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by astrnmr
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Save Individual Frames as FITS
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Re: Save Individual Frames as FITS

Under settings, there is an option to save images as FITS as well as save video files as SER or AVI. Select which options you want and then apply and restart.
by astrnmr
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: ASI1600MM cool Flats problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Re: ASI1600MM cool Flats problem

I always set my preferred format to FITS. Then it opens in all the programs but PS, but at least it works.
by astrnmr
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Zoom Feature
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Zoom Feature

Can you add a magnifying zoom option? Would be nice to have something that allows you to zoom a small area or look around the image. Just create a simple box that can be defined as X percent pixel zoom.
by astrnmr
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC891
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

Re: NGC891

Thank you both for the comments. I was quite impressed with the 1600OSC and the ability to obtain such detail in short exposures.
by astrnmr
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Beginners help
Replies: 20
Views: 3468

Re: Beginners help

Lets start from scratch, which telescope and camera are you using? How do you have the camera attached? 1. First thing to do is ensure that you have enough backfocus for the camera and telescope combination you have. If you don't have enough back focus or inward focus, you won't see much of anything...
by astrnmr
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: SC 3.0 Automatic Flats use in imaging?
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Re: SC 3.0 Automatic Flats use in imaging?

Had a question about the flats. When I capture flats at 2xBin, it always shows a green light when the flats are in the proper range of exposure, however, at 1xBin, it always says less than 10% pixels outside range. When I attempt to adjust exposure, it does not change. Any suggestion as to why at 2x...
by astrnmr
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: Info stacking
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

Re: Info stacking

I have found that if you are dropping a lot of frames, it is usually due to one of the settings being off. Most often it is the noise filter size. It's usually set for .5. If you increase that to 1 or 2, it will help weed out bad pixels and alignment goes much smoother.
by astrnmr
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.
Replies: 21
Views: 3908

Re: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.

I have noticed that this issue isn't just with the minitower but with the iEQ45-GTN. It locks up SC causing me to force a shutdown and restart of the the software. I have found that MaximDL/CCD seems to handle the iOptron ASCOM drivers rather well but all other programs lock up. I am going to assume...
by astrnmr
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Solar and Lunar Imaging
Topic: Avoiding Bright Spaces on the Sun
Replies: 4
Views: 2183

Re: Avoiding Bright Spaces on the Sun

The two areas that are bright are due to over exposure/glare in that region. Simply lower the exposure settings until the entire surface is displayed nicely in the view. You can always increase exposure in PS or other processing programs, but you cannot decrease something that is over exposed. I alw...
by astrnmr
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC891
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

NGC891

Object: NGC891 - Edge on Galaxy in Andromeda Date(s): 08/31/2017 Location: Duenweg, MO Sky: Clear Bortle Sky: 5 Telescope: Explore Scientific ES102 Triplet Air-Spaced Refractor Camera: ASI1600MC-Cooled Filter Wheel: NA Filters: NA Exposure: 60 x 60s Reducer/Correctors: NA Mount: iOptron iEQ45-GTN Gu...