Frame exposure time to short

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julietdiane
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Frame exposure time to short

Post by julietdiane » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:54 pm

In both Sharpcap 3.14 and 3.04.
Camera ZWO 120 MC - USB 2.0
Think Pad Laptop running windows 7.

After closing Sharpcap and re-starting several times the frame time gets corrupted. No matter what exposure time I set the
frame gets wrongly terminated after about 1 sec. It stays like this permanently. Only after a number of restarts and laptop re-boots
does the correct frame time length springs back into life.
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Re: Frame exposure time to short

Post by admin » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:56 pm

Hi,

it's not unheard of for the tiny computer on the camera itself to crash (or at least become unresponsive for some reason) - that can often give symptoms very much like those you are describing. The fix for this is to unplug and then re-plug the camera as rebooting the PC usually doesn't interrupt the power to the camera, so the on-camera processor does not get reset.

I'd suggest this as the first thing to try the next time this happens.

cheers,

Robin

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