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SnakeyJ

Webcam Woes TS Astro Webcam - MA Planetary Imager

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I've recently purchased a CCD Solar System Imager TS Astro Webcam - MA Planetary Imager) from Modern Astronomy, but can't get this to function correctly with either Amcap, Sharpcap or Firecap programs.

My system is Win7 x64 and these programs work fine with several other webcams and a pt grey firefly mv. I have even tried a clean install on another laptop but get identical problems. Latest Win7 x 64 drivers are installed and I've also downloaded the latest versions of Amcap, Sharpcap and Firecap.

If I start Amcap or Sharpcap, I can select the DTCS033 CCD USB2.0 camera and I get a preview image but no access to camera control options. If I then try to capture the programs crash.

Firecap at least starts and lets me capture, but the only camera control I have access to is game and shutter speed, but I can't change the settings. I was able to shoot 4 x 1000 frame AVIs of Jupiter last night, but with no control of the camera they were badly over exposed and unuseable.

Device manager says the correct driver is installed and the device is working, but the camera seems to be returning some out of range values (see screenshot and attached debug.

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I suspect this is probably a hardware fault, but before I go back to Bern can anyone comment or say if they have got this working ok (especially on Win7 x64)?

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Debug file didn't attach but is here:

SharpCap, Version=1.5.0.344, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null

System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Value of '-2147483648' is not valid for 'Value'. 'Value' should be between 'minimum' and 'maximum'.

Parameter name: Value

at System.Windows.Forms.ProgressBar.set_Value(Int32 value)

at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripProgressBar.set_Value(Int32 value)

at SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.UpdateProgress(String status, Int32 value) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap\UI\SharpCapForm.cs:line 742

at SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.OnTimer() in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap\UI\SharpCapForm.cs:line 1050

at SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.m_timer_Tick(Object sender, EventArgs e) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap\UI\SharpCapForm.cs:line 1000

at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.OnTick(EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.TimerNativewindow.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.Nativewindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

===============================================================

Application Log (from start)

Warning: 22:11:15.0118923 SharpCap.FocuserFinder.TryLoadFocuserProxy(FileInfo fi) :: Failed to loaded FocuserProxy assembly Sharpcap.FocuserProxy.ASCOM.dll because : Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information.

Debug: 22:11:15.0274923 SharpCap.Base.CaptureProviderBase`1.Initialize(IWin32Window previewTargetWindow) :: Started

Debug: 22:11:15.0274923 PylonC.NETSupportLibrary.ImageProvider..ctor() :: Started

Debug: 22:11:15.0274923 PylonC.NETSupportLibrary.ImageProvider..ctor() :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:15.0274923 SharpCap.Base.CaptureProviderBase`1.Initialize(IWin32Window previewTargetWindow) :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:15.0274923 SharpCap.Base.CaptureProviderBase`1.Initialize(IWin32Window previewTargetWindow) :: Started

Debug: 22:11:15.0274923 PylonC.NETSupportLibrary.ImageProvider..ctor() :: Started

Debug: 22:11:15.0274923 PylonC.NETSupportLibrary.ImageProvider..ctor() :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:15.0274923 SharpCap.Base.CaptureProviderBase`1.Initialize(IWin32Window previewTargetWindow) :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:15.0430924 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.Initialize() :: Started

Debug: 22:11:15.0430924 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.Initialize() :: Device notification registered

Debug: 22:11:15.0430924 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.Initialize() :: Ended

Error: 22:11:15.0586924 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: Exception from Loading implementation assemby : C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\LXControllers\inpout32.dll : Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\LXControllers\inpout32.dll' or one of its dependencies. The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest.

Stack Trace: at System.Reflection.Assembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoad(AssemblyName assemblyRef, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoadFrom(String assemblyFile, Evidence securityEvidence, Byte[] hashValue, AssemblyHashAlgorithm hashAlgorithm, Boolean forIntrospection, StackCrawlMark& stackMark)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFrom(String assemblyFile)

at SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Base\InterfaceFactory.cs:line 55

Extra Info:

Error: 22:11:15.0742924 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: Exception from Loading implementation assemby : C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\.\ClrDump.dll : Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\ClrDump.dll' or one of its dependencies. The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest.

