Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip Configuration' in the forum. yesterday

DerPit wrote: I somehow doubt it, at least in my case there was no meridian flip involved at all, it was a plain slew to target....


Perhas clear the mount model manually before doing the slew? Sorry, I haven't followed the whole discussion. Does this happen from the first slew on or does it start to happen after a few slews?

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip Configuration' in the forum. yesterday

In the KStars settings under Ekos -> Capture is an option "Reset Mount Model After Meridian Flip". Perhaps it helps to enable that and see if that helps?


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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Off-Centered After Flip' in the forum. 2 days ago

This has been reported by several users. See page 4 and onward of indilib.org/forum/mounts/6447-meridian-flip-configuration.html

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Problem with polar alignment in southern hemisphere?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Thanks for the report. The issue has been fixed and the fix will be available in the next release of KStars. If you are adventurous you might consider switching to the nightly builds and give the fix a try. Do note, however, that the nightly builds are not meant to used for real imaging but only for testing.


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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Focusing test session' in the forum. 3 days ago

Very nice, particularly considering this was shot from a big city. Well done!!!

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Wouter van Reeven created a new topic ' 2 x 2 Ha mosaic of the Eta Carinae Nebula' in the forum. 3 days ago

The Eta Carinae Nebula is too large to fit in one go in the FOV of my SkyWatcher Esprit 80ED and ASI1600MM combination so I used the mosaic generator in the scheduler tab to generate a 2 x 2 mosaic with 15% overlap. Despite some technical problems (scheduled refocus not working, APP mosaic mode broken, PI mosaic creation cumbersome and errorprone) I managed to collect at least 60 x 120 sec per panel, create the mosaic and do some LocalHistrogramEqualization to bring out fine details in the nebula. I hope you like it.


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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Scheduled refocus failing' in the forum. 4 days ago

I have experienced scheduled refocus issues as well lately. In my case the last focus image of the PREVIOUS refocus was used for all focus images, leading to a flat curve all with exactly the same number of stars and HFR values. But the focuser moves so after the auto-focus fails, imaging is resumed with an out-of-focus camera. Here are the logs from several weeks ago. Note for instance the last values of the second refocus attempt and all values of the third.


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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Skywatcher HEQ5 Synscan connection' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi Frank,

This is the cable I use both on Linux and on my MacBook. No additional drivers needed, it works out of the box.

www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_inf...er-H-EQ5-Mounts.html


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