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Ricerca (Search) 7
October - 09 - 2019
Ricerca (Search) v. 7.12.9 is available.
Updated the G.R.B./G.W. Module.
Updated the WebCam control module.
Updated the Asteroids editor module.
New options in image calibration added.
Added new processing procedures in the Analysis module.
Added the manual motion control of the dome on O.C.S.
Updated the Client/Server of Ricerca module (Remote Control).
Added new safety procedures and improved existing ones.
Substituted the links in the "Sun of the Day", with images and animations of SOHO.
Updated the module and added a new tutorial on the observations of the EOS lists.
The procedure for auto-calibration of the dome parameters as been implemented.
Added an acquisition mode with free image resizing.
Added the position angle value in the list of asteroids/comets (NEO MPC).
Added an option in the ASC Parameters panel, for tracking in real time.
Possibility to share images in local/public folders (DropBox/GoogleDrive), etc.
Updated the ADC module with many implementations and new options.
Updated the method of separate closing the dome in automated procedures.
Added Flyby monitoring of the nearby asteroids and the link to the orbital details.

Updated the documentation relating to the Terms of use of the programs.
Added a parking option at the end of a multiple acquisition of images with ATC.
Implemented image defocusing mode in EOS/ADC automatic procedures.
Added an option on OCS to force the parking of the dome when the shutter opens/closes.
New option that reduces the delay time after the first image to 1 second in multiple image acquisition.
Updated automatic lighting mode when using two OCS with two telescopes.
Added a "generic" alarm option in OCS, when all devices are connected to a single input.
Many other changes and improvements.

April - 09 - 2019
Ricerca (Search) v. 7.11 is available.
TThe observational data storage module, AstroBase, has been updated.
Updated the ADC module with many implementations and new options.
Increased the number of filters for calibration and the focuser to 20.
Added a command in the Parameters panel, for the initial AstroBase configuration.
Added a script for closing the controller drivers when the telescope is turned off.
Enhanced the procedure for checking supernovae already discovered in the observing galaxies.
Added an option on APS. It is possible to adopt a maximum limit (angular distance), for goto/sync.
Possibility of real-time control of the supernovae already discovered during an automatic session.
New mode of calibration of file groups, Dark, Flat and Bias (Acquisition/Analysis).
Download and automatic display of the light curve of the source correlated to G.R.B./G.W. events.
Added a procedure for real-time monitoring of optical counterparts of gravitational wave sources.
Added new filters and combine/stacking options of the images in the Analysis module.
Updated the images Stacking procedure, with the possibility to choose the best quality (seeing) of the single images.
Added a procedure for the Seeing Monitor via EOS or the Analysis module.
Updated the procedure for sending reports to MPC according to the new ADES format.
It is possible to track the NEO asteroids on acquired images or downloaded images from the DSS via internet.
Now it is possible to request the position of an asteroid or comet directly to MPC.
Updated the focus/filter control module. Now it is possible to change the magnitude of the focusing star.

Thanks to R. Musmeci, who developed an algorithm, implemented a procedure of automatic NEO observations from MPC.
Added to EOS module, the possibility to set the start/end time of individual observations for each object of the list.
Many other changes and improvements.


New Tool to monitoring seeing in real-time.



New Switch Control Panel.

 

Rcerca(Search) 7

This new version allows the connection directly with the Observatory.
There is no need for a remote desktop.
It is possible following all the aim phases of the telescope and acquiring images
directly from the star map, which acts as a client.
With the priorities or privileges set up to maximum, the client can execute all the commands required
for the remote operation of the observatory, opening/ closing dome, turn on devices,
parking/unparking the telescope, and much more.




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