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by fabdev
29 Nov 2022, 13:40
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Placing a mark at an exact coordinate
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Placing a mark at an exact coordinate

Hi, it can be done with the menu command: Image / Select / Coordinates. The shortcut is CTRL + ALT + P.
Another solution could be a script which asks the coordinates then transform them with the command Image.XY(ra,dec)
by fabdev
25 Nov 2022, 23:08
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Coregistering multiple images
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Coregistering multiple images

Hi, Coregister as a script command and macro command (to apply it automatically on a list of files) will be available in SP3, released in January. To receive the pre-release next week just contact me by email or PM. "Automatic coregister" meant that it was no longer needed to select manually the ref...
by fabdev
22 Nov 2022, 14:45
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Mosaic and rotate
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Mosaic and rotate

Hi, Mosaic does not rotate. The only solution would be to rotate the second image manually, before mosaic. The angle is the difference between the two images. It could be found via plate solve, or from the same two stars, using the command "Separation" from the Stars Window. For example, if one imag...
by fabdev
22 Nov 2022, 14:32
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Script commands in AA8 SP2
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Script commands in AA8 SP2

Hello, all the script commands are included in the documentation, but: Image.Stars.fwhmx() and Image.Stars.fwhmy() are no longer supported (because they could not detect diagonal elongation in AA7). They remain in AA8 for backward compatibility, but they are still not reliable. Replace them with Ima...
by fabdev
18 Nov 2022, 15:33
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: 2 cameras using same driver
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: 2 cameras using same driver

Hi, usually that is managed by the manufacturer with something like "Camera 1" and "Camera 2" in the ASCOM Chooser. Here is a quick example from Atik and QHY cameras: Camera1-2.jpg I suggest to ask the manufacturer what is the procedure to control two cameras with ASCOM. In Astroart, using one or tw...
by fabdev
17 Nov 2022, 16:52
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Updated camera plugins for incoming SP3
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Updated camera plugins for incoming SP3

Hello, at the Astroart web site: https://www.msb-astroart.com/ some plugins have been updated (ASCOM and Starlight-Xpress), for the incoming Astroart 8 SP3, which will be released in January. The 64 bit version of SP3 will support native 64 bit plugins for camera control. If you are already using th...
by fabdev
01 Nov 2022, 20:26
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Plate solving parameters in Telescope control Centering
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Plate solving parameters in Telescope control Centering

Hi, everything about plate solving and astrometry is J2000.

If your telescope needs to work in JNow, then enable the options "JNow" both in the Goto and in the Center page of the telescope window. Probably in the future it will remain only one option for JNow, currently that is just a duplication.
by fabdev
31 Oct 2022, 12:13
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Guiding - Hot pixels option
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Guiding - Hot pixels option

Hello Patrick,
1) Slit mode now stars with RA,DE+,DE- pulses disabled.
2) It's possible to enable all them at once clicking the "Enable" label.
Fabio.
by fabdev
31 Oct 2022, 12:06
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Plate solving parameters in Telescope control Centering
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Plate solving parameters in Telescope control Centering

Hello, 1) With only 4 stars there's the risk of a false positive. However if the field of view is small, or for some other reason it's not possible to get consistently more stars, there's no choice. The number of stars is different from the Plate Solve window because the Centre window usually works ...
by fabdev
27 Oct 2022, 14:24
Forum: General
Topic: Optical distortions for SP2 and SP3
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Optical distortions for SP2 and SP3

Hello, Astroart 8 SP2, released last month, included an option to correct non-linear optical distortions for image stacking. Distortions can be an issue with some optics when the field of view is higher than 0.5 - 1 degrees. Astroart 8 SP3 (to be released next year) now supports optical distortions ...
by fabdev
17 Oct 2022, 17:00
Forum: General
Topic: Multiple simultaneous instances
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Multiple simultaneous instances

Hi Newell, for technical support from me please contact at: https://www.msb-astroart.com/support.htm
This forum is a community, to share knowledge and experience. Maybe someone will reply, but it's not guaranteed.
Thanks, Fabio.
by fabdev
15 Oct 2022, 15:30
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Some keyboard shortcuts in AA8 SP2
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Some keyboard shortcuts in AA8 SP2

Hello, try this procedure for the new keyboard shortcuts of AA8 SP2, using the numeric keypad: 1) Open a big image. 2) Press 5 on the numeric keypad to maximize. 3) Press * on the numeric keypad for the automatic zoom 3b) Press F11 if you prefer a black border, then F11 again to disable. 4) Open oth...