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Histogram failure

Post by Topographic » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:41 am

version 3.2.6248.0
ZWO 183mc-Pro
Windows 10
log

Info: 11:27:52.7674075 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Program.Main() :: Starting...
Info: 11:27:53.7984395 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Program.SetupNBUG() :: Setting up bug reporting.
Info: 11:27:53.8296876 Thread:#1 SharpCap.LogSystemInfo.Run() :: Starting thread to log system info
Info: 11:27:53.8452694 Thread:LogInfo Thread#9 SharpCap.LogSystemInfo.ThreadProc() :: SharpCap Version 3.2.6248.0
Info: 11:27:53.8452694 Thread:LogInfo Thread#9 SharpCap.LogSystemInfo.ThreadProc() :: GC Memory 119Mb
Info: 11:27:53.8452694 Thread:LogInfo Thread#9 SharpCap.LogSystemInfo.ThreadProc() :: Process Memory 154Mb
Info: 11:27:53.8452694 Thread:LogInfo Thread#9 SharpCap.LogSystemInfo.ThreadProc() :: Total Physical Memory 16195Mb
Info: 11:27:53.8452694 Thread:LogInfo Thread#9 SharpCap.LogSystemInfo.ThreadProc() :: Available Physical Memory 11206Mb
Info: 11:27:53.9343293 Thread:LogInfo Thread#9 SharpCap.LogSystemInfo.ThreadProc() :: Operating System : Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Info: 11:27:53.9499502 Thread:LogInfo Thread#9 SharpCap.LogSystemInfo.ThreadProc() :: Full OS Version 10.0.18363
Info: 11:27:53.9499502 Thread:LogInfo Thread#9 SharpCap.LogSystemInfo.ThreadProc() :: OS is 64 bit, SharpCap is 32 bit.
Info: 11:27:54.5748149 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Program.RunApp(Boolean showSplash) :: Setting up application
Info: 11:27:54.5748149 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Program.RunApp(Boolean showSplash) :: Initializing WPF
Debug: 11:27:54.6529489 Thread:#1 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm..ctor() :: Started
Info: 11:27:55.0434803 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProvider() :: Added device enumerator of type BaslerDeviceEnumerator
Info: 11:27:55.0434803 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProvider() :: Added device enumerator of type QHYDeviceEnumerator
Info: 11:27:55.0434803 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProvider() :: Added device enumerator of type ASIDeviceEnumerator
Info: 11:27:55.0434803 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProvider() :: Added device enumerator of type AltairDeviceEnumerator
Info: 11:27:55.1215507 Thread:LogInfo Thread#9 SharpCap.LogSystemInfo.ThreadProc() :: CPU : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8265U CPU @ 1.60GHz with 8 cores.
Info: 11:27:55.1371738 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProvider() :: Added device enumerator of type PointGreyDeviceEnumerator
Info: 11:27:55.1371738 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProvider() :: Added device enumerator of type SxDeviceEnumerator
Info: 11:27:55.1371738 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) :: Probing for camera providers : C:\Program Files (x86)\SharpCap 3.2\SharpCap.Cameras.Altair.dll
Info: 11:27:55.1371738 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) :: Probing for camera providers : C:\Program Files (x86)\SharpCap 3.2\SharpCap.Cameras.ASCOMCamera.dll
Info: 11:27:55.1371738 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) :: Probing for camera providers : C:\Program Files (x86)\SharpCap 3.2\SharpCap.Cameras.ASI.dll
Info: 11:27:55.1371738 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) :: Probing for camera providers : C:\Program Files (x86)\SharpCap 3.2\SharpCap.Cameras.Atik.dll
Info: 11:27:55.1371738 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) :: Probing for camera providers : C:\Program Files (x86)\SharpCap 3.2\SharpCap.Cameras.Basler.dll
Info: 11:27:55.1371738 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) :: Probing for camera providers : C:\Program Files (x86)\SharpCap 3.2\SharpCap.Cameras.Celestron.dll
Info: 11:27:55.1684158 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) :: Probing for camera providers : C:\Program Files (x86)\SharpCap 3.2\SharpCap.Cameras.DS3.dll
Info: 11:27:55.1684158 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) :: Probing for camera providers : C:\Program Files (x86)\SharpCap 3.2\SharpCap.Cameras.Fake.dll
Info: 11:27:55.1684158 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) :: Probing for camera providers : C:\Program Files (x86)\SharpCap 3.2\SharpCap.Cameras.INova.dll
Info: 11:27:55.1996575 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) :: Probing for camera providers : C:\Program Files (x86)\SharpCap 3.2\SharpCap.Cameras.Moravian.dll
Info: 11:27:55.1996575 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) :: Probing for camera providers : C:\Program Files (x86)\SharpCap 3.2\SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.dll
Info: 11:27:55.1996575 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) :: Probing for camera providers : C:\Program Files (x86)\SharpCap 3.2\SharpCap.Cameras.PointGrey.dll
Info: 11:27:55.1996575 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) :: Probing for camera providers : C:\Program Files (x86)\SharpCap 3.2\SharpCap.Cameras.QHY.dll
Info: 11:27:55.1996575 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) :: Probing for camera providers : C:\Program Files (x86)\SharpCap 3.2\SharpCap.Cameras.SVBony.dll
Info: 11:27:55.1996575 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) :: Probing for camera providers : C:\Program Files (x86)\SharpCap 3.2\SharpCap.Cameras.SX.dll
Info: 11:27:55.1996575 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProvidersByReflection(String[] providerNames) :: Added device enumerator of type CelestronDeviceEnumerator
Info: 11:27:55.1996575 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProvidersByReflection(String[] providerNames) :: Added device enumerator of type iNovaDeviceEnumerator
Info: 11:27:55.1996575 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProvider() :: Added device enumerator of type MoravianDeviceEnumerator
Info: 11:27:55.1996575 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProvider() :: Added device enumerator of type SVBonyDeviceEnumerator
Info: 11:27:55.1996575 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProvider() :: Added device enumerator of type AtikDeviceEnumerator
Info: 11:27:55.1996575 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProvider() :: Added device enumerator of type DS3DeviceEnumerator
Info: 11:27:55.1996575 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProvider() :: Added device enumerator of type AscomDeviceEnumerator
Info: 11:27:55.1996575 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProvider() :: Added device enumerator of type FolderMonitorDeviceEnumerator
Info: 11:27:55.1996575 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProvider() :: Added device enumerator of type FakeDeviceEnumerator
Info: 11:27:55.2933886 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Loading Hardware Proxies from SharpCap.WheelProxy.ASCOM.WheelFactory
Info: 11:27:55.3714937 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Found device Filter Wheel Simulator [.Net]
Info: 11:27:55.3714937 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Found device Simulator
Info: 11:27:55.4027363 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Loading Hardware Proxies from SharpCap.WheelProxy.ZWO.WheelFactory
Info: 11:27:55.4340342 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Loading Hardware Proxies from SharpCap.WheelProxy.ZWO.ManualWheelFactory
Info: 11:27:55.4340342 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Found device Manual Filter Wheel
Info: 11:27:55.5277065 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Loading Hardware Proxies from SharpCap.MountProxy.ASCOM.MountFactory
Info: 11:27:55.5433640 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Found device Device Hub Telescope
Info: 11:27:55.5433640 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Found device Telescope Simulator for .NET
Info: 11:27:55.5433640 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Found device ASCOM Dome Control
Info: 11:27:55.5433640 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Found device EQMOD HEQ5/6
Info: 11:27:55.5433640 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Found device EQMOD_2 HEQ5/6
Info: 11:27:55.5433640 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Found device EQMOD ASCOM Simulator
Info: 11:27:55.5433640 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Found device Generic Hub
Info: 11:27:55.5433640 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Found device Pipe diagnostic tool
Info: 11:27:55.5433640 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Found device POTH Hub
Info: 11:27:55.5433640 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ProxyFinder`1.LoadProxiesForFactoryType(Type t) :: Found device Simulator
Info: 11:27:55.5901997 Thread:#1 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm..ctor() :: Application model created
Info: 11:27:56.5676199 Thread:#1 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm..ctor() :: Control Form created
Info: 11:27:56.5830930 Thread:#1 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm..ctor() :: View model initialized
Info: 11:27:56.5986647 Thread:#1 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm..ctor() :: Preview host created
Info: 11:27:56.5986647 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Base.Utilities.Logger.LogStackTrace(LogLevel level, String msg) :: Parent being changed on PreviewPanel
at SharpCap.UI.ScrollZoomForm.OnParentChanged(Object sender, EventArgs eventArgs)

