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3- and 4-Series Cameras / Re: New drivers
« Last post by ChrisGolden on May 26, 2017, 04:44:26 PM »
Hi Antares,

Sorry for the lack of progress here. This has proven to be a tricky problem to get to the bottom of and I haven't been able to spend nearly as much time as I'd like to get to the bottom of it. Anyways, your problem seems different to others as Capture seems to connect, but ASCOM doesn't. If you could you send me an email to support@atik-cameras.com then I'll be able to send you a debug version of the ASCOM part that will help shed some light on this issue. Could you also tell me if restarting the service fixed the problem permanently, or whether you need to do that regularly?

Chris.
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Atik One / M86
« Last post by harriscmiv on May 26, 2017, 01:15:26 AM »
Still in Virgo and just about done in that area this week.  Spent a lot of time trying to pull out some colors on this one with Nebulosity and AstroArt...40 Lums/7RGB's...Atik One9.0 on an ES80ED.  Tips welcomed.
thx
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3- and 4-Series Cameras / Re: New drivers
« Last post by Antares on May 25, 2017, 04:09:36 PM »
Hi,
This has been more than a month ago. I don't see any activity on this thread since then. Did everybody get a solution? I'm having a similar problem and I just can't make my 383L+ connect to any ASCOM app anymore (Windows 7, Lenovo Laptop). I also had the problem of Capture not finding the camera anymore. It seemed that stopping the ATIK Service did indeed solve this one (you do not even need to restart the service, because the Atik Service Monitor is doing this on its own). Still no luck so far for the ASCOM part. The driver is found as such and I can select "Atik camera", but then I can neither connect nor edit the properties.
Is anybody having similar problems? In case anybody has ASCOM installed I would appreciate it very much if he/she could just try if the camera shows up in the property dialog and/or can be connected to!
I contacted Atik about two weeks ago about this and still have no solution...  :'(
Thanks and best regards,
Antares
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Solar System Images / Re: Jupiter with Atik Infinity
« Last post by DaveH66 on May 24, 2017, 11:53:39 PM »
Hi Chris, ref SharpCap, using SharpCap 2.9.3085. I think Atik Camera & Atik Camera 2 both work. I just let it select the drivers originally. When it fires up without the camera attached the 'Atik Camera Setup' box comes up and says driver version 7.0.4.18147. Sorry I dont have any experience of the 'polar alignment function' as I am alt-az. Only thing I can think of is to add a reducer since this sometimes helps when Atik wont stack by letting more light in. I hope this is of some use to you,
Cheers Dave
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Other Astronomical / Re: Processing mono CCD subs?
« Last post by arenosa on May 24, 2017, 09:30:15 PM »
Hi,

Go for PI, this is really THE software for processing! I used PS and even use PI now for processing my normal photos!!
You will need some time to get into it but it's worth the efforts, really!!!

Best

Lex

Sorry, but PI stands for...
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Solar System Images / Re: Jupiter with Atik Infinity
« Last post by Astrogate on May 24, 2017, 07:45:54 PM »
Hi Dave

Very nice images of Jupiter captured with the Infinity camera and Sharpcap. I was wondering what driver did you use to connect your Atik Infinity to Sharpcap please? I ask this because last night I, wanted to use the new Sharpcap polar alignment feature using my Infinity colour camera & RC 10"@ F4.3 CF scope (tried both Atik 1 and Atik 2 drivers in latest version Atik software) and after 7 seconds binned 2 x 2 there was still not enough stars for the polar alignment to calculate. I had to switch to my ZWO 1600 colour camera using the same scope and was fine at only 1 second binned 2 x 2.

Cheers,

Chris A
Astrogate
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Suggestions / Suggestion to add platesolving and telescope control to Capture
« Last post by Antares on May 24, 2017, 09:53:13 AM »
Hi,
At the moment Capture is working with markers to re-position the scope to a position used before for a given image. State-of-the-art would be platesolving. Just have the exact center (and rotation!) of an existing image determined by platesolving. Then take a new image and display the required movements and rotation. A good implementation would do this in (almost) real-time while the camera would take images in a loop... Ultimately, as an alternative, Capture could connect to the scope and directly do the slewing and syncing based on the difference between original and current image. I'm writing some software of this kind right now to do this for my particular equipment. I failed however to establish the communication with my 383L+. Just cannot get it to connect to ASCOM...
Thanks and best regards,
Antares
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I wonder if the question should rather be:
Will Atik please consider to provide a working ASCOM driver for the Atik 383L+ camera?
I used to use my 383L+ with a self-written piece of software and the provided Atik ASCOM driver. Since I updated to the latest Atik software (including new drivers), ASCOM recognizes the driver and lets me choose 'Atik camera' but then it cannot find the camera when I try to either edit the properties or connect to it...
Thanks,
Antares
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Solar System Images / Re: Jupiter with Atik Infinity
« Last post by nucleardwarf on May 24, 2017, 06:30:45 AM »
Thanks for for the information DaveH66, looks like I'm about to press the "spend" button!
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Solar System Images / Re: Jupiter with Atik Infinity
« Last post by harriscmiv on May 24, 2017, 06:16:27 AM »
very nice...thx for the info and maybe I will put it to use soon..
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