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by fabdev
03 Oct 2022, 20:24
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: 90° rotation inoperative for guiding camra
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: 90° rotation inoperative for guiding camra

Hello, I confirm, all that options are only for the main camera, not the guide camera.
About the guide exposure time, the maximum duration is 9 seconds, if you want to try a version with a longer limit, please write me by PM or email.
Fabio.
by fabdev
28 Sep 2022, 16:44
Forum: Scripts
Topic: script for automatic goto, platesolve, sync, centre, and FF autoguide
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: script for automatic goto, platesolve, sync, centre, and FF autoguide

Hi, for the target list I suggest the first two examples in the paragraph "Automatic research script" (Telescope and camera script, and Autocenter script). For the autoguide I suggest the first section of this post: https://www.astroart-forum.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=582 Eventually they will ne...
by fabdev
19 Sep 2022, 16:50
Forum: General
Topic: Astroart 8 SP2
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Astroart 8 SP2

Hello, a new minor version of Astroart 8 is available: https://www.msb-astroart.com/ Version 8.0 SP2 - September 18, 2022 ------------------------------------ * New feature. Tabbed interface when images are maximized. * New feature. Scripts can be manually paused. * New feature. Sequences can be man...
by fabdev
17 Sep 2022, 15:56
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: luminans Mask
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: luminans Mask

Hi Morten, OK, I didn't understand well the question. I confirm that White Balance does not work on masks, it works on the full image. I suggest this: select a mask with the mouse, then Mask->Image, this will create a new image for the mask, notice that the range is 16 bit (0..65535). Process this i...
by fabdev
16 Sep 2022, 23:46
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Synthetic Hubble (Duo NB) OSC - Dragons of Aria
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Synthetic Hubble (Duo NB) OSC - Dragons of Aria

Hi, I never used a duo narrowband filter, but I really like these colors, they give a "scientific feel" to the image.
Fabio.
by fabdev
16 Sep 2022, 20:48
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: luminans Mask
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: luminans Mask

even after Color > Luminance, the Histogram Stretch is needed anyway because the "mask image" must have exactly a 16 bit dynamic. Since the mask image is grayscale, no color filters are possible on it.
by fabdev
15 Sep 2022, 22:12
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: luminans Mask
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: luminans Mask

Hi, in general to create a mask from an image: 1) Create a duplicate of the image (for color images use Luminance). 2) On the duplicate, click Histogram stretch, move the sliders/curves to obtain the desired result, then Apply then OK. 3) On the duplicate, apply filters if needed. 4) Select the orig...
by fabdev
12 Sep 2022, 16:41
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Setteling time when using Center
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Setteling time when using Center

Hi, the second exposure (option "Verify with extra exposure") is just a visual confirmation for the user, it's not plate-solved anyway. So, trailed stars will be ugly to see, but harmless. However, if you click "Start" again, that image will be reused for plate-solving, and it will fail as you wrote...
by fabdev
12 Sep 2022, 16:18
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Guiding - Hot pixels option
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Guiding - Hot pixels option

OK, it will be added to AA8 SP2, available next weekend.
Fabio.
by fabdev
10 Sep 2022, 22:54
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Guiding - Hot pixels option
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Guiding - Hot pixels option

OK, so a solution could be a single click command to bring the crosshair to the slit position, or maybe a single click to disable/enable all guiding pulses at once. Actually both solutions can be added easily.
by fabdev
10 Sep 2022, 17:27
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Guiding - Hot pixels option
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Guiding - Hot pixels option

Hello, the amount of the filter cannot be changed, however if you are guiding in "Slit Mode" for spectroscopy, everything around the star is ignored, so the option HotPixels will not make any difference. Actually I would disable it, to be sure that the star is not manually placed above a real hot pi...
by fabdev
08 Sep 2022, 13:38
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Stacking leads to elongated stars in the corners
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Stacking leads to elongated stars in the corners

Hi, the correction has been included also to Astroart 8 SP2, which will be released next week.
Fabio.