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by han.k
23 Feb 2020, 18:32
Forum: ASTAP General
Topic: installing star data base on Mac
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: installing star data base on Mac

Hello Walter, I have created ASTAP version 0.9.326. The only difference is that now for the Mac the star database is installed at a separate location /usr/local/opt/astap. So you have to install two files, the program ASTAP and the G17 and/or V17 star database. V17 is the new name for the database w...
by han.k
23 Feb 2020, 10:37
Forum: ASTAP General
Topic: installing star data base on Mac
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: installing star data base on Mac

Okay it is now uploaded at:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/astap- ... g/download

Took some time. Several uploads failed. For the future it will be better to have the star database at a separate location. I have to investigate for a proper location.

Han
by han.k
22 Feb 2020, 21:29
Forum: ASTAP General
Topic: installing star data base on Mac
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: installing star data base on Mac

Hello Walter,

That is not foreseen for the Mac. I will upload a version with the colour star database inside.

Han
by han.k
22 Feb 2020, 13:24
Forum: Sky simulator for ASCOM
Topic: Sky Simulator for ASCOM
Replies: 14
Views: 2130

Re: Sky Simulator for ASCOM

Hello Ed, Both should work. I also had some problem with one of them. If I remember well the "simulator"worked best for me. The other I see is "ASCOM Simulator Focuser Driver" It should also be possible to select your own focuser and mount (so any). Then the mount and focuser will actually move and ...
by han.k
21 Feb 2020, 21:37
Forum: Sky simulator for ASCOM
Topic: Sky Simulator for ASCOM
Replies: 14
Views: 2130

Re: Sky Simulator for ASCOM

Hello Hoxa, I have modified the standard ASCOM "Camera V2 simulator" such that it doesn't lock the image.jpg file and reads it every time again. That wasn't easy since C# is not my favorite programming language. Normally I program in Object Pascal. Does the ASCOM cam simulator allows a sub section? ...
by han.k
21 Feb 2020, 20:23
Forum: Sky simulator for ASCOM
Topic: Sky Simulator for ASCOM
Replies: 14
Views: 2130

Re: Sky Simulator for ASCOM

I have moved the Sky Simulator topic now to a new forum. It is possible that the links are different.

Han
by han.k
21 Feb 2020, 20:18
Forum: Sky simulator for ASCOM
Topic: New forum for Sky simulator for ASCOM
Replies: 0
Views: 854

New forum for Sky simulator for ASCOM

This forum is now linked from https://sourceforge.net/projects/sky-simulator/ Sky simulator for ASCOM using online DSS images or an artificial sky. The camera simulator will show a "deep sky survey" or artificial image based on the mount and focuser position. The image will be blurred/defocused base...
by han.k
21 Feb 2020, 19:55
Forum: Sky simulator for ASCOM
Topic: Sky Simulator for ASCOM
Replies: 14
Views: 2130

Re: Sky Simulator for ASCOM

Hello Ed,

Thanks for the links. I was not aware of them. Also good exercise to refresh my French a little. :)

The image size, just set them the same in the simulator and Voyager. Don't make them too large since it will slowdown the simulation.

Han
by han.k
20 Feb 2020, 05:56
Forum: HNSKY General
Topic: plate solver coordinates
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: plate solver coordinates

No problem, it is always J2000. The database is J2000 so the result is also J2000. There is no routine to convert it. But all maps and info about objects is in J2000 so it doesn't make sense to convert it to Jnow. All other solvers also report in J2000 for the same reason. I can only move post withi...
by han.k
13 Feb 2020, 14:28
Forum: ASTAP General
Topic: Solving works on 0.9.293, fails on later versions
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: Solving works on 0.9.293, fails on later versions

Implemented this minimum star size in version 0.9.320 and issued it for Linux and Windows. The default is 1.5" but you could set a little higher since your stars are 4". You image solves now without problems. I played briefly with the old version 0.9.292, yes it solves your H-alpha image but is less...