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by Dunmunro
30 Nov 2021, 07:05
Forum: General
Topic: Astroart 8
Replies: 22
Views: 1270

Re: Astroart 8

I am finally back at my observatory and have been using AA8 under the stars with my CEM60 and CEM120 mounts. It is working well so far.
by Dunmunro
19 Nov 2021, 02:47
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Best Connection for Astroart to Gemini 2
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Best Connection for Astroart to Gemini 2

Thanks Iver. Thanks Dunmunro. I was going to upgrade to AA8 this weekend. I have read about the plate solving and centering and I have downloaded the ASCOM driver. I will eventually go that way but just a follow up question. If I continue to just use the Lodestar autoguider relays to control the sc...
by Dunmunro
18 Nov 2021, 10:07
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Best Connection for Astroart to Gemini 2
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Best Connection for Astroart to Gemini 2

Hi Everyone, I am looking for a little help. I presently have a Losmandy G11 with Gemini 1. Based on reviewing many of the posts, I am clearly underutilizing the capabilities of Astroart. Presently I connect my Lodestar autoguider input into the G1 autoguider port and just use the guide camera rela...
by Dunmunro
08 Nov 2021, 02:15
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Preprocess and Comet Tracking
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Preprocess and Comet Tracking

Im looking for advice on tracking. I go through what i think is the procedure, but the object motion and stars are trailed. This what i do ( in AA8 demo, and AA5 ): Open files (average), Align>Auto>Star pattern, Follow minor planet checked, sky motion= 2,2"/px, in PA 86 (manual entry from the MP Ep...
by Dunmunro
02 Nov 2021, 18:06
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: The Plate Solving function in AA8.
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: The Plate Solving function in AA8.

Hi Fabio, I've been using plate solving since you added it to AA. Could you please clarify where AA plate solve gets it's catalog data and where it's stored ? I added the GAIA catalog for AA 8, is it only used for the Star Atlas ? It may be a coincidence but since I added it AA now takes about 8 se...
by Dunmunro
01 Nov 2021, 18:42
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: The Plate Solving function in AA8.
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: The Plate Solving function in AA8.

Just to clarify: inside Astroart there are two different plate solve commands: 1) The command "Plate solve" which does not use the Star Atlas nor its catalogs. 2) The command "Reference stars automatic" from the Star Atlas, which uses the current star catalog. To make this work the star atlas must ...
by Dunmunro
30 Oct 2021, 23:09
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: The Plate Solving function in AA8.
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: The Plate Solving function in AA8.

The GSC is a subset of GAIA and is not included with AA8, AFAIK. Do I interpret what you say as that the GSC is a integral part of the GAIA file ? The GAIA catalog has far more stars, going to a deeper magnitude with more accurate astrometry, than the GSC and it therefore includes almost all the st...
by Dunmunro
30 Oct 2021, 18:40
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: The Plate Solving function in AA8.
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: The Plate Solving function in AA8.

Dave_S wrote:
30 Oct 2021, 16:38
I have now installed the GAIA folder in C:/users/dave/documents/GAIA (comp), and can now see it in AA8 -Tools- Star Atlas.

I don't have the GSC anywhere.
The GSC is a subset of GAIA and is not included with AA8, AFAIK.
by Dunmunro
27 Oct 2021, 21:10
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: The Plate Solving function in AA8.
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: The Plate Solving function in AA8.

I will be using AA8 for Capture, Guiding, and pre-processing, no problem there. My Planetarium of choice is Cartes du Ciel, which communicates perfectly with my mount, an HEQ5 Pro Synscan, which I control via EQDirect/EQmod. To Plate Solve for alignment purposes, I intend to to use SharpCap, which ...
by Dunmunro
15 Oct 2021, 18:48
Forum: General
Topic: Star Atlas missing
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Star Atlas missing

Thanks Dunmunro, I knew it was disabled in AA8 demo. I have now got the Star Atlas working in AA7. I checked my downloaded install files but there was no sign of the catalogue for AA7. After a lot of searching on the internet I found many references to the GSC but the only place I found to download...
by Dunmunro
14 Oct 2021, 16:18
Forum: General
Topic: Star Atlas missing
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Star Atlas missing

I have been using a licensed copy of AA7 for a couple of years and am now looking at AA8 (demo). But I can not get the Star Atlas to work as there is no catalogue. It was never there in AA7 either. But as my knowledge increase it would now be really good to have the Star Atlas. Where can I download...
by Dunmunro
12 Oct 2021, 17:38
Forum: General
Topic: Sigma + sum
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Sigma + sum

Thank you Fabio I guess after a week I'll able to get it to work. With Ditering I will use Sigma + sum Found RGGB is the one to use with Canon 2000D I had a try with Flats and Bias frame used in Darks place, that ditten work. So I only use Lights 30x180 sec. :) My set up give me 1" / pix so i tryed...