Stack Trace: at System.Reflection.Assembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoad(AssemblyName assemblyRef, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoadFrom(String assemblyFile, Evidence securityEvidence, Byte[] hashValue, AssemblyHashAlgorithm hashAlgorithm, Boolean forIntrospection, StackCrawlMark& stackMark)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFrom(String assemblyFile)

at SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Base\InterfaceFactory.cs:line 55

Extra Info:

Error: 22:11:15.0742924 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: Exception from Loading implementation assemby : C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\.\dbghelp.dll : Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\dbghelp.dll' or one of its dependencies. The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest.

Stack Trace: at System.Reflection.Assembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoad(AssemblyName assemblyRef, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoadFrom(String assemblyFile, Evidence securityEvidence, Byte[] hashValue, AssemblyHashAlgorithm hashAlgorithm, Boolean forIntrospection, StackCrawlMark& stackMark)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFrom(String assemblyFile)

at SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Base\InterfaceFactory.cs:line 55

Extra Info:

Error: 22:11:15.0742924 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: Exception from Loading implementation assemby : C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\.\FrameFlt.dll : Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\FrameFlt.dll' or one of its dependencies. The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest.

Stack Trace: at System.Reflection.Assembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoad(AssemblyName assemblyRef, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoadFrom(String assemblyFile, Evidence securityEvidence, Byte[] hashValue, AssemblyHashAlgorithm hashAlgorithm, Boolean forIntrospection, StackCrawlMark& stackMark)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFrom(String assemblyFile)

at SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Base\InterfaceFactory.cs:line 55

Extra Info:

Error: 22:11:15.0742924 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: Exception from Loading implementation assemby : C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\.\GMFBridge.dll : Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\GMFBridge.dll' or one of its dependencies. The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest.

Stack Trace: at System.Reflection.Assembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoad(AssemblyName assemblyRef, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoadFrom(String assemblyFile, Evidence securityEvidence, Byte[] hashValue, AssemblyHashAlgorithm hashAlgorithm, Boolean forIntrospection, StackCrawlMark& stackMark)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFrom(String assemblyFile)

at SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Base\InterfaceFactory.cs:line 55

Extra Info:

Error: 22:11:15.0742924 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: Exception from Loading implementation assemby : C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\.\m3api.dll : Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\m3api.dll' or one of its dependencies. The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest.

Stack Trace: at System.Reflection.Assembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoad(AssemblyName assemblyRef, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoadFrom(String assemblyFile, Evidence securityEvidence, Byte[] hashValue, AssemblyHashAlgorithm hashAlgorithm, Boolean forIntrospection, StackCrawlMark& stackMark)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFrom(String assemblyFile)

at SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Base\InterfaceFactory.cs:line 55

Extra Info:

Error: 22:11:15.0898924 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: Exception from Failed to load AscomCaptureProvider : Could not load file or assembly 'ASCOM.Utilities, Version=6.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=565de7938946fba7' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

Stack Trace: at SharpCap.Cameras.ASCOMCamera.AscomCaptureProvider.Initialize(IWin32Window previewTargetWindow)

at SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.AddProviderByReflection(String providerName, IWin32Window targetWindowHandle) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap\MultiCaptureProvider.cs:line 80

Extra Info:

Error: 22:11:15.0898924 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: Exception from Loading implementation assemby : C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\.\ClrDump.dll : Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\ClrDump.dll' or one of its dependencies. The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest.

Stack Trace: at System.Reflection.Assembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoad(AssemblyName assemblyRef, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoadFrom(String assemblyFile, Evidence securityEvidence, Byte[] hashValue, AssemblyHashAlgorithm hashAlgorithm, Boolean forIntrospection, StackCrawlMark& stackMark)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFrom(String assemblyFile)

at SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Base\InterfaceFactory.cs:line 55

Extra Info:

Error: 22:11:15.0898924 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: Exception from Loading implementation assemby : C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\.\dbghelp.dll : Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\dbghelp.dll' or one of its dependencies. The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest.

