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Keith Cobby replied to the topic '[SOLVED] Cannot take Flats with ZWO camera' in the forum. 4 hours 42 minutes ago

Just a quick suggestion; don't have your light source too bright. Keep it nice and low and the exposures will be long enough for the camera to adjust to the desired ADU.

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Keith Cobby replied to the topic '[SOLVED] Cannot take Flats with ZWO camera' in the forum. 2 days ago

I too had a similar issue but since updating to nightly build and updating as mentioned in this post all is ok.

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Helge thanked Keith Cobby in topic ASI Camera - Gain/Offset/x-Bit 5 months ago
Keith Cobby replied to the topic 'ASI Camera - Gain/Offset/x-Bit' in the forum. 5 months ago

For guiding I think the camera settings all come down to matching a gain with the guide image interval. 1 sec is probably a good choice. I use the ASI 120 for guiding on a little 50mm f4 guide scope and keep it at its Unity setting. If you're struggling then maybe Bin the capture image and or create a master dark for subtraction.
For focusing with the ASI 071, as Jasem mentioned earlier in the thread, avoid saturating/saturated stars. At F6.25 you shouldn't have too many focus problems. The odd super bright one won't be selected for focusing so pay attention to the median brightest stars as focus candidates. The auto process works very nicely. You can always check with a Bahtinov mask as a confidence booster.

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Keith Cobby replied to the topic 'Live Preview - ASI1600MM-Cooled via RPi' in the forum. 10 months ago

Any development happened in this area?

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Keith Cobby replied to the topic 'Built in guider won't calibrate' in the forum. 10 months ago

No rlancaste. I'm saying the Drift Graphic was a flat line, the Drift Plot showed no motion at all (didn't try to zoom previously) and the RMS fields were xxx out. All works super fine now.

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Keith Cobby replied to the topic 'Built in guider won't calibrate' in the forum. 10 months ago

Upgraded via PPA moments ago; Guiding Calibration and Auto Guide works fine. I also notice the Drift Graphics, Drift Plot and RMS fields are now dynamic which wasn't the case earlier.

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Keith Cobby replied to the topic 'Built in guider won't calibrate' in the forum. 10 months ago

I just tried the Guiding using a Simulator setup, clicked on the Guide button, Ekos went through all the RA and DEC calibration, completed and guides continuously as expected.

The only thing different I did was manually select a star not Auto.

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Keith Cobby replied to the topic 'Built in guider won't calibrate' in the forum. 10 months ago

FWIW:
Does the mount actually move when the RA Forward action is sent
May try calibrating on the ecliptic to avoid issues closer to the celestial pole
Increase the minimum pulses maybe
Is the FITs folder location receiving the first image ok

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Keith Cobby replied to the topic '[SOLVED] Rigel nStep - Can not SET Focuser Speed?' in the forum. 11 months ago

Hi PK,

In all honesty I will personally not buy a Rigel Focuser again. It's not anything to do with Ekos (I've actually not tested it throughly for a while, been using a Bahtinov mask). For me the less than acceptable quality and poor design of the mounting bracket, their Windows and EQMod bias and a frighteningly poor support experience sealed their fate in my eyes. This is my opinion based on my experiences only.

I cannot therefore offer a recommendation, sorry.

Keith

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Keith Cobby replied to the topic 'KStars Video Documentation?' in the forum. 1 year ago

Topic suggestion - Trouble shooting, creating and exporting error logs

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Keith Cobby replied to the topic 'indi_asi_ccd crashing' in the forum. 1 year ago

Double check suggestion - you've updated both the RPi and the laptop.

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Keith Cobby replied to the topic 'Flat Calibration failing to find a valid exposure time' in the forum. 1 year ago

Are you being a little too optimistic to reach 40,000 ADU on a flat? (I presume you are going for low gain). Can I suggest you review test histograms at 10,000 - 30,000 ADU. Tolerance of +/- 500 should be fine when you get your ADU target. You can easily take more images if you're worried about getting enough signal.

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Keith Cobby replied to the topic 'Live Preview - ASI1600MM-Cooled via RPi' in the forum. 1 year ago

Was out in the field two nights ago to capture an ISS Lunar Transit (final image attached). All set up and attempted another Live Preview from the ASI1600MM-Cooled, this time with the mount and camera using direct USB to laptop, but still no luck. (FYI: ASI120MM was fine in this setup).

Undeterred I disconnected the ASI1600 in the Indi Control Panel and switched to using Planetary Imager (Mount control remained via Ekos). Got a reasonably steady stream of 5 FPS at 16-bit recorded as .ser on the laptop.

Can anything be done to improve the Live Preview with high resolution images? If the .ser file is saved to Local would that help the preview? I presume the preview window is a low res copy of the frames being saved?

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Keith Cobby created a new topic ' Live Preview - ASI1600MM-Cooled via RPi' in the forum. 1 year ago

Can anyone offer an insight?

I'm not having much success getting my ASI1600MM-Cooled to Live Preview when connected through my 'chained' RPi's. Long exposure imaging is fine with no problems but Live Preview just doesn't produce any stream nor save .ser file. The Live Preview Window stays dark, no FPS is displayed, I click record on/off and it says no frames taken, no frames saved.

It works perfectly with a direct USB connection via local host but doesn't when connected through the remote host.

Note: on the same rig my ASI120MM Guide Camera works great on the remote host, through the same chained RPi's.

If anyone has a similar setup I'd be grateful for your thoughts.

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