GUI integration of SkyGuard (Full Frame Guiding & Focusing) on SGP


#1

Hi guys,

I was speaking back in March with Gaston at Innovation Foresights about their new Software that will allow us to perform Full Frame Guiding and Focusing which is an AWESOME concept. The Software has finally been release at NEAIC 2018.

I have and ONAG and would love to see Gaston’s SKSS suite (SkyGuide, SkyGuard, SykSurveyor) be integrated with SGP :slight_smile:

Innovations Foresight Web site’s seems to say that you will have soon a new interface to support this. This is exciting! :slight_smile: :sunny:
https://www.innovationsforesight.com/education/full-frame-guiding-focusing/

…soon SKSS will be fully compatible with any compliant ASCOM hardware and therefore will work with most imaging software. A GUI integration of SKSS on SGP will eventually be offered too .

If this is correct when are you planning to release this integration? Is this feature part of your product backlog priorities for this year?

This is really another innovative and exciting feature! :slight_smile:

Thanks again!
Cheers!

André :slight_smile: :sunny:


#2

This is exciting. I’m waiting on this integration too before acquiring the ONAG.


#3

I posted a topic on cloudy nights about full frame guiding back in January and Gaston has been keeping it updated. Check it out here Full field guiding… Does it exist?


#4

Thanks. I think they will have a standalone ASCOM SkyGuard version in October as per Gaston. It’s a bit far but hope they can release it sooner. I Personnaly care more about SkyGuard (Full Frame Guiding and Focusing) than the full suite SKSS. @Jared do you have any plans to implement or integrate this with SGP.?

Being capable of achieving Full Frame Guiding and Focusing in SGP with SkyGuard would be simply awesome! :slight_smile:


#5

Hi there,

I’m very intrested in this, too. So please keep us up to date if there is any chance of SKSS (or at least SkyGuard) beeing integrated into SGP!


#6

I’m not sure what is meant by ASCOM integration because I don’t think there is an ASCOM Guider specification. Or are they writing one?

Now there are multiple guiding solutions coming along it would make sense it there was a standard interface between control applications such as SGP and the Guiding system such as PHD2 or this new guiding system. It doesn’t have the be ASCOM, but I think it needs to exist.

It would be worth the various manufacturers collaborating on this so that a standard applicable to all emerges. A standard written by a single manufacturer has the risk of being so manufacturer specific that no one else can use it.


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