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by merlin66
05 Sep 2020, 22:29
Forum: General
Topic: Astroart 7.0 SP5
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Astroart 7.0 SP5

Thanks Fabio.
Your ongoing support to the amateur community is appreciated.
Stay safe.
by merlin66
09 Aug 2020, 22:41
Forum: General
Topic: UCAC5 - Any users?
Replies: 1
Views: 356

UCAC5 - Any users?

I use UCAC4 but just noticed that UCAC5 was issued back in 2017.
It's not even mentioned on the UCAC website!
https://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astromet ... -prod/ucac
Has anyone tried it yet??
by merlin66
09 Aug 2020, 22:33
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: removing the bright sun from an image
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: removing the bright sun from an image

Glad to be able to help.
by merlin66
09 Aug 2020, 22:32
Forum: General
Topic: plate solve failure
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: plate solve failure

All's well that ends well.
by merlin66
04 Aug 2020, 06:06
Forum: General
Topic: plate solve failure
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: plate solve failure

I had similar problems... I received this sample script from one of the members (Iver): Maybe this will help. This is a script I run after a goto , it takes an image, solves it, syncs the scope to the image and then centers the target. raTar = Telescope.RA deTar = Telescope.DEC Camera.Binning(1) Cam...
by merlin66
03 Aug 2020, 23:59
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: removing the bright sun from an image
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: removing the bright sun from an image

Conrad/ Fabio,
There's an even easier way...
I use Sylvain's CORONO software.
http://sweiller.free.fr/Softwares/Corono/corono.html
by merlin66
18 Jul 2020, 11:13
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Airmass calculation
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Airmass calculation

Erik,
If you use EQMod the Air Mass is already calculated for you, just click on the LST display and it turns to AirMass
by merlin66
19 Jun 2020, 06:27
Forum: General
Topic: Focus a spectrum
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Focus a spectrum

Conrad,
A Fabio mentioned, this feature was to assist in the focus of reference lamp emission lines with the slit spectrograph.
This is a critical step in ensuring critical spectral image focusing and resolution.
by merlin66
26 Apr 2020, 01:45
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Using FFT to remove Newton Rings in solar image?
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Re: Using FFT to remove Newton Rings in solar image?

Fabio,
Bumma!
Worth asking the question though......
by merlin66
25 Apr 2020, 00:46
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Using FFT to remove Newton Rings in solar image?
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Using FFT to remove Newton Rings in solar image?

Fabio, Unfortunately with my camera/ barlow combo I get NR in my solar images. Usually I tilt the camera to reduce them.. I saw the FFT function and according to the manual it could/ should help remove these NR. When I try the FFT, the FFT screen generated doesn't show the NR (in the example in the ...