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Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Saving settings for EAA - no histogram?
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: Saving settings for EAA - no histogram?

Hi, all the controls in the control area on the right-hand side should be saved with the saving to a capture profile – this includes the adjustments to the strange performed using the mini histogram control on the right-hand side. It doesn't include any adjustments to the stretch performed inside th...
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: All Sky - setup issues
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: All Sky - setup issues

Hi, I use an Altair camera for my all sky system and I have the exposure set on auto with a maximum exposure of 30 seconds. I also have the gain set on auto with the range centre between 1x in 16x (this is about is equivalent to a gain range of 0 to 80 in ZWO units). Those settings get me reasonable...
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: How do I know flats / darks are completed ...and correctly / no errors
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: How do I know flats / darks are completed ...and correctly / no errors

Hi John, now I don't think you're missing something here – this isn't something I'd really considered. If you are taking a flat frame then you can probably tell by the fact that the default behaviour is to start using the flat frame immediately after it's been captured, so if you come back and find ...
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Not able to stack frames into PixInsight BPP Script from Sharpcap
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Not able to stack frames into PixInsight BPP Script from Sharpcap

Hi Conrad, normally I recommend that people create their master dark master flat files in the same processing software that they intend to use to stack the images . That's not to say that you can't use the ones that SharpCap creates inside of pixinsight or some other stacking application and get goo...
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Altair Cameras
Topic: Flip!
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Flip!

Hi, the reason that this is different from camera to camera is that SharpCap doesn't actually provide the functionality to flip the images – the underlying camera software does (at least for some brands of camera). ZWO make the flip functionality available all the time whereas Altair only make it av...
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: Live stacking under 1 minutes
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Live stacking under 1 minutes

Hi,

okay, thanks for the explanation – I will keep the idea in mind. I already have a request to be able to limit by the number of frames rather than the amount of time which would help you I think.

Cheers, Robin
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: Sensor analysis ASI178MC
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Sensor analysis ASI178MC

Hi, are you using the very latest version of SharpCap? I change the way that the illumination set up is done about two or three months ago to make it much less likely that you will get kicked out of the process halfway through because it is too bright or too dim. Basically the new version puts all t...
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: SharpCap and Neximage Burst is dropping all frames but first
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: SharpCap and Neximage Burst is dropping all frames but first

Hi, there is a 'Reset All' button on the alignment tab that will put all the options back to their defaults. I don't think that the streetlight will have a great deal of effect unless it is really brightening the background of your images considerably – it might be worth trying a more star rich targ...
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Vignetting is horrible
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Vignetting is horrible

Hi, are you using darks as well as flats? If not then you really need to as you can get over or under correction when you try to apply flat correction's without a corresponding dark frame. You should also let SharpCap capture bias frames as part of the flat creation process which serves an equivalen...
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: Upgrading QHY 174 GPS Camera Firmware
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Upgrading QHY 174 GPS Camera Firmware

Hi Steve,

did you mean the electrical connections too?

cheers,

Robin