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Old 01-10-2009, 09:04 PM
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QHY5 and K3CCDTools

Heres a poser that will get some running for their cameras hopefully.

Will K3CCDTools recognise either the QHY5 or the Orion Starshooter Autoguider?
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:45 PM
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have you posted that on his forum?
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:59 PM
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I haven't been able to get the SSAG working with K3CCDTools....
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:39 AM
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Nope, simple answer. I tried with this and neither Peter K, nor QHY wanted to play with each other. It was a shame as the Q5 would make a great lunar imager as well. In the end I used QCVideo or something similar, price was right.
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:26 AM
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my QHY5 wont work in K3CCDTools v2 or v3... Real bummer, but hey, thems the brakes!
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:48 AM
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thanks guys. I was considering whether it could be used for drift aligning with K3 as well as guiding with phd.

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Old 02-10-2009, 08:07 AM
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been there tried that paul.. at the moment i'm just overlaying a bulls eye in phd and drift aligning that way. Much quicker that a reticule but still slower that the toucam and k3.
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psst - Alignmaster. You don't need a camera.
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:54 AM
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Would be so good to be able to capture video and polar align in K3.

Troy, I played with alignmaster, but never seemed to be able to get as close to aligned as drift aligning. Selection of stars gets tricky in my back yard too.
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:03 PM
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The QHY-5 also has Ascom drivers, and i read that K3CCDTools later versions has Ascom ability.
May just be OK..

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Old 03-10-2009, 01:15 PM
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Not sure Theo. The selection under K3 devices is:
1. Videos for Windoze
2. WDM
3. TWAIN
4. Meade DSI
5. Lumenera
5. Artemis/ATIK

Can the QHY5 be operated via TWAIN?
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:28 PM
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I posed the QHY5 question directly on the K3 Forum, and also via an e mail direct to the K3 author Peter K, neither getting any response. I gave up.
For me, PHD and QCVideo worked and the lack of response left me annoyed.
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:31 PM
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Ok, thanks Gary. Strange not getting a response from either.

np, I have a work around.
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The QHY-5 does have Twain driver as well.
So if K3CCDTools doesnt have Ascom, then use Twain.

I dont have K3CCDTools to do any testing, sorry.

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Theo, Is the Twain driver included on the CD I received with my QHY5?
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I'll look into that option then. thanks Theo
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:29 AM
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Theo, Is the Twain driver included on the CD I received with my QHY5?
Depends when you got the QHY-5, check the CD, it should be there.
If yours is too old, go to my website and download the QHY-5 drivers (User Support) and copy the Twain from there.

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Wouldn't a twain driver be as slow as?
It is normally used for single image aquisition, like in a scanner.
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