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by SteveInNZ
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: All GPS Status codes and their exact meaning
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: All GPS Status codes and their exact meaning

Hi Robin,

I'd be interested in the information for upgrading my 174 if it's not too much trouble.

Cheers,

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Wed May 27, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Black Screen with ASI533Mc-Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Black Screen with ASI533Mc-Pro

I generally don't like to post "this worked for me" without having an explanation but I do recall that this had me pulling my hair out for a while.
I had the same symptoms that turned out to be the Gamma slider which is a control that I'd never touched.
Check that the slider is about midway.

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Thu May 14, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Multi config, command line and platesolving
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Multi config, command line and platesolving

Thanks.
That would get rid of the "No filter wheel found" when I'm using one of the other cameras too.

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Wed May 13, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Multi config, command line and platesolving
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Multi config, command line and platesolving

Would it be possible to add the ability to save configurations and include FoV information that could be passed to the plate solver ? Could such configurations be selected by a command line switch ? The reason is that I have several setups, some that have several, quite different field of views. At ...
by SteveInNZ
Tue May 05, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Troubleshooting Polar Alignment
Replies: 14
Views: 9654

Re: Troubleshooting Polar Alignment

It looks to me like your exposure is too long, making the background level too high.
My settings for a Polemaster in Auckland suburbs are Exp=150ms, Gain=70.

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Recreating Edwin Hubble's discovery of a Variable Star in the Andromeda Galaxy
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Recreating Edwin Hubble's discovery of a Variable Star in the Andromeda Galaxy

Much as I hate the term, Var1 is a bucket list object for me. That's not helped by me living in New Zealand, where M31 barely creeps up to 10 degrees azimuth. I haven't seen it captured with anything less than 8" aperture before, so now I have renewed hope that I can get it with my travel setup. Tha...
by SteveInNZ
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY 174 GPS Calibration LED issue // USB Traffic weirdness
Replies: 60
Views: 5462

Re: QHY 174 GPS Calibration LED issue // USB Traffic weirdness

Thanks Robin. It's no longer that important to me. More of a loose end that would be nice to tidy up.
I might pursue it further when I run out of things to tidy up. :)

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY 174 GPS Calibration LED issue // USB Traffic weirdness
Replies: 60
Views: 5462

Re: QHY 174 GPS Calibration LED issue // USB Traffic weirdness

Robin,
We both have early release versions of this camera and I wondered if you ever managed to get good GPS data when imaging in 16 bit mode ?

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Polar Alignment Tool - Starting Rotated Degrees
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Polar Alignment Tool - Starting Rotated Degrees

That's how I use it. I start with it rotated and when it says to rotate, I tell the mount to seek home. As you say, that means up is up, left is left, etc when you are adjusting, but it also inherently checks some other things like the mount knowing where home is, overloaded/unbalanced issues, etc. ...
by SteveInNZ
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Problems with PoleMaster
Replies: 46
Views: 4953

Re: Problems with PoleMaster

Robin,
I think you have misread the posts above. Those that have been having trouble with Polemaster (I'm one of them) are finding that the issues have been resolved in the latest (6137) release of SharpCap.
We're all happy now. :)

Steve.