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by MrAstroBen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Choosing a motorised focuser
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Choosing a motorised focuser

Brian, afraid commercial applications like windows are more about getting a tighter grip on personal data and wallet than giving a product to serve our needs. Robin, thanks for the information. My requirements for a motorised focuser are. Works well with Sharpcap. Can be used via a hand controller w...
by MrAstroBen
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Choosing a motorised focuser
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Choosing a motorised focuser

I have picked a new to me but older Vixen ed130ss. It is light, fast at f6.6 / 860mm and has a dedicated flattener. However the single speed focuser needs updating so i am looking at combinations for going motorised while at it. The flattener threads on via the usual Vixen M60 so any focuser needs t...
by MrAstroBen
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Extra File format
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Extra File format

I signed up to the DXO forum last night so i could search for fits file support. A few have asked for this previously. Last was in 2016 where the developer said people interested in FITS were an extreme minority. I have made the request again and explained that we are not so small in numbers. DXO ha...
by MrAstroBen
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Extra File format
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Extra File format

Thanks Robin. I can understand this.
by MrAstroBen
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: A few issues in latest version
Replies: 17
Views: 1483

Re: A few issues in latest version

Hi, the mono files just need to be debayered to get colour - DXO obviously does this automatically for some file formats, maybe it is possible to do it manually for TIFF (or maybe there are some flags I can set in the TIFF to make it work like AltairCapture does?). As a workaround, you can debayer ...
by MrAstroBen
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: A few issues in latest version
Replies: 17
Views: 1483

Re: A few issues in latest version

Apologies on the mono, id set to raw not rgb24
The raw12 and tiff show mono.

Neither format is recognised by DXO as a raw file for advanced editing though.

Let me know on the pro activation issue if you could. Thanks Rob
by MrAstroBen
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: A few issues in latest version
Replies: 17
Views: 1483

Re: A few issues in latest version

Robin, i have a few questions. I have two altair cameras. Using my 183C to test 3.1 today. Sent a pro activation but the pop up is saying not correct but i have copied and pasted all lines? I originally set up my pro 3 version via my 290M camera? Tiff files are showing in mono only via a couple of d...
by MrAstroBen
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Extra File format
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Extra File format

Just updated from 3 to 3.1.
Tried png but DXO does not recognise the files
The tiff files are showing in monochrome? It displays the tiff files from altaircapture in colour.
Thanks Rob
by MrAstroBen
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Polar align and eqmod
Replies: 1
Views: 859

Polar align and eqmod

On the syncscan handset which i no longer use i recall you can move the mount in RA only. Currently i release the clutch when using the polar align tool but if moved via eqmod i could return to the precise home position plus could test alignment from the laptop. Anyone doing this? Not tried but do n...
by MrAstroBen
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Extra File format
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Extra File format

I have not tested with png as understood the quality wasnt as good? I have tried tiff via altaircapture (didnt see the option in Sharpcap which i prefer). Will look again. However, DXO does not see those tiff files as raw so various sharpening options are not available . States file must be in raw f...