That's great, now just wait for clear skies then :)
It's a bit boring to have to reconfigure again, but sometimes there will be some changes to the configuration in new versions so it's a good thing to do anyway.

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'How do you work with fits files under linux' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Now you can find my (bad) educational Gimp video here : youtu.be/tgPfUQuXQqc

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Re:guiding: via guider or mount?' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

@TallFurryMan, I have to check that but I don't think I have maximum correction pulses also will try what difference 1 second exposure will make..

Yes, it's interesting, I think it has to do with the WARNING messages I get, and maybe they come from changing direction in Dec ? but it's unclear.
Next time I'm at my obsy I'll check if the guidecam is a bit rotated and therefore the pattern looks tilted..

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'How do you work with fits files under linux' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

So here is my workflow using Gimp,

Open all images you need (RGB) as layers,
When images are loaded select "Image" -> "Mode" -> "RGB" from File menu,
Colorize the layers with corresponding color, mark the Red layer and select "Color" -> "Colorize" -> "Red"
You can do a persistent color scheme to fit your needs.
Then select the green image and do the same, and the same with the blue image.

Now make a copy of the green image, select the green image, press Ctrl+a -> Ctrl+c and the paste (Ctrl+v) over the red image, that creates a new layer you can name to Green.
Then make a copy of the blue image and paste to the newly named Green image, that will also create a new layer you can name Blue.

Now you should have 2 more layers called "Green" "Blue" and the original "Red" image..

Then change the modes of the "Green" and "Blue" (copied) images to "Screen", that will blend the colors so you get a RGB image.

After that move the layers one by one if needed to match the stars.. and as the last step create a new image of visible layers and do some stretching to "dig the objects out"..

Hmmm.. I hope I didn't forgot anything but to be sure I can make a video and put it on youtube.. :) I'll let you know.

Br
/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'guiding: via guider or mount?' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Now I have some more results.. :)
This guiding is 600 seconds at Triangulum galaxy like the others, except the guiding was done via EQMod and boxsize 8, the sky was pretty calm but the guiding shows some strange behavior.
Also there comes a lot of messages in the EQMod mount tab when guiding via EQMod..
....
2018-10-18T19:52:30: [WARNING] Warning: Invalid parameter -> Can not change rate while motor is running (direction differs).
2018-10-18T19:52:19: [WARNING] Warning: Invalid parameter -> Can not change rate while motor is running (direction differs).
2018-10-18T19:52:09: [WARNING] Warning: Invalid parameter -> Can not change rate while motor is running (direction differs).
2018-10-18T19:51:57: [WARNING] Warning: Invalid parameter -> Can not change rate while motor is running (direction differs).
2018-10-18T19:51:45: [WARNING] Warning: Invalid parameter -> Can not change rate while motor is running (direction differs).
2018-10-18T19:50:49: [WARNING] Warning: Invalid parameter -> Can not change rate while motor is running (direction differs).
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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'How do you work with fits files under linux' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I use Gimp 2.10, my workflow is like this,
Open the .fits images as layers,
Stretch images with "Colors" -> "Levels..." and then use the "Input levels" sliders as much as you need,
Then if your images doesn't match you can use one image as a reference and mark other layers as "Difference" and then move the layer as close as you can,
After that select "Screen" for all layers except the reference layer to stack them all..
That's all.. :)
It's also possible to create a color image if you use a filterwheel, it's a bit more complicated but I'm pretty used to that and if you like I can post a workflow.
But I think Siril is a better choice because Gimp can't do a subpixel move on layers..

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Cigar galaxy' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Looks good to me.. :) Congrats!!

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'satellite or plane...' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hmmm, looks like a satellite but because there is 3 strikes and 2 flashes in one of the strikes it's probably a plane, but the "flashes" could be stars ?? I would use SAOImage DS9 and compare to a reference image from DSS to be sure what the "flashes" are.
Just guessing.. :)

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'guiding: via guider or mount?' in the forum. 1 month ago

wvreeven wrote: Have you tried EQMod with box size 8?


I did try that a couple of days ago but I think the sky was too unstable, that made the star jump around too much and made box size too small to keep the star in place, but I'll try that next time clouds go away and post the result.

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'guiding: via guider or mount?' in the forum. 1 month ago

My EQ8 guides better via Lodestar than EQMod, so here is my result from this evening.
Best guiding for me is via Lodestar and ST4 and guiding with box size 8, the second best guiding is via Lodestar and box size 16 and the 3'rd best is guiding via EQMod, the difference is not very big and it doesn't show any difference in my images.

Br,
/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'eKOS DSLR problem after switching cameras' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi there..

You can change the values like this..

Install the "sqlitebrowser" (with GUI)

Run the command ; sqlitebrowser .local/share/kstars/userdb.sqlite
In tab "Database Structure" open the table "Tables"
Mark the table "dslr"
Press "Modify Table"
Change the values in "Width" and "Height"
Press "OK"
After that press the "Write Changes" and then Exit..

That can be done in a oneliner too but I'm not sure how to do that.. not yet anyway..

Br
/Markku

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