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Sorry its the old driver issue (I think)
Im running win 10 and have a QHY 5 II M
ASCOM 4 driver
Camera shows up in Device Manager as:
Astroimaging - QHY5II
Start Sharp Cap and it finds: QHY 5 II M and connects - however if i start to capture there is just a dark screen (given it day time and the camera has plenty of light I would have expected basically a white screen)
Start QGVideo and it just says No Camera Detected
Im sure it is a driver issues but I find the info online overwhelming as there is so much
Pointers really appreciated
A very rushed "First Light" image of my new kit. Many friends here know what I've recently purchased, but officially here is the announcement. Its a QHY9 Monochrome CCD camera with a Slim filter wheel for 7 x 36mm round filters. There are also LRGB Ha OIII and SII filters purchased. I also got a QHY5L-II guider and some other adapters to fit the whole thing together. After a couple tries, first light was last night and i've deviated from the M42 aka Orion Nebula image. This is the Rosette Nebula (Caldwell 49), and its associated cluster NGC2244 are approximately 5000 light years away in the Monoceros Constellation. Image is a stack of 18x300s in H-alpha lights, no darks and flats taken. Stacked using Median method in Deep Sky Stacker and quickly processed in Photoshop using only crop, levels, curves and unsharp mask. C&C are more than welcome.
I want to use my QHY5 with OpenCV on the Raspberry Pi. From what I know so far OpenCV supports v4l2. So if the QHY5 driver is a v4l2 driver it should work without a problem. But it does not.
Looking at the PHD2 code I see that it is used with the plain libusb API, so perhaps the QHY5 driver is a plain USB driver but not a v4l2 driver. The device is listed as /dev/QHY5 while I suspect it should be /dev/video0 because v4l2 is a video driver. Yet, I have seen Python code (at http://sy2000.blogspot.com/) that uses the QHY5 with OpenCV happily, unfortunately little was said about the driver.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Last night I could not get my QHY5 to work. I have been playing with it today - uninstalling drivers and reinstalling. It seemed to have expired but has just come back to life - maybe.
I have been getting these messages in PHD2 about ASCOM and windows. Anyone have any idea what these mean? As I say I reinstalled all the drivers including ASCOM.
Before it goes in the bin, can anyone offer any assistance please.
Hi please could anyone provide me advice about using a C9.25 for deep sky imaging?
I currently have a SW 200P (F5) reflector and a SQ Equinox 80 (F6.25) refractor and an EQ6. I have been guiding reasonably successfully using a finder guider (QHY5).
I'm thinking of changing the 200P to an C9.25 (f10) Schmidt Cassegrain (with a reducer (F6.3)) for a different and hopefully positive experience. I intend to image planets and DSOs and also general observing.
I thinking of setting up my scopes permanently using a dual mounting bar so that I can have both wide field short focal length views and narrow long focal length views. I assume that this is sensible but if not please let me know.
I see 3 opions open to me
Use the C9.25 with a reducer and a QHY5 finder guider - has anyone have any success with the approach? Guide with using a combination of the equinox and the QHY5, as both the EQ80 and C9.25 would be mounted on the dual bar. I expect this would be a bit fiddly though as I would need to move the camera when switching between imaging scopes Buy an OAG and attach the QHY5 (if this is even possible). This is may least favourite as its additional cost and I have no experience with OAG, but if it mans more time actually imaging that kicking and shouting at my gear then Ill continue saving. Any advice would be very much appreciated before I waste any money and time, as both are always scarce.
Thanks for looking