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Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY 174M GPS and The Transit of Mercury
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: QHY 174M GPS and The Transit of Mercury

Hi, If the filter was covering the objective lens of the telescope then I wouldn't have thought it would have changed the focus position at all. If the filter was somewhere in the light path after the objective lens then it probably would have an effect of no more than one third of the thickness of ...
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Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Plate solving?
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Plate solving?

Hi, When you install AstroTortilla, it asks you about installing the index files for different fields of view – the smaller the field of view you want to cope with the more data needs to be downloaded and installed. If you want to add more index files for smaller scales then I think you can just run...
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Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tandem scope mounts
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Tandem scope mounts

Hi,

All you need to do is put the scope into the more standard home position of +90 declination before starting. Basically point it at the north celestial pole and then work through the steps of capturing images rotating et cetera.

Cheers, Robin
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Orion G-10 or QHY-183 camera, no cooler controls
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Orion G-10 or QHY-183 camera, no cooler controls

Hi, Sorry, this one slipped past me. When you say the camera is supposed to be the same as the qhy camera, does that mean it appears in the QHY camera section of the menu, or are you using it via an Ascom or direct show driver? If you are using a direct show driver then that is the explanation as th...
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Something new in development...
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Something new in development...

Hi Tobias, As I said above, any suggestions of what blocks need to be added to the sequence at all to make the sort of sequence you want to build possible are very welcome at this stage. Since there is already a block that allows you to load a capture profile then it should be fairly easy to set the...
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sensor Analysis Mono Setting
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Sensor Analysis Mono Setting

Hi, That particular camera has a 12 bit sensor (other ZWO models might have 14 or even 16 bit sensors) but SharpCap doesn't know which until it's done the sensor analysis, so it shows a generic option between 8-bit and 16-bit (even though they might not be a full 16 bits of data) Hope this helps, Ro...
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Capture sequence interval = exposure time + remaining time
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Capture sequence interval = exposure time + remaining time

Hi, I can't think of a way to achieve that with the functionality that SharpCap has at the moment except by using the built in python scripting tool. There are lots of posts in the scripting sub forum that discussed people putting together similar scripts to do interval based capture. If you have an...
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Plate solving?
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Plate solving?

Hi, That might be tricky because when you are imaging the planets your field of view tends to be very small, which means there may not be enough stars for the plate solving algorithm to work well. It will turn to be worth a try though... Just tell your planetarium software to go to the planet, then ...
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: How do I launch SharpCap and specify a startup python script
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: How do I launch SharpCap and specify a startup python script

Hi,

Yes, there is a way to do this. Just add these commandline arguments

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/runscript "c:\full\path\to\script.py"
Hope that helps, Robin
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Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY Polemaster camera showing white screen
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: QHY Polemaster camera showing white screen

Hi, please have a look at this thread which discusses the same problem - https://forums.sharpcap.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=1807 This was a problem earlier this year with certain versions of the QHY SDK, but the latest reports I have indicated that it was fixed in the latest versions of the SDK (and henc...