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    Default How to view the moon in SharpCap?



    Hello everybody,

    I am waiting for a clear sky.
    Until then I would like to ask the community if the have and SharpCap setting designed for Moon
    Photography. I heard that it is no way like a planetary setting.
    Could ya‘ll help?

    Ron

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    Default Re: How to view the moon in SharpCap?

    There's a number of factors that will affect settings that actually work. The camera's capabilities, how the brand programmed it's settings, the f/ of the telescope it's mounted on, and so on. For example, the settings that work on a Rising Tech 224 (27FPS version) will be different than a Rising Tech 224 (150FPS version), which would be different than a ZWO 224. All the same sensor, but with different capabilities, and even different settings ranges. Also, what works for an f/5 telescope won't work for an f/10. So the best we can offer without knowing what gear you have is a very general approach;

    Highest FPS
    Lowest gain
    The goal is the highest FPS and lowest gain you can achieve with an acceptable amount of noise.
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    Default Re: How to view the moon in SharpCap?

    This is what I used in SharpCap with my ASI120MM for the attached image:

    [ZWO ASI120MM]
    Pan=0
    Tilt=0
    Output Format=AVI files (*.avi)
    Binning=1
    Capture Area=1280x960
    Colour Space=MONO8
    Temperature=22.2
    Discard Split Frames=Off
    High Speed Mode=On
    Turbo USB=80(Auto)
    Flip=None
    Frame Rate Limit=Maximum
    Gain=35
    Exposure=0.001988
    Timestamp Frames=Off
    Brightness=0
    Gamma=50
    Auto Exp Max Gain=50
    Auto Exp Max Exp=30
    Auto Exp Max Brightness=100
    Apply Flat=None
    Subtract Dark=None
    Display Brightness=1
    Display Contrast=1
    Display Gamma=1
    TimeStamp=2018-04-25T02:50:07.4736929Z
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    Default Re: How to view the moon in SharpCap?

    Thanks Bladekeeper,

    I‘ll try the setting out.
    The weather has been a little on the downside here.
    I was at least able to collimate on Spica. This should prepare
    me for Friday and Saturday night. The weather should be
    acceptable for a little stargazing.

    Ron
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