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INDI Library v1.8.1 Released (09 Sep 2019)

Monthly maintenance release INDI v1.8.1

Polar alignment assistant "simulation"

2 months 2 days ago
khobar
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Polar alignment assistant "simulation" #44480
I've been watching the tutorial videos and reading the threads here and elsewhere, and something I haven't grasped. In the polar alignment tutorial, everything (IIRC) is set to "Simulator" and yet there's a star image used. Am I seeing that wrong? If not, where does the image come from? When I tried, I get an image of snow and that's that. Obviously, when outside set up looking at the sky it's a different story. I'm interested in how to do this when the skies are cloudy, etc.

Thanks.

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2 months 2 days ago
Gerard
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Polar alignment assistant "simulation" #44496
Hello Khobar,

GSC must be installed, did you do that ?

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1 month 4 weeks ago
wornish
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Polar alignment assistant "simulation" #44558
As already said you need GSC installed to see stars when using the mount and CCD simulator.

The idea of using the simulator is to let you practice doing an alignment. The alignment you do is not real so don't assume that if its cloudy the actual alignment of your mount will be correct, for that you need real stars.

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1 week 1 day ago
khobar
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Polar alignment assistant "simulation" #46567
Sorry for the long delay. Trying to work through stuff.

I was able to figure out how to install gsc and, so far on this first attempt, it looks like it captured and solved.

Cheers and clear skies,
Paul

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