Debug: 11:27:56.7861212 Thread:#1 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm..ctor() :: Ended
Debug: 11:27:56.9066048 Thread:#1 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.SharpCapForm_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) :: Started
Debug: 11:27:56.9081642 Thread:#1 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.SharpCapForm_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) :: Ended
Debug: 11:27:56.9789555 Thread:#1 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.SharpCap_Shown(Object sender, EventArgs e) :: Started
Debug: 11:27:56.9928813 Thread:#1 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.SharpCap_Shown(Object sender, EventArgs e) :: Timebomb checked
Info: 11:27:56.9968702 Thread:#1 SharpCap.Models.Application.get_Cameras() :: Starting scan for cameras
Debug: 11:27:57.0018569 Thread:#7 SharpCap.Cameras.Basler.BaslerDeviceEnumerator.GetDevices() :: Started
Info: 11:27:57.0856338 Thread:#17 SharpCap.Base.SimpleDeviceEnumerator.GetDevices(Func`1 deviceNameFinder, String infoText, Func`2 fullNameToDispayName, Func`3 tagCreatorFunc) :: FindCameras - found 0 cameras
Debug: 11:27:57.1355002 Thread:#7 SharpCap.Cameras.Basler.BaslerDeviceEnumerator.GetDevices() :: Ended
Debug: 11:27:57.2717727 Thread:#17 SharpCap.Cameras.Fake.FakeDeviceEnumerator.GetDevices() :: Started
Debug: 11:27:57.2727688 Thread:#17 SharpCap.Cameras.Fake.FakeDeviceEnumerator.GetDevices() :: Ended
Info: 11:27:57.2727688 Thread:#15 SharpCap.Base.SimpleDeviceEnumerator.GetDevices(Func`1 deviceNameFinder, String infoText, Func`2 fullNameToDispayName, Func`3 tagCreatorFunc) :: QHYCameraFinder - found 0 cameras
Info: 11:27:57.5068936 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.PostProcessDevicesList(List`1 items, BrandingInfo brandingInfo) :: Detected Camera: Integrated Camera (DirectShow Cameras)
Info: 11:27:57.5078911 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.PostProcessDevicesList(List`1 items, BrandingInfo brandingInfo) :: Detected Camera: ASI Camera (1) (ASCOM Cameras)
Info: 11:27:57.5078911 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.PostProcessDevicesList(List`1 items, BrandingInfo brandingInfo) :: Detected Camera: ASI Camera (2) (ASCOM Cameras)
Info: 11:27:57.5078911 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.PostProcessDevicesList(List`1 items, BrandingInfo brandingInfo) :: Detected Camera: Camera V2 simulator (ASCOM Cameras)
Info: 11:27:57.5088906 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.PostProcessDevicesList(List`1 items, BrandingInfo brandingInfo) :: Detected Camera: Folder Monitor Camera (Virtual Cameras)
Info: 11:27:57.5088906 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.PostProcessDevicesList(List`1 items, BrandingInfo brandingInfo) :: Detected Camera: Test Camera 1 (Deep Sky) (Test Cameras)
Info: 11:27:57.5088906 Thread:#1 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.PostProcessDevicesList(List`1 items, BrandingInfo brandingInfo) :: Detected Camera: Test Camera 2 (High Speed) (Test Cameras)
Info: 11:27:57.5367586 Thread:#1 SharpCap.ViewModels.SharpCapViewModel.appModel_OnCaptureEvent(Object sender, CaptureEventArgs e) :: CameraListUpdated event received in UI thread
Debug: 11:27:57.6353163 Thread:#1 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.SharpCap_Shown(Object sender, EventArgs e) :: Docking setup
Debug: 11:27:57.6363097 Thread:#1 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.SharpCap_Shown(Object sender, EventArgs e) :: Startup scripts (if any) run
Debug: 11:27:57.6363097 Thread:#1 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.SharpCap_Shown(Object sender, EventArgs e) :: Menu updated
Debug: 11:27:57.6831778 Thread:#1 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.SharpCap_Shown(Object sender, EventArgs e) :: Splash and tips done
Debug: 11:27:57.7225794 Thread:#1 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.SharpCap_Shown(Object sender, EventArgs e) :: Ended
Info: 11:27:57.7235731 Thread:#1 SharpCap.SharpCapApp.get_ForceSoftwareRendering() :: WPF Rendering tier is 2

