Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'Saving focus images' in the forum. 2 days ago

Ah, so it only saves when verbose debug logging is active.... should have though of that, stupid me :-o Thanks for lighting me up!

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'Announcing StellarSolver 2.0' in the forum. 2 days ago

Hmm, found something: Settings->FITS->3D Cube. Tooltip says 'if unchecked, only first channel is processed'. And it's unchecked here.... :-P
Unfortunately, I'll not be at the telescope tonight, but I'll try ASAP.

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'Saving focus images' in the forum. 2 days ago

Thanks Hy!
There's for sure no folder autofocus. Then again, there is also no folder 'logs'. Permissions are OK, and, e.g., analyze and guidelogs exist. I'll try to create the directories manually. Or is there another setting needed to activate them?

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'Announcing StellarSolver 2.0' in the forum. 3 days ago

I'm building from github master. I had switched to the colorChannels branch for a while, but the last one was master agai, after you had announced you integrated it there (commit 9d4efa44a01)
And StellarSolverTester (built together with the rest) does show the channel selector.

I'l keep experimenting, but maybe I should put the OSC on a better optics. I'm still not convinced it's not the lens that is producing part of the issue, as the star images do have weird halo/wings that might irritate the routines.

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'Announcing StellarSolver 2.0' in the forum. 3 days ago

In case that goes at my address: Yes, it's the latest stellarsolver (and kstars) for sure. I build RPM packages and install them, so no chance it's grabbing a wrong version somewhere. For the other question I don't know the answer, I had relied on the post by Rafa that EKOS would debayer and send the RGB cube. But I have no way to confirm that.
Also, no limited resources active, AFAICT.

Storing focus images for separate analysis failed - I checked the option in the settings, but there's no files saved anywhere :(

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Peter Sütterlin created a new topic ' Saving focus images' in the forum. 3 days ago

Last night I tried to get an AF series and store the images for later inspection.
I went to Settings->Developer and checked the box 'Save Focus Images', applied the change and quite and restarted KStars.
Then I did a focus run (linear, all stars). But no images were written to disk, as far as I can tell :(
I looked in .local/share/kstars and in my default data directory ~/EKOS.
Is the option not working, or are they somewhere else?

This is recent kstars from git (self compiled) on a Pi4.

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'Announcing StellarSolver 2.0' in the forum. 4 days ago

So I've compiled the latest stellarsolver (2.2-44_g9d4efa4) and kstars on my Pi4, which I use to control my ASI183MC attached to an old Canon FD 135mm lens. Everything worked very smooth, with a clear AF curve, but when I look at the result, the stars in the red channel look much better than in the green channel, which actually is the worst of all three (IMO).
Not sure though if that has to do with the 'quality' of the lens :(
I'll try an AF run tonight with storing the images (hope I find them...), maybe that tells me more.

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'Announcing StellarSolver 2.0' in the forum. 6 days ago

A quick question: When using AF for an OSC camera from EKOS, is it automatically sending debayered images to stellarsolver, or do I have to change the readout type (in the INDI camera tab) to RGB or something like that?

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'Announcing StellarSolver 2.0' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi Rob,

thanks for the explanation. Yes, I've switched to that branch to test it with my ASI183MC - I have it attached to a Canon FD lens, and first test gave me some star bloat. I hope that I get some improvement of the AF routine there with the new default, but also wanted to test it comparing green with all-channel average.

But then I'll (of course) patiently wait until the handles will show up in KStars :D

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'Announcing StellarSolver 2.0' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi Rob,

just compiling kstars against the new colorChannels version :)
I wonder if there's a config file for the library that selects the default handling. Or is that fixed at compile time?

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'OAG FOV' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

In the 'FOV symbols' section you can create/edit one of the proper size, and give it an offset relative to the pointing coordinate. I did that when I used an OAG. Drawback is that it isn't linked to the sensor FOV, i.e., it will not flip to the other side when crossing the meridian. But you can create a second one for that.

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Try to discard any mount/pointing model you might have stored. And don't sync to anything close to the pole, this is a singular point, and slightest errors translate into massive deviations.

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