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by devonshire
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

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: 379

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: 379

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: 458

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: 878

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: 878

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: 1298

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: 1183

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
by devonshire
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Folder Monitor Camera error
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

Re: Folder Monitor Camera error

Heh :-)

Or... since my current license expires in a couple of months, I could make it go away by just renewing -> unrestricted, right?

- Bob
by devonshire
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Folder Monitor Camera error
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

Folder Monitor Camera error

Win 7 SP1, SharpCap 3.2.5844, Pro License, w/Altair Camera restriction Go Camera > Folder Monitor Camera >> Errors out, as shown in screencap. I'm also unable to see where to configure the Folder. Question: Is this a real bug, or am I just bumping into a license restriction that looks like a bug? Th...