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by han59
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Alternative Plate Solver
Replies: 22
Views: 2097

Re: Alternative Plate Solver

Hello Robin, The current ASTAP auto find of FOV goes from 9.5 degrees down to 0.6 degrees image height. One SharpCap user reports at CloudyNights a system which produces images of size 0.42 x 0.28 degrees. The auto FOV will not work and requires a manually setting in ASTAP manually. After that is go...
by han59
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SharpCap 3.2.6298.0 declination sign
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: SharpCap 3.2.6298.0 declination sign

The use of the letter S/N is very rare. Well used programs like EQMOD don't use it. Simbad, Wikipedia dont' use it either. I think it originates from written journals to prevent copy errors in case the document get dirty or has poor printing quality.

I would vote to change it.

Han
by han59
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Alternative Plate Solver
Replies: 22
Views: 2097

Re: Alternative Plate Solver

Robin,

Looks good. The two outstanding issues, decimal separator and 16 bit png exchange format are all solved! :)

Han
by han59
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SharpCap 3.2.6298.0 declination sign
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: SharpCap 3.2.6298.0 declination sign

Found the problem. It's the letter S for south. Sorry

Cheers, Han
by han59
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SharpCap 3.2.6298.0 declination sign
Replies: 3
Views: 349

SharpCap 3.2.6298.0 declination sign

Hello Robin,

Just started the new version in simulation. Noted a missing minus sign in the declination.

Ascom Simulator for . NET: -47.57
SharpCap : 47.57

Regards, Han
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by han59
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Alternative Plate Solver
Replies: 22
Views: 2097

Re: Alternative Plate Solver

Hello Robin,

Just curious, when can we expect a new SharpCap version?

Cheers, Han
by han59
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Alternative Plate Solver
Replies: 22
Views: 2097

Re: Alternative Plate Solver

Hello Robin, Yes setting the regional separator from comma to dot in Windows fixes the problem. Don't expect any comma in the attached .ini and .wcs files. The FITS standard specifies always a dot decimal separator and since .wcs is a FITS header, I follow the FITS standard. Astrometry.net does the ...
by han59
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Alternative Plate Solver
Replies: 22
Views: 2097

Re: Alternative Plate Solver

This morning during daytime I had some time to play with Sharpcap connected to my ASI1600. The image to solve "frame.png" is unfortunately a 3x8 bit per pixel PNG file. So the 16 bit images from the 12 bit camera are finally reduced to 8 bit/ pixel. This will reduce the rate of success for solving. ...
by han59
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Alternative Plate Solver
Replies: 22
Views: 2097

Re: Alternative Plate Solver

ASTAP 0.9.340 with a working command line FOV learn mode is now issued: So first time add to the command line: -fov 0 After a successful solve ASTAP will remember the found fov and specifying the fov in the command line is no longer required. P.s. checklist for successful solving with ASTAP: - At le...
by han59
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Alternative Plate Solver
Replies: 22
Views: 2097

Re: Alternative Plate Solver

Hello Robin, For the camera, I'm using an ASCOM simulator variant called Sky simulator for ASCOM. There is no setting for gain. The test image (from file) brightness and contrast are independent of the exposure time. If you have no problem with a real camera then there is no problem. I will try to t...