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by poolemarkw
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Polar Alignment Tool - Starting Rotated Degrees
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Polar Alignment Tool - Starting Rotated Degrees

The polar alignment tool first takes a picture of the guide camera view and then you are asked to rotate the right ascension 90 degrees. I always assumed that the first picture had to be taken with the mount at it's index position. Can you you first START with the mount rotated 90 degrees from the i...
by poolemarkw
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame
Replies: 20
Views: 2038

Re: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame

Thanks Robin!! I appreciate your taking the time to get this functionality implemented. This is a huge and very valuable improvement to me.

Mark
by poolemarkw
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame
Replies: 20
Views: 2038

Re: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame

Hi Robin,

Finally got a chance to test it and it's working GREAT for me. I'm doing 2 minute exposures right now and the dither consumed 15 seconds before live stacking continued.

THANKS!!

Mark
by poolemarkw
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame
Replies: 20
Views: 2038

Re: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame

Excellent!! I'll download it and give it a try as soon as we get some clear skies and let you know if I find anything unexpected.

Mark
by poolemarkw
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame
Replies: 20
Views: 2038

Re: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame

Thanks Robin!!
by poolemarkw
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Dithering Costs a Whole Frame
Replies: 20
Views: 2038

Dithering Costs a Whole Frame

Hi Robin, I know that this has been discussed in several different areas but hadn't found it officially logged as a bug. To me it feels more like a bug than a new feature request. For everyone else's benefit, the "issue" is that each time SharpCap performs a dither (through PHD2), it doesn't pause t...
by poolemarkw
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: PhD2 Dithering Control ETA?
Replies: 13
Views: 1972

Re: PhD2 Dithering Control ETA?

+1 Hi Robin, I'd just like to add my support for this request. It's frustrating to lose a whole light frame (often 2+ minutes of exposure time) when the dithering process only takes a few seconds. This becomes very costly (25% lost frames) if I want to dither every fourth frame over a 3-4 hour perio...
by poolemarkw
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Stacking Multiple Stacks?
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Stacking Multiple Stacks?

Excellent, thanks Robin!

Mark
by poolemarkw
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Stacking Multiple Stacks?
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Stacking Multiple Stacks?

Hi Dave, I don't believe that the link that you referred me to answers the question.

thanks,

Mark
by poolemarkw
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Stacking Multiple Stacks?
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Stacking Multiple Stacks?

Does stacking multiple stacks yield the same result as creating one stack of the total number of frames? For example, suppose that I create a live stack of 100 frames tonight and save as a 16-bit FITS file one evening, then create a live stack of 200 frames of the same image on another night. If I t...