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  1. Hi and thank you for the detailed description. I am still a bit lost how do I setup Poth from where? I have tried to go into ascom diagnostics and setup poth hub from there but it loads up eqmod window and it disappears again. I get the bit about the applications just running poth hub from them. Could you give me a numbered rundown on what to do? Kindest regards David
  2. I will try and keep things simple as possible. I am trying to run Stellarium (Via Stellarium Scope) and APT together. I know you can't share com ports via Eqmod so I am trying to run via Acom Poth Hub. Question is where do I setup the poth Hub from? I am guessing I select Poth Hub from ascom setup or is it from Stellarium Scope or APT? Once I have Poth running do I use Poth Hub in all the programs or Generic Hub? I can not find alot on this on the forums or web. It's not clear. I have tried a few times but I seem to get crashes or errors. Kindest regards David
  3. I have reinstalled it on another drive outside of the c:\programfiles area and started it up as administrator. Error creating log file as in picture.
  4. Camera settings are correct as far as i know as they were calibrated with Asps. I have also tried running ASPS stand alone which shows it's not an AFM problem i get the error at bottom of this page.
  5. Yay! all working now. Thank you so much for the help. Just need to get my asps plate solving issue sorted now. By the way how do you change screen resolution in Stellarium. I havent found it yet. Regards David
  6. Problem is I installed Stellarium 7 years ago and thought it was on auto update but after not running it for at least 4 years the auto update server had changed and no longer kept it up to date. Just installing new version now
  7. err just cheked my Stellarium version is 0.13.2 I have auto updates on but I also have the message in about window of stellarium that updates can not be processed. I am going to download the latest version and start from scratch. Thank you for pointing me in the rigth direction without that I would have never found it. I will keep you posted!
  8. I have tried all that still not working this is the error i get in APM bottom left text. It works perfect with CIEL but i don't like using that BTW I do not have a server plugin either maybe thats the problem. I have learnt how to setup occular now though
  9. Hi thanks for taking the time and trouble to post this. I am curently going through it now. Just one thing I do not get a remote control plugin in Stellarium. I do however have a telescope control where i can change the otions as in these pictures. But under telescope control you can use this option. Is this correct? Default port on Stellarium is now 10002 but i have tried lots of different ones.
  10. Hi thanks for that but I have already been through that without luck. I can framesolve in SGP fine. Just dosnt work in APT. I have spent 5 or 6 hours now and still unable to get it to work.
  11. Hi yes installed platesolve2 and asps and pointed them to the correct place. Also the focal length is correct under tools. If i run platesolve on its own i get this error.
  12. When i am running Atro Photography Tools and I try and use the blind platesolve i get this error in the bottom left corner. I also get this menu everytime i run it even though I went through all the steps it asked and it said it saved them. If I click on no it says solved but comes up as failed. If I click on yes i go through the process it asks me to do going tot he website and folowing all the instruction. It then says in future your setting will be automatic. But I get thsi menu again Can anyone help and point me in the right direction?
  13. I have tried to sync up APT and Stellarium I have used these settings in stellarium. I am getting the following errors. I get this error in APT Finally my APT setting for Stellarium
  14. Hi Steve Your right! Although to some people I didn't get far last night for me It was leaps and bounds When I saw that picture of Vega, although I just found out how to alter the histogram to get the proper darkness I was shocked an amazed on the quality of my first 10 second image. The important part is I got everything working as it should but still need to learn the softwares back to front and continue learning in a never ending process I enjoy learning new things and love the challenge on working most things out myself. I have shed loads of questions but try and focus only on my next step to try and not complex things too much. By being able to goto which part of the sky and focus a target I want, will let me start capturing and introduce the next step. I am not looking forward to post processing so much but thats another learning curve. I will have to deal with it when I have some decent data to work with
  15. Thank you Steve! I only see one problem when SGP and PHD2 are running you can not lock on to the com port with Stellarium as its being used and by pressing connected in Stellarium it does nothing. If i shut down SGP then it will connect. So I guess i align it in Stellarium first with APT?
  16. I am at the very start of my Astro Imaging exciting journey and made a fair bit of progress last night. It was my first full night out with my new Imaging setup. Firstly I connected all the leads and balanced my scope. Played for about 45 minutes with Sharpcap to get my focus and setting right for my guide camera Altair Aor130 Succesfully Polar aligned another 1 hour (First time) Sharpcap showed it as Excellent within 00:00:10. (I nearly gave up) Run and setup PHD2 and Sequence Generator Pro with some help with setting off of youtube. Got my EFW 8 slot wheel working and mount control and Asi1600mm Pro. Spent 1.5 hours playing with it all to finally get it to work. Had a lot of problems with getting SGP to automatically starting PHD2 and guiding. Just said connecting constantly but fixed itself Added my Bahtinov mask and got HFR on my 10 second Lum frames between 0 and 3.0 (not sure this is good. Was around HFR 6.0 and 8.0 before Bahtinov focucing?) PHD2 Giuiding was smooth and was averaging 0.43 total less than 1 arc second. I have had my EQ6 Pro Modified. Tonight I will be out again as the skies look fantastic. But I need to align my scope to the stars. After Polar Aligning I tried to do a 1,2 and 3 star align on my Synscan controller but it always skewed the wrong way and I had to stop it twice as it got close to the tripod legs. I have the correct day, time, long and lat coords dialled in and daylight saving on. I was using ascom on my PC last night to control my scope from indoors. So the question is can I star align my scope another way after Polar alignment? If I used Astro Photography Tool and plate solved and then ran stellarium to fix the point as in this video would I be able to star align that way? Regards David
  17. Whats the chance of seeing that on a 80mm? Pretty small I guess. Be better off with my cpc 1000 for that and a barlow when imaging.
  18. It's a bit mind blowing 2 billion light years I can't even imagine it.
  19. Has it made a noticeable improvement through the scope? Will you be using your scope for visual or astro imaging?
  20. Nice! Great detail and depth! Stars seem to be good too.
  21. I was tempted to go with the asiair but being new to Astro Imaging but not Astronomy I thought I would get 3 or 4 months practise first off of my PC then maybe take the plunge. Idea situation would be if you could wifi it to the pc instead of a tablet or phone etc. It would be worth it just for that to get rid of all your cables back to the pc.
  22. As above USB prolific driver. Also make sure your ascom drivers are installed and any other drivers are updated to latest version for all your equipment. There may also be a problem where people have had to try different make cables to get it to work. Usually the driver fixes it.
  23. I don't think filters are the option only as a last resort. Try and get the council to put a shield on the rear or change it for a red light. I have one of these in a similar place but my are red sodium and don't hurt the viewing too much.
  24. If your comfortable with a 2nd hand one you may get more for your money by looking out for one on the for sale on these forums or astronomy buy and sell.
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