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MaximDl Dithering parameters (losing frames)

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#1 Complexmystery

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 01:11 AM

A thread about in the forum about dithering reminded me to ask my issue here. I'm having issues with dithering and losing frames. I leave a few second gap between images to allow the mount to settle after it bumps it. But, I still lose multiple frames a night due to bad stars from the movement. Without dithering the stars are fine without any issues. I'm wondering if anyone else has had this issue/recommends some solutions. I would forget it all together but I have bad FPN.  

 

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#2 BKMaynard

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 04:24 AM

You can set the auto guider in Maxim to not start the next exposure until the guide error gets below a specific point. Then your exposure delay starts then it will start the next exposure. This can be a bit time consuming depending on your mount but it will save you from tossing out a bunch of frames.
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Posted 26 January 2021 - 05:42 AM

Or you can increase settle time.


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Posted 26 January 2021 - 01:39 PM

Thanks guys, I'll give both of these a shot. 




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