Hello, 

I am just a click away from Buy Now button for GEM28, so you, owners can you verify that the mount works too with the cable connected directly to PC with Kstars? (as far as I can understand there is a USB cable from the controller that you can connect on a PC).


Thank you!


 

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Euripides created a new topic ' Change the main screen info' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello!

Is there a way to change the main screen info? For example, I do not use a focuser, so there is a window that has no use there. It could be really handy to have there the cooler temperature, so I do not have to go to the camera tab.

Also, can I have a main live log file? I would like to have all my useful info in one tab: the preview image, the guiding log, the temperature etc. Now, I have to go to the guide tab and look at the bottom for every step.

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Euripides replied to the topic 'Omegon Camera veTEC 533 C Color' in the forum. 3 months ago

So the camera is here, but maybe my settings/selections are wrong, cause this is not the result I was looking for.

The output file should be gray and 18Mb but my files are 27,1Mb and colored. I've only changed my main camera in my profile and worked ok.









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Euripides replied to the topic 'Omegon Camera veTEC 533 C Color' in the forum. 3 months ago

AstroNerd wrote: FYI, the Altair Astro cameras are also identical to those too, and are just a rebrand, and use the same driver apart from a couple of changes....



I've seen them too - in fact I was thinking about the 183, but I've decided to go for the 533 sensor. In addition to that, UK now has customs, so sadly, this is no longer an option.

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Euripides replied to the topic 'Omegon Camera veTEC 533 C Color' in the forum. 3 months ago

FYI, I've just had a communication with astroshop.eu and they've informed me that :

The INDI driver for this camera is included in the regular INDI library. You should see the selection for ToupCam and/or Omegon Camera in Ekos when selecting a camera in the profile editor.
(ToupTek and Omegon Cameras are identical, they share the same driver: www.indilib.org/ccds/toupcam-cameras.html )


In addition to that, the same person informed me that he actually uses this camera with a Raspberry PI and Stellarmate with no issues.

So those are good news :-)

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Euripides replied to the topic 'Omegon Camera veTEC 533 C Color' in the forum. 3 months ago

I wonder if anyone with the appropriate skills - this is not me for sure :-) - could understand if the Omegon Pro SDK is helpful to add, edit something into the build (?)



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Euripides replied to the topic 'Omegon Camera veTEC 533 C Color' in the forum. 3 months ago

Oh! This is really a drawback !

I use exclusive Raspberry Pi with Astroberry on the field at the moment.

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Euripides replied to the topic 'Omegon Camera veTEC 533 C Color' in the forum. 3 months ago

Did you have any luck with the camera?

I am just a click away to order it.

As per the product description:
Compatibility: The Omegon Pro cameras are compatible with a wide range of available astrophotography programs through the common interfaces ASCOM and INDI. Native compatibility is also being added to a growing number of programs, like PHD2 and N.I.N.A.

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Euripides replied to the topic 'Omegon Camera veTEC 533 C Color' in the forum. 4 months ago

Thanks! Good to know that!

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Euripides created a new topic ' Omegon Camera veTEC 533 C Color' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello!

I've seen this camera Omegon Camera veTEC 533 C Color and as far as I can understand is the same as the ASI 533 (?).

Does anyone has any more info about this (used it)? Is it possible to be already compatible with Ekos (due to the same sensor - if that is correct of course) ?

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rlancaste wrote: "So if I leave both options unchecked, I will be able to plate solve, no matter where my camera is pointing?"

Yes, the true power of StellarSolver is that it can blindly solve very very fast compared to the old methods. if you do a blind solve, another words a solve without using the Scale or Position to inform the solve, then it can solve no matter which way the camera is pointing in the sky or what the scale of the telescope happens to be. In the past, a blind solve would have taken a very very long time, but with this new solver I have worked on, it can do it in a mere fraction of that time. Now, that being said, I wouldn't recommend blind solving all the time. In order to blind solve, the computer must do a lot of work and takes a lot more energy, it also has to start a bunch of threads and of course there is then an increased risk of some kind of issue happening, like using up all the ram of a small raspberry pi (if that is what you are doing the plate solving on). So I wouldn't recommend plate solving with those options turned off unless it is necessary. But when it is, it will be much better than before I think.



Tried it last night out on the field and I had a successful session.

After PA, turned on my RPI and while I was at Polaris, gone for a blind plate solve. Success!
Then I've framed my target and again plate solve worked just fine.

All of the above, without using the scale and position options checked. So probably I have just to change a bit my usual session habits :-)

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