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by admin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SharpCap is away until 25th January
Replies: 0
Views: 56

SharpCap is away until 25th January

I am away travelling until 25th January and may not be able to respond to forum posts or other communications during that time.

If you have a problem or question, please remember to use the search facilities on the forums to see if it has already been discussed.

Clear Skies, Robin
by admin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY 174 GPS Calibration LED issue // USB Traffic weirdness
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: QHY 174 GPS Calibration LED issue // USB Traffic weirdness

Hi, try this version : https://d.sharpcap.co.uk/download.html?version=3.2.6212.0 I have updated the scaling of the coarse/fine sliders for the start/end, locked them out when the LED is off and added the stabilization code from Hristo. As you can see below, with correct calibration you get the right...
by admin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY 174 GPS Calibration LED issue // USB Traffic weirdness
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: QHY 174 GPS Calibration LED issue // USB Traffic weirdness

Hi, I did some more testing last night with the GPS camera and found that it looks like the way that the calibration needs to be done has changed somewhat since the last time I updated the SharpCap code. Once upon a time start and end delay values of a few thousand were sufficient for proper calibra...
by admin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Dropping Frames During Polar Align
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Dropping Frames During Polar Align

Hi, If you look in the log when the problem is happening, you should see some messages about the dropped frames which will tell us what sort of dropped frame is happening (they can happen due to several causes). The only thing that I can think of that would possibly behave the way you are describing...
by admin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: an error occurred when trying to properties for your POTH Hub Mount
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: an error occurred when trying to properties for your POTH Hub Mount

Hi, That particular message is usually a symptom of the installation of the Ascom driver being incomplete. I'd suggest checking that you have the very latest Ascom platform installed and updating if you don't. If you do have the very latest version, try uninstalling it and then reinstalling which wi...
by admin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Dithering
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Dithering

I was going to post exactly the same screenshot that Chris did, but he beat me to it. Don't forget that you can also adjust the settling parameters if you find that you are still having problems because their main imaging frames restart too soon.

Cheers, Robin
by admin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Change email and username for license
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Change email and username for license

Hi,

Just reply to the email that contains your original licence and let me know your old and new email addresses and I can update this for you.

Thanks, Robin
by admin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Polar Align and Plate Solving
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Polar Align and Plate Solving

Hi Gary, You don't need to install plate solving software to use the polar alignment in SharpCap. SharpCap has its own built-in plate solving algorithm and database for that purpose (the database only covers the area within about six or 7° of the pole mind you). You can, if you want, use a full plat...
by admin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Other Cameras
Topic: Mintron camera support
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Mintron camera support

Hi, I suspect that the second application may be setting some of the options that appear in one of the two configuration dialogues for the capture device – that is the 'video capture filter' or the 'video capture pin' dialogues which can be found under the options menu. It may be that you can make t...
by admin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap closes suddenly when seleccting Mono16
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: SharpCap closes suddenly when seleccting Mono16

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to create and send the dump file. Looking into that has confirmed my initial suspicion that the crash is occurring in QHY code - it looks like the code is trying to copy a block of memory and either the source or the destination are incorrect. Unfortunately I can't fix...