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by celkins
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: PhD2 Dithering Control ETA?
Replies: 13
Views: 3405

Re: PhD2 Dithering Control ETA?

Hi, Robin, further to the above discussions, I've tried to use the Live Stacking approach tonight, and whilst it is an improvement, it just shows up that the PHD interface state machine isn't sufficiently clever: I run 2 instances, controlling 2 cameras; I set one of these to dither, say every 180 s...
by celkins
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: PhD2 Dithering Control ETA?
Replies: 13
Views: 3405

Re: PhD2 Dithering Control ETA?

Yes, clever, but still not "frame oriented": as has been raised before on these forums, if you're running longer exposures, it's frustrating to have to wait one or two subframes to hope that the dither has finished, and then be able to get another usable frame, plus annoying to have to hav...
by celkins
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Feature Request - 'flip type' template
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Feature Request - 'flip type' template

Robin, not sure if this has been requested before, but I'd like to suggest a "Flip Type" template option in the file names section of settings. Since SharpCap saves frames pre-processed by flipping, it would be very handy to be able to indicate this in the filename, otherwise it's not easi...
by celkins
Sun May 19, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SharpCap Plate Solving/Celestron Evolution and Sky Safari
Replies: 7
Views: 1941

Re: SharpCap Plate Solving/Celestron Evolution and Sky Safari

Don, you seem to be missing the point that SkySafari isn’t a Celestron product - it’s from Simulation Curriculum... Celestron licence a simple version of this for “plug & play” users. The reason for the warning to use either hand control OR SkySafari is because only one of them can control the s...
by celkins
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Feature Suggestions
Topic: Request to save all frames with native sensor orientation
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Request to save all frames with native sensor orientation

This has been mentioned in passing, Robin, but I'll start a thread here as a reminder. It would be nice, IMHO, to have all frames saved to disc with native sensor orientation, and only have the flip settings apply to screen display. This would be applied to all frame types; light, dark, flat. I appr...
by celkins
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Folder Monitor Camera and Live Stacking
Replies: 9
Views: 2775

Re: Folder Monitor Camera and Live Stacking

Sorry to chime in, but some thoughts that might help... Hi Robin, Thanks for fast reply! Yes a weird issue. After your testing it sounds like a unique case limited to my setup, so thanks for digging deeper into it! The camera can be managed remotely via HTTP GET and I control it with powershell on w...
by celkins
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Connecting multiple ZWO cameras
Replies: 18
Views: 4344

Re: Connecting multiple ZWO cameras

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I find that things aren't reliable if I connect a camera to the Renesas controller - things like timeouts downloading frames, random hangs...

Carl
by celkins
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Connecting multiple ZWO cameras
Replies: 18
Views: 4344

Re: Connecting multiple ZWO cameras

Really glad to hear that we’ve got you up & running, Bill Guys, I would strongly recommend that disabling power saving should be the first step, not even in debugging, but in normal setup - as it doesn’t produce just a single symptom, but a host of undesirable behaviours that are hard to explain...
by celkins
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Connecting multiple ZWO cameras
Replies: 18
Views: 4344

Re: Connecting multiple ZWO cameras

Robin, Bill,
this rescan can readily be caused by Windows default power management strategy for USB hubs, hence my previous recommendation to disable this “feature” - I, too, wondered why things were repeatedly coming & going, when I obviously hadn’t changed anything...

Cheers,
Carl
by celkins
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Multiple ZWO Cameras
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: Multiple ZWO Cameras

Bill, this sounds like USB chipset compatibility issues, to me - I’ve had this battle - particularly as you note you have only 1 USB3 port, but several USB2s: older chipsets tend to be not very good combined with new USB3 cameras - I’ve found that only the Intel chipset on my motherboard is reliable...