Computer Freezing with ASI120MC

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Computer Freezing with ASI120MC

Post by davehudsn » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:18 am

I recently purchased the ZWO ASI120MC.

On my first night out, I had significant problems. When attempting to use the camera, my computer became very slow. At one point, it "hard froze". I have never had this happen before. I had to press the power button to hard shutdown my machine. I have a multitude of astro imaging cameras and have never had this happen.

On the next day, I attempted to use the camera again. My computer again became sluggish, and the video I captured shows artifacts that look like bad "signals".

Is it possible I have a bad camera? I am running Windows 7 with quad core and 4gb ram.

I am a very experienced amateur astrophotography as well as computer scientist, so I know it is not my computer or lack of knowledge on using astro cameras.

Below is a link to the video - I was imaging the sun, and yes, I was using a proper solar filter. I had imaged the sun for about an hour prior to using this camera with both a DSLR and a Celestron NexImage 5 and had no problems.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/t17c0w9v17fq1 ... 7%20PM.mp4

Anyone else having problems with this camera and their computer becoming unresponsive?

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Re: Computer Freezing with ASI120MC

Post by Sam » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:34 am

what software did you use?
SharpCap or Firecapture?
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Re: Computer Freezing with ASI120MC

Post by davehudsn » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:26 am

SharpCap

version 1.5.0.346

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