Re: [MaxImDL] Questions about Version 5


Aug 7, 2008

 


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#33102 Aug 7, 2008

Hi all!



I am reading through all the posts since last week and I see that there

seems to be quite a few (often minor) issues with the new maxImDl V5.0



My question is, can anybody operating an STL11k or an ST8 type camera

tell me that he or she used the new version with no problems when

imaging? My thinking here is to wait until major bugs are ironed out. I

just changed my mount and the learning curve is steep enough for me. I

figured that adding the MaxImDl new version s learning curve to it

would be a bit much.



Do



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#33103 Aug 7, 2008

I did a test run with my ST8, and had no problems. I imported all my

calibration and guider settings from V4. The camera and guider interfaces

are cleaned up a bit, and the processing features have been enhanced. There

shouldn't be much of a learning curve- it really doesn't look or act all

that different from V4. But IMO, the new features aren't compelling enough

that you need to instantly upgrade, either.



Chris



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Chris L Peterson

Cloudbait Observatory

www.cloudbait.com



----- Original Message -----

From: "Doris Thibeault" doris.thibeault@...>

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2008 12:34 PM

Subject: [MaxImDL] About Version 5





> Hi all!

>

> I am reading through all the posts since last week and I see that there

> seems to be quite a few (often minor) issues with the new maxImDl V5.0

>

> My question is, can anybody operating an STL11k or an ST8 type camera

> tell me that he or she used the new version with no problems when

> imaging? My thinking here is to wait until major bugs are ironed out. I

> just changed my mount and the learning curve is steep enough for me. I

> figured that adding the MaxImDl new version s learning curve to it

> would be a bit much.

>

> Do



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#33106 Aug 7, 2008

I would disagree with the assessment that "there seems to be quite a few (often

minor) issues with the new maxImDl V5.0". On the contrary, this is by far the

most trouble-free major upgrade launch we've had since V1.00.



Most of the reports to technical support (and here) have been of the "finger

trouble" variety. Yes, we have a few issues that we are tracking, but so far

they're just minor glitches that can be worked around very easily. The new web

site roll out was a little bumpy, but that's all settled out now.



In fact, it's starting to look like camera driver improvements rather than bug

fixes will be the trigger for releasing 5.01.



Doug



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Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com



100 Craig Henry Dr., Suite 202

Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada, K2G 5W3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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#33107 Aug 7, 2008

I agree. The software works very well and I like the new tools.



Robert J. Vanderbei

Princeton University

www.princeton.edu/~rvdb

"Energy crisis? How can there be an energy crisis? Isn't it conserved?

" -- Entropy Man



On Aug 7, 2008, at 3:48 PM, Douglas B. George wrote:



> I would disagree with the assessment that "there seems to be quite a

> few (often

> minor) issues with the new maxImDl V5.0". On the contrary, this is

> by far the

> most trouble-free major upgrade launch we've had since V1.00.

>

> Most of the reports to technical support (and here) have been of the

> "finger

> trouble" variety. Yes, we have a few issues that we are tracking,

> but so far

> they're just minor glitches that can be worked around very easily.

> The new web

> site roll out was a little bumpy, but that's all settled out now.

>

> In fact, it's starting to look like camera driver improvements

> rather than bug

> fixes will be the trigger for releasing 5.01.

>

> Doug







[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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#33108 Aug 7, 2008

I've been really impressed with the new processing routines, esp the stack command.

Jim

Jim Lafferty



jrlafferty@...

shogun000@...

www.scopetrader.com/shogun





-----Original Message-----

From: "Douglas B. George" dgeorge@...>



Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2008 15:48:51

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com>

Subject: Re: [MaxImDL] About Version 5





I would disagree with the assessment that "there seems to be quite a few (often

minor) issues with the new maxImDl V5.0". On the contrary, this is by far the

most trouble-free major upgrade launch we've had since V1.00.



Most of the reports to technical support (and here) have been of the "finger

trouble" variety. Yes, we have a few issues that we are tracking, but so far

they're just minor glitches that can be worked around very easily. The new web

site roll out was a little bumpy, but that's all settled out now.



In fact, it's starting to look like camera driver improvements rather than bug

fixes will be the trigger for releasing 5.01.



Doug



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Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com



100 Craig Henry Dr., Suite 202

Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada, K2G 5W3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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#33112 Aug 7, 2008

Hi All,

I have to agree. This Major update went smoth as as far as I know.

Just little things. I have to say Well done Team!! exiting stuff Doug!

Thanks

Olaf Griewaldt

--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, "Douglas B. George" dgeorge@...>

wrote: >

> I would disagree with the assessment that "there seems to be quite

a few (often > minor) issues with the new maxImDl V5.0". On the contrary, this is

by far the > most trouble-free major upgrade launch we've had since V1.00.

>

> Most of the reports to technical support (and here) have been of

the "finger > trouble" variety. Yes, we have a few issues that we are tracking,

but so far > they're just minor glitches that can be worked around very easily.

The new web > site roll out was a little bumpy, but that's all settled out now.

>

> In fact, it's starting to look like camera driver improvements

rather than bug > fixes will be the trigger for releasing 5.01.

>

> Doug

>

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>

> Doug George

> dgeorge@...

>

> Diffraction Limited

> Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

> www.cyanogen.com

>

> 100 Craig Henry Dr., Suite 202

> Ottawa, Ontario,

> Canada, K2G 5W3

>

> Phone: (613) 225-2732

> Fax: (613) 225-9688

>

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>



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#36286 Mar 30, 2009

I have already purchased V5 but due to weather I haven't been able to get out yet. I have a couple questions.



How does the focus routine in Maxim compare to Focusmax? I've been using Focusmax for years but if Maxim does a good job, I can see where I could eliminate starting one more program.



Is there any guiding improvements that were implemented that I should be aware of?



Thanks.



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#36288 Mar 30, 2009

Tom Picciani wrote: > I have already purchased V5 but due to weather I haven't been able to get out

> yet. I have a couple questions.

>

> How does the focus routine in Maxim compare to Focusmax? I've been using

> Focusmax for years but if Maxim does a good job, I can see where I could

> eliminate starting one more program.



Experience suggests that the focus accuracy is about the same. FocusMax is

perhaps a bit faster to focus, and works with DC motors. MaxIm DL wants to have

stepper/servo focus motors.

> Is there any guiding improvements that were implemented that I should be

> aware of?



Yes, we've recently added an anti-stiction feature, and improved some aspects of

guider calibration.



Doug



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Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com



100 Craig Henry Dr., Suite 202

Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada, K2G 5W3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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