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by gwondaleya
Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Astro features for digicamControl (PhD guiding)
Replies: 87
Views: 21119

Hi Wei Hao,

<t>Hi Wei Hao,<br/> <br/> actually what you are looking for is already in the astronomy interface. All is done in the script window. It is not complicated , neither need programming skills. In this script window, you just add the command you want to be done by digicam.they are of 3 types:<br/> bulbc...
by gwondaleya
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Astro features for digicamControl (PhD guiding)
Replies: 87
Views: 21119

Few comments to D600, since i

<t>Few comments to D600, since i do not fully agree with him about the feature to be implemented within an image capture tool which "basically" Digamcontrol is. <br/> 1 and 2 is already here !<br/> 3 is probably a nice to have, and can probably be integrated with the use of liveview and a tool for F...
by gwondaleya
Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Astro features for digicamControl (PhD guiding)
Replies: 87
Views: 21119

Hi Kuulapaa,

<t>Hi Kuulapaa, <br/> basically the commands to PHD refers to a technique called dithering. The purpose of this is to make move the mount by an amount of few pixels each capture so that some noise called banding (which is related to the way the pixels are organised on the sensor itself). It also hel...
by gwondaleya
Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Astro features for digicamControl (PhD guiding)
Replies: 87
Views: 21119

Hi Istvan,

<t>Hi Istvan, <br/> had the opportunity to test it this week end in south of france. Works nicely, and this separated live view is a nice idea, very useful for precise focusing with, for example fwhm.exe or even bafocus, two tools wich measure the "spreading" of a star on the pixels (the less the sp...
by gwondaleya
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Astro features for digicamControl (PhD guiding)
Replies: 87
Views: 21119

A precision:

A precision:
when i say several times i mean that the error should be lower than the threshold during 5 or 10 polls (and not a division factor :-) )

Joël
by gwondaleya
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Astro features for digicamControl (PhD guiding)
Replies: 87
Views: 21119

Hi Istvan,

<r>Hi Istvan,<br/> <br/> i have tested with simulator and looks like it works correctly <E>:-)</E><br/> Perhaps a comment about the wait time: actually it take seconds to stabilizize the mount mechanics, not ms.<br/> also the message MSG_REQDIST is to request to phd the error (in pixels) between gui...
by gwondaleya
Thu May 30, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Astro features for digicamControl (PhD guiding)
Replies: 87
Views: 21119

Will try to test that "in the

Will try to test that "in the field"..when i will have clear skies....(which is, well, seldom the case this year...).
Will see too if we can do something with simulated mount...
Joël
by gwondaleya
Thu May 30, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Astro features for digicamControl (PhD guiding)
Replies: 87
Views: 21119

Yep, cheap adapters suffers

<t>Yep, cheap adapters suffers from the "diseases" you mentionned. The FTDi ones don't, since you can assign a COM port number, through the use of their soft !(at least COM port doesn't wander in all the tests i have done so far). Cheap microcontroller with built in USB may be a solution, but you ne...
by gwondaleya
Thu May 30, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Astro features for digicamControl (PhD guiding)
Replies: 87
Views: 21119

As far as i known the only

<t>As far as i known the only command to be sent, once connected to the server is MSG_MOVEx where x is between 1 and 5 depending of the dithering size you want. When done you can request to get (MSG_REQDIST) the exact value of applied movement (actually the exact movement is randomly selected in the...
by gwondaleya
Wed May 29, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Astro features for digicamControl (PhD guiding)
Replies: 87
Views: 21119

Loak,

<r>Loak, <br/> Usb to rs232 converters/cables can be found for less than 10 euros (found some less than 5, free shipping) on ebay (from China..), but to be safe, the recommended converters are the one from FTDi which are more around 15 euros, but guaranted to work (i have tested these devices on win...