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by SteveJP
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Another Offset Question
Replies: 76
Views: 10891

Re: Another Offset Question

Hi turfpit Thanks. Your very comprehensive reply deserves a similar reply from me, but it might take me a day or two. Just quickly, I'm not so much as concerned with how to deduce the correct Offset (aka Brightness), as much as trying to figure out why it should be increased with increasing gain. Ie...
by SteveJP
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Another Offset Question
Replies: 76
Views: 10891

Re: Another Offset Question

Hi, I subscribe to Dr. Craig Stark's "Set it and forget it" rule: https://forums.sharpcap.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1163#p5786 You can determine the minimum offset for each setting you use in the comfort of your home. Simply cover the lens, like you are taking darks, and set your fastest exposure ...
by SteveJP
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Capture without multiple histograms
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: Capture without multiple histograms

admin wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:36 pm
Hi Steve,

you can turn the creation of these files on and off from scripting by assigning the appropriate value to

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SharpCap.Settings.CreateCameraSettingsFile
Cheers, Robin
Thanks Robin, that's great.
by SteveJP
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script exit
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Script exit

oopfan wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:55 pm
Try 'return'
Brilliant. Why didn't I think of that ? Too obvious I guess!
Thanks oopfan
by SteveJP
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Capture without multiple histograms
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Capture without multiple histograms

Hi, I'm using SharpCap.SelectedCamera.CaptureSingleFrame() to capture a series of frames, but I get an additional ..CameraSettings.txt file and a histogram file each time. I'd like to limit this to one of each of these files per capture session like the standard capture dialog provides for. Is there...
by SteveJP
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script exit
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Script exit

Hi,
Does anyone know how to exit a script, other than by running off the end that doesn't cause an exception and SharpCap to exit. I''ve tried
quit()
exit()
sys.exit(0)
Thanks
by SteveJP
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap 3.2 crashes on startup
Replies: 3
Views: 571

SharpCap 3.2 crashes on startup

Hi Wondering if anyone else has seen this. On my Win 7 64 bit PC, SharpCap 3.2.5879 crashes immediately after the splash screen display with a message "SharpCap has stopped working" Works fine with SharpCap 3.1 and the same SharpCap 3.2 work well on my Win 10 Notebook. PS Tried to attach SharpCap.dm...
by SteveJP
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Mount Control
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: Mount Control

Thanks Robin. I'll give that a go.
by SteveJP
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Mount Control
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Mount Control

Hi, I pretty new to scripting, but I'm trying to find a way to control the Mount positions (in RA & Dec). The ultimate aim is to write a script that will dither between frames - without the added complexity of PHD2. I can see I can move the mount with the SlewTo() fn Ie SharpCap.Mounts.SelectedMount...
by SteveJP
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: Brightness and Offset
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: Brightness and Offset

Hi Robin, The "Brightness" parameter does have an offset effect, but it's not the same as when the camera is accessed via ASCOM, which of course is pretty common. I can't see how to post images here or I'd post the histograms comparing the effect of brightness with the native driver and offset with ...