What’s SharpCap ?
SharpCap is a simple to-utilize webcam and astronomy camera capture software. It is principally intended for astronomy and astrophotography use.
The primary objectives were to be anything but difficult to use while watching and observing the sky, and to maintain a strategic distance from missteps like catching with the wrong resolution and definition or camera settings, or overwriting a current file acccidentally.
Throughout the years SharpCap has developed from just a simple webcam recording software into an a great deal more thorough capture apparatus prepared to do straightforwardly controlling numerous stargazing focused and different cameras.
Principle features of SharpCap
- Camera controls always open alongside the capture window – no need to open dialogs
- Can save and restore capture profiles, which store all the camera settings – once you have your camera set up perfectly to capture the moon, save the settings and restore them later
- Can adjust camera settings during capture if necessary
- Automatic file name generation for each new capture – no more overwritten captures
- Camera settings written to file alongside every capture – no more trying to remember what settings you used.
- Limit capture length by time or frames, or just take a single frame
- Live histogram support, including support for 16 bits per pixel (65536 levels).
- Six different focus aids – Contrast detection * 2, Bahtinov, Fourier Analysis and FWHM * 2.
- Support for ASCOM Cameras, Focusers, Filter Wheels and Mount control.
- Focuser positon vs focus score graph when using ASCOM focuser.
- Night mode for red UI
- Zoomable preview
- Overlay a movable, rotatable reticule on the preview
- Support for running a sequence of captures : for automatic captures of celestial objects. Very helpful when doing animation of the rotation of a planet for example.
- Live Stacking – support for video astronomy
- Polar Alignment tool : an easy tool for doing polar alignment with software and your camera insteade of the polar scope
Free Download of SharpCap : The best free webcam astronomy software
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Release date : 27 November 2016