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by admin
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Change default path for ASTAP in SC4.0
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Change default path for ASTAP in SC4.0

Hi, at the moment you cannot tell SharpCap to look in an alternative location, but you may be able to trick SharpCap into working anyway - create a symbolic link at c:\Program Files\Astap\Astap.exe pointing to the real location of Astap.exe using the 'mklink' command (https://www.howtogeek.com/howto...
by admin
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Questions about Japanese localization of SharpCapUserManual
Replies: 161
Views: 13068

Re: Questions about Japanese localization of SharpCapUserManual

Hi,

yes, that has been updated since the documentation was last changed - on my todo list for the next run through the documentation.

cheers,

Robin
by admin
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: No CP during Polar Alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 14

Re: No CP during Polar Alignment

Hi, yes, that can work fine with those two points out of view (it's just not as satisfying visually). SharpCap knows where they are and can work out when they have been lined up. Normally the cause of this is some misalignment between the guide scope in the home position and the RA axis. It doesn't ...
by admin
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Live stacking issues with Optolong LPro filter
Replies: 18
Views: 173

Re: Live stacking issues with Optolong LPro filter

Hi, I think this is a red herring - by using a lower gain in the darks than the lights you are pushing the dark frame peaks lower, which means that there is some signal left after subtraction leading to a 'normal' looking curve. The dark frames look sensible - both the individual frames and the mast...
by admin
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Setup Guide for SV305
Replies: 1
Views: 4

Re: Setup Guide for SV305

Hi, not aware of anything specifically for that camera, but it's basically the same in principle as the ZWO ASI290MC and a whole range of other similar cameras from other manufacturers (Altair GP290, QHY 290C, etc) so you can almost certainly find youtube guides for one of those and easily adapt for...
by admin
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: LiveStack unable to Align
Replies: 5
Views: 30

Re: LiveStack unable to Align

Hi, yep, moving USB cables around can definitely cause things like that - a large fraction of the automatic bug reports that get uploaded for SharpCap come down to 'some device (camera/device/focuser/etc) disconnected while we were trying to use it'. I expect that they are often caused by cables bei...
by admin
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Polemaster
Replies: 7
Views: 40

Re: Polemaster

Hi,

here's what you should be looking for

https://docs.sharpcap.co.uk/4.0/#!2!Min ... %20Stretch

and the noise reduction is in the polar alignment UI

https://docs.sharpcap.co.uk/4.0/#First%20Image%20Stage

hope that helps

Robin
by admin
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: LiveStack unable to Align
Replies: 5
Views: 30

Re: LiveStack unable to Align

Hi Monika, it should not turn off automatically, only in response to you using the tracking button or using your handset or EQMOD application. It might be a good idea to let the tracking run for a while without trying anything to see if you can catch it turning itself off (if it does when left alone...
by admin
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY268C: Multiple resolutions
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: QHY268C: Multiple resolutions

Hi Casey, I think that you are seeing the difference between the available resolutions for the QHY camera depending on whether it is run in video mode or still camera mode. You can end up in still mode either by turning off 'Live View' in SharpCap so that it acts as a still camera or selecting the '...
by admin
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Questions about Japanese localization of SharpCapUserManual
Replies: 161
Views: 13068

Re: Questions about Japanese localization of SharpCapUserManual

Hi, I'm afraid I have other Japanese users telling me the exact opposite - that it should be 'ヒストグラムレンジ検出(輝度範囲)' I can't judge between the two options and Google Translate gives what looks like a reasonable translation for both. Its clear that there will be no easy agreement on this. Perhaps there s...