All Sky settings

Using SharpCap for other Astro Imaging such as all sky cameras and meteor detection
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dfisherows
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All Sky settings

Post by dfisherows » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:51 pm

Looking for help. I am trying to use SC with a ZWO ASI120MM-S camera with an all sky lens for all sky work. trying to get about 1000 images 20-30 secs each image with a 1 sec interval in between over a 6 hour or so period. I got a really nice one, but it was over 11000 images long and I had to process it in 6 different videos and combine them. Need to be more manageable, but I can't find the right combo and, more likely, need help using the settings correctly. It's driving me crazy. HELP! :roll:

Here is the link to the really nice one made out of 11000 images. you don't have to watch all of it. :lol:

https://youtu.be/CuG6_nBuonk

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Re: All Sky settings

Post by admin » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:55 pm

How about this - set up your 20-30s exposure, then go to 'Start Capture'. In the start capture dialog

* Choose time limit and select a limit of 1:00:00
* Tick 'perform a sequence'
* Set the sequence length to 6 and the interval to 0:00:01

That should record 6 separate videos of 1 hour duration (about 1200-1800 frames) pretty much continuously through the next six hours. If you want a gap between the frames in the video (ie less frames, but without increasing the exposure) use the 'Maximum Frame Rate' control to select 1 frame every 30s or 1 every minute.

cheers,

Robin

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Re: All Sky settings

Post by dfisherows » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:47 pm

That's a start. Thank you.

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