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by mAnKiNd
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Not Currently Planned
Topic: Record Focal Length with images
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Re: Record Focal Length with images

Hi Howard, that's really interesting about the 19% change due to the filter glass thickness! Also, nice creative way to insert a note into your capture file, I use an ASCOM filter wheel so I don't have that option...hmmm! :) I posted another thread about inserting a notes section for the live stack,...
by mAnKiNd
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M45 - Pleiades/Seven Sisters | SC 3.1 Livestack 255x30s QHY183C L-PRO Esprit80 f/5 AVX PI PS | 14/01/2018 | Minos K
Replies: 11
Views: 2062

Re: M45 - Pleiades/Seven Sisters | SC 3.1 Livestack 255x30s QHY183C L-PRO Esprit80 f/5 AVX PI PS | 14/01/2018 | Minos K

Here you go Dave! :) Yes, unguided, used PHD2 to create a PEC curve with celestron's PECTOOL software using the scope itself to guide instead of a guide camera. [QHY183C] Debayer Preview=On Output Format=TIFF files (*.tif) Binning=1x1 Capture Area=5544x3684 Colour Space=RAW16 Pan=0 Tilt=0 Enable Liv...
by mAnKiNd
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M45 - Pleiades/Seven Sisters | SC 3.1 Livestack 255x30s QHY183C L-PRO Esprit80 f/5 AVX PI PS | 14/01/2018 | Minos K
Replies: 11
Views: 2062

Re: M45 - Pleiades/Seven Sisters | SC 3.1 Livestack 255x30s QHY183C L-PRO Esprit80 f/5 AVX PI PS | 14/01/2018 | Minos K

Hi guys thanks for your comments :) I haven't yet tried the "brain" yet, I'm really looking forward to it as it seems awesome and very useful. I approach my targets a little different lately, I've set myself a 30 second challenge on every target and simply adjust the gain to compensate for the brigh...
by mAnKiNd
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Live Stack Notepad
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Live Stack Notepad

I think it would be a pretty neat feature to be able to write something for your 'camerasettings' saved file :)
by mAnKiNd
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 30min LiveStack Filter Test on Rosette Nebula with 70% Moon nearby
Replies: 1
Views: 513

30min LiveStack Filter Test on Rosette Nebula with 70% Moon nearby

Sharpcap is awesome for doing these kinds of tests!

https://www.astrobin.com/328615/

Cheers
Minos :)
by mAnKiNd
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Unguided dithering
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

Re: Unguided dithering

That's great Robin, thanks, can't wait for 3.2! Also, i think, could be wrong, that an unguided dither will require less settling time than a guided dither. Doesn't the guided dither have to go through more downtime to recenter the star after the nudge? An unguided dither would just nudge and let th...
by mAnKiNd
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Unguided dithering
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

Re: Unguided dithering

Robin, thank you so much for your time, seriously! I've read through what you wrote in the script above and that is pretty much an unguided dither command! :) I know what you mean about the spiral search restarting, but the question is does it always restart in the same direction? e.g. does it alway...
by mAnKiNd
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Unguided dithering
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

Re: Unguided dithering

So I've just had a realisation (which I haven't tried out yet) about a functionality in Sharpcap that can serve as an unguided dither! When I was dithering through PHD2 guiding, i would always select the spiral pattern over the random pattern (no other reason apart from the fact that I like spirals!...
by mAnKiNd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Unguided dithering
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

Re: Unguided dithering

That's exactly the idea, that it would help with noise in a sigma live stack. Also, unguided dithering on the mount via ASCOM should be (not a programming expert) easier to implement in comparison to guided dithering via a client like PHD2/metaguide.

Cheers
Minos