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by dbainbridge
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Solar / Lunar / Planetary Images
Topic: Allsky Lunar eclipse using ASI178MC
Replies: 2
Views: 5567

Allsky Lunar eclipse using ASI178MC

Video of all sky using ASI178MC. Seeing conditions were not great and have a poor quality acrylic dome but still looks cool to see the entire sky and how it looks when lunar eclipse happens:

https://twitter.com/redwhitepine/status ... 2826103810
by dbainbridge
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Allsky wi-fi camera
Replies: 1
Views: 1175

Allsky wi-fi camera

Is there any more information on this? I saw a post in another thread that Zwo is working on an allsky camera. I've been running all sky cams for years and recently built one with a ASI780MC and using Raspberry Pi. My current setup is probably around $500 including the camera. It is far superior to ...
by dbainbridge
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: SDK & Driver
Topic: Color bit depth
Replies: 9
Views: 2326

Re: Color bit depth

You mentioned I can get the raw 16 bit values for all pixels on color version of camera through the SDK. Would I get that via ASIGetVideoData? something like ASIGetVideoData(1, (unsigned char*)imageData, (W*H*16*3), -1) ? Then would have to demosaic that image data. What value would I need to use fo...
by dbainbridge
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: SDK & Driver
Topic: Color bit depth
Replies: 9
Views: 2326

Re: Color bit depth

This is under an acrylic dome and there is circular artifact from the dome itself but I am referring to the gradient where the sun is rising. It is saturated where the sun actually is but then next color is single blue spread across quite a large area.
liveview-image 3.jpg
by dbainbridge
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: SDK & Driver
Topic: Color bit depth
Replies: 9
Views: 2326

Re: Color bit depth

Thanks Chad for the explanation. You said I think it is easy to know how to get the value of each pixel's each channel. How exactly do you do that (what API call and settings do you use)? From the header it is not obvious how to do that since it only specifies the 3 types of image data you can reque...
by dbainbridge
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: SDK & Driver
Topic: Color bit depth
Replies: 9
Views: 2326

Color bit depth

In the header for the SDK it states: 8bit mono:width*height 16bit mono:width*height*2 RGB24:width*height*3 My question is why are we not able to get more then 8 bit values for each color channel (the RGB24 option)? If I am using a ASI178MC I would have expected to be able to generate 14 bit per chan...
by dbainbridge
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: SDK & Driver
Topic: Video Format specification
Replies: 4
Views: 2067

Re: Video Format specification

Thanks Sam.
by dbainbridge
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: SDK & Driver
Topic: Video Format specification
Replies: 4
Views: 2067

Video Format specification

Is there any reference documentation for the different video formats and how they are represented in the memory buffer filled in when calling ASIGetVideoData? For example, where can I get reference of what the format of the buffer contents are when video format is RAW16 and bayer pattern RG like on ...
by dbainbridge
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: SDK & Driver
Topic: Ascom driver problems
Replies: 9
Views: 3705

Re: Ascom driver problems

You did not mention the distance you need for your USB cable. There are active, passive, and even fiber optic USB extenders. Fiber optic extenders are somewhat expensive but can extend USB for over a km.