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by admin
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY183C - brain "waiting for image to settle"
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: QHY183C - brain "waiting for image to settle"

Hi, If you look at the bottom right you can see that the software has been waiting for a 10 second frame to arrive for over three minutes, meaning that camera has for some reason stopped responding properly. Unfortunately this seems to be quite a widespread problem at the moment with some models of ...
by admin
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Live Stack: Align Frames checkbox unchecks itself
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Live Stack: Align Frames checkbox unchecks itself

Hi, There is no specific keyboard shortcut to turn that checkbox on or off, but if it was the last thing that you clicked on then in windows terms it will have the focus and receive keyboard keypresses. In particular the default behaviour for a checkbox that is focused is for a press of the space ke...
by admin
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: Does ROI Affect Alignment Stars?
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Does ROI Affect Alignment Stars?

Hi,

When you select an ROI that means that SharpCap never even gets to see the parts of the image outside the selected ROI area, so cutting down the ROI will reduce the number of stars on which the alignment algorithms can work.

Cheers, Robin
by admin
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: QHY247C Offset Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: QHY247C Offset Problem

Hi, I feel a bit like I'm asking about the Emperor's new clothes here… Why would you set the offset to 40 if that gives you an image that is too bright? There is no real magic value for the offset control on any camera – you just pick the smallest value that nicely separates the histogram peak of a ...
by admin
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Live Stack: Align Frames checkbox unchecks itself
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Live Stack: Align Frames checkbox unchecks itself

Hi, I've had a couple of reports of the same problem and I did work out that it's possible for this checkbox to become un-ticked if you have live stacking active at any point while the camera is in a raw mode but you have turned off the debayering option in the Control Panel. If these circumstances ...
by admin
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sky background calculator offline
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Sky background calculator offline

Hi, There isn't an Excel version of it, but you should be able to save the webpage to disk from your web browser and then use the saved webpage while off-line, or even copy it to another computer. If you do copy the save webpage to another computer or another location be aware that there will be a s...
by admin
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Tools - Sensor Analysis, start button doesnt show
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Tools - Sensor Analysis, start button doesnt show

Hi,

You just need to turn the camera exposure down to about 1/10 of a second also. You've got the exposure set to 240 seconds and the start button won't appear until the first frame has been captured after you show the sensor analysis tool window.

Cheers, Robin
by admin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: ROI vertical placement not working
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: ROI vertical placement not working

Thanks for letting me know. I'm going to have to twist qhy's arm and see if I can get hold of one of these cameras for testing as there are so many issues.

Cheers, Robin
by admin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: Trouble finding Stars during Frame Alignment
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Trouble finding Stars during Frame Alignment

Excellent, glad to hear that it worked.

Cheers, Robin
by admin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: virtual camera
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: virtual camera

Hi Don, You should be able to save once you have re-stacked using the virtual camera. Which button did you use to try to save? I would suggest using the button in the live stacking panel. If you're still having issues, please send me the log file after the problem has occurred and I will see if I ca...