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Sharpcap "losing" my camera - any ideas?

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Morning all; hoping for some ideas/guidance please.

I'm using Sharpcap Pro to get my PA nailed. Sometimes it's OK, but sometimes, it seems to "lose" my QHY5-IIM guide cam. It starts off fine, typically doing 8 second exposures, then at some random point, the exposure measurement just keeps on going, instead of restarting at 8 seconds. When I look in the camera list, my QHY5-IIM has disappeared from the list. Rescanning cameras does not find it.

It suggest to me that it mght be a problem with the camera, but if I close Sharpcap, and start up PHD2, that sees the camera fine.

I'm at a bit of a loss to know how to resolve this; any ideas?



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I don't think it's the USB leads. I have high quality leads, and have tried 2 or 3 different ones, to no avail. Also, if it was the lead(s), why would it then be OK with PHD2?

(btw, I used to live in Addlestone 🙂

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