I set it to 10 as a test. I don’t have any temp control for my guide cam so the temp is recorded as an exponent number. So to see if it was due to some temp mismatch i expanded it to 10 degrees but it made no difference. No matter what I do it always says there is no valid dark. I hope that makes sense


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Hi Jasem,
Did the logs help or where they not descriptive enough to help trouble shoot.

Thanks.
Lenny.


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So my guidecam is not cooled so there is no option to select a temp when using the dark wizard. Also I set the temp limit to 10deg straight after creation and it still said they weren’t valid.


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Lenny replied to the topic 'Re:Celestron AVX not connecting' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Sorry should have said I had this issue with my pi as well (running Ubuntu) have you tried just plugging in the mount and seeing if it can detect it.
I found it finicky when I had 2 serial devices connected my mount and focuser get mixed up.


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Hey folks,
So I have this issue where my guidecam continually tells me there are no valid dark files available even though I have just created them (after purging the old darks)
So I use 2 Altair cameras an AA26c as main imager and AAGP130. The dark frames for the AA26c work fine and it subtracts them as needed, but I cannot get the darks for the guide cam to be applied.
The only thing I can think of is the temperature saved for these darks is in scientific format where as my cooled camera saves the correct temp and I’m wondering is this why they aren’t being applied.

Has anyone else had experience with this ?

Thanks
Lenny.


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Lenny replied to the topic 'Re:Celestron AVX not connecting' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi there,
I use an AVX mount and have into trouble before when connecting multiple devices to my mini pc and it wasn’t aware of which port was which. I ended up plugging the mount in first and if it didn’t automatically connect I used the sniff function to find the port. Once detected I then started plugging in the other devices. Hope that helps

Lenny


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Lenny replied to the topic 'Re:Delta RMS Threshold' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

There is too much variation while trying to guide. Leading to large corrections and the error between where it is and where it needs to be is too large.
Possible due to incorrect polar alignment.
This was my biggest nemesis when I started out.


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Well Jasem based on your feedback I found the issue. So I had recreated my darks but never deleted my old darks from the master list. So it kept picking the oldest file which didn’t match for gain.


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Not to put a spanner in the works but I have a tec cooled camera and always shoot all my darks and lights at -5deg and I still had the issue. I’ll try widen the temp tolerance limit as suggested and see if that works in case there was some issue while shooting the darks.


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I have noticed the same issue. I took a whole suite of darks at different times and bins,Using my standard gain and offset yet when I tick the dark frame option it always comes back with no matching dark frame.


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Hi folks,
I’m attempting to use kstars with Indi server and I’m running into a road block. So when I take an image with my AA26C it saves to the remote device really fast. But if I try and take a preview image it can take up to 180 seconds to send back to my laptop which makes using it a no go. I’m currently using a wired Ethernet connection on an mini pc running Ubuntu 20. Is there a setting that can be tweaked to increase the download speed I tried changing the transfer buffer to 8Mb.
I am able to use the miniPc as a stand alone device and VNC into it but I wanted to try run kstars on my laptop and control from there.
Has anyone else run into this issue?

Thanks.
Lenny.


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Lenny created a new topic ' Stellarsolver for windows' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi folks,
I was wondering if there was an msi installer or executable file for installing Stellarsolver on windows. It’s mentioned in Git about downloading the latest exe file but I haven’t been able to find one.
I can’t use craft to build it due to work restrictions on my laptop.

Thanks.
Lenny


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Lenny created a new topic ' Pedestal value for light files.' in the forum. 12 months ago

Hi folks. I am imaging with a Altair Astro quad band filter and have had issues with dark subtraction causing negative values and truncating the lights to almost black in PixInsight . See attached. I believe the solution is too add a pedestal offset to the light files. So how do you do this ? Or can it be done in Ekos?
Or if someone outer could tell me is there something else I should be doing to combat by dark files having a higher mean value than my lights. 

Thanks,
Lenny.  

Hi folks. I am imaging with a Altair Astro quad band filter and have had issues with dark subtraction causing negative values and truncating the lights to almost black in PixInsight . See attached. I believe the solution is too add a pedestal offset to the light files. So how do you do this ? Or can it be done in Ekos?
Or if someone outer could tell me is there something else I should be doing to combat by dark files having a higher mean value than my lights. 

Thanks,
Lenny.  Hi folks. I am imaging with a Altair Astro quad band filter and have had issues with dark subtraction causing negative values and truncating the lights to almost black in PixInsight . See attached. I believe the solution is too add a pedestal offset to the light files. So how do you do this ? Or can it be done in Ekos?
Or if someone outer could tell me is there something else I should be doing to combat by dark files having a higher mean value than my lights. 

Thanks,
Lenny.  Hi folks. I am imaging with a Altair Astro quad band filter and have had issues with dark subtraction causing negative values and truncating the lights to almost black in PixInsight . See attached. I believe the solution is too add a pedestal offset to the light files. So how do you do this ? Or can it be done in Ekos?
Or if someone outer could tell me is there something else I should be doing to combat by dark files having a higher mean value than my lights. 

Thanks,
Lenny. 

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Ok I gather this has to do with the broken PPA for Ubuntu 20 mentioned in another post. Will close this off until that’s resolved and check again. 

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