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    Default MaxIm Multi-Star: Is it worth an upgrade?

    I still have version 5 of MaxIm and have been experimenting with Sequence Generator as well.

    Looking at the new features list for V6, multi-star guiding is about the only thing of real interest to me and
    would like to know if anyone has compared image FWHM taken with multi-star vs single star and
    if it improved, how much and how reliably.

    Thanks!
    Bill McLaughlin

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    I'm using multi-star guiding with MaxImDL v6. I can't say anything about the exact values​​, but FWHM noticeably better. Unfortunately, i found one issue with multi-stars guiding - doesn't work Dithering.
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    FLI (PL16803+CFW7+LRGB+Ha+OIII+SII),
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrei Ioda View Post
    I'm using multi-star guiding with MaxImDL v6. I can't say anything about the exact values​​, but FWHM noticeably better. Unfortunately, i found one issue with multi-stars guiding - doesn't work Dithering.
    Yes, I noted the thread about the dithering. That would be a deal breaker as dithering is clearly critical. I assume that is a bug, however, so would eventually be fixed.

    Thanks
    Bill McLaughlin

    *************

    For every complex problem there is an answer
    that is clear, simple, and wrong.

    H. L. Mencken


    *************

    My Website: Nightskypictures

    My Observatory: Raptor Ridge

 

 

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