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by Fivelpolar
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Settings for DSO imaging intervalometer
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Re: Settings for DSO imaging intervalometer

Brian and Dave, thanks for your replies. Unfortunately the two methods you show are quite different and still don't simplify what steps I need to set up. For example, when imaging DSOs I might use 2 to 3 minute subs (exposures), up to 30 each, with 5 second pauses (lags) in between the subs. So, Bri...
by Fivelpolar
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Settings for DSO imaging intervalometer
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Settings for DSO imaging intervalometer

Hello and thanks to the developers for a super program. Forgive me if this has been answered before, but I couldn't find it posted. I am getting great planetary videos, but need help with multiple long exposures for DSO imaging. To use this program as an intervalometer, what settings for capture sho...
by Fivelpolar
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Sharpcap for OS X
Replies: 0
Views: 671

Sharpcap for OS X

Hello to all. I enjoy using this app on my Windows laptop and thank you for such a super program. I'm sure this has been asked many times, but will there be a version of Sharpcap for use with my IMac (OS X)? Since I will be using SkySafari on the iMac for GOTOs etc. it would be great if I could also...
by Fivelpolar
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment
Replies: 19
Views: 3139

Re: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment

An update to all on the PA routine.
I checked the results, and the very small amount of DEC drift will be easily guided out.
I also re-did the PA routine, and the results are repeatable.
Now on to PEC training, and I can then do some DSO imaging.
Thanks to all for your help.

Fivelpolar
by Fivelpolar
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment
Replies: 19
Views: 3139

Re: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment

Hi oopfan and thank you for your suggestions. My mount has two locking knobs for each of AZ and EL. What I finally tried was to partially tighten them and then do the last adjustments. I think that helped a bit. When I check the result with PHD2 Polar drift align I will know if there is still an iss...
by Fivelpolar
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment
Replies: 19
Views: 3139

Re: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment

Robin here is my setup: 1. Mountain Instruments MI-250 mount 2. Mounted on a metal pier-sand filled/concrete base in my observatory (split roll-off roof) 3. Zwo asi 185MC cmos camera on a 50mm mini guide scope (quite stable) 4. Mounted on my Meade LX 200 8" OTA 5. The latest version of Sharpcap Pro ...
by Fivelpolar
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment
Replies: 19
Views: 3139

Re: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment

Hi again Robin. Prior the last run through I had accidentally bumped the CW or the guide scope. After that I started the routine from scratch. The last time through I did not bump anything, but the results still changed on their own. I finally got a fairly stable "Excellent" and locked the AZ and EL...
by Fivelpolar
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment
Replies: 19
Views: 3139

Re: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment

Hello Culvenion, thank you for your reply.
Yes, I was patient to wait for the image to be solved each time.
The alignment would change as I just watched, the numbers and quality changed without any inputs from me.
It is a "puzzlement".

Fivelpolar
by Fivelpolar
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment
Replies: 19
Views: 3139

Re: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment

Hello again to all. Tonight I finally got to perform the polar alignment and for the most part it went well. I do have one question/concern though. When I was getting close to the "excellent" alignment, suddenly the result changed without me touching the mount. It jumped from Excellent to fair and e...
by Fivelpolar
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment
Replies: 19
Views: 3139

Re: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment

Thanks to all for your informative replies.
I know that I can get this accomplished, once we have a clear night.

Clear, dark skies to all.

Fivelpolar