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by bwells
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY168c Gain Scaling question
Replies: 20
Views: 968

Re: QHY168c Gain Scaling question

You may recall that we ran into a dead-end with my QHY165C, which as I understand it, is very close to the QHY168C. In my case, the smart histogram never worked because it would get an exposure level that would not work. https://forums.sharpcap.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1092 Since SharpCap sensor a...
by bwells
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C
Replies: 45
Views: 4437

Re: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C

Excellent. Thank you. I will give this a go and certainly end up better off than I am now. I tried using the BasicCCDParameters script in PixInsight, but I was never sure if it was giving me the data I needed.
by bwells
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Issues with QHY168C
Replies: 35
Views: 2380

Re: Issues with QHY168C

Just one note to add with respect to my 165C. I found if SC set the power level to 255, the camera acted as temperature control was turned off. So if I manually set the power level to something lower than 255, the camera began cooling again and worked correctly. Also, I eventually ended up using EZC...
by bwells
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C
Replies: 45
Views: 4437

Re: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C

Hi Robin I am going to see if the new QHY Driver is any help, but I wrote QHY Support to ask about setting Gain and Offset for the QHY165C and SharpCap after you said you the offset is applied before the gain and you thought they might "fix" this problem in a future driver. They wrote back a very sh...
by bwells
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: using MetaGuide to Dither
Replies: 1
Views: 214

using MetaGuide to Dither

I think you have answered this but I could not find exactly what I am looking for. MetaGuide provides a program that can be run to cause MetaGuide to dither. So, what I need from SharpCap is to be able to run that MetaGuide Dither program once between every frame. Is there a way I run a script in Sh...
by bwells
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Issues with QHY168C
Replies: 35
Views: 2380

Re: Issues with QHY168C

Hi Robin YOu may recall I worked with you last year to try and get my 165C working with SharpCap. I had two problems: One was with the sensor analysis not working and Two was strange behavior with the temperature settings. You said at the time the problems were with the QHY software and not somethin...
by bwells
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Stop or pause capture rarely works
Replies: 9
Views: 1034

Re: Stop or pause capture rarely works

Hi Robin

Yes, exactly! I found that out last night when I was changing some of my settings. Once I unclicked the sequence button, it worked correctly. That was just unexpected behavior but makes sense in hindsight. Thank you!
by bwells
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Stop or pause capture rarely works
Replies: 9
Views: 1034

Re: Stop or pause capture rarely works

I have the same behavior with my QhY165C. With SharpCap 3.1, it worked fine. And even an earlier version of SharpCap 3.2 worked fine. But the last couple of versions behave the same as described above. Stop Capture briefly shows the green bar with "dont wait" and "cancel". The green bar disappears s...
by bwells
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C
Replies: 45
Views: 4437

Re: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C

Robin: Thank you for your help and for trying to make SharpCap Sensor Analysis work for me! I will continue to use SharpCap for all of my imaging needs and maybe eventually, we can revisit this as well. Do you have any recommendations for me when it comes to selecting the best gain and offset for my...
by bwells
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C
Replies: 45
Views: 4437

Re: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C

I am home again for a week, so I thought I would see if any progress had been made to get SharpCap Sensor Analysis to support my QHY165C.

Thanks
Bryan