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by Hamza Touhami
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cloud sensor, Obs. Conditions
Replies: 14
Views: 6090

Re: Cloud sensor, Obs. Conditions

Yes it does, it will be under the telescope status window that opens up. You can find this under observatory > telescope status. There are a few tabs and this will be a few clicks to the right. I will post screenshots shortly.
by Hamza Touhami
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Skychart
Topic: Automatic Object list observing Comets
Replies: 7
Views: 3177

Re: Automatic Object list observing Comets

This is a very good question, let me find out from the developer. As far as I know, this is not yet possible but is a very good proposition


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by Hamza Touhami
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: [SOLVED] ASCOM 10Micron connection problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2817

Re: ASCOM 10Micron connection problem

I have seen a few people with successful connections, maybe the drivers need to be updated perhaps?
by Hamza Touhami
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Camera setup error
Replies: 5
Views: 2440

Re: Camera setup error

can you please post screenshots of the problem? This help us see what is actually going on. It is also advisable to turn on the logging function to capture information about what is actually happening
by Hamza Touhami
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: post-update issues
Topic: Unsuccessful updates
Replies: 3
Views: 2194

Re: Unsuccessful updates

thanks for the report Eric., we are looking into it now.
by Hamza Touhami
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Getting Meade DSI to work in Prism
Replies: 1
Views: 1640

Re: Getting Meade DSI to work in Prism

That's interesting. can you please send us a screenshot of how it is set up in the hardware section?
by Hamza Touhami
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Plate solving issues - Eurolad19
Replies: 18
Views: 5361

Re: Plate solving issues - Eurolad19

We already provide an extensive number of video and written tutorials. Could there be more, sure. The allsky plate solve is designed to search for a solution all over the sky. just create a free dropbox account and upload your fits image to it, then share the link to that file with us here, we will ...
by Hamza Touhami
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Your opinion matters - video tutorial length.
Replies: 0
Views: 2415

Your opinion matters - video tutorial length.

please express your opinion by voting on which option you prefer, I'd love to know what the community prefers.
by Hamza Touhami
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Plate solving issues - Eurolad19
Replies: 18
Views: 5361

Re: Plate solving issues - Eurolad19

Peter, if you succeed at uploading those images somewhere accessible, I'd be glad to take a look on my machine. For those interested, I will start a new series of video tutorials and I will address one simple subject in less then 2 minutes.
by Hamza Touhami
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Plate solving issues - Eurolad19
Replies: 18
Views: 5361

Re: Plate solving issues - Eurolad19

Thanks Graham, that's exactly correct.
by Hamza Touhami
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Plate solving issues - Eurolad19
Replies: 18
Views: 5361

Re: Plate solving issues - Eurolad19

your astrometry.net is pointed at the wrong URL, it should be http://nova.astrometry.net . The address you have now will only work if you have download the local engine with ALL its files.
by Hamza Touhami
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Plate solving issues - Eurolad19
Replies: 18
Views: 5361

Re: Plate solving issues - Eurolad19

you can try something like Dropbox or Onedrive and share th link here. No matter, let's address your questions: 1. PRISM does provide a few clues as to why a plate solve failed. Remember here: There is a localized and allsky plate solve engines in PRISM. 2. I am interested as to why the ASTROMETRY.N...
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Plate solving issues - Eurolad19
Replies: 18
Views: 5361

Plate solving issues - Eurolad19

The biggest problem so far I encounter is the plate solving. I loaded one of my photos (Veil nebula taken with a C14) and was unable to plate solve it. I tried different approaches. First I tried Astrometry.Net and despite I have the API key I always get the message: Invalid Key or Field error. When...
by Hamza Touhami
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Coordinated Dithering
Replies: 4
Views: 2277

Re: Coordinated Dithering

Welcome to the forum. You are correct, the advanced version is the only one capable of imaging with two cameras and guiding with a third. There is a special version of PRISM that can actually image with up to eight (8) different cameras but this is for special application. If this is of interest, we...
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: Comet 46P
Replies: 4
Views: 2305

