Thanks for your reply. I’m very new in this game, but I will try to check if I have the latest driver and the latest software on the stellarmate. I have two cameras attached to the stellarmate, the other camera is an altair 183c where there are no problems. So wondering if banding should be a power issue, but maybe I should consider trying a power hub in between.
On my setup, I use a 12v powered hub, powering my DSLR, my raspberry with Stellarmate OS (Thanks Jasem, great tool !) and my SV305.
The raspberry doesn't power anything, and I don't have any banding. No banding on my SV305 PRO either (direct laptop USB3 powering, for planetary).
The 183c power regulation is certainly much better than the SV305 one.
I have SV105 and using V4L2 driver it works good, but I bought better cable. Rarely freezes, but it is not so sensitive and 0.5s max exposure time is disaster. Also for my version you have to set Gain to 67, because in 68 it goes back to 0 amd 100 is around 40 actually and 67 is 100.
Yea, I was actually trying to reply to post from previous page but forum does not. work well woth quotes in mobile so I used just quick reply and post seems out of. contex.
I use exactly that driver that you linked and it works almost as good for me as I would expect only issue is extremely low native exposure of cam itself so. it basically it cannot be called astronomy camera.
Don't expect miracles from a 50$ camera. In my mind, SV105 and SV205 can be used as "Moon electronic eyepieces", or cheap planetary imagers, but no more.
In my opinion, the cheapest "Astronomy" cameras are the T7C, and better, the T7M. The T7M is a nice guiding cam.
The SV305 does a great job for it's price : Guiding, Planetary and some easy Deep Sky.
I will perhaps buy an SV305M Pro to test it on lucky imaging in the coming days.
A mono IMX290 should give some results.
Hi Colin, so my new SV305M Pro is on my desk and now I would like to ask you for small support: how can I build the driver?
edit: I have tried the included driver and getting Error get camera pixel size failed (on linux laptop)