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by Dunmunro
20 Apr 2024, 23:42
Forum: General
Topic: Astroart with ASCOM remote
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Astroart with ASCOM remote

I'm not very happy with Chrome remote hence the USB rout. There is a thread on CN about remote connection options and Windows remote seems to have a lot of fans. Both my computers have Windows home so I would have to pay $100 to get Pro. On the other hand ASCOM remote is free so if anyone is using ...
by Dunmunro
20 Apr 2024, 21:40
Forum: General
Topic: Astroart with ASCOM remote
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Astroart with ASCOM remote

Is anyone using ASCOM remote? I have my observatory up and running temporarily using USB extender. I want to set up wireless connection, either Windows remote desktop or ASCOM remote. If you are using ASCOM remote how is it working out for you? I don't use it, but why not just use a miniPC, running...
by Dunmunro
20 Apr 2024, 18:14
Forum: Scripts
Topic: AARemote.dll 64-bit version?
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: AARemote.dll 64-bit version?

astrosharp wrote:
19 Apr 2024, 10:29
Hi,
I can't seem to locate a 64-bit version of the AA8 remote DLL. I found a previous discussion about this from back in 2016 but the link is dead.
Best Regards
Ian Sharp
As per the above, but the specific URL:

https://www.msb-astroart.com/plugins/AA ... ontrol.zip
by Dunmunro
30 Mar 2024, 16:10
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Astroart 8 SP5 64bit - camera control.
Replies: 0
Views: 520

Astroart 8 SP5 64bit - camera control.

I've upgraded one of my imaging setups [ 10in SCT at F8 with a Starizona LF SCT reducer, OAG with ASi178mm guide camera, CEM120 mount] from an APSC Orion Starshoot Pro V1 camera to an APSC ASI1071 MC Pro camera. I am happy to report that AA8 64bit SP5 + ASCOM 2.73 works as expected with the 64bit ca...
by Dunmunro
30 Mar 2024, 15:48
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: AA8 with the Sky X
Replies: 1
Views: 963

Re: AA8 with the Sky X

I'm doing my best at trying to use a paramount MEII controlled by AA8 via The Sky X. I have The correct ASCOM Sky for telescope control where I have deactivated synchronise. What I would like to know is the correct settings for TSX and start up procedure. I start up AA with the control settings suc...
by Dunmunro
22 Mar 2024, 00:43
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions for next SP
Replies: 6
Views: 2504

Re: Suggestions for next SP

fabdev wrote:
22 Mar 2024, 00:08
Thanks, may you send me or post a sample image?
Actually it would be possible to deconvolve differently all parts of the image, for example if coma is present. Every corner of the image will be different.
Fabio.
I could email you a sample fits image.
by Dunmunro
20 Mar 2024, 21:23
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions for next SP
Replies: 6
Views: 2504

Re: Suggestions for next SP - multizone deconvolution

I was thinking about how to implement more effective deconvolution that would work better for images that have a large variation in the PSF from the centre to the edge of the sensor. A simple way would be to automatically create a series of circular masks. with the inner mask covering about 25% diam...
by Dunmunro
05 Mar 2024, 15:08
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: PK205 +14.1 AKA Medusa Nebula
Replies: 0
Views: 1444

PK205 +14.1 AKA Medusa Nebula

This is 33 x 15min subs (8.25 hours) taken through a 10in SCT at F8 using an Orion Star Shoot Pro V1 atop a CEM120 mount. Autoguided, autofocused, and processed in AA8 SP5. Flat fielded, DF subtracted. processing history: 14:00:40 Remove gradient adaptive sub. 80 13:57:53 DDP 90 30 0 25 50 1.45 20 1...
by Dunmunro
27 Feb 2024, 23:09
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: Jones-Emberson 1 (PK 164+31.1)
Replies: 0
Views: 1143

Jones-Emberson 1 (PK 164+31.1)

Jones-Emberson 1 (PK 164+31.1) is a 14th magnitude planetary nebula in Lynx. This image is the result of a Sigma-Sum stack of 36 x 900sec subframes (9 hours integration time), taken by an Orion Starshoot Pro V2 APSC CCD camera through a Meade 10in F6.3 SCT @ F5 via a Starizona .75X SCT reducer on a ...
by Dunmunro
12 Feb 2024, 15:32
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Shifting a set of images by a given shift (dX,dY) depending on image
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Shifting a set of images by a given shift (dX,dY) depending on image

Hi, I am at the very beginning of my leaning curve about scripts. So, I have a number of questions ... I would like to shift a set of images (image-1.fit, image-2.fit, image-3.fit, ..., image-i.fit) by a given shift (X, Y)(i), the value of each shift (X,Y) dependant on the image number i. I know ho...
by Dunmunro
29 Dec 2023, 23:59
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Demosaic - extracting green channels
Replies: 2
Views: 1399

Re: Demosaic - extracting green channels

Hi The command "Demosaic RGB" allows the user to extract a single colour channel. However for Bayer patterns with 2 green channels, does AA8 sum or average these two or just pick one? Regards Andrew The green channels are combined, but I think this is a function of the debayering process itself.
by Dunmunro
09 Nov 2023, 16:24
Forum: General
Topic: Sun Tracking
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Sun Tracking

I recently tried doing a goto to the Sun but got an error message. Sorry I cannot quote the message since it has been to many days back it was something about format if I remember correctly. Is there a way to do a GOTO to the Sun or is this a safety issue to prevent accidently looking at the Sun? I...