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by RMSQueenMary
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Changing Frame Rate
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Changing Frame Rate

Is there a way to change frame rates between 1 frame every 4 seconds to 1 frame every 8 seconds.

I like to do 1 frame every 5 seconds.
by RMSQueenMary
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Polar Alignment Without Polaris
Replies: 12
Views: 1459

Re: Polar Alignment Without Polaris

RMSQueenMary I am at 53 N and kneeling on a hard, damp surface leaning back at 37 degrees is not my idea of a good time. To help with comfort I made one of these http://www.stark-labs.com/craig/lybar/lybar.html . I made the mark 2 so I have 12", 16" and 20" heights - mine is glued (Gorilla glue) an...
by RMSQueenMary
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Polar Alignment Without Polaris
Replies: 12
Views: 1459

Re: Polar Alignment Without Polaris

What mount do you have? I used to own a Celestron CG5 and now have a Celestron AVX equatorial mount. These mounts have a facility called All Star Polar Align (ASPA). I have used this to good effect. ASPA works by allowing the user to select any star in the sky and use that in combination with the A...
by RMSQueenMary
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: astrometry.net website problem
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: astrometry.net website problem

I have had trouble with Astrometry. I can clearly see the object, but for some reason it does annotate them.

I wonder if there are other sites like Astrometry. The reason I ask is because Astrometery have Messier, NGC, IC, and Abell, but not UGC, MCG, PGC, CGCG, etc.
by RMSQueenMary
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: Live Stacking With Full Moon In The Sky
Replies: 8
Views: 1122

Re: Live Stacking With Full Moon In The Sky

I did some video astronomy with a near Full Moon. I was able to live stack with no problems. Fiddling around with the curves and color balance helps a lot. Also, if you go black and white and use a deep red filter, it cuts through the light pollution. 8-) :twisted: :lol:
by RMSQueenMary
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: Live Stack: lot of Frames Ignored
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Live Stack: lot of Frames Ignored

I had a similar problem. I lower the frame rate. That helps for me.
by RMSQueenMary
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: [SOLVED] SharpCap.exe-Configuration Parser Error
Replies: 19
Views: 1511

Re: [SOLVED] SharpCap.exe-Configuration Parser Error

Good to hear you have it working but a shame it took such extreme measures. We did (I think) look at the content of your copy of that file some time back and it seemed to have the correct content. I still suspect that something was blocking access to the file, but it was not obvious quite what. che...
by RMSQueenMary
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: Live Stacking With Full Moon In The Sky
Replies: 8
Views: 1122

Re: Live Stacking With Full Moon In The Sky

I did some starwatching last night. I was able to use live stack with no problems in star rich areas of Cassiopeia and Cygnus. I tried live stacking on NGC 253, M33, Helix Nebula, and Abell 262 and it did not stack. There were stars clearly visible. Some are closer to the horizon and the seeing was ...
by RMSQueenMary
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: [SOLVED] SharpCap.exe-Configuration Parser Error
Replies: 19
Views: 1511

Re: [SOLVED] SharpCap.exe-Configuration Parser Error

I had to re-install Windows 10 and now SharpCap works again.

Probably the machine.config file was corrupted.