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Alan Mason created a new topic ' Messier 31 - ASI071' in the forum. 1 month ago

Imaged Oct 30-31 with a total of 82x180s subs @-15C, 50gain.

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Eric thanked Alan Mason in topic NGC 281 - STC Duo Narrowband 2 months ago
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Alan Mason created a new topic ' NGC 281 - STC Duo Narrowband' in the forum. 2 months ago

My pacman nebula

Imaged under a 91% illuminated moon this past Sunday night (10/21). All captured with a OSC cooled CMOS ASI071 Pro.

76x300s @-15C

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Alan Mason replied to the topic 'Full astrophotography INDI/Ekos video sessions' in the forum. 2 months ago

I can hear that image capture ding in my sleep...lol Nice videos!

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Alan Mason replied to the topic 'Ekos stand(networked) alone program' in the forum. 2 months ago

Kstars and Ekos work wonderfully together. I doubt that Ekos will ever be a standalone package. Good luck on finding another indi app that will use auto-focusing algorithms and schedule sequences and targets like Ekos will. Kstars is very powerful as well with the HIPS overlays to help with framing. If you use Kstars/Ekos for imaging, then I really dont see the annoyance of going back and forth to different windows. My honest best advice...Adapt to it

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Alan Mason created a new topic ' Cygnus Wall Complex' in the forum. 2 months ago

The Cygnus Wall is an area of the much larger North American Nebula (NGC7000)

This was imaged on October 18 from a friend's house. 36x300s subs with the ASI071MC Pro OSC Camera. The STC Duo Narrowband allowed me to image this object under adverse moonlight conditions.

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Alan Mason replied to the topic 'Speeding up plate solving on RPi 3' in the forum. 2 months ago

avarakin wrote: It is for reference images. I normally image same objects several nights so I use previous night's image as a reference.


Creating a flag in kstars is very useful, then use those RA/DEC values (copy/paste) in your scheduler. I do this to go back night after night, when the weather allows.

Are you offline plate solving? I find it is quicker and I can't really tell the difference in accuracy. Maybe other's have, but in my opinion it works well.

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Alan Mason replied to the topic 'Improving guiding performance' in the forum. 3 months ago

The 2s exposure is a good start as mentioned above. Also, experiment with adjusting the min pulse. It seems with my EQ6-R, there are those smaller pulses that were ignored and the mount would continue to be off in a random direction, and finally it would deviate enough that a larger pulse would send the plot closer to center. I ended up adjusting the minimum pulse to 50ms, and have been very satisfied with the outcome. Another problem I was having was a longer recovery on dithers (never had this problem before 2.9.4 update). Increasing the gain has helped, I've left it at 1.0 for now. I may increase this if the issue gets worse. This seems to be a more aggressive way to get the mount back to center if smaller pulses aren't effective enough over a period of time. (someone correct me if I'm wrong) I have the Stellarvue F50 guidescope along with an ASI290mini camera (50mm, 210mm focal length, 2.85"/pixel)

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Alan Mason replied to the topic 'Re:NanoPi M4' in the forum. 3 months ago

Will stellarmate OS run on this sbc?

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