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by Dunmunro
10 Oct 2019, 16:01
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: lodestar x2
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: lodestar x2

toharra wrote:
10 Oct 2019, 14:50
No, as I don't have that program.
There's a fully functional free demo available here:

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

I don't use Maxim, so I can't really comment on that.
by Dunmunro
10 Oct 2019, 04:24
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: lodestar x2
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: lodestar x2

I am using my newly purchased lodestar x2 with maxim dl version 4.2. I am able to focus easily but when I try to set up guiding, the error message "unable to detect guide star" keeps appearing. I have tried to use a very bright star i.e. Caph and still the same results. Any ideas. Best regards, Tom...
by Dunmunro
09 Sep 2019, 22:52
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Statistics parameters
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Statistics parameters

In the statistics report there is listed, "Pixel scale". However, in the help there is no discussion of what this means or how it was derived. Would appreciate any information available on the issue. Pixel Scale is shown in the stats output when the image has been plate solved. Pixel Scale = the wi...
by Dunmunro
23 Aug 2019, 20:24
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Scripted Autofocus parameters
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Scripted Autofocus parameters

Hi, I am sure I have seen this somewhere. But I was trying to explain to a new user how to autofocus in a script and could not remember the parameters for Focuser.Autofocus(p,q,r,s) and exactly what they did.. Thanks John Astroart Guide->scripts->script functions->camera functions: Camera / Guider....
by Dunmunro
24 Jun 2019, 16:15
Forum: General
Topic: Is 60s good enough?
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Is 60s good enough?

Hello I am going to try once again to see if I can do AP. Several months ago I bought AA7 and several of you were very helpful. I was having issues with the software on my windows 10 laptop but those are resolved. I have also upgraded my mount in my observatory (AP1100) and I have doing live viewin...
by Dunmunro
12 Jun 2019, 22:04
Forum: General
Topic: AStroart 7 photometry & Astrometry question
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: AStroart 7 photometry & Astrometry question

Thanks to all who have responded - much appreciated. Einari, evidently had a bad GSCdata base. Cleaned computer reloaded Astroart 5.0 which I own and problem of no stars goes away. Fabedev. have not gotten that kind of error. Still trying to figure how to load some of the other data bases you have ...
by Dunmunro
24 May 2019, 00:17
Forum: General
Topic: New user - issues
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: New user - issues

1) There are sliders along the right hand side of the Main window to adjust the brightness and contrast. You can also place the mouse cursor over the image and right click the mouse and then select: Viewrange->auto->auto. 2) it is asking for arc seconds per pixel. There are various calculators onlin...
by Dunmunro
15 May 2019, 00:58
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: FITS file doubles in size after preprocessing
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: FITS file doubles in size after preprocessing

Hi Dunmunro, I am using "Sigma+Sum". It seems that AA7 converts 16 bit fits files to 32 bit whenever it makes changes to the image, such as demosaicing and/or stacking. I haven't really considered this but it is probably necessary to preserve the data in the resulting files. It happens with my 16bi...
by Dunmunro
14 May 2019, 06:49
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: FITS file doubles in size after preprocessing
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: FITS file doubles in size after preprocessing

I just got a ZWO ASI 1600 MM Cool this weekend, and I tested it last night. As expected, the 4656x3520 pixel images takes up approximately 32 MB disk space, the camera is 12 bpp => 2 bytes. However, after stacking, the resulting fits file is 64 MB ! The fits header for a single light, says "BITPIX ...
by Dunmunro
07 May 2019, 20:11
Forum: General
Topic: Astroart 7 Service Pack 1
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Astroart 7 Service Pack 1

Thanks.