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by devonshire
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Plate solving?
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Plate solving?

Thanks, Robin!

Well, it is all about FOV, however one centers, isn't it? :-)

Which indexes did you have in mind for this? :
"As long as you've got the data installed on AstroTortilla for small fields of view..."

- Bob
by devonshire
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Plate solving?
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Plate solving?

I'll be upgrading my guide camera shortly, and this will free up my GPCAM2 IMX224 for planetary work w/Sharpcap, as opposed to BYN + D5300, which I've been using on DSO's. One of the things I use on every DSO session with BYN is the plate solving integration w/Astrotortilla. Very nice, both for find...
by devonshire
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?
Replies: 13
Views: 2485

Re: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?

LuckyMan, Sorry, I posted all I had on that, and then moved on - I just had SparkoCam on a trial. I did try something related, though, just for fun. Robin brought out a "File Monitor camera" feature a while back. Sharpcap can poll a folder for new pictures. I created a dedicated folder for BackYard ...
by devonshire
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Yet another guidescope question
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Yet another guidescope question

Andy,

Thanks! So, just to be clear - Portrait/vertical orientation at the start, and then rotate to landscape/horizontal orientation to finish?

- Bob
by devonshire
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Yet another guidescope question
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Yet another guidescope question

Robin, I'm looking at getting a longer-FL guidescope, but do not want to compromise my Sharpcap PA, which has been working fine. I'm looking at new guidescopes in the 60/F4/240mm class, and combined with my current Altair camera, Astronomy.tools tells me that the chip will see a FOV of 1.14 x 0.86 d...
by devonshire
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Using astrtortilla and BYEOS
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Using astrtortilla and BYEOS

I use BackYard Nikon + NikonD5300, with Astrotortilla. BYN = BYE for Nikon. Works fine, but in my setup AT is a separate, new installation, nothing to do with Sharpcap. Sharpcap runs my Altair, and BYN runs my DSLR. I figured that sharing AT would create an interdependency that neither developer wou...
by devonshire
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Tripod spreader shift affects PA, PHD2
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Re: Tripod spreader shift affects PA, PHD2

Oh, no - not high at all. The arcs cut into the arms of the eyepiece tray are closer to a V than a circle, so the actual points of contact are small as well as very hard, and if one leg shifts, the pressure on the other two changes... The tubing is a crude fix, but the added friction and increased c...
by devonshire
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Tripod spreader shift affects PA, PHD2
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Tripod spreader shift affects PA, PHD2

All, The Polar Alignment troubleshooting notes list some sources of mechanical movement that can affect Sharpcap's PA. I have another for the list, and it turned up post-PA and while guiding: My tripod spreader was shifting against the legs while the scope was in use. Scenario: - Perform Sharpcap PA...
by devonshire
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: DSLR Camera
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

Re: DSLR Camera

I've done a Polar Alignment with my D5300, using the file monitor camera. - I created a folder dedicated to Sharpcap PA - Started Sharpcap w/ the file monitor camera, pointed at that shared folder - Configured BackYard Nikon to take jpgs and use that shared folder - Set up a series of 50 or so short...
by devonshire
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Folder Monitor Camera error
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: Folder Monitor Camera error

Robin,

I renewed my license (no more restriction), and that fixed the error. Haven't had time to actually *use* the monitor feature yet, but the Monitor 'camera' now starts w/o error.

Thx!

- Bob