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by Alnitak
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: TYC5061-513-1 occultation by Asteroid 38628 Huya
Replies: 4
Views: 2929

Re: TYC5061-513-1 occultation by Asteroid 38628 Huya

Hi Alnitak, I was unable to see this far object because last year I used a 8" reflector, ridiculously small for that kind of TNO object. (38628) Huya is around 400-500 km diameter and has a apparent magnitude around 19. To see it, we must have larger scopes, exposures longer than 0.2 sec and very g...
by Alnitak
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: TYC5061-513-1 occultation by Asteroid 38628 Huya
Replies: 4
Views: 2929

Re: TYC5061-513-1 occultation by Asteroid 38628 Huya

That is amazing! I'm curious why we are unable to see the asteroid that is doing the occulting? I would think it would be quite large to occult the star for such a long period of time and would, therefore, be visible, even if much fainter.
by Alnitak
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: NGC2264 LHaRGB
Replies: 6
Views: 2751

Re: NGC2264 LHaRGB

Beautiful image Airwolf. Congrats!
by Alnitak
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: Orion Nebula M42
Replies: 2
Views: 1943

Re: Orion Nebula M42

Beautiful image but why are you getting diffraction spikes with a C-8. They must be artificial and appear a bit overpowering.
by Alnitak
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Can't connect to LX200
Replies: 17
Views: 5748

Re: Can't connect to LX200

John, Before taking the drastic step of returning the mount for repair. I would suggest attempting to connect to Stellarium first. I think you'll have to also download the Stellarium Telescope Control plugin as well. There are lots of YouTube videos and examples on the Stellarium website to walk you...
by Alnitak
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: Comet 46P/Wirtanen
Replies: 1
Views: 1773

Re: Comet 46P/Wirtanen

Great shot.

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by Alnitak
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Can I turn off Dithering? (RESOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Re: Can I turn off Dithering?

Manual

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by Alnitak
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: 46/P Wirtanen with DSLR
Replies: 1
Views: 1702

46/P Wirtanen with DSLR

A few passing airplanes and lots of satellites passing through this area of the sky.
Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 70-200mm f2.8 lens at 200mm
45 second exposures at ISO1600
About 1 hours worth of images.

https://youtu.be/9Wl1FrNQGHA

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by Alnitak
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Can I turn off Dithering? (RESOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Can I turn off Dithering? (RESOLVED)

I've looked through everywhere and can't seem to find out how to turn it off. I only found dithering mentioned in one location in the guiding setup where it ask for the number of pixels to move. I set that to "0" thinking that would do it but it did nothing.

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by Alnitak
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: The Horsehead Nebula
Replies: 2
Views: 2009

The Horsehead Nebula

1hr and 5 minutes exposure time. 13x 5min. 12/08/2018
StellarVue SV70T and ZWO ASI 1600mm camera, Baader Ha filter.
Captured and processed with PRISM.
Image
by Alnitak
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: Another 46P Wirtanen video
Replies: 1
Views: 2387

Another 46P Wirtanen video

Shot 12/08/2018 at approximately 8:30pm PST.
Each frame is 2 minutes long taken with the ASI 1600mm and Baader Luminance filter.
A stray satellite makes an appearance.


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by Alnitak
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: 46P Wirtanen
Replies: 4
Views: 2434

Re: 46P Wirtanen

Very cool video. I'm hoping to do something similar on 12/15 as it passes the Pleiades.

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by Alnitak
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: 46P Wirtanen
Replies: 4
Views: 2434

46P Wirtanen

A single 2 minute exposure, Baader Lum filter, E.S. 127mm APO, captured with PRISM. No Flats, Darks, Bias
11-27-2018 3:52:11 UT.
Image
by Alnitak
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: M27 Hubble Palette
Replies: 6
Views: 2918

Re: M27 Hubble Palette

Yes....

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by Alnitak
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: M27 Hubble Palette
Replies: 6
Views: 2918

Re: M27 Hubble Palette

Re-Processed the same data with different results, this time, entirely in Prism. Better? I guess it's subjective but you can see more of the fine, wispy detail outside the main portion of the nebula in this version and there appear to be more stars. Again, same data. 10 x 180 seconds for the Ha and ...
by Alnitak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Getting my Minimized windows back?
Replies: 9
Views: 3968

Re: Getting my Minimized windows back?