Re: Comet 46P

I will do that in the next few days, I will be broadcasting live for anyone who wants to join
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: PRISM on AAPOD
Replies: 2
Views: 1938

Re: PRISM on AAPOD

Thanks
by Hamza Touhami
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: PRISM on AAPOD
Replies: 2
Views: 1938

PRISM on AAPOD

AAPOD has been awarded "Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day" for an image of M83 that was captured and pre-processed with PRISM, final processing was with Photoshop CS6. Here it is: http://www.aapodx2.com/
by Hamza Touhami
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: Comet 46P
Replies: 4
Views: 2305

Re: Comet 46P

great results Vikrant, the data we acquired from Chile was unusable unfortunately.
by Hamza Touhami
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: Comet 46P
Replies: 4
Views: 2305

Comet 46P

can anyone share their images with us of this comet? I am sure someone has a great image of it
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Can I turn off Dithering? (RESOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 2215

Re: Can I turn off Dithering?

I imaged comet P46 last night from Chile and unchecking the dithering checkbox from the manual sequence windows will not dither. See the attached image
by Hamza Touhami
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Can I turn off Dithering? (RESOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 2215

Re: Can I turn off Dithering?

you can in automatic observation and manual observation as well. It is dithering during manual or automatic observation?
by Hamza Touhami
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: 46/P Wirtanen with DSLR
Replies: 1
Views: 1654

Re: 46/P Wirtanen with DSLR

sweeeeet
by Hamza Touhami
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: The Horsehead Nebula
Replies: 2
Views: 1949

Re: The Horsehead Nebula

This is an awesome result and I am glad everything is back in a working order.
by Hamza Touhami
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: post-update issues
Topic: Unsuccessful updates
Replies: 3
Views: 2105

Unsuccessful updates

Hi all For one reason or another, sometimes one is unsuccessful in installing their updates..unstable internet, antivirus flagging the wrong files, etc.. Cyril has built a backup for you so you can always revert to the last version very quickly. 1) head over to the PRISM program folder 2) find Prism...
by Hamza Touhami
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: post-update issues
Topic: Unsuccessful updates
Replies: 3
Views: 2194

Unsuccessful updates

Hi all For one reason or another, sometimes one is unsuccessful in installing their updates..unstable internet, antivirus flagging the wrong files, etc.. Cyril has built a backup for you so you can always revert to the last version very quickly. 1) head over to the PRISM program folder 2) find Prism...
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: scripting
Topic: Select Image
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Re: selectimage

I think @Olivier Thizy can help with this, he is our subject matter expert ;)
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Telescope Status issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2748

Re: Telescope Status issue

great report again Al, thanks for sharing. I have had a similar situation with a customer that has a different system. Setting the park position in PRISM closer to the actual final position solved it. Now remember to share your processed images with us sometime :)
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Local Sidereal Time
Replies: 3
Views: 2093

Re: Local Sidereal Time

that is great news Al, thanks for reporting this.
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: 46P Wirtanen
Replies: 4
Views: 2350

Re: 46P Wirtanen

I did it as a test from Chile, the video iself was put together using PRISM, this will be an upcoming tutorial.
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: 46P Wirtanen
Replies: 4
Views: 2350

Re: 46P Wirtanen

Here is the video of the comet animation: https://www.facebook.com/hamzakt/videos ... 014795307/
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Telescope Status issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2748

Re: Telescope Status issue

let us look into this a little more. If I remember correctly, there is an issue with SideOfPier when you get really close to the meridian line. I will discuss this with Cyril and respond back.
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Guiding issues
Replies: 13
Views: 4265

Re: Guiding issues

I need the actual PRISM log that is present in C:\Users\XXX\Documents\Prism\LogFiles. Something important to note here: One needs to be careful about enabling the extent of logging, this will cause the file to ginormous.
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: scripting
Topic: Select Image
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Re: selectimage

