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Astrophotography / Re: Voyager - automation software - first result
« Last post by Carole on Today at 18:46:02 »
Sounds a good idea.  What with Robert's imaging session on SkyX it looks like being a "use of software" programme so far this year.

Let me know when you'd like to do it Roberto and I'll put it on the imaging sessions calendar.

Carole
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Technical / Re: ZWO ASI294MC Pro issues and tests
« Last post by The Thing on Today at 17:33:41 »
Hi Robert, I have applied the same stretch to all three using the right click menu function... I need to get some stats, also try Nina as that uses the Ascom driver.
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I have also been looking at Voyager and it looks very promising.
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Technical / Re: Glass Dome for all Sky camera
« Last post by The Thing on Today at 17:29:48 »
Got scratched. And I didn't put enough effort into mounting the camera securely.
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Technical / Re: ZWO ASI294MC Pro issues and tests
« Last post by RobertM on Today at 17:28:37 »
What do they look like if you apply the same stretch to all three (rather than auto-stretch them individually) ?

Anything obvious looking at the histograms ?

Robert

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Technical / Re: Glass Dome for all Sky camera
« Last post by RobertM on Today at 17:20:58 »
Know the feeling well Duncan !  What happened to the last dome - did it have too much distortion ?

Carole, I believe that was a prototype.
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Astrophotography / Re: Voyager - automation software - first result
« Last post by RobertM on Today at 17:17:03 »
Hi Roberto,

An excellent result !

I have the software on trial at the moment and it looks very promising.  I should also have image using it myself soon.

Robert

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Astrophotography / Voyager - automation software - first result
« Last post by Roberto on Today at 15:44:52 »
Hello All

As I am due to do an imaging session later in the year - I believe in May - it may be worth if we agree on the topic of interest for it.  I recently came across a new, to me, piece of software which helps automate imaging sessions by controlling different pieces of hardware and software: Voyager from Starkeeper.it

First result is a narrowband shot of the Rosette Nebula taken under increasing Moonlight last week:



The best outcome of using Voyager for me has been that I use fewer applications (no dedicated imaging or focusing software necessary) but most importantly no crashes, no hang-ups, full control of what actions are running - extremely stable so far.

Would people want to see Voyager demonstrated at my imaging session in May?

Roberto
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Technical / Re: Glass Dome for all Sky camera
« Last post by The Thing on Today at 14:35:04 »
Just bought a dummy CCTV camera dome complete for £3.69 delivered! I have a 5 year old project to complete!
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Technical / Re: ZWO ASI294MC Pro issues and tests
« Last post by The Thing on Today at 14:25:59 »
APT FITS file header information:
DATE-OBS= '2019-02-16T09:16:10' / The UTC date and time at the start of the expo
HIERARCH CAMERA-DATE-OBS = '2019-02-16T09:16:10' / The UTC date and time at the
EXPTIME =                 300. / The total exposure time in seconds             
CCD-TEMP=                   0. / Temperature of CCD when exposure taken         
XPIXSZ  =                 4.63 / Pixel width in microns (after binning)         
YPIXSZ  =                 4.63 / Pixel height in microns (after binning)       
XBINNING=                    1 / Binning factor in width                       
YBINNING=                    1 / Binning factor in height                       
XORGSUBF=                    0 / Sub frame X position                           
YORGSUBF=                    0 / Sub frame Y position                           
EGAIN   =     1.00224268436432 / Electronic gain in e-/ADU                     
FOCALLEN=                  615 / Focal Length of the Telescope in mm           
JD      =     2458530.88978009 / Julian Date                                   
SWCREATE= 'Astro Photography Tool - APT v.3.65' / Imaging software             
SBSTDVER= 'SBFITSEXT Version 1.0' / Standard version                           
SNAPSHOT=                    1 / Number of images combined                     
SET-TEMP=                   0. / The setpoint of the cooling in C               
IMAGETYP= 'Dark Frame'         / The type of image                             
SITELAT = '+00 00 00.000'      / The site Latitude                             
SITELONG= '-00 00 00.000'      / The site Longitude                             
HUMIDITY=                75.39 / The Humidity                                   
TAMBIENT=                 8.87 / The Ambient Temperature                       
GAIN    =                  120 / The gain set (if supported)                   
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