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by GregL
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: FITs file header
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: FITs file header

Robin, I have crashed into this problem with my own attempts to use the Batch Preprocessing in PixInsight. I have enjoyed using your utility for creating master flats and darks for my QHY cameras and filters. But for some reason, neither file renames nor 'custom' allows me to use this script with yo...
by GregL
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY183c TEC problems with Sharpcap 3.2
Replies: 25
Views: 1852

Re: QHY183c TEC problems with Sharpcap 3.2

Sorry about that. I should probably just run with the extra diagnostics enabled until all this settles out. Clouding up and rain in the forecast -- again.

greg
by GregL
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY183c TEC problems with Sharpcap 3.2
Replies: 25
Views: 1852

Re: QHY183c TEC problems with Sharpcap 3.2

Installed new version, looked promising and then got a response while focusing my 183m -- temp -5010.3C. And the program hung... sigh.

greg

Am attaching the logs from the session. Abended the program doing an exposure calc -- shifted to 100 second exposure and nothing happened after that .
by GregL
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Filter Number in FITS header
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Filter Number in FITS header

Robin,

Glad you are having fun... brings back memories of writing this sort of code myself. But that was a long time ago and it was a mix of Vax Macro-32 and C/Basic. Gave it up when I retired. Now I am just a grumpy ex-techie...

g
by GregL
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Filter Number in FITS header
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Filter Number in FITS header

Robin, Here is the log from my last captures -- a set of five groups of L, R, G, B, Ha. Used the exposure calc for L, R, Ha was a guess based on the L. Process was to select filter from the list, run captures, change tot he next filter, repeat. Clouds were closing in so I was a bit rushed. The filte...
by GregL
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Filter Number in FITS header
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Filter Number in FITS header

Robin,

No, they don't. The grid just shows 'filter 1', etc. What is funny about this is that if I look at 'properties' for the filterwheel in 'settings', all the filters are named correctly. As an aside, is there any commercial filterwheel with the number of slots allotted in the grid?

greg
by GregL
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Filter Number in FITS header
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Filter Number in FITS header

Robin, A couple of days ago I did a series of exposures with LRGB and Ha filters. The filter wheel is a QHYCFW3, the names of the filters are defined to ASCOM and are visible through a number of different programs. What I find is that the FIT header on the image file and the camera settings file in ...
by GregL
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY183M flat capture takes forever
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: QHY183M flat capture takes forever

Thanks, Robin. Am attaching the logfile from yesterday. Nice and cool this morning so going to take another run at it. Note - I reran things this morning, this time the whole set of filters generated flats in less than an hour. The 'L' that took forever was really quick. Am running a 'dark' right no...
by GregL
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY183M flat capture takes forever
Replies: 3
Views: 217

QHY183M flat capture takes forever

I just switched my camera compliment around and put my 183c on the Z61 refractor and the 183m with the new and just fully populated filter wheel on my VRC6. Ran dark and flat capture for the 183c/Z61 -- seemed reasonable. The darks took forever but not unreasonable as I was using 120sec exposures. T...
by GregL
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Saving sky limited exposure calculations
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Saving sky limited exposure calculations

Thanks. I will try that select process again next time the sky clears. But the thing I was asking about is a way to save the calculations that are so nicely displayed in those graphs. I know the end values are set in the software and will be in the camera settings report in 'capture'. But for future...