Grimsrudjk wrote:

knro wrote: What's the exact mount model? You might want to add your equipment to your signature so it is easy to identify.


Thanks for reminding me - Signature is filled out now. The Skywatcher EQM-35 Pro uses the “v5” Synscan-branded hand controller. I connect to the mount through the HC’s USB type B port.


Thanks for the clarification. I'd say ditch the Synscan controller and just use EQDirect[/b] cable to connect directly between Mac/RPI and the mount. Then you'd be able to use the EQMod driver which is a day/night difference when compared with Synscan driver. Synscan driver is very minimal with limited capabilities.

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What's the exact mount model? You might want to add your equipment to your signature so it is easy to identify.

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Thank for the feedback Jon. I wanted the driver to be similar in EQMod. i.e. on startup, it assumes to be in HOME POSITION. For equatorial mounts, that looking at celestial pole with counterweights down. For Alt-Az, that's looking north/south with telescope at horizon level (zero altitude and azimuth). From there you can slew anywhere and then capture & solve and it should be the same as EQMod. But I never tried it yet in this manner as it's been raining here for a week, and setting up a 16" Dob is a chore.

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Thanks! This needs to be checked carefully with Canon/Sony...etc to ensure it doesn't cause any regressions. Any other issues with Nikon besides that?

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Jasem Mutlaq created a new topic ' Ekos Planetary Imaging' in the forum. yesterday

Ekos has always been designed from the start as a Deep Sky Astrophotography Tool. Streaming & Recording capabilities were added but are not quite sufficient. Now, Ekos will unlikely grow to be a fully fledged planetary imaging program, but I thought I'll try to improve things a little bit in next KStars release.

Below is a preliminary SKETCH (not even a mockup) of the kind of controls I envision to be in Ekos. Left are controls, right is the video stream and below that (white box) is the live histogram. Is there anything critical missing from this picture? I'll add "Extra Settings" button that would popup INDI COntrol Panel.



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Jasem Mutlaq created a new topic ' Ekos Planetary Imaging' in the forum. yesterday

Ekos has always been designed from the start as a Deep Sky Astrophotography Tool. Streaming & Recording capabilities were added but are not quite sufficient. Now, Ekos will unlikely grow to be a fully fledged planetary imaging program, but I thought I'll try to improve things a little bit in next KStars release.

Below is a preliminary SKETCH (not even a mockup) of the kind of controls I envision to be in Ekos. Left are controls, right is the video stream and below that (white box) is the live histogram. Is there anything critical missing from this picture? I'll add "Extra Settings" button that would popup INDI COntrol Panel.



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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Moon 01.12.2020 in L(HDR)RGB' in the forum. yesterday

Beautiful!!

Regarding SER recordings, have you tried SER recording in INDI 1.8.7? It improved by quite a bit.

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This is simply stunning. It takes great in depth knowledge to analyze a binary blob. Looking forward to the updated interface to test!

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