Sensor analysis wont finish

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Greenkat
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Sensor analysis wont finish

Hi, I have been trying to do the sensor analysis with my Qhy8L colour camera & shaprcap pro
All latest drivers instaled, ascom, qhy ect
It goes through all the routines, green dots (never in straight line), cover telescope, uncover telescope,
Then it says checking bining 2x2,
Then says returning to 1x1 binning which is where it seems to stop
All the controls on the right are useable but says previewing 0 fps & nothing happens from thereon in

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Re: Sensor analysis wont finish

Hi,

it sounds like the switch into 2x2 binning and then back to 1x1 is getting the camera (or SharpCap) confused and the frames stop. Does the same happen if you manually switch to binned and back again?

cheers,

Robin

Greenkat
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Re: Sensor analysis wont finish

Have just tried switching back and forth manually between 1x1 & 2x2 binning binning & that seems to work ok but going from 4x4 binning back to 1x1 seems to be a problem
The timer at bottom left starts but no frames previewd & no fps

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Re: Sensor analysis wont finish

Ok, I'm going to add an option to disable the binning test since that is something I can do easily and working out why it freezes up on a camera I don't have to test with will be very tricky! Watch out for the next update.

cheers,

Robin

Greenkat
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Re: Sensor analysis wont finish

Thank you, that would be a good addition
Will keep eyes peeled for next update
Cheers

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Re: Sensor analysis wont finish

Hi,

actually that update is now available for manual download and install (not on auto-update yet).

cheers,

Robin

Greenkat
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Re: Sensor analysis wont finish

Cheers Robin
Will download tonight & hopefully give it a try if I get time

Greenkat
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Re: Sensor analysis wont finish

Hi Robin, just tested latest update & got sensor analysis to finish
However it did take nearly 2hrs & all the results say NaN in every grid

Could it be that the Qhy8l has a two stage readout with exposures of less than 4 seconds

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Re: Sensor analysis wont finish

Oh no!

Do you have the saved SharpCap log file from the sensor analysis run? It should be found in

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C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Local\SharpCap\logs

I expect it will be quite large, so you might need to zip it up!

cheers,

Robin

Greenkat
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Re: Sensor analysis wont finish

here is the log file attached
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Log_2018-06-11T20_09_36-4856.log