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by iamhondo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: ASCOM and Offset -- a call for expertise
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: ASCOM and Offset -- a call for expertise

Robin, The issue of ASCOM and the proposed offset property in the ASCOM Camera interface is still under debate. Your contribution to the discussion was well very received. Your insight is so valued that Bob Denny, the father of ASCOM, would like to get in contact with you. ASCOM is still evolving an...
by iamhondo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: ASCOM and Offset -- a call for expertise
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: ASCOM and Offset -- a call for expertise

Robin,

Thanks much. I just posted on the ASCOM group page.

If there is noteworthy response, I'll share with you.

Clear skies,
by iamhondo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: ASCOM and Offset -- a call for expertise
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: ASCOM and Offset -- a call for expertise

Robin, With your permission, I'd like to post your statements and graphics into the discussion on the ASCOM group site. I don't have much expectation that this will convert any of the adversaries and produce a tidy consensus. You've given each side a little more ammo for their particular interpretat...
by iamhondo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: ASCOM and Offset -- a call for expertise
Replies: 7
Views: 788

ASCOM and Offset -- a call for expertise

Recently, there's been a discussion on the ASCOM standards forums (in Groups.io) concerning the offset values for cameras. Some users want the ASCOM designers to add an Offset property to the Camera interface. The offset value seems to be commonly available and controllable from many camera vendors'...
by iamhondo
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap fails after Sensor Analysis -- Copy to Clipboard
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: SharpCap fails after Sensor Analysis -- Copy to Clipboard

Interesting. IIRC, I could paste the clipboard contents into a new spreadsheet well after SC reported the error and departed. IOW, the clipboard had SC's data when it reported the failure. To confirm this, I'd need to repeat some SA's. Too time consuming for this clipboard glitch. The affiliation wi...
by iamhondo
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap fails after Sensor Analysis -- Copy to Clipboard
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: SharpCap fails after Sensor Analysis -- Copy to Clipboard

It took me some time to collect another successful Sensor Analysis with a copy-to-clipboard fail. I had several SA's fail with lighting too bright or too dim. One attempt simultaneously reported too light and too dark conditions. The successful SA as shown in the attachment was followed by the copy-...
by iamhondo
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap fails after Sensor Analysis -- Copy to Clipboard
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: SharpCap fails after Sensor Analysis -- Copy to Clipboard

Very early after I first discovered the automatic/comprehensive bug report, I wondered how many bug reports flooded your inbox. I don't think the "most reports" always reflects the "most people affected". Many people (like me) will just retry (and retry and retry) in hopes the first bug condition wa...
by iamhondo
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap fails after Sensor Analysis -- Copy to Clipboard
Replies: 7
Views: 274

SharpCap fails after Sensor Analysis -- Copy to Clipboard

I've been working (and I do mean "working") with the Sensor Analysis option of SC 3.2.6173. I also ran some SAs with 6137. In 100% of the cases where the analysis completed and I clicked on the option to "Copy to Clipboard", there was a pregnant pause and suddenly SC displayed the Exception screen o...
by iamhondo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: ASCOM Cameras
Topic: No AVI option when selecting an ASCOM camera
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Re: No AVI option when selecting an ASCOM camera

The ASCOM Camera V2 Simulator is fully configurable (like most ASCOM simulators). For this application, you can test operations with an 8-bit simulated camera by going into the Simulator Setup screen. Just click Show on the Options in the Camera Control Panel under Camera Controls. Inside the Simula...
by iamhondo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Issues with QHY168C
Replies: 35
Views: 4252

Re: Issues with QHY168C

Very unexpectedly, I have some news to report on the SharpCap and QHY168c saga... When we last left our cast, the white flag of surrender was flying due to incessant crashes of SC with the native QHY168c driver. Fast forward a handful of SC neglected builds.... And today, 9/6/2019 (I can fake a Brit...