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3- and 4-Series Cameras / Re: New drivers
« Last post by SgrB2 on Today at 04:58:22 PM »
  For two years I have been using the ATIK 414ex camera with absolutely no problems
  with Neb 3 and the ATIK Universal option on an HP computer running Windows 7.  The
  ATIK driver was never changed and is at least two years old.  Then, in December of 2016,
  I got a Lenovo computer running Windows 10 and reloaded Neb 3 and the latest ATIK
  software which has new camera drivers.  With the new computer, I tried to use ATIK
  Universal option in Neb 3 and found the TEC problem so I tried ASCOM option
  in Neb 3 because it gave a wordy log file that I hoped might give some indication of
  what is causing the problem  for the cooler control to go south.  That's the only reason
  I tried the ASCOM option.  I think the new ATIK drivers are the likely problem.

Equipment / CEDIC CMOS Announcement
« Last post by akulapanam on Today at 07:31:57 AM »
I saw that you were coming out with a QHY163/ASI1600 competitor based on the same Panasonic chip.  I was curious why you weren't going with a Sony IMX253/255 based chip that is really the replacement for the ICX694 line.
Large Format / Atik 16200 on OS X
« Last post by rpineau on Today at 02:38:01 AM »
So today I got my new Atik 16200.

I make sure the artemishscservice process was running. As soon as I plug the camera I get this error in the system logs :

Mar 27 18:12:35 scooby[1] (ArtemisHscService[754]): Service exited due to signal: Broken pipe: 13

It does start a new process, so I unplug and replug the camera.. no message this time.. but no camera in TheSkyX either :

The camera does show up in the system profiler :

Vendor-Specific Device:
Product ID:   0xdf50
Vendor ID:   0x20e7
Version:   32.fe
Speed:   Up to 480 Mb/sec
Location ID:   0x14131000 / 21
Current Available (mA):   1000
Extra Operating Current (mA):   0

so it looks like we need a new version of artemishscservice ?
Right now I'm blocked and can't use my brand new camera :( even though I was told this was tested on OS X :

Atik Infinity / Re: Focal reducers, Backspacing and Optical Distance
« Last post by JimH123 on March 26, 2017, 10:26:49 PM »
For what it's worth, I have been using this focal reducer from High Point Scientific and getting great results:

Here are their talking points on this product:

High Point 1.25" - 0.5X Focal Reducer

    The 0.5X Focal Reducer cuts your telescope's focal length in half

    Delivers a wide field and reduces exposure times for astrophotography

    The 0.5X Focal Reducer from High Point has a 2 element optical design with fully multi coated optics

    The lens cell is anodized black to reduce stray light reflections

    The 1.25" 0.5x focal reducer is a great accessory that allows for great flexibility when customizing your set up

The 1.25" 0.5x Focal Reducer from High Point essentially cuts the focal ratio of your your telescope in half which results in a wider field of view. This Focal Reducer is a great addition to any astrophotography set up as it can cut your exposure time down considerably! Our focal reducer has a 2 element optical design with fully multi-coated optics. Built to last, all optical elements sit in a strong black anodized cell. This focal reducer is compatible with most 1.25" accessories.
Deep Sky Images / Re: Intro - Charles H. 2nd photo for the sight
« Last post by harriscmiv on March 26, 2017, 03:57:40 PM »
Thanks Iria.  I'm having lots of fun...
Deep Sky Images / Re: New Atik Infinity user
« Last post by manu33 on March 25, 2017, 02:55:01 PM »
New  ;) : 45min /7s

Equipment / LRGBHa exposure time ratios
« Last post by harriscmiv on March 25, 2017, 02:22:23 AM »
If I'm in the right section for discussion, I am hoping someone with experience can help me with establishing good starting point for exposure time ratios for my Atik One 9.0 using Astronomik LRGBHa 1.25" filters.  I am too lazy so far to try the star test, even though I've been reading it's not too difficult to accomplish.  I am having a heck of a time getting star colors to a natural look.  Best results so far have come from 1:1:1, but I'm sure there is a better starting point.  Thanks for any feedback.  Here's a so so effort with the cone nebula before I purchased my new Ha filter.
Happy star hunting to all..
Deep Sky Images / Re: Messier M51 using ATIK 4120EX OSC and IDAS D1 LPS Filter
« Last post by harriscmiv on March 25, 2017, 01:54:54 AM »
Very nice looking.  Do you have any experience with lesser autoguiders?  I am wanting to get rounder stars like yours.  Here was my effort around the same time frame as yours on my Edge 8" with an Orion Starshoot autoguider..
3- and 4-Series Cameras / Re: Atik 428 won't connect
« Last post by Iria-Atik on March 24, 2017, 02:21:16 PM »
Hi Jim,

Have you still this connection problems? If you need our support, please contact us through and we'll look together for a solution :)

Deep Sky Images / Re: Messier M51 using ATIK 4120EX OSC and IDAS D1 LPS Filter
« Last post by Testgear on March 24, 2017, 01:52:42 AM »
Thank you Iria.
I am glad you think so :)
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