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by calypsob
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: ASTAP Plate Solve missing a feature
Replies: 1
Views: 238

ASTAP Plate Solve missing a feature

I was messing with the new BETA 3.3 and noticed that I cannot use the target crosshair icon to do an ASTAP plate solve. Is this feature relocated somewhere else?
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by calypsob
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Crude Real time Newtonian Collimation Feature
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Crude Real time Newtonian Collimation Feature

It would be a fantastic tool. I just got a rasa and if there is tilt, at least one corner will have a donut hole star. Havving realtime views of all 4 corners would make adjusting tilt a breeze.
by calypsob
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: stellar drift alignment... (for when you can't see polaris)
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: stellar drift alignment... (for when you can't see polaris)

Ive been curious about polar alignment accuracy in this regard. I wonder how far away from polaris you can polar align via plate solve before a noticeable drop in performance occurs.
by calypsob
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: A brief introduction to the SharpCap Sequencer
Replies: 73
Views: 7329

Re: A brief introduction to the SharpCap Sequencer

I have looked forwards to a sequencer for a long time. Im eager to test this beta mode out. One thing sharpcap could benefit from and separate itself form any other acquisition program is to refine its ability to do lucky imaging in the sequencer. For example, if you wanted to lucky image M51 with a...
by calypsob
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Crude Real time Newtonian Collimation Feature
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Crude Real time Newtonian Collimation Feature

Being able to sample the four corners of the sensor in a video feed would allow you to see if there is sensor tilt and also fine tune the primary in a newtonian. I have a RASA on the way, being able to have a split realtime video feed of its corners would make collimation adjustments easy, especiall...
by calypsob
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: SharpCap 4.0 Beta Now Available
Replies: 176
Views: 20678

Re: SharpCap 3.3 Beta Now Available

with this feature "More than doubled performance in seeing monitor frame analysis"

Is this only offered as a readout tool? Can the seeing or fwhm be written in the fits header of an image as it is recorded?
by calypsob
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Crude Real time Newtonian Collimation Feature
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Crude Real time Newtonian Collimation Feature

I would like to suggest a new collimation tool which would be very quick and intuitive. I believe the current collimation tool is nice for fine tuning collimation after say a meridian flip, but for crude rapid adjustment we need something more simple especially for fast reflector optics. What I am s...