Also,the function is actually "selectimg" and needs to be fixed in the documentation
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: scripting
Topic: Select Image
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Re: selectimage

I gotta ask, are you trying this function with images already open in PRISM? or trying to actually open one?
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Telescope Status issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2748

Re: Telescope Status issue

PRISM will park where it is told on the"parking tab" of the telescope control panel and then issue an ASCOM park command for mounts that supports. So, if you set those values to a location close to your actual park, it should work without a hitch. I do this with four mounts : (2) Paramounts and (2) ...
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Local Sidereal Time
Replies: 3
Views: 2093

Re: Local Sidereal Time

Thanks for the report, can you please share some screenshots with us?
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: 46P Wirtanen
Replies: 4
Views: 2350

Re: 46P Wirtanen

great image Greg, I did make a video of it last month ( i think ?) and its rate was a lot slower. I will try it again tonight from Chile
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Guiding issues
Replies: 13
Views: 4265

Re: Guiding issues

please enable the log file for the length on the this test, try and replicate exactly what you just showed us.

P.S: your guiding looks great :D
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Guiding issues
Replies: 13
Views: 4265

Re: Guiding issues

please enable the log file for the length on the this test, try and replicate exactly what you just showed us.

P.S: your guiding looks great :D
by Hamza Touhami
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Problem setting filter names
Replies: 5
Views: 2479

Re: Problem setting filter names

Thanks for the information, this gives us something to go on. We will be in touch soon with a resolution to this problem
by Hamza Touhami
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Problem setting filter names
Replies: 5
Views: 2479

Re: Problem setting filter names

Thanks for the information, this gives us something to go on. We will be in touch soon with a resolution to this problem
by Hamza Touhami
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: M27 Hubble Palette
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

Re: M27 Hubble Palette

that is a lot more detail, did you DDP the image?
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Problem minimizing smaller windows
Replies: 12
Views: 6536

Re: Problem minimizing smaller windows

Thanks Greg for the video, I am sure people here will appreciate your time. Yes, Windows font scaling can do it.
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: M67: Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
Replies: 1
Views: 1587

Re: M67: Hertzsprung-Russell diagram

That is excellent Vikrant
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Problem minimizing smaller windows
Replies: 12
Views: 6536

Re: Problem minimizing smaller windows

Greg

If you reinstall on the same exact computer, the server treat it as the same activation. For the record, did you manage to reinstall and did the problem go away?
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: How to search for an object
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

Re: How to search for an object

confirmed, what Cyril said works
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Skychart
Topic: Merge Image into Sky Chart
Replies: 8
Views: 3354

Re: Merge Image into Sky Chart

That would make sense, some software packages have different ways of saving file and writing to FIT headers.
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: M27 Hubble Palette
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

Re: M27 Hubble Palette

it is quite impressive for that short of integration time, makes you wonder what it would like with 10 hours for each channel
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: JANUS Team Images
Replies: 1
Views: 1686

Re: JANUS Team Images

The JANUS team has produced some amazing images throughout their first year. Operating everything with PRISM v10 ( of course :D ), all the images they take have a pixel scale of 0.4"/pixel and a seeing often well below 1 arcsecond. Their work is simply exceptional. Here is an image of NGC 300 by Lau...
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Guiding issues
Replies: 13
Views: 4265

Re: Guiding issues

can you please show me the settings of your filterwheel? I need to see how they're setup please.
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: M27 Hubble Palette
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

Re: M27 Hubble Palette

That is awesome Greg, can you share your exposure details please?
by Hamza Touhami
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Auto Focus Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 7156

Re: Auto Focus Issues

Absolutely, let's get you up and running...automated ;)
by Hamza Touhami
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Guiding issues
Replies: 13
Views: 4265

