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by GregL
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY183c TEC problems with Sharpcap 3.2
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Re: QHY183c TEC problems with Sharpcap 3.2

Thanks, Robin.

I will do that the next time the skies clear. And yes, low level trace files are a bear to work with sometimes...

greg
by GregL
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY183c TEC problems with Sharpcap 3.2
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Re: QHY183c TEC problems with Sharpcap 3.2

Just an update on this... I have recently acquired a QHY183M camera to use with narrowband and solar. At first I thought TEC was handled better than the 183c, but a number of nights working with it show the same temperature control issues. I have downloaded the indicated components from QHY, did a g...
by GregL
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Filter Number in FITS header
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Filter Number in FITS header

I am just getting started with narrowband imaging -- using either SGP or Sharpcap to manage my QHY183M camera and filter wheel. It would be really nice if there was (or could be) a way to log the filter number being used for the exposure. I see the RA&DEC, binning, exposure -- all good, although I a...
by GregL
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: last frame statistic
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: last frame statistic

Thanks, Robin. I don't quite understand the low level synch with my QHY183 camera -- as to whether the exposure is concurrent with transfer of the last frame from the in camera buffer to the PC, or whether these are serial events. But I gather that its probably safe to assume that the larger the las...
by GregL
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: last frame statistic
Replies: 3
Views: 97

last frame statistic

Question -- on the bottom of the Sharpcap 3.x form there is a line of information. The fields 'exposure' and 'last frame' show values -- for example, if I am making a 30 second exposure, my typical duration, the 'last frame' value is 108.1 seconds. What is this telling me? Thanks, greg latiak avalon...
by GregL
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Solar and Lunar Imaging
Topic: Sharpcap and Calcium K with QHY183c
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Sharpcap and Calcium K with QHY183c

Just got a Baader Calcium K filter and have been trying it with my VRC6 and QHY183c using Sharpcap. Last two days captured a couple of SER files of the (mostly) blank sun and have been using SIRIL to munge it. Adjusted exposure by eye as usual with the SUN (normally do Halpha with a different camera...
by GregL
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Smart Histogram Brain Function Retention
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Smart Histogram Brain Function Retention

Thanks, Robin.

Next time its not snowing... ;-(.

BTW -- is there any way to save the displays other than multiple screen captures? It really would be nice...

greg
by GregL
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Smart Histogram with Test Camera (Deep Sky)
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Smart Histogram with Test Camera (Deep Sky)

It is nice that Test Cameras have been included so one could play with some of the functions. But it would be nice if a suitable sensor analysis could be included so the 'smart' features could be explored as well. I have noticed that if one tries to do a sensor analysis on the test camera it does no...
by GregL
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Smart Histogram Brain Function Retention
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Smart Histogram Brain Function Retention

There is quite a lot of material calculated when I use the Smart Histgram 'brain' function exposure estimate -- is this information saved anywhere or must I go through and screen capture each page? I have used the clipboard option with the sensor analysis and was disappointed that it only captured t...
by GregL
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SC doesn't work with Gemini Telescope.NET ASCOM driver
Replies: 24
Views: 2015

Re: SC doesn't work with Gemini Telescope.NET ASCOM driver

Robin, Not much of a test, but it didn't blow up this time so I suspect your latest could have addressed the problem. After checking the dome for snow, I powered things up, installed the new version and connected to the mount. Moved it around a bit using the directional arrows in Sharpcap -- no nast...