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by smithn00
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Focus Control Window
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Focus Control Window

Now I see it. Thanks
by smithn00
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Focus Control Window
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Focus Control Window

I have specified a StarLight focuser under the Hardware tab.Clicking on Properties shows the setup panel as I would expect. But when I click on Tools>Focus Assistant>(some tool) I don't see any way to move the focuser as shown in the manual.
by smithn00
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY 174 M/GPS Output Formats
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: QHY 174 M/GPS Output Formats

I want to use JPg for a specific purpose but I don't see where to specify it?
Settings>Preferred Still Format has JPG but Capture Formats has only SER, PNG, FITS, and TIFF. No JPG.
by smithn00
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY 174 M/GPS Output Formats
Replies: 3
Views: 331

QHY 174 M/GPS Output Formats

Does this camera have a JPG format?
by smithn00
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Making a Special File Name
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Making a Special File Name

I have looked at the page you pointed me to and tried several iterations but none worked. I'm sure you don't have time to teach me Python.
Is there someone in the group who could help me with this task?
by smithn00
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Making a Special File Name
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Making a Special File Name

That worked. Thanks. Except it can only create a file with the extension that comes with that camera. Lite FITS and not FIT. When I try to capture an image and name it "Name".FIT, I get an error. The image can only be saved as "Name".FITS. The problem is that the software that uses that image will o...
by smithn00
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Making a Special File Name
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Making a Special File Name

Further:
Just playing around. If I take a series of SnapShots over a period of 10 min., they all have the same DateTime name and differ only by sequence number. Is that the way it is supposed to work?
by smithn00
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Making a Special File Name
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Making a Special File Name

I want to capture a .fits file whose name is only (Target Name). I have checked "Edit File Name Templates Manually" and it now shows (Target Name) only. Still I am getting (Target Name) and (DateTime:S). How can I get rid of the DatteTime?
by smithn00
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Viewing FITS Files
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Viewing FITS Files

Can you view and existing .fits file with SharpCap 3.2?
by smithn00
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY 174 M/GPS and Thermal Controls
Replies: 1
Views: 165

QHY 174 M/GPS and Thermal Controls

The controls don't seem to be active. It says the current temp at startup is 27.8C. I am very sure the temp is around 7C. Is my camera faulty?