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Hilmi
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Re: LX850 12" new [Re: frozen.kryo]
      #5742231 - 03/19/13 03:06 AM

Frozen.kryo,

For the data you are looking for, it is better to use PEMPro or something similar. Because that will also tell you how smooth the PE curve is. That would tell you a lot more than looking at how streaky the stars are.

Thanks


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Whichwayisnorth
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Re: LX850 12" new [Re: frozen.kryo]
      #5742849 - 03/19/13 12:33 PM

CCD inspector has a trial and will allow you to test quite a bit with regards to the optics. PEMPRO has a trial as well and will allow you to test quite a bit with regards to the mount. Both of these programs are not that difficult to use.

I'd be interested in seeing the following on the production units.

Starlock assisted PEC. How well does it work?
Starlock assisted Drift alignment. How accurate is it?
Starlock auto rate calibration. How do the reported values work for you?
Go-To pointing and HPP. How accurate?

Long unprocessed .fits format exposures. Minimum of 10minutes.

Post screenshots of the PEMPRO screen and the ccd inspector screen. Post log files for Alph. Speaking of whom, where has he been lately?

Now with the exception of logs for Alph, I've done everything else on my beta non-production unit. I have those results. Would be nice to compare with production results to see what if anything has changed.


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Alph
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Re: LX850 12" new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5745071 - 03/20/13 12:44 PM

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Post log files for Alph. Speaking of whom, where has he been lately?




I am still around just staying away from psycho talk. PHD or MaximDL autoguoider logs would be very helpful in evaluating differential drift/flexure. The logs should be recorded with the main camera when the starlock is autoguiding. Simply set up your main camera for auto guiding and disable the guider output. To make the data analysis easier, align your camera with RA and Dec coordinates. For the most accurate analysis the camera angle should be known.


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ahopp
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Re: LX850 12" new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5745138 - 03/20/13 01:26 PM

Holy *BLEEP* BrokeAstronomer, I am not sure I know how to do all of this stuff. Will give it a try though. Will probably pelt you with many questions...

Tony


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Whichwayisnorth
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Re: LX850 12" new [Re: ahopp]
      #5745175 - 03/20/13 01:44 PM

Naw, no worries. Just enjoy your new toys!! I don't like the idea of you or anyone else feeling the least bit of pressure to provide immediate feedback. When you get the hang of things and have some free time go ahead and do some testing and if you are inclined to report back to CN, that'd be great too.

You have waited a long time. You should get to enjoy life.


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ahopp
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Re: LX850 12" new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5745223 - 03/20/13 02:05 PM

Was kidding, just a little bit. Will be happy to oblige, will look to you and others when I get stuck, which will mostly be when using some of these apps that I am not familiar with...

Tony


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