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  1. Random freezes or reboots usually are a sign of something wrong with the RAM, sometimes the hard disk may be the culprit too. You can use memtest to check your computer memory. Here is the link: https://www.memtest86.com/ For the hdd i like to use crystal disk info: https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/ Hope it helps.
  2. Like david_taurus83 said, you don't need to be guiding, or a guide camera to do dithering with apt, it can do dithering on its own. But you still need to connect apt to the mount with eqmod. To do dithering this way you click on the gear tab, hold shift and click on the guide button, where it's showing guide program you choose apt dithering.
  3. Hi, this is just a guess as i don't have two cameras to try. Have you tried holding shift and clicking on the connect button? It will show the select camera type window. You can then select the third option and choose zwo camera, on the right you can select the camera number that you want to use. Hope it helps.
  4. Hi, did you set your scope focal length under the tools tab in apt?
  5. I don't know why you are getting bad guiding. I leave mine after i get around 00:00:15 and get good guiding.
  6. Nice, didn't know that. Edit: I just read the information at dss site and you are right, thanks for pointing it out.
  7. I'll give a try with a larger spacer that i have, i remember to have tried with 75 and abou 77mm.
  8. Yes each group will be processed in separate , but there will be only one final stacked image.
  9. Since you have calibration files for each session, in DSS you can place the images in different groups, for instance you load the first night's images it will be in the main group tab(right in the bottom of the screen) and it will create a group 1 tab, you put the second session there along with its proper calibration files, thenit will create a group 2 and so on. But if you use only one set of calibration files you can load them all together in the same group.
  10. Thank you. I'm considering saving up for the MPCC as it is well recommended in here. One thing that i liked about the gso cc is that it increases the focal length and so we have to rack the focuser outwards and this removes the Pacman effect on bright stars.
  11. Haven't been imaging for some time due to lack of clear skies, but got two good days in a row. This is my latest image of the good old carina nebula with about 5 hours of data processed with startools. I have a few more hours of previous data, but i'm getting some overlapping problems. Forgive me for the huge coma around the corners, I gave up trying to use the gso coma corrector because the stars were looking better without it.
  12. Well this is just a guess,. t's been a long time i don't try to sync within stellarium. But if it behaves the same way when issuing a sync command from aot, then it will not sync if you don't press the tracking button in eqmod(apt also has a button for that). And by looking at your screenshots tracking is disabled, so you could try that and see if it works.
  13. When i upgraded mine, i had that same problem with my usb adapter. I had to connect the cable to an older pc with a serial port and the update worked fine.
  14. Hi, can you give more details? does DSS stack the images, but give an error when it is about to save the image, or give that error right away? on my windows 10 machine it won't allow to save anything to the root of the disk, the c:\ "folder". Maybe that's your case, Also can you tell an example of a folder you have tried to use? with more details we may be able to help you.
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