Hy,

Thanks! I never noticed the pencil icon! This opens up a whole new world... lol!

I'm returning home from my travels this Sunday and hope to try out 3.5.5 and increasing the guide star parameter. Will let you know how it works.

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'Guide camera darks seem confused' in the forum. 3 days ago

Interesting... I had assumed that I have a connection problem, but maybe not. I'm going to give 3.5.5 beta a shot... but if it continues to give me issues, I'll revert to my 3.5.3 stable.

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'Guide camera darks seem confused' in the forum. 5 days ago

Ricardo,

Did your alignment screen look like the attached image? This happened to me for the first time after upgrading to 3.5.4.

Ron Ricardo,

Did your alignment screen look like the attached image? This happened to me for the first time after upgrading to 3.5.4.

Ron

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Wolfgang,

Where is the minimal pixel size of guiding stars found? I only see where I can modify the SEP Profile by general size of the stars.

Thanks,

Ron

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Wolfgang,

I'm sure you're correct. I guess the darks didn't work. Perhaps I'll try selecting only using "mid-sized stars" for guiding.

Ron

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Wolfgang,

I posted the log earlier in the thread. As was discussed earlier, it might have found a hot pixel... but I was using darks. It's been difficult over the last few weeks to test because of lack of clear skies.

I'm currently traveling, but will try again once I get a clear night.

Ron

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Wolfgang,

That is not how mine works... it never aborts the job. I had a couple of hours of failed guiding with aborted capture, but the sequence never aborted... so no re-alignment.

Ron

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I've had the exact same issue. I thought when guiding lost the stars, it would stop capture and attempt to restart guiding. If it failed a certain amount of times, it would abort the job and behave according to the scheduler's instructions for restarting the job.

The way it works now, I never get an aborted job... so what's the point of schedule instructions? So when it finally starts capturing again, I'm not on the object any longer because of drift. The realignment step is very important to my process.

Thanks,

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'Focus routine not working' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I'm not an expert, but there were a lot of improvements in the autofocus process with version 3.5.4. Prior to this version, I had a lot of trouble with polynomial focusing (same as your experience) and had to use linear to make it work. Under 3.5.4 I have not had any problems with autofocus and it is very fast.

Ron

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Yes, it's set to default. Perhaps I'll try mid-sized starts.

Thanks,

Ron

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Wolfgang,

Yes, I use darks when using the internal guider. Maybe I eliminate the gain setting. I've purchased a new guide camera (ASI290) to replace my ASI120. I'm beginning to suspect that the camera is part of the problem.

I've always used PHD2 until a couple of weeks ago. I suspected that I was having communication problems between PHD2 and EKOS, which was causing some guiding problems. Since moving to the internal guider, my results are much better.

Thank you,

1st Ron

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