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by iMustBcrazy
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Autofocus seems suspect
Replies: 68
Views: 1513

Re: Autofocus seems suspect

I had a chance to test the RMS Contrast focus and It works excellently as long as there are no saturated stars :) I think soon we will release it. I tried it on Wednesday night and it worked very well! I think previously I may have had optical problems with my FF. I bought a new WO FF recently and ...
by iMustBcrazy
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 mac
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: M1 mac

Bloody thing is stuck in customs. Still waiting... :( but its a great astro computer because it runs for so long on the battery - no wires for my setup. With AstroApps v4 , its even better since I can disconnect the laptop from indigosky. The only problem is that it doesn't get warm so dew builds u...
by iMustBcrazy
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 mac
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: M1 mac

ThatsMyCoffee wrote: Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:50 pm Just ordered a new laptop with the new M1 processor.

What do I need to know in regards to Cloudmakers software? Will it all work?
I bought the M1 MacBook Air a while ago and the switch was seemless. Enjoy!
by iMustBcrazy
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount already connected error
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Mount already connected error

I don't know but one way you might correct it - without too much impact - is to stop and start (unload, load) the mount driver - rather than restarting the server or rebooting RPi.
by iMustBcrazy
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Autofocus seems suspect
Replies: 68
Views: 1513

Re: Autofocus seems suspect

That is awesome! Good job Rumen. This is the kind of thing that will make people switch to cloud makers.
by iMustBcrazy
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auxiliary device warning suggestion
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Auxiliary device warning suggestion

Peter Polakovic wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:47 pm With devices like Pegasus Universal power box (UPB) you can monitor voltage and you can also write an INDIGO script to do something if the value is out of range.

https://pegasusastro.com/products/ultimate-powerbox-v2/
Thanks Peter, I'll give it a try!
by iMustBcrazy
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auxiliary device warning suggestion
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Auxiliary device warning suggestion

Last weekend my session ended just after I went to bed and so I missed a good 3 hours of imaging. I was thinking it would be nice to have an alarm for out of range operating conditions like in my case, battery level. I read that one should never operate a battery below 11 V. It would be great if the...
by iMustBcrazy
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Autofocus seems suspect
Replies: 68
Views: 1513

Re: Autofocus seems suspect

rumen wrote: Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:35 am I will see what can be done. but it will not happen overnight. I will need some time to investigate the options and experiment a bit.
Sounds good!
by iMustBcrazy
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Autofocus seems suspect
Replies: 68
Views: 1513

Re: Autofocus seems suspect

I understand there are a lot of variables. I don’t have the answers off hand. Maybe there is a way the user can easily help the algorithm calibrate and do a better job. The NINA method to determine step size is easy and quick. Once the auto focus algorithm has some basic parameters. It could take it...
by iMustBcrazy
Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Autofocus seems suspect
Replies: 68
Views: 1513

Re: Autofocus seems suspect

I went through the procedure you wrote and the numbers were very close to what I had after doing the V-curve. The only thing that I thought was maybe an issue was using 10-15 times the final step value for the initial step. It puts the focus quite far out initially, and my first try last night faile...