Re: Guiding issues

Hello Stefan

I had the same mount for months and guided with zero issues. Can you please try and calibrate the mount and share some screenshots with us? Pictures and videos are always better for troubleshooting
by Hamza Touhami
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: [SOLVED]Filter Names
Replies: 14
Views: 6583

Re: Filter Names

Alnitak

VERY VERY well done, thank you for that.
by Hamza Touhami
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: [SOLVED]Filter Names
Replies: 14
Views: 6583

Re: Filter Names

Rowland

Can you type where the the " 1 " is, as in type "Lum" there and cycle through the filters and see if the names remain?
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: second activation
Replies: 5
Views: 2607

Re: second activation

the second activation is actually automatic, you just need to enter your license on the second computer and PRISM will unlock
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: [SOLVED]Filter Names
Replies: 14
Views: 6583

Re: Filter Names

good morning Rowland

It is under observatory > Filterwheel 1 > and then you have top select the button that appears under the ASCOM hardware selector.
by Hamza Touhami
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Calibrating guider
Replies: 7
Views: 3069

Re: Calibrating guider

this looks like the RA direction is reversed in the last movement. Can you please check the driver. Also, please increase the calibration times to 10s for each axis.
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Taking images.
Replies: 1
Views: 1682

Re: Taking images.

no answer so far so here I go. PRISM makes taking lights and calibration frames easy. For flats/darks/biases there are tools to take them automatically for you. You can find them here: Observatory > CApture calibration images. For lights, you can use the manual sequence or the automatic observation ...
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Processing
Topic: Narrowband workflow
Replies: 8
Views: 3257

Re: Narrowband workflow

As you all know, PRISM is evolving quickly. What I typically do is combine the master frames and manually swap channels until I get what I want out of the image. This can be done under Color Imaging > swap color planes
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: [Added to List]Add my location via GPS?
Replies: 10
Views: 3679

Re: Add my location via GPS?

Excellent question, I will need to verify with my own GPS to see if it is possible.
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: First Light with Prism
Replies: 8
Views: 2978

Re: First Light with Prism

when you find a comet in PRISM ( easy to do ;) ) and you double click on it, the rate will be shown if it is known. PRISM provides a staggering amount of information right at your fingertips. Please keep in mind that rate offset can be adjusted under the mount control window IF your mount's driver a...
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: First Light with Prism
Replies: 8
Views: 2978

Re: First Light with Prism

Great report. A few points:

- When using the contrast/Luminosity setting under settings, whatever you choose there becomes a the standard thresholds for what is displayed every time. The closer you get to 100% the darker the image gets. Adjust to taste :D
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: 10Micron mount modeling?
Replies: 9
Views: 3566

Re: 10Micron mount modeling?

Niklas

I have used the same function with a GM1000 and PRISM sends the information at the end of the run. Can you please confirm this is what you are seeing?
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Calibrating guider
Replies: 7
Views: 3069

Re: Calibrating guider

Hi Dhaval

I need :

- the calibration parallelogram that you get, as in I need the image you get.
- I need to know what size subframe are you using in the calibration
- I need to know the amount of movement you are using in seconds
- Are you using an ST-4 cable or ASCOM pulseguide.
by Hamza Touhami
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Lodestar and Lodestar X2 issues with autoguiding...
Replies: 5
Views: 2694

Re: Lodestar and Lodestar X2 issues with autoguiding...

