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by devonshire
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Folder Monitor Camera error
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: Folder Monitor Camera error

Heh :-)

Or... since my current license expires in a couple of months, I could make it go away by just renewing -> unrestricted, right?

- Bob
by devonshire
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Folder Monitor Camera error
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Folder Monitor Camera error

Win 7 SP1, SharpCap 3.2.5844, Pro License, w/Altair Camera restriction Go Camera > Folder Monitor Camera >> Errors out, as shown in screencap. I'm also unable to see where to configure the Folder. Question: Is this a real bug, or am I just bumping into a license restriction that looks like a bug? Th...
by devonshire
Wed May 02, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: DSLR functionality
Replies: 44
Views: 6656

Re: DSLR functionality

Robin, I'm using Sharpcap for PA and Backyard Nikon for my D5300. Yesterday, I (finally) got Astrotortilla (v8) integrated with BYN. Worked like a champ for plate solving and centering my mount last night. The config to do that was easy, and Astro* just asks for a picture and solves after it's deliv...
by devonshire
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?
Replies: 13
Views: 2359

Re: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?

Yes, I still have some, at 10, 20, 30 seconds. They're too large to attach as-is, though.
I can shrink them if you're ok with the loss of detail, but not sure what size to target to pass your attachment limit.
by devonshire
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?
Replies: 13
Views: 2359

Re: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?

Hi Robin, I was able to give this a brief try a couple of days ago. Had to break off due to an unrelated mount issue, but I think I learned enough to give this a 'no-go'. There wasn't a problem passing images from the D5300 to Sharpcap via Sparkocam. Yes, a little clumsy, but doable for this purpose...
by devonshire
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?
Replies: 13
Views: 2359

Re: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?

Robin, It's more a case of what I have to work with, than what I want :-) I did look up a demo on youtube to better understand what you were saying about live guidance. I also took a look at Themos's work on the thread you linked, and over at github. It does look similarly 'manual' as what I've foun...
by devonshire
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?
Replies: 13
Views: 2359

Re: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?

Robin, So far, so good, on a daytime integration test, with a neighbor's tree as a target and trialware for both. I am able to control the D5300's ISO, exposure, and within limits, the image size with Sparkocam and display shots manually in its preview pane. So far, a multi-second image doesn't look...
by devonshire
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?
Replies: 13
Views: 2359

Re: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?

Well, (pending a clear sky), I'll set up a test and let you know how it goes. :-)
by devonshire
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?
Replies: 13
Views: 2359

Re: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?

Thanks, Robin!

It looks like Sparkocam has quite a bit of control over the camera, so perhaps yes to your questions - but what about FOV?
Is mine large enough for you to solve with?
by devonshire
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?
Replies: 13
Views: 2359

Sharpcap + Sparkocam + Nikon D5300?

Hi! I'm trying to figure out whether it's practical to use SharpCap for my polar alignment, without a guidescope. I'm using a 102mm refractor with a Nikon D5300. I understand from other sites, that Sparkocam can be used to make my DSLR appear to Sharpcap as a webcam. Is this correct? If so, then pre...