Sonny Cavazos replied to the topic 'QHYCCD can't connect at all.' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

If you can open a terminal window on the Raspberry pi and enter tail -f /var/log/syslog and then connect your camera you can see if it successfully connects to the RPI4. I have had issues with a USB3.0 hub not having enough power to run the camera. A warning will show up in the terminal window if that's the case.

I don't think the RPI4 ports are powerful enough to run the QHY coldmos cameras.

-Sonny

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Create a copy of the location using the plus sign in the geographic settings.

Then you should be able to enter your data and set DST. It will be a manual DST setting, but at least you will only have to change it when you change DST in your location.

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I have only seen that happen once on my setup. It's when I was looping the capture in the focus module (I thought I had the imaging camera selected, but it was in fact doing the guide camera instead)

Make sure the guide camera is only being used in the guide module.

Another time I had issues is when I was capturing dark frames for my guide camera, the system would allow the guide camera to capture guide stars, or focus even though it was doing a dark capture (it messed up my dark capture session).

This was on one of the nightly windows builds.

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Great work gang!

Really great presentation!

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What it is used for is to control the speed of the download. I am not sure, but as I understand it, USB traffic can cause artifacts in the image when downloading from the sensor. I am not sure this is the case however.

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Its located in the INDI driver panel. Go to the INDI Driver panel, then go to your camera, look at the tabs, it should be there.

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Sonny Cavazos replied to the topic 'Zwo vs QHY' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I own both ASI and QHY cameras.  

I do know that both ASI and QHY have the same sensors typically.  ASI tends to be more compatible with USB3.0, as with QHY it really needs specific hardware configurations to work properly.  QHY does seem to require a powered USB3.0 Hub as looking at the logs, I can see times where the QHY rejects connection due to power requirements.

I find that QHY offers more modes (typically 4 modes for the high end sensors).  I like that because I may use it on a brighter target, I can use the photographic mode, or sometimes I need high gain with a lower readout noise mode.  I can pick and choose which mode best suits my targets.
I know it is available on the QHY600m/c  QHY 268m/c QHY 367c.  

I also like that most QHY cameras come with dew heaters built into the housing.  I know ASI now typically offers this, but at the time, they did not.  on most cooled cameras QHY has a heater as standard equipment.  Very needed in my deep south Texas environment.

That's my take.

-Sonny


ASI does not offer this.

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I was tracking the moon on my CEM60 it would not track very well.

I ensured I had Lunar in the INDI Control Panel of K-Stars, and then went outside to see what the hand controller said.  It showed it was in Solar tracking mode.  I flipped it to Lunar, came back inside and looked at the INDI Control panel and it now showed Solar.

Seems the drop down is reversed. 

-Sonny

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Hey Hy, yeah, I am running the Windows build off of binary-factory.

So I am running windows with remote INDI server on Ubuntu.

Does that make a difference?

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Update: I added another Telescope using the same info for my ES140CF (140 Apt - 910 FL) and not it's working great.

Old Telescope profile fails. Shows large FOV

-Sonny

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INDI toolbar has disappeared after the May 18th Commit.

 

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My Nightly (Windows64) when aligning shows a much larger FOV than my current scope and Camera.  It seems the camera parameters are not being used as I can switch between my APS-C 268c and 178m and the FOV does not change.  Seems to show FF FOV now.

Anyone else notice this?  I have checked all my settings and they seem correct.

-Sonny
 

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