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by ColinR
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Combining dark frames with different black points
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Combining dark frames with different black points

Hi Robin, Thanks for your reply. I will look at my Pixinsight and see how this could be done. Otherwise, when adding to my dark files library I will record the Black Point as well as the other exposure and temperature data. Thanks again. Colin PS Making good use of Smart Histogram and Brain, (I hope...
by ColinR
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Combining dark frames with different black points
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Combining dark frames with different black points

I have two sets of dark frames both at 180s Gain300. However one has a Black Point of zero and the other a BP of 10. Can I combine these into one larger file for my Dark library?

Colin
by ColinR
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Brain and High Dynamic Range targets
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Brain and High Dynamic Range targets

Once again Robin, thank you very much - Fantastic product.

Colin
by ColinR
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Brain and High Dynamic Range targets
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Brain and High Dynamic Range targets

Hi, There is something I might not be getting with Smart Histogram's Brain. If Brain gives the best equivalents for exposure based on the background sky, how does that square with the need to have exposure blending with high dynamic range targets. For example M42 really needs two exposures, (maybe e...
by ColinR
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: File numbering
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: File numbering

Thanks for that Dave. Will try and do likewise!
by ColinR
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: File numbering
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: File numbering

Thanks to Turfpit and Robin for your swift responses. I now fully understand that it is not possible to have continuous file numbering. Turfpit, I have been doing exactly as you suggest but I keep forgetting to change the prefix! For example, I recently overwrote two imaging sessions loosing 15 of m...
by ColinR
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: File numbering
Replies: 5
Views: 154

File numbering

Having searched the forum unsuccessfully for an answer, I ask: Is it possible to turn on consecutive file numbering? For example when the last image file in a folder is say, Capture_0030.fits, the next folder's first image is named Capture_0031.fits, instead of reverting back to Capture_00001.fits? ...
by ColinR
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Focuser Goto Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Focuser Goto Issue

Robin,

Thanks again.

Colin
by ColinR
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Focuser Goto Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Focuser Goto Issue

Thanks Robin, I will ensure the focus scan routine has completed and that I have max or min, (whichever is appropriate), on the curve line.

Just one more thing, (Watched too many episodes of Columbo!), can I STOP the scan if the numbers are going the wrong way, (passed the peak/trough)?

Colin
by ColinR
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Focuser Goto Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Focuser Goto Issue

Hi Robin, Thanks for that. I think that I have been too earlier with invoking the focuser GoTo, the 20 measurements, (three at at a time), were underway and I did not click Stop. However, I'm not getting the focuser to GoTo the Best Number or Best Position. Any thoughts? (I used the Bahtinov mask an...