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Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:26 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY168c Digital Gain Question
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: QHY168c Digital Gain Question

Hi Gene, the best way to find the 'neutral' setting for digital gain controls (also works for colour balance controls on some cameras that have digital colour balance adjustments) is to watch the histogram as you adjust the setting. Do this in 8 bit mode, while viewing a daylight image with a wide r...
by admin
Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:18 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: GPS Flash device for precise timing
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: GPS Flash device for precise timing

Hi Steve,

ahh, that logging approach makes sense - you know the true timestamps of the flashed frames and can work from PC clock offsets in between :)

Let me know if you need anything else, but the switch device approach ought to get you started.

cheers,

Robin
by admin
Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:11 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Kill switch
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Kill switch

Hi,

if you don't have time to press the 'Cancel' button while waiting for the next in the sequence to run, then pressing and holding the <ESC> button will do the trick. See https://docs.sharpcap.co.uk/4.1/#!2!Stop%20Capture

cheers,

Robin
by admin
Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:09 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Push-To Assistant: Find a Target at RA/Dec not available
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Push-To Assistant: Find a Target at RA/Dec not available

Hmm, no real useful info there - no errors anyway. Thanks anyway! We are now down to educated guesswork and trying things to see if they help... * Try another PC if you can to see if the same thing happens * Try resetting the SharpCap settings to default (bottom of Settings window - you can export y...
by admin
Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:03 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: How do I know the Full Well of a px 3x3 binned ASI294 MM
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: How do I know the Full Well of a px 3x3 binned ASI294 MM

Hi, for the ASI294MM, SharpCap gives you these options * small pixels : Read mode 47 megapixels, bin 1 and 3 available - equivalent to bin 1 and 3 in other software * large pxiels : Read mode 11 megapixels, bin 1 and 2 avaialble - equivalent to bin 2 and 4 in other software. You can do the sensor an...
by admin
Sat Mar 02, 2024 1:59 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Importing SharpCap loses access to SharpCap application object (and a few other basic questions)
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Importing SharpCap loses access to SharpCap application object (and a few other basic questions)

Hi Patrick, you can use 'import SharpCap as XYZ' to avoid the name clash, although there isn't a great deal directly in the SharpCap root namespace that is useful for scripting. It may be better to import the types you want with 'import typename from SharpCap.Base' or whatever. Note that stuff you m...
by admin
Sat Mar 02, 2024 1:48 pm
Forum: What's New
Topic: New Feature : Moon Mosaic Planner
Replies: 62
Views: 23240

Re: New Feature : Moon Mosaic Planner

Hi Mike,

it's certainly possible - the whole lot runs via the sequencer anyway, so I can arrange to have any reasonable set of sequencer steps in there. I'm surprised that the focus would drift out that fast though!

cheers,

Robin
by admin
Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:26 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Sharpcap dropping connection with Synscan App
Replies: 19
Views: 4927

Re: Sharpcap dropping connection with Synscan App

Hi, for the next update I have made the refresh rate configurable, but only via a spot of registry editing, as I'd like to be sure this has a positive impact on the issue before putting options into the UI for it. Go to this registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AstroSharp Limited\SharpCap\4.1\mis...
by admin
Fri Mar 01, 2024 10:47 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Scripting SharpCap from external program
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Scripting SharpCap from external program

That ought to be possible... I will look

Robin
by admin
Fri Mar 01, 2024 10:46 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Cancel/Stop a running single frame exposure
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Cancel/Stop a running single frame exposure

Hi Matt, the issue with your test printing True not False is a result of one of the internal issues with cancellation handling that I mentioned - the reset of the flag to false was being bypassed. That will be fixed in the next update. The advice not to call .Result or .Wait() on a task still stands...