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by pjwack
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Automatic Re-Centering
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Automatic Re-Centering

good idea! BTW- Having just started this hobby a couple years ago, I must say that the live stacking and integrated plate solving are fantastic!!
by pjwack
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Automatic Re-Centering
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Automatic Re-Centering

By way of background, I have a Celestron 5se . As it's not the best mount/weight combo, I'll get a fair amount of drift over 5 minutes. Adding more weight with autoguiding only makes matters worse. So, when the driftgraph shows too much drift, I pause stacking and then use the scope controls to move...
by pjwack
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Plate Solving Hand Control
Replies: 3
Views: 262

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: 262

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: 687

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: 2311

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: 1033

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: 1119

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: 547

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: 547

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