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carkinzo
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Info Astroguider

Post by carkinzo » Sat May 20, 2017 2:44 pm

Hi, I apologize for English, but I'm using google translate.
I'm interested in Astroguider to use with the Mac and Atik Titan, downloaded the demo version and I'm doing the tests.
It seems to me that it is a valid system to drive, but there are
Some things I would like to know:
1) Where can I see if the star has enough brightness to guiding?
2) You can have a more visible crosshair like phd, because at night you do not see well and if I have active redscreen, you see even worse.
3) Can you have an audible warning when the driving star is lost?
4) Can you do Dithering with AstroDSLR by shooting with the Reflex?
These functions are very convenient.
I hope the translator makes this message comprehensible.

Thank you.

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Peter Polakovic
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Re: Info Astroguider

Post by Peter Polakovic » Sat May 20, 2017 4:31 pm

Hello,
1) Where can I see if the star has enough brightness to guiding?
Actually, star can be bright enough for guiding even if you don't see it, it depends on noise level :) But the best test is to select it and to watch if guiding is stable enough.
2) You can have a more visible crosshair like phd, because at night you do not see well and if I have active redscreen, you see even worse.
3) Can you have an audible warning when the driving star is lost?
Yes, in upcoming INDIGO based versions of our tools we'll change it. Let us month or two to migrate whole toolset to new platform.
4) Can you do Dithering with AstroDSLR by shooting with the Reflex?
I'm not quite sure what do you mean by Reflex. But if it is DSLR than yes, AstroDSLR can dither the same way as AstroImager (it is actually slightly modified version of AstroImager).

Peter

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