The settings were for 3% noise, 5hr stack, max 7 minutes min 30seconds

The system went to a 1000 second exposure after many very small exposures completed. On completion of the exposure it started another.
I canceled and reloaded, this did the usual shorter exposures but at 30 seconds it just repeated ad nauseum - no result. Repeated.

Eventually I got a result of 45 second exposure at 115 gain I think, odd considering I had an Ha filter in front of the OSC camera.

Thanks

David

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Re: Histogram failure

Post by Topographic » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:28 pm

Tried again tonight, just goes through the exposures until 30 seconds and then just takes multiple exposures with no result. Couldn't cancel it. Had to reload Sharpcap to try again with an estimated sky brightness figure entered. The calculation worked.

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Re: Histogram failure

Post by admin » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:17 pm

Hi,

If I understand you correctly, the sky brightness measurement isn't completing correctly or is potentially completing but giving misleading results.

If you are using narrowband filters then I would certainly expect the measurement to use longer exposures than normal, although 1000 seconds does seem excessive unless you happen to also have very dark skies.

An alternative to measuring the sky brightness would be to use the estimated value based on your camera, telescope and light pollution levels – I have a calculator online here - http://tools.sharpcap.co.uk/ - that can do the calculation for you.


Cheers, Robin

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Re: Histogram failure

Post by Topographic » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:53 pm

Robin

I am in bortle 3 area. Last night I just had an IR/UV cut filter. It ran 10 x 30 second exposures and still no result.

thanks

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Re: Histogram failure

Post by admin » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:17 pm

Hi,

I will have to put some more logging in that part of the program so that I can track what is happening when it goes wrong. Look out for the next update.

Cheers, Robin

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