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by Iver
07 Apr 2021, 16:27
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: autofocusing noobie q
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: autofocusing noobie q

Yes that is how it works.
The focuser must be ASCOM.
To activate the Autofocus you need to put 99999 in the focus section.

Here are screen shots of the sections I referred to.
by Iver
06 Apr 2021, 16:11
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: autofocusing noobie q
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: autofocusing noobie q

Hi Martin, if you are using ver.7 latest service pack. The sequencer can be set up to do what you want. Go to the AA help topics and search for Autofocus to learn how to set it up. Then search for sequence that will explain how to incorporate auto focus in a sequence. Here is a very simple sequence ...
by Iver
10 Mar 2021, 01:30
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: autoguiding query
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: autoguiding query

I'm just guessing, since you said your balance was so perfect it might be a slight bit of play in the worm. You may want to try keeping your balance slightly heavy to the East.
by Iver
28 Jan 2021, 16:41
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Plate Solving Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Plate Solving Failure

Try 10% in the +- Horizontal field.

If you are using a reducer that would change your focal length setting.
by Iver
27 Jan 2021, 17:36
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Dither problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Dither problem.

Are you guiding through a Guide scope? It could be mirror shift and or differential flexure. If you are using a guide scope try not dithering.
by Iver
27 Jan 2021, 03:57
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Dither problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Dither problem.

Are you imaging with an SCT, could it be mirror shift?
by Iver
18 Jan 2021, 04:14
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: flat frames
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: flat frames

The Dark Frame choice in the image tab closes the camera shutter if the camera has one.
by Iver
17 Jan 2021, 21:01
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: flat frames problem
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: flat frames problem

This happens even if you select the imaging camera as 1 and the guider as 2 ?
by Iver
17 Jan 2021, 17:19
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: basic question about focus
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: basic question about focus

I try to set the number of steps between each focus position so that no position on the focus graph tops or bottoms out.
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by Iver
16 Jan 2021, 16:45
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: flat frames
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: flat frames

In the bottom left corner of your flat there are some numbers, B is the background average. For my 16 bit camera I try to get that value between 25,000 and 30,000. In that range my flats correct very well. For a 12 bit camera you will need a lower range. In the AstroArt help topics search for "Flat ...