I was speaking back in March with Gaston at Innovation Foresights about their new Software that will allow us to perform Full Frame Guiding and Focusing which is an AWESOME concept. The Software has finally been release at NEAIC 2018.
I have and ONAG and would love to see Gaston’s SKSS suite (SkyGuide, SkyGuard, SykSurveyor) be integrated with SGP
Thanks. I think they will have a standalone ASCOM SkyGuard version in October as per Gaston. It’s a bit far but hope they can release it sooner. I Personnaly care more about SkyGuard (Full Frame Guiding and Focusing) than the full suite SKSS. @Jared do you have any plans to implement or integrate this with SGP.?
Being capable of achieving Full Frame Guiding and Focusing in SGP with SkyGuard would be simply awesome!
I’m not sure what is meant by ASCOM integration because I don’t think there is an ASCOM Guider specification. Or are they writing one?
Now there are multiple guiding solutions coming along it would make sense it there was a standard interface between control applications such as SGP and the Guiding system such as PHD2 or this new guiding system. It doesn’t have the be ASCOM, but I think it needs to exist.
It would be worth the various manufacturers collaborating on this so that a standard applicable to all emerges. A standard written by a single manufacturer has the risk of being so manufacturer specific that no one else can use it.
Hi guys Any forecasted date on this one. Gaston at I.F. is telling me that they should have a full ASCOM version of SKSS (which does not required Maxim DL anymore) by the end of the month. Are you still working on integrating SKSS on SGP ?
I may have to dig out my ONAG from the “Astronomy gear grave yard” if this works well. I found the reflections of bright stars bothered me, so I only used it on my c9.25 at f10. I use a standard OAG on my SX FW when using my 3" or 5" refractors.
If you are interested I would like to investigate with you the bright star reflections you have experienced with your ONAG.
This should not happen, at least not without a IR blocking filter in front of the imaging camera, or if LRGB filters are blocking NIR.
I am always concern when a customer may have an issue or a concern, I’ll be more than happy to work with you on this.
Just like to add my encouragement that Innovation Foresight’s full-frame guiding be integrated into SGP too. Been using an ONAG for 3 or 4 years now and love the thing. I’d love to try full-frame guiding and Focus-Lock both when they become “SGP-friendly.”