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CCD Camera / Re: New miniCAM5F - work begins
« Last post by Maximo Suarez on Today at 08:23:25 AM »
Good luck with the weather Alain, I also have a unit to test Minicam5F, hope to get the first pictures this weekend, so far tested only at home and I subscribe what has been said, the drivers and software work perfectly, for now has not given me any problems.
QHY has done a good job with this camera, and software.

Perhaps the next step is to implement a guidance system with a second camera that can automatically find stars guide and stop the capture when the telescope moves between objects. For example, to search for supernovae, asteroids or comets, while I sleep peacefully. Thus not dependent on any other software to capture or guided.

QHY work never ends  ::)

Regards
Máximo
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CCD Camera / Re: New miniCAM5F - work begins
« Last post by riklaunim on May 21, 2015, 11:25:45 PM »
For long exposures ASCOM driver would be handy so that it could be used with DS capture software.
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CCD Camera / Re: New miniCAM5F - work begins
« Last post by easybob95 on May 21, 2015, 02:43:52 AM »
Hello,

i am still testing the camera (unfortunately, not on the sky because of the weather) with EZPlanetary and EZCap and i have to say that everything works very well.

As for miniCAM5S i suppose, it is very confortable to use the camera as a real planetary camera and as a real DS camera. Long exposure is now very easy to manage with EZCap. We are far far away from long exposure management with qhy5l-ii and EZPlanetary (Firecapture never gave me satisfaction with long exposure mode).

I am waiting for good weather conditions to start real tests but for now, i think miniCAM5S/F is a real planetary camera and a real DS camera.

Considering the CFW, it works perfectly with both EZPlanetary and EZCap. About EZCap, planner is very usefull and easy to use.

I am very pleased with that new camera, considering the camera is very new and the drivers/softwares are very young. At present day, the camera can be use for real work.

Have a nice day.

Alain
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CCD Camera / Re: Ascom driver storing Gain/Offset values
« Last post by luotong on May 19, 2015, 08:10:34 PM »
Hi,

The function of  maintained setting was that recorded the last setting when you used the soft. 
And about the binning setting in the Setup Dialog,  As it has no binning setting in some software.  So , there is one thing need to know. 
That is, if there is no binning setting in the software control panel, then the binning value that camera worked depends on the value that you setted in the ASCOM Setup Dialog.
If it has the binning setting in software control panel, then the binning value you setted in Setup Dialog will no use. It depends on the value you setted in software control panel.

At last, i found this issue of changing binning. That was the displayed value in Setup Dialog was not the same as the one in software control panel.
I had fixed it now and published the latest version (V204) in our website.  You can have a try.

best regards.
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CCD Camera / Re: Ascom driver storing Gain/Offset values
« Last post by Geirge on May 19, 2015, 08:12:52 AM »
Hi, sorry for the delay but I needed to kill a virus picked up here.

However, I did check and the version was wrong, so I upgraded to V203 and the value entered stays the same across session which is good, as it used to decrease by two each time. However this does not reflect binning, for instance if I change to from binning 1x1 to 2x2 the setting remain the same so it like just one setting is being maintained.
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CCD Camera / Re: Problem QHY9M vertical black line across image
« Last post by jijc76 on May 19, 2015, 07:39:12 AM »
the Left image is most hot.., to night I will do more testing with same temp.

thanks
Juan
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CCD Camera / Re: Problem QHY9M vertical black line across image
« Last post by QiuHY on May 19, 2015, 07:33:56 AM »
Hello,

          Looks this column is hit by gamma ray?  Normally the defect increasing is due to the damage of cosmos ray.


          For second image, it looks the right image temperature is higher than the left?


Best regards,
Qiu Hongyun
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CCD Camera / Re: Problem QHY9M vertical black line across image
« Last post by jijc76 on May 19, 2015, 01:20:57 AM »
Hello, test bias with 2 days difference... any idea?


Regards
Juan

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CCD Camera / Re: Ascom driver storing Gain/Offset values
« Last post by jijc76 on May 18, 2015, 11:28:12 PM »
Thanks luotong, but my problem is when change of binning.., for example, mi QHY9 to bin1 is gain 22 and offset 110 and to bin2 gain 65 and offset 111, when I configure bin1, this values change for all binning mode (2, 3 and 4), in old version (1.6) each binning keep your values. sorry for my english, do you understand me? it is as if only save one value for all binning, not independent for binning mode.


Regards
Juan
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CCD Camera / Re: Ascom driver storing Gain/Offset values
« Last post by luotong on May 18, 2015, 06:52:53 PM »
Hi,

I just checked this issue using Maxim DL with camera driver V10-09-02 and Ascom driver V203.

Here is the results.
# 1.jpg  -  set the gain value 36% before connected. then connected camera.
# 2.jpg  -  after capture one image, then check the gain value.
we can see the gain value was still 36% . no change.

So, maybe you can uninstall the present Ascom driver that you used and then re-installed the Ver203, and try agian.

best regards.
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