ASI 1600 AASI 1600 ASCOM Driver does not support Offset setting from SGP

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mdwetzel
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ASI 1600 AASI 1600 ASCOM Driver does not support Offset setting from SGP

Post by mdwetzel » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:52 pm

The ZWO ASI camera ASCOM driver does not seem to support setting the camera Offset from Sequence Generator Pro. The Native driver does allow me to set both Gain and Offset in SGP for each event, but the Offset cannot be set in SGP for events when using the ASI ASCOM driver for the camera. This is problematic when I use both broadband and narrowband filters in a target imaging session where the Gain and Offset are different. Thus, I cannot automate an imaging session if I need to go in to the ASCOM driver settings for each filter used to set the offset. I know which offset I need for each gain setting I use.

Is this a Sequence Generator Pro issue or a limitation in the ASI ASCOM driver?

In the near future, SGP will not support the native camera driver, only the ASCOM driver.

Mark W

Camera: ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro with EFW

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Re: ASI 1600 AASI 1600 ASCOM Driver does not support Offset setting from SGP

Post by alcolmoon » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:33 pm

Hi Mark anything new on this? Presumably it leaves us in a place where Gain can be set by event but offset has to be set for the whole session. I read on the SGpro website that Sam supports the non-use of the ZWO native driver??

Presumably the offset setting is still importent and needs to be adjusted with each change in Gain setting

Any comments any one?

Al

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Re: ASI 1600 AASI 1600 ASCOM Driver does not support Offset setting from SGP

Post by Support1@ZWO » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:59 am

Please try advanced setting->offset.
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Re: ASI 1600 AASI 1600 ASCOM Driver does not support Offset setting from SGP

Post by alcolmoon » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:27 am

Thanks Katherine

The latest version of SGPro does not support the ZWO native drivers and to be fully supported the software has to be run with the camera ASCOM drivers and this doesn't allow the setting of Offset on an event by event basis, as the native drivers do.

So to run SGPro fully supported we no longer have the ability to set Gain and offset on an activity basis. I was under the impression that it was importent to adjust offset depending on the gain being used. If this is not the case please let me know.

Thanks
Alec

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Re: ASI 1600 AASI 1600 ASCOM Driver does not support Offset setting from SGP

Post by Support1@ZWO » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:17 am

It does not have this setting in the above picture?
Could you make a screenshot for me? I do not have a camera in my hand right now, Thank you in advance!

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