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Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M31 - my first attempt with Sharpcap and QHY163M - I'm a fan!
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: M31 - my first attempt with Sharpcap and QHY163M - I'm a fan!

Hi Ram, my take is that the first is a much better treatment of the galaxy (very good for 30min exposure time), but the stars are over bright and a bit of a distraction - not sure if that's something from the live stack or from the post-processing, but it might be worth seeing if you can find a way ...
by admin
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Images Deleted
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Images Deleted

Hi Graham, Ian at Altair Astro passed on your issue to me earlier today and I had a look at the code and did indeed find a bug with the use of the 'Delete Last Capture' option in the 'Capture' menu which could cause a whole folder of captures to be deleted if it was used after taking multiple snapsh...
by admin
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Implemented Features
Topic: Option to disable sync when platesolving
Replies: 10
Views: 1673

Re: Option to disable sync when platesolving

Hi Steve, this would work as long as you set the simulator mount to within 15 degrees of the real position before plate solving - that's because SharpCap passes a maximum radius of 15 degrees for the search area when plate solving from the mount 'GPS' button. The new code I wrote the other day does ...
by admin
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Raw8 Frames
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

Re: Raw8 Frames

Hi Larry,

DSS has a tendency to make colour images look monochrome even when they aren't - there's a saturation adjustment somewhere - try increasing that a lot to see if it's really in colour but just not very much colour!

cheers,

Robin
by admin
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M31 - my first attempt with Sharpcap and QHY163M - I'm a fan!
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: M31 - my first attempt with Sharpcap and QHY163M - I'm a fan!

Hi Ram,

looks excellent for a first go. Did you use the gamma slider in the live stacking to enhance the faint details?

cheers,

Robin
by admin
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Implemented Features
Topic: Option to disable sync when platesolving
Replies: 10
Views: 1673

Re: Option to disable sync when platesolving

Good timing - I was looking for a nice simple feature to do this evening, so that is done now for version 3.1

cheers,

Robin
by admin
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Raw8 Frames
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

Re: Raw8 Frames

Hi Larry, DSS for some reason only has the option to debayer on 16 bit images. Registax is a mysterious world all of its own! What I'd recommend is using the brilliant 'Pipp' application ( https://sites.google.com/site/astropipp/downloads ) to convert your raw frames to RGB before processing if you ...
by admin
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Implemented Features
Topic: Option to disable sync when platesolving
Replies: 10
Views: 1673

Re: Option to disable sync when platesolving

Well, putting in a menu item to run the platesolve is easy, the question is... what should happen to the results when they are found. Displaying them in the notification bar is another easy one, but you can't do much from there except write them down. Hmm - I could put a 'Copy' or 'Save' button on t...
by admin
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Implemented Features
Topic: Option to disable sync when platesolving
Replies: 10
Views: 1673

Re: Option to disable sync when platesolving

Hi Steve, it doesn't really require a mount, but without a mount you have to do a blind solve over the whole area of the sky - this can easily take 60s or more. With a mount connected you know roughly where you are pointing, so the solve can be made much quicker (usually 5-15s) because it searches o...
by admin
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Noisy image QHY5LII-C
Replies: 15
Views: 1722

Re: Noisy image QHY5LII-C

Hi,

could you post a screenshot of the problem so I can see what sort of noise you are getting and also see what values you have for various controls. A pair of screenshots (one for 2.8 and one for 3.0) would be great to compare.

thanks,

Robin