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How To- Find a suitable star for Autofocus

How To- Find a suitable star for Autofocus

Posted by Hamza on Dec 22nd 2018

Problem:How to choose a good star for focus?Background:Choosing the right magnitude star to focus on is a critical part of a successful autofocus run. Automatic observation relies heavily on acquiring … read more
Calibration Frames

Calibration Frames

Posted by Hamza on Dec 9th 2018

IntroductionCalibration frames are used to correct for optical defects in the imaging train such as: hot pixels, cold pixels, dead columns, vignetting, and dust motes. This process is indispensable in … read more
Going remote II

Going remote II

Posted by Hamza on Dec 4th 2018

Stellar Wanderers ObservatoryI know I have gone quiet for a long while but let me tell you... it’s for a very good reason. I have been so fortunate to have crossed paths a great gentleman, Dan. In my … read more
Collimation, oh collimation !

Collimation, oh collimation !

Posted by Hamza on Dec 4th 2018

After getting the big OOUK AG16 installed with all its accessories, camera, filterwhel, etc..we thought playtime was around the corner and we were going to image our hearts put. WRONG! the Collmation … read more
The Precision Of Plate Solving in PRISM

The Precision Of Plate Solving in PRISM

Posted by Hamza on May 18th 2018

Plate solving is a function that allows us to precisely point at celestial objects by calculating the exact positions of stars in the image. Prism includes two types of plate solving: known and blind. … read more

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