steve replied to the topic 'Internal guider store 2 calibrations' in the forum. yesterday

Hy, that's great news.

As ever, don't hesitate to pass on anything you need testing. This or anything else.

Cheers and clear skies,
Steve

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steve created a new topic ' Internal guider store 2 calubrtions' in the forum. 2 days ago

Hi everyone
I've 2 guide setups. One with a guide scope and the other with an oag. Separate cameras for each.

Question: is it possible to store and reuse calibrations for each?

Cheers and clear skies,
Steve

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steve replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip with HEQ5' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi
EQ6 user here using indi-eqmod. Assuming the same then unless you have loadsa alignment points all over the sky, you need to check

Settings > EKOS > Capture > reset mount model after meridian flip

Worth a try maybe?

Cheers and clear skies,
Steve

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steve replied to the topic 'New Internal Guider Features' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi. Sorry, no idea about the regression but I too have now switched to Hy's new GPG pec and SEP multistar. That combination has taken my star fwhm consistently lower than the PHD2's equivalent.

Probably best to look at the images themselves though rather than RMS.

Cheers and clear skies,
Steve

So much discussion. It must be near fill moon!

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steve replied to the topic 'New Internal Guider Features' in the forum. 4 days ago

PHD2's default is 12 iterations to give a 25 pixel move. The pulse length is determined according to guide speed and camera pixel size.

Would a pulse length calculation remove some of the confusion perhaps?

OTOH, I used EKOS' default of a pulse of 1000ms. It gave 3 pulses on each axis. I've reused this calibration 10 times without problems.

Cheers,
Steve

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steve replied to the topic 'New Internal Guider Features' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hy, everyone

Would it be useful to have a list of mounts and whether the reverse Dec is needed? E.g.
Indi-eqmod: unchecked
Indi-whatever the op used: checked
etc...

Cheers,
Steve

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steve replied to the topic 'kstars crash: latest git' in the forum. 5 days ago

Right, later today we'll release an updated version where you can choose the executable.


Hi
We have the update in git.
We were discussing ekos-debugger and the possibility of being able to choose which executable is used.
TIA,
Steve

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steve replied to the topic 'kstars crash: latest git' in the forum. 6 days ago

, later today we'll release an updated version


Hi
Any news on this?
TIA,
Steve

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steve replied to the topic 'Dark Frame Subtraction in the Internal Guider' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi Hy

I've been guiding using the new SEP multistar for several sessions and the dark frame subtraction either doesn't work (it keeps asking to take new frames) or when it does, makes no improvement to the guiding or the image produced from the guide camera.

@Hy: Doesn't SEP take into account background noise levels before star detection anyway?

I think that if this were to work properly, you'd need to make a master from several dark frames and subtract that instead. Otherwise a single dark frame is going to add more noise to the guide frame. This is how PHD2 does it; when setting up your guide profile, a dark library is made with say, 1s to 5s exposures. 5 dark frames are taken at each exposure and the master subtracted from the guide image, dependent upon which exposure is being used.

I'm happy with the SEP without the dark frame hassle. It just works.

Cheers,
Steve

** as an aside, dark frame subtraction doesn't seem to be logged.

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steve replied to the topic 'New Internal Guider Features' in the forum. 1 week ago

Thanks Hy. Yeah, that was toggled off.
Cheers,
Steve

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steve replied to the topic 'New Internal Guider Features' in the forum. 1 week ago

Thanks Hy. Yeah, that was toggled off.
Cheers,
Steve

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steve created a new topic ' Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04' in the forum. 1 week ago

Ubuntu users.
I see the first point release for 20.04 is due August 6th.

What's the arrangement for updating? I run stable PPA from Jasem's 18.04 repository and test the git from the build directory.

I'm guessing the git will build and run fine. Not sure about the ppa.

Anyone?

Cheers,
Steve

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steve replied to the topic 'New Internal Guider Features' in the forum. 1 week ago

try to pull again


Thanks. It builds fine now.
Cheers

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