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by metrocat07
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: In need of a SharpCap tutor
Replies: 60
Views: 5771

Re: In need of a SharpCap tutor

Yep, I was having trouble a couple weeks ago and remembered I put the focal reducer in after viewing without it. The focal reducer is essential with the longer focal length SCTs. I wasn't getting an image and then remembered I was still in the focus area for viewing without the reducer.
by metrocat07
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: In need of a SharpCap tutor
Replies: 60
Views: 5771

Re: In need of a SharpCap tutor

Joe Check out this vid, I was asking for the basics over at the astrovideoforum and Howie1 made this video. The guys over there are awesome. He lays out the basics of Sharpcap in an easy to understand way. Sorry if the vid starts five and a half minutes in, thats where I stopped last time I watched ...
by metrocat07
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: In need of a SharpCap tutor
Replies: 60
Views: 5771

Re: In need of a SharpCap tutor

Keep at it! We'll get there together!
by metrocat07
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: In need of a SharpCap tutor
Replies: 60
Views: 5771

Re: In need of a SharpCap tutor

Joe, you can't just use the hand controller and do a 2 star align? I can set up my 8SE, enter time and date,do a 2 star alignment and use precise GOTO and can have a picture on the screen in 15 minutes. Getting a shot is not the problem it's figuring out the settings and exposure times etc. With the...
by metrocat07
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: In need of a SharpCap tutor
Replies: 60
Views: 5771

Re: In need of a SharpCap tutor

Well Joe, have you gotten your scope dialed in? I'm a newbie to all of this as well which is how I found this topic, this is actually my first post. I am using a Nexstar 8 SE with a Revolution Advanced Imager kit with the ToupSky 224 camera, I am getting images of the Sombrero and Pinwheel and the R...