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by mAnKiNd
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Introduce a pause between frames for cooldown?
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: Introduce a pause between frames for cooldown?

Gotcha, thank you for your reply Robin.
by mAnKiNd
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Introduce a pause between frames for cooldown?
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Introduce a pause between frames for cooldown?

Hi Robin, How does one go about introducing a pause in Sharcpap to help "cool down" and improve noise in an uncooled sensor? Would the 'Frame Rate Limit" function serve this purpose? For example, if one sets their exposures to acquire at 1s (1fps) and then sets their 'Frame Rate Limit' to '1 ever 2 ...
by mAnKiNd
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Using Sharpcap to guide with your Imaging Scope/Camera in PHD2
Replies: 2
Views: 2486

Using Sharpcap to guide with your Imaging Scope/Camera in PHD2

So I think I've just come up with a new way (correct me if I'm wrong) to guide when acquiring high-speed high-gain exposures...with your imaging scope and camera!..I've been thinking about this for a while now but just had some time to test it (indoors) and I think it works ok. I'll try to explain i...
by mAnKiNd
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: DSLR functionality
Replies: 44
Views: 9130

Re: DSLR functionality

+1 for a monitored folder...was thinking of this a while ago as a way to rerun a stack.
by mAnKiNd
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 10/12/14 bit FITS Natural Bit Depth
Replies: 16
Views: 3210

Re: 10/12/14 bit FITS Natural Bit Depth

Cheers for that buddy :)
by mAnKiNd
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 10/12/14 bit FITS Natural Bit Depth
Replies: 16
Views: 3210

Re: 10/12/14 bit FITS Natural Bit Depth

Thank you both for your replies, much appreciated :) Robin, I don't touch the brightness/gamma/contrast controls, so that should be ok then, no? It wouldn't mess up the multiples when dividing back by 16. EDIT: just re-read your post, so the SDK might be doing this anyway hmmm need to know how best ...
by mAnKiNd
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 10/12/14 bit FITS Natural Bit Depth
Replies: 16
Views: 3210

Re: 10/12/14 bit FITS Natural Bit Depth

Maybe I should rephrase my question to this: why stretch to 16-bit?

Cheers
Minos
by mAnKiNd
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 10/12/14 bit FITS Natural Bit Depth
Replies: 16
Views: 3210

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: 1096

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: 1096

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...