This should fix it. Thanks to Hamza for the solution.

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by Alnitak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Problem minimizing smaller windows
Replies: 12
Views: 6710

Re: Problem minimizing smaller windows

Problem solved! Thanks to Hamza for the awesome one-on-one support once again.


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by Alnitak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: M27 Hubble Palette
Replies: 6
Views: 2918

Re: M27 Hubble Palette

10x3min each Ha, SII, OIII
30 minutes total each filter.
by Alnitak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: M27 Hubble Palette
Replies: 6
Views: 2918

M27 Hubble Palette

https://photos.smugmug.com/Astronomy-Shared/i-BMxjD4z/0/b2e579b5/X2/M27Hubble-X2.jpg 11/23/18 M27 during the Full Moon.....from the Las Vegas suburbs. 10x3min each Ha, SII, OIII Explore Scientific ED127mm f7.5 APO, ZWO ASI1600mm Camera, Baader Narrowband Filters, 30 minutes total per filter Capture...
by Alnitak
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Auto Focus Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 7376

Re: Auto Focus Issues

Thanks Cyril,
I've managed to get the program re-installed and the issues still persist.
I'm hoping to TeamViewer with Hamza in the next couple days so he can see....and hopefully fix the problems.
by Alnitak
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Auto Focus Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 7376

Re: Auto Focus Issues

OK, I uninstalled everything and now I can't seem to find a download link to re-download the program. I did find the email with my license key but the download link was only good for 30 days and no longer works. Can you please PM me a link to try again? Will send PM's to you and Hamza.
by Alnitak
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Auto Focus Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 7376

Re: Auto Focus Issues

Thanks Cyril, I'll give a clean install a shot and see what happens and of course let you know the results, good or bad. BTW, here's a screenshot of the strange "W" curve I received. https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-237T4Ct/0/de0b25a6/X3/i-237T4Ct-X3.png And I also received this error but don't s...
by Alnitak
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Auto Focus Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 7376

Re: Auto Focus Issues

Same problem. Not finding the star.
Would a complete wipe and clean install of the program possbily help? If so, how do I go about re-licensing the new install?


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by Alnitak
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Problem minimizing smaller windows
Replies: 12
Views: 6710

Re: Problem minimizing smaller windows

I'm wondering if a clean uninstall and reinstall would possibly fix some of these quirks I seem to be having? I have hesitated to do it up to this point because I know I'm only allowed two copies and I have the 64bit version loaded on my beefy desktop that I use for image processing. I don't want to...
by Alnitak
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Auto Focus Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 7376

Re: Auto Focus Issues

My 1600mm is version 1. The model before they added the 2port USB hub to the back. I believe version 2 added the hub and version 3 the pro version with DDR ram. I am NOT starting very far out of focus. In fact I'm starting as close to perfect as I think it can be. I'm just trying to get the software...
by Alnitak
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Problem minimizing smaller windows
Replies: 12
Views: 6710

Re: Problem minimizing smaller windows

Windows 10 Home 64bit Only one screen. I've tried running it at it's native 4k resolution as well as 1920x1080. I'll attempt the native skin tomorrow. Trouble with clouds tonight so I could not test the autofocus issue. Supposed to have clear skies tomorrow! Here's the video of my latest attempt wit...
by Alnitak
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Problem minimizing smaller windows
Replies: 12
Views: 6710

Re: Problem minimizing smaller windows

Well, It turns out this did not fix the problem anyway.
Amstpils, I'd recommend removing the beta files and going back to your old version so you can at least still work the demo while your trial last.


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by Alnitak
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Getting my Minimized windows back?
Replies: 9
Views: 3968

Re: Getting my Minimized windows back?

Add me to the list. Windows 10 Home edition. When I hit minimize the window disappears with no way to restore the window. The button which launch the window still show the device as connected on the upper bar. when I click on the button it disconnects the device as it should. See the resolution on ...
by Alnitak
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Auto Focus Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 7376

Re: Auto Focus Issues

I've updated the .dll file to the one you provided. ver. 1.13.5.28 and plan to attempt autofocus and direct autofocus again this evening.

