Re: [MaxImDL] Random FLIPSTAT = "MIRROR" in my FITS header...


Apr 18, 2014

 


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#56480 Apr 18, 2014

For about a couple of weeks now I had trouble calibrating my images.�� Upon investigation upon why it would not calibrate, I found that in all of the frames that had problems, the FITS header window showed a FLIPSTAT�� "MIRROR" .�� Why is that?�� Anyone know why it seems to be doing it randomly to 2 or 3 out of every 5 images?�� No meridian flip involved....

Thanks,�� Dan



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#56482 Apr 18, 2014

Do you have any other software connectedto the mount? ��-Steve �� ��

From:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of danwilson60@...

Sent: Friday, April 18, 2014 11:03PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [MaxImDL] Random FLIPSTAT= "MIRROR" in my FITS header...

���� For abouta couple of weeks now I had trouble calibrating my images.�� Uponinvestigation upon why it would not calibrate, I found that in all of theframes that had problems, the FITS header window showed a FLIPSTAT��"MIRROR" .�� Why is that?�� Anyone know why it seems to bedoing it randomly to 2 or 3 out of every 5 images?�� No meridian flipinvolved....



Thanks,�� Dan



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#56484 Apr 18, 2014

Yes indeed I do.�� I use TheSky X pro to control the mount and imaging session with CCDAP.������ What's interesting about it is that it will be there in one image and gone in the very next and back with the next one with nothing changing as far as meridian flips, or moving the mount...���� I wonder what all the parameters are for that field (FLIPSTAT)... A search shows several different variables for that field that don't seem to have anything to do with which side of the meridian the mount is on.�� You would think that it would either say East or West.�� Mirror, you would think, would be a selection you would make on the image output from the "options" tab in the setup window for the camera in MaxIm...�� Don't know.

Dan



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#56485 Apr 18, 2014

Long shot alert...



In TSX you don't have 'show. mirror image' enabled. do you?.(Display - show mirror image)



Tom

On 4/18/2014 8:46 PM,danwilson60@... wrote:

.Yes indeed I do.. I use TheSky X pro to control the mountand imaging session with CCDAP.... What's interestingabout it is that it will be there in one image and gone inthe very next and back with the next one with nothingchanging as far as meridian flips, or moving themount..... I wonder what all the parameters are for thatfield (FLIPSTAT)... A search shows several differentvariables for that field that don't seem to have anythingto do with which side of the meridian the mount is on..You would think that it would either say East or West..Mirror, you would think, would be a selection you wouldmake on the image output from the "options" tab in thesetup window for the camera in MaxIm.... Don't know.



Dan



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#56486 Apr 19, 2014

Dan, ��I went back and looked through my M58images taken on April 5 and looked at the FITS header and don���t have anythingpopulating the FLIPSTAT other than ������������� ���. So I have to guess it isn���t MaxImadding this info. But I���m using an AP1200GTO mount and I forget what yours is.Could the mount driver or CCDAP be supplying this info to the fits header?Might be worth checking on those forums to see if they could be. It���s strangethat it isn���t on all images. But as a test just to see for sure you could useMaxIm to do a short imaging test and see if the info gets added. Take a shortseries of Moon shots or something bright and do say 10 of them to see if anyget this info added. I guess if you have a Bisque mount you need to connectTheSky but if the mount doesn���t need to be connected just use MaxIm. ��-Steve ��

From:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of danwilson60@...

Sent: Friday, April 18, 2014 11:46PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] RandomFLIPSTAT = "MIRROR" in my FITS header...

���� Yesindeed I do.�� I use TheSky X pro to control the mount and imaging sessionwith CCDAP.������ What's interesting about it is that it will bethere in one image and gone in the very next and back with the next one withnothing changing as far as meridian flips, or moving the mount...���� Iwonder what all the parameters are for that field (FLIPSTAT)... A search showsseveral different variables for that field that don't seem to have anything todo with which side of the meridian the mount is on.�� You would think thatit would either say East or West.�� Mirror, you would think, would be aselection you would make on the image output from the "options" tabin the setup window for the camera in MaxIm...�� Don't know.



Dan



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#56487 Apr 19, 2014

Dan, ��Just looked at you M101 start and see youare also using an AP mount. I���d be inclined to use the hand control orwhat ever to get the object you���re image and frame as needed. The mountshould continue to track as long as you don���t park it but disconnect fromwhatever it is connected to and use MaxIm to take the needed images and checkthe FITS header. Connect each software and try again until the header shows theFLIPSTAT value. It sounds like it was fairly regular out of a series of 5images. ��HTH, ��Steve ��

From:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Steve Reilly

Sent: Saturday, April 19, 201412:11 PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] RandomFLIPSTAT = "MIRROR" in my FITS header...

