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by clupus
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Processing
Topic: Upload Possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 2167

Re: Upload Possible?

How is that done? The program allows the import of one file at a time. I have a file folder of 12 images that I’d like to stack etc.

Hank
by clupus
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Processing
Topic: Upload Possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 2167

Upload Possible?

Is it possible to upload a series of images taken in TheSkyX Pro into Prism for processing?
If so, How?

Hank
by clupus
Sat May 05, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Selecting For Paramount
Replies: 3
Views: 2311

Re: Selecting For Paramount

Hi Hamza, Happy to help others who run into this problem. I have a Paramount MyT mount and I was having difficulty getting Prism to connect to my mount as the MyT wasn't showing up in the choices panel for mounts. On the Bisque website there is a download called "ASCOM 2X Mount Adapter Installer. I ...
by clupus
Fri May 04, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Selecting For Paramount
Replies: 3
Views: 2311

Re: Selecting For Paramount

Found the answer on the Bisque website.

Hank
by clupus
Wed May 02, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Selecting For Paramount
Replies: 3
Views: 2311

Selecting For Paramount

Just purchased a Paramount MyT. Although I have it on the pier and can turn it on, I can't use it until I receive some counterweights and go through the balancing procedure. Using SkyX I'm able to connect to the mount, camera, focuser etc. What selection for "Telescope" should I use when connecting ...
by clupus
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Hamza Rocks!
Replies: 3
Views: 2233

Hamza Rocks!

Hamza, your latest video "Quick Imaging Setup" is exactly what I needed. Thank you so much for putting it together as I now have a format that I can follow in taking astrophotographs. As a relative new-comer to astrophotography, I was having difficulty figuring out what steps to take and also the or...
by clupus
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dark Subtraction
Replies: 3
Views: 2326

Re: Dark Subtraction

Your correct, Hamza. "Noisy" is very subjective.

This is what I'm seeing.

Hank
by clupus
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dark Subtraction
Replies: 3
Views: 2326

Dark Subtraction

I'm using an SBIG STF8300C camera on my 11" SCT and I'm getting a lot of noise in the downloaded images. Since I assumed it's a camera problem, I contacted the SBIG site and asked for advice. In response I was asked if I was sufficiently cooling the camera (which I am) and whether I was using "Dark ...
by clupus
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Order of Operation
Replies: 1
Views: 1851

Order of Operation

If one wishes to photograph M42 using an OIII filter, what is the proper procedure? Should you do focusing and plate solving first and then add the filter or will both focusing and plate solving work just fine with the filter in place?

Hank
by clupus
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Focuser Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2232

Re: Focuser Question

Hi Hamza, I think I fixed it but I'm not sure how. I spent some time today (cloudy and snowing as usual) to read the manual, going through the setup procedure one step at a time. I now have the focus panel up on my screen and the CCD camera panel (at the bottom) says guiding: SBIG camera relays guid...
by clupus
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Focuser Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2232

Focuser Question

Hi Hamza, Thanks for the new video on automation. It's a great help. I have a Moonlight Focuser and a SBIG STF8300C camera which is plugged into the ST4 port on my Skywatcher EQ 6 mount. When I do the hardware setup for the focuser I have two options - "None" or "ASCOM". I know the focuser is ASCOM ...
by clupus
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Image Display Issue...
Replies: 9
Views: 4009

Re: Image Display Issue...

Interesting!

I also was wondering why my images showed a lot of noise and being a newbie couldn't understand why. I've gone to "Image Display" and into "Stellar Image Type" as suggested. What would reasonable settings be? Currently the numbers are 95 and 5.

Hank
by clupus
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Web Power Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 2454

Re: Web Power Switch

Hi Daniel,

By what method are you hooking your Power Switch to your computer?

