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by RickBG
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Little Beehive Cluster (M41) or Beehive Cluster (M44)?
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Little Beehive Cluster (M41) or Beehive Cluster (M44)?

Hi Tim, Please read the intro of my post above which perhaps clarifies the discrepancy concerning colors. M41 is very different than M44 even though they share the same name "Beehive". The five stars that form a pentagon are yellow stars with no blue but you would be correct if it had been...
by RickBG
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: Best score and Best Position not functioning in beta version
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Best score and Best Position not functioning in beta version

Hi Robin,

Last evening I tried out the focusing using the Bahtinov mask as requested, and everything appeared to work out fine. But another problem popped up. Under SC captures there was no log present for each of the acquisitions taken that evening. Maybe I unchecked something?

Rick
by RickBG
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: To add or not to add collimation for SCT in SC?
Replies: 2
Views: 56

To add or not to add collimation for SCT in SC?

Hi Robin, I had once asked you that question in the past and considering now that you are devoting full time to SC, I'm hoping your answer would be "perhaps in the future" or "I'm thinking about it". I like to see SC as an all inclusive program where we do not have to resort to a...
by RickBG
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Running Man & Orion Nebulae together
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Running Man & Orion Nebulae together

Thanks Tim.

Below is another iteration in that I added some vibrancy and saturation to the stars to give it a more colorful look.Image

Rick
by RickBG
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Running Man & Orion Nebulae together
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Running Man & Orion Nebulae together

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51087894262_67a227a578_k.jpeg I decided to revisit the Orion Nebula along with the the Running Man in order to clean up and try to improve on my prior image by using the tools learned in PhotoShop. I continued from where I had left off using the very top photo as...
by RickBG
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: Best score and Best Position not functioning in beta version
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Best score and Best Position not functioning in beta version

Hi Robin,

This occurred using versions 4.0.7529.0 and 4.0.7572.0. No best fit curve was produced...only triangles. Prior to version 4.0 there were no issues. As you said it may be too strict. With this information, please let me know if you still need a screen shot to evaluate further.

Rick
by RickBG
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Little Beehive Cluster (M41) or Beehive Cluster (M44)?
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Little Beehive Cluster (M41) or Beehive Cluster (M44)?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51013201030_c260f02c0c_k.jpg As of May 11, after reading Tim's comment posted below, I realized that my telescope was pointing at M41 called the "Little Beehive Cluster" not M44 called the "Beehive cluster". My take away from it...there are tw...
by RickBG
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: Best score and Best Position not functioning in beta version
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Best score and Best Position not functioning in beta version

Hi Robin, When using the "Focus Assistance Tools" applying either "Contrast Edge Detection" or "Bahtinov Mask" in SC Pro beta version, the "Best Score" and the "Best Position" doesn't function. In other words, upon completion of focusing, when I clic...
by RickBG
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: Is it possible with 3.3 to dither without guiding and no live stack?
Replies: 31
Views: 1768

Re: Is it possible with 3.3 to dither without guiding and no live stack?

Hi Robin,

In my case, it is 1.0 arcsec/pixel and with a default of 20 would make it a 20 pixel movement. Maybe I should change the default to 10. What do you think? What other parameters do you recommend changing?

Rick