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by Fivel
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Banding and color blotches with asi185mc and F3.3 Focal Reducer
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Re: Banding and color blotches with asi185mc and F3.3 Focal Reducer

Katherne, I thought you may want to see the latest image using the asi185mc and the Meade F3.3 focal reducer. I attached that image. On a different topic. I was looking at cooling this camera and saw the fan kit. Is there an adapter to allow me to directly connect a 12v power supply to the fan. I wa...
by Fivel
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Banding and color blotches with asi185mc and F3.3 Focal Reducer
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Re: Banding and color blotches with asi185mc and F3.3 Focal Reducer

Katherine, I did some tests last night and had these issues, that were probably caused by the reducer. 1. With 43mm of spacing (from the reducer to the camera flange) I could not get a good focus. It was at the CCW extreme of my 8" SCT and still needed more back focus. 2. I was getting some reflecti...
by Fivel
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Banding and color blotches with asi185mc and F3.3 Focal Reducer
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Re: Banding and color blotches with asi185mc and F3.3 Focal Reducer

Hello Katherine, thank you for your reply. Sorry that I got back to you so late, but I had more testing to do. The good news is that after re-seating the lenses in my focal reducer, the banding and blotches improved. I also lowered the gain level which also helped. Now I just need to get a better fo...
by Fivel
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Banding and color blotches with asi185mc and F3.3 Focal Reducer
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Banding and color blotches with asi185mc and F3.3 Focal Reducer

Hello to all. I have been enjoying two of your cameras, the 1600mc-c and the 185mc. I have had no previous issues with either, except as mentioned in the subject line. The 185 works well for planetary videos and for guiding. I connected it to the Meade (Chinese version) F3.3 focal reducer (FR) but t...
by Fivel
Tue May 21, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: oaCapture Camera settings for "Force Input Frame Format"
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: oaCapture Camera settings for "Force Input Frame Format"

Thank you Katherine.
I also found out that the "Force Input Frame Format, IAW the user manual, is not needed unless to override what the fits info has (if say it is incorrect).

Fivel
by Fivel
Tue May 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Cameras will not connect with Indi server-Mac
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Cameras will not connect with Indi server-Mac

Hello again. I have the asi185mc and 1600mc-c (no hub). They will connect fine using the INDI in kstars, but not with the stand-alone INDI starter-server. I have been wanting to use CCDCiel, but it needs these drivers loaded from the INDI Server. Since we do not install the asi drivers on a Mac, how...
by Fivel
Fri May 17, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: oaCapture Camera settings for "Force Input Frame Format"
Replies: 3
Views: 430

oaCapture Camera settings for "Force Input Frame Format"

Hello again. I use oaCapture (now that it's issues are fixed) but need advice on these settings. My main imager is the ZWOasi1600mc-c. In the oaCapture Camera screen there is the option as stated in the subject line. That option has over a dozen capture modes. Do I need this option checked? I am ima...
by Fivel
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: oaCapture version 1.5 for Mac crashes when selecting the asi1600mc-c camera
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: oaCapture version 1.5 for Mac crashes when selecting the asi1600mc-c camera

Hi Sean, thank you for the reply. Yes, I have tried to use ASICAP on my mac computer. It does work but there are two issues with it that I addressed before, on this website. 1. ASICAP does not have the feature to save the images in TIFF format (I believe for 16bit RAW it is fits only). 2. In ASICAP ...
by Fivel
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Cameras
Topic: oaCapture version 1.5 for Mac crashes when selecting the asi1600mc-c camera
Replies: 2
Views: 449

oaCapture version 1.5 for Mac crashes when selecting the asi1600mc-c camera

I am running all this on my Mac Mini with OS X El Capitan. The app does not crash when I select the asi185mc camera. Both cameras are connected to the same USB 3.0 powered hub, to the Mac Mini. This is the only app that has this issue. I can select the asi1600mc-c with ASICapture, Firecapture, Astro...
by Fivel
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Fire capture 2.6 for Mac settings for asi1600mc-cooled
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: Fire capture 2.6 for Mac settings for asi1600mc-cooled

Chad, thank you again for your great support. My powered USB 3.0hub is a high quality one. I have three items connected to it: 1. ZWO guide camera (asi185mc) 2. ZWO imaging camera (asi1600mc-c) 3. Optec TCF-Si focuser via serial to USB 2.0 adapter cable. The cable(s) connecting the hub to the Mac Mi...