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INDI Library v1.8.1 Released (09 Sep 2019)

Monthly maintenance release INDI v1.8.1

Mosaic construction

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nsbm
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Mosaic construction #43986
I've just made my first attempt at using the mosaic functionality. The one thing that was missing (at least for me) was an image view of the area of sky that I'm trying to layout the mosaic on. I'm sure this is a configuration issue, but I can't find much information on mosaics. I'm guessing there is an image catalog that I can add, but I can't find it.

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2 weeks 1 day ago
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Mosaic construction #43993
Enable DSS overlay and load up the detailed images of the area you are interested in by zooming up to it from the planetarium., Then it will be shown in the Mosaic setup window.

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Canon 600D Camera
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Adafruit Motor Hat shield
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Mosaic construction #43997
Thanks for the reply! It sort of works. I can view the DSS image for any object in the sky, but in the mosaic editor, it seems like it will only load the image if the object is above the horizon. I'm not sure if that's what's going on, but it's definitely the case that I can't get the image for M 42 to load (which is below the horizon right now). I tried several times.

Additionally, once that "DSS colored" option is enabled, the planetarium UI gets hosed. I've attached a print screen of the Kstars window. If you disable the option, the UI is fine again.
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Mosaic construction #43998
That sometimes happens to me, too. Try zooming in/out with the mouse wheel, then it usually comes back with a proper display

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2 weeks 22 hours ago
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Mosaic construction #44001
Yes, it does seem that zooming in or out can sometimes redraw the window, but it seems to be a temporary fix. The only way I can clear the problem permanently, is to turn off the overlay option.

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2 weeks 21 hours ago
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Mosaic construction #44005
Wow. I have never experienced such as badly glitched projection. You can try forcing it to refresh a couple of ways. Tap SPACE key to switch from Horizontal to Equatorial view for example. Or change the projection method.

As for being limited to objects above the horizon, I suspect if your turn the horizon off, it will work out fine.

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Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
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Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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2 weeks 20 hours ago
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Mosaic construction #44007
Changing the projection didn't seem to help; it just draws a different glitchy pattern. Interestingly, if I drag the "sky" around, it renders fine, but reverts to the screwy rendering when the drag action stops.

Removing the horizon did help! Thanks, that helps me a lot.

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2 weeks 18 hours ago
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Mosaic construction #44010

nsbm wrote: Removing the horizon did help! Thanks, that helps me a lot.


If only we could do that as easily in real life as well...

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