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Ghiso

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atik 383l+ strange effect on bright star
« on: December 30, 2011, 03:33:27 pm »
Hi to all i have one problem to mai camera, it's a kind of blooming?

http://forum.astrofili.org/download/file.php?id=35222&mode=view

Anyone can help me?

bwa

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Re: atik 383l+ strange effect on bright star
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 07:43:35 pm »
If I was looking at an image off my QHY8, I'd say:

- the cooling had quit resulting in all the red, green and blue pixels in the image

- that clamping had been turned off, i.e.: the blooming function was disabled.

However, you're running an ATIK CCD so don't know if this applies?

bwa

Ghiso

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Re: atik 383l+ strange effect on bright star
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 01:18:22 pm »
it's a monocromatic sensor....
but i used maxim dl for the image acquisition, next time i will use the atik acquisition software and i'll see if there are similare option to be able or enable

Ghiso

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Re: atik 383l+ strange effect on bright star
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012, 07:08:42 pm »
now i've uploaded 3.19 firmware, and i tried to run artemis ccd diagnostic but appears the error:
can't find artemisccd.dll but this file is installed on windows sistem32......

Kaidan

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Re: atik 383l+ strange effect on bright star
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 04:57:51 am »
3.19 firmware ? Are you talking about Artemis Capture (which is a capture software and not a firmware) ? The last version (the one i'm using at least) is 3.38 from the ATIK website. I already had the "ArtemisCCD.dll not found" error and had to uninstall / reboot / reinstall to get it working. I sometimes have the strange lines you have on your picture but it does not happens very often and mainly during focusing with short exposures and bright stars. If i get it on a picture, i would just remove it from the pre-process (but it never happened). Maybe the last firmware (for 383L+ this time, still on the ATIK website) fix this issue but i didn't upload it yet.

« Last Edit: January 02, 2012, 05:02:31 am by Kaidan »
Jeremy Skuza
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Ghiso

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Re: atik 383l+ strange effect on bright star
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 10:43:12 am »
no i installed the last version of the firmware (maybe can fix the problem) but, before, and after the new firmware installation, when i tried to start artemis diagnostic, appears the error.
i try to reinstall the last version of artemis ccd, but awhen i open artemis diagnostic appears the same error.

Steve

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Re: atik 383l+ strange effect on bright star
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 08:50:45 am »
Hi to all i have one problem to mai camera, it's a kind of blooming?

http://forum.astrofili.org/download/file.php?id=35222&mode=view

Anyone can help me?

Hi,
Looks like a camera fault to me.  If you can email support@atik-cameras.com with the serial number of the camera and where you bought it we will look to sort this out quickly.
Best
Steve