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

Thats interesting. Maybe the driver issues are resolved or the issues im having are specific to my setup. Either way good luck with the camera.

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Benjamin replied to the topic 'Omegon Camera veTEC 533 C Color' in the forum. 1 month ago

Well, the camera is great, but I still haven’t really been able to get it to work with INDI. After some help the camera does get recognised, but for example the program crashes when trying to platesolve or randomly during exposures. I’ve resolved this by using the ToupLite capture software which isn’t really ideal but gets the job done. (Where I live clear nights are super rare so I don’t really have the time to try and fix the issues with the driver).

The camera itself works perfectly, the cooling system is quick and effective, the subs look great even with short exposure times.

Hope this helps with your decision...

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Hi there

Unfortunately I can only reproduce the crash when under the night sky, and I don’t know when the weather will be clear again.

Either way, I’ve already come up with an alternative solution for the plate solving so everything should work out.

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Hello again

After 2 weeks of cloudy weather I finally got to test the camera with the new driver under clear skies last night.
Unfortunately, I’ve run into a new issue.

After slewing to a target, I tried to run the (Internal) plate solver with the Omegon Pro camera to accurately position my telescope.
The first solve worked perfectly fine, the telescope realized it was pointing to the wrong spot, issued a correction and captured another image. Right after that, the whole KStars program completely crashed. I tried the whole thing again 2 times, same result. I also tried selecting the Sync option in the plate solver and running multiple solves separately, again KStars crashed after capturing the second image.
I then also tried to plate solve with my ZWO Asi 120mc-s camera and it worked perfectly fine.

Could this be an issue with the driver, or am I doing something wrong?

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Just downloaded and tested it. Works perfectly. Thanks a thousand times!

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Thank you for the help. Hopefully I can get this to work soon.

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Thank you for the reply.

I have now installed version 3.5.0

This version even has a driver named “Omegon Pro”.
However, when I try to connect the with the Omegon Pro or the Toupcam driver, I get the error message
“Driver indi_toupcam_ccd was not found on the system. Please make sure the package that provides the ‘indi_toupcam_ccd’ binary is installed.

So apparently with the new version the drivers aren’t installed anymore?
Can I install them separately?

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Benjamin replied to the topic 'Omegon Camera veTEC 533 C Color' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi there!

I actually tried to connect this exact camera to my MacBook with Ekos (KStars Version 3.4.2) yesterday and it didn’t work. As required I used the toupcam driver but when I tried connecting it said:
“No toupcam detected. Power on?”

However when I tried to connect the camera with the touplite capture software from the ToupTek website, the camera connected just fine and worked perfectly.
Am I just doing something wrong or is it possible that the toupcam driver is outdated/ not compatible with this camera?

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Benjamin replied to the topic 'Omegon Camera veTEC 533 C Color' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello!

I actually tried to connect the exact camera mentioned here with Ekos (KStars Version 3.4.2) today and it didn’t work.
As required I used the toupcam driver but when I tried connecting it said

“No toupcam detected. Power on?”

Am I doing something wrong or is it possible that this model is not compatible with the current toupcam driver at all?

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Hello!

So yesterday I tried to connect my new camera (Omegon veTEC 533 C Color) to my MacBook using Ekos (KStars Version 3.4.2), and it didn't work. Every time I tried to connect the cam I got the error message:
"No Toupcam detected. Power on?"
However when I used the ToupLite software from the Touptek website the camera connected without any problems and worked perfectly.
The driver I used was the Toupcam driver (which according to manufacturer is required for this camera).

Is it possible that I am doing something wrong or is the camera just not compatible with Ekos at all?

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