Image
by Alnitak
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Auto Focus Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 7376

Re: Auto Focus Issues

Cyril,

Thank you for the prompt response. I will install the updated .dll tomorrow and try it again tomorrow night.
Regarding the window size for focusing, I did not change it from the default setting but will confirm as well tomorrow night.
by Alnitak
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Auto Focus Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 7376

Re: Auto Focus Issues

Cyril,

The PRISM version is the latest, 10.3.49.416
And the ASICamera2.dll version # is 1.13.1.4
Image
by Alnitak
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Plate-solving after meridian flip
Replies: 5
Views: 2951

Re: Plate-solving after meridian flip

I'd be thrilled to get the Automation feature working. The next night I have a chance to give it a try I'll make sure the log is turned on and send it to you so you can see the errors I'm getting.
by Alnitak
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Plate-solving after meridian flip
Replies: 5
Views: 2951

Re: Plate-solving after meridian flip

Happy to. I can't get the automation feature to work. Every time I attempt to set up an automation sequence it starts and then immediately stops with an error. Sorry, I can't remember the error off the top of my head because it's been a while since I bothered even trying. I understand when using the...
by Alnitak
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Problem minimizing smaller windows
Replies: 12
Views: 6710

Re: Problem minimizing smaller windows

Today? Is there an update out? It wasn't fixed two days ago.
If it's a new update then thanks.

Edit: I just opened Prism, checked for updates, and I am and was at the time this video was made using the most up-to-date version of 10.3.49.416 and the problem still exist.
by Alnitak
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Problem minimizing smaller windows
Replies: 12
Views: 6710

Re: Problem minimizing smaller windows

I'm not sure if this is related to the problem with minimizing the windows but I've also noticed that most windows that pop up have no way of re-sizing and the info always seems to be cut off on the right side as you can see in this screencap. https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nvxr9nJ/0/55c3a1e2/X...
by Alnitak
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Auto Focus Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 7376

Auto Focus Issues

Hopefully someone can watch this video and tell me what I'm doing wrong....

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And you can see I tried the Direct Auto Focus feature letting the software pick the star to focus on and the same thing happens.

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by Alnitak
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Getting my Minimized windows back?
Replies: 9
Views: 3968

Re: Getting my Minimized windows back?

Cyril,
I've posted a video showing the problem we are having.
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by Alnitak
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Problem minimizing smaller windows
Replies: 12
Views: 6710

Problem minimizing smaller windows

Hey guys, Here's a video of a problem I'm having with the functionality of Prism. I'm not sure if a clean install would solve this as that's about the only thing I haven't tried yet. FYI, it occurs when I'm running my laptop at its native 3200x1800 resolution as well as at lower standard resolutions...
by Alnitak
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CGX mount control
Replies: 2
Views: 2119

Re: CGX mount control

Has anyone had problems with the on screen mount controls for their CGX mount? The onscreen " up and down" buttons seem to work normal however the "left and right" controls both keep going once pressed and do not stop until you hit the opposite button or power down the mount. Kind of scary at full ...
by Alnitak
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Plate-solving after meridian flip
Replies: 5
Views: 2951

Re: Plate-solving after meridian flip

Hamza, The video does an excellent job of explaining how it's handled when you are using the automation sequence but I'm manually imaging because I can't seem to get the automation settings correct. Every time I try an automation sequence it fails. What I'm doing is just manually capturing images un...
by Alnitak
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Plate solving catalogues.
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

Re: Plate solving catalogues.