Stack Trace: at System.Reflection.Assembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoad(AssemblyName assemblyRef, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoadFrom(String assemblyFile, Evidence securityEvidence, Byte[] hashValue, AssemblyHashAlgorithm hashAlgorithm, Boolean forIntrospection, StackCrawlMark& stackMark)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFrom(String assemblyFile)

at SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Base\InterfaceFactory.cs:line 55

Extra Info:

Error: 22:11:15.0898924 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: Exception from Loading implementation assemby : C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\.\FrameFlt.dll : Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\FrameFlt.dll' or one of its dependencies. The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest.

Stack Trace: at System.Reflection.Assembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoad(AssemblyName assemblyRef, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoadFrom(String assemblyFile, Evidence securityEvidence, Byte[] hashValue, AssemblyHashAlgorithm hashAlgorithm, Boolean forIntrospection, StackCrawlMark& stackMark)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFrom(String assemblyFile)

at SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Base\InterfaceFactory.cs:line 55

Extra Info:

Error: 22:11:15.0898924 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: Exception from Loading implementation assemby : C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\.\GMFBridge.dll : Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\GMFBridge.dll' or one of its dependencies. The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest.

Stack Trace: at System.Reflection.Assembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoad(AssemblyName assemblyRef, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoadFrom(String assemblyFile, Evidence securityEvidence, Byte[] hashValue, AssemblyHashAlgorithm hashAlgorithm, Boolean forIntrospection, StackCrawlMark& stackMark)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFrom(String assemblyFile)

at SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Base\InterfaceFactory.cs:line 55

Extra Info:

Error: 22:11:15.0898924 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: Exception from Loading implementation assemby : C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\.\m3api.dll : Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\Program Files (x86)\rwg\SharpCap\m3api.dll' or one of its dependencies. The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest.

Stack Trace: at System.Reflection.Assembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoad(AssemblyName assemblyRef, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoadFrom(String assemblyFile, Evidence securityEvidence, Byte[] hashValue, AssemblyHashAlgorithm hashAlgorithm, Boolean forIntrospection, StackCrawlMark& stackMark)

at System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFrom(String assemblyFile)

at SharpCap.Base.InterfaceFactory`2.ScanDll(String filename) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Base\InterfaceFactory.cs:line 55

Extra Info:

Debug: 22:11:15.0898924 SharpCap.Base.CaptureProviderBase`1.Initialize(IWin32Window previewTargetWindow) :: Started

Debug: 22:11:15.0898924 SharpCap.Cameras.Ximea.XimeaCaptureProvider.CreateImageProviderAndHookupEvents() :: Started

Debug: 22:11:15.0898924 SharpCap.Base.CaptureProviderBase`1.Initialize(IWin32Window previewTargetWindow) :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:15.0898924 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.Initialize() :: Started

Debug: 22:11:15.0898924 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.Initialize() :: Device notification registered

Debug: 22:11:15.0898924 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.Initialize() :: Ended

Info: 22:11:15.4954932 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.DeviceEnumerator.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : Integrated Camera to menu

Info: 22:11:15.4954932 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.DeviceEnumerator.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : DTCS033 CCD USB2.0 Camera to menu

Info: 22:11:15.4954932 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.DeviceEnumerator.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : Point Grey Camera to menu

Debug: 22:11:15.4954932 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.OpenDevice(DeviceTagData deviceTag) :: Opening device : DTCS033 CCD USB2.0 Camera

Debug: 22:11:15.5110932 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.ApplyDefaultProfile() :: Started

Debug: 22:11:15.5110932 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.ApplyDefaultProfile() :: Ended (No default defined for this camera)

Debug: 22:11:15.5110932 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.StartPreview() :: Started

Debug: 22:11:15.5266932 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureControlFactory.GetPinControls() :: Pin controls being added

Info: 22:11:15.5422932 SharpCap.DirectShow.FrameRatePropertyControl..ctor(ISampleCaptureGraphBuilder builder, IAMStreamConfig streamConfig, IPreviewControl captureControl, IBaseFilter baseFilter, IWin32Window windowHandle) :: No IAMVideoControl interfaces - interesting...