Hi Dwight

Have you tried using dark with your Lodestar? This way you have a cleaner image and less noise.
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Skychart
Topic: Merge Image into Sky Chart
Replies: 8
Views: 3354

Re: Merge Image into Sky Chart

can you please send me the raw file? I'd love to give it A shot
by Hamza Touhami
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Sky Chart - missing buttons
Replies: 6
Views: 2721

Re: Sky Chart - missing buttons

try to force the update manually, please download this PRISM installer and install it. http://dl.hyperion-astronomy.com/setup_prism.exe
by Hamza Touhami
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Plate-solving after meridian flip
Replies: 5
Views: 2840

Re: Plate-solving after meridian flip

I have already handled this extensively in my automation video,please refer to it here starting. Please find it here: https://youtu.be/cW5MCONU9_I?t=1875
by Hamza Touhami
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Processing
Topic: Fix Star Blooming
Replies: 7
Views: 2986

Re: Fix Star Blooming

Sorry about the delayed response. I do not see any blooming in your images and I think the 8300 chip does not bloom either. Am I missing something here?
by Hamza Touhami
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Sky Chart - missing buttons
Replies: 6
Views: 2721

Re: Sky Chart - missing buttons

please update your PRISM version by going to help>check for updates. Please let me know if this fixes it, we can also force an update.
by Hamza Touhami
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Plate solving catalogues.
Replies: 5
Views: 2533

Re: Plate solving catalogues.

sometimes some catalogs have a folder within a folder you need to point to such as /UCAC4/UCAC4/. Glad you got it working though.
by Hamza Touhami
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: post-update issues
Topic: Cannot update
Replies: 2
Views: 2021

Re: Cannot update

Hi Dick and thanks for the notice.

Try this and install PRISM, it will update your current version: http://dl.hyperion-astronomy.com/setup_prism.zip
by Hamza Touhami
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: post-update issues
Topic: update failures
Replies: 7
Views: 3009

Re: update failures

Well done Graham
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: post-update issues
Topic: update failures
Replies: 7
Views: 3009

Re: update failures

Good morning Graham

PRISM needs to be put in the exception of your antivirus list, please whitelist all its folders. Cyril will NEVER use anything other than safe in PRISM.
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gemini 2 ASCOM Telescope Control
Replies: 8
Views: 3249

Re: Gemini 2 ASCOM Telescope Control

Yes, in the telescope control window that shows up after you connect your mount to PRISM, you can set it in the "Parking" tab
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Skychart
Topic: Plate Solving with Gaia catalogue
Replies: 2
Views: 1947

Re: Plate Solving with Gaia catalogue

Welcome back Henk

I have notified Cyril about this issue and he will get back to you
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Sky Chart - missing buttons
Replies: 6
Views: 2721

Re: Sky Chart - missing buttons

what version of PRISM is this?
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Plate solving catalogues.
Replies: 5
Views: 2533

Re: Plate solving catalogues.

Thanks, great answer.
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: PRISM v10 published in Astronomy Technology Today
Replies: 2
Views: 2075

PRISM v10 published in Astronomy Technology Today

Greetings to all

Mark Zaslove has written an outstanding article about PRISM v10 in Astronomy Technology Today, check it out here: https://astronomytechnologytoday.com/20 ... 2-issue-2/. Here is a sample:
by Hamza Touhami
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Can't connect to PMC Eight
Replies: 2
Views: 1825

Re: Can't connect to PMC Eight

does it have an ASCOM driver?
by Hamza Touhami
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Results with PRISM
Topic: My first successful image with PRISM
Replies: 2
Views: 1932

Re: My first successful image with PRISM

this is AWESOME, thanks for sharing
by Hamza Touhami
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: post-update issues
Topic: update failures
Replies: 7
Views: 3009

Re: update failures

Good morning Dick

Cyril has been notified and this will be resolved, I will update the community as soon as possible.
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Filter dialog box
Replies: 2
Views: 1909

Re: Filter dialog box

I need more information, screenshots, a video something to show what is happening.
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: post-update issues
Topic: Flat Calibration Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1953

Re: Flat Calibration Issue

can you please post some images of the issue?
by Hamza Touhami
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Temperature compensation for Auto focusing
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

Re: Temperature compensation for Auto focusing

Absolutely, he is part of this forum and reads these posts.
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Suggest New Tutorial Topics
Replies: 21
Views: 34841

