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by SteveInNZ
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY1274M-GPS LAT data discrepancies
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: QHY1274M-GPS LAT data discrepancies

Direct hit. Thanks.

There's still the little niggle thing of the minimized GPS window sitting on top of the frame progress information if the main screen is maximised.
Thanks for the 16bit information.

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY1274M-GPS LAT data discrepancies
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: QHY1274M-GPS LAT data discrepancies

Thanks Robin. That's nice to get that one solved. I still get rubbish GPS data if the image is set to 16 bit. I haven't seen anyone else mention it so I assume it's specific to my early camera but then I don't know if people are using 16bit mode for timing and they may not have noticed. Could you co...
by SteveInNZ
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY1274M-GPS LAT data discrepancies
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: QHY1274M-GPS LAT data discrepancies

This seems to be a commonly described problem on the Occultation mailing lists. My latitude reported by SharpCap is around 1-2km out. It's also quite unstable. Using your description of the long/lat format, I tried it with QHY's TimeREC program and the decoded position reported is rock solid and is ...
by SteveInNZ
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Implemented Features
Topic: Option to disable sync when platesolving
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Re: Option to disable sync when platesolving

Well, look at that. Just after you go to the effort to add that in, someone on Cloudy Nights points out that you can use the ASCOM mount simulator to achieve the same result with what you already had. Thread (using different tools here) - https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/583218-where-is-my-camera-...
by SteveInNZ
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Implemented Features
Topic: Option to disable sync when platesolving
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Re: Option to disable sync when platesolving

Great. Thanks.

Steve.
by SteveInNZ
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Implemented Features
Topic: Option to disable sync when platesolving
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Re: Option to disable sync when platesolving

Displaying the result in the notification bar would be great. That's way better than the alternative - nothing. Is it possible to link to planetarium software to show the solved position without a physical goto mount in the equation ? I imagine that would be the ideal outcome but it's in the "nice t...
by SteveInNZ
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Implemented Features
Topic: Option to disable sync when platesolving
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Re: Option to disable sync when platesolving

Just showing the result is absolutely useful as the point of plate solving is to find the target. Even if it takes 60 or 120 seconds, that's still better than being totally blind or solving the following day to find you got 5 hours of the sky next your target. There's no reason why that function sho...
by SteveInNZ
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Implemented Features
Topic: Option to disable sync when platesolving
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Re: Option to disable sync when platesolving

Conceptually, why does plate solving require an ASCOM connected mount ? It's power lies in working out where the scope is currently pointing. For non-computer connected mounts, there are other options to move it to the correct position. Just tell me where I'm pointing and I'll take care of the rest....
by SteveInNZ
Wed May 17, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Maximum Field of View
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Re: Maximum Field of View

I use the SharpCap polar alignment function with a Polemaster which has an 11x8 degree field. Being in the Southern hemisphere, I can't see any stars in the pole region when I'm setting up at home. If the pole is within the field of view, SharpCap usually finds it in a few seconds and shows the targ...