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by sandconp
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Altering Colors of Saturn while Imaging
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Altering Colors of Saturn while Imaging

Thanks Robin. I generally don't mess with those controls but I will give it a try.
by sandconp
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Altering Colors of Saturn while Imaging
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Altering Colors of Saturn while Imaging

I noticed that when I am imaging especially Saturn during the video capture, I get a orange yellowish color. Is there any way in Sharpcap to change the colors while I am doing the video recording before I run the post processing with AS!3 and Registax? I don't seem to have this problem when imaging ...
by sandconp
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Creating Flats with Solar Images
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Creating Flats with Solar Images

Maybe I have the exposure set too high for that flat which will be different from the exposure of the Sun? Should I still use the Flats tool in Sharpcap but tell it not to apply it after creating it?

I am assuming the flats will be a FITS file that I would apply in AS!2?
by sandconp
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Frames Per Second Issue with ZWO Mono Camera
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Frames Per Second Issue with ZWO Mono Camera

Thanks for the responses and that makes sense.
by sandconp
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Creating Flats with Solar Images
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Creating Flats with Solar Images

I am trying to create and apply flats to my solar image. When I create the flats, there is an option which is automatically checked to apply the new flat to my image. I am attaching a snapshot of what I am getting when I apply the flat. What I am doing wrong? Is there a procedure documented somewher...
by sandconp
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Keeping a Planet Aligned while Imaging
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Keeping a Planet Aligned while Imaging

Is there a way to keep a planet 'centered' while taking a video with Sharpcap Pro? I find myself doing small nudges to keep the planet centered before it rolls off of the imaging window.

I know that Firecap has an option 'Align Box' option that keeps it centered.
by sandconp
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Frames Per Second Issue with ZWO Mono Camera
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Frames Per Second Issue with ZWO Mono Camera

I was using my new ZWO 174 MM (mono) camera for the first time on Jupiter and Saturn last night. For some reason, I was only able to get an average of 30 FPS on those two planets. I had the turbo mode on 100 and then I turned it down to 80 and Auto and I got the same result. My images were 640X480 s...
by sandconp
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Live Stacking Issues using New Image Train
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Live Stacking Issues using New Image Train

Robin, I guess I should of used the Smart Histogram to figure out the gain, exposure length and number of exposures. With my Hyperstar, I use a gain of 120 and it sound like I should of least doubled that. That also explains why I had trouble using the Polar Alignment Tool using my new image train. ...
by sandconp
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Live Stacking Issues using New Image Train
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Live Stacking Issues using New Image Train

I have been using Live Stacking for a number of years generally without any issues. I usually use a Hyperstar which gives me a focal ratio of F/1.9. I decided to use a focal reducer and move the camera to the back of the telescope for galaxy season and I noticed that I had trouble getting enough sta...
by sandconp
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Unity Gain
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: Unity Gain

I downloaded the Beta Version and it worked better.

Thanks Robin !