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by fabdev
18 May 2024, 21:12
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Arduino
Replies: 9
Views: 1436

Re: Arduino

Hi, when making a custom communication protocol based on serial ports, it's easier to test the device with a terminal software (PuTTY, RealTerm, etc.) maybe something similar is already included in the Arduino software. To debug I would start with something like: Lhires = Serial.readString(); if (Lh...
by fabdev
24 Apr 2024, 00:26
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: x/y coordinates of marked points
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: x/y coordinates of marked points

Yes, using a script:

Image.Points.Count

returns how many points are selected.
and:

x,y = Image.Points.Get(i)

returns the coordinates of the #i point.
See in the Guide: Scripts / Function(Images) , "Points and Rectangles" near the end of the page.
Fabio.
by fabdev
19 Apr 2024, 14:25
Forum: General
Topic: Preprocess Normalization
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Preprocess Normalization

Hi, when the Sigma coefficient goes up and up, the Sigma algorithm becomes a classical Average/Add (without Sigma), which gives the best SNR. Sigma is useful to remove hot pixels and satellite stripes, but if these are not present, then Average/Add is better (also Sigma cannot be used for precise as...
by fabdev
02 Apr 2024, 14:54
Forum: Scripts
Topic: New script commands in SP6
Replies: 0
Views: 524

New script commands in SP6

Selecting files and folders the command SelectFile let the user to select just one file, and returns the filename as a string. Instead, the command SelectFiles allows to select several files and returns them as an array. It's possible to suggest an initial folder and the extension of the files: fil...
by fabdev
02 Apr 2024, 14:20
Forum: General
Topic: Astroart 8 SP6
Replies: 0
Views: 659

Astroart 8 SP6

Hello, a new minor version of Astroart 8 is available: Version 8.0 SP6 - April 2, 2024 -------------------------------- * New feature. Automatic meridian flips, with autoguide and centering by plate solving. * New feature. Script commands for selecting files. * New feature. Script commands for persi...
by fabdev
22 Mar 2024, 00:08
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions for next SP
Replies: 6
Views: 2496

Re: Suggestions for next SP

Thanks, may you send me or post a sample image?
Actually it would be possible to deconvolve differently all parts of the image, for example if coma is present. Every corner of the image will be different.
Fabio.
by fabdev
08 Mar 2024, 21:52
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Question: teleskope control settings ST4/Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Question: teleskope control settings ST4/Guide

Hello, if the autoguide window is not opened, then no autoguide pulses are sent, so it doesn't matter which "guide protocol" is selected. If the problem really happens when the telescope is connected (just for GOTOs), then try with a planetarium software. If it happens again, it's possible that the ...
by fabdev
22 Feb 2024, 15:21
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Updated Canon plugin
Replies: 0
Views: 1114

Updated Canon plugin

New release for supporting the mirrorless cameras: R7, R8, R10, R100. However, these cameras are not supported on Windows 7/8.

https://www.msb-astroart.com/

If you are using a older camera, there is no reason to upgrade.
Fabio.
by fabdev
22 Feb 2024, 14:56
Forum: General
Topic: Tutorial about stacking comets
Replies: 0
Views: 1281

Tutorial about stacking comets

Hello, here is a preview of a video tutorial about stacking, and about the option "Follow minor planet", used to align comets and asteroids: tutorial-link.txt The first part of the tutorial is about the basics of image stacking (dark frames vs sigma stacking, hot pixel corrections, etc.). The second...
by fabdev
22 Feb 2024, 14:48
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions for next SP
Replies: 6
Views: 2496

Re: Suggestions for next SP

Hi, the filter is designed to be interactive (the window is non-blocking). Points added over the nebula and/or over the stars need to be removed, selecting a rectangle around them (the filter will update automatically if the Preview Lock is enabled). Sometimes enabling the option "Create flat field"...
by fabdev
16 Feb 2024, 01:09
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Start script from external program
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Re: Start script from external program

Hello, maybe the problem is that: text = "None" may be 16 bit Unicode, while a 8 bit ASCII string is expected. If this is the problem, here are a couple of solutions: text = "None" my_dll.AASendCommand(VAL, text.encode("ascii")) or just for tests: text = b"None" my_dll.AASendCommand(VAL, text) see: ...
by fabdev
14 Feb 2024, 16:23
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Shifting a set of images by a given shift (dX,dY) depending on image
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: Shifting a set of images by a given shift (dX,dY) depending on image

Hello, the script command is Image.Shift(dx,dy) . On a group of images there could be three solutions: 1) A script which opens, process and saves images, maybe using FindFiles(...) 2) A script from a template: menu Templates / Selected images, (menu from the script window). 3) A script to be applied...