AstroGuider 4.x

Bug fixes and minor version announcement.
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Re: AstroGuider 4.x

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The point is, that you don't need to calculate any completion time. Instead of waiting for a specified time AstroImager now waits for the signal from AstroGuider, that the guiding is settled down. AstroGuider reports with every frame RMSE for both RA and Dec for last 5 frames and if it is similar (within 150% tolerance) to RMSE of the previous, the guiding is good again.

The field for dithering delay is thus removed from the build 542 from both AstroImager and AstroDSLR.
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New dithering control between AI/AD and AG.

Dithering doesn't work with previous version of INDIGO agents, so don't try with INDIGO Sky until it will be updated too.

http://download.cloudmakers.eu/AstroGuider_4.0_542.dmg

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Re: AstroGuider 4.x

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What do the dark vertical bands on the guider represent?
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What do the dark vertical bands on the guider represent?
Dithering in progress. It will be also supported in webGUI.

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Great! I was hoping it would represent that.

I rely heavily on Guider's linear drift chart. The most important value to me is the scale of the chart in lower-right corner. Dithering, of course, messes with that value. It would be lovely to have an option (or default) that the chart scale does not adjust during dithering.
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Hm, a good idea, I'll put it on TODO list. It may show just one vertical line instead of whole dithering section.
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Re: AstroGuider 4.x

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INDIGO drivers bugfixes for QHY, AltairAstro and ToupTek + P/I slider added instead of min pulse (which is still available in the control panel on guider agent device).

See this https://github.com/indigo-astronomy/ind ... /README.md to learn more about how guiding agent work. P/I slider controls both RA and Dec value.

http://download.cloudmakers.eu/AstroGuider_4.0_543.dmg

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Re: AstroGuider 4.x

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Hi Peter,

The download link above points to AstroImager.

Regards, Johan
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Fixed, thank you :)
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