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by eseavey
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: QHY163C Sharpcap Temp Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: QHY163C Sharpcap Temp Issues

Robin,
We installed the 03 February 2020 version of Sharpcap and the cameras seem to work fine now. Not sure if it is coincidence or maybe a fixed SDK?

Glad the cameras are working.
by eseavey
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: QHY163C Sharpcap Temp Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: QHY163C Sharpcap Temp Issues

Robin, The problem John and I have may be related to a driver problem. It was in November during an imaging weekend where suddenly I could not connect my QHY168C camera anymore. I have an older Dell Laptop with USB2 ports, and using an expresscard I've had my USB3 ports for a few years. My QHY5III29...
by eseavey
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: QHY247C Offset Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: QHY247C Offset Problem

I use offset of 40 because it is what I use for my QHY224C and QHY168C cameras. I selected 40 using this table: https://www.qhyccd.com/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=show&catid=31&id=199 Now I am seeing their starting Offset is 200 with the QHY247C I did not use that table last night, however, I did ...
by eseavey
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: QHY247C Offset Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 777

QHY247C Offset Problem

Robin, I am helping a friend with his new camera, and we are coming across a problem with the offset. When I set it to 40, the image is gray and the histogram is at 40%. I attached the logs for you. Connecting the camera through ASCOM does not show this problem. Do you know what is happening? Eric
by eseavey
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: QHY168C Problems-Changing ROI Changes Gain and White Balance
Replies: 26
Views: 3074

Re: QHY168C Problems-Changing ROI Changes Gain and White Balance

Robin, I downloaded and installed the lastest SDK and Sharpcap and the problem still persists, though not as frequent. I try to not set the cooler to 100% if there is a large temperature difference between ambient and sensor. Rather be safe than sorry, and QHY mentions it in their manuals. The stran...
by eseavey
Mon May 27, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: QHY168C Problems-Changing ROI Changes Gain and White Balance
Replies: 26
Views: 3074

Re: QHY168C Problems-Changing ROI Changes Gain and White Balance

Robin, When I First turn on the camera I do not want 100% cooling as QHY says it can damage the camera due to temperature shock. So I start at 15% and gradually increase the power and then set the automated temp control. So my concern is camera damage. Also, for framing and focus, it is important th...
by eseavey
Sun May 26, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: QHY168C Problems-Changing ROI Changes Gain and White Balance
Replies: 26
Views: 3074

Re: QHY168C Problems-Changing ROI Changes Gain and White Balance

Robin,
I am wondering if a local vendor needs to lend you a camera. We've been at this for months, and there is still a problem. I admit it doesn't happen as frequent now, which I don't know is worse.
Again, the camera is cooling at full power but the settings show power of 40 (15%).
by eseavey
Thu May 16, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: QHY168C Problems-Changing ROI Changes Gain and White Balance
Replies: 26
Views: 3074

Re: QHY168C Problems-Changing ROI Changes Gain and White Balance

I am not moving the ROI around. I just chance the resolution selection. I do that when focusing with the focus assist and bahtinov mask because the frames are large and it slows the laptop down.
by eseavey
Sun May 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: QHY168C Problems-Changing ROI Changes Gain and White Balance
Replies: 26
Views: 3074

Re: QHY168C Problems-Changing ROI Changes Gain and White Balance

Thanks again Robin. I do not know if these problems are related to the SDK or what. It seems we are nearing finding solutions to the problems. Now, when I change the ROI, the cooler goes to max. Seems loading profiles is OK. I hate to bug you with all these problems, it does make it less stressful w...
by eseavey
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: QHY168C Problems-Changing ROI Changes Gain and White Balance
Replies: 26
Views: 3074

Re: QHY168C Problems-Changing ROI Changes Gain and White Balance

Robin,
I downloaded the latest SDK, and it seems that the cooler still changes to max after loading a profile. I hear the fan slowing down and the temp drops fast . If I movethe slider a little it fixes it.