DSLR Camera

Using SharpCap's Polar Alignment feature
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DSLR Camera

Post by Plumbstar » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:04 pm

Does this program support a Nikon D7200?

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Re: DSLR Camera

Post by HC1492 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:21 pm

Hi, sorry but this camera cannot be used with Sharpcap at the moment. We hope to have DSLR support sometime in the next year.

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Re: DSLR Camera

Post by devonshire » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:34 pm

I've done a Polar Alignment with my D5300, using the file monitor camera.
- I created a folder dedicated to Sharpcap PA
- Started Sharpcap w/ the file monitor camera, pointed at that shared folder
- Configured BackYard Nikon to take jpgs and use that shared folder
- Set up a series of 50 or so short shots (15s or so, I think) in BYN and let it run
- Performed Sharpcap PA based on images accumulating in the shared folder
- Shut down the BYN run when done, and returned BYN to normal imaging settings.

It's NOT as fast as using a guide camera/scope, due to a) my main scope being f6 and my guidescope f4, and b) fiddling with reconfiguring BYN, but it worked.

- Bob

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Re: DSLR Camera

Post by admin » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:48 pm

Hi Bob,

neat trick! Great to hear that it works. I wonder if it's possible to get away with shorter exposures (and get a faster update time) if you increase the ISO that you are capturing at and maybe even use a lower resolution so that the transfer from the camera to the PC as faster.

Cheers, Robin

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