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by saguaro
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: "Auto Color Balance from Star Colors" button inoperative if Live Stacking is paused
Replies: 1
Views: 61

"Auto Color Balance from Star Colors" button inoperative if Live Stacking is paused

The "Auto Color Balance from Star Colors" button doesn't work if Live Stacking is paused. I can click it but nothing happens. When live stacking is paused, I can "reset" the Auto Color Balance and I can do an Auto Color Balance from Histogram peaks. But clicking the "Auto Color Balance from Star Col...
by saguaro
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: White balance and master darks
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: White balance and master darks

Thanks for the explanation! I know you recommend just leaving the R and B sliders at 50/50 and doing all color balancing using the live stacking color sliders. And that means using a matching master dark with 50/50 for the R and B sliders as well. When I use this method, I either get a background wi...
by saguaro
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: White balance and master darks
Replies: 2
Views: 180

White balance and master darks

With my ZWO 385MC and my 1600MC-Cool cameras I have always used 50/50 for R and B (under Image Controls) when creating my master darks in SharpCap. However, my live stacked images always had a greenish cast to them that I could not balance out using the live stacking color sliders. When I create my ...
by saguaro
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Software solution for Cone Error?
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Software solution for Cone Error?

Hi Bruce, The next version of Astro-Physics hand control firmware is supposed to have a new feature that allows cone error correction to be saved so that your AP mount will automatically correct for cone error. I agree that shimming a heavy OTA like yours or my 14Edge is a pain. I saw this new featu...
by saguaro
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Collimation Aid for SCTs
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: Collimation Aid for SCTs

I’ve used GoldFocus with SharpCap for my SCT collimation and don’t have any issues.
by saguaro
Tue May 14, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: How to get rid of 'unusable' frame
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: How to get rid of 'unusable' frame

I'm sure others will chime in but what immediately comes to mind is that if you use the live stacking algorithm "Sigma Clipping" instead of the default, the sigma clipping will help exclude unwanted artifacts like satellite or airplane trails from the stacked image. Sigma Clipping is only available ...
by saguaro
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: Secondary Live View Window
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Secondary Live View Window

Just be aware that with Two Monitor View, your inside monitor won’t include the live stacking image, since it’s only displayed on the second monitor and not on both at the same time. I’ve requested this as a feature enhancement, but until then see my workaround here: https://forums.sharpcap.co.uk/vi...
by saguaro
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Dealing with vignetting
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

Re: Dealing with vignetting

Wikkett,

Thanks for the great tips. You and Don have been very helpful in sharing how to get the best results with 294 flats. Anyone who's using a 294 with Hyperstar and SC live stacking will especially benefit from this info.
by saguaro
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Dealing with vignetting
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

Re: Dealing with vignetting

Dave, I'd like to learn more about your experience using a master flat with your 294 and Hyperstar. I used a friend's new 294 a couple of nights ago with my C14 Hyperstar. We had issues with the flats created by SC. With my 1600MC-C camera, I get good results when creating a mono flat with bias subt...
by saguaro
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Dealing with vignetting
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

Re: Dealing with vignetting

Dave, Thanks for sharing your experiences with creating and using flats with your Hyperstar, both here and on Cloudy Nights. I went through a similar learning experience when I first got my Hyperstar. I’m sure your experiences will help others! SharpCap Pro live stacking and Hyperstar are a match ma...