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SBIG camera

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:59 am
by Aussie Greg
Does anyone know if Sharpcap will work with SBIG ST-i camera (used as guide camera)
I tried the Sharpcap 2.9 version before coughing up for the subscription and it would not see the camera at all.
Like to know it would work before subscribing?

Re: SBIG camera

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:07 pm
by admin

if the camera has an ASCOM driver then install that (and the ASCOM Platform 6.4 if you haven't already) and then SharpCap should (hopefully) see and be able to use your camera. I use the word hopefully because not all ASCOM drivers are created equal and while some work nicely others do not for reasons that are hard to determine without a camera to test with.

There's no need to pay for the license just to test the camera, so test out the free version and any SBIG ASCOM driver you can find - if that works OK then you are good to go. If that doesn't work then the paid version will be just the same sadly.