Stefan R. replied to the topic 'ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate?' in the forum. 1 month ago

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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Stefan R. created a new topic ' Powerbank for StellarMate' in the forum. 1 month ago

I found a really good powerbank that works great to power my StellarMate when I am away from a standard power socket.
I guess all powerbanks with the right specifications will work, but it took me a while to find one that had the right specifications.
So I just want to share here, hoping that someone can use this for inspiration.

After several hours of research I ended up buying this powerbank (Deltaco PB-1069):
www.deltaco.dk/kategorier/deltaco/el-art...r/powerbanks/PB-1069

The reason I chose that was because it has a USB-A that supports 5V/3A fast charge.
According to the specifications all ports support up to 3A but I wanted to make sure that one port at least would match the precise requirements of StellarMate.

Remember that you also need to get a cable that supports 3A charging.
Apparently this is not easy to find either.

I ended up buying this cable that supports 3A charging. I was not able to find a cable more than 1m long:
www.deltaco.dk/kategorier/deltaco/kabler...a-micro-b-ha/USB-216

The StellarMate boots without any problems and I have used it with both TeamViewer and remotely from my PC via KStars/Ekos without any issues.
I have seen no warnings about voltage or anything else, so it looks like it is a perfect match.

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Stefan R. replied to the topic 'ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate?' in the forum. 1 month ago

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:

[Warning: Spoiler!]

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

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Stefan R. replied to the topic 'ToupTek GCMOS Driver' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi,
The last post on this topic was written more than a year ago.
Does anyone know if ToupTek cameras (USB 2.0) are working with StellarMate now?

On the camera compatibility list here on indilib.org it looks like all ToupTek cameras are supported, but I want to be sure since I already tried a ZWO ASI camera and failed due to the apparently "well known" issue with ASI USB 2.0 firmware not working correctly with Linux.
And this topic also makes me extra careful about getting a ToupTek camera.

I am thinking about getting this one:
www.astroshop.eu/astronomical-cameras/to...-mono-guider/p,51865

But it must work with StellarMate, otherwise I will return it.

Thanks in advance,

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Stefan R. created a new topic ' ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Have any of you ever used "ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono" successfully with StellarMate?
I bought one but I have some issues making it work and it looks like there are no compatible firmware to that can be used to fix the issue.
Now I am thinking about returning it since I cannot make it work and I have found other topics on this forum regarding issues with compatibility.

But what should I get instead?
I have looked at these:
- ToupTek Camera G-1200-KMB Mono Guider
- Omegon Camera GUIDE 1200 M Mono

A quick search reveals that the ToupTek camera may have the same issues. But the compatibility list here on indilib.org claims that all ToupTek cameras are supported...
Omegon is not on the compatibility list here on indilib.org but the sales page of the camera claims that it is fully INDI compatible...
See this link. Can I trust that claim?
www.astroshop.eu/astronomical-cameras/om...-1200-m-mono/p,61035

I am really happy with my StellarMate and it works great with my CEM25P mount, but I have not had much luck with cameras yet.
So I hope you can help :-)

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