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ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate?

9 months 1 week ago
wvreeven
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ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate? #44323
However, this thread reports issues aa well

indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/5673-asi120...ini-not-working.html

and a suggestion is to use 8 bit mode and not 16 bit.

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ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate? #44325
Hi Wouter,

Again, I can only speak for the ASI120MM (USB2) and the ASI120MM-S (USB3), not for the ASI120MM mini, but as the other thread also concludes, the USB2 versions are just trouble. I tried the ASI120MM using 8 bit instead of 16 bit (which is not required for guiding anyway), but as I wrote, even with the firmware flash (which then actually produced a picture, vs no picture before) it remained unreliable. Too many frames dropped and garbled to make it useful for guiding.

I would get rid of it and go for the ASI120MM-S, which for me works without any hitch at all on Linux.

Atlas Pro AZ-EQ, ASI1600MM-Pro, ASI120MM-S, ES102ED, WO-Z61, Nikon D3300, ASI-EFW, ZWO LRGB,Ha,O3,S2 filter set

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9 months 1 week ago
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ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate? #44347
Thank you for the replies.

I can make the ZWO ASI 120MM Mini Mono work some times but it is not very stable and I have to use 8-bit mode.
However, I often see this kind of error messages:

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So, I have decided to return the camera and get a ToupTek camera instead.

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ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate? #44355
Good to see that you managed to replace the mini with a working camera, Stefan.

Jo, I share your experience with the ASI120MC USB 2 and 3 versions and I wasn’t able to flash the USB 2 version either. I was of the impression that the mini should work but it looks I was wrong.


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ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate? #44356
My ASI120 mini works just fine with Stellarmate on an RPi 3. I use it as a guidecam.

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ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate? #44392
Same for me, my ZWO ASI120MM Mini just works on both Windows and INDI.

My Altair GPCAM MT9m034M Mono is a different story, it's never worked on INDI and while it used to work on Windows now, with the latest driver updates, it doesn't. This is a rebadged ToupTek camera and neither Altair not Toupteck have shown the slightest interest in sorting this. Rumour has it that it depends on the type of hardware, some work and some don't.
Altair and Touptek have been added to the list of companies I won't buy anything from that uses electricity.

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9 months 5 days ago
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ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate? #44499
I received my new ToupTek Camera model GP1200KMB today and I am very happy to let you know that it works very good with StellarMate out of the box.
I don't have the same stability issues that I did with the ZWO ASI 120MM Mini Mono camera.

So now I am very happy :woohoo:
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9 months 5 days ago
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ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate? #44507
Hi
120mm stable and reliable on any usb port with this firmware:
drive.google.com/open?id=1eXBCN06Uz6pGdf-TDd_8ETVW5QRw9zSO
tested with ubuntu 18.04
Cheers and HTH

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9 months 5 days ago
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ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate? #44510
Where does this firmware come from? And is it for the 120mm or the mini?
My ASI 120MM and MC works like CR*P with messed up frames all over on RPI 3. Tried flashing the 'compatibility' firmware, and it does not work any better with or without...

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ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate? #44511
To my best of knowledge that firmware is for ASI120MM/MC and not for the mini since there is no downloadable firmware for the mini. This essentially is the compatibility firmware that you probably already applied. I did the same thing once and never got my ASI120MC to work properly as well so I replaced it with an ASI120MC-S (USB3 version) and that works like a charm.

ASI6200 and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro
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ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate? #44512
Hi
A search on 'cypress chipsets usb' should throw it up. I always had difficulty finding it so when I had it working, I saved a copy.
I have only tested it on Ubuntu on a Dell laptop. The reason we needed it is that we didn't have a spare usb2 port. You can choose which zwo model you have on the command line when you update the firmware.
HTH and clear skeis

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ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate? #44513
Ah, thanks. It must be the same as I have already tried. I was hoping that someone had modified it, such that it would actually work :-)

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