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by alr10
Mon May 11, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: SBIG self guided filter wheel with focal reducer
Replies: 6
Views: 3105

Re: SBIG self guided filter wheel with focal reducer

Cyril, I put Prism away for a while and just got back to it. I figured out the calibration issues (user error) and am able to calibrate. But my guiding issue remains. Here is the info I sent to Hamza recently that I should have sent to you instead: Hamza, Anything new on implementing SBIX’s AO-X. Wh...
by alr10
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Suggest New Tutorial Topics
Replies: 21
Views: 34047

Re: Suggest New Tutorial Topics

A short video on Prism and internet remotely controlled power controllers. I am wondering if I can access my DLI controller from within Prism to power on accessories like cameras, mount, dome accessories like heaters, lamps, sensors, etc.
-Al R
by alr10
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: SBIG Filter Wheel Selection
Replies: 1
Views: 1711

SBIG Filter Wheel Selection

When I select the FW8-STXL, I get an error and the selection automatically changes to Automatic.
My filter wheel is a variant FW8G-STXL. Could this be the reason I get the error?
-Al
by alr10
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Prism calibrates AO-8 but won't guide with it
Replies: 20
Views: 6134

Re: Prism calibrates AO-8 but won't guide with it

I apologize.
by alr10
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: SBIG self guided filter wheel with focal reducer
Replies: 6
Views: 3105

Re: SBIG self guided filter wheel with focal reducer

can you please post a screenshot of your calibration window? I am more interested in the parameters like time etc.. I have managed to get a good calibration result using the Calibration setting, but not enough movement when trying the AO calibration. I don't see any way to increase the movement tim...
by alr10
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Prism calibrates AO-8 but won't guide with it
Replies: 20
Views: 6134

Re: Prism calibrates AO-8 but won't guide with it

@Hamza Touhami might be able to help you out. I don't know a thing about AO setups. Have you tried getting on one of the hangout sessions? (the live google hangout's where you can share your screen?) Thanks. I'm clueless about navigating to this hangout place but I'll try to figure it out. -Al
by alr10
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Prism calibrates AO-8 but won't guide with it
Replies: 20
Views: 6134

Re: Prism calibrates AO-8 but won't guide with it

Hi. Similar responses from Prism Support- silence. I have the SBIG 16200, self-guided filter wheel and AO-X. I have painstakingly workes my way through to having Prism recognize both the main chip and the guide chip in the filter wheel, and even managed to get an excellent calibration sqiare. The AO...
by alr10
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: SBIG self guided filter wheel with focal reducer
Replies: 6
Views: 3105

SBIG self guided filter wheel with focal reducer

The SBIG FW8G filter wheel incorporates a guide chip that includes a 0.7x focal reducer. When setting up the camera with the 2470 focal length of my 12", I do not see a way to set a different (1708") focal length for the guiding chip. Is that one of the reasons I cannot calibrate? Regardless, I stil...
by alr10
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Prism calibrates AO-8 but won't guide with it
Replies: 20
Views: 6134

Re: Prism calibrates AO-8 but won't guide with it

Similar conxerns with AO-X. Can't get an image with stars, just a noise screen.