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waza57

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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2018, 01:15:02 AM »
@xaint

Tried again, still get the ad link, but I downloaded the module.

On my 5D3 I get an error "No info structure found(addr 0x0).

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You must try:
the name of module all in lowercase
report it in Makefile.modules.default

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hg add astro.c then  :
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hg commit -m "your message info" After this you can try to compile the module

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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2018, 08:02:06 AM »
I finally got this working. Seems that my other computer had some type of protection on it not allowing the download. I’ve tested it on the last 2 builds for the 7D and plan to do the latest tonight. All I can say is thank u so much! I think it’s great!

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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2018, 03:13:11 PM »
@xaint
any chance to have an updated (working with actual ML builds) version of this module?  :)

Thanks
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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2018, 04:10:55 PM »
Actually I see the problem a bit in a slightly different direction: updating the main builds to the new backend, i.e. merging the lua_fix branch, but I need some help with testing.

Then, this module (and all others) should work in both main builds and experimental ones, i.e. you should be able to freely swap modules around.

Still need to sit down and take a closer look at this module; sorry for the delay.

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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2018, 04:40:47 PM »
Very usefull module for 6d. 6d sensor had really low noise level.
Is it possible to include it to release pack?

Is it possible to transfer some  data from canon to external device via serial protocol?

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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2019, 08:44:58 PM »
It works on my 6Da and ML nightly 2016Dec19.6D116

just copied from astro.rar the astro.mo to the sd card


[edit] tested the newest nightly build 2017Sep30.6D116, it loads astro modul, seems to be working, still no field test performed...


Hi,yes it works with 6D 1.1.6 with the last nightly build ,but the LV gain must be on 0 EV...

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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2019, 12:51:26 AM »
Man I am so glad I decided to jump on the forums this morning. I am just about to head off camping and will be hiking up to a nice secluded area with 360 degree views for some astrophotography. I also just did a few modifications to my telescope EQ2 mount with motor drive so I can mount my DSLR.

I have installed the module on my 6D and it appears to have loaded correct so I will give it a bit of a go the next few nights (clear skies permitted) and report back with any successes/issues.



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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2019, 02:44:16 PM »
I would like to try this module on my M1, however I cannot download the source. Does anyone know where the source may be downloaded?

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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2019, 02:52:35 PM »
No trouble here downloading from the location linked in first posting.
Photogs and videographers: Assist in proof reading upcoming in-camera help!. Your input is wanted and needed!

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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2019, 08:38:38 PM »
I didn't noticed this module, seems interesting but there is only the code for the module, what is different in the 550D version? I suppose icons should be in ML code
I'm using ML2.3 for photography with:
EOS 600DML | EOS 400Dplus | EOS 5D MLbeta5- EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro  - EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM - EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM - 580EXII - OsX, PS, LR, RawTherapee, LightZone -no video experience-

IBIRRU

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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2019, 01:29:23 PM »
There is a goog guy able to re-compile the module for Danne "crop_rec_4k_mlv_snd_isogain_1x3_presets_2019Apr02.700D115"?

Thanks  :)
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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2019, 03:43:42 AM »
There is a goog guy able to re-compile...

I'm a goog guy. Check out my downloads page.

Didn't have a chance to play around with it very much but l like the feature that turns the menus red. Doesn't work that great on the EOSM because the screen keeps refreshing. Turn on the module and navigate to the ML/Focus menu to see the new options.


(Wait 30 minutes for your eyes to get used to the dark.  :P )

What I did was copy the source to a new branch -- branched off of lua_fix so it should compile for most cameras. Then I added the module to Danne's latest compiled for the 700D. Haven't played around with that much either. The module should work on other branches and maybe other cameras. IDK -- give it a try and have fun with it.

Would have been nice to discover this sooner. I recently went to Death Valley to see the Milky Way. This is what it looked like from Dante's View:



That isn't the sunset on the horizon, it is the lights from Los Angeles. The lights from Las Vegas are even brighter there.
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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2019, 08:18:48 PM »
 :) :) Yes! You are a good guy! And all people involved in ML project are good guy!

Thanks a lot DFort.
I've just downloaded and installed, it seems to works without any problem.

I will play around next weekend (if not cloudy :-[)

Your picture is fantastic 

I'm trying to reduce all hardware to minimum and this module could be useful (I hope)
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dansawyer

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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2019, 03:48:35 AM »
Attempts to compile the source result in:
../../src/module.h:344:28: fatal error: module_strings.h: No such file or directory
Is there a resolution to this error?
Is there an alternate source for this library?
There is library strings.h. Is this equivalent?

