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by Dunmunro
09 Feb 2023, 06:05
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Vanderbei Deconvolution for coma and field curvature.
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Vanderbei Deconvolution for coma and field curvature.

I've been experimenting with Dr Vanderbei's plugin using AA8LAA SP3: abell30x1200DC_DDP_gradient.jpg (image is centred on NGC1275) n1275_driz27x1200_VD_DDP.jpg (drizzled to simulate files from a 24MP camera) The plugin seems to only work with monochrome images, so I split the master fits image into ...
by Dunmunro
08 Feb 2023, 14:07
Forum: General
Topic: Night mode
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Night mode

sharky1961 wrote:
08 Feb 2023, 10:40
Good day,

does AstroArt has a night mode like NINA?

best regards

Rob
Drop down menu->Edit->Theme->Night 1 /Night 2
by Dunmunro
08 Feb 2023, 01:59
Forum: General
Topic: Multiple simultaneous instances
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Multiple simultaneous instances

I have a much more minimal computer which I use just to control the scopes. Running a 8GB ram i5. Maybe that's my problem? I also need to update my ASCOM drivers. Maybe that will help? I keep this HP outside most of the time and operate it remotely through VNC. I wonder if the VNC could also be cau...
by Dunmunro
07 Feb 2023, 22:33
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: Comet C2022E3
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Comet C2022E3

Nice. Good work at a good time for the comet! A walkthru of your steps would be nice. I have been using Manual stacking at high mag relying on the "centroid." Up to 138 images at 40s on 16Mp cam. Gets old:) I guided on the comet using a guidescope aligned with my imaging OTA. I checked the 'plate s...
by Dunmunro
07 Feb 2023, 17:30
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: Comet C2022E3
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Comet C2022E3

gregor wrote:
07 Feb 2023, 17:14
Nice. Good work at a good time for the comet! A walkthru of your steps would be nice. I have been using Manual stacking at high mag relying on the "centroid." Up to 138 images at 40s on 16Mp cam. Gets old:)
I'll have to refresh my memory and I'll post the workflow later today.
by Dunmunro
06 Feb 2023, 20:36
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Meade LPI-GM and LPI-GM Advanced.
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Meade LPI-GM and LPI-GM Advanced.

(1) I've tested my 2018 vintage LPI-GM with the latest (March 2022) Meade ASCOM drivers; this camera uses the same sensor as an ASI120MM and is similar in size and physical configuration to the ASI120MM Mini. (2) I've also tested my new LPI-GM Advanced with the latest (March 2022) Meade ASCOM driver...
by Dunmunro
01 Feb 2023, 21:05
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: Comet C2022E3
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Comet C2022E3

This is an integration of 19 x 60sec exposures from Jan28/29. I used the 'Follow minor planet' feature while Sigma Sum stacking with 'no alignment' selected.
10in F5 SCT, Orion SS Pro 6mp OSC camera, CEM60 mount.
by Dunmunro
27 Jan 2023, 17:06
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: M3 automatic acquisition via scripting
Replies: 0
Views: 98

M3 automatic acquisition via scripting

M3 from last night. The 2nd target on my target list after M81. This image was the result of the script that I just posted in the script forum. The script directed the mount to goto M3, then plate solved a 10 second image, synced the mount to the solved image coordinates, then did another goto to M3...
by Dunmunro
27 Jan 2023, 16:45
Forum: Scripts
Topic: script for automatic goto, platesolve, sync, centre, and FF autoguide
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: script for automatic goto, platesolve, sync, centre, and FF autoguide

Here's a modified version of the above script, but with Full Frame autoguiding added in: n = Telescope.List.Count for i = 1 to n ra = Telescope.List.Ra(i) de = Telescope.List.Dec(i) name = Telescope.List.Name(i) Telescope.Goto(ra,de) Telescope.Wait Pause(1) Camera.Start(10) Camera.Wait Image.FindCoo...
by Dunmunro
27 Jan 2023, 07:03
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: M82 from Jan 21
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: M82 from Jan 21

AstroBernd wrote:
26 Jan 2023, 18:25
Very nice image!
Thanks for posting your acquisition and processing steps.
Clear skies
Bernd
Thanks!
by Dunmunro
24 Jan 2023, 23:46
Forum: General
Topic: Multiple simultaneous instances
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Multiple simultaneous instances

nbastro wrote:
24 Jan 2023, 04:07
Sorry - missing in action for a while.
Yes , 64 bit windows.
Are you trying to run imaging hardware at the same time?

I just ran two simultaneous 64bit instances where each was running a very large preprocessing drizzle stack on an I7 computer with 32gigs of RAM and it ran fine.
by Dunmunro
24 Jan 2023, 02:58
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: M82 from Jan 21
Replies: 2
Views: 115

M82 from Jan 21

M82 - Jan 21 2023 10in Meade F10 OTA and a Starizona .63x SCT FR = F7 on a pier mounted CEM120 Orion SS Pro APSC 6MP OSC - 10 x 20min (1200sec) subs and 5 dark frames. Drizzle stack. No flats. LR deconvolution, DDP and Gradient removal in lieu of flats. Minor cropping Imaged, OAG FF autoguided, FF a...