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by umasscrew39
Wed May 22, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Trailing/Drifting Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 1297

Re: Trailing/Drifting Stars

Hi Robin

Yes- I tried it last night and it worked just fine. I thought that box was to be checked by default. I never touched it before so not sure how it got unchecked. Anyway, problem solved.

Bruce
by umasscrew39
Tue May 21, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Trailing/Drifting Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 1297

Re: Trailing/Drifting Stars

I just noticed that the Align Frame box was not checked. Not sure if that is the problem so will try tonight unless someone can address my issue with the correct solution. If that is the problem, I have no idea how that got unchecked as I never touched it before.
by umasscrew39
Tue May 21, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Trailing/Drifting Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 1297

Trailing/Drifting Stars

For the past week, I have been getting star trails with both my ASI385 and 294 cameras in live viewing. I thought it was my mount (Mach 1) but I tried my AVX with the exact same results. PA was spot on with both scopes using 2 different methods and both balanced. I called Astro-Physics and we ran a ...
by umasscrew39
Thu May 09, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Autofocusing error
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: Autofocusing error

Thanks- I was confused at first as I tried the "other" black level. I did reduce this one as well but the error existed. I'll try again and hopefully the problem will not persist.
by umasscrew39
Thu May 09, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Autofocusing error
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Autofocusing error

I have been using the Celestron autofocuser with no problem. Now, all I get is an error message when I try to do a single star focus using FWHM that says: NO PIXELS ARE ABOVE THE BLACK LEVEL - INCREASE EXPOSURE OR REDUCE THE BLACK LEVEL I usually have been doing about a 5 or 10s exposure but regardl...
by umasscrew39
Fri May 03, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Plate solving & Skysafari Pro 6
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Plate solving & Skysafari Pro 6

I've never tried plate solving but it would be helpful for my scope over 11ft both the ground on a pier and no practical way to use a finder scope. What I want to know is if I can do plate solving with the mount controlled using Skysafari Pro via wifi vs. through SC and the ASCOM driver for my Astro...
by umasscrew39
Thu May 02, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Night Mode
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Re: Night Mode

Thank you!!!!!
by umasscrew39
Thu May 02, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Night Mode
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Night Mode

I must be half blind but I cannot find where to turn SC into night mode to have the screen dark with the orange lettering. Where is the button to switch this on?
by umasscrew39
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: auto-focusing
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

Re: auto-focusing

I have used the Celestron auto focuser the past 2 nights. I used the FWHM measurement at a star close to the DSO of interest. I used about a gain of 350 with an exposure of 10s. It has worked ok, with a fluctuation in the red, green, and yellow bars as indicated in the SC documentation. Some of the ...
by umasscrew39
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: auto-focusing
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

Re: auto-focusing

Thank you very much- appreciate it.