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by MrAstroBen
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Other Astro Imaging
Topic: All Sky settings
Replies: 20
Views: 5535

Re: All Sky settings

Adding to this subject. I have started an all sky project. Main aim is a cloud monitor but will also play with some timelapse videos. Dome. A £15 used cctv unit off ebay Camera. Altair 290M although will try a colour one soon. Usb 5m extender cable Samsung netbook n130 Loaded sharpcap 3.0 , not sure...
by MrAstroBen
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: qhy mini guidescope
Replies: 9
Views: 1834

Re: qhy mini guidescope

Not had chance to test yet but picked up a cheap 16mm cs lens. FoV is much larger than 2deg but if Burly had success with a 12mm its worth a try. I also have a light nikon lens (330g) 70-200mm i can mount on the 290M with a TS filter box. After polar aligning i can easily remove as have fitted using...
by MrAstroBen
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Other Cameras
Topic: Atik one 6.0 - camera and filter wheel control
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: Atik one 6.0 - camera and filter wheel control

I may have to wait, last time I did any programming it was on a Sinclair Spectrum and Apple IIe 🤔

I'm sure 3.3 will be along in no time at though 🤗
by MrAstroBen
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Other Cameras
Topic: Atik one 6.0 - camera and filter wheel control
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: Atik one 6.0 - camera and filter wheel control

Ok, updated my ascom platform from 6.3 to 6.4 Reloaded the Atik software from their website to gain any updates. I now have camera function, ran for about an hour with no crashes. The internal filter wheel caused a few windows errors at first. Opened Artemis, ran that. Closed and re opened Sharpcap....
by MrAstroBen
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Other Cameras
Topic: Atik one 6.0 - camera and filter wheel control
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: Atik one 6.0 - camera and filter wheel control

Thanks Robin. I had just updated Sharpcap but will check if any ascom updates are available.

Will re try then post log.

Rob
by MrAstroBen
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Other Cameras
Topic: Atik one 6.0 - camera and filter wheel control
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: Atik one 6.0 - camera and filter wheel control

Ps, if i select the DSO simulated cam i can select and turn the built in filter wheel on the Atik One.

If i try to connect to either Atik or Atik2 cameras just prior to freezing, i can hear the filter wheel clicking but not turning. Not sure if that has any relevance.

Rob
by MrAstroBen
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Cameras
Topic: Atik one 6.0 - camera and filter wheel control
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: Atik one 6.0 - camera and filter wheel control

Robin, got the Atik One 6.0 set up indoors with a 50mm camera lens. Loaded Artemis capture and ascom drivers. Artemis works, has sequencer for filters, histogram, focus assist but otherwise quite basic. Closed that down and opened Sharpcap 3.1 (windows7) Atik and Atik2 showed under cameras. Selected...
by MrAstroBen
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: qhy mini guidescope
Replies: 9
Views: 1834

Re: qhy mini guidescope

Burly, I plan on using the polar align for my Astrotrac alignment. The polar scope works fine at 180mm but when i get around to it, was going to test a 400mm lens; expecting to need spot on alignment. For this i was looking at the QHY MINIGUIDESCOPE but you have used a CS lens? Sounds interesting if...
by MrAstroBen
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Other Cameras
Topic: Atik one 6.0 - camera and filter wheel control
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: Atik one 6.0 - camera and filter wheel control

Thanks Robin,

Will let you know how i get on. Will be a few weeks before i get chance to play properly.

Rob
by MrAstroBen
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Other Cameras
Topic: Atik one 6.0 - camera and filter wheel control
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Atik one 6.0 - camera and filter wheel control

I will have this camera with built in filter wheel shortly. Anyone else tried one yet? I assume if all works ok the cooling will need to be done manually and filter changes + motorised focusing are manual in the software currently rather than fully automated. Id prefer to keep with sharpcap rather t...