SharpCap is an easy-to-use but powerful Astronomy camera capture tool. It can be used with dedicated astronomy cameras, webcams and USB frame grabbers.
A wide range of features makes SharpCap suitable for many types of astro-imaging including Planetary, Lunar, Solar, Deep Sky and EAA (Electronically Assisted Astronomy). A clear and logical UI makes the program easy for beginners to use. Comprehensive documentation will also help those who are just getting started.
Intuitive and Easy to Use Simple and logical application layout using standard, familiar Windows UI elements
Video and Still Capture Capture video to AVI and SER format; capture stills to PNG and FITS
Planetary, Solar and Lunar Imaging Support for high-speed cameras including USB3 speeds for lucky imaging
Deep Sky Imaging Exposure time only limited by camera capabilities
Image Processing Apply dark frame subtraction and flat frame correction. Flat frames can be applied at high speed.
Live Stacking See live deep sky images build on screen, each frame aligned and derotated before adding to the stack
Polar Alignment Polar align using your guidescope - the easiest to use polar alignment tool available!
Full Control of Camera Full set of camera controls available alongside the capture area
High Quality Histogram Ensure proper exposure settings - use selection box to show histogram of a limited area
Save and Restore Camera Settings Save as many capture profiles as you like, name them, manage them and configure them to load automatically when camera opened
Flexible File Naming Every capture file gets a unique name, you can configure how they are organised by target, date, time, etc.
Capture Settings Saved Camera settings used saved alongside every capture file - no forgetting what settings you used.
Quick Capture Pre-defined video lengths by frame count and time to get capturing quickly
Flexible Capture Run captures of custom lengths, run sequences of captures at regular intervals
Focus Aids Assistance in measuring quality of focus for planets, stars and surface images. Six focus score algorithms.
ASCOM Focuser Support Control your ASCOM focuser from within SharpCap, create graphs of focus quality versus focuser position. ASCOM Filterwheel Support Control filter wheels from within SharpCap for LRGB capturing
ASCOM Mount Support Adjust the position of your mount from within SharpCap, including spiral search to find objects just out of view.
Plate Solving Plate solve using AstroTortilla to sync your ASCOM mount to the automatically.
Zoomable Preview Zoom the preview in to see fine detail, zoom out to see entire frame from high resolution cameras.
Reticule Movable, resizable reticule for alignment, centering, collimation, etc.
Scripting Language SharpCap doesn't quite do what you want? Add your own functionality using Python scripting.
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