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by han59
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Solver ASTAP versions released between 2020-9-28 and 2020-10-19
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Solver ASTAP versions released between 2020-9-28 and 2020-10-19

ASTAP versions released on 2020-9-28 or later have bug which result in a poorer performance when used with SharpCap. After adding an improvement for solving global cluster images a bug was introduced effecting the auto FOV routine. For anybody having installed ASTAP on 2020-9-28 (ASTAP version 0.9.4...
by han59
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: ASTAP down-sampling setting in command-line
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: ASTAP down-sampling setting in command-line

I think that overall the best thing to do would be for there to be away for the user to specify additional parameters for both Astap and Astrometry.Net -based plate solving applications removing any SharpCap default value for that parameter. Yes an edit box allowing additional commands is a good un...
by han59
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: ASTAP down-sampling setting in command-line
Replies: 4
Views: 570

ASTAP down-sampling setting in command-line

SharpCap executed ASTAP with a command line specifying down-sampling is automatic. This is in 99.5% of the cases correct. Recently I had an exchange with a user which required down-sampling 3. http://nova.astrometry.net/status/3800274 There is no option to set the down-sampling of ASTAP in SharpCap....
by han59
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Alternative Plate Solver
Replies: 22
Views: 3465

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: 571

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: 3465

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: 571

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: 571

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: 3465

Re: Alternative Plate Solver

Hello Robin,

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

Cheers, Han