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Get Better Frame Rates from your Astro Camera

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:46 pm
by admin
Many astro cameras have a USB speed control that allows you to adjust how fast they try to send data to the computer over the USB bus. SharpCap sets these controls to slow settings by default because on some computers selecting the faster settings means that you get no image from the camera at all. All you need to do is adjust those controls to get the best frame rate out of your camera.

ZWO Cameras - adjust the 'Turbo USB' control - higher values will usually give higher frame rates.
QHY Cameras - adjust the 'USB Traffic' control - lower values give higher frame rates.
Altair Cameras - adjust the 'USB Speed' control - higher values give higher frame rates.

In all cases, it's sometimes possible to push too far which typically leads to dropped frames, stuttering frames or frames stopping entirely. If that happens, just adjust the control back a bit until you find the best value.

cheerse,

Robin

Re: Get Better Frame Rates from your Astro Camera

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:10 am
by jimmyscotts
What is an Astro Camera?