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by AstroBernd
26 Jan 2023, 18:25
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: M82 from Jan 21
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Re: M82 from Jan 21

Very nice image!
Thanks for posting your acquisition and processing steps.
Clear skies
Bernd
by AstroBernd
06 Jan 2023, 12:01
Forum: General
Topic: Astroart 8 SP3
Replies: 9
Views: 2740

Re: Astroart 8 SP3

Hello Hidenori, If I calculated well, Your setup covers about 90arcminutes of the sky AND your CCD is rather large (40mm), so there could well be optical distortion effects, even in a good optical setup. So, it makes sense to me to use or compare with the optical distortions ON. A word of caution: W...
by AstroBernd
05 Jan 2023, 16:15
Forum: General
Topic: Astroart 8 SP3
Replies: 9
Views: 2740

Re: Astroart 8 SP3

Hello Fabio, Thanks a lot for this new Service Pack. I tried directly the new plate solving and astrometry functions. Very helpful for large field deep sky photos. Here is a somewhat extreme example for Astrometry (M38 5x60secs on Celestron EHD Hyperstar V4 w. Lacerta DS2600C pro: 1. optical distort...
by AstroBernd
18 Nov 2022, 15:26
Forum: General
Topic: Optical distortions for SP2 and SP3
Replies: 2
Views: 1685

Re: Optical distortions for SP2 and SP3

I found it in pre-processing and alignment. Awesome! Seems to work on my Hyperstar images and improves stars.
Will test it on DSLR images with short focal lenses as well. That will put it to a stretch :-)
by AstroBernd
18 Nov 2022, 15:01
Forum: General
Topic: Local zoom changes magnification
Replies: 4
Views: 1786

Re: Local zoom changes magnification

Wanted to confirm that it works now in AA8SP2.
Thanks a lot Fabio!
by AstroBernd
18 Nov 2022, 14:55
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: 2 cameras using same driver
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

2 cameras using same driver

I am able to use 2 cameras from different manufacturers with different drivers for guiding and imaging without issues I may be doing something stupid, but how can i use 2 cameras from the same manufacturer that use the same driver? e.g. Main camera Lacerta DS2600 (Touptek) plus a Lacerta PlanetPro a...
by AstroBernd
18 Nov 2022, 14:17
Forum: General
Topic: Optical distortions for SP2 and SP3
Replies: 2
Views: 1685

Re: Optical distortions for SP2 and SP3

Hello Fabio,
Very interesting option for large-area shots with short-focus lenses. I couldn't find the option in SP2. Where is it? Somewhere in Preprocessing?

I am also interested to test it out for SP3.
Good stuff!
Bernd
by AstroBernd
09 Sep 2022, 15:35
Forum: General
Topic: saving files
Replies: 7
Views: 1752

Re: saving files

Hello Stefano,
Did you enter your license information when installing AstroArt? If you run in demo mode, you can do almost everything in the program, except saving files.
Just a thought
Bernd
by AstroBernd
08 Jul 2022, 06:49
Forum: General
Topic: Local zoom changes magnification
Replies: 4
Views: 1786

Re: Local zoom changes magnification

Thanks a lot for your quick reply, Fabio.
Looking forward to Sp2
by AstroBernd
07 Jul 2022, 18:01
Forum: General
Topic: Local zoom changes magnification
Replies: 4
Views: 1786

Re: Local zoom changes magnification

Friendly reminder:
This is still an open issue in SP1.
Local zoom jumps back 1 step from min magnification when performing any tasks (mask; filter, etc) on the image.
Whereas, in AA7: Magnification stays no matter what.
Cheers
Bernd
by AstroBernd
06 May 2022, 17:23
Forum: General
Topic: Plate Solving - No Luck
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Re: Plate Solving - No Luck

I did have issues with plate solving a few months ago as well. See also https://www.astroart-forum.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=637 The resolution came when having the horizontal field well defined with just a few % (<10%) variation allowed. 20% or even 50% as I can see in your screen shots has bee...
by AstroBernd
01 Mar 2022, 19:44
Forum: General
Topic: Where is the GAIA catalog?
Replies: 2
Views: 1114

Re: Where is the GAIA catalog?

If you look in the e-mail with your access data to AA8, there should be a section with optional downloads.
In my case it read:
"The following downloads are optional:"

I tested the links again and they seem to work fine.
Hope this helps
Bernd