Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'New Synscan Driver - Feedback Required' in the forum. 9 hours 30 minutes ago

maxthebuilder wrote: Jasem,
Confused... I've been using EQMod with my AZ GTi (successfully). Should I switch to Synscan?
Thanks!


If you use EQMod then keep on using EQMod. This driver is only for users who don't have an EQMod cable and who want to use a computer connection via the SynScan hand controller instead.


HTH, Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos' in the forum. yesterday

I have been using my MacBook off and on with my hardware connected to it and it works like a charm. I have never used KStars on my MacBook the way you describe but I see no reasons why this wouldn't work. KStars is KStars and it runs on several platforms, MacOS included.


HTH, Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'connection problem' in the forum. yesterday

sarg314 wrote: I have 2 off topic questions about the use of astrometry.net for which the answers are I think short.
1- My primary imaging camera is a DSLR whose field is about 37 arcminutes wide. Is this a big enough field?
2- I need astromerty.net to work when I have no connection to the internet. Is that possible?


1-Yes it is. I have used astrometry.net with similar FOV and resolving works just fine.
2-Yes it is. Have a look at the plate solving tab in Ekos. There is a radio button to the lower left of the tab to use the offline plate solver. You will need to download the FITS files that contain the star position data to be able to use this offline feature. Please search the forum for instructions on how to do that.


Clear skies, Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'The Carina Nebula' in the forum. 2 days ago

Haha OK great. Still, managing to collect 11 h of data on a single object in one night is impressive!


Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'INDI Server using Linux Subsystems for Windows' in the forum. 2 days ago

When you chmod a tty device, it will be reset when you connect the mount again. A better way is to make sure that your Linux user is in the appropriate group. This very likely is the group dialout but I am not 100% sure. Please do an

ls -l /dev/ttyS7

to see the group. See here

www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-linux-add-user-to-group/

on how to add the user to a group on Linux.


HTH, Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Ekos schedulled sequence does not start' in the forum. 4 days ago

Again, this was reported before. When you do a search for Scheduler, you'll find this thread

www.indilib.org/forum/ekos/4382-re-re-ek...marking-aborted.html

It also states that it was fixed and will be available in KStars 3.1.0


Clear skies, Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'The Carina Nebula' in the forum. 4 days ago

Great pic! Very sharp and lots of details. Well done!

Question: how do you manage to take 110 subs of 60 minutes each in one night?

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Scheduler aborting job set to start in an hour?' in the forum. 4 days ago

This was reported before. When you do a search for Scheduler, you'll find this thread

www.indilib.org/forum/ekos/4382-re-re-ek...marking-aborted.html

It also states that it was fixed and will be available in KStars 3.1.0


Clear skies, Wouter

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Brian thanked Wouter van Reeven in topic NGC 2903 5 days ago

Wouter van Reeven created a new topic ' NGC 2903' in the forum. 5 days ago

Last night I used the 8" RC with focal reducer (F/5.4) and the ASI1600MM-C Pro to take this image of the galaxy NGC 2903. In total I shot 88.5 minutes of L and 60 minutes of R, G and B each. I did this in series of 3 x L, 1 x R, 1 x G and 1 x B with 90 sec L and 180 sec each of R, G and B. The light pollution is very unevenly distributed in my backyard with much more of it to the east. So by shooting in series like this I spread out the change in background over the imaging session and over each filter instead of over just one of them.
Processing, light pollution removal, background color calibration and star color calibration were done in AstroPixelProcessor. Then I used Gimp to apply Levels (darkening the background), Saturation, Sharpening, Noise reduction and Cropping.


Cheers, Wouter



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