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by admin
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: Cannot connect via ASCOM to QHY163M
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: Cannot connect via ASCOM to QHY163M

Ah, Ok, I think it is a problem with the version of the QHY SDK (qhyccd.dll). SharpCap uses one version, the QHY ASCOM driver looks like it is using a different version. SharpCap's version gets loaded first and the ASCOM driver ends up having to use it and that isn't working properly. I'll give it s...
by admin
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Another SharpCap 2.10 Beta Build Available
Replies: 0
Views: 474

Another SharpCap 2.10 Beta Build Available

I've just uploaded another beta build - 2.10.3649. You can find it in the normal place - http://www.sharpcap.co.uk/sharpcap/downloads/beta-versions . As well as the usual selection of bug fixes, there are some tweaks to polar alignment and support for 'ansvr' (yet another way to have Astrometry.Net ...
by admin
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: dark capture issue
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: dark capture issue

I have a 1600MC equivalent from a different vendor at the moment - just tested with that and it seems to work fine, but it takes quite a long time in the averaging stage, even on a fast PC. I see 'Averaging Captured Dark Frames' for 20s or so before the result appears in the notification bar. On a s...
by admin
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: dark capture issue
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: dark capture issue

Thanks for the report - a quick test just worked for me. Maybe it only happens in some circumstances. What camera, resolution and colour space were you using?

cheers,

Robin
by admin
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: Cannot connect via ASCOM to QHY163M
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: Cannot connect via ASCOM to QHY163M

Hi, Normally the ASCOM connection option is just a fallback in case your camera doesn't support direct control by SharpCap - as that's working for you for your QHY163M you are probably best sticking with that for maximum control and performance of your camera. However... It's always good to investig...
by admin
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: ASI1600mc banding issues (horz)
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: ASI1600mc banding issues (horz)

Hi Clive, what version of SharpCap are you using? The latest 2.9 and 2.10 builds have the newest ZWO code in them, but anything older than that will have older versions of the ZWO camera libraries and that might be a cause. Also, check you have the very latest ZWO drivers as they were updated fairly...
by admin
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Polar Align Reversed Directions
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: Polar Align Reversed Directions

Thanks for getting in touch - the way it is supposed to work is like this * SharpCap knows where the pole is (that's easy - the RA/Dec for a date come straight out of lookup tables) * SharpCap knows the point that the sky appears to rotate around - that's where the RA axis is pointing * It can also ...
by admin
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Camera types
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: Camera types

I'm afraid that SharpCap supports neither of these cameras directly, but there are ASCOM drivers or DirectShow drivers for the cameras then you can use those and SharpCap should then recognize the camera.

cheers,

Robin
by admin
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Troubleshooting Polar Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 4261

Re: Troubleshooting Polar Alignment

Here is an example of a problem in polar alignment caused by too few stars. The image below was taken with a Lodestar X2 mono using 8s exposures by a SharpCap user on CloudyNights. Field_1_Capture_0001.jpg Although stars are visible in this image, they are too dim for SharpCap to spot them without m...
by admin
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: ZWO ASI071 problems
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Re: ZWO ASI071 problems

Thank you Davide, it looks like the correction that I make for the flip status to the bayer pattern is not needed for the 071 - following back through the code it looks like the values you are giving me all end up as RGGB once they have been through the code that corrects for the flip. I will check ...