LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

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LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by oc-lab » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:52 pm

Hello,

I open a new post to announce the first version of my solar autoguiding software. It has been tested with various cameras and mount, but maybe there are still some bugs...
So you can (must!) download first the evaluation version, and after if all is ok, you can buy the complete version.
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http://www.oc-lab.fr
feel free to contact me if you have remarks, questions etc...
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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by swisswalter » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:32 pm

Hi Olivier

that is interesting. Does it work with a Losmandy G11?
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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by oc-lab » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:46 am

Hi!

The software works with mount compatible with ascom so i think it will be ok with losmandy/gemini:

http://ascom-standards.org/Downloads/ScopeDrivers.htm

Other possibility is to connect the mount through ST4 port and GPUSB interface.
For future development, maybe I will try to use st4 port embedded in few guiding camera.

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Post by swisswalter » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:57 pm

Thank you Olivier
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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by oc-lab » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:00 pm

feel free to ask me any questions and don't hesitate to test the evaluation version. You could be verify if it is ok with your mount.

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Post by swisswalter » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:45 pm

Hi olivier

thank you very much. Yes I'll download the trial version and will see how it works with my mount
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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by LorenzoM » Wed May 07, 2014 9:13 pm

Hi, i have tried to download your software and tried to use it with a camera qhy MZ5M and qhy5LII.
The software is not able to find any camera i use, the only camera in the menu is the webcam in the computer. The software is able to work with this cameras?
They have also an ascom driver...

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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding,

Post by oc-lab » Sun May 11, 2014 8:10 pm

Hi Lorenzo,

Sorry for this late reply. I have sent you a private email to discuss about the problem. In few word, normally LuSol guide should work with qhy2 if the last wdm driver are downloaded and installed from the website of qhy.
I am interested by your experience and if your camera is well found by the software with the last wdm drivers.

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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by aboy » Fri May 23, 2014 7:35 pm

Hi.

Did any one test this program on a Losmandy G11?
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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by swisswalter » Fri May 23, 2014 8:42 pm

Hi Herb

that is a good question. The answer will interest me too
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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by aboy » Sat May 24, 2014 3:22 am

Walter I think I'll be the guineapig for this I'll try the free one and I'll let you know.
"I'm enough of an artist to draw freely on my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world."

--Albert Einstein, October 26, 1929
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Double stack 60mm Coronado ( pre-meade ) H-alpha filters with a 15 blocking filter.

DMK 51AU02 the imaging source Mono CCD camera.

Orion Short 2x Barlow.

Explore Scientific 102mm f/7 Air-Spaced Triplet ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope.

Astrotelescope ( Planet Killer ) 102mm f/11 hand corrected doublet. Refractor Telescope.

Losmandy - G11 ( Gemini 1 )

FireCapture, AutoStakkert 2, PixInsight, Registack 6 and Photoshop CS 6.

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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by swisswalter » Sat May 24, 2014 5:12 am

Hi Herb

thank you very much. I look forward to your findings
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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by oc-lab » Sat May 24, 2014 11:19 am

Hello,

The more secure way is to test freely LuSol. I propose to download a trial version on the website. LuSol should must with all mounts compatible with ASCOM or just with the GPUSB interface (and in this case, you need just a mount with ST4 port). It seems to exist ASCOM driver for G11 so I think LuSol will work well, but I have not try it on this mount.
About camera compatible, LuSol should must work with all camera compatible with WDM drivers (almost all camera on windows !). Lusol was tests with different camera : simple webcam, DMK series, QHY, meade DSI.
Please feel free to test the software and let me know if you have remarks, questions or bad experiences with it. I would try to fix problems.

Thanks,
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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by aboy » Sun May 25, 2014 7:14 pm

I'll try it soon.. And I'll try to post pictures. :D
"I'm enough of an artist to draw freely on my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world."

--Albert Einstein, October 26, 1929
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EQ:

Double stack 60mm Coronado ( pre-meade ) H-alpha filters with a 15 blocking filter.

DMK 51AU02 the imaging source Mono CCD camera.

Orion Short 2x Barlow.

Explore Scientific 102mm f/7 Air-Spaced Triplet ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope.

Astrotelescope ( Planet Killer ) 102mm f/11 hand corrected doublet. Refractor Telescope.

Losmandy - G11 ( Gemini 1 )

FireCapture, AutoStakkert 2, PixInsight, Registack 6 and Photoshop CS 6.

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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by oc-lab » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:24 pm

Hi !

an new release of LuSol-Guide is available her : http://www.oc-lab.fr
few improvements and bug corrections.

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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by swisswalter » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:10 am

Hi Olivier

thank you very much
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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by oc-lab » Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:01 pm

Hi all !

just a short message to announce a new release of LuSol-Guide : http://www.oc-lab.fr
In this version, no improvements of the guiding, but additional options : french version, log file, RA guiding only.

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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by swisswalter » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:28 pm

Hi Olivier

thank you very much
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Re: LuSol-Guide, software for solar autoguiding

Post by pamino » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:54 am

Hi Olivier,

I have tried to use the software with a couple of Atik ccd without sucess (lusol don't detect it), did you use this cameras o do you know if there are some problems with their drivers and lusol?.
REgards

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