Stephane replied to the topic 'NGC-7380 / The wizard Nebula' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

ok so you have 2 issues, collimation and focus, I would say that you need to get the collimation spot on or you'll be chasing your own tail for the focus.
A quick search on Google starizona.com/tutorial/collimating-a-schmidt-cassegrain/

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Stephane created a new topic ' M82' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

M82
120x 60s lights
120x 60s dark
120x bias
using clear glass
Atik 314L+
NO tracking


I'm not that happy with the end result, it seems that I may have forgotten a step in the pixinsight work.

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Stephane replied to the topic 'Kstars 3.5.0 OSx' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

it just crashed again and messed up the coordinates again, they swapped. I will see if there is a log file...

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Stephane replied to the topic 'Kstars 3.5.0 OSx' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Kstars 3.5.0 has been very stable, I was about to put a post about it and then I kid you not 30 sec after I thought about the stability the all thing went batshitcrazy on me. Very spooky.
First time this actual error happened ever. I fixed it after figuring it out, and I'm running 2 sessions now.

One thing that's not quite working well is the guiding, I think I may have a log and will post it another timer, something about exposure timeout.

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Stephane replied to the topic 'NGC-7380 / The wizard Nebula' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

hello Mohamed,

I think this is defo out of focus, have you checked your backfocus? Are you at the right distance for your camera?

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Stephane replied to the topic 'Kstars 3.5.0 OSx' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Somehow, the latitude and longitude got swapped I think...

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Stephane replied to the topic 'Kstars 3.5.0 OSx' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I may have figured it out...
Compared 2 locations in Germany, mine and another place, check this out.

Another place not mine



Mine

it looks like I've been beamed to the equator...

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Stephane replied to the topic 'Kstars 3.5.0 OSx' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Something very odd just happened. Kstars crashed for no apparent reasons, on restarting it my sky orientation is 100% wrong.


Usually Polaris is way up and not near the horizon for me...

Is there a way to reset this?

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Stephane replied to the topic 'Kstars 3.5.0 OSx' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I have tried both, there is something odd going on.
To reproduce what I've noticed:
start Kstars then click in the following order
View > Full Screen Mode (first option) (it goes full screen)



View > Exit Full Screen (second option) (it goes back to normal)


View > Exit Full Screen Mode (first option) (it goes back to normal)


View > Exit Full Screen (second option) (it goes back to normal)


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Stephane replied to the topic 'Kstars 3.5.0 OSx' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

What's the difference between the two "full screen" options?



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Stephane replied to the topic 'Current MacOS Build?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

AirBourn wrote: Any traction on a latest-n-greatest MacOS build? Beta 3.5.0?


www.indilib.org/forum/development/7950-kstars-3-5-0-osx.html

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