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by GregL
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C
Replies: 45
Views: 3794

Re: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C

Robin, Just finished running sensor analysis with my QHY183c using the 3.2.5762 beta, as compared with the current 3.1.5219 release. In both cases I applied the 'UpdateForSharpCapLatestEdition' patch as indicated on their web page - their binary is labeled 2.1.19 with a creation date of 9-22-2018. D...
by GregL
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C
Replies: 45
Views: 3794

Re: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C

Robyn, I am a new user so have downloaded all the latest and greatest -- which includes a software patch specific to Sharpcap. Noticed access to parts of their website was going up and down while fishing for this... guess something is being updated. I routinely get 404s accessing their site, been li...
by GregL
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C
Replies: 45
Views: 3794

Re: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C

Thanks for that... I plan on doing that today as soon as I have downloaded and installed the 3.2 beta. One question about this process.. does Sharpcap retain the camera association so one could have multiple analysis available? And one small point... I notice that when I make a change to certain con...
by GregL
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: ASCOM Cameras
Topic: MallinCam DS16C via ASCOM?
Replies: 7
Views: 963

Re: MallinCam DS16C via ASCOM?

I also have a DS16c and have been able to do sensor analysis with the Mallincam ascom driver and polar alignment (a very nice function). But for EAA, I have been using the Mallincam software because I find the noisiness distracting, since the vendor software has an integral dark function not present...
by GregL
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C
Replies: 45
Views: 3794

Re: Sensor Analysis on QHY165C

I have encountered the same anomalous behavior with my new 183c, somewhat relieved that it seems to be a bug rather than a feature. I was wondering why sensor analysis is not mentioned in the help file for Sharpcap? Does it need to be done only with the ascom driver? Or can it be done with the nativ...
by GregL
Tue May 09, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Cameras
Topic: Orion Starshoot AutoGuider
Replies: 34
Views: 5145

Re: Orion Starshoot AutoGuider

Robin, I think you are right... I will have to take a look at the ASCOM layout, but connecting to a camera through an ASCOM hub and actually using it are two very different things. I have gotten much more stable results by treating things as non-sharable resources. Now that I have the AG1.2 and v3, ...
by GregL
Tue May 09, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Collimation Experiment in v3
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Collimation Experiment in v3

Thanks.

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by GregL
Tue May 09, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Collimation Experiment in v3
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Collimation Experiment in v3

Just installed V3 on my desktop, pro license. No connection to the scope or any meaningful camera. That is all on my observatory PC. Question -- noticed in the tools list 'Collimation [experimental]', but its not in the help file that I could see or anywhere else. And given the rain, clouds and othe...
by GregL
Tue May 02, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Other Cameras
Topic: Orion Starshoot AutoGuider
Replies: 34
Views: 5145

Re: Orion Starshoot AutoGuider

One followup note. My dome computer has both USB2 and USB3 ports -- and a powered USB2/3 hub that is plugged into a USB2 port. I have discovered that the SSAG driver simply does not behave when connected to a pure USB3 port. Get connection errors - 1167 usually. No idea what it means. But connecting...
by GregL
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Other Cameras
Topic: Orion Starshoot AutoGuider
Replies: 34
Views: 5145

Re: Orion Starshoot AutoGuider

I also use the SSAG -- find it a mixed bag. When it works it works well, but sometimes there are connection problems with PHD2 (various errors in connection to the camera). And it only intermittently works with Astrotortilla for plate solving -- mostly I save an image and do a file system read. Host...