Armin Prohaska replied to the topic 'How to use the Focus Module to focus on a galaxy' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Thank you Ihoujin!

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Armin Prohaska replied to the topic 'How to use the Focus Module to focus on a galaxy' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

@ Megiddo: Which donut issue do you mean? Because I also see donuts after auto focus!

@ Ihoujin: What are the settings for " full frame focusing with the central area excluded"? Maybe you could provide a screenshot?

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Armin Prohaska created a new topic ' How to use the Focus Module to focus on a galaxy' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi,

what I did up to now is to focus manually or with auto focus on a star, which works fine!
But which settings to focus on a great object like M31 galaxy?

Sub frame or full frame?
Focus the center of the galaxy or the stars at the edge of the galaxy?

Regards,
Armin

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Armin Prohaska created a new topic ' Auto Focus in Ekos always crashes' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi,

I am using the Auto Focus Module in Ekos with Stellar Mate with Rigel Focus device.
The first auto focus is working, but trying a second attemp it always crashes.
Ekos crashes whatever i am doing in the focus module.
The only thing I can do is to focus manually in or out and capture with the capture module, but not with the fous module, since then it crashes.

Can anyone help`

Regards, Armin

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Armin Prohaska replied to the topic 'Cannot connect Rigel focuser to the port inside EKOS' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thank you, but in the meanwhile Jasem helped me in an online session.

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Armin Prohaska replied to the topic 'Cannot connect Rigel focuser to the port inside EKOS' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Jasem,
here it is:

File Attachment:

File Name: log_19-55-30.txt
File Size: 63 KB


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Armin Prohaska created a new topic ' Cannot connect Rigel focuser to the port inside EKOS' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi,
today I have installed the Rigel focuser „usb-nFocus“ in Ekos.
But Ekos cannot connect it tot he port. Inside Ekos I am not able to run the serial port assistent, because the button is grey.
Inside the Web Manager it was possible.
Inside the profile I chose the Rigelsys NFocus focuser.
Can anybody help?
Thanks, Armin

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Armin Prohaska replied to the topic 'Astrometry solver returns to solution star' in the forum. 1 month ago

Great hints!
I just bought the Rigel focuser, but did not test yet.
Gain means ISO number?
ISO 250 is very low gain, but I can understand it is helpful when focusing.
I do not have Luminance filter. I have Sony A7s DSLR, but should be the same values.

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Armin Prohaska replied to the topic 'Astrometry solver returns to solution star' in the forum. 1 month ago

Oh, that is great news for me! Thanks!
But to use the automatc focuser from Rigel, isn't it better to do it on a star?

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Armin Prohaska replied to the topic 'Astrometry solver returns to solution star' in the forum. 1 month ago

I thought the solver was ready, but probably it waa not.
But is the goto system ready, if I will cancel it? I mean, can I find objects nevertheless, but only with less accuracy?

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Armin Prohaska created a new topic ' Astrometry solver returns to solution star' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi,

I had the case that the solver in Ekos was successfully on Mirach star.
After that I selected M31 to slew to with my EQ6 mount.
The mount slewed to M31 but the it returned to Mirach.

Does anybody know why?
Wasn´t the solver ready?

Thanks, Armin

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Armin Prohaska replied to the topic 'Track for planets' in the forum. 4 months ago

I have found all planets in the database except the Moon.

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Armin Prohaska replied to the topic 'Track for planets' in the forum. 4 months ago

I have found the INDI contol panel, but did not found the toggling between lunar and sidereal rate.
The mount isn´t connected at the moment, just having connection with stellar mate.

And I did not find the moon in the object search window.

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Armin Prohaska created a new topic ' Track for planets' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi,
does anybody know how to track for planets or moon?
I am able to track for all Messier ovjects, but not for planets.
Armin

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