also, if you have it set to use another filter for focusing, then it must select it first, and after go to the required filter.

Paul

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As I understand it, it looks at the image just captured and determines the HFR before deciding to a fucus run.
I assume, if the next image is through another filter it should change to that filter first.
If the change on new filter option or after time options are selected then the above checking is not required.
Paul

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