Revision history and download

1.1.0.26

1.1.0.25

  • download installer
  • add EQMOD pec settings to log file
  • add RMS computation at end of log file and in UI
  • minor UI fixes

1.1.0.24

  • download installer
  • calibration by goto : a semi automatic calibration procedure has been introduced to handle mounts that cannot be stopped though ASCOM (at least sphinx and nextstar 5 drivers)
  • save work directory in .ini file : the location you select for save files is now persisted.
  • faster centroid computation : handling of webcam images in c# has been optimized.
  • keyboard shortcuts : "t" for telecscope connection, "c" for calibration, "r" for start/stop recording

1.1.0.23

  • download installer
  • move to innosetup installer, making install/uninstaller easier
  • add (nice ?) icon
  • fix issue in .ini file for non-eqmod mounts
  • fix tab order in order to make keyboard-based usage easier

1.1.0.22

1.1.0.21

1.1.0.20

1.1.0.19

  • download with setup
  • download without setup
  • add "no setup" packaging. For those who have issues with the setup version, they can download this file, unzip it, and directly double-clik on perecorder.exe. For un-install, just delete the unzipped folder.
  • add "check calibration" button. After calibration, press the button. Fill the focal length of the optics if you know it, camera pixel size if you know it, and press "compute" button. Then if you fill the focal length, you will be provided an estimated pixel size from the calibration. If you enter the pixel size, focal length will be estimated. If you provide both, a theoritical scale will be computed, to be compared with the value measured by the software.

1.1.0.18

  • download
  • add "dark frame" button to allow user to take a dark frame before recording images. Will only work if the camera is in "manual" mode (no automatic exposure).
  • PERecorder is now localized. English and French are available.

1.1.0.17

  • download
  • fix declination handling during recording
  • fix crash that occured when calibrating for the second time

1.1.0.16

  • Enable real time graph during recording : The PE curve is now displayed "live" on the screen during recording.
  • Allow pe recording with any ascom driver : PERecorder can now (in theory) work with any ascom scope driver. Of course only EQMOD allows recording of motor position and synchronisation, but the program will operate to record PE with any ascom mount. For now it has only be tested with ascom telescope simulator.
  • Introduce PE recording simulation : if no webcam is connected, PERecorder starts in simulation mode. It means that you can connect to a simulator scope driver (eqmod sim or ascom telescope simulator), perform calibration and "record" a pure sinus function that simulates PE. This is usefull for coding, and can be useful for new users to get familiar with the software.
  • Add drawing of unit vector, remove it from calibration box : at end of calibration, the RA vector is drawn on the screen.
  • Add target star coordinates to log file
  • Add .ini file in "%UserProfile%\application data\perecorder". For now it only stores the last selected scope driver.
  • Prevent to operate near polaris : the software will refuse to calibrate if DEC is higher than 85°.
  • Check park and tracking status before calibration : the mount should be tracking before calibration
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