Info: 22:11:15.5422932 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureControlFactory.GetCameraControls() :: No native IAMCameraControl

Info: 22:11:15.5422932 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureControlFactory.GetCameraControls() :: IAMCameraControl interface not found - no camera controls will be available

Info: 22:11:15.5422932 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureControlFactory.GetProcAmpControls() :: No native IAmVideoProcAmp

Info: 22:11:15.5422932 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureControlFactory.GetProcAmpControls() :: IAMVideoProcAmp interface not found - no proc amp controls will be available

Debug: 22:11:15.5578933 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.LogPreviewDeviceParams() :: Trying to start preview for colour space : RGB24

Debug: 22:11:15.5578933 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.LogPreviewDeviceParams() :: Resolution is : 640x480

Debug: 22:11:15.6514934 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.StartPreview() :: preview graph rendered to sample grabber and UI

Debug: 22:11:15.6514934 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.StartPreview() :: capture graph rendered to frame filter and preview sink

Debug: 22:11:16.3417312 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.InitializedDroppedFrames() :: Ended (Camera driver cannot report frame capture and drop information)

Info: 22:11:16.3437313 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.Current_OnCaptureEvent(Object sender, CaptureEventArgs e) :: Capture Event : StartPreview

Debug: 22:11:16.3527318 SharpCap.UI.ControlForm.InitControls(CaptureControl control, String deviceName, IFocuserProxy focuser) :: Started

Debug: 22:11:16.4647382 SharpCap.UI.ControlForm.InitControls(CaptureControl control, String deviceName, IFocuserProxy focuser) :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:16.4657383 SharpCap.UI.ControlForm.set_ItemsEnabled(Boolean value) :: Started

Debug: 22:11:16.4657383 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.StartPreview() :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:20.7469831 SharpCap.Cameras.Basler.CaptureProvider.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Started

Error: 22:11:20.7519834 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: Exception from Enumerating Basler Devices : The type initializer for 'PylonC.NET.Pylon' threw an exception.

Stack Trace: at PylonC.NET.Pylon.EnumerateDevices()

at PylonC.NETSupportLibrary.DeviceEnumerator.EnumerateDevices() in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Cameras.Basler\SupportLib\DeviceEnumerator.cs:line 17

at SharpCap.Cameras.Basler.CaptureProvider.GetEnumeratedDevices() in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Cameras.Basler\BaslerCaptureProvider.cs:line 258

at SharpCap.Cameras.Basler.CaptureProvider.EnumDevices() in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Cameras.Basler\BaslerCaptureProvider.cs:line 236

Extra Info:

Error: 22:11:20.7529835 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.TraceException(String action, Exception e, String additionalInfo) :: Inner Exception : System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

at PylonC.NET.Bootstrapper.Initialize()

at PylonC.NET.Pylon..cctor()

Debug: 22:11:20.7529835 SharpCap.Cameras.Basler.CaptureProvider.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:20.7529835 SharpCap.Cameras.Basler.CaptureProvider.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Started

Error: 22:11:20.7539835 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: Exception from Enumerating Basler Devices : The type initializer for 'PylonC.NET.Pylon' threw an exception.

Stack Trace: at PylonC.NET.Pylon.EnumerateDevices()

at PylonC.NETSupportLibrary.DeviceEnumerator.EnumerateDevices() in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Cameras.Basler\SupportLib\DeviceEnumerator.cs:line 17

at SharpCap.Cameras.Basler.CaptureProvider.GetEnumeratedDevices() in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Cameras.Basler\BaslerCaptureProvider.cs:line 258

at SharpCap.Cameras.Basler.CaptureProvider.EnumDevices() in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap.Cameras.Basler\BaslerCaptureProvider.cs:line 236

Extra Info:

Error: 22:11:20.7539835 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.TraceException(String action, Exception e, String additionalInfo) :: Inner Exception : System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

at PylonC.NET.Bootstrapper.Initialize()

at PylonC.NET.Pylon..cctor()

