ASI120MC-S as a guide scope with ASIAIR

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Daryl
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ASI120MC-S as a guide scope with ASIAIR

Post by Daryl » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:15 am

G'day
I would like use my ASI120MC-S as a guide camera through the ASIAIR. However, the ZWO website states that the ASI120MC/MM are not supported by the software but all USB 3.0 cameras are. My ASI120MC-S is a USB 3.0 camera. My understanding is "S" is for speed and USB 3.0, then it could be ok guide, with using the ASIAIR. I rather not, have to purchase another ASI120mini, just for guiding.

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Ji.zwo
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Re: ASI120MC-S as a guide scope with ASIAIR

Post by Ji.zwo » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:26 am

Daryl wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:15 am
G'day
I would like use my ASI120MC-S as a guide camera through the ASIAIR. However, the ZWO website states that the ASI120MC/MM are not supported by the software but all USB 3.0 cameras are. My ASI120MC-S is a USB 3.0 camera. My understanding is "S" is for speed and USB 3.0, then it could be ok guide, with using the ASIAIR. I rather not, have to purchase another ASI120mini, just for guiding.
Yes, you are right, the ASI120MC-S is supported by ASIAIR.
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Re: ASI120MC-S as a guide scope with ASIAIR

Post by BB001 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:19 pm

I have an 120mm-s and a 178mc. The 178mc color camera does not guide as well as the monichrome in my experience. The color camera isn’t as sensitive. I see the difference clearly when guiding...... but that’s just my experince. My Asiair will guide w the color, but monochrome was better.

I should add a different software guide system I tried would not work w the color camera at all, tho it was supported.

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Re: ASI120MC-S as a guide scope with ASIAIR

Post by Ji.zwo » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:45 am

BB001 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:19 pm
I have an 120mm-s and a 178mc. The 178mc color camera does not guide as well as the monichrome in my experience. The color camera isn’t as sensitive. I see the difference clearly when guiding...... but that’s just my experince. My Asiair will guide w the color, but monochrome was better.

I should add a different software guide system I tried would not work w the color camera at all, tho it was supported.
The color and mono both should work on guiding.
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