Connect to telescope with folder monitor camera.

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Connect to telescope with folder monitor camera.

Post by sunslayr » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:11 pm

Hi can anyone tell me if its possible to control my ascom telescope in the folder monitor mode of sharp cap? I would like to consolidate my workflow and use the built in sharpcap plate solving feature with my mirrorless camera. Thanks.

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Re: Connect to telescope with folder monitor camera.

Post by admin » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:30 pm

Hi,

Yes, this should be possible. You can connect SharpCap to the Mount, capture a frame using some other camera, and then load it into the folder Monitor camera or the testing camera and plates solve.

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Re: Connect to telescope with folder monitor camera.

Post by sunslayr » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:38 am

That's what I thought, but I can't seem to find a way to sync it to the telescope. When I switch to folder monitor camera the "Scope Controls" tab including its plate solve and sync buttons disappears. The only other thing I can do is a blind plate solve but I'm not sure how to syn it to the mount.

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Re: Connect to telescope with folder monitor camera.

Post by admin » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:01 pm

Ah yes, that makes sense now I think about it. Try using the deep sky test camera instead – that definitely allows you to connect a hardware and you can choose any single frame file that you want to be the image that is used to display. It won't pick up new images arriving in a folder so there's an extra step of browsing for a new frame when you want to change the image being used, but it should work.

Cheers, Robin

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