Debug: 22:11:20.7549836 SharpCap.Cameras.Basler.CaptureProvider.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Ended

Info: 22:11:20.7629841 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.DeviceEnumerator.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : Integrated Camera to menu

Info: 22:11:20.7629841 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.DeviceEnumerator.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : DTCS033 CCD USB2.0 Camera to menu

Info: 22:11:20.7629841 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.DeviceEnumerator.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : Point Grey Camera to menu

Info: 22:11:20.7719846 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.DeviceEnumerator.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : Integrated Camera to menu

Info: 22:11:20.7719846 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.DeviceEnumerator.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : DTCS033 CCD USB2.0 Camera to menu

Info: 22:11:20.7719846 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.DeviceEnumerator.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : Point Grey Camera to menu

Debug: 22:11:20.7799850 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Started

Info: 22:11:20.7799850 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Getting list of available decives

Debug: 22:11:20.7809851 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Device enumerator created OK

Debug: 22:11:20.7879855 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Video class enumerator created OK

Debug: 22:11:20.7889856 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Investigating device : @device:pnp:\\?\usb#vid_17ef&pid_4811&mi_00#7&377b81cd&1&0000#{65e8773d-8f56-11d0-a3b9-00a0c9223196}\global

Info: 22:11:20.7899856 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : Integrated Camera to menu

Debug: 22:11:20.7909857 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Investigating device : @device:sw:{860BB310-5D01-11D0-BD3B-00A0C911CE86}\DTCS033 CCD USB2.0 Camera

Info: 22:11:20.7909857 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : DTCS033 CCD USB2.0 Camera to menu

Debug: 22:11:20.7909857 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Investigating device : @device:sw:{860BB310-5D01-11D0-BD3B-00A0C911CE86}\{6BC8245F-7967-4197-B3F3-5CD16BCA8FD2}

Info: 22:11:20.7909857 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : Point Grey Camera to menu

Info: 22:11:20.7919857 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Completed video enumeration - found 3 devices.

Debug: 22:11:20.7919857 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:20.7969860 SharpCap.Cameras.Ximea.XimeaCaptureProvider.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Started

Debug: 22:11:20.8119869 SharpCap.Cameras.Ximea.XimeaCaptureProvider.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:20.8119869 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Started

Info: 22:11:20.8119869 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Getting list of available decives

Debug: 22:11:20.8119869 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Device enumerator created OK

Debug: 22:11:20.8189873 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Video class enumerator created OK

Debug: 22:11:20.8189873 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Investigating device : @device:pnp:\\?\usb#vid_17ef&pid_4811&mi_00#7&377b81cd&1&0000#{65e8773d-8f56-11d0-a3b9-00a0c9223196}\global

Info: 22:11:20.8189873 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : Integrated Camera to menu

Debug: 22:11:20.8199873 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Investigating device : @device:sw:{860BB310-5D01-11D0-BD3B-00A0C911CE86}\DTCS033 CCD USB2.0 Camera

Info: 22:11:20.8199873 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : DTCS033 CCD USB2.0 Camera to menu

Debug: 22:11:20.8209874 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Investigating device : @device:sw:{860BB310-5D01-11D0-BD3B-00A0C911CE86}\{6BC8245F-7967-4197-B3F3-5CD16BCA8FD2}

Info: 22:11:20.8209874 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : Point Grey Camera to menu

Info: 22:11:20.8219874 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Completed video enumeration - found 3 devices.

Debug: 22:11:20.8219874 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:20.8219874 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Started

Info: 22:11:20.8219874 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Getting list of available decives

Debug: 22:11:20.8289878 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Device enumerator created OK

Debug: 22:11:20.8369883 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Video class enumerator created OK

Debug: 22:11:20.8369883 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Investigating device : @device:pnp:\\?\usb#vid_17ef&pid_4811&mi_00#7&377b81cd&1&0000#{65e8773d-8f56-11d0-a3b9-00a0c9223196}\global

Info: 22:11:20.8379884 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : Integrated Camera to menu

Debug: 22:11:20.8379884 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Investigating device : @device:sw:{860BB310-5D01-11D0-BD3B-00A0C911CE86}\DTCS033 CCD USB2.0 Camera

Info: 22:11:20.8379884 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : DTCS033 CCD USB2.0 Camera to menu

Debug: 22:11:20.8379884 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Investigating device : @device:sw:{860BB310-5D01-11D0-BD3B-00A0C911CE86}\{6BC8245F-7967-4197-B3F3-5CD16BCA8FD2}

Info: 22:11:20.8379884 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Adding device : Point Grey Camera to menu

Info: 22:11:20.8379884 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Completed video enumeration - found 3 devices.

