My approach is connect the camera and then create a basic set of simple capture sequences: it only contains gain, offset, filter, exposure time and number of frames, for example 1h total exposure using 600s subs and filter Lum (6 frames). They only have one line on each

Latter, I can create session files on the scheduler combining the target information with this capture sequences and using the repeating N-times on scheduler to increase the exposure in 1h blocks.

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You don't need to start/stop each tile manually. You can setup the number frames for each tile, save the schedule to a file and reuse it until very night until it is complete. It will automatically start from the last uncompleted tile each night.

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This last sentence confuses me. I was thinking that the GEM28 will need the HC always connected to be used with INDI driver. But from your last message it seems that is not needed?. Please, could you clarify the situation?. Thanks a lot!

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But If I right click on a target on KStars, then select lx200 -> goto, and then perform a plate solve, it works flawlessly, so it seems to me that this is not the case, isn't it?

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'EKOS bottom text window bug?' in the forum. 4 months ago

This is not a recent bug. It has been happening to me since I stared using KStars/Ekos one and a half year ago. I've learned after multiple incidents like this, that the log area is "forbidden" ;)

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With the ramp configured, you can add a "bogus" exposure at the end of the session with an expected temperature of 28ºC. This will execute an ramp up until this temperature (limited by ambient temperature)

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'QHY usb power supply' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi Miguel,

Not exactly the same model, but I'm currently running an ASI120MM-S and an ASI533MC from a Raspi4 without using any powered USB hub. Obviously, the cooler for the ASI533MC is running from an external source (in my case, a powerbank with a booster from 5v to 12v)

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'iOptron iPolar scope' in the forum. 5 months ago

Jasem, thanks. That's a good reason to explain why the iPolar is not valid for PAA

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'iOptron iPolar scope' in the forum. 5 months ago

If you don't have a significant cone error in your mount, rotating your main scope or the iPolar on the axis are about the same: frames rotates around the point in the sky your RA axis is pointing to. Both set of pictures will be equally useful to perform the calculation needed.

As you have the iPolar, could you be so kind to try it? It should work.

Regards

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'iOptron iPolar scope' in the forum. 5 months ago

That point is what I don't understand. If the iPolar scopenrotates with the RA axis, and the PAA tries to rotate this axis 30º+30º, you will get three images rotated 30º between them, so, the PAA should be able to use those images to find the alignment.

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