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Fivel

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  1. Hi again James. How is time in your observatory going? As to oaCapture ver. 1.7.0 for Mac, it just crashes when I try to connect to the camera. In your installation package for OSX (Sierra for me) is the a dependency missing for the camera? Has this dmg package been tested with Sierra? I did not have this issue with the previous 32 bit app, as to crashing. Do I need to re-install libusb for instance? Stay healthy. Fivel
  2. Here is a smartphone adapter that was well reviewed by Mike Weasner on his website. Levenhuk A10 Universal Smartphone Adapter for Telescopes, Microscopes and Binoculars Just Google this to find vendors and prices. Fivel
  3. Hello and welcome to this great endeavor. As to iPhone apps, check out Mike Weasner's great review of three new apps. http://www.weasner.com/co/Reports/2020/04/28/index.html Of course, there are several more apps available for the iPhone., such as Nightcap Camera. These are image capture pass, but you will need some others for guiding and post processing. A web search should help there. Enjoy the ride and stay healthy. Fivel
  4. Thanks Frank for that info. I thought that the (now sadly deceased) owner of Astronomics, may have said that several months ago, when I was asking about spacing. I think he said that no additional spacers are needed. Yet, the info that comes with the reducer says to use the 55mm spacing. I am not using a "T" ring, but have some spacers of the same length. I hope that solves my issue. Dark skies for you. Fivel
  5. Hello to all.I just bought an Astro Tech (AT) .8 focal reducer/flattener model ATR8 for my scope, and ZWO camera.I have the AT 80mm/F480mm ED triplet scope and the ZWO1600MC-C camera.The FR/FF is apparently made by GSO. The manufacturer recommends a spacing (FF rear shoulder to camera sensor) of 55mm.I tried some images, but that spacing seems to much. The stacked images show a large central bright image circle surrounded by a more normal brightness. Also the stars are showing coma. So it seems that the image circle isn't covering the sensor properly.Is anyone familiar with this FF/FR and the
  6. For Gimp, there is either Gimp 2.10 native or MacGimp 2.10 native. I have used both. Also I mostly use Affinity Photo. Fivel
  7. Hello James and Happy new Year! I was wondering how the coding is coming, to correct the issues I previously posted? Is version 1.7 almost ready for primetime? The other capture app is still controlling my camera properly. But I hope to get back to using oaCapture soon. Fivel
  8. Hello. I the app will not allow me to change the debayer matrix pattern, wether I set the camera to RAW or RGB mode. The app stays in the mono default and the other options are greyed out. My camera (ZWOasi1600mc-c) is an OSC camera. The matrix pattern is GRBG. I did ensure that any capture is stopped before trying to set the matrix. Please advice me of the correct steps to allow all the matrices to be effective. Thanks. Fivel
  9. Thanks again James. Just as a reminder, it wasn't a crash, it just was inconsistent when controlling my camera. The last time I checked, I couldn't get longer than 1 minute exposures, even with 90 seconds set. The time before that, I had set 2 minute exposures to get 90 seconds. When the weather improves a but, I will reboot my Mac Mini to see if that helps. Maybe the computer and oaCapture have and issue, even though the others apps were fine at the low temps. Fivel
  10. Thanks Lames, you are a real blessing. I look forward to trying that new version. Fivel
  11. Hello again James. So, I know this is a busy holiday time and hope that soon you can figure something out. Merry Christmas to you and your family. How is your observatory doing so far? I just checked the ZWO website and there is no need for a MAC specific driver to download. I guess it is included with the OS. As I mentioned, but my typing did not complete, other capture apps have no issue controlling the cameras on my MAC. I saw a similar issue posted here a couple of years ago, with an older version of oaCapture. That individual had a memory trap or le
  12. Thanks for your quick reply James. As to the ASI camera library, since at least to other capture apps worked properly. I am at a loss. It also makes me wonder -why now, when oaCapture was working well for a long while? I thought something might have corrupted the app, but the re-install did not help. I sincerely hope you can help me get this working again. It had been a great app. Fivel
  13. Hello James. It has been a while since I posted, as until recently, all worked well. Within the last week the app stopped communicating the exposure and gain settings to my camera correctly. When I set an exposure, the actual exposure stops than what I set. For example I set the camera for 90 seconds, but it may run as little as 15 seconds or up to 1 minute, or it may not stop exposing at all until I reset the camera. I have also had issues with the gain going to a much higher level than what I set. I tried the same settings with a couple of other capture apps and they
  14. Hello again Han. I did post the issue on the ASTAP forum and even gave you a link to the Astrometry.net solve of one of my images. Have you had a chance to look at that link/solve? Fivel
  15. Thanks to both of you for your replies. I looked ta the Startech line and will look at Anker as well. The Startech only has a minor issue with the power connector (Phoenix type?). DArk, clear skies to all. Fivel
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