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INDI Library v1.8.5 Released (19 Apr 2020)

April 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.5 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

Highlight "Chosen" Star in Polar Alignment Tool

2 months 3 weeks ago
NewfieStargazer
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Highlight "Chosen" Star in Polar Alignment Tool #50335
I think it would be a good idea to have some form of identification marker highlight the users "chosen" bright star during the polar alignment, so that it is more easily recognizable. It can be easy to forget which star you are suppose to be moving towards the target, especially if there are large movements of the mount when adjusting the Alt/Az bolts on the mount.

Jim

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2 months 3 weeks ago
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Highlight "Chosen" Star in Polar Alignment Tool #50351
You can double click on it.

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Highlight "Chosen" Star in Polar Alignment Tool #50356
Didn't know; i'll give it a try tonight. Thanks.

Jim

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2 months 3 weeks ago
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Highlight "Chosen" Star in Polar Alignment Tool #50363
What does double-clicking the star do? I wouldn't expect the PA / display code to able to track star movement between images while the mount itself is being moved.

I've found it easiest to move the mount *while* the image is being taken. That combined with small moves will let you see trails making it easier to follow a specific star.

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