the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Feedback on new version 3.3.6' in the forum. 1 month ago

Sorry Rob i forgot to say...

I updated to the latest nightly build. I think its 3.3.7

The laptop is outside and offline atm, i´ll be updating my signature soon.

I do not know what git is, so maybe not from there.

I just updated via konsole...

Niki

Read More...

the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Feedback on new version 3.3.6' in the forum. 1 month ago

I had one immidiate crash to desktop by clicking "manual dither" after PHD had a "dithering error"
Just for information.

cheers
niki

Read More...

the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Feedback on new version 3.3.6' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Mike!

Thanks for the informations. Thanks for the advice. i will have a try on this settings asap!

ATM it works OK with step size 10, but i have to admit that i updated to the latest nightly build, which has big changes in the focus module.
Don´t know if there were changes in the back that help for me but its working better now.

i tryed with step size 10, max distance 1000, 2 pictures at 0.5secs and 1% tolerance. The algorythm was polynomial.

cheers
Niki

Read More...

the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Unexpected shut down of KStars and Ekos, but not Indi server' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hey Jasem.

ATM i use the latest stable version.
I‘ll have a try on latest nightly.

I will habe to write down how to install...
Too less linux-knowledge, used too less times...

Cheers
Niki


Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk

Read More...

the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Unexpected shut down of KStars and Ekos, but not Indi server' in the forum. 2 months ago

Just wanted to inform that i have crashes here too. Running KStars on my ASUS VIVOBOOK with KDE Neon and Plasma.
I can sometimes trigger that by using the fitsviewer, and sometimes its just out of nothing...
But when a session is running, and i do not do too much clicking around its stable.

cheers
Niki

Read More...

the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Kstars crashes when taking flats' in the forum. 2 months ago

Herrhausen wrote:

the.cakemaker wrote: Anyway, with your informazion its easy to do a workaround. I just take the flats direct on the cam. I know where the histogram has to stay so thats not a problem.


Be careful, I can not recommend doing the flats on the cam directly. What you will get is CR2 files whose geometry do not match those of your lights. Your stacking software will complain about it. What I had described is a better solution since you'll receive FITS files with the exact same geometry as your lights.


Thats not a problem since i use the raw files from the CF Card anyway, when i am working with the DSLR.


Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk

Read More...

the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Kstars crashes when taking flats' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hey there. Thanks for the explanation.
The fastest shutterspeed from my 5diii is 1/8000sec. So thats far faster then the speeds i entered.
Anyway, with your informazion its easy to do a workaround. I just take the flats direct on the cam. I know where the histogram has to stay so thats not a problem.
Apart from this i ordered a „flatbox controller“ that will take my flats in the future and gets rid of the artefacts you get from a DSLR shutter and too fast exposuretimes when taking flats.

Cheers Niki


Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk

Read More...

the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes when taking flats' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi there!

Interesting things you tell here. Could explain lots of funny behaviours :-)

In fact the dial was on Bulb the whole time . I have to check this with your post side by side when there is time with my cam. Thanks for that!

cheers
Niki

Read More...

the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Poor focusing results with lacerta MFoc' in the forum. 2 months ago

Tried around with settings yesterday, but i have to say something at first.

When i start up the system from scratch, connect my stuff and go to the focusing tab, i am NOT ABLE to make any settings.

I FIRST have to start autofocus, and AFTER THAT, i am able to make settings like max-travel, stepsize and so on.

The funny thing is, the parameters BEFORE i start are 0 for maxtravel and also 0 for stepsize.

Besides that, i managed to get some useful settings yesterday. They were MaxTravel 1000, stepsize 10, tolerance 1% and polynomial.

I let the system do a autofocus that took some iterations and was succesful in the end. then i checked the fokus with my bahtinovmask in the 10xmagnification in the lifeview of my DSLR, and it was perfect.

I´ll have some tries with this settings the next time its clear outside.

What i tried too was the settletime. i think this is for the focuser, so it has enough time to take the distance, BEFORE the next picture is taken? I believe this would be useful in my case, especially when there are quite BIG steps done like 50 or more.
I recognized yesterday, that the cam was taking the next picture, but the focuser was still moving...

Can someone check if the settle-function is working proper?


cheers
Niki

Read More...

the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes when taking flats' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello There Guys!

Got a big Logfile so i had to search for the right part...

So here it is. The part where i started flat-capturing this morning and where in the third attemp it went way to high with the exposuretime.

Hope this helps.

cheers
Niki

Read More...

the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes when taking flats' in the forum. 2 months ago

I have got a problem with taking flats too, but a bit different...

I´m on DSLR, set my ADU to 7000 as usual.
Then i set exposure for the start to about 0,100sec

So system starts taking one frame, measuring, changes to a bit more exp time like 0.134 then two or three times more with small steps and suddenly to 235secs.

Any explanation for that?

cheers
Niki

Read More...

the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Feedback on new version 3.3.6' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hey Rob!

Had a try today. The focuser settings where set as follows:

Max travel 1000
Step size 30
2 pictures for one try
1% tolerance

I focused manually via Bahtinovmask at first, then i pushed autofocus.

So it went in a bit and out a bit for about 4 times. With steps like 20 steps in 45 steps out, and so on..
Then the last step was suddenly focusing out for 950 steps...
How that, this can not be right?
Step size is 30 so how could it move for over 900 steps?

It´s a shame that i can not rely on the focuser, since it´s essential that after a meridian flip a ne focusing is done right...

I set the stepsize now to 10, just for next time.

cheers
Niki



cheers
Nki

Read More...