Rafa Barberá replied to the topic 'Desktop Pager in SM 1.7.2 64bit' in the forum. 1 week ago

I'm on the same situation. Also the network / Bluetooth icons are duplicated. Ones with "old looking" icons and the newer ones with a more stylised look. I can't get rid of them with the Panels configuration menu

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Rafa Barberá replied to the topic 'Automation' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

You can do almost this with the Scheduler module.

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Not exactly what you are looking for, but I think that it will be a fine solution (I'm using one since 6 months ago, and I'm delighted)

shop.astrojolo.com/astrolink-4-pi/

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Rafa Barberá replied to the topic 'Dead lock after meridian flip' in the forum. 2 months ago

I've experienced a similar situation last night. After the mount (HEQ5) finished the meridian flip, I tried to recenter the target objetc, but I was not performing gotos on the align module. Well, in fact it was performing gotos but only 3 or 5 arcsec at time (I've a big cone error and after the flip, my target was off but about 1/2deg). I interrupted the schedule, manually go to a distant object on the same side of the meridian and restarted the scheduler. It continued until the end of the night.

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Rafa Barberá replied to the topic 'IC1805 Mosaic' in the forum. 2 months ago

Well done Brent!. It's a same that the nights are so short now, it will accept more exposure for each frame ;)

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I'm using regularly a ASI533MC on Astroberry (32bits raspian based distro) without problems. Now I'm running a nightly from a two weeks ago and I've tested it successfully: the camera respond to temperature control, I can use different exposure times and the camera receives more light with more exposure (is day time here). It download the images and show it on the FITS viewer. So, for me is working as expected.

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Rafa Barberá replied to the topic 'measure of the background' in the forum. 2 months ago

We are not changing the exposure on a sequence. We keep the same exposure during the transit. So it's important to be aware of the starting point and the variation on air mass during the session.

Regarding the 3D / star tool.... it's a pretty tool almost unusable to analyse stars on smaller computers (like a raspbery pi). To loot at the saturation, you only need the peak value. If you want to show a graph, It will be infinitely more useful a simple 2D cut through the centroid of the brighter star inside the selected region. This will be easier to interpret that a full 3D graph that you need to rotate: you will see immediately if you have reached the saturation point (star profile flattened on top) of ir the maximum is only a hot pixel and you still have room for more exposure.

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I'm also with option 1. All the other "helper GUI" options will be almost as daunting as the "raw text" approach for the casual user. I like the idea to keep the legacy mode for casual users and a raw text option for users that will need a more complex naming structure. The raw text has an additional advantage: you can easily cut & paste format specifications, so you can post them on forums or share it with your colleagues. Using this raw specification, a live sample text with the path produced with the current format, will be welcomed,

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Rafa Barberá replied to the topic 'measure of the background' in the forum. 2 months ago

After playing around with this option on a recent nightly, I think that we have missed the opportunity to create a more versatile tool. Yes, I know that Morelli don't need it because he is only concerned about backgrounds, but the full statistics (min / max / average... etc) will be very useful for other use cases.

For example, we observe a lot of exoplanet light curves. Those events are many hours long, so the atmospheric extinction is an issue: if you start observing when the star is low and then it climbs to almost the zenith during the event, you need to now the exposure values to start with. On those situation it will be very useful to know the max value on a little box around the observed star at the beginning of the session. This way we can adjust our exposure to ensure that it will not saturate on the rest of the night.

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Most recent build is not working with CCD Simulator

[ org.kde.kstars.indi] - CCD Simulator : "[ERROR] FITS Error: could not allocate memory "

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Rafa Barberá replied to the topic 'Announcing StellarSolver 2.0' in the forum. 3 months ago

Very bad weather until now.... but it's not clear to me what's happening here. Yesterday I return to the "R it's the best focus channel" scenario without changing anything on my Ekos configuration.

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