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Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Exoplanet HAT-P-5 b
Replies: 8
Views: 102

Re: Exoplanet HAT-P-5 b

Hi Brian,

Once again a fabulous observation and the fascinating piece of writing about it. The immediate question that comes to my mind when reading about your problems with full well depth is : why not just defocus slightly to spread the light of the star over more pixels?

Cheers, Robin
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Polar alignment - finder scope vs guide scope
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Polar alignment - finder scope vs guide scope

Hi, Perhaps a poor choice of wording – the typical telescope of choice for this is a 200 mm focal length finder/guider scope with a typical guiding camera (ZWO120/Altair GPCam/QHY5LII) connected to it. This combination gives a field-of-view of just over 1° in the horizontal by a little under 1° in t...
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Dithering or Sigma Clipping not working?
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: Dithering or Sigma Clipping not working?

Hi,

Glad to hear that that sorted the problem for you :-)

Cheers, Robin
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Quick Capture
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Quick Capture

Hi, If you use the time-limited options in quick capture then SharpCap should basically behave as though you would press the start capture button and then waited for the amount of time and then press the stop capture button. If your exposure is one second you might expect to get 60 frames from 60s q...
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Live Stack not saving in correct folder
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Live Stack not saving in correct folder

Hi Chris, I think it's the exact details about steps for five and six that are the key here – which way you stop live stacking (do you close the live stacking area, press pause or do something else?), Exactly what you do when you enter the new name and how you restart the stacking afterwards. I've t...
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Question on manually altering white balance
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Question on manually altering white balance

Hi, I think to be honest that the differences that will be made to the final image by the different approaches are pretty small – that's why you will find many people who have managed to produce excellent images using different approaches and are therefore happy to explain online that their approach...
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Sun May 31, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Captures lost
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Captures lost

Hi, Sorry to hear that you have had capture files go missing. The first thing that springs to mind was to wonder whether your hard disk was very nearly full – there could be situations where the disc was too full to write the capture file but the small settings file could be written. However if this...
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Sun May 31, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: Two QHY cameras -- Sharpcap only sees one
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Two QHY cameras -- Sharpcap only sees one

Hi,

If you plug in only one camera at a time, can you get both to work correctly? In other words to SharpCap only have this problem when both are plugged in at once?

Thanks, Robin
by admin
Sun May 31, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Altair Cameras
Topic: AA1600 Hypercam BIN2
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: AA1600 Hypercam BIN2

Hi,

Yes, it should be easy enough to round down the resolution values if they turn out to be odd rather than even once the binning has been applied. Thanks for reporting this.

Cheers, Robin
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Sun May 31, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Focuser
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Focuser

Hi,

My experience of using the Pegasus controller was that I just connected to it in SharpCap. If that doesn't work then I guess that you will have to close down the Pegasus application to free up the controller for SharpCap to connect.


Cheers, Robin