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August 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.6 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

Manual focus?

8 months 1 day ago
hwahlberg
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Manual focus? #48530
So far I have not used any focusing in indilib since I focus manually using liveview on my DSLR and a Bahtinov-mask
Now, waiting for a ASI294MC Pro camera, how do I focus with that camera since there is no liveview?

Can I use the focus-module with the ASI294 in a manual way?

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8 months 1 day ago
Kaczorek
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Manual focus? #48531
Yes you can. Use "framing" button on Ekos focus tab and observe HFR while focusing manually.

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8 months 12 hours ago
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Manual focus? #48578
Either that, or if you want to continue using the Bahtinov mask, you can also use the camera tab of EKOS, either the 'loop preview', or the video stream.

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8 months 11 hours ago
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Manual focus? #48581
Or the loop functionality in the Focus tab. You can disable the display of the detected stars by clicking the right most button in the image button bar when you hover your mouse over it.

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8 months 2 hours ago
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Manual focus? #48598
As have been said, you can use the loop function in the "Guide Control" tab. But a neat trick I found is that you can switch cameras in the drop down. I can now use my Bahtinov masks for both the main camera and the Guide camera. Just change the drop-down Guider camera in use. Just remember to switch back to your guider camera ;) (and don't forget to take of the masks... I've never forgot that, haha, yeah right)

I use my Bahtinov mask to get close. then the rest of the night use the focusing module. Because my filters are of course different focus values, I just use the Bahtinov mask for the Lum filter (or whatever you use as the first filter) and then let the module find the rest of the values. Then put the offsets in the "Funnel" icon and let the focuser change the values as my filters change.
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