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by RMSQueenMary
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: No Brightness And Contrast Slider Under Image Controls With Altair GPCAM3 385C
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: No Brightness And Contrast Slider Under Image Controls With Altair GPCAM3 385C

Hi, Usually, I'd consider it a good thing that these controls are unavailable as the contrast and gamma controls can potentially reduce the fidelity of the data that you capture by applying digital manipulation to the image data before it gets given to SharpCap. These controls are not available for...
by RMSQueenMary
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: unguided galaxies
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: unguided galaxies

Looks good. 8-)
by RMSQueenMary
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: No Brightness And Contrast Slider Under Image Controls With Altair GPCAM3 385C
Replies: 2
Views: 155

No Brightness And Contrast Slider Under Image Controls With Altair GPCAM3 385C

I use Altair GPCAM3 385C and there is no brightness, contrast, and gamma slider under Image Controls.

Is there a way to access them?
by RMSQueenMary
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Changing Frame Rate
Replies: 1
Views: 138

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: 1839

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: 1839

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: 743

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: 1272

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: 767

Re: Live Stack: lot of Frames Ignored

I had a similar problem. I lower the frame rate. That helps for me.