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#1 Robrj

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 05:16 PM

Sharpcap announced on their Facebook page that they will now offer different license terms for the Pro version (from the post with my USD conversions as of this date):

 

It's now possible to buy a 5 year license and a lifetime license as well as a 1 year license.

As previously 1 year is just £10, (~$14) 

5 years is £40 (~$56)

Lifetime (actually issued for 1000 years) is a bargain at £80 or only 8p per year   (~$112)

 

Licenses can be purchased from

https://store.astrosharp.co.uk/

Read about SharpCap Pro features

http://www.sharpcap....pro/sharpcappro


Edited by Robrj, 29 March 2018 - 05:24 PM.

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 05:33 PM


Lifetime (actually issued for 1000 years) is a bargain at £80 or only 8p per year   (~$112)

 

I guess Robin anticipates a very long career in software development.


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 05:40 PM

I guess Robin anticipates a very long career in software development.

I wonder if there will be an upgrade license in 3018?  200 Quatloos?


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 05:55 PM

I'm not sure I'll be able to get full use of the 1,000 year license; I think I could get better utilization out of a 500 year license if he made one available.


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 06:16 PM

I'm not sure I'll be able to get full use of the 1,000 year license; I think I could get better utilization out of a 500 year license if he made one available.


You could take a trip and back to deep space at relativistic velocities that takes 1000 earth years, and thus need the extended time. See Sharpcap has everything we need :-)
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Posted 29 March 2018 - 07:15 PM

Once my one year license is up I'll go for the 1,000 year.  I plan to use every year of it too!


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 07:34 PM

I wonder if the 1,000 year licenses are assignable. If my kids cared maybe it could be something I leave them in my will. Like the rest of my Astro stuff it would quickly be E-bayed! I am sure... alas....

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:31 PM

Can you imagine 1000 years from now what EAA would look like by then?

May be A.I. software bots will maintain the code...



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Posted 30 March 2018 - 10:21 AM

Can you imagine 1000 years from now what EAA would look like by then?
May be A.I. software bots will maintain the code...


It’d be nice if there were AI optimized routines for EAA, and that can happen sooner rather than later...

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 11:36 AM

Finally!!!!!!!!!!

Buying that like a bandit in space
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Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:30 PM

When my current license expires, I'll definitely get at least a five year license. I figure that in five years, things will probably be dramatically different, and there may or may not be other programs and / or alternative approaches to EAA.

 

If I get a ASI 294 MC to replace my RI224 like I'm considering doing, I'll definitely opt for the lifetime license, just to support what Robin is doing. As it is, I'm stuck running an older version of SharpCap 3 Pro - the newer ones don't seem to be compatible with my current camera.


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 08:55 PM

Yeah right, you'll be lucky if Sharpcap survives the next Windows update let alone the next 1,000+. :)


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:05 PM

$100 or so is pretty cheap, next Jan when my Lic expires I going for it.



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 06:00 PM

Just purchased a lifetime license. I am happy to support SharpCap. The polar alignment feature, live stacking, and the ability to use flats and darks during live stacking are great. 


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:44 PM

Finally!!!!!!!!!!

Buying that like a bandit in space

 

Took the words right out of my mouth! I’m on this like a space hobo on a hotdog

 

Ciao,

Mel

 

P.S. Just bought a 1000 year subscription and couldn’t be more pleased!


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:02 PM

Cool! My Sharpcap needed to be renewed... Just got the lifetime subscription, thanks Robin for some nice software!

I got it for the amazing Polar alignment feature, I don't use my Polemaster anymore (served me well) and to support him for whatever new features may come.

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:11 PM

Anyone having issues with dark subtraction?

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:50 PM

When my current license expires, I'll definitely get at least a five year license. I figure that in five years, things will probably be dramatically different, and there may or may not be other programs and / or alternative approaches to EAA.

 

If I get a ASI 294 MC to replace my RI224 like I'm considering doing, I'll definitely opt for the lifetime license, just to support what Robin is doing. As it is, I'm stuck running an older version of SharpCap 3 Pro - the newer ones don't seem to be compatible with my current camera.

Can you say more about camera compatibility? I am just getting into EAA and purchased the ASI224MC (yet to receive it). Are there compatibility issues with the ZWO model vs. the RI? I recently downloaded the most current version of SharpCap so wondering if I need to revert to an earlier version. Thanks!



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 02:34 PM

All ZWO cameras are supported "natively" by Sharpcap - meaning that they know the innards of the camera firmware.  No need to roll back.

 

With the RI versions ( also RT, and most Touptek variants), SC works, but it doesn't "know" the niceties of the firmware. So, you might lose some functionality with the RI, RT, etc cameras.  

 

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 01:52 PM

This post has me very excited.  I tried to go to the Sharpcap website and it still only shows 1 year licenses?  Do I need to contact them directly for other license terms?  How are people getting these other license periods.  I would definitely want a lifetime license.



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Posted 26 April 2019 - 01:57 PM

Sadly, at my age a 10 year license is likely more cost effective than a lifetime license!!!

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 09:07 PM

This post has me very excited.  I tried to go to the Sharpcap website and it still only shows 1 year licenses?  Do I need to contact them directly for other license terms?  How are people getting these other license periods.  I would definitely want a lifetime license.

I contacted Robin about it.  He said he is no longer offering the 5 year or lifetime plans.  He said the revenue he was generating was pushing him to a point where he'd have a significant VAT tax burden.  It would increase the cost of the software significantly in addition to raising his expenses and time required to administer the tax obligation.


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Posted 01 May 2019 - 09:51 PM

Wait, those of us who bought lifetime, what does that mean?

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 10:14 PM

Wait, those of us who bought lifetime, what does that mean?

Works fine!


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Posted 01 May 2019 - 10:24 PM

Wait, those of us who bought lifetime, what does that mean?

It means you got in at a good time.




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