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by robrj
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment
Replies: 19
Views: 1723

Re: New to Sharpcap and it's polar alignment

Thanks to both of you for your replies. I did get the program to work, but had to install Astrotortilla et. al. Astrotortilla is only necessary if you're going to plate solve (which is separate from Polar Aligning). If you're going to use Plate Solving, I'd recommend turning the mount on before sta...
by robrj
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Easiest Plate solve program for non-computer guy to set up?
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Easiest Plate solve program for non-computer guy to set up?

I can verify that Astrotortila just has to be installed. It works fine with my setup and Sharpcap.
by robrj
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ASI294MC
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: ASI294MC

M42 was a CN challenge to see how much nebulosity you could capture and still resolve the trapezium.

Here is a processed Flame/Horsehead with Startools and Photoshop:
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by robrj
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ASI294MC
Replies: 3
Views: 880

ASI294MC

Here are some images I took last night w/3.1 beta and the ASI294MC: M45 (34x16s, gain 400): https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/epNfL_UF9bKM_620x0_o_Q2CdQ1.jpg M42 (213x1s, gain 400): https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/hyfK14xAvMrD_620x0_o_Q2CdQ1.jpg M81&M82 (40x16s, gain 400): https://cdn.astrobin.com/thu...
by robrj
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Zoom Feature
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Zoom Feature

I'd like to see a zoom like Starlight Live has. With Starlight Live, you can use the mouse to select a square, which then gets zoomed. A right click with the mouse restores it to the normal view. It's very handy and quick for focusing with a Bahtinov mask as you can just click around the star you're...
by robrj
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Newbie needing help with M31
Replies: 10
Views: 1366

Re: Newbie needing help with M31

As for M110 & M32, I think you'll need a wider field of view, so either a small, fast telescope, a focal reducer or a much larger sensor on your camera. Here is M31/M32/M110 in one image using an Orion 50mm Guidescope. You can see how far away they are (hover your mouse over the image to see them ma...
by robrj
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Newbie needing help with M31
Replies: 10
Views: 1366

Re: Newbie needing help with M31

I get a 404 page not found with your link.
by robrj
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M42 with ASI224MC
Replies: 2
Views: 651

M42 with ASI224MC

Done on a Celestron 130SLT (Alt/Az) and an ASI224MC with Sharpcap Pro 3.1 Beta. The software is performing well for me. Platesolving works great and is super fast (usually less than 10 seconds). My computer is a Intel ComputeStick (2nd gen) 2gb ram/32gb storage with 64gb sd card. (42x8s) Initally ra...
by robrj
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Not Currently Planned
Topic: Android version
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: Android version

by robrj
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Stopping a plate solve
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Stopping a plate solve

How do I stop a plate solve after it's gone too long? It seems to keep running. Clicking the "X" on the notification bar (where it's telling me what index it's using) doesn't seem to stop it, nor does hitting the "Stop" button in the plate solve section. I just keeps running through the indexes. My ...