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by chongo228
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Bahtinov Mask tool
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Bahtinov Mask tool

Not really a "how do I"....more of a can I do it better. I use the display histo stretch to dial in the bahtinov mask first.....I love this feature. I can focus with narrow band filters with around a second or less exposures.....before I realized the display stretch was there I had to expose 8 to 15...
by chongo228
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Can Sharpcap dither using "start capture" and not live stacking
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Can Sharpcap dither using "start capture" and not live stacking

I've got the live stacking dither down and it works great. Sometimes I use the normal "start capture" and not live stacking if i'm not around my setup for an hour or two. Can I dither using the normal "start capture"? Can you only dither in live stacking mode?
by chongo228
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Can I save ignored frames in Live Stack
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Can I save ignored frames in Live Stack

Update..... I lowered the maximum star value to 12 and raised the minimum star value to 2. This puts a tighter limits on the stars it will accept. I only had to do this on really long exposures because the stars get blown out badly. This lowered the amount of stars it was finding and it seemed to st...
by chongo228
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Can I save ignored frames in Live Stack
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Can I save ignored frames in Live Stack

I realized last night that it was dropping frames on my longer exposures. It never dropped a frame on my 10sec or 30 sec. Maybe my stars are blown out or too many stars like you said. I'll try to lower some settings and see what happens. My original problem of dropping frames after adjusting setting...
by chongo228
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Can I save ignored frames in Live Stack
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Can I save ignored frames in Live Stack

I think Wikkett's method worked. I had no dropped frames after a settings change. After a while of shooting I did start dropping frames. I dropped 3 or 4 in a row. Not sure why.....the sky was clear and I didn't touch anything. It had been stacking perfectly for over an hour. I cleared the stack and...
by chongo228
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Can I save ignored frames in Live Stack
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Can I save ignored frames in Live Stack

Wikkett.....I think you are correct. I did notice it seemed to start stacking on the 3rd image and only after I adjust a setting. I never dropped a frame in the other 4 hours of shooting. I plan to shoot again tonight or tomorrow....I will test your method out and report back.
by chongo228
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Can I save ignored frames in Live Stack
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Can I save ignored frames in Live Stack

Thanks, perhaps i'm not doing something correctly. I noticed it drops frames when I switch a setting. For example when I went from 10 second exposures to 30 seconds on M42 last night. I was shooting 10 seconds and it didn't drop any frames. Before I went to 30 I did the following..... Pause live sta...
by chongo228
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Can I save ignored frames in Live Stack
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Can I save ignored frames in Live Stack

I've had Sharpcap ignoring frames that I suspect are usable. When it ignores them it doesn't save them. I tried to find a setting to allow it to save every frame but couldn't.

I'd like to decide later which frames are worth keeping.....is this an option. If not can you add it?
by chongo228
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Remove of disable auto selection of file type.
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Remove of disable auto selection of file type.

Can you add a way to permanently disable the auto selection of file type? I get the idea of this but I don't know how much it helps people. For example, my camera for planets always stays on AVI and i'd like to keep my DSO camera on FITS. When I go to shoot flats my DSO camera changes to AVI or SER ...
by chongo228
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: FITs file header
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: FITs file header

Currently I just add "dark" or "flat" to the end of whatever name I entered in the text box at the top so I can keep track. Not a big deal and doesn't really take up any extra time. I would love to see FITS header info added to another version of sharpcap. As well as the ability to keep individual d...