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Ricerca (Search) 7
March - 09 - 2019
Ricerca (Search) v. 7.10.6c is available.
The observational data storage module, AstroBase, has been updated.
Updated the ADC module with many implementations and new options.
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.
Increased the number of filters for calibration and the focuser to 20.
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.
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.

November - 10 - 2018
Ricerca (Search) v. 7.06 is available.
Updated all Js and Vb scripts.
Almost all the Ricerca modules have been updated.
Improved the procedure for monitoring the G.C.N.
Rearranged the menu of object names on the map.
Added the procedure for sending reports to MPC according to the new ADES format.
Introduced the calculation of seeing (averaged over 20 stars), in operations with APS (solving).
Automatic execution of two consecutive observing sessions of a list of objects, such as asteroids, comets, etc.
Added a temporary directory, with the possibility to save or copy images, for further checks or processing.
Added a command to run Auto-Center directly from the image module.
Added a command to automatically import the MPCcatalog.
Improved management of automatic procedures, with additional checks and instructions.
Increased the number of filters to 10 in the Automatic Calibration module (Dark-Flat-Bias).
In the construction of the master dak, it is now possible to adopt all the combination filters, as for the flats.
Added an option in the webcam control module.
The EOS automated observation procedure has been improved.
Updated image display module with many new features added.
Now the crosshair of the reference position of the telescope at moment of the parking is shown.
Now the Telescope and CCD shutdown options are permanent in the automated observations.
Updated OCS module. Now you can set a waiting time if internet disconnects.
Added protection even in the opening in the case of roller roofs or presence of obstacles in the dome.
Improved the procedure for astrometric measurements and send reports to MPC.
Now you can use the UCAC4 catalog for astrometric measurements and the reports to be sent to MPC.
Fixed a bug on turning off devices at the end of an automated observing session.
Many other changes and improvements.

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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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