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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

unguided dithering?

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I frequently image without guiding, and would very much like to be able to dither anyway.

As far as I can see, this isn't possible in Ekos but it's certainly possible in other software.

The logic is as follows for sequences which specify dithering:

if guiding then
displace guide target coordinate
wait for guiding to move mount to new target
else
nudge mount or slew mount a very small distance

Oddly, I guess this belongs in the guider module, even though it's about unguided dithering.

Or maybe there are so few people doing unguided imaging that this is a silly request?

Thanks for considering.

Scott
2 years 1 month ago #61131

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Replied by Tom on topic unguided dithering?

What you seek is indeed found in the guiding module. Go to the guide module, click options, now select the guide tab. You should find a dither control section. Here you tick the "Non-Guide Dither Pulse box. You will have to enter an amount of dither in milliseconds and you may want to adjust s settle time appropriate for your setup. You can also select the frequency of the dither action. Hope that helps. ;-)
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Replied by Alfred on topic unguided dithering?

Maybe this is what you are looking for...

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Replied by Matteo Gaetan on topic unguided dithering?

Just make sure to select only "Non-Guide Dither Pulse" and not the "Dither" box above. I made the mistake of checking both, thinking that the both needed to be on. Next time I loaded EKOS an error message kept popping up about guiding and then the program would close. I had to hunt down the KStars configuration file, open it with a text editor and reset the Dither field to "0", I believe. It worked just fine, after that.
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Replied by Scott Denning on topic unguided dithering?

Thanks everybody!

Sometimes I think I'm blind or something, because I frequently miss fairly obvious GUI settings!

Scott
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That was happening to me as well. I just removed kstars/ekos and downloaded it again
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