Search found 162 matches

by BlackWikkett
Fri May 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SharpCap Plate Solving/Celestron Evolution and Sky Safari
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: SharpCap Plate Solving/Celestron Evolution and Sky Safari

Check epoch settings in the mount and Sky Safari. This needs to be same for both. Example if your mount is J2000 then Sky Safari needs to use J2000.
by BlackWikkett
Sat May 11, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: PC won't recognise ASI120MC?
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: PC won't recognise ASI120MC?

I've seen this issue in the past on some of my computers. This was due to the camera being plugged into USB 3. When I plugged the camera into USB 2 it worked fine. Just to complicate this, on a different computer the camera works fine on USB 3. This camera has been around since 2012 and I think some...
by BlackWikkett
Sat May 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Seonsor Analysis wont finish on QHY183C
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Seonsor Analysis wont finish on QHY183C

What are you using as a light source? I've used LED tracing panel successfully for sensor analysis. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M26S3VY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Used this panel along with a T-shirt to defuse the light to create flats. Use the panel on lowest brightne...
by BlackWikkett
Sat May 11, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Seonsor Analysis wont finish on QHY183C
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Seonsor Analysis wont finish on QHY183C

Not sure if this is relevant but I notice you are using ROI and then using the selection tool. This makes the amount of pixels inside the selection area very small. Try using the camera full resolution and then use the selection tool.
by BlackWikkett
Wed May 08, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Altair Cameras
Topic: 183C live stacking issue
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: 183C live stacking issue

Your initial post you mention that Altair thinks this to be a software issue. Obviously in this case you're using SharpCap but have you tried Altair's own capture software? It would be interesting to see the results using AltairCapture http://cameras.altairastro.com/ If you get similar results this ...
by BlackWikkett
Wed May 08, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Camera or Pro License Problem??
Replies: 21
Views: 190

Re: Camera or Pro License Problem??

In the Live Stack window below the display is Align Frames checked? Are you guiding?
by BlackWikkett
Sat May 04, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Click to Slew
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Click to Slew

This feature suggestion got me thinking "Identification using plate solving" https://forums.sharpcap.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1617 With SharpCap able to interact with astrometry.net via a plate solver could we at some point be able to click inside an image and slew the mount mount to center on the...
by BlackWikkett
Fri May 03, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Identification using plate solving
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: Identification using plate solving

Didn't even see who posted this and just gave the option of astrometry.net I think what your asking is a way to show astrometry.net annotations on on the SharpCap display. That would definitely be an awesome feature.
by BlackWikkett
Fri May 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Identification using plate solving
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: Identification using plate solving

If you're Live Stacking just save as seen and upload here http://nova.astrometry.net/upload The site will blind solve your image and annotate. If not live stacking upload a single frame works just as well.
by BlackWikkett
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Live Stack 4/22 to 4/27
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Live Stack 4/22 to 4/27

Thanks Dave. I've found that 60 sec 300 gain and 4 brightness offset to be a sweet spot for my skies, filter and the ASI294. Since I usually broadcast while I'm imaging I try to keep to these settings. I tend to stick to an object for around 30 min then move on. Since the broadcasts are interactive ...