Debug: 22:11:20.8389884 SharpCap.DirectShow.Capture.GetDeviceMenuItems() :: Ended

Info: 22:11:24.3881914 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.StopCurrentDevice() :: Stopping device.

Debug: 22:11:24.3891915 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.StopPreview() :: Started

Info: 22:11:24.4441946 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.Current_OnCaptureEvent(Object sender, CaptureEventArgs e) :: Capture Event : StopPreview

Debug: 22:11:24.4441946 SharpCap.UI.ControlForm.set_ItemsEnabled(Boolean value) :: Started

Debug: 22:11:24.4511950 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureGraphBuilder.RemoveDownstream(IBaseFilter filter) :: Started

Debug: 22:11:24.4521951 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureGraphBuilder.RemoveDownstream(IBaseFilter filter) :: Started

Debug: 22:11:24.4521951 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureGraphBuilder.RemoveDownstream(IBaseFilter filter) :: Started

Debug: 22:11:24.4521951 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureGraphBuilder.RemoveDownstream(IBaseFilter filter) :: Started

Debug: 22:11:24.4521951 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureGraphBuilder.RemoveDownstream(IBaseFilter filter) :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:24.4531951 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureGraphBuilder.RemoveDownstream(IBaseFilter filter) :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:24.4531951 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureGraphBuilder.RemoveDownstream(IBaseFilter filter) :: Started

Debug: 22:11:24.4531951 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureGraphBuilder.RemoveDownstream(IBaseFilter filter) :: Started

Debug: 22:11:24.4531951 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureGraphBuilder.RemoveDownstream(IBaseFilter filter) :: Started

Debug: 22:11:24.4531951 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureGraphBuilder.RemoveDownstream(IBaseFilter filter) :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:24.4561953 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureGraphBuilder.RemoveDownstream(IBaseFilter filter) :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:24.4561953 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureGraphBuilder.RemoveDownstream(IBaseFilter filter) :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:24.4561953 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureGraphBuilder.RemoveDownstream(IBaseFilter filter) :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:24.4561953 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureGraphBuilder.RemoveDownstream(IBaseFilter filter) :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:24.4561953 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.StopPreview() :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:24.4601955 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.OpenDevice(DeviceTagData deviceTag) :: Opening device : DTCS033 CCD USB2.0 Camera

Debug: 22:11:24.4601955 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.ApplyDefaultProfile() :: Started

Debug: 22:11:24.4601955 SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.ApplyDefaultProfile() :: Ended (No default defined for this camera)

Debug: 22:11:24.4601955 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.StartPreview() :: Started

Debug: 22:11:24.4601955 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureControlFactory.GetPinControls() :: Pin controls being added

Info: 22:11:24.4601955 SharpCap.DirectShow.FrameRatePropertyControl..ctor(ISampleCaptureGraphBuilder builder, IAMStreamConfig streamConfig, IPreviewControl captureControl, IBaseFilter baseFilter, IWin32Window windowHandle) :: No IAMVideoControl interfaces - interesting...

