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by SteveJP
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Another Offset Question
Replies: 76
Views: 15176

Re: Another Offset Question

Hi Dave, This is an example of the SharpCap Histogram plotted vs the FITS Liberator - ASI071MC Pro - 1ms exposure, Gain=90, Off=50 (Dark frame) You can see from the mean/median, they represent the same data, but although the FITS Liberator has a lot of extra data, but the min and max histogram data ...
by SteveJP
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Anomaly with RestartPreview command
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Anomaly with RestartPreview command

Hi, I am experiencing an anomaly when using the "SharpCap.SelectedCamera.RestartPreview()" command. I have a script that moves the mount every once in a while for dithering purposes, but of course the previews continue to run. Whilst I wait until the mount has stopped moving before grabbing the fram...
by SteveJP
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Another Offset Question
Replies: 76
Views: 15176

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: 15176

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: 973

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: 950

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: 973

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: 950

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: 841

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: 1198

Re: Mount Control

Thanks Robin. I'll give that a go.