Drift Log

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Drift Log

Post by Adun » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:35 pm

The Live Stacking feature has a nice drift tab which shows rotational and positional drift.

It'd be interesting if this was saved to a log file that we could then analyze later.

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Re: Drift Log

Post by admin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:23 am

Not saved to a file, but the info is in the 'Log' tab of the live stacking, which you could copy/paste (CTRL+A to select all, CLTR+C to copy) and then process.

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Re: Drift Log

Post by Adun » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:06 pm

Oh I see there's a new feature called "Feature Tracking" in 3.1 Pro!

I'll try it to see if it works for what I intend to do.

I wanted the drift logs to do some basic guiding. Short exposures don't really need guiding, but over time the view does shift, producing field rotation and stacking artifacts, specially when polar alignment is poor (as it often is for those of us with no sight of either pole). A Guidescope + second camera would be overkill for this, so the drift log seemed a more reasonable solution.

Does the experimental "Feature Tracking" of SC3.1 work with 4 second exposures and stars? (as opposed to lunar craters or planet features)?

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Re: Drift Log

Post by admin » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:00 pm

Hi,

no I wouldn't expect the feature tracking to work with stars and long exposures, sorry.

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