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by mike-va
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: ASCOM Cameras
Topic: MallinCam DS16C via ASCOM?
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

Re: MallinCam DS16C via ASCOM?

Thanks for the information, Robin. in terms of hardware/software binning, I'll take your word for it. I just don't want binning to lose anything (except resolution) in the image. Regarding binned brightness, last night my DS16C images definitely got much brighter with 2x2 binning using the MallinCam...
by mike-va
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Live stacking question
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Live stacking question

I searched for "live stack" and "live stacking" but got no results because "live stack are too common words." So I'll ask the question, even if it's been answered before. The user manual indicates that individual frames are continuously added to the result during a live stack. Doesn't this cause the...
by mike-va
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: ASCOM Cameras
Topic: MallinCam DS16C via ASCOM?
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

Re: MallinCam DS16C via ASCOM?

It turns out that SmartCap doesn't offer binning for the DS16C via ASCOM. Imaging unguided, I need 2x2 binning on DSOs to take short-exposure frames for EAA. So I used the MallinCam software last night. Through live stacking, I managed to get a decent M27 and a semi-decent M51. But the software leav...
by mike-va
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: ASCOM Cameras
Topic: MallinCam DS16C via ASCOM?
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

Re: MallinCam DS16C via ASCOM?

Success! I installed SharpCap and the MallinCam ASCOM driver on my Windows 7 Pro observatory computer, and SharpCap found the DS16C when it launched for the first time. I connected to it, and captured frames from the camera (remotely, during daylight, with the lens cap on, so totally black). Now I'm...
by mike-va
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: ASCOM Cameras
Topic: MallinCam DS16C via ASCOM?
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

MallinCam DS16C via ASCOM?

Hello to the group. I'm an experienced astro imager using traditional cooled CCD cameras, and recently decided to try one of the new generation of CMOS cameras. I bought a MallinCam DS16C. The MallinCam software is giving me fits. I would like to try SharpCap with this camera. I see SharpCap has no ...