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by Dunmunro
30 Sep 2022, 19:35
Forum: Scripts
Topic: script for automatic goto, platesolve, sync, centre, and FF autoguide
Replies: 3
Views: 74

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

Targetlist1.txt: "N7000" 20 58 49.3 +44 19 40 "M31" 00 42 44.9 +41 16 10 Script: 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(3) Camera.Wait Image.FindCoordinates(...
by Dunmunro
30 Sep 2022, 15:41
Forum: Scripts
Topic: script for automatic goto, platesolve, sync, centre, and FF autoguide
Replies: 3
Views: 74

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

Hi, for the target list I suggest the first two examples in the paragraph "Automatic research script" (Telescope and camera script, and Autocenter script). For the autoguide I suggest the first section of this post: https://www.astroart-forum.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=582 Eventually they will n...
by Dunmunro
27 Sep 2022, 17:56
Forum: Scripts
Topic: script for automatic goto, platesolve, sync, centre, and FF autoguide
Replies: 3
Views: 74

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

I was wondering if anyone can share a sample script to goto targets on the target list, then do a platesolve assisted centring and then FF autoguide using AA7?

I am helping a friend automate his AP Mach 2 mount and an 11in RA astrograph.

thanks

Duncan
by Dunmunro
20 Sep 2022, 18:43
Forum: General
Topic: Astroart 8 SP2
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Astroart 8 SP2

Awesome! Astroart is getting better and better!
by Dunmunro
02 Sep 2022, 02:29
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Focus Temperatur
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Focus Temperatur

Hallo Ich habe seit neusten astroart 8.0. Ich möchte gerne den focuser über Temperatur steuern. Geht das schon ? Wenn nicht .... Ab wann kann man es ? Gruß Frank Hi Since the latest astroart 8.0. I would like to control the focuser via temperature. Is that already possible? Unless .... When can you...
by Dunmunro
16 Aug 2022, 21:09
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Subframe focus - Bahtinov and spectral line methods
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Subframe focus - Bahtinov and spectral line methods

Hello, 1) I am familiar with the Bahtinov technique but am looking for descriptions of how to integrate this into Astroart processing? 2)Also looking for descriptions of how to integrate focusing on a spectral line into Astroart processing - especially finding the width of a line? Regards, Patrick....
by Dunmunro
07 Aug 2022, 23:51
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Pause PHD2 when FF AF?
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Pause PHD2 when FF AF?

Is it possible to make AA8 tell PHD2 to pause AG while AA8 does a Full Frame Auto Focus, FF AF, in a sequence? When using an OAG, PHD2 doesn’t like sudden the large FWHM changes on the guide stars, that occours when doping a FF AF. AA8's full frame, multistar AG is excellent and I find it better th...
by Dunmunro
22 Jul 2022, 19:10
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Making photometry measurements in AA8 (and do a AAVSO file)
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Making photometry measurements in AA8 (and do a AAVSO file)

Hello, I've tried to make AAVSO compatible file which I could upload (to AAVSO) of an RR Lyrae type star: https://www.aavso.org/aavso-alert-notice-786 So far no luch with my normal software I use (ASTAP). Haven't used AA much execpt some individual astrometry/photometry measurements with AA7. So ba...
by Dunmunro
18 Jul 2022, 18:00
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Can't open image stacked with Pix Insight
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Can't open image stacked with Pix Insight

I just tried to open an image from a friend that was stacked and saved with Pix Insight. This is how it looks and I opened the Fits header. Image stacked with Pix Insight.jpg Has anyone encountered this before? IIRC, PI is not conforming to the FITS standards. Also they use fractional values for pi...
by Dunmunro
06 May 2022, 18:15
Forum: General
Topic: Plate Solving - No Luck
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Plate Solving - No Luck

Thanks, Dunmuro. I have had little luck with AA8 controlling the mount or plate solving off-line with no telescope hooked up. Things are just... weird. For instance, it did successfully plate solve for an image of M51 if I told it to look for M51. On the same image if I give the center search regio...
by Dunmunro
06 May 2022, 03:27
Forum: General
Topic: Plate Solving - No Luck
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Plate Solving - No Luck

Re: AA8 SP1: In another post I asked about installing a catalog for plate solving. Bill kindly explained how to install GaiaComp, which I did. I not longer get an error message when loading the star atlas. But plate solving nearly never works. I've been banging my head against this for months. I to...
by Dunmunro
29 Apr 2022, 18:06
Forum: General
Topic: AA8 and UCAC4 cat installation?
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: AA8 and UCAC4 cat installation?

Just downloaded AA v8 and currently going through the various set-ups. I've hit a snag in that I can't get UCAC4 and comet.txt into the catalogue folder. I've followed the instructions and have the MPCORB.DAT (which has a .GZ file extension) and Comet.txt downloads. How do I get them into the catal...