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I’ve just bought stellar mate but haven’t had it outside yet, can anyone tell me if there is a polar alignment function on the mobile app. I can see there’s one update in the forthcoming version about an improved alignment but before I bought it the online info seems to suggest it’s part of it and not just on the desktop version which I already use.
By Mark Jo
hi, apologies if this is not correct location for this question
Trying to setup for guiding for first time with these cameras ASI385 MC and ASI290 mm mini , when both connected on usb3 and USB 2 respectively only the ASI290 appears and is duplicated. Both on USB2 appear correctly
Have looked at various forums and have checked the details below but nothing has helped with this.
Guide camera ZWO ASI290 mm mini connected by usb 2 port and ZWO ASI385 MC for imaging to USB 3 port both with new 2 meter usb cables
10 year old Toshiba laptop
No obvious issues connecting singly.
Both appear in device manager with correct name.
In Sharpcap when both are connected ASI385 to usb3 and ASI to USB 2, the ASI290 appears duplicated and no 385.
Both connected to USB 2 ports they appear correctly under the ZWO cameras.
Have looked in some forums and have most recent version of sharpcap installed, updated ZWO drivers, disabled USB Selective suspend in the power management and disabled the sleep option in windows.
Checked the USB drivers and they appear to be upto date
When both cameras were connected the ASI 290 was losing connection every 20 – 30 seconds, disabling USB Selective suspend being disabled appears to have stopped this happening
Is it that the laptop needs to be retired at least from astroimaging I saw a mention that there could be an issue with chipset, or is there anything else that I can do ?
Hi, I'm having trouble with my set-up and I suspect that the Eagle3 isn't man enough for the ASI2600. I can connect SharpCap fine and control the camera but as soon as I hit live stack SharpCap freezes or exhibits some totally undpredictable behaviour and cannot be shut down. Hooking up my guide camera to SharpCap (ASI120MM) and everything works as expected. I'm thinking that the ASI2600 sensor size is too much for the processing power of the Eagle3. Has anyone managed to get a high pixel count amera working through SharpCap and the Eagle? I'm anticpating a no, so a follow up question what other software is good for live stacking and offers simialr functionality to SharpCap? Thanks in advance
I recently got an Orion StarShoot Astrophotography Camera and have had difficulty getting it
to work right. The software that comes with it AstroCap seems horrible. The start/stop mechanisms
are vague, the images won't appear. The best I've been able to do is see scan lines and some
color light or dark variations on the screen after messing with the exposure and the gain.
Popping the camera into the reflector or the refractor telescope yields nothing. I'm told
there is other software that is better supported and more current including SharpCap
and NINA. However so far neither of those recognize my StarShoot with the ASCOM
Can someone tell me precisely what drivers I need to get the Option Starshoot (the original)
to work with SharpCap NINA or some other software? A link would be much appreciated.
What I downloaded from Orion have been AllInOneDrivers.ZIP AllInOneASCOM.ZIP and
ASCOMPlatform 6.1 and later 6.5. The only software where I'm able to deliver even
a poor image to the laptop has been AstroCap. Or if there's a new and improved
AstroCap beyond 1.3.9 do tell!
I am forced to use the drift method alignment from my back garden due to a neighbouring building being between Capella and me. So I have been practising the drift alignment method. I have however ran into a problem, and no amount of googling has provided me with the answer. so I am hoping that someone can help me out in understanding what could be the issue or what I could be doing wrong.
The problem that I am experiencing is that the objects in my viewfinder are drifting backwards. i.e. they are slowing disappearing off my screen on the lefthand side. There is no drift upwards or downwards that I can detect thought. The drift is slow enough to allow me to take a picture of up to around 4 seconds without the stars looking out of shape. But at 10sec or higher, the drift is quite clear.
Does anyone have an idea or suggestion for me to try?