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by donstim
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Seeing monitor capture
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Seeing monitor capture

Yes, but my understanding is that's not using the seeing monitor feature of being able to filter the captured frames.
by donstim
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Seeing monitor capture
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Seeing monitor capture

I haven't actually tried using this yet, but for one of the objects I would like to use it on (Jupiter), it would be helpful to have an additional capture length criterion. Since Jupiter rotates so rapidly, it is usually advisable to limit captures to one or two minutes in order to avoid rotational ...
by donstim
Mon May 20, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SharpCap Plate Solving/Celestron Evolution and Sky Safari
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: SharpCap Plate Solving/Celestron Evolution and Sky Safari

Hi Robin, The new Celestron PWI (CPWI) telescope control software appears to be the PC-based program that will get this to work, and it can all be done wirelessly. The CPWI program has its own mount driver that appears to talk to the Celestron ASCOM driver (at least, that is how I understand it). An...
by donstim
Mon May 20, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SharpCap Plate Solving/Celestron Evolution and Sky Safari
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: SharpCap Plate Solving/Celestron Evolution and Sky Safari

Please don't distract the discussion from what I am seeking. I am specifically seeking a way to use SharpCap's plate solving without using the handset for alignment. The SkySafari WiFi alignment is quicker, easier, and more accurate. I may switch from SkySafari to Celestron's new CPWI software, but ...
by donstim
Fri May 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SharpCap Plate Solving/Celestron Evolution and Sky Safari
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: SharpCap Plate Solving/Celestron Evolution and Sky Safari

Hi Robin, Yes, that's pretty much the way I understand it. I am using SkySafari via Celestron Wifi to connect to the mount for alignment and gotos. This does not use the ASCOM driver and the alignment information is kept entirely within SkySafari. (I think it computes and stores an offset from the m...
by donstim
Fri May 17, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SharpCap Plate Solving/Celestron Evolution and Sky Safari
Replies: 7
Views: 255

SharpCap Plate Solving/Celestron Evolution and Sky Safari

Hi, I use Sky Safari 6 connected to my Celestron Evolution mount via WiFi for alignment and gotos. This has the unfortunate consequence that the mount does not have the correct position of where it is pointing for any given goto. Since SharpCap Pro uses the mount's position data via a USB cable conn...
by donstim
Wed May 15, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO Process a Lunar Video
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: HOWTO Process a Lunar Video

Nice job! Thanks!
by donstim
Thu May 02, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: unguided galaxies
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: unguided galaxies

Is there something that can be done to remove the artifact at the bottom of the photo other than clipping the black level? That's a tough trade to have to make, and I can see why you did what you did in the first photo. By the way, I believe that outer space is indeed black. It is not gray. It is on...
by donstim
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Live Stacks January 5 and 6 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: Live Stacks January 5 and 6 2019

Thanks Wikkett. I may have to juggle some things, but I will try to tune in. Good luck with the weather forecast!

Don
by donstim
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Live Stacks January 5 and 6 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: Live Stacks January 5 and 6 2019

Fantastic images! I hope you don't mind answering some very basic questions about the Live Stacking technique you used. 1. Are you making any changes to the histogram settings (black, mid, and white levels) while the stack is building? 2. If so, when do you stop making such changes? 3. How do you de...