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    Default Darks for Focus?


    I have used FocusMax since it was introduced (I was at ITS when it was first described by Larry and Steve).

    Using it with my 11000M and MaxIm 4.62 under ACP, it not uncommonly gets
    confused by one of several partial hot columns present in my 11000M. In some
    cases it will either result in no new focus or worse.

    As far as I can see, there is no way to get FocusMax to use a dark subframe
    (these are checked in MaxIm but I suspect do not apply to focus images, for some

    This was not a huge problem back when things were being done manually as I could just go to another star
    or move a bit away from the problem columns. Running automated under ACP, this is not an option, so does
    sometimes cause trouble. Of course, when unattended, "sometimes" is pretty much as bad as "all the time".

    Am I missing some setting(s) in MaxIm, ACP, or FocusMax, or am I just out of luck?

    Last edited by Bill McLaughlin; Jun 29, 2009 at 20:49.
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