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wimvb last won the day on October 14 2017

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  1. In @kens case, I believe it only installs the indi-asi-power driver, and doesn't upgrade anything.
  2. I think it does. When Atikbase was launched I read (Atik site I think it was) that it was developed in close cooperation with Jases Mutlaq. And it uses mostly open source software (not Ekos Live, I think). Personally, I would get the RPi with Astroberry or INDI/Ekos, and a Pegasus Power box, and just strap one on top of the other. Both seem to be good at what they are designed for.
  3. Do you mean the Atikbase? https://www.firstlightoptics.com/atik-accessories/atikbase-mini-computer-for-astrophotography-capture-control.html not the cheapest version, but at least you don’t have to start tinkering with linux and hardware.
  4. Asiair without the app is just an overpriced raspberry pi. The asiair, if used as intended, is a great gadget afaIk. Just remember that it is sold by a company that sells astroimaging products, and they want to create an integrated imaging suite based on their products. If anyone doesn’t (want to) buy into that philosophy, the asiair may not be the right tool for them.
  5. The main difference between asiair and an indi/ekos based solution such as stellarmate or astroberry, is that you get a one package deal with the asiair. But you’re left at the mercy of one company and what they will support. With the alternative, you may have to do some fiddling, but you have open software with a broad support and a large community. But also no guarantee for a solution if you run into problems.
  6. You might see some slight improvement, but most likely not much. The deBayer interpolation algorithms do a good job in retaining as much detail as possible. Unless you only image planets and galaxies, of course. But for those you’d need a smaller pixel scale and much longer focal length anyway.
  7. The pegasus powerbox and asiair are two entirely different devices. The asiair is a computer, not a bridge between your gear and the laptop. Also, it is blocked for non-zwo cameras (except dslr). If you plan to control everything through ascom from your laptop, the asiair will be useless, and you should go for a pegasus astro or just a powered usb hub
  8. Also bad: good seeing (and excellent guiding), but the worst transparency ever. I am culling exposures for another project atm, and have so far tossed out 50 of 136 exposures due to bad transparency. The images look overexposed, have nice stars, but show no sign of my intended target. I hope that when the skies clear, we will get both seeing and transparency good enough to gather galaxy photons.
  9. ngc 1275 ngc 3718 ngc 4088 ngc 4216 M94
  10. Nebulae have their charm as well, I think. But I do like these far away islands. They put everything in perspective. I try to capture as much data as possible, so that I can avoid noise reduction during processing. That way it is easier to go deeper. But these projects take time to finish.
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