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Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Support of SharpCap in DeTeCt
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: Support of SharpCap in DeTeCt

Hi, ok, that makes sense. The date/time formats that you suggest are quite... erm... 'non standard'... I'd suggest that using a standard format would make sense - something like ISO8601, which is basically yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss.ffffZ ie StartCapture=2021-07-30T17:52:23.1234Z The advantage of using a s...
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Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: SharpCap and QHY600M: Optimal Gain Setting
Replies: 1
Views: 7

Re: SharpCap and QHY600M: Optimal Gain Setting

Hi, I would suggest running the SharpCap sensor analysis function on your camera, which will measure the read noise and e/ADU for various gain values on the camera - see https://docs.sharpcap.co.uk/4.0/#!2!Sensor%20Analysis. It's best to run this in SC 4.0 (rather than 3.2), since SC 4.0 takes accou...
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Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: slower fps rate (planetary) and Meade generic ASCOM driver problem
Replies: 14
Views: 115

Re: slower fps rate (planetary) and Meade generic ASCOM driver problem

Hi Antonio, the problem I have is that I don't know what else 1.19 does that might be helping people, so if I go back to 1.18 then it might re-break things that 1.19 fixes. Unfortunately the list of changes that ZWO put into each update doesn't help much - I include it below :) V1.19.1 2021.6.28 Fix...
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Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Sequencer command to pause livestacking after x minutes / frames
Replies: 7
Views: 33

Re: Sequencer command to pause livestacking after x minutes / frames

Hi, yes, the whole thing with dithering and resetting being in terms of time not frames was a mistake that I do want to change in future. That would also fix the dithering problem as if live stacking was set to dither after 10 frames then if you paused the frame count would not increase, so it would...
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Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Questions about Japanese localization of SharpCapUserManual
Replies: 156
Views: 12700

Re: Questions about Japanese localization of SharpCapUserManual

Hi, I have now updated the translation - you will see that in next week's update. Dynamic range : Here it means the ratio between the brightest thing in the image that can be captured without quite saturating the camera and the dimmest thing that can be noticed against the background noise. An incre...
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Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sky brightness measurement
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Sky brightness measurement

Hi, yes, in theory you should measure with each filter in place, as the background light levels will vary with each filter due to the amount of light it cuts out. It sounds like your background is very dark for it to try exposures of >10 min, in which case, it may be quicker/easier to use our sky br...
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Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: ASI294MC Pro Cooler ?
Replies: 8
Views: 45

Re: ASI294MC Pro Cooler ?

I have the same experience as Tim: my previous camera was a ASI294MC Pro and current it's the AS071MC Pro. With both the fan was always on (no cooling yet ofcourse) when it was connected to power (I use a 220V adapter here at home) and connected to USB (active USB3 cable in my case). This without S...
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Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: ASI294MC Pro Cooler ?
Replies: 8
Views: 45

Re: ASI294MC Pro Cooler ?

As a related issue, my neighbor and I were running a few nights ago with an ASI533 on the finder/guider and an ASI294 as the main camera. As we switched between cameras, the non-active camera would switch the fan and cooling off. As a result, we had to wait for the 294 to reach temperature each tim...
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Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Support of SharpCap in DeTeCt
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: Support of SharpCap in DeTeCt

Hi Marc, would this information be best in something more like the capture settings text file that SharpCap writes for each capture? There's nothing to stop it from being written into the SharpCap log, but the capture settings file seems to be a place where it is more likely to be found and used by ...
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Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: New IronPython version and numpy/scipy
Replies: 18
Views: 220

Re: New IronPython version and numpy/scipy

Hi, just had a look at the IronPython 3.4 this evening - it's too early to include that in SharpCap as it is still an 'alpha' level pre-release, and in particular there is one bug that stops output printed from Python from being shown in the SharpCap scripting window in the current release (https://...