QHY 294c

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QHY 294c

Post by Willems » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:52 pm

Hi,
Recently, the IMX294 based QHY camera became available. While the hardware looks promising, the software needs polishing. Apparently, QHY shipped an outdated SDK version with the current drivers (QHY5IIISeriesDriver20181029 and QHYCCDASCOM-Capture-StarSenseSci-V0.1.51.19), one that is still present in SharpCap 3.2.5906. After simply replacing it in SharpCap and in the ascom folder according to specific instructions from QHY support (accessible via theirforum), the camera works in SharpCap, but only using the ascom driver. The build-in Sharpcapriver, however, keeps refusing, despite numerous attempts, reinstallation's etc. It opens the camera with a black screen only but doesn't capture any frames. I know some got it working, sometimes only in SharpCap 3.1.
I know it is early stages for this new product, but SharpCap's full functionality would be very helpful!
Thanks, Willem

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Re: QHY 294c

Post by admin » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:08 pm

Hi,

I happen to know that there is a new version of the QHY DLL currently in testing. I'm really hoping that this will resolve a lot of the issues that are currently being seen with the newer qhy cameras, although since I don't have any of those latest models to test with I can't be sure yet. I don't yet know when this DLL will be ready to be released in applications like SharpCap but I'm hoping it will not be long.

Cheers, Robin

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Re: QHY 294c

Post by Willems » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:48 pm

Thank you for your reply, good to hear QHY is working on it.Camera worked well in ascom mode, had almost one hour of first light experience with it tonight in between the clouds :D
Best, Willem

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