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GazAstro

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I've noticed a few members have started using N.I.N.A. 

As you probably realise It's extremely 'customisable'

I've got mine down to a fairly simplistic layout that I'm now happy with as I use my laptop at the mount and control from an old Ipad mini from indoors in the warm.

Here's mine.

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Here's mine Gaz. Showing the imaging link. I haven't bothered upgrading it to 2.3 HF2 yet. My sequence is due to start at Nautical dusk.

 

The imaging PC is a Mele Quieter3Q at the scope end. It is in a weatherproof but ventilated box with the 13.8v mount power supply, network switch and other power supplies. So it keeps warm in this cold weather. Ethernet running through the house structured cabling into the "control room" in the house 🙂 . I can rdp to it using PC, Mac or iPad so also keeping warm indoors.

 

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Hi Graeme, yep, I like the tab layout as It allows more screen space for the images and works better for me when remoting from my Ipad.

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I like the way you have the Guider window to the side to make the Image window bigger.

 

How do you get on with the Image tab on the same window as the Imaging tab? I put my Imaging tab on a window to the side so as to not having to keep switching tabs.

 

Graeme

 

 

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Here's my layout from a little while ago... thanks to poor weather and the socialising season, I don't have my PC to hand to get a fresh screenshot. I like to have HFR history, guiding performance, latest image and sequence progress visible at a glance. The rest is useful to verify set-up at the start of a session, but not really referenced once up and running.

 

The GSS 3D View is a little 'gimmick' that gives me comfort that the mount is actually slewing when I'm inside in the warmth and can't see what's going on!

 

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My computing is very similar to Terry's - Quieter2/3 with Win11 on the mount. RDP from the laptop inside, but only wifi connection. I get drop-outs from time to time but not enough to bother me enormously.

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I only really keep an eye on the guide numbers rather than the graph so it's fine being small like that, also I don't use the imaging tab much, just for looping while checking composition etc so It's fine as a tab ... still tinkering though 🙂

 

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@Padraic MI like the GSS 3D view but I don't think it works with Ioptron.

Also noticed I seem to be the only one that hasn't been brave enough to use the 'advanced sequencer'

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@GazAstro the advanced sequencer is very powerful and worth the effort. I need to invest some design time to come up with a reusable workflow for creating new sequences (I believe there are some good youtubes on the topic). I tend to spend quite some time every night when I have done my planning, grafting the chosen target into an existing sequence. I have saved samples like 'All-night RGB' and '1-hour Ha' etc., but I think there are better ways to do it. I don't mind the time so much as I'm worried that I'll make a mistake and waste the night.

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As well as above check out https://patriotastro.com/nina-advanced-sequence-downloads/

He has videos and downloads which I have used almost from day one of me trialling NINA. Very powerful scripts and easy to understand. The youtube vids are the icing on the cake.

 

I also use GSS but it is only for Skywatcher mounts. As I said earlier in the thread I RDP over wired ethernet to the mount PC. However I omitted to say I have multiple screens indoors so use the setting use all my monitors in the RDP client IMG_0525.jpeg.c19d2bdbe13cc90e57546d2d87291baa.jpeg

 

so am able to have the NINA displayed on one screen whilst having GSS, PHD2, the dew heater control and temperature sensor readouts on the other screen.

 

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My setup is a bit similar. I have CPWI, NINA and PHD2 running on the Observatory PC and I remote in from the nice warm, indoors PC. They are both running Windows Home edition so I can't use Remote Desktop but TeamViewer works well and it's free! So I have the Observatory NINA instance on one monitor and other stuff on the other monitor. 

 

Graeme

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This is my layout - quite basic - I have two screens in obsy one with Nina and other has PHD2 displayed.

what I can’t seem to get working is Remote Desktop from PC inside . The obsy mini PC is running W11 that I set up with my Microsoft account and a PIN login - when I use Remote Desktop from inside it wants a login password and I didn’t set one up on the obsy ….. all PC including obsy are on my home ethernet  

 

anyway here’s screenshot of NINA

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36 minutes ago, Astrobdlbug said:

Desktop from inside it wants a login password and I didn’t set one up on the obsy

 

Bryan you should still be able to setup a password as well as PIN. Assuming you are using Windows 11 Pro.

If you goto settings>accounts>sign in options you get to the Ways to Sign in box. You should see PIN (Windows Hello) as one of the options.

That of course is already set. There are a few other options but one of them should be password. Follow the wizard or prompts in there to set your password. Then when you login locally it will give you a couple of options password or PIN. Obviously the username is the same in both instances. I think you have to set the machine name in there too.

 

You will also have to turn on remote desktop too which you probably already have done. I'll outline it here for anybody else having the same issues. Again from settings you can type remote in "Find a setting" and you can then choose the Remote Desktop.

Enable Remote Desktop and select who can remote access this PC from the box below.

 

Hope this helps as it worked for me 🙂

 

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