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by poolemarkw
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Re: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame

Thanks Robin!! I appreciate your taking the time to get this functionality implemented. This is a huge and very valuable improvement to me.

Mark
by poolemarkw
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Re: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame

Hi Robin,

Finally got a chance to test it and it's working GREAT for me. I'm doing 2 minute exposures right now and the dither consumed 15 seconds before live stacking continued.

THANKS!!

Mark
by poolemarkw
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Re: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame

Excellent!! I'll download it and give it a try as soon as we get some clear skies and let you know if I find anything unexpected.

Mark
by poolemarkw
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Re: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame

Thanks Robin!!
by poolemarkw
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Dithering Costs a Whole Frame

Hi Robin, I know that this has been discussed in several different areas but hadn't found it officially logged as a bug. To me it feels more like a bug than a new feature request. For everyone else's benefit, the "issue" is that each time SharpCap performs a dither (through PHD2), it doesn't pause t...
by poolemarkw
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: PhD2 Dithering Control ETA?
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: PhD2 Dithering Control ETA?

+1 Hi Robin, I'd just like to add my support for this request. It's frustrating to lose a whole light frame (often 2+ minutes of exposure time) when the dithering process only takes a few seconds. This becomes very costly (25% lost frames) if I want to dither every fourth frame over a 3-4 hour perio...
by poolemarkw
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Stacking Multiple Stacks?
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Stacking Multiple Stacks?

Excellent, thanks Robin!

Mark
by poolemarkw
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Stacking Multiple Stacks?
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Stacking Multiple Stacks?

Hi Dave, I don't believe that the link that you referred me to answers the question.

thanks,

Mark
by poolemarkw
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Stacking Multiple Stacks?
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Stacking Multiple Stacks?

Does stacking multiple stacks yield the same result as creating one stack of the total number of frames? For example, suppose that I create a live stack of 100 frames tonight and save as a 16-bit FITS file one evening, then create a live stack of 200 frames of the same image on another night. If I t...
by poolemarkw
Thu May 30, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Plate solve questions
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Plate solve questions

I'll piggy-back on this thread. I just tried to use the Plate Solving tool last night and kept getting the error: "Plate solve failed - only - 1 stars found. Maybe too few? Try reducing the 'sigma' value in the SharpCap settings....". It was initially set to a value of 50 and I tried lowering the va...