Info: 22:11:24.4601955 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureControlFactory.GetCameraControls() :: No native IAMCameraControl

Info: 22:11:24.4601955 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureControlFactory.GetCameraControls() :: IAMCameraControl interface not found - no camera controls will be available

Info: 22:11:24.4601955 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureControlFactory.GetProcAmpControls() :: No native IAmVideoProcAmp

Info: 22:11:24.4601955 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureControlFactory.GetProcAmpControls() :: IAMVideoProcAmp interface not found - no proc amp controls will be available

Debug: 22:11:24.4601955 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.LogPreviewDeviceParams() :: Trying to start preview for colour space : RGB24

Debug: 22:11:24.4601955 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.LogPreviewDeviceParams() :: Resolution is : 640x480

Debug: 22:11:24.5381957 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.StartPreview() :: preview graph rendered to sample grabber and UI

Debug: 22:11:24.5381957 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.StartPreview() :: capture graph rendered to frame filter and preview sink

Debug: 22:11:25.2204330 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.InitializedDroppedFrames() :: Ended (Camera driver cannot report frame capture and drop information)

Info: 22:11:25.2204330 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.Current_OnCaptureEvent(Object sender, CaptureEventArgs e) :: Capture Event : StartPreview

Debug: 22:11:25.2214330 SharpCap.UI.ControlForm.InitControls(CaptureControl control, String deviceName, IFocuserProxy focuser) :: Started

Debug: 22:11:25.2914370 SharpCap.UI.ControlForm.InitControls(CaptureControl control, String deviceName, IFocuserProxy focuser) :: Ended

Debug: 22:11:25.2914370 SharpCap.UI.ControlForm.set_ItemsEnabled(Boolean value) :: Started

Debug: 22:11:25.2914370 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.StartPreview() :: Ended

Info: 22:11:58.5493393 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: About to run the capture : LimitType = FrameLimited, LimitValue = 100, SequenceCount = 1, SequenceInterval = 300

Debug: 22:11:58.5593398 SharpCap.Cameras.NewDirectShow.CaptureProvider.InitializedDroppedFrames() :: Ended (Camera driver cannot report frame capture and drop information)

Info: 22:11:58.5593398 SharpCap.MultiCaptureProvider.Current_OnCaptureEvent(Object sender, CaptureEventArgs e) :: Capture Event : StartCapture

Debug: 22:11:58.6153430 SharpCap.Base.Tracer.Trace(LogLevel level, String format, Object[] args) :: Captured frame count is -2147483648

Error: 22:11:58.6203433 System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Value of '-2147483648' is not valid for 'Value'. 'Value' should be between 'minimum' and 'maximum'.

Parameter name: Value

at System.Windows.Forms.ProgressBar.set_Value(Int32 value)

at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripProgressBar.set_Value(Int32 value)

at SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.UpdateProgress(String status, Int32 value) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap\UI\SharpCapForm.cs:line 742

at SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.OnTimer() in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap\UI\SharpCapForm.cs:line 1050

at SharpCap.UI.SharpCapForm.m_timer_Tick(Object sender, EventArgs e) in D:\Documents\Source Code\SharpCap\1.5\src\SharpCap\UI\SharpCapForm.cs:line 1000

at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.OnTick(EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.TimerNativewindow.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.Nativewindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

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Hi Snakeyj, I have just purchased the same webcam from MA. I too have W7 x64 but have only briefly mucked about with it. In Sharpcap, I find it often crashes with the same error report as you get, but I do have some success with the controls. I have yet to try it on my scope because of the weather so have not really given it a good try. I'm only a beginner, so cannot give you any helpful advice really, but it is supposed to work with W7 X64 according to the instructions. If you do contact MA, then perhaps you would be good enough to let me know how you get on. I haven't been much help I know, but at least someone else is suffering along with you!

Kevin.

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Kevin,

I spoke with Bernard at MA this afternoon (he gets an excellent rep around this forum and deservedly so judging by his patience listening to me go on this afternoon). I've sent him some screen shots and additional info direct by e-mail and he will forward this on to Teleskope Service who import and market these http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p1778_TS-Astro-CCD-Kamera---Mond---Planeten---1-25--Adapter.html

I'm pretty sure that mine is a firmware or hardware issue, returning out of range values for Exposure and Gain:

Shutter=2147483.8s
Gamma=39662525

Gain=981449432

Any chance I could ask a favour? Any chance you could install a copy of Firecap from http://firecapture.wonderplanets.de/ - its an alternative to Sharpcap, but seems to offer better camera control and much better debug. If you could fire this up and do a quick capture with the Planetary Imager you will see it saves a capture.txt file along with the capture.ser I would really like to see how this compares to one from my camera.