Hank
by clupus
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Web Power Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 2454

Re: Web Power Switch

Hi Daniel, Thanks for the help. So far I've been able to connect to the Power Switch using a friend's computer which has a Ethernet cable and we've been able to do a basic setup including the name change and password including turning on all of the switches. The next challenge will be to access usin...
by clupus
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Web Power Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 2454

Web Power Switch

I just received my Web Power Switch for my observatory. Digital Loggers website says that the Web Switch 7 is sold out, however Amazon had them listed. The one that I've received is the Web Power Switch Pro and I'm assuming that this is their new model. It has among other things WiFi support. I've t...
by clupus
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Moonlight Focuser Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1736

Re: Moonlight Focuser Problem

O.K. I've managed to get into the Moonlight Focuser Driver Properties and have it set up as before with a maximum of 8000 steps etc. In Prism - the Focus panel: Current position is 1.002 abs.mm 242 Rel.inc. N/A Abs.enc. Min-max position 8000[33.120mm] Direction Positive Position 0 Motion/enc.step 4....
by clupus
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Moonlight Focuser Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1736

Moonlight Focuser Problem

When I go into Hardware Setup and Focuser#1, I choose ASCOM Focuser. Under Focuser type I choose Moonlite DRO Focuser driver. When I click on Properties it comes up blank and I can only choose Cancel. I have a SBIG SXL8300C camera which I know controls the focuser. Prior to using the above camera, I...
by clupus
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Auto Focus Magic!
Replies: 1
Views: 1722

Auto Focus Magic!

Hi Folks, I've watched the auto focus video and perhaps the skies will clear tomorrow night and I can try it out. I'm confused regarding the graph which shows the focus point at the bottom. This point is the best focus. Now what happens? Is that point automatically adjusted into the focuser or do I ...
by clupus
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ASCOM and Prism Disagree!
Replies: 4
Views: 2408

Re: ASCOM and Prism Disagree!

Hi Hamza, Thanks for the quick reply. I've spent most of this afternoon messing around with my setup trying to figure out what had gone wrong and I think I finally have the answer. I just bypassed the hub and connected the mount directly into the powered USB cable and the mount immediately connected...
by clupus
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ASCOM and Prism Disagree!
Replies: 4
Views: 2408

ASCOM and Prism Disagree!

Hi All, This is very frustrating as I actually got everything working at the same time a week ago and now something has changed. My camera (SBIG) connects without any problem. When I try to connect to the mount (Skywatcher) things start to go wrong. First, I click on "Observatory" and then "Establis...
by clupus
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Automation Sneak peek
Replies: 2
Views: 2285

Re: Automation Sneak peek

Hi Hamza,

When can we expect another tutorial on the individual steps in order to set up automation?

Hank
by clupus
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Visible Sky for Plate Solving
Replies: 2
Views: 2060

Re: Visible Sky for Plate Solving

Perfect! Now I know that I don't have to fully open the Pod.

Thanks, Hamza
by clupus
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Remote Control Switching 2.0
Replies: 1
Views: 1851

Remote Control Switching 2.0

Hi Hamza, I've looked at several different remote switching possibilities and your recommendation appears to be the best - Digital-Loggers. Their website is loaded with different products and there's no mention of ASCOM on the site. Which product(s) would you recommend for an observatory and Prism, ...
by clupus
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Visible Sky for Plate Solving
Replies: 2
Views: 2060

Visible Sky for Plate Solving

I'm operating from a SkyPod and although I can move it fully off, using it from the normal open position is much easier on my back.

Question: How much of the sky needs to be visible in order to do a plate solve?

Hank
by clupus
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Remote Control Switching
Replies: 3
Views: 2356

Re: Remote Control Switching

Thanks, Hamza. This is what I needed to know.

Hank
by clupus
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Remote Control Switching
Replies: 3
Views: 2356

Remote Control Switching

Since Prism allows for remote operation, I'd like to be able to turn things like the mount, camera and other peripherals on and off using Prism. What type of switches or power bars does one use in order to automate some of these activities. I'm only twenty metres away from the observatory but rather...
by clupus
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Setting Up New Camera
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Re: Setting Up New Camera

In case someone else runs into this situation, I'm posting a solution to my problem. In Prism I checked the box for drivers for SBIG cameras but was not able to connect to the camera. I didn't want to load the SBIG software package so I searched on line and found drivers for my camera and installed ...
by clupus
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Setting Up New Camera
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Re: Setting Up New Camera

Just solved question #2.

Hank
by clupus
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Setting Up New Camera
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Setting Up New Camera

Hi Folks, I've just had this program for a week and I'm setting it up while I wait for the arrival of my SBIG 8300 CCD Colour camera. So far, so good! I've got my Moonlight Focuser, StarShot Guide camera and the Skywatcher EQ6 mount all responding to Prism Pro. I've been reading up on the SBIG camer...