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by pjwack
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: New feature – logarithmic horizontal axis option in live stack histogram
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: New feature – logarithmic horizontal axis option in live stack histogram

Very useful! On a somewhat related note, moving the "auto-intensity" slider from settings to a slider in the histogram might be more user friendly.
by pjwack
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Astrophotpography
Replies: 2
Views: 2077

Re: Astrophotpography

Hi- I started about a year ago and have a Celestron 5se. I haven a zwo 224 and zwo 290. Both have been excellent. The biggest difference is that the 290 has a very small pixel size, so more detail. This is a good link that describes all the zwo cameras, but also more general parameters. https://agen...
by pjwack
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: ZWO ASI 294MC PRO
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: ZWO ASI 294MC PRO

i have been using parallels, sharpcap, and zwo 290 and 224 camera for a while. I occasionally have this issue, but can always get it to work. -make sure parallels tool box is installed -make sure windows drivers are installed -when you plug in camera, a window should appear asking whether too hook i...
by pjwack
Thu May 31, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Live Stack Histogram
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Live Stack Histogram

+1
by pjwack
Mon May 21, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: planetary images- best format
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: planetary images- best format

thanks!
by pjwack
Mon May 21, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: planetary images- best format
Replies: 2
Views: 431

planetary images- best format

Is there any advantage to capturing an AVI file versus multiple still frames?
Other than a FITs file, which format best preserves detail?

thanks
by pjwack
Fri May 18, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Plans for SharpCap 3.2
Replies: 25
Views: 4201

Re: Plans for SharpCap 3.2

These are all good adds for livestacking. -would echo the ability for better control the histogram curves -a gradient removal tool would be useful (although finer control over the histogram curves might largely solve for basic viewing purposes) -having a zoom view of the histogram -maybe an alert wh...
by pjwack
Wed May 02, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: Re-Centering
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: Re-Centering

-it's a zwo asi224mc. so the FOV with reducer is .44 degrees.
-i use the smart brain, so exposure varies according to light pollution, but,
2-4 seconds is the range... so when re-centering, some patience is required.
by pjwack
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: Re-Centering
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re-Centering

I thought I'd share a technique I've been using to get longer stacking times. By way of background, I have a Celestron 5se on a wedge and generally do a simple polar alignment (center on polaris). So, given the set-up/equipment, i can get about 5 to 10 minutes before the drift gets too bad. So.. -I ...