Re: Suggest New Tutorial Topics

It is not hidden and always available through a google search like " Prism French Forum". It resides here for your reference : http://www.prism-astro.com/forum/
by Hamza Touhami
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Processing
Topic: Fix Star Blooming
Replies: 7
Views: 2986

Re: Fix Star Blooming

Please upload the RAWs to Dropbox(or similar) and share the link with me, I wanna try it myself.
by Hamza Touhami
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Script for automatic observing
Replies: 0
Views: 2543

Script for automatic observing

This is a great script written by Alain Maury ( www.spaceobs.com) to help in variable star observing. all your comments and suggestions are welcome. Please remember to change the file extension to ".pgm" to work in PRISM. REM Variable star observing REM originated from the asteroid survey script REM...
by Hamza Touhami
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LX600 Control???
Replies: 1
Views: 1743

Re: LX600 Control???

Mark Smith has some input, I will ping him for a response.
by Hamza Touhami
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Scripting Callouts / Hooks from Automated Observing
Replies: 1
Views: 1778

Re: Scripting Callouts / Hooks from Automated Observing

as you noted, Cyril has opted for the start, end and in case of trouble to execute a script, it has been like this since its conception. There is already a script designed by Alain Maury that I will post later with his permission. It does quite a bit.
by Hamza Touhami
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Filter Names with ASCOM Filter Wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 1724

Re: Filter Names with ASCOM Filter Wheel

when you choose Hardware setup then filterwheel #1, you should be presented with a "setup" button on the bottom right where you can set your filterwheel names. PRISM will then pull the name from ASCOM as you name them. If this is not the case, please post a picture of what you're seeing please.
by Hamza Touhami
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Success!
Replies: 2
Views: 1969

Re: Success!

Enhancement suggestion: store the autofocus parameters in settings and use them by default. This is already available here: focus parameters.JPG I woke up at 445AM local time and the run was still going, but it had gotten to 159 exposures. By 162 exposures, the scope was starting to point below my ...
by Hamza Touhami
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: AutoFocus: Start and End Focuser Positions vs. Step Size and Number of Steps from Current Position
Replies: 4
Views: 2248

Re: AutoFocus: Start and End Focuser Positions vs. Step Size and Number of Steps from Current Position

Excellent post Rowland. Changing equipment is handled in PRISM as you can save the entire software's settings for each setup. This will address your hardware changes. PRISM is being developed continuously and we welcome Ideas such as this one. One thing to keep in mind however; PRISM has exceeded 1 ...
by Hamza Touhami
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CGX mount control
Replies: 2
Views: 2054

Re: CGX mount control

I was hoping the Celestron owners would chime in by now
by Hamza Touhami
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Camera Tab gain and bias
Replies: 1
Views: 1770

Re: Camera Tab gain and bias

You can set them in the camera tab if you know what they are. Just telling the camera to go to "unity gain" remains a function of the ASCOM driver
by Hamza Touhami
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Processing
Topic: Fix Star Blooming
Replies: 7
Views: 2986

Re: Fix Star Blooming

I am assuming you'redoing this through the pre-processing tool ? if it is the case, then it should be rather quick.
by Hamza Touhami
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: AutoFocus: Start and End Focuser Positions vs. Step Size and Number of Steps from Current Position
Replies: 4
Views: 2248

Re: AutoFocus: Start and End Focuser Positions vs. Step Size and Number of Steps from Current Position

Hi Rowland Thanks for the great question. PRISM takes a rather simple and reliable way to autofocus. It is not far-fetched to ask where the start and end of the autofocus routine is and one has to account for ALL telescope setups out there. Some cases with SCT are hard to deal with because of mirror...
by Hamza Touhami
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Setting up Pulse Guiding with EQMOD
Replies: 7
Views: 3022

Re: Setting up Pulse Guiding with EQMOD

Yes, many users use the G11/Gemini 2 without a hitch, I had the G11 and liked it very much.