ASIAIR + OpenAstro 2.0 & ASCOM

Yup, I am back at it again with another installment of the ASIAIR PRO & Plus RPi models supporting ASCOM. The first video I did I was able to get everything to work but it wasn't perfect so I pulled the video. This time I have everything working. Mind you it's not...

Sony A7 IV + ASIAIR

As an ASIAIR Plus Experience Officer, I feel it's important to give back to the community. It's why I have created so many posts on the ASAIR Pro/Plus Raspberry Pi models. From not only using the software but even developing a custom Kernel and porting over...

iOptron + GL-MT3000 + ASIAIR

So more gear, this time we are upgrading the Wi-Fi for my whole setup so it's way more robust! As you all know the ASIAIR Wi-Fi it just OK, the original ASIAIR, Pro, Plus, Mini and Plus 256 all have decent Wi-Fi but it's nothing to write home about. It's enough to...
Reading ASIAir Pro Log Files

Reading ASIAir Pro Log Files

Forward So I have a new belt drive kit coming for my SkyWatcher EQM-35Pro mount along with the ZWO Off-Axis Guide (OAG), and also the ZWO ASI290MM Mini CMOS Telescope Guide Camera. Before all of the new items arrive I wanted to capture some log data from my previous...

ASIAir Pro + WiFi Adapter

ASIAir Pro + WiFi Adapter

So my Astro Rig is currently offline for the time being as I sold off a bunch of my gear and have a lot more coming in! There will be YouTube videos and website posts to follow. So while I have been offline I wanted to get rid of the secondary Wi-Fi router I had set...

Choices…Choices Everywhere

Choices…Choices Everywhere

So it's been over a month since I posted. Also, a month since I have been able to really capture anything at all due to the nasty weather. I have a handful of subs but maybe 16 subs usable against several objects which is just not enough. It's given me time to really...

PixInsight + Ubuntu = Love

PixInsight + Ubuntu = Love

It's been a while since I posted and thought I would throw out a post. So as I continue to shoot the stars and enjoy the process of capturing the heavens above, I wanted to see if I could speed up PixInsight which is the application I use to process my hours of...

Using PixInsight with the Rosette Nebula

Using PixInsight with the Rosette Nebula

Alright, here we go again sharing on YouTube and using PixInsight. The data and video are a quick 10,000ft view of PixInsight and how I use it to process images. Through the videos I discussed links I whould share. Here are those links. Links I speak about in YouTube...

Optolong L-eXtreme

Optolong L-eXtreme

Once again time to fork out more money from my poor wallet and spend it on my rig. This time I have spent my precious money on an Optolong L-eXtreme Dual-band filter. What this filter will do for my setup is it allows my new ASI533 OSC (One-Shot Color) camera to be...

ZWO ASI533MC Pro

ZWO ASI533MC Pro

I recently upgraded my rig once again. This time with the ZWO ASI533MC Pro one shoot color (OSC) cooled Astro camera. What makes this OSC so lovely is the ability to cool the camera. What cooling does is helps with the noise reduction for images of deep space objects...

ZWO ASI Air Demo

ZWO ASI Air Demo

So a handful of users wanted me to show off my rig on the CloudyNights forum. I took some time to walk through all the hardware and software and decided to show it off using YouTube. It's a total of 6 videos in the playlist....

Fo Drizzle my Nizzle

Fo Drizzle my Nizzle

So as I continue to learn more about PixInsight and learn more about capturing the heavens above I have now learned about Drizzle. What is Drizzle you ask? Drizzle (or DRIZZLE) is a digital image processing method for the linear reconstruction...