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by astromusic
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Plate Solving woes...
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Plate Solving woes...

Ah, I wasn’t aware of the two types. The Telescope control panel was not visible on my small screen, so I didn’t know it was there. That seems to work fine and solves fairly quickly. As for the sigma setting hint, the log has a line like “simplexy: found 85 sources”. Is that the number of stars dete...
by astromusic
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Plate Solving woes...
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Plate Solving woes...

Hi Robin, For some reason, I cannot get Plate Solving to work within SharpCap. I have All Sky Plate Solver installed, and have installed almost all of the resolution libraries. The only parameter available seems to be the Sigma parameter, which you have to set blindly; I have tried 1,2,5,10. If I do...
by astromusic
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: ASCOM Cameras
Topic: ASCOM DSLR usage
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: ASCOM DSLR usage

I know the reason why one of them was stuck at the low frame - it's in a VirtualBox machine on a Mac, which was initially configured with 4GB RAM. I upped it to 8GB later, but looks like the parameters are fixed on first run. I even uninstalled and re-installed the program, but it still was there (m...
by astromusic
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: hassle-free polar alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Re: hassle-free polar alignment

So, is the ASPA something proprietary to Celestron scopes, or is there a way to use it on all scopes?
by astromusic
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: ASCOM Cameras
Topic: ASCOM DSLR usage
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: ASCOM DSLR usage

OK, got it! I need to go into the memory settings, as you said, and switch to Paged mode, and push the memory to the max 2G allowed under the non-Pro mode. This results in 11 frames being allocated, and everything seems to work smoothly, at least on the bench. Now, I need to find some time to try it...
by astromusic
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: ASCOM Cameras
Topic: ASCOM DSLR usage
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: ASCOM DSLR usage

Hi Robin, Interesting... I installed SharpCap 3.2 (32-bit) on a different laptop with 8GB RAM, and for some reason, it allocated 11 frames by default! Do you know why this may be? With this allocation, it had absolutely no problems stacking - it briefly goes up to 4 of 11 frames used, then drops to ...
by astromusic
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: ASCOM Cameras
Topic: ASCOM DSLR usage
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: ASCOM DSLR usage

Is there any debugging output that I can enable to further troubleshoot this? I am willing to do work to get this working!
by astromusic
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: ASCOM Cameras
Topic: ASCOM DSLR usage
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: ASCOM DSLR usage

Thanks for replying, Robin. Yes, if I don't go into the Stacking mode, it will happily click away for ever. Please see the first screenshot below, where I let it get to about 30 frames. The Buffer count stays at 1 of 3. Then, I clicked on the Live Stack button, and the buffer count quickly climbs to...
by astromusic
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: ASCOM Cameras
Topic: ASCOM DSLR usage
Replies: 9
Views: 270

ASCOM DSLR usage

Hi, I got the ASCOM driver for my Canon T1i(500D) DSLR from the CloudyNights forum post: https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/657429-how-to-use-sharpcap-with-a-dslr/ This seems to work really well in the "Preview" mode - it keeps clicking away and showing the preview frames properly (all well and grea...