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by Dunmunro
27 Jan 2023, 17:06
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: M3 automatic acquisition via scripting
Replies: 0
Views: 55

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: 449

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: 88

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: 5
Views: 428

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: 88

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...
by Dunmunro
22 Jan 2023, 22:58
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: Abell 426 from last night
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Abell 426 from last night

Here's an updated image that's been drizzle stacked, with 3 more 1200sec images. Same processing as above but with 50 x ME deconvolution iterations:
by Dunmunro
22 Jan 2023, 18:23
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: Abell 426 from last night
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Abell 426 from last night

Abell 426 Galaxy Cluster centred on NGC 1275 on 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 - 12 x 20min (1200sec) subs and 5 dark frames. No flats. LR deconvolution, DDP and Gradient removal in lieu of flat. Imaged, OAG FF autog...
by Dunmunro
22 Jan 2023, 03:10
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: M101 - last night
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: M101 - last night

TKnightKY wrote:
22 Jan 2023, 01:36
Nice image. Where is your location?

Tony
Thanks.

SE Arizona - Arizona Sky Village.
by Dunmunro
21 Jan 2023, 21:35
Forum: General
Topic: AllCometEls.txt vs CometEls.txt
Replies: 1
Views: 123

AllCometEls.txt vs CometEls.txt

I guess the Minor planet Center must have renamed the comets file at some point. Anyways I have to remove the 'All' from the AllCometEls.txt file to get AA8 to read it.

https://minorplanetcenter.net//iau/MPCORB.html
by Dunmunro
21 Jan 2023, 19:31
Forum: Images, research, events
Topic: M101 - last night
Replies: 3
Views: 113

M101 - last night

M101 - 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 - 12 x 20min (1200sec) subs and 5 dark frames. No flats. LR deconvolution, DDP and Gradient removal in lieu of flats. Minor cropping Imaged, OAG FF autoguided, FF autofocused wit...
by Dunmunro
14 Jan 2023, 00:18
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Stacking 10in F7 and F5 images
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Stacking 10in F7 and F5 images

fabdev wrote:
13 Jan 2023, 23:18
It looks like the distortions from F5 and from F7 are too different, even for that option. May you post the two separate images?
Fabio.

I posted the separate stacked images here:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=753
by Dunmunro
13 Jan 2023, 22:12
Forum: Image processing and analysis
Topic: Stacking 10in F7 and F5 images
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Stacking 10in F7 and F5 images

Two 10in SCTs F5 and F7!

This image is a stack of 10 x 1200sec subs at F7 and 14 x 900sec subs at F5. I used the 'Distorsions between images' option. No flats or dark frames (how?) Both OTAs were using an Orion SSpro camera: