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by robrj
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: plate solving
Replies: 10
Views: 2812

Re: plate solving

Hi Robin, what was the problem you found using stellarium scope? Trying to figure out if it's worth the effort. Cheers. I got my Celestron setup working with Stellarium Scope. First, you need ASCOM drivers for your mount. Then install and start up StellariumScope and connect it to your mount. In St...
by robrj
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Ascom driver for Nikon & Canon cameras
Replies: 28
Views: 5596

Ascom driver for Nikon & Canon cameras

There's a user on Cloudynights who posted his opensource ASCOM project for Nikon and Canon DSLRs:
https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/6255 ... non-nikon/
by robrj
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I can't install my license! Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1457

Re: I can't install my license! Help!

I don't know if this would help or not but on another program, I used to add the line "-platform windows:dpiawareness=0" to the shortcut Target block (right click the shortcut, select Properties). So in the Sharpcap shortcut, try adding a space after the .exe and then add "-platform windows:dpiaware...
by robrj
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Alt drifts when making az adjustments and vice versa
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: Alt drifts when making az adjustments and vice versa

I experience this as well with my AVX. For me the solution was to adjust until one reading is about half the other and then switch. So for example, if Alt and Az both showed 4, I would adjust Alt to 2 and then adjust Az and repeat as necessary. If the were vastly different, for example, Alt 8 and Az...
by robrj
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Lagoon Nebula in a 12" Dob
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: Lagoon Nebula in a 12" Dob

Just to clarify, it's BIn 2, so the arcsec/pixel is 1.218. I also have a coma corrector on there which makes the f/ratio 5.1. I updated the original post.
by robrj
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Lagoon Nebula in a 12" Dob
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Lagoon Nebula in a 12" Dob

Here's an image I took last Friday. M8 in a 12" Skywatcher Goto Dob/ASI294MC Pro/Explore Scientific Coma Corrector. 40x8s, Gain 350 (bin 2). Cleaned up wih Startools:

Image
by robrj
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Filter Wheel Profiles
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Filter Wheel Profiles

I have a couple of filter wheel carousels with different filters in them. It'd be nice to have a profile selector like you have with the cameras to allow me to quickly select a different carousel (e.g. narrowband, rgb, 2" filters) rather than having to edit them each time.
by robrj
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: filter wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 1175

Re: filter wheel

I would be thrilled to discover that each wheel can uniquely identify itself to ASCOM simply by plugging in the USB cable, and then using that information to inform SharpCap that filter #1 is Luminance on wheel A, and filter #1 is Hydrogen-Alpha on wheel B, and filter #1 is Johnson/Cousins "V" on w...
by robrj
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: conflict with computer
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: conflict with computer

How long is the usb cable you're using from the hub to the computer? Have you tried different ports on the computer and the hub? Have you tried it through the hub with nothing else attached but the camera? If it works through the hub with nothing else attached, start hooking things up until it fails...
by robrj
Mon May 14, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Plans for SharpCap 3.2
Replies: 25
Views: 4990

Re: Plans for SharpCap 3.2

Hi Davy, one SharpCap can only run one camera, but you can run SharpCap twice without any problems. cheers, Robin Can they both be the same version? So just double click it again and it will bring up another instance? If I remember correctly, in the past it had to be two different major releases (e...