Dean replied to the topic 'Standalone Live Stack' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

build works now! but docker_compose up bonks...
I am setting
- ./data/input:/livestack/input
to
- /home/stellarmate/Pictures:/livestack/input
and I use an ASI533MC Pro (OSC)





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Dean replied to the topic 'Standalone Live Stack' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

that is an absurdly long to build almost anything! thanks for the heads up. I will hang in there.

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Dean replied to the topic 'Standalone Live Stack' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

LiveStack looks very promising and I would like to give it a try on my pi 4B+.
I installed docker (v20.10.1 build 831ebea) with curl and docker-compose (v1.27.4) with pip3.
I'm running into an issue during the docker-compose build



Aborting and retrying does not seem to do anything further.

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Dean replied to the topic 'Re:NGC 891 - looking to advance' in the forum. 1 month ago

good news on flats! I received my new ASI533MC Pro, took some shots of the Flaming Star Nebula,
took flats, bias and darks. Flats were done with the LED panel on low dim sitting on top of 3 layers of t-shirt cloth
fitted into a small embroidery hoop with scope pointed vertically. I was able to match flats with same gain,
offset and temperature as the other series: flat exposure was 0.14 sec. No banding and so easy to do!

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Dean replied to the topic 'NGC 891 - looking to advance' in the forum. 1 month ago

thank-you Magnus. I will give the dark flats a try.

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Dean replied to the topic 'NGC 891 - looking to advance' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Magnus,

I tried capturing flats in two ways but am not satisfied with the results:
1) point the scope vertically with several squares of white paper over the extended dewshield of my William Optics GT71
at an overhead LED rectangular panel in my laundry room. Run Ekos to automate the exposure time in the capture module.
When I do this, there is some kind of periodic interference pattern that shows up as horizontal banding and a very short exposure time.
2) similar to 1) but point the uncovered end of the dewshield flat against a laptop display of a white image and similar
banded results and short exposure time
3) I went back to scheme 1) and manually set the exposure time to 1 sec after trial and error. Attached is a sample as
seen in ASIFitsView

I use one of the Siril scripts to automate processing my OSC lights against bias, flats and darks. When I use these
flats, I see minor noise reduction improvement in my final processed lights.

I have a USB dimmable LED tracing pad from amazon coming today ( tinyurl.com/y36c6gev ) to try out. I plan
on using a small diameter embroidery hoop with white t-shirt fabric to diffuse the LED light.

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Dean created a new topic ' NGC 891 - looking to advance' in the forum. 1 month ago

9+ hrs integration of OSC November captures aligned and stacked with Siril, processed with
StarTools.
picture-75e7140ac146224088fa7eba3fade4ab-thumbnail-427x214.jpg

I am new to capturing flats, and struggling, so not included with this integration.
I would greatly appreciate C&C. Thank-you!

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Dean replied to the topic 'Pelican ic5070 in SHO (5h 35min)' in the forum. 1 month ago

wow! very nice image!

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