Elbrus parameters


#1

Hello

Starting with Elbrus, what are the basic parameters that can first try to:

  • Search
  • Binning
  • Exposure

Instrument: GSO RC8 F/5.4

Camera: SBIG STF-8300M

In advance thank you

Louis


#2

I would recommend the following :
2x2 Any Angle
3x3 bin
5 second exposure with lum

Make sure you have your sampling set correctly. If you do a blind solve
first it will take care of that for you.

Jared Wellman
Co-Owner and Developer
Main Sequence Software
www.mainsequencesoftware.com


#3

Thank you for your reply

Louis


#4

Is 2x2 Any angle is well suited to an equatorial mount?

Louis


#5

Yes, once you know your angle I would switch over to the 5x5 Dual Angle.
That will account for meridian flips and will solve much faster.

I use the dual angle option and just blind solve whenever I reposition the
camera.

Jared Wellman
Co-Owner and Developer
Main Sequence Software
www.mainsequencesoftware.com


#6

Ok, Thank you for your reply

Louis


#7

During a nomadic session the “Blind Solve” is not possible, since it requires an Internet connection ?

Louis


#8

Correct. Unless you setup a local ansvr.

Jared Wellman
Co-Owner and Developer
Main Sequence Software
www.mainsequencesoftware.com


#9

Louis, take a look [at this thread: Local Astrometry.net Files][1]

[1]: http://forum.mainsequencesoftware.com/t/local-astrometry-net-files/143/9 for setting up a local instance of astrometry on your computer.


#10

I just read this thread, but I do not see how to use local Astrometry.NET as “Blind solving” with Elbrus principal

Louis


#11

You just enable the “Blind Solve Failover” in the plate solve area of the
control panel.

More info here:
http://www.mainsequencesoftware.com/Content/SGPHelp/PlateSolvers.html

Thanks,

Jared Wellman
Co-Founder and Developer

www.mainsequencesoftware.com


#12

Open the control panel, choose plate solve tab, then click on “other”. This opens the settings window to configure the blind solve failover astrometry.net using either the online service or a local machine instance. I have mine configured for local plate solve. Once you enter this parameter it stays set up this way.


#13

Thank you Jared and Joelshort

Louis


#14

If I summarize to use Astrometry.NET locally as a backup:

In of “Equipment Profile Manager” I position Elbrus as my primary platform solver and “Use blind solve failover” is checked

In of “Control Panel” I click the [Other] button and I indicates an address of the type “http://127.0.0.1:8080/api

This after making the local installation of Astrometry.NET as shown here: http://forum.mainsequencesoftware.com/t/local-astrometry-net-files/143

Is this correct?

Louis


#15

I believe this is correct as long as you have followed the directions from the other thread to install ansvr/cygwin/astrometry files.


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