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by mAnKiNd
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Live Stack Notepad
Replies: 2
Views: 745

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: 728

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: 2709

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: 2709

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: 2709

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: 2709

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
by mAnKiNd
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Unguided dithering
Replies: 15
Views: 2709

Re: Unguided dithering

That's really nice Dave, got that core and nebulosity with a nice balance! Keep it up and hope that our friend Robin gives us a dithering option soon ;)

Minos
by mAnKiNd
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Unguided dithering
Replies: 15
Views: 2709

Re: Unguided dithering

Hi Dave, My mount (AVX) can go upto 2 minutes unguided without giving me startrails using my Esprit 80 or even longer using my TSAPO60. I've lately stuck to taking 30 second exposures and then adjusting the gain according to the brightness/dimness of the target, sometimes I go 60 seconds and then ad...
by mAnKiNd
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Unguided dithering
Replies: 15
Views: 2709

Unguided dithering

Hi Robin, me again with more feature requests! I know it's been requested before (for integration with PHD2), but would it be possible in version 3.2 when you write the sequencer, to implement a checkbox for executing a random unguided ASCOM dither every #frames? This would be akin to what APT and S...