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by mAnKiNd
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 10/12/14 bit FITS Natural Bit Depth
Replies: 16
Views: 1973

10/12/14 bit FITS Natural Bit Depth

Hi everyone :) Don't mean to appear clueless, as I have a clue as to why, but I always find it best to ask even obvious questions to ensure I'm on track :) Would someone please point out some quick reasons/scenarios when it would be best to enable this feature vs simply stretching them to 16-bit as ...
by mAnKiNd
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Cloning the author will result in faster updates and implementation of features
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Cloning the author will result in faster updates and implementation of features

...forgot to add that it also controls my 6-position filter wheel beautifully...one slot of which contains a dark filter for shooting darks when needed....ahhh teamviewer from inside is bliss :)
by mAnKiNd
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Cloning the author will result in faster updates and implementation of features
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Cloning the author will result in faster updates and implementation of features

Good question, to me, Sharpcap is my one-stop-shop for simplicity and efficiency. Everything it does for my workflow, is simply brilliant! In short, this is how I use it: 1) Polar Alignment 2) Open planetarium i.e. CDC, slew to object and plate solve with sharpcap 3) Adjust focus (I do most of my fo...
by mAnKiNd
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Cloning the author will result in faster updates and implementation of features
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Cloning the author will result in faster updates and implementation of features

I know buddy, I'm just making light humor of it to somehow raise awareness about your superhuman efforts :) However, I'm still determined to get you duplicated - 'Calvin & Hobbes' style! Don't look at me like that, you suggested it... All the best with striking that balance you speak of, I know it's...
by mAnKiNd
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Cloning the author will result in faster updates and implementation of features
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Cloning the author will result in faster updates and implementation of features

Dear friends, I see a lot of feature suggestions and a recurring underlying response from the author, so here's my light-bulb-moment to a potential solution: Sharpcap is really a fantastic program and has without a doubt revolutionized my own approach to astrophotography, as I continue to abandon "o...
by mAnKiNd
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SharpCap 3.1 Release Candidate available
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

Re: SharpCap 3.1 Release Candidate available

well done buddy :)
by mAnKiNd
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Rosette Nebula | 5x1800s stacks of 30s QHY183C Moon&Skyglow Esprit80 f/5 AVX SC DSS PI PS | 20/01/2018 Minos K
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Rosette Nebula | 5x1800s stacks of 30s QHY183C Moon&Skyglow Esprit80 f/5 AVX SC DSS PI PS | 20/01/2018 Minos K

Shot the Rosette Nebula last night, but I tried something different in SharpCap 3.1.4954.0, I acquired 5x30minute live stacks from 30s unguided exposures (74%) gain and then took those live stacks and stacked them in DSS for further SNR enhancement and sigma clipping of outliers. Very happy with the...
by mAnKiNd
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Unguided dithering
Replies: 15
Views: 1868

Re: Unguided dithering

Totally yes!

:)
by mAnKiNd
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M45 - Pleiades/Seven Sisters | SC 3.1 Livestack 255x30s QHY183C L-PRO Esprit80 f/5 AVX PI PS | 14/01/2018 | Minos K
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

Re: M45 - Pleiades/Seven Sisters | SC 3.1 Livestack 255x30s QHY183C L-PRO Esprit80 f/5 AVX PI PS | 14/01/2018 | Minos K

Thanks guys! Dave, gain would be 36/54 so 67% and offset is 67/255 so 26%, hope this helps someway! Yes, PEC is awesome and the PECtool software with PHD2 used to capture it works well. I would like to do a comparison 30s frame livestack with PEC on and off to see if there is a noticeable effect. It...