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by tmyers
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Newbie very puzzled about how SharpCap Polar Alignment would work with Celestron CPWI
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Newbie very puzzled about how SharpCap Polar Alignment would work with Celestron CPWI

I am curious as to how any software program is going to adjust your Altitude and Azimuth knobs for you. They may tell you which direction and how far in Minutes and Seconds it has to be moved, but can't turn the knobs for you. Adjusting the Alt and Az is the only way to physically Polar align.
by tmyers
Mon May 11, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Polar Align Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Polar Align Tool

In my opinion SC has the easiest to use Polar Align tool out there. Since SC can control the mount's movement, how hard would it be to have a button that would take the mount from a park position to an east or west position to put the counterweight bar parallel with the ground for the first PA solvi...
by tmyers
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Flats - Darks - Fits - PNG - Live Stack
Replies: 47
Views: 6343

Re: Flats - Darks - Fits - PNG - Live Stack

Another question regarding flats. DSS alerts me if my Darks, Flats, Dark Flats, or Bias frames are not taken at the same gain as the Lights. I did observe this parameter a few nights ago and after completing taking my Lights, as follows: Stood the scope up to zenith, turned off tracking, installed t...
by tmyers
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Flats - Darks - Fits - PNG - Live Stack
Replies: 47
Views: 6343

Re: Flats - Darks - Fits - PNG - Live Stack

I have used SC focusing tools with varying success. Focusing by hand can be a challenge because you have to ignore a couple image cycles because due to movement in the scope train from touching the focus knob. Interesting story about the Bahtinov mask though, my step son has a 3d printer and I have ...
by tmyers
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Flats - Darks - Fits - PNG - Live Stack
Replies: 47
Views: 6343

Re: Flats - Darks - Fits - PNG - Live Stack

My last reply was on the 9th, and I have been out imaging twice since then. I think I am starting to get it, and the 60s exposure at Unity gain 141 is working. Dave, as you said I need to be patient and gather more data. My imaging last night included 100 - 60s frames of M51, M63, and M65, or 300 to...
by tmyers
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lunar Tracking
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Lunar Tracking

I will try that and let you know what it does.
by tmyers
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Get Better Frame Rates from your Astro Camera
Replies: 2
Views: 3075

Re: Get Better Frame Rates from your Astro Camera

It's the kind of Camera George Jetson's dog would own, sorry Robin, couldn't help myself!!
by tmyers
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Flats - Darks - Fits - PNG - Live Stack
Replies: 47
Views: 6343

Re: Flats - Darks - Fits - PNG - Live Stack

All great information, hoping to get out early tomorrow morning, use some of my new information
by tmyers
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lunar Tracking
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Lunar Tracking

The Full Moon couple nights ago finally got the best of my imaging, so I just made it my target. I selected Lunar Tracking several times but the Tracking always went back to Sidreal. Is it possible CDC is overriding my Lunar Selection?
by tmyers
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Flats - Darks - Fits - PNG - Live Stack
Replies: 47
Views: 6343

Re: Flats - Darks - Fits - PNG - Live Stack

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