PHD2 does not find my ASI174MM Mini

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starblazer
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PHD2 does not find my ASI174MM Mini

Post by starblazer » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:53 pm

I got my ASI174 MM Mini today. I installed all the drivers of the CD and I can use it with Sharpcap or Amcap. Just PHD2 does not seem to find it. In the PHD2 connection menu there are 2 ASI (ASCOM) cameras and at the end of the list a ZWO ASI camera. None of them works. PHD2 keeps complaining it cannot find any ASI camera and fails to connect!
Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated! Anyone reading this who can help me, please?
Thanks and cs,
Pat

starblazer
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Re: PHD2 does not find my ASI174MM Mini

Post by starblazer » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:14 am

After a day and a night of research, I figured out that I can connect PHD2 to my ASI174 when I use the WDM option in PHD2. This was mentioned in an old thread somewhere referring to older versions of PHD2. So it just didn't occur to me that the same issue might be back with version 2.6.3. Apparently it is. Still I'm very confused why all the options referring to ZWO ASI cameras in PHD2 don't work. I hope that still somebody can shed some light on this.
Thanks and clear skies!

rockstarbill
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Re: PHD2 does not find my ASI174MM Mini

Post by rockstarbill » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:08 am

starblazer wrote:After a day and a night of research, I figured out that I can connect PHD2 to my ASI174 when I use the WDM option in PHD2. This was mentioned in an old thread somewhere referring to older versions of PHD2. So it just didn't occur to me that the same issue might be back with version 2.6.3. Apparently it is. Still I'm very confused why all the options referring to ZWO ASI cameras in PHD2 don't work. I hope that still somebody can shed some light on this.
Thanks and clear skies!
Install 2.6.4 of PHD2 which has the SDK update for ASI Cameras. That will allow the native driver to work correctly.

starblazer
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Re: PHD2 does not find my ASI174MM Mini

Post by starblazer » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:15 pm

rockstarbill wrote:
starblazer wrote:After a day and a night of research, I figured out that I can connect PHD2 to my ASI174 when I use the WDM option in PHD2. This was mentioned in an old thread somewhere referring to older versions of PHD2. So it just didn't occur to me that the same issue might be back with version 2.6.3. Apparently it is. Still I'm very confused why all the options referring to ZWO ASI cameras in PHD2 don't work. I hope that still somebody can shed some light on this.
Thanks and clear skies!
Install 2.6.4 of PHD2 which has the SDK update for ASI Cameras. That will allow the native driver to work correctly.
Thanks! Will try.

starblazer
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Re: PHD2 does not find my ASI174MM Mini

Post by starblazer » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:29 am

rockstarbill wrote:
starblazer wrote:After a day and a night of research, I figured out that I can connect PHD2 to my ASI174 when I use the WDM option in PHD2. This was mentioned in an old thread somewhere referring to older versions of PHD2. So it just didn't occur to me that the same issue might be back with version 2.6.3. Apparently it is. Still I'm very confused why all the options referring to ZWO ASI cameras in PHD2 don't work. I hope that still somebody can shed some light on this.
Thanks and clear skies!
Install 2.6.4 of PHD2 which has the SDK update for ASI Cameras. That will allow the native driver to work correctly.
I did and it seems to work now. Thanks again!
Pat

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