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by umasscrew39
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Plate solving using SkySafari
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

Plate solving using SkySafari

I currently control my AP1100 mount using SkySafari to slew and align (sync). Can I use plate solving in SC to confirm where I am at? I tried it last night right before I called it a evening and it looked like it was working but then got 2 errors two different time: 1) too few stars or 2) try loweri...
by umasscrew39
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier 27: A SharpCap-PixInsight Combination
Replies: 10
Views: 2391

Re: Messier 27: A SharpCap-PixInsight Combination

Thanks, Dave. And agree on a new moon image for more details. The hot, humid FL summer is not the time to really do this but the new Optolong duo narrowband filter certainly helps. I'm also hoping that as my SC and PI skills improve, so will the images. I especially like this approach as my scope is...
by umasscrew39
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier 27: A SharpCap-PixInsight Combination
Replies: 10
Views: 2391

Messier 27: A SharpCap-PixInsight Combination

I'm just learning PI but it compliments SC very well in that SC gives great live views and then PI can be used for some post processing. This was taken with a ZWO ASI294 MC cooled camera on a C11" using the new Optolong L-eNhancer filter. Gain was 300 and exposure was 60s. This was a stack of 6...
by umasscrew39
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: SharpCap & PixInsight stacking
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: SharpCap & PixInsight stacking

Thanks much, Robin. Option 1 is first choice but will try both. You probably are aware, but if not, the combination of SC+PI seems to be very popular. I think this combo is especially helpful in areas like mine where I have to deal with LP (Bortle 5) and often below average transparency with average...
by umasscrew39
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: SharpCap & PixInsight stacking
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

SharpCap & PixInsight stacking

Hi I saved my live stacks as they appeared on the screen and then used PI to enhance the color and reduce the noise further. They were not bad but I know that is not really the correct way to do it. So, I have two questions: 1. If I want to stack in SC, what is the best format to save the stack in o...
by umasscrew39
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Problem with colors following sensor analysis
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: Problem with colors following sensor analysis

Thanks, Robin

That worked- back to normal.

Bruce
by umasscrew39
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Problem with colors following sensor analysis
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Problem with colors following sensor analysis

I was using my ASI294MC Pro and it was working fine. I decided to check out the smart histogram but then clicked on the "brain" and the box popped up to do a sensor analysis. I started it but changed my mind and closed out. Unfortunately, changes were made before I realized it, like 27s ex...
by umasscrew39
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Other Cameras
Topic: SX cameras
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: SX cameras

That is great news,

Thanks much, Robin
by umasscrew39
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Other Cameras
Topic: SX cameras
Replies: 2
Views: 912

SX cameras

Hi Robin As a follow-up to some of my previous posts with my SX Trius 814 and UltraStar, do you see a future version of SharpCap being able to handle these cams more efficiently? Biggest issues are freezing and very slow response times. I have ZWO cams and they work fine so I know it is not me using...
by umasscrew39
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Align Frame checkbox
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Align Frame checkbox

HI Robin I realize this is a minor problem in the big scheme of things but the manual states under Live Stacking........ "Controls Group · Align Frames – turn alignment and de-rotation on/off ( default on )......" However, most of the time it is not default on (i.e., unchecked) and I did n...