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Jonk last won the day on November 12 2014

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  1. China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-46873526 With this news in mind, I would like to formally patent the phrases "moonwear" and "lunapparel"!
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    Gears, bearings and more ! FREE!

    Soooo... if you're back at work Skipper, have you had a chance to see what you have?
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    SGP doesn't want to start

    If you can, put Windows 7 back on and just don't allow it to connect to the internet. I doubt you need Windows 10 just for imaging?
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    Shame, I've found some useful advice on there in the past, but don't think I signed up. Their loss could be SGL's gain I suppose.
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    SGP doesn't want to start

    Uninstall then reinstall from fresh - could you save your profiles etc. first?
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    SGP doesn't want to start

    Try deleting the PC that's registered online and re-registering it - it may be an algorithm that produces a code from your hardware setup, and if any hardware has changed then it means the 'code' is no longer valid. I don't know, it's just a guess without reverse engineering it, which I can't do anyway! Or, can you update the installation, then try again?
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    SGP doesn't want to start

    https://www.mainsequencesoftware.com/Content/SGPHelp/SequenceGeneratorPro.html?LicenseManagement.html Try here...?
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    ASCOM All Sky Camera Software

    Yes that's right - I didn't know that, so at first tried the x/y from the sensor corner, not the ROI. This was apparent once I found the red circle that I couldn't see at first. I then thought ok, take the x/y from the ROI corner et voila - it was correct. I thought I'd mention it to help anyone else who may have been confused too. Regarding the options I mention I tend to think out loud when I see something I think will be an improvement, and I agree, they may not be as important as other factors (stability, speed etc.) but would be very useful later on. Another thought is flats - is this on your list? Not a great issue to do manually to each saved frame in post processing, but maybe it could be automated in the same way as darks / BPMs?
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    My 'Happy Christmas' dataset's here.

    Ok cool, I'll have another go as my result is nowhere near what it could be. The learning curve is infinite!
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    My 'Happy Christmas' dataset's here.

    Having a look through some of these it's interesting to see everyone's different take on it. Has anyone else deconvoluted theirs, as I think I over did it! It would be good to get some insight here.
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    ASCOM All Sky Camera Software

    Running X64, the works, however the x and y values should be with reference to the ROI, not the camera sensor sixe - perhaps you can add this to the instructions? My circle was centered on the sensor centre, not the ROI at first. Also, the red circle on the preview, shown as a dotted line, is so hard to see, I didn't know it was there at first - maybe the width of the dotted line can be set much higher, or if you feel really brave, give the user a choice of colours, widths and even opacity? Is it possible to 'draw' an active image area, rather than a circle or is that too much at this stage? Or maybe you can do as some cctv software does it, split the ROI or full sensor area into a grid of multiple squares, and let the user select the grid area showing sky only, to make up the exposure target area.
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    ASCOM All Sky Camera Software

    Ah yes... the instructions!
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    ASCOM All Sky Camera Software

    Cheers MIke, I'll have a test throughout the week. One thought occured to me, can you set the exposure target within a roi, rather than the whole image? I.e just on the sky, which will be a different area for everyone. Inevitably, there will be lights around the perimeter and changes in brightness, especially when security lights come on and off for example. My idea would be to only use a roi on a patch of sky for the target exposure, thus ignoring changes in brightness around the perimeter?
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    My 'Happy Christmas' dataset's here.

    Well, by no means up there with the best, but here's one I've produced today. I'm still on the learning curve, but I would be extremely happy with this if I had produced it from scratch. Still have lots to learn.
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    My 'Happy Christmas' dataset's here.

    Work fine for me too. Just playing with the LUM now...

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