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by mAnKiNd
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: NGC 5394/5395 will challenge you
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: NGC 5394/5395 will challenge you

Nice one Brian!
by mAnKiNd
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Can a script pickup the polar alignment data?
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Can a script pickup the polar alignment data?

Hey Robin, Thank you for your reply! I'm attempting to build an automatic polar alignment kit for my mount using 4 servo motors. The idea is to use the data from the polar alignment tool in sharpcap to automatically drive the servos which will align my mount for me. I have been dreaming of a motori...
by mAnKiNd
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Saving Idividual Frames
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Saving Idividual Frames

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by mAnKiNd
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Saving Idividual Frames
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Saving Idividual Frames

Cheers Robin, I for one would greatly welcome a "save only stacked frames" options, as I find the FWHM and brightness filters a powerful utility, the former of which I tend to tweak and fine-tune during live stacking and the latter left on auto to reject cloudy frames. This filtering advantage is lo...
by mAnKiNd
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Saving Idividual Frames
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Saving Idividual Frames

As a parenthesis, there seems to be a discrepancy in the documentation here: http://docs.sharpcap.co.uk/3.2/16_LiveStacking.htm And here: https://docs.sharpcap.co.uk/3.2/#The%20Live%20Stacking%20User%20Interface "Save Individual Frames – when enabled save each frame as a separate file (FITS/PNG). No...
by mAnKiNd
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Green predominance
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Green predominance

To add to Robin's response, I tested some light pollution filters that selectively interfere with certain "offensive" wavelengths, in order to see if there was a filter that could mitigate the green cast and render a more neutral white balance during acquisition. Although my findings are not compreh...
by mAnKiNd
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: FWHM in filename
Replies: 0
Views: 867

FWHM in filename

Dear Robin, Live Stack mode can measure (and filter) the FWHM in each frame. You can see those values under the alignment and FWHM tabs. If it were possible to write that value in the filenaming nomenclature, amongst other uses, one could for example place the FWHM value first in the filename and th...
by mAnKiNd
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Increase Dither Maximum Settle Time
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Increase Dither Maximum Settle Time

Thanks, much obliged! :)

I hope 120 seconds is sufficient, I'll give you feedback as I suspect there might be mounts that need even longer. Might be worth giving it a much higher ceiling, but I'll report back on how I get on with it.

Best,
Minos
by mAnKiNd
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Increase Dither Maximum Settle Time
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Increase Dither Maximum Settle Time

Dear Robin, During Live Stacking, I employ aggressive dithers that when coupled with my badly backlashed mount, some dithers can require longer than 60 seconds (the limit) to settle to acceptable, non-trailing thresholds. This means that sometimes the subsequent individual saved frame has a chance o...