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by SteveInNZ
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY183c TEC problems with Sharpcap 3.2
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: QHY183c TEC problems with Sharpcap 3.2

Robin,
I don't have my laptop with me to check versions etc, but I had the same trouble (worked manually but not on auto) with my QHY174 the other night. I know we have the same model so you might want to try your camera just to check.

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SharpCap Timestamp accuracy
Replies: 27
Views: 1441

Re: SharpCap Timestamp accuracy

Would AstroFlashTimer (https://sites.google.com/site/astroflashtimer/home) be of any use to you ? It's intended for occultations and has been tested against the IOTA VTI.

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: SharpCap 3.2 Beta now available
Replies: 39
Views: 2757

Re: SharpCap 3.2 Beta now available

Did command line camera selection make it into 3.2 ?
Is there a historical change log that I could have searched before asking ?

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: Can I have a QHY5LiiM and a QHY5LiiC
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Can I have a QHY5LiiM and a QHY5LiiC

Can I have two QHY5Lii (either one M and one C or two of the same type) cameras attached and appear as distinct items in SharpCap ?

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: problem with QHY174 GPS
Replies: 14
Views: 1230

Re: problem with QHY174 GPS

I was going to ask if you'd connected the antenna as that would be the response if you hadn't.
Then I remembered that the antenna module that came with my camera wasn't very reliable. I already had another one which I swapped in and it hasn't missed a beat since then.

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: Folder Monitor Camera
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Folder Monitor Camera

Yes. That seems to work now. Thanks.

I dropped a North pole shot into the polar align function and it solved straight away so Nick might be in luck. I didn't have as much luck with a South pole shot but I wouldn't read anything into that yet. I need to play with it some more.

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: Folder Monitor Camera
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Folder Monitor Camera

Selecting "Folder Monitor Camera" puts SC into a bit of a death spiral preventing me from sending the error report.
Best I could do is a screen grab. There are 21 of these before it stops.
I've also attached the log file.
SC01.jpg
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Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Mon May 21, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: Sub-stacks ?
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Sub-stacks ?

Currently you have the option to save the RAW frames (taking lots of disk space) or not saving them (putting all your eggs in one stacked frame). If you just saved a sub-stack every 10 frames for example, you'd use a tenth of the disk space and reduce the risk over having just a single image file at...
by SteveInNZ
Fri May 18, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: Sub-stacks ?
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Sub-stacks ?

Would it be possible to add a sub-stacking function where you save the stack after X exposures repeatedly ? The idea being for example, take 30 second subs and every 10 subs the stack is saved and the stack restarted. At the end of the hour you have 30, 5 minute exposures rather than the risk of a s...
by SteveInNZ
Sun May 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Plans for SharpCap 3.2
Replies: 25
Views: 3152

Re: Plans for SharpCap 3.2

Could you add a command line parameter to select a camera and/or run a particular start-up script ? Since you can run multiple instances, it would be helpful to have shortcuts that start up SharpCap connected to say a Polemaster or guidecam with the appropriate settings, without altering the imaging...