Brian replied to the topic 'Post your INDI Setup!' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Nice setup!

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Brian thanked Mohamed in topic Post your INDI Setup! 2 weeks ago

Brian replied to the topic 'AstroPiMaker4 script for RPI4 and Ubuntu 20.04' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

HI Alex,
I wanted to try your script but I am getting "This site can’t be reachedd3s68rdjvu5sgr.cloudfront.net’s server IP address could not be found." when I click on the download image link on Github. I tried two browers on both linux and windows with the same result.

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Craig thanked Brian in topic Dither affecting RMS error? 2 months ago

Brian replied to the topic 'Dither affecting RMS error?' in the forum. 2 months ago

I see it here too, settling time seems to have little if any effect.

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Brian replied to the topic 'Update issue with NanoPi-M4 (Armbian) (very serious)' in the forum. 2 months ago

I have the NanoPC-T4 and also run Armbian, I don't understand how you've solved the issue? Can you explain a bit? I run bionic desktop and have noticed the problem you mentioned in the past with a few images. I'd like to know how to fix it if it happens again. Thanks

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Brian replied to the topic 'Any obvious reason the Ekos PA Assistant would INCREASE alignment error?' in the forum. 2 months ago

I didn't notice that before either, but then again I just updated to a nightly yesterday, been using a stable version for quite a while before that. When I tick the flip vector box I get double the error after adjustments at the mount. Leaving it unticked seems to work fine for me.

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Brian replied to the topic 'Any obvious reason the Ekos PA Assistant would INCREASE alignment error?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Similar to you, I polar align with the CEM25P polar scope then use the PAA unless I'm lucky enough to hit sub 1 minute with the polar scope. Occasionally I've had weird numbers like you mention so I end up doing it over and things seem to work fine the second time. When doing the alt/az adjustments to get the star into the cross hairs I have on occasion managed to use too much pressure on a knob and the star really jumps and I'm not always sure which star it was I was actually trying to move. Aligning with the wrong star would definitely not be good for accuracy, Could it be you might have done that?
Did you get similar numbers multiple times?

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Brian replied to the topic 'Zoom call suggestion for code / build env process?' in the forum. 2 months ago

+1 me too

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Brian replied to the topic 'Dark Flats' in the forum. 2 months ago

Maybe I should have said "flat darks". ASTAP calls them flat darks, DSS calls them dark flats. I'm not sure we are on the same page. I take my flats then put the cover on the scope and take my flat darks, all settings the same as my flats, they are just dark. Both flat and flat dark files go into the same directory and I separate them out later, not a big deal, I've been doing it that way for a long time but it would be more polished to just have a flat dark option along with lights, darks, bias and flats in the Ekos capture tab.

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Brian created a new topic ' Dark Flats' in the forum. 2 months ago

In the Ekos capture tab there is a dropdown with selections of lights, darks, flats, and bias frames. I forego bias frames and use dark flats instead. Most stacking software now has provision for using dark flats. Is it a possibility to have dark flats added to Ekos?

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