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by Paul
Fri May 17, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Bias Frames
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Bias Frames

Apologies if this is a silly question: Why does SharpCap have options for capturing Dark and Flat frames, but not Bias frames? I am using a ZWO 1600 MM Pro camera, connected to a Celestron Edge HD 8. Should I conclude that Bias frames are not needed at all? OR is SharpCap "assuming" that Bias frames...
by Paul
Fri May 10, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Filter in Filename
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Filter in Filename

Hi Robin
I thought the first template was the one to use for snapshots. It works fine for me now.
Cheers: Paul
by Paul
Fri May 10, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Filter in Filename
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Filter in Filename

Robin

I still can't get {Exposure} to work, at least with the test cameras.

I can make it appear in the filename template, but it doesn't show up in the final filename.

Did you test your template with {exposure} in it, to see if it actually produced a correct filename for an actual image?

Paul
by Paul
Thu May 09, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Filter in Filename
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Filter in Filename

Thanks Robin I tried the ASCOM approach, but that made no difference. However (strangely enough) SharpCap updated the filename template correctly, when I ticked the "Edit Filename Templates Manually" to include the Filter name. So it seems to work OK now. A bit counter-intuitive ... But now I don't ...
by Paul
Wed May 08, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Filter in Filename
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Filter in Filename

I am using a ZWO EFW with 5 slots, coupled to a ZWO ASI1600 MM Pro camera. Even though I have ticked the "Append Filter Name" box in SharpCap Settings>Filenames, SharpCap is not appending the filter name to the name of the captured image. The EFW filter wheel is accessible from the SharpCap Camera C...
by Paul
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: 3-star alignment versus SharpCap plate solves /syncs
Replies: 3
Views: 645

3-star alignment versus SharpCap plate solves /syncs

I have a Skywatcher mount and the normal way to get the scope aligned is to: a) Do Polar Alignment, and then b) Do a 3-star alignment or the equivalent. It seems that the latest versions of SharpCap can do polar alignment using a finder scope and camera of the appropriate size. Am I correct in assum...