David, If I understand your question properly, it doesn't really matter where you put the files once you have downloaded them. I use the default c:\Program Files\Prism\ location. First go to Settings/Star Catalog Path Settings https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-5Zf5mjZ/0/679c14f5/S/i-5Zf5mjZ-S.png ...
by Alnitak
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: post-update issues
Topic: Astrometry.net not working
Replies: 2
Views: 2091

Re: Astrometry.net not working

Which post? Which dropbox file????
by Alnitak
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Plate-solving after meridian flip
Replies: 5
Views: 2951

Plate-solving after meridian flip

Hi Hamza, I sent you an email earlier with a few questions but I figured I'd make the tutorial request official here. For us beginners one of the things I'm having serious issues with is the meridian flip. I'd like a walkthrough video of the process during imaging how the software handles the flip a...
by Alnitak
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: My first successful image with PRISM
Replies: 2
Views: 1995

My first successful image with PRISM

It's been a long time coming but I'm finally getting there. Thanks so much to Hamza for all of your guidance including the one on one phone support. You Rock Man! Finally got everything working with the mount, camera, guider, plate-solving. It truly is amazing. I know it's not much for some of you g...
by Alnitak
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connection to CGX-L via Com 4
Replies: 3
Views: 2222

Re: Connection to CGX-L via Com 4

Frank, How are you trying to connect PRISM to the mount if not through the hand controller? If the CGX-L is anything like my CGX the USB-B connector on the side of the mount is only for use with PWI. Any ASCOM controller software has to be connected via the hand controller. Also, as I found out with...
by Alnitak
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: post-update issues
Topic: Virus detected in update?
Replies: 4
Views: 2559

Re: Virus detected in update?

Thanks guys.
by Alnitak
Tue May 22, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: post-update issues
Topic: Virus detected in update?
Replies: 4
Views: 2559

Virus detected in update?

While attempting to update my software from 10.3.44 to 10.3.46 my computer's Defender software is detecting a Trojan Win32/Bitrep.A and refusing to install. It could be a false positive but not taking any chance at the moment until someone can verify.

ASUS laptop, Win 10 64bit
by Alnitak
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Hardware issue with Orion StarShoot guide camera
Replies: 11
Views: 4007

Re: Hardware issue with Orion StarShoot guide camera

I really appreciate that. I have such limited time under dark skies I'd really like to get this working. I know all of the problems I've had up to this point are operator error and not software related. I just don't understand the errors I'm getting enough to know what to change. I really love the i...
by Alnitak
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Hardware issue with Orion StarShoot guide camera
Replies: 11
Views: 4007

Re: Hardware issue with Orion StarShoot guide camera

I just wanted to report on my last attempt to get everything working on my rig in the field. After the issues described above with the Orion guider, I thought everything was ready for a real-world test. Alas, I was wrong. I had one chance a few nights ago to get out to a dark sky location and test e...
by Alnitak
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Is there a "demo" mode?
Replies: 4
Views: 2474

Re: Is there a "demo" mode?

Thank you.
So just to be clear, I need to do the alignment with the hand controller before I connect the usb cable?
Yes, I'm using a Celestron CGX mount.
by Alnitak
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Is there a "demo" mode?
Replies: 4
Views: 2474

Is there a "demo" mode?

Hey guys, I've finally got all my hardware set up ,I think properly, in the settings. Now I've got clouds here fro probably the next few days. So I want to do a fake or demo run-through in my house. I don't have a permanent dome setup. Unfortunately, when I connect everything and try to move the sco...
by Alnitak
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Hardware issue with Orion StarShoot guide camera
Replies: 11
Views: 4007

Re: Hardware issue with Orion StarShoot guide camera

I've managed to solve the Orion auto-guider camera issue. Besides downloading the recommended ASCOM driver for the camera, Orion also had another driver file that I downloaded. Now the program is recognizing the guider camera with no problem. The other issue with the 64bit version of the program not...
by Alnitak
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Hardware issue with Orion StarShoot guide camera
Replies: 11
Views: 4007

Re: Hardware issue with Orion StarShoot guide camera

I've finally had a chance to test things again today. I did as you requested and reloaded the drivers for the Orion camera. After launching Prism I was happy to see the Orion camera in the dropdown list. Everything seemed to be going fine but then when I attempt to connect to the camera I now get a ...
by Alnitak
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Hardware issue with Orion StarShoot guide camera
Replies: 11
Views: 4007

Hardware issue with Orion StarShoot guide camera

I was hoping I'd be able to get through the hardware configuration with no issues but I'm stumped at this point. I can't seem to get the software to recognize my Orion StarShoot Guide camera. I've tried troubleshooting camera and cables by connecting to PHD2 with no issues. I've selected ASCOM Camer...