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by cioc.adrian.dan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Plate solving issues - Eurolad19
Replies: 18
Views: 4822

Re: Plate solving issues - Eurolad19

For the local copy of astrometry.net to solve fast you need to identify wich index files are used for solving. Go to Astrometry Log and see what index was used. Then delete all index files you don’t need. Even so it’s not as fast as prism but it always solves. Prism fails to solve if you don”t have ...
by cioc.adrian.dan
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Pointing Model
Replies: 9
Views: 3114

Re: Pointing Model

Got it! Thanks
by cioc.adrian.dan
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Pointing Model
Replies: 9
Views: 3114

Re: Pointing Model

Ok, so how does it work? Do I choose all sky instead of east side and west side of sky? When I choose my points
by cioc.adrian.dan
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Pointing Model
Replies: 9
Views: 3114

Re: Pointing Model

Any ideea how to correct the error? Also hiw can I setup the parameters so the points chiosen for modeling are not so close to the meridian?
by cioc.adrian.dan
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Pointing Model
Replies: 9
Views: 3114

Re: Pointing Model

I spoke to soon :). Ok so if you correct the first line in the text files you can compute the model BUT when you try to upload it there is only one option for 1 cor file not 2! This happend after the prism update wich fixed the direct autofocus error.
by cioc.adrian.dan
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Pointing Model
Replies: 9
Views: 3114

Re: Pointing Model

Problem solved: in the .text file the first line contains something like: Mount:Eq 1 0.000669520924794 -0.174499652384324 -0.004697363887646 -0.174768121999259 1 2 .......................................................................................................................... Just delete t...
by cioc.adrian.dan
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Pointing Model
Replies: 9
Views: 3114

Pointing Model

Last night I tried to make a pointing model for the east part of the sky. I choose 64 stars in the east, 3 sec exposure and 4x4 bining. For 64 stars it took 34 minutes. but in the end I could not compute the model. Any ideeas about the error?
by cioc.adrian.dan
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: 2 focusers 2 cameras
Replies: 2
Views: 1745

Re: 2 focusers 2 cameras

Thank you, I found the options last night in direct auto focusing tool
by cioc.adrian.dan
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: 2 focusers 2 cameras
Replies: 2
Views: 1745

2 focusers 2 cameras

If I have 2 focusers and 2 cameras how do I tell prism wich focuser to use when autofocusing or direct autofocusing?
by cioc.adrian.dan
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Processing
Topic: autofocus failure: brightest pixel too close to edge of the image
Replies: 22
Views: 5813

Re: autofocus failure: brightest pixel too close to edge of the image

Also if you have an older prism instalation file you could uninstall current version and install the older one just to test, or if you have a virtual machine you could install the older version there so you dont have to reconfigure anything again.
by cioc.adrian.dan
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Processing
Topic: autofocus failure: brightest pixel too close to edge of the image
Replies: 22
Views: 5813

Re: autofocus failure: brightest pixel too close to edge of the image

Tomorrow I will see the verion reported and post the image. It should work. I don’t know why only we had the problem. Maybe others didn’t updated Prism. There was an update maybe 2 months ago, when I noticed the sharplock continuos focus capability was removed, but I found a workaround for my on axi...
by cioc.adrian.dan
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Processing
Topic: autofocus failure: brightest pixel too close to edge of the image
Replies: 22
Views: 5813

Re: autofocus failure: brightest pixel too close to edge of the image

Yes I copied the files from the zip folder to prism folder. I have a moravian g3 16200 ccd camera with a 12 inch f8 acf and an optec focuser. I tested 1 night several times and it worked. I like the direct auto focus tool better because it selects an appropiate star automaticky for focusing
by cioc.adrian.dan
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Processing
Topic: autofocus failure: brightest pixel too close to edge of the image
Replies: 22
Views: 5813

Re: autofocus failure: brightest pixel too close to edge of the image

I installed the update provided in the link and both direct focus and automatic focus work now ;)
by cioc.adrian.dan
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Processing
Topic: autofocus failure: brightest pixel too close to edge of the image
Replies: 22
Views: 5813

Re: autofocus failure: brightest pixel too close to edge of the image

Hey, I some times have the same error. I usualy try 4-5 times to autofocus until I succeed. The direct autofocus also gives me the same error constantly. Actually I was going to ask the same question as you today. Tonight I will install the update and hopefully it will fix the problem
by cioc.adrian.dan
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Suggest features for V11
Replies: 30
Views: 32030

Re: Suggest features for V11

A little comeback on my previous post. If Skyguard implementation in Prism would be problematic at least Optec's FocusLock should be easier since it's an updated version of SharpLock wich was integrated in Prism but then removed. I find it extremely usefull to be able to realtime focus. I still have...
by cioc.adrian.dan
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: CCD exposure time
Replies: 1
Views: 1597

CCD exposure time

Is there a way to dermine in Prism optimum exposure time for a given camera, scope?
by cioc.adrian.dan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: post-update issues
Topic: Unsuccessful updates
Replies: 3
Views: 1936