Hopefully this might help to locate the issue and pretty sure you'll find firecap very useful!

Regards - Jake

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Hi Jake, yeah no problem, I'll download it and let you know how I get on. Probably won't get back to you until tomorrow, but I'll let you know how I get on. Glad you got somewhere with MA, and hopefully the problem can be resolved. I have to admit, I was looking to buy a QHY5 for another £100, and wish I had been a bit more patient now! As I said earlier, I'm a newbie to imaging but have had a little success with a 450D and the moon, but still trying to get to grips with APT.

Regards, Kevin.

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Thanks Kevin - much appreciated, I'll post a copy of the full capture.txt from my laptop a little later (its only 20-30 lines long)

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Meant to add that it might be worth looking at the Pt Grey Firefly MV mono as a cheap alternative to the QHY5, I think these are still available on ebay for around $45 Canadian or £ 35 - not quite as neat as the QHY5 and you will need to add a nosepiece and USB ST4 cable - but quite a good little camera for lunar and solar imaging and with the ascom driver at least adaptable for guiding.

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Kevin,

Please see below capture.txt file produced by firecapture with my TS Astro SSI / MA Planetary Imager:

FireCapture v2.2 beta (Build: #37) Settings

-----------------------------

Camera=DTCS033 CCD USB2.0 Camera

Filter=L

Profile=Mars

Diameter=4.09"

Magnitude=1.18

CM=181.8°

Filename=Mars_161032.avi

Date=290113

Start=161032

Mid=161033

End=161034

Duration=2s

Frames captured=60

Binning=no

ROI=640x480

FPS=30

Shutter=2147483.8s

Gamma=39662525

Gain=981449432

Histogramm(min)=58

Histogramm(max)=89

Histogramm=34%

Noise(avg.deviation)=0.00

AutoAlign=false

PreFilter=none

Limit=none

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Hi Jake, this is a capture file I copied after downloading Firecapture 2.1. Hope this is helpful. If you need me to do anything else just let me know. Kevin.

Filename=Mars_R_173955.avi

Date=30.01.2013

Start=17:39:55

Duration=10s

Frames captured=97

Camera=DTCS033 CCD USB2.0 Camera

ROI=252x250

Profile=Mars

Diameter=4.08"

Magnitude=1.18

CM=193.6°

Filter=R

FPS=9

Shutter=0.000ms

Gamma=-858993460

Gain=-858993460

Histogramm(min)=220

Histogramm(max)=255

Histogramm=100%

Noise=0.0

AutoAlign=false

PreFilter=none

Limit=none

Comment=null

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Kevin,

Many thanks - interesting to see all my numbers for shutter, gamma and gain are positive and yours negative. Looks like its just the shutter that's badly out of kilter!

Any chance I could ask you to add a screen shot (Alt+ Prt Scrn) of firecap running to compare - just want to see if I'm missing any other options.

Thanks again for posting - clear down here tonight, so trying to get out and get a little capture in ;)

Jake

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Jake, I have saved a copy of the 'print screen' but cannot get it into SGL. tried cut/copy and paste but no luck. Can you advise me how to do it please?

Kevin.

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Jake, I have saved a copy of the 'print screen' but cannot get it into SGL. tried cut/copy and paste but no luck. Can you advise me how to do it please?

Sorry to be a pain - it just pasted straight in when I did it, might be a size limit for pasting images inline in the threads - could you possibly e-mail this to me, I'll PM you my e-mail address.

Thanks again though for the help.

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hey guys!

can I ask you what interface/driver do you use for this camera model with firecapture?

thanks in advance!

Florin

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Florin,

I think you use the WDM/Webcam option - though the there is very little by way of camera control within firecapture it does work and can actually take some reasonable images at longer focal lengths.

I've more or less given up using mine now - moving over the the QHY5L-IIs. My advice to anyone considering this camera is to pay a little more and get a more modern and better supported camera.

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