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by fabdev
08 Feb 2023, 22:35
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: DDP star bloat
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: DDP star bloat

Hi, it's not easy to reply without seeing the actual image. By the way, you could use the StarNet plugin to apply DDP only on the nebula and not on the stars: 1) Duplicate the image, let's call it "B". 2) Apply your DDP on image "A". 3) Apply a DDP with low gamma and mid white point to image "B" (so...
by fabdev
24 Jan 2023, 02:35
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Moving Mask by Pixel in any direction
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Moving Mask by Pixel in any direction

Hi, just select the last tool in the Mask window, then click the arrow buttons: If you zoom-in the image, it will be precise to move the mask also with the mouse.
Greetings, Fabio.
by fabdev
22 Jan 2023, 15:17
Forum: General
Topic: AllCometEls.txt vs CometEls.txt
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: AllCometEls.txt vs CometEls.txt

It must be happened in the last 3-4 days. That would cause trouble to a lot of software.
For the moment the only solution is to rename the file after the download.
Thanks, Fabio.
by fabdev
14 Jan 2023, 17:18
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Blink Full Screen negative mode
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Blink Full Screen negative mode

Hi Andrew, OK, it will be added to SP4 next week. Meanwhile consider the option "Alternate colors" to blink the images with slightly different colors, see the following animation:
by fabdev
14 Jan 2023, 16:53
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Stacking 10in F7 and F5 images
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Stacking 10in F7 and F5 images

That's interesting. Using an improved algorithm it was possible to obtain the following result: N891sum2.jpg It's still not perfect (the "double stars" in the corners now look like "coma"). The correction is now included in SP4, if you like to receive the prerelease please write me by PM ore email. ...
by fabdev
13 Jan 2023, 23:18
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Stacking 10in F7 and F5 images
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Stacking 10in F7 and F5 images

It looks like the distortions from F5 and from F7 are too different, even for that option. May you post the two separate images?
Fabio.
by fabdev
12 Jan 2023, 17:55
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Updated ASCOM plugin v2.72
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Updated ASCOM plugin v2.72

Hello, an updated plugin for ASCOM cameras is available at: https://www.msb-astroart.com/down_en.htm#cameracontrol which fixes two possible problems: 1) Setting an invalid temperature could block the plugin. 2) The ASCOM Chooser may not show up. If these two errors do not affect your camera, there's...
by fabdev
09 Jan 2023, 00:30
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: 64bit Camera plugin - it works!
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: 64bit Camera plugin - it works!

No, it does not update camera plugins, use those two files to change between 2.60 and 2.70, but to uninstall 2.70 you also need to delete those two files "_64ASCOM.dll". Looking at other forums it seems that a 64 bit ASCOM driver for the StarShot does not exist. So the only solution is to delete tho...
by fabdev
08 Jan 2023, 15:06
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: 64bit Camera plugin - it works!
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: 64bit Camera plugin - it works!

It looks like that the StarShoot ASCOM driver is 32 bit only. with an internet search: starshoot ascom 64 bit it's possible to find the same issue on other software, for example: https://aptforum.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2395 At the Orion web site the latest ASCOM driver is version "100209", maybe ...
by fabdev
08 Jan 2023, 14:53
Forum: General
Topic: Star Atlas query
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Star Atlas query

Hi, the new option "Astrometry" selects the best stars with a different algorithm: instead of selecting the highest S/N it tries an uniform coverage of the image, which is useful for mapping optical distortions. However this is imporant only when less the 50 stars are used: try for example with 20 s...
by fabdev
08 Jan 2023, 00:48
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: 64bit Camera plugin - it works!
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: 64bit Camera plugin - it works!

Hi, I didn't understand "broke access", may you explain? what happened exactly? 32 bit or 64 bit? By the way it's possible that the first time v2.70 is used it's required to select again the camera from the ASCOM Chooser. The previous version is still available, you may switch between them without r...
by fabdev
07 Jan 2023, 13:18
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: 64bit Camera plugin - it works!
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: 64bit Camera plugin - it works!

Thank you for the report!
Clear skies, Fabio.