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Yoddha

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  1. APT DC is updated to 1.8. Fixes the calculations in the Daylight Saving period.
  2. Many thanks Barry! Next winter will bet back on it. It is getting too low now
  3. I mean that without bulb control the longest exposure that APT can possibly control is just 30s
  4. Hi John, Exactly, there is no much sense to implement support for camera that can't make exposure longer than 30s... I had talks with a manager in Sony, but didn't succeed to convince them in the importance about that. In 2017 managed to find a possible workaround, but star eater problem was still there... We are working on INDIGO integration in APT, so is possible to get kind of Sony support via Raspberry PI later this year. APT 3.70 will control CCD/CMOS and the related wheel, focuser and mount via INDIGO. Then have to take care for some highly wanted features, so maybe in the autumn will try to add DSLR support via INDIGO...
  5. Hi John, We have plans to add Sonny support for many years. There were two main showstopper defined by Sony itself - star eater and lack of bulb exposure control... Every year we are checking once or twice if there is solution for the second problem. Our schedule is full for some months ahead but will not skip this check later in the year
  6. Total: 5h, WO 80FD @ f/5.9, QHY22, Astrodon HII 3nm, APT, PHD2, PI, PS The Spider and the Fly "pair" are visually close neighbors of the famous Auriga nebulae "Faming Star" (IC405) and "Tadpoles" (IC410). The smaller object in the upper part of the frame is NGC 1913 (Sh2-237) called the Fly. It is considered as smaller version of the Orion nebula – contains a young cluster, it’s Trapezium, has an emission and reflection parts. The brighter object is IC417 (Sh2-234) which should be the spider who waits for prey, laying in the faint web (personally I see more obvious figure in the lower left angle). IC417 also hosts a young cluster (Stock 8) and the two small clouds above the brightest star hide stellar nurseries. The emission part dominates the region, however with the appropriate imaging time is possible show also the reflections from the hot and massive blue stars. A near infra-red study with Spitzer Telescope shows that the bright wave from the Spider towards the Fly hides packs of young stars that maybe form that interesting shape from the clouds located between them and us. The distances to the objects in the region show curious facts. The two nebulae are ~500 ly away from each other. Respectively ~7 500 and ~7 000 ly from Earth for IC417 and NGC1931. It looks that there is no direct connection in this “pair” as well as with the neighbors - IC405 ~1 500 ly, IC410 ~12 000 ly away from Earth. The whole complex looks very close just visually, but is spread out on more than 10 000 ly in the Orion-Cygnus arm of Milky Way. Definitely both the Spider and the Fly are interesting objects alone and in pair, so most likely next winter will get back to them for more data.
  7. Many thanks for the feedback and the good news!
  8. Interesting Do you have "PHD2" selected in Gear Tab->Guide? Maybe you were lucky the star loss to happen when dithering move was completed... Anyway it is better to have the latest version installed
  9. Hi Michael, Wish you clear skies for the eclipse!
  10. If you are using dithering and PHD2, please upgrade to APT 3.63 in order to avoid the possibility for imaging hanging in case of temporary guide star loss! The update is needed even if you are using 3.57… We are using the release to include some improvement and fixes in AMF (Automated Median Flip), DARV fix for Nikon cameras and also the “automatic settings restore after crash” feature we just finished. The Moon will soon start getting smaller so update your APT and be ready for the next imaging session! https://www.astrophotography.app/downloads
  11. Hi Han, For the next official version will implement native support for ASTAP
  12. Hi Roland, I have thought about that, but it will make the APT download size almost 1GB and not all APT users are using PointCarft (or at least in the beginning ). It is other topic if PlaneWave will agree to do it.
  13. Hi David, If the PS2 path is empty in the PointCraft setting, only blind solving will be used
  14. APT DC was updated to version 1.7 2019/01/02 - v1.7 Upgrade -Added support for Android 9 -Added better location coordinates detecting -Updated design More info and links at: https://www.ideiki.com/astro/MobileApps.aspx
  15. Two more fixes could be needed for problem-less Automatic Meridian Flip. This is the reason to release 3.62. Apologies for the inconvenience! 2019/01/04 - v.3.62 Fixes - Fixed random APT hanging after Automatic Meridian Flip when Nikon camera is used - Fixed possibility APT to hang after Automatic Meridian Flip when PHD2 re-calibration is used
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