Despite several days worth of testing, fiddling and communicating on Yahoo groups I have not managed to solve my problem with MaxIm. When combining individual flat field frames with sigma clipping or SD masking the resulting flat field calibration fails to remove dust doughnuts. Working with the same data in Mira I have no problems. I will now generate my dark corrected master flat field in Mira, then use it in MaxIm. In future sessions I will try to use Maxim again - if it continues to fail I'll have to contact Cyanogen directly. Irritating!!!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
|Details of my (flawed) flat fielding in MaxIm (click for full size version)|
Sunday, February 19, 2012
|Setting up from scatch....|
|Half an hour later|
Saturday, February 18, 2012
|Ingrid and me setting up in Siberia|
I am starting this blog to share my endeavors into astronomy with the rest of you. I've had a web 1.0 site for years (www.leif.org/mikael), posting finished astrophotos and solar eclipse travel descriptions. But what I really like about this hobby is the PROCESS and the JOURNEY, rather than the final RESULT or DESTINATION. It's like Lego - once you have finished building it just sits there - a bit dead and boring. My daughter, Ingrid, knows about blogs and stuff so she's my tech and moral support. Anyway - that's it for now; just got to figure out what's next.....