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by SteveInNZ
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Recommendations on guide scope and camera
Replies: 17
Views: 4779

Re: Recommendations on guide scope and camera

Kia Ora from across the ditch. I use a QHY5L with a 25mm C-mount lens which is the same as the Polemaster (which you may have heard of). I use this to polar align my Star Adventurer and larger mounts/telescopes. I mount the camera/lens on the Star Adventurer and then point it south(ish) which is hal...
by SteveInNZ
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Using a CS lens for polar alignment tool?
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: Using a CS lens for polar alignment tool?

I use a QHY5L (same sensor size) with a 25mm lens which is the same as the Polemaster. Being in the southern hemisphere, we are pointing it into a big dark void so the wide field of view helps a lot. At a dark site, SharpCap solves almost straight away.

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: All sky findescope for manual mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Re: All sky findescope for manual mounts

I'm pretty sure that you can do what the OP is trying to achieve already by using the ASCOM simulated telescope. With Carte du Ciel, you'd tell the simulated telescope to go to say, M42 by putting a (red) finderscope at the location and telling it to slew there. Manually point your scope to the same...
by SteveInNZ
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY183c TEC problems with Sharpcap 3.2
Replies: 25
Views: 5843

Re: QHY183c TEC problems with Sharpcap 3.2

Robin,
I don't have my laptop with me to check versions etc, but I had the same trouble (worked manually but not on auto) with my QHY174 the other night. I know we have the same model so you might want to try your camera just to check.

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SharpCap Timestamp accuracy
Replies: 32
Views: 8347

Re: SharpCap Timestamp accuracy

Would AstroFlashTimer (https://sites.google.com/site/astroflashtimer/home) be of any use to you ? It's intended for occultations and has been tested against the IOTA VTI.

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: SharpCap 3.2 Beta now available
Replies: 39
Views: 11904

Re: SharpCap 3.2 Beta now available

Did command line camera selection make it into 3.2 ?
Is there a historical change log that I could have searched before asking ?

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: Can I have a QHY5LiiM and a QHY5LiiC
Replies: 7
Views: 2107

Can I have a QHY5LiiM and a QHY5LiiC

Can I have two QHY5Lii (either one M and one C or two of the same type) cameras attached and appear as distinct items in SharpCap ?

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: problem with QHY174 GPS
Replies: 14
Views: 4648

Re: problem with QHY174 GPS

I was going to ask if you'd connected the antenna as that would be the response if you hadn't.
Then I remembered that the antenna module that came with my camera wasn't very reliable. I already had another one which I swapped in and it hasn't missed a beat since then.

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: Folder Monitor Camera
Replies: 9
Views: 2792

Re: Folder Monitor Camera

Yes. That seems to work now. Thanks.

I dropped a North pole shot into the polar align function and it solved straight away so Nick might be in luck. I didn't have as much luck with a South pole shot but I wouldn't read anything into that yet. I need to play with it some more.

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: Folder Monitor Camera
Replies: 9
Views: 2792

Folder Monitor Camera

Selecting "Folder Monitor Camera" puts SC into a bit of a death spiral preventing me from sending the error report.
Best I could do is a screen grab. There are 21 of these before it stops.
I've also attached the log file.
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Steve.