David Tate replied to the topic 'Box for cable management' in the forum. 1 week ago

I like the idea... and the thinking "inside" the box :P

Yeah the cables can be a handful. I thought I did better when I switched to my little 6" astrograph, but after looking at it, it's still a mess. I need to get the larger cable wrap, this guy is stuffed.

I would be interested in what you come up with. I just don't see how this mess can be tamed.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Filter cycling in Sequence Queue?' in the forum. 1 week ago

ChrisRowland wrote: Why would it be nice? What benefit do you get compared with what you curently have?


Ok, so I create a sequence I like.... it takes some time, no problem. Bit oh, I'd like that sequence to keep running until it auto parks. Wouldn't it be nice to click a button to say, repeat that X times? I say it would. But the nice thing is, if you don't, then don't use the option.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Nikon flats Ekos exposure time problem?' in the forum. 1 week ago

khobar wrote: I found the "Force Bulb" setting in INDI and turned it off. Success...well, mostly. For some reason, setting an exposure of 0.002500 yields 1/640. Weird, but I think it will do.

Thanks very much!!!


Old(er) post I know. But I was getting the "Failed to expose" error on my Nikon D3200. Turning off "Force Blub" in the Options tab in the INDI Control Panel worked. Thank you!

On a lark I wanted to try some regular DSLR Milky-way shots. Still cloudy out, so just playing around.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Filter cycling in Sequence Queue?' in the forum. 1 week ago

knro wrote: This can be done, make one sequence using LRGB, then in scheduler select how many times you want to run it.


I'd be nice to have a repeat X times in the CCD Module. Just a thought ;)

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Filter cycling in Sequence Queue?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

This is what I did last night RRGGBBHaHaHaHaLp- 2x Just repeated the sequence 2x

I found that the Funnel Icon which has filter Flat Focus Position.
And when you change to the next filter, it moves your Focuser to that Flat Focus Position (FFP). At the beginning of the night I run through all my filters and focus them. It saves the position per filter to the FFP. I think the "Lock Filter" does the trick, without it I didn't see it moving the focuser to the FFP. Nice.

See my post in this Index called: Focus Per Filter



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David Tate replied to the topic 'Focus Per Filter' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Question, I run through all my filters and focus each one. I see in the "Funnel" icon those positions per filter. Excellent.

Now how do I get the focuser to move to that position when the filter is changed?
Clicking the Autofocus just starts the whole focus over again. I'd like it just to move to the position found in the above exercise.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Ekos plate solve gives wrong field of view' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

knro wrote: Do you have a guide scope? If yes what's the focal length? If you switch between primary and guide scopes in alignment, does this change the FOV value?


I do. I'll have to check in a couple of days about the switch. I don't have my rig setup due to past bad weather and I have to work tonight (dang it and the weather is beautiful too)

Guide Scope is 190mm and camera is a ZWO 120MC
Main Scope a Celestron 8SE is 2032 mm. But with a 6.3 Focal Reducer. The Camera is a ZMO 1600 Mono. A Filter wheel adds some more space too.

So what I've go with is: FOV: 43.1' x 32.6'
Guide scope FOV: 90.4' x 67.8'

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Ekos plate solve gives wrong field of view' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Don't forget Focal Reducers. So we are supposed to calculate it ourselves? (I know I'm being lazy)

But even the length (depth) of the Focuser will affect FOV a tiny bit.

We used to put 0' x 0' in and it would be calculated. I did notice the new ASTAP would give a better or at least closer than astrometry. Astrometry wouldn't take into account the Focual Reducer I use.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Running Kstars / ekos / INdI from SSD with rpi4' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Read an interesting article on network speeds with these RPi4's (thanks suvowner for pointing out the link)

notenoughtech.com/raspberry-pi/2019-rasp...-network-speed-test/

I'm now using the ethernet choice. However I have the benefit of a pier.
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David Tate replied to the topic 'how to flip horizontaly the image of guide scope ?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Ihoujin wrote: Although it can be argued you can get marginally better sub-pixel precision if you make the camera orthogonal the the RA and DEC axis.


That's a good point. I hadn't thought of that. I wonder if there is a simple way to do that. Maybe making the camera sit in line with the weight bar (or at least at 90 degrees to it depending on cable access).

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Kstart remote solver no longer working' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I use "Offline" and not remote. I wonder what the difference is. Mine works.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'how to flip horizontaly the image of guide scope ?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

For a guide camera, does it matter? Isn't it's job to lock on to a star and hold it's position? Up/down/left/right is figured out when it does it calibration.

I'm no expert on this and if I'm wrong, I'd like to learn.

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