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by Dunmunro
25 May 2023, 14:11
Forum: General
Topic: Astroart 8 Install on new Windows 11 computer
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Astroart 8 Install on new Windows 11 computer

I have installed SP3 with no problems using the method you mentioned but SP4 doesn't install the same way. SP4 is an auto installation file where it installs the files in the correct directory for you. SP4 download is an application file not a copy and paste file. It installed fine in Windows 8.1 M...
by Dunmunro
24 May 2023, 22:00
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: calibration (dark,Flat & Bias
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: calibration (dark,Flat & Bias

I'm new to Astroart8. My familiarity with similar software is MaxIm Ver 6.14 and the sky X with which I've found calibration of images fairly simple. 1. Can I create master darks, flats etc that I could load and use for calibration instead of load say the 20 + images taken for each (akin to MaxIM) ...
by Dunmunro
24 Apr 2023, 18:42
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Full Frame Focus Exposure Time By Filter
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: Full Frame Focus Exposure Time By Filter

Joe R wrote:
24 Apr 2023, 03:21
Hello dunmunro.

Thanks for the reply. It’s a Losmandy G11 Gemini 1.

Joe
I'd test the whole setup in daylight. I'd run a simulator for the autoguider; the point being to test operation of the filter wheel.
by Dunmunro
23 Apr 2023, 22:18
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Full Frame Focus Exposure Time By Filter
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: Full Frame Focus Exposure Time By Filter

Iver, Thanks. I did use those settings which worked just fine. I did run into a number of problems though, not related to the GOTO connection. Initially I couldn’t get a good image from the guide camera, all I got was a black image with no data. I disconnected/reconnected the guide camera a few tim...
by Dunmunro
22 Mar 2023, 22:50
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: Comet C/2022 E3 - ZTF
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Comet C/2022 E3 - ZTF

Great images!
by Dunmunro
18 Mar 2023, 17:33
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Full Frame Focus Exposure Time By Filter
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: Full Frame Focus Exposure Time By Filter

Joe R wrote:
18 Mar 2023, 03:51
Dunmunro,

Thanks for the replay. Great idea and will try it tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Thanks Again

Joe
You can use simulators to test your script during the day.
by Dunmunro
16 Mar 2023, 17:54
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Full Frame Focus Exposure Time By Filter
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: Full Frame Focus Exposure Time By Filter

All, I’m really liking AA8, especially when moving along the learning curve quickly! I ran into another dilemma and looking for a solution. I have an 8 position filter wheel with LRGB and narrow band filters. When auto-focusing I’ve been using 3 seconds exposures for the LRGB filters and 30 seconds...
by Dunmunro
28 Feb 2023, 21:47
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: NGC 5466
Replies: 0
Views: 227

NGC 5466

This is an integration of 8 x 1200sec ( 2.66 hours) exposures using an Orion Starshoot Pro V2 OSC 6MP APSC camera and a 10in F10 SCT @ F7 via a Starizona .63X SCT focal reducer. I autoguided the image with an OAG using Astroart's Full Frame guiding. PreProcessing: Sigma Sum Colour Demosaic = 4 gradi...
by Dunmunro
27 Feb 2023, 20:34
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: M13 - Feb 27
Replies: 0
Views: 239

M13 - Feb 27

This is an integration of 43 x 300sec ( 3.6 hours) exposures using an Orion Starshoot Pro V2 OSC 6MP APSC camera and a 10in F6.3 SCT @ F5 via a Starizona .75X SCT focal reducer. I guided the image with a 50mm F3.6 guidescope using Astroart's Full Frame guiding as I couldn't find a suitable guidestar...
by Dunmunro
23 Feb 2023, 18:21
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: Nova Sgr 2023
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Nova Sgr 2023

AndrewP wrote:
23 Feb 2023, 11:04
Hi

No just a fixed tripod. The simpler the better!

Andrew
The KISS principle!
by Dunmunro
22 Feb 2023, 16:20
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: Nova Sgr 2023
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Nova Sgr 2023

Awesome!

So you're using an 85mm camera lens on an equatorial mount?
by Dunmunro
17 Feb 2023, 18:47
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: M64
Replies: 0
Views: 246

M64

This is M64 from last night: 10in F7 SCT on a CEM120 mount, 8 x 20min subs, dark subtracted, Drizzle stacked, 20 x LR deconvolution, DDP and a gradient filter in lieu of flats. I'm not completely happy with this image as we had some high, thin cloud, and I didn't get enough subs. M64_8x20minLRx20_DD...