Re: Unsuccessful updates

Same issue for me too
by cioc.adrian.dan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Plate solving issues - Eurolad19
Replies: 18
Views: 4822

Re: Plate solving issues - Eurolad19

At first platesolving was problematic for me too. After some experimenting I found that bin 2x2 or 3x3 is the way to go. I take an image binned and then right click on the image and left click use software embeded function if I recall corectly. That prompts the platesolving screen. Just press Ok (i ...
by cioc.adrian.dan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Suggest features for V11
Replies: 30
Views: 32030

Re: Suggest features for V11

After experimenting with SKYGUARD software from mr Gaston B. regarding full frame guiding and real time focusing it would be a fantastic addition/integration wih Prism v11. As a begginer I had some trouble setting everything corectly, but once done it is great. The support from mr Gaston B. Was great
by cioc.adrian.dan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: SkyGuard v3 and Prism
Replies: 1
Views: 1605

SkyGuard v3 and Prism

Hello guys, after a week or so, I've finally found how to make Prism and SkyGuard/ONAG work. After an update to Prism, SharpLock/FocusLock integration with Prism was removed. Not to worry though, you can still use your ONAG to fullframe-guide and realtime focus with Prism. All you need is to install...
by cioc.adrian.dan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Skychart
Topic: Gaia Grappa Catalogue
Replies: 4
Views: 2223

Re: Gaia Grappa Catalogue

Online it works, but slowly :).
by cioc.adrian.dan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Skychart
Topic: Gaia Grappa Catalogue
Replies: 4
Views: 2223

Re: Gaia Grappa Catalogue

This is from the log file:
Registry Read Error : -> \Software\Prism\Catalogs\Paths:MPCORB_Path : value does not exists., Default value used...
by cioc.adrian.dan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Skychart
Topic: "GRAPPA" gaia dr2 catalog
Replies: 2
Views: 1960

Re: "GRAPPA" gaia dr2 catalog

Did you make the catalogue work with Prism?
by cioc.adrian.dan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Skychart
Topic: Gaia Grappa Catalogue
Replies: 4
Views: 2223

Gaia Grappa Catalogue

Hey guys. I have downloaded the Grappa cat. from ftp://ftp.imcce.fr/pub/catalogs/GRAPPA/. I have unzipped into one folder on my network drive and pointed Prism to that folder but Prism doesn't seem to upload the catalogue. Am I doing something wrong? The size of the catalogue is 63.5 GB and the file...
by cioc.adrian.dan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Setting up a local copy of Astrometry.net
Replies: 24
Views: 8949

Re: Setting up a local copy of Astrometry.net

The solution: start the Ascom v6.4sp1 installer and choose repair platform. Who knew :)))
by cioc.adrian.dan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Setting up a local copy of Astrometry.net
Replies: 24
Views: 8949

Re: Setting up a local copy of Astrometry.net

This is the error in Prism
by cioc.adrian.dan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Setting up a local copy of Astrometry.net
Replies: 24
Views: 8949

Re: Setting up a local copy of Astrometry.net

A few days ago I updated Ascom Platform from 6.3 to 6.4 version. After the update the Astrometry.net platesolving both local and online stoped working. The error message is: PLUG-IN ASCOM.AstrometryNet.Switch is not installed.
How do I install it? Any ideas?
by cioc.adrian.dan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Setting up a local copy of Astrometry.net
Replies: 24
Views: 8949

Re: Setting up a local copy of Astrometry.net

A few days ago I updated Ascom Platform from 6.3 to 6.4 version. After the update the Astrometry.net platesolving both local and online stoped working. The error message is: PLUG-IN ASCOM.AstrometryNet.Switch is not installed.
How do I install it? Any ideas?
by cioc.adrian.dan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Sharplock/FocusLock
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Re: Sharplock/FocusLock

If I understood corectly from dr Gaston B. The Skyguard can focus and guide as a standalone solution. The software comunicates directly with Ascom. So I must give it a try, guidin and focusing with Skyguard and the rest of the workflow with Prism. Meanwhile I’m expeimenting with Prism’s pointing mod...
by cioc.adrian.dan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Sharplock/FocusLock
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Re: Sharplock/FocusLock

If I understood corectly from their site, the Skyguard software is a standalone solution for full frame guiding and focusing. So that means I could just use that in parallel with Prism and not guide and focus with Prism? Does that make sense?
by cioc.adrian.dan
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Sharplock/FocusLock
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Re: Sharplock/FocusLock

Well that is sad :)). So I can’t use Prism with my ONAG untill you reimplement FocusLock? Is there a work around? The main reason I got Prism was because I could use it with onag
by cioc.adrian.dan
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Sharplock/FocusLock
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Sharplock/FocusLock

Hey everybody. Are any of you using FocusLock/Sharplock with Prism? When I bought the software there was a button for SharpLock Calibration but now I can't find it. Was this feature removed after updates? How do you use Focuslock/SharpLock with Prism?

Thanks
by cioc.adrian.dan
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Suggest features for V11
Replies: 30
Views: 32030

Re: Suggest features for V11

It would be nice to be able to automatic image with 2 cameras at the same time for us that are using 2 scopes on one mount ;)