This was resolved by loading python docutils and adding the following to the path:

PATH=$PATH:/home/extended/downloads/gcc-arm-none-eabi-6-2017-q2-update/bin/


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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2019, 05:03:09 PM »
This may be redundant. After reading the thread carefully there is a July branch uploaded. It says to download with:
hg pull && hg update astro_photography_module
However this generates an error: abort: no repository found in '/home/dan/downloads' (.hg not found)!
How can hg be configured to identify the magic lantern repository?
Is there a way to download the branch w/o using hg?

Follow on: I copied the files with cut and paste :( then removed the leading + with sed and compiled. (yes the kluge award for the day )

Is this error significant:

Not checked (compile ML for these cameras first):
    1100D, 500D, 50D, 550D, 5D2, 5D3.113, 5D3.123, 600D, 60D, 650D, 6D, 700D, 7D, EOSM
make: *** [../Makefile.modules:82: astro.dep] Error 1

I am using an EOSM version 2.02



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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2019, 10:11:43 PM »
Is there a way to download the branch w/o using hg?

Follow on: I copied the files with cut and paste :( then removed the leading + with sed and compiled. (yes the kluge award for the day )

Huh? Why not learn the basics of hg and do it the right way?

Though you can download the original source for the module by going here and clicking on the "Download repository" link:

https://bitbucket.org/xaint/magic-lantern-astro-module/downloads/

Put the module in the lua_fix branch, compile it and Bob's your uncle. Note that if you're using the EOSM the dark red feature doesn't work that great because ML keeps refreshing the screen.

If you want to take it from my repository:

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hg clone https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern
cd magic-lantern
hg update astro_photography_module

# optional if you want to speed up compiling
export MAKEFLAGS='-j8'

cd platform/EOSM.202

# assuming you have an ML development environment setup, choose whatever method you prefer:

make zip
# or to copy ML onto an SD card mounted on your computer:
make install
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dansawyer

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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2019, 11:13:46 PM »
Quick update:
First thank you for the build chain. That worked smoothly and produced a zip w/o errors.
The zip file was unziped and the files copied to the SD card from an EOS M, firmware version 2.02.
The files copied were: autoexec.bin  and ML-SETUP.FIR. The ML directory was also copied.
The SD card was moved to the camera and the firmware was reloaded. The instructions were followed.
Module info showed the build time and system consistent with the build. This is reasonable confirmation the build and firmware load process worked.

One quick observation, when the color scheme is set to red the display flashes periodically to normal.

dansawyer

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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2019, 09:32:11 PM »
Use of astro.mo
I was able to compile and install astro.mo. Last night I tried to test it and have a couple of general questions.
First, it generally worked. I was using a an EOSM and a 90 mm fl f4 lens. This may be short for the module design target, but I believe the fl should not matter significantly. The issue above of the red background oscillating in and out did not occur in actual use, only in the menu screen.
First, the number of visible stars was very limited in the display. I was aiming generally West and chose Vega around 3 AM. Other stars did not show up in the field. Is this the general experience or on there something I am missing? Should I use EV display amplification? Will that distort the operation by creating noise?
Second, the actual focus display seemed to vary quite a bit on its own. That is the min bar would move to null then up several bars, then back down. This variation seemed to be on the same order of magnitude as changes in focus. Is this normal? Is there an error in my testing? Is this the result of a relatively short fl lens. 
I am looking forward to testing this on my Celestron 9.25.

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Re: Astrophotography module (astro.mo)
« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2019, 05:45:11 AM »
Use of astro.mo
I was able to compile and install astro.mo. Last night I tried to test it and have a couple of general questions.
First, it generally worked. I was using a an EOSM and a 90 mm fl f4 lens. This may be short for the module design target, but I believe the fl should not matter significantly. The issue above of the red background oscillating in and out did not occur in actual use, only in the menu screen.
First, the number of visible stars was very limited in the display. I was aiming generally West and chose Vega around 3 AM. Other stars did not show up in the field. Is this the general experience or on there something I am missing? Should I use EV display amplification? Will that distort the operation by creating noise?
Second, the actual focus display seemed to vary quite a bit on its own. That is the min bar would move to null then up several bars, then back down. This variation seemed to be on the same order of magnitude as changes in focus. Is this normal? Is there an error in my testing? Is this the result of a relatively short fl lens. 
I am looking forward to testing this on my Celestron 9.25.

Hi dan,

I have been doing moon photography with a 550d. I find when doing alignment for my GoTo mount with live view, the stars are faint and I have to crank up the exposure time and ISO to see an image there. If you are doing long exposures, the live view will not be a good indicator of the final result. Also keeping the live view on drains the battery and heats up the sensor. Heating up the sensor introduces more noise into the final image. What I do is crank up for the alignment phase, and then adjust exposure for my final target. I usually take pics of the moon and so the exposure is not too tricky. If you want to take pics of stars, constellations and so on, I suggest you seek advice over on cloudynights.com or another amateur astronomy forum.

I haven't got a clue about the other issue.