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What's New in K3CCDTools 2.2.4
1, Meade LPI support
Wide spread Meade LPI camera is now directly supported
by K3CCDTools. You can capture directly to AVI file or
use LPI for autoguiding (also with using LPI long
The LPI Control Panel can work in 3 modes:
2, Long Exposures mode - this mode is
covers exposures from 0.5s - 16s
This mode enables you to visually watch the pending exposure progress.
3, All Exposures - this mode offers whole Meade LPI exposure range from 1ms - 16s in one range.
Long exposure cameras (SC, JG or SAC) as well as ST4
autoguiding interface can be controlled with "Intelligent
This is practical example of using Intelligent
port output mentioned above.
1, Parallel port adapter splitter plug:
2, Proper settings in K3CCDTools:
4, Long Exposure autoguiding
Now you can use Long Exposure modified camera for
autoguiding. It enables you to use fainter stars for
Now you can use FFT analysis dialog also during Long Exposure capturing or previewing. You can use it e.g. for better focusing.
K3CCDTools 2.2.4 now supports this
popular guiding interface via parallel port. This
interface is supported by a lot of mounts, including Celestron
NexStar 8/9.25/11 GPS, NexStar 5i/8i/8i Special Edition,
CGE and AS-GT scopes. For more details about
Celestron's Auto Guide port look here.
New Meade mounts support undocumented LX200 guide commands - ":Mgx1234#". The new commands fix the problem of LX200GPS which stops sidereal tracking for 0.5 second after receiving standard commands (e.g. after ":Me#" ":Qe#:" sequence).
8, Enhanced Dark Frame processing - Enhanced Average Surround algorithm
Average Surround Dark Frame algorithm was enhanced and now you can see it's effect also in each individual frame. Furthermore, this feature enables you to export AVIs or image sequence as dark frame corrected sequence. You can use it also for batch dark frame correction of photographs from your digital camera, if you have dark frame.
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Last Update: 24.03.2006