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by pjwack
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Plate Solving Hand Control
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Plate Solving Hand Control

Thanks. Switching between the hand control and Plate solver works. To avoid some issues with the hand control alignment options, I found it better to choose my alignment option first and then plug into the hand control.
by pjwack
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Plate Solving Hand Control
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Plate Solving Hand Control

Hi-
I have a celestron mount with USB connection. If I goto a target using the hand control and then adjust the position via sharpcap plate solving, will this work, or does the scope need to be controlled via planeterium software.
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: 577

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: 2195

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: 943

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: 1021

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: 498

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: 498

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: 4705

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: 745

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.