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Tue May 18, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tools.sharpcap calculator
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Tools.sharpcap calculator

Hi, I can't quite locate the notes that I put together when working out that equation, but this is the source I used for the calculation of the photon flux based on magnitude : https://web.archive.org/web/20180817124332/https://www.astro.umd.edu/~ssm/ASTR620/mags.html (Note that there is a worked ex...
by admin
Tue May 18, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Questions about Japanese localization of SharpCapUserManual
Replies: 74
Views: 8590

Re: Questions about Japanese localization of SharpCapUserManual

Hi, the problem with the button is that it requires the layout of every item to be redefined just to update the width of one button - not impossible, but the amount of work is very large compared to the severity of the issue. The user manual for 4.0 is progressing - I am now working on the largest n...
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Tue May 18, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Running SharpCap on Windows Emulator “Bootcamp”
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Running SharpCap on Windows Emulator “Bootcamp”

Hi,

it tends to work fairly well on Bootcamp - certainly more reliably than it does under Parallels for instance. Of course the bootcamp option will die as Apple moves away from Intel chips :(

cheers,

Robin
by admin
Tue May 18, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Optimum Gain Setting
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: Optimum Gain Setting

Hi, this is the sort of question that can be answered by using the Smart Histogram functionality in SharpCap - https://docs.sharpcap.co.uk/3.2/#Smart%20Histogram It will measure your sky brightness and combine that with the characteristics of your camera sensor to work out the best settings. cheers,...
by admin
Tue May 18, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Saving Images With Adjustments
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: Saving Images With Adjustments

Hi,

if you are using the display stretch on the right hand side at all (https://docs.sharpcap.co.uk/3.2/#!2!Min ... %20Stretch) then you need to use the option to 'Save exactly as seen' from the live stacking save button to get the result you want.

hope this helps,

Robin
by admin
Tue May 18, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: After Fist Plate Solve Rotate Will not Plate solve
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: After Fist Plate Solve Rotate Will not Plate solve

Hi Barry, if you haven't had a chance yet, check out the polar alignment troubleshooting guide : https://www.sharpcap.co.uk/sharpcap/features/polar-alignment/polar-alignment-troubleshooting If you were still seeing the image from the camera update and you were also seeing stars (and SharpCap was spo...
by admin
Tue May 18, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Calibration Frames (again)
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Calibration Frames (again)

Hi, currently there isn't a way to get SharpCap to create both an averaged flat/dark *and* save the individual frames at the same time - not a bad idea for the future though. I'm going to pass on the question of whether you need to ask PI to debayer the frames - the dark frames will have colour info...
by admin
Tue May 18, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: The SharpCap Deep Sky Sequence Planner
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: The SharpCap Deep Sky Sequence Planner

Hi,

to be honest, I agree with you, but the changes would be complex enough that I'm going to do them after the release of 4.0 (rather than try to do them now and possibly delay the release by any bugs)

cheers,

Robikn
by admin
Mon May 17, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY Driver
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: QHY Driver

Hi, if you have access to a real Windows PC at all then it would probably be a good idea to test on that PC to see if you can get things working without parallels being involved. If that works nicely then maybe parallels is causing the problem. If it fails on the real Windows PC in the same way then...
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Mon May 17, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Offline Smart Histogram Brain Analysis
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: Offline Smart Histogram Brain Analysis

Hi, adding that sort of calculation would (as suggested) be quite a lot of work, so it is going to be something to think about in the long term rather than something that can happen now... On the plus side, SharpCap 4.0 already has much finer control for the entry of a sky brightness level - you can...