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#51 NickK-UK

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 05:53 PM

Been dogfooding again with TheSkyX OS X plugin .. about -3degC here - the garden pond has frozen over ..

 

From the new ATIK 414EX - here's a single L sub at -15degC, 500 seconds then simply stretched in PI - no guiding, no PA adjustment from last time. Scope is 670mm, f6.38 Pentax 105SDP. Just a UV/IR cut and a Neodymium filter for the light pollution.

 

m42_300s_stretched_800x600.png

 

Not bad.. although I did a comparison between the 414EX and the 383L on the flame. The 414EX has got far superior sensitivity.. but the 383L image sizes really give it something!

 


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 06:05 PM

I did an M42 a couple of years back - I'd say the subs are about the same as a 10 minute sub from the 383L.. this is under dark clear skies in the south of france, up a mountain with an air temp of -15degC, with guiding and PA..... Again - raw L sub, stretched in PI:

 

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 11:23 AM

Incoming... OpenPHD2 ATIK OSX Support :)

 

I spent a bit of time getting OpenPHD to build on 64bit OS X 10.10.1... and added the new portable C++ OSX/Linux driver to it... and here's the ATIK Titan connected:

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 16.15.04.png

 

I still have some more development todo - sorting out why the image is shifted (probably the old ATIK16 class I used as a template).

 

The great thing with OpenPHD2.. is it connects with EQMac.. so now I can use an ATIK camera to control the NEQ6's pulse guiding vis EQMac.

 



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 03:59 PM

Ok, got own to the bottom of it - theres a set of superclass variables that needed updating.. here's my instantly recognisable 383L noise pattern on the stretch..

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Can't wait to test :D

 

 

 



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 06:49 AM

I've released the OpenPHD OS X 10.10.1 64bit application - but at 9.8Mb compressed it's a little big for the board's limit :D



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 06:49 AM

I note that Craig has release a whole year of updates for Nebulosity 3.3:

 


3.3.0 (1/11/15)
ÑÑ- All updates from pre-releases 3.2.1 onward
- (3.2.3) Fixes for T5i
- (3.2.3) Macro added for 3.3 median
- (3.2.3) Stacking now retains header info
- (3.2.3) Update for AOSX 16ICÕs ID code
- (3.2.2) Updated build for OS X 10.0
- (3.2.2) Updated Windows build machine (Win8.1)
- (3.2.2) Updated to LibRAW 0.16
- (3.2.2) Updated to wxWidgets 3.0.2
- (3.2.2) Updated to Atik OSX r131
- (3.2.2) Windows: Ability to act as an ASCOM camera and filter wheel (for 3rd party scripting)
- (3.2.2) Windows: Hooks in place for FocusMax integration
- (3.2.2) In scripts, "Connect -1" will connect to last-used camera
- (3.2.2) Filter wheel selections more robust to rapid changes
- (3.2.2) Fixed GREYC call issue on OS X 10.0
- (3.2.2) Updated max ISO for Canon T5i/750D and 100D
- (3.2.2) Mac: Let users specify ChipID for Atik 16IC cameras
- (3.2.1) Fixed DSS loading issue
- (3.2.1) Fixed LRGB bug - L channel was not being properly applied
- (3.2.1) Fixed issue that could cause a crash in the script dialog on drag/drop
- (3.2.1) Fixed ASCOM focuser issue that limited range to 32767
- (3.2.1) Partial fix for font issue on rMBP running BootCamp

 

I've also approached him in regard to updating to the next version (i.e. the R1.42+.. C++ libraries which will work better for the port to linux and is nicer to integrate than Objective-C!). R1.42 C++ is the same driver that's powering the OpenPHD2 release..


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 03:30 PM

GUIDING! This was the intent when I started in Jun 2011...

 

There's a clear spot this evening so I am currently dogfooding the OpenPHD2 build I have with ATIK running natively on the mac and using EQMac to pulse guide the NEQ6.

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-28 at 20.24.47.jpg

 

Now I have to sort out a few things around my OAG - the back focus is wrong for the titan (serves me right for fiddling). However tonight is all about the guiding.. spot the gusts of wind..


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 05:04 PM

General Release R1.45 TheSkyX OS X plugin available over at software bisque's support forums.

 

I'll sort out the OpenPHD next - get the Legacy FTDI ChipID  table sorted then upload to the OpenPHD source code.




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