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by donstim
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Added Info in CameraSettings.txt
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Added Info in CameraSettings.txt

I also found this suggestion from a ways back: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=540
by donstim
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Added Info in CameraSettings.txt
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Added Info in CameraSettings.txt

Yes, putting the custom entry capability on the right side as a separate control panel seems to me to be a good choice. It would be readily accessible and also could be minimized if not needed at any given time. Thank you for considering this.

Cheers (and stay safe),
Don
by donstim
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Added Info in CameraSettings.txt
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Added Info in CameraSettings.txt

I second this suggestion from about a year ago. One thing I would like automatically added would be any enhancements and their respective settings used from the Live Stacking enhancement tab. It would be nice to be able to manually add information on ancillary equipment used that are important to th...
by donstim
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Live Stack 3 Panel Mosaic Orion & Running Man
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Live Stack 3 Panel Mosaic Orion & Running Man

Chris,
Nice! Any chance there's recording of that night's broadcast that I can access? I'm interested in learning more about making simple mosaics.
Don
by donstim
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M42 chronicles
Replies: 40
Views: 5037

Re: M42 chronicles

Yeah, I forgot he mentioned Hyperstar. That does put the camera at the front, which would remove any mount clearance issues. As far as undersampling goes, the Hyperstar can be installed or removed as desired. So it's not like he has a permanent 406.4 mm focal length scope. He can also operate at the...
by donstim
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M42 chronicles
Replies: 40
Views: 5037

Re: M42 chronicles

Good luck, Joe! Having made the same transition (RI to 294MC Pro) a while back, you are in for a real treat! The ZWO camera is so much easier to use with SharpCap -- no more going through separate obtuse menu settings outside of SharpCap to set exposure and gain, much wider field of view making it e...
by donstim
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: Which histogram to use while live stacking?
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Which histogram to use while live stacking?

I've wondered the same thing for quite a while. I haven't yet heard a good explanation of why one should choose to use both, though I know imagers I respect highly (Chris for one) do so. As I understand from the manual, if you use both and want to save the image as you see it on the screen, you must...
by donstim
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Sharpcap doesn't retrieve Celestron focuser position
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Sharpcap doesn't retrieve Celestron focuser position

Robin, From the Celestron firmware engineer prior to your latest post: "I have additional information. After SmartCap creates an instance of the driver, it checks the Connected property. CPWI's ASCOM focuser driver will report Connected=True if CPWI is running and if CPWI has found a focuser on your...
by donstim
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Flats question in Live Stacking
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Flats question in Live Stacking

Hi Don Well, I have been doing flats a lot over the past few months and I always keep the brightness setting the same as lights and they work great. Bruce Thanks Bruce, I have generally been using Brightness of 0 for the flats and 4 for the lights, which was based on some settings reported by Chris...
by donstim
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Flats question in Live Stacking
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Flats question in Live Stacking

According to the SharpCap manual, when selecting the bias frame option, it "requires" the camera brightness level control to not be changed when capturing the target image light frames. However, in this thread, https://forums.sharpcap.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1282 , Chris states that he uses a diff...