max sidorov replied to the topic 'KStars v3.4.3 Released' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I don't have a dome but cannot unpark my mount either.
How do I download nightlies on Raspbian (Srellarmate 1.5.3)?

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Mosaic tool - overlap not correct on width' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I actually collected another mosaic about a month ago. It looks much better in terms of overlaps (comparing to what I posted earlier in this thread).
Not sure why such a difference.



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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Windows Nightly Builds is missing KF5Package.dll' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Cool - thank you very much!

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Windows Nightly Builds is missing KF5Package.dll' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I have the same problem. I don't have KF5Package.dll anywhere on my system.
Can you share please?
Thanks!

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Mosaic tool - overlap not correct on width' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I just completed a 4-panel mosaic before seeing this thread - overlaps are definitely not right.
Panels 1-3 were collected during one night. Panel 4 was added 5 nights later (tonight).



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max sidorov replied to the topic 'M 62' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

It's very good for one sub. If you had many more it would be much better.
Do you have a field-flattener?

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max sidorov replied to the topic '1st light: NGC 7000' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Well, it's an easy target if one has the right tools.
Looks like the OP has an un-modded DSLR. It's not an easy target for an un-modded DSLR.
Just look at the picture he took - it doesn't show much.
I am actually shooting a mosaic of North America/Pelican right now. With a dual-band L-Enhace filter. With this filter and and ASI294 it's for sure easy.

El Corazon wrote: You may want to focus on The Wall or the Neck of the Pelican with such a long focal length.

I disagree with Max, NGC7000 is actually an easy target, the Trifid is more difficult, if you want to see the reflection nebula, that is.

NGC7000 is very bright, but you may need an Halpha filter to get rid of the light pollution.

This is a stack of 50 x 120s Ha exposures.



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max sidorov replied to the topic '1st light: NGC 7000' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Mohamed,
I would strongly suggest to pick some easier target to start. Something smaller (to fit your field of view) and more colorful. Such as Iris or Trifid.
North America is a difficult target.

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'How to frame correctly (with "nothing" in the center)?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Great tips - thank you!

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'How to frame correctly (with "nothing" in the center)?' in the forum. 2 months ago

No, I was talking about regular acquisitions. Didn't try it in the scheduler.

In fact, I used the scheduler for the first time over the last two nights to build a four-panel mosaic of Veil. That worked beautifully.

Maybe the scheduler is the answer.
I'll try the scheduler with a regular job (not mosaic) to see how it handles the frame repositioning.

Thanks!

Below is what I've got with the Veil. Four pane mosaic. One hour each pane. Bortle 9.


knro wrote: Is this for use for the scheduler? If yes, then you can specifically a FITS image captured at that exact location and select it there.



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