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Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Stacking Multiple Stacks?
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Stacking Multiple Stacks?

Hi, If all your stacks are the same length then the answer is yes. If your stacks are different lengths then I suspect it may be hard to persuade deep sky stacker to give additional weight to the longer stacks in the way that it should, which will mean that some of the additional detail that should ...
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Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Auto focus go to best position overshoot amount
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Auto focus go to best position overshoot amount

Hi, if your critical focus zone is 80 µm wide and you are at 0.25 µm per step in a movement of 100 to 200 steps per measurement point would probably be reasonable as it would get you at least one probably to measurement points in the optimum zone. You may need to go to a larger number of steps if th...
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: How do I get better images with the SVBONY SV105 Camera?
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: How do I get better images with the SVBONY SV105 Camera?

Hi, I have split your post off into a new thread that can start a discussion about how best to use the SV 105 camera. It would help if you could post a screenshot showing the controls that you have available in the control panel on the right-hand side as I'm not sure if any forum members have that m...
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: QHY5III290 good . . .QHY183M bad
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: QHY5III290 good . . .QHY183M bad

Hi, Does your 183 camera give you a USB speed control in the control panel on the right-hand side? If it does then try adjusting that control and see if you can find a value that gives you better performance. Note that you will only see that control if you choose the option under the 'qhy cameras' h...
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Trailing/Drifting Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Trailing/Drifting Stars

Hi, I think the reason that this happens is that aligning is unavailable if you end up using a raw image mode from the camera and you have unselected the debayering option in the Control Panel on the right-hand side. When SharpCap detects this condition it turns off aligning automatically (because t...
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Live Stack with Flat Frame Bug?
Replies: 53
Views: 3967

Re: Live Stack with Flat Frame Bug?

Hi, By default, SharpCap will reload your settings from the last time you use the camera. However by holding the control key down while the cameras opening can disable this behaviour to reset the camera to its default settings as specified by the manufacturer. See https://docs.sharpcap.co.uk/3.2/#Au...
by admin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Issues with QHY168C
Replies: 35
Views: 1505

Re: Issues with QHY168C

Hi Joe,

That's great news! I suspect you are right to guess that the initial crash was caused by settings saved from the previous version that may be are no longer appropriate to the new update of the camera software. Looking forward to seeing your Astro images!

Cheers, Robin
by admin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: QHY5III290 good . . .QHY183M bad
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: QHY5III290 good . . .QHY183M bad

For this sort of test I'd recommend using the software created by the camera manufacturer. I think that qhy make something called 'EZ planetary' or similar. Another option would be to install the Ascom platform and the qhy Ascom driver for your camera and see if that gives any better results (you ca...
by admin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Strange behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Strange behaviour

Hi, I think it's to do with the fact that you are using the WebCam driver for that camera. Some WebCam drivers give images that are upside down for some reason and I'm guessing that this is one of those cameras. It looks like the old version of SharpCap doesn't deal with that situation and therefore...
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Auto focus go to best position overshoot amount
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Auto focus go to best position overshoot amount

I'm told that not buying any new kit is the only thing that has any influence on the getting the clouds to go away. :-)

Cheers, Robin