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by BlackWikkett
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mosaics from Live Stack
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Mosaics from Live Stack

Thanks Dave! Forgot to mention I used EQMOSAIC http://eq-mod.sourceforge.net/mosaic/ a long with Stellarium oculars plugin. This allows planning and sending goto commands to the mount with the desired amount of overlap percentage for the individual panels. EQMOSAIC is a stand alone app that does not...
by BlackWikkett
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mosaics from Live Stack
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Mosaics from Live Stack

Hi All It's been a while since I've posted anything. I've had a long string of bad weather and good weather when I couldn't take advantage of it. I recently had an unprecedent 5 clear nights in a row from 11-16 through 11-21. I was able to capture over 50 objects via Live stacking. To see all the im...
by BlackWikkett
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Update won't work
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: Update won't work

Make sure you have the latest ZWO driver also. https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/software-drivers
-Chris
by BlackWikkett
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Making longer flat exposures with ASI294MC Pro: ADU or histogram?
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Making longer flat exposures with ASI294MC Pro: ADU or histogram?

Hi All, I've been using the ASI294MC Pro for quite a while now, almost exclusively with SharpCap and live stacking. I've done extensive testing and have found a quick repeatable process for creating flats via the SC flats tool. I make sure to have the smart histogram on and aim to get the simulate l...
by BlackWikkett
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Altair Cameras
Topic: GPCAM2 290C Dropping Frames
Replies: 22
Views: 3434

Re: GPCAM2 290C Dropping Frames

Hi,

Besides disabling C-States in BIOS have you considered disabling USB selective suspend in Windows power management (Advanced settings)
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-Chris
by BlackWikkett
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: New Person Question: Successful Polar Alignment- Next Step?
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: New Person Question: Successful Polar Alignment- Next Step?

Hi Brian1973, If you unlocked the clutches of the RA axis while you where polar aligning to complete the 90 degree rotation. You'll now need to set your mount back to zero position. For most mounts this is RA centered with counter weight down scope up. The reason your go to was so far off was the mo...
by BlackWikkett
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can't Plate Solve with Hyperstar
Replies: 19
Views: 1739

Re: Can't Plate Solve with Hyperstar

Hi Jimmy James, The information you shard is true. You're not changing any FOV settings but have in effect changed the FOV of images captured with Hyperstar. You now need to make sure your AstroTortilla install has the correct index files to cover the wider FOV. You'll need to run the installer for ...
by BlackWikkett
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Imaging Jupiter: Lots of dots in my images
Replies: 13
Views: 1382

Re: Imaging Jupiter: Lots of dots in my images

Looks like Dave has done everything I would have done and provided you with some processing guide lines to follow and tweak as needed. Thanks Dave! Good luck processing!

-Chris
by BlackWikkett
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Imaging Jupiter: Lots of dots in my images
Replies: 13
Views: 1382

Re: Imaging Jupiter: Lots of dots in my images

Candiman, Bortle 5 is fine but was more referring to seeing conditions or atmospheric turbulence. Here's some astronomy weather sites that provide information. https://www.astrospheric.com/ https://clearoutside.com/ https://www.meteoblue.com/en/weather/outdoorsports/seeing To share the .ser file you...
by BlackWikkett
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Imaging Jupiter: Lots of dots in my images
Replies: 13
Views: 1382

Re: Imaging Jupiter: Lots of dots in my images

Hi Candieman, First thing I'd say is verify your focus on a star with whatever you normally use. Next I'd verify seeing at your observing location. Last I'd ask if you would share the SER file and give us a crack at processing your data. This is the quickest way to get a sanity check on your process...