New Feature : Moon Mosaic Planner

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Re: New Feature : Moon Mosaic Planner

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Robin,

Would it be possible to add a checkbox to the mosaic planner to automatic refocus between panels using the last successful autofocus settings?

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Re: New Feature : Moon Mosaic Planner

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Hi Mike,

it's certainly possible - the whole lot runs via the sequencer anyway, so I can arrange to have any reasonable set of sequencer steps in there. I'm surprised that the focus would drift out that fast though!

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Robin
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Re: New Feature : Moon Mosaic Planner

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It's not that fast. It can take of order an hour for the whole mosaic to execute.

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Re: New Feature : Moon Mosaic Planner

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Hi Mike,

ok, lots of panels I guess in that case and a relatively long capture on each. I will have a look at how a refocus could fit in when I am poking around in the mosaic code next. I have some changes to make there to try to avoid iOptron software prompting you for 'point at sun?' confirmation every time the mount moves in a solar mosaic too...

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Robin
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Re: New Feature : Moon Mosaic Planner

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Thanks, Robin.
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Re: New Feature : Moon Mosaic Planner

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If it’s of any value to have a response which doesn’t say anything other than ‘it worked well’, then this is such a report.

Sky was hazed with thin cloud, so unable to see any DSOs for Live Stacking, so I thought I’d have a go at a Lunar Mosaic, as the moon was bigger than my FoV. I didn’t know about the auto-align feature, but it worked like a dream. Two panels of 1000x29ms produced, but I had to wait until the morning to work out how to stack them in Autostakkert, sharpen in Registax, and stitch in GIMP.

I’ll certainly try it again when the Moon is bigger than my FoV.

Geoff
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