���� Dan, ��I went back and looked through my M58 images taken on April 5 andlooked at the FITS header and don���t have anything populating the FLIPSTATother than ������������� ���. So I have to guess itisn���t MaxIm adding this info. But I���m using an AP1200GTO mount andI forget what yours is. Could the mount driver or CCDAP be supplying this infoto the fits header? Might be worth checking on those forums to see if theycould be. It���s strange that it isn���t on all images. But as a testjust to see for sure you could use MaxIm to do a short imaging test and see ifthe info gets added. Take a short series of Moon shots or something bright anddo say 10 of them to see if any get this info added. I guess if you have aBisque mount you need to connect TheSky but if the mount doesn���t need tobe connected just use MaxIm. ��-Steve ��

From: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com[mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Ofdanwilson60@...

Sent: Friday, April 18, 2014 11:46PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] RandomFLIPSTAT = "MIRROR" in my FITS header...

���� Yesindeed I do.�� I use TheSky X pro to control the mount and imaging sessionwith CCDAP.������ What's interesting about it is that it will bethere in one image and gone in the very next and back with the next one withnothing changing as far as meridian flips, or moving the mount...���� Iwonder what all the parameters are for that field (FLIPSTAT)... A search showsseveral different variables for that field that don't seem to have anything to dowith which side of the meridian the mount is on.�� You would think that itwould either say East or West.�� Mirror, you would think, would be aselection you would make on the image output from the "options" tabin the setup window for the camera in MaxIm...�� Don't know.



Dan







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#56488 Apr 19, 2014

Yep, I guess that's what I'll have to do Steve.�� I'll use one program at a time to see what may be adding the "Mirror" to it.�� I'll report back if I find it.�� :)

Clear Skies,�� Dan



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#56491 Apr 19, 2014

FLIPSTAT = "Mirror" appears in the header if the "Mirror" option is turned on in

Camera Control window, Setup tab, Options button.



Doug



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#56492 Apr 20, 2014

What exactly does that setting do?Rgrds-Ross ��From: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Douglas B. GeorgeSent: Saturday, April 19, 2014 7:02 PMTo: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.comSubject: Re: [MaxImDL] Random FLIPSTAT = "MIRROR" in my FITS header...



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#56493 Apr 20, 2014

Doug, referring back to Dan���s original question���For about a couple of weeks now I had trouble calibrating myimages.�� Upon investigation upon why it would not calibrate, I found thatin all of the frames that had problems, the FITS header window showed aFLIPSTAT�� "MIRROR" .�� Why is that?�� Anyone know why itseems to be doing it randomly to 2 or 3 out of every 5 images?�� Nomeridian flip involved....��� why would this be random? ��-Steve ��

From: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com[mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf OfRoss Salinger

Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:45PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: RE: [MaxImDL] RandomFLIPSTAT = "MIRROR" in my FITS header...

���� What exactly does that setting do?Rgrds-Ross ��From: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com[mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf OfDouglas B. George

Sent: Saturday, April 19, 20147:02 PM

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Subject: Re: [MaxImDL] RandomFLIPSTAT = "MIRROR" in my FITS header...



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#56494 Apr 20, 2014

On 2014-04-20 12:44 PM, Ross Salinger wrote: >

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> What exactly does that setting do?



www.cyanogen.com/help/maximdl/HIDD_SETUP.htm



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Doug George

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Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com/



59 Grenfell Crescent, Unit B

Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada, K2G 0G3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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#56495 Apr 20, 2014

On 2014-04-20 12:49 PM, Steve Reilly wrote: >

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> Doug, referring back to Dan.s original question .For about a couple of weeks now

> I had trouble calibrating my images. Upon investigation upon why it would not

> calibrate, I found that in all of the frames that had problems, the FITS header

> window showed a FLIPSTAT "MIRROR" . Why is that? Anyone know why it seems to

> be doing it randomly to 2 or 3 out of every 5 images? No meridian flip

> involved..... why would this be random?



He should contact technical support for assistance.



Doug



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Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com/



59 Grenfell Crescent, Unit B

Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada, K2G 0G3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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#56496 Apr 20, 2014

Thanks for the input everyone.�� Doug, I want to do some more due diligence to figure out what program is actually causing my problem before I go barking up the wrong tree. :)�� I've been having CCDAP control my imaging sessions while TheSkyX Pro controls the mount and MaxIm take care of the camera.�� When I get another break in the weather I'll try to narrow down which one is causing this random event.��

Thanks,�� Dan



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