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by fabdev
21 Jul 2021, 16:24
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Reject subs with bright backgrounds.
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Reject subs with bright backgrounds.

This is currently under development, for the moment it can be done with a script, here is an example: dir = "D:\temp2\" sigma = 2.0 files = FindFiles(dir, "*.fit") n = Count(files) if n < 2 then print "no files found" end end if print n; "files" dim bkgs(n) for i = 1 to n filename = files{i} Image.O...
by fabdev
09 Jul 2021, 13:07
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Negative declination with zero degree
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Negative declination with zero degree

Hi, for the moment it's possible to solve writing the "0" positive and the minutes/seconds negative:

-0 41 59 = 0 -41 -59

Obviously only if dec > -1 and dec < 0. Fabio.
by fabdev
07 Jul 2021, 20:00
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Updated plugin for Starlight-Xpress Trius and SXV-"H"
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Updated plugin for Starlight-Xpress Trius and SXV-"H"

Hello, an updated version is available, version 3.30:

http://www.msb-astroart.com/ccd_en.htm

* More error checks during image download.
* Separated "Connect" and "Disconnect" buttons.

About the "Trius" series of the Starlight-Xpress cameras see: https://www.sxccd.com/
Clear skies,
Fabio.
by fabdev
07 Jul 2021, 19:46
Forum: General
Topic: 64bit running image processing script
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: 64bit running image processing script

Hi, in a future upgrade the scripts will be separated from camera control to allow that. If you like to use a now a modified version where this is already possible, just write me by email or PM.
Fabio.
by fabdev
07 Jul 2021, 19:25
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Preprocessing command
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Preprocessing command

It's still an experimental command, but it works with AA7. It's not easy to use by the way, you need to build at runtime a text with all the details of preprocessing: https://www.astroart-forum.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=293 (the "$" is no longer required for strings) From the Preprocessing Windo...
by fabdev
01 Jul 2021, 16:52
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Nikon 5600 Cannot Open Camera
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Nikon 5600 Cannot Open Camera

Hi, verify that the camera is set in PTP mode for communication, (not Mass Storage). For faster support you may write me by email at: http://www.msb-astroart.com/support.htm
by fabdev
20 May 2021, 18:05
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: scale bar on images
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Feature request: scale bar on images

I can confirm that this feature will be added, maybe also in kilometers for comets.
For the moment, if you need to add a scale marker to many images for publication (from the same instrument), consider the Logo annotation.
Thanks, Fabio.
by fabdev
20 May 2021, 18:02
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Guiding problems
Replies: 14
Views: 1053

Re: Guiding problems

The mount (iOptron CEM40EC) is driven via ascom not the camera relays...I am not sure if this is relevant but I have noticed.. In this case select in the Telescope Window "ASCOM" for Goto, and "Same connection" for Guide. If it still does not work you may contact me for technical assistance at: htt...
by fabdev
18 May 2021, 14:20
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Updated ASCOM plugin
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Updated ASCOM plugin

Hello, an updated ASCOM plugin (version 2.20) is now available at the Astroart web site: http://www.msb-astroart.com/ It's a minor upgrade, it's now possible to connect to the camera without using the ASCOM Chooser (to save time, and to avoid problems with some recent ASCOM drivers). By the way, it'...
by fabdev
18 May 2021, 14:09
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Guiding problems
Replies: 14
Views: 1053

Re: Guiding problems

.. My Guide scope is a 30mm ZWO unit which is about 14" per pixel and guide at 1x siderial. What settings would be a good start point for AA&? With PHD I guide quite happily at 3-5s exposures but to calibrate I had to set the pulse to about 8s. Hi, are you really sure about 14" and 1X sideral ? Tha...
by fabdev
17 May 2021, 17:13
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Feature request

Yes, it will be added. The most important task will be to avoid stars while keeping a uniform distribution of points.
For the moment I suggest start placing points along the borders first, then following a spiral, proceed toward the center.
by fabdev
14 May 2021, 12:44
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Astroart Plug-ins For Image Processing
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Astroart Plug-ins For Image Processing

Hello, plug-ins usually contain peculiar or experimental filters. When they become widely used they are usually integrated in the main program. For example, the Destripe plugin which is becomming more popular for CMOS cameras, is now integrated in SP6. Plugins released in the last 2 years are usuall...