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Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: APT no image download when Sharpcap is launched
Replies: 1
Views: 4

Re: APT no image download when Sharpcap is launched

Hi, A few extra questions so I can work out what is going on... 1) what camera are you using in APT? 2) what camera are you using in SharpCap? 3) Does it just have to be SharpCap open (no camera open in SharpCap) to bring APT to a halt, or does it only happen when you open the camera? cheers, Robin
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Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Newbie - Problem with PA
Replies: 7
Views: 24

Re: Newbie - Problem with PA

Hi, if you are using the GPCAM on the EDF72 then the field of view would definitely be a bit small. If you are already on some sort of guide scope (~200mm focal length) then you should be in the sweet spot already. Sometimes its easy to make so many adjustments to the star detection settings that it...
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Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY 294 C pro
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: QHY 294 C pro

Hi Paolo, I have seen this before when sometimes a camera will only work on USB2. In some cases it is down to the USB3 chipset (the camera will work fine on USB3 on another computer). I have also seen this as a result of a hardware problem on the camera - my camera needed a replacement USB circuit b...
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Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: SharpCap 4.0 Beta Now Available
Replies: 176
Views: 20335

Re: SharpCap 4.0 Beta Now Available

Hi folks, @Mike, I can see a lot more of what is going on from the log - hopefully can put together an effective work around which I will get into the next update. @JesusRL, a log would definitely help (alongside the log, a note of what time the problem happened so I can trace it back against the lo...
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Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: New Feature : Improved Star detection in Multi-star FWHM Focus
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: New Feature : Improved Star detection in Multi-star FWHM Focus

Hi, I think I may have discovered the cause of the bad readings - if some frames (at random) have too few stars, then they get a score of 50. That gets averaged in with all the other frames, but will obviously make a big impact on the average if all the others are scoring 7. For the next update I'm ...
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Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: Bit depth for binning pixels on ZWO ASI 294 MM Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 590

Re: Bit depth for binning pixels on ZWO ASI 294 MM Pro

Hi Mark,


the high res mode is only available on the mono version of the camera. Actually, you can get it on the QHY 'PRO' colour version too, but it's not useful yet as you get an odd pixel bayer pattern that nothing knows how to deal with yet.

cheers,

Robin
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Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: No colour with Live Stacking of Folder Monitor Camera
Replies: 18
Views: 2647

Re: No colour with Live Stacking of Folder Monitor Camera

Hi Dave, so SharpCap looks for the 'BAYERPAT' header when loading the fits file and if it finds that then it will show up as RAW16. SharpCap writes that keyword, I guess other programs may not, explaining why they may end up as MONO16. However, setting the Debayer to FORCE XXXX still works in live s...
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Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: Question re: LiveStack interface
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Question re: LiveStack interface

Hi,

I was tinkering in the code near to this to try to fix another issue, so while I was there I updated the decision on how many blocks to show to include (hopefully) the DPI of the monitor. Hopefully that will fix this particular issue - I'd be interested to hear if it does.

cheers,

Robin
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Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY268C - Always buffers 3 frames
Replies: 34
Views: 1279

Re: QHY268C - Always buffers 3 frames

Hi Rik,

did you try beta version 4.0 yet? I've made a lot of changes in that version for the newer QHY cameras. It works a lot better with my 294PROC than 3.2 did, so maybe it will help with the 268?

https://www.sharpcap.co.uk/sharpcap/sha ... s/4-0-beta

Robin
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Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY 294 C pro
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: QHY 294 C pro

Hi, if the camera opens and you just see black, check to see if the frame count is going up in the bottom left corner - if it is not going up then SharpCap is having a problem getting images from the camera Capture.JPG Also, please try the new 4.0 beta version of SharpCap - that has improvements for...