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#1 kingjamez

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 04:51 PM

I downloaded voyager and want to test its acquisition speed as my first use of the software.

I’ve tried for an hour now to get it setup to just take bias frames. No telescope, no guiding, no target. Just take some bias frames.

I just can not get the software to do that. Can I get a little assistance? I normally think I’m pretty good at picking up software but this is driving me mad.

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 04:56 PM

Wiki here has lots of documentation, and a quick start guide + video.

 

https://voyager.tour...tle=Quick_Start



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Posted 12 October 2019 - 04:57 PM

In looking over the Voyager info on the Carina software site nowhere is it mentioned that Voyager is an acquisition program. Voyager appears to be nothing but a planetarium and mount control program. I can't find any mention of it running any kind of camera, so, it appears you are trying to do something with Voyager that it has no capability of doing.



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Posted 12 October 2019 - 05:03 PM

In looking over the Voyager info on the Carina software site nowhere is it mentioned that Voyager is an acquisition program. Voyager appears to be nothing but a planetarium and mount control program. I can't find any mention of it running any kind of camera, so, it appears you are trying to do something with Voyager that it has no capability of doing.

Wrong Voyager.

 

https://software.starkeeper.it/


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#5 Peter in Reno

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 05:21 PM

I downloaded voyager and want to test its acquisition speed as my first use of the software.

I’ve tried for an hour now to get it setup to just take bias frames. No telescope, no guiding, no target. Just take some bias frames.

I just can not get the software to do that. Can I get a little assistance? I normally think I’m pretty good at picking up software but this is driving me mad.

-Jim

One of few items Voyager is not perfect but there's a work around: 

 

https://forum.starke...rk-sequence/740

 

Voyager developer is working on it.

 

Peter



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Posted 12 October 2019 - 05:26 PM

One of few items Voyager is not perfect but there's a work around: 

 

https://forum.starke...rk-sequence/740

 

Voyager developer is working on it.

 

Peter

+1 to what Peter said.

 

I setup my camera, ASCOM mount sim in a profile to use for calibration data. In fact, I am getting calibration data now. :) 



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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:11 PM

Got it worked out, thanks for the help. Leo also messaged me with some tips.

 

Voyager seems extremely powerful so far. Not quite as user friendly as the other sequencing apps, but that's probably a side effect of having so much it can do.

 

-Jim


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Posted 13 October 2019 - 01:25 AM

Got it worked out, thanks for the help. Leo also messaged me with some tips.

 

Voyager seems extremely powerful so far. Not quite as user friendly as the other sequencing apps, but that's probably a side effect of having so much it can do.

 

-Jim

Its more of a product of just using something completely different. As much as the Voyager vs [insert app] discussions are somewhat interesting to me -- Voyager is a completely different imaging paradigm. 

 

Leo's support is excellent. Don't listen to the false narratives spread here. Let your own experience guide you. 


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