Michael Hamilton replied to the topic 'PHD2 can't be used as guider in KStars 3.4.3' in the forum. 12 hours 39 minutes ago

Hey Paul,

Yep I like the drift align feature too. But usually I am time poor when imaging from my backyard so I polar align with SharpCap and a DIY "polemaster" . This takes literally less than 5 minutes and gives me 0.6 arc sec/px guiding which for my mount is as good as I ever get.
I will use drift aligning if I am imaging for a few days as it is worth the time invested and is pretty satisfying to get it spot on.
I was just amazed how much better the internal guider was, mind you the last time I attempted to use it was over 2 yrs ago. As you say EKOS refinements have really made KStars really easy to use.
It does need a feature that controls the weather though! :)
Mike

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Michael Hamilton replied to the topic 'PHD2 can't be used as guider in KStars 3.4.3' in the forum. 12 hours 49 minutes ago

Hi JCJ,

If you are using a Pi with Ubuntu just put this in the terminal window and it will download and update your version to the latest nightly build.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/indinightly
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding gsc
If you want to return to a stable version the instructions are here including the instrctions for other versions of linux
indilib.org/get-indi/download-ubuntu.html

Mike

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Michael Hamilton replied to the topic 'PHD2 can't be used as guider in KStars 3.4.3' in the forum. 15 hours 47 minutes ago

Hi, This happened to me about 3 nights ago. However, since loading the most recent nightly build, (I was using the previous nightly) it is back to normal. I had attributed it to a slightly different start up than I usually do and ended up using the internal guider )after several attempts to connect my mount) which I have to say was very good and made me wonder why I was using PhD2. Thanks to all who contributed to the improvements in the internal guider!!
Tonight I am back to PhD2 and it is all working as expected. Try loading the latest nightly build and hopefully you will have the same result.

Mike

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Michael Hamilton created a new topic ' Starters Guide to ASI294MC Pro' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi All,
I have written a short guide to starting up with this camera containing my insights from over a years use. I have attached it as a text file. All I can say is this workflow works for me and also give solutions to common problems I have encountered. My apologies, all the calibration and processing tips are using Pixinsight. I have put links to useful tutorials and on line resources.
It is an excellent value camera but sometimes can cause frustration in new users. Hence the guide. This is not an ultimate guide so contribute on this thread if you have found problems but have found interesting workarounds.

Cheers

Mike

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Michael Hamilton replied to the topic 'ASI 294 color balance?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi All,
I have written a short guide to starting up with this camera containing my insights from over a years use. I have attached it as a file. All I can say is this workflow works for me and also give solutions to common problems I have encountered. My apologies all the calibration and processing tips are using Pixinsight. I have put links to useful tutorials and on line resources.
It is an excellent value camera but sometimes can cause frustration in new users. Hence the guide.

Cheers

Mike

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Spot on!
Let us know how you get on.

Mike

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Hi Dave

The code that I sent through (see email with attachment) does have those changes already.

Cheers

Mike

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