SharpCap 3.1.5169.0

File size: 49.9 MB

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.

Main Features:

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.


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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