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by turfpit
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Nov/Dec 2019 collection
Replies: 0
Views: 24

Nov/Dec 2019 collection

Images acquired over the last 4 weeks, despite the weather. Nil desperandum. ;)

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Dave
by turfpit
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap not responding when connecting to mount
Replies: 7
Views: 53

Re: SharpCap not responding when connecting to mount

Eric

AppData is a hidden folder. In File Explorer under the View tab, you need to check Hidden items.

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Dave
by turfpit
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: First timer, focusing (?) problem
Replies: 37
Views: 3442

Re: First timer, focusing (?) problem

Cheers Joe. Your tenacity is commendable.

Dave
by turfpit
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: First timer, focusing (?) problem
Replies: 37
Views: 3442

Re: First timer, focusing (?) problem

Joe Looking at the Bahtinov Mask shot in your previous post, I would say that you have got good focus. If I recall, you have a Revolution R2 Imager. That type of CCTV camera does not really expose its settings to SharpCap, which means you have to work inside the camera's menu system. There are instr...
by turfpit
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Lunar, 45% waxing, various
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Lunar, 45% waxing, various

A test of SharpCap 3.2.6137.0 with updated QHY SDK. Celestron CG5 mount, Skywatcher 127 MAK, Wratten #25 red filter, QHY5LII-M camera. Stacked with Autostakkert!3 and post-processed in GIMP. The Lunar Terminator & Endymion were captured with a Teleskop 0.5x reducer, the 3rd image with a 2x Barlow. A...
by turfpit
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IC410 The Tadpoles
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: IC410 The Tadpoles

Nick

I see Tadpoles! It looks like you have a decent set of data there. Have you considered experimenting with SHO or HOO?

Dave
by turfpit
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M43/M42/NGC 1977 HDR combine, Altair 183C
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: M43/M42/NGC 1977 HDR combine, Altair 183C

Cheers Nick.
by turfpit
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M43/M42/NGC 1977 HDR combine, Altair 183C
Replies: 2
Views: 68

M43/M42/NGC 1977 HDR combine, Altair 183C

High res image here https://www.astrobin.com/full/p63izu/0/ Celestron CG5 mount, Altair 66ED refractor + 0.8x reducer/flattener + Altair 183C, unguided. Captured with SharpCap 3.2 (unguided), processed with Astro Pixel Processor + GIMP. Stacks were built as follows: 15x120s, 30x60s, 30x30s, 50x10s, ...
by turfpit
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: First timer, focusing (?) problem
Replies: 37
Views: 3442

Re: First timer, focusing (?) problem

Joe I'm interested in post-processing of deepsky images, is there an advantage to using capture vs lifestack? It is a matter of personal preference rather than advantage. Traditional capture involves: Capturing some light frames, then optionally dark frames, flat frames & bias frames. 3rd party soft...
by turfpit
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: First timer, focusing (?) problem
Replies: 37
Views: 3442

Re: First timer, focusing (?) problem

Joe Do I need to manipulate the histogram No - just click the button with the lightening symbol. This will brighten any objects in the display. apply stretch. Why do this Brightening the objects in display makes the diffraction pattern (the X plus the line) easier to see. It also makes the 3 paralle...