KStars v3.5.0 is the result of a few months of incredible work in terms of performance and stability. The Team could integrate in Ekos the excellent StellarSolver library, providing fast source extraction, HFR computation and plate-solving, and the very helpful Analyze module, giving an overview of the full observation session in a glance. My contribution… Continue reading KStars v3.5.0 is released!
Following my porting in C# of its INDI driver, I’m pleased to announce ASCOM support for the Omegon EQ-500-X equatorial mount. Look it up on the ascom-standards.org scope driver page! This ASCOM driver is available in version 1.2 and passes the conformance tests successfully. It provides slew-to-coordinates and timed pulse-guiding functionalities, and was tested with… Continue reading ASCOM support for Omegon EQ-500-X
I’m pleased to announce INDI support for the Omegon EQ500-X Equatorial Mount. The EQ500-X is a sturdy and efficient mount that is relatively lightweight. It has a pad which controls rate and movement. With a polar alignment tool to speed installation up, it is a neat equipment for backyard astrophotographers. The INDI driver, available in… Continue reading INDI Support for Omegon EQ500-X
Contributing to the observatory automation module Ekos for this major milestone of KDE KStars was a truly enriching experience. #astrophotography
In #astrophotography, plate-solving is the process of correlating stars in the field of view of a telescope with stars in a reference catalog. The name refers to the photographic glass plates that were in use for survey catalogs during 19th and 20th centuries. By matching the relative position of light sources in an input capture… Continue reading Plate-solving the Markarian Chain.