Jasem Mutlaq thanked Csaba Kertesz in topic Datyson T7M 3 weeks ago
Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'Datyson T7M' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I don't use the ST4 port on my T7C (color) version of this camera and I don't know if it is just your piece or these camera have wrong pin configuration in general. But it is fairly easy to fix the ST4 cable for the camera with a crimping tool. Just check which lines should be switched, cut one end and put a new RJ plug on the repositioned cables.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'QHY5 - alccd5 mono distorted images' in the forum. 1 month ago

I can achieve with my T7C connected to Raspberry Pi, the frames are streamed via wired ethernet to my laptop:
1280x960: 6 fps
1024x400: 18 fps
640x480: 20-23 fps
320x240: 30 fps
With a "compatible" laptop, you can achieve higher frame rates, I think the RPi does not go higher because the ethernet is also on the USB bus.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'QHY5 - alccd5 mono distorted images' in the forum. 1 month ago

bergerking wrote: Thanks, is this camera from Ali also mono? And is support by PHD in windows as well?
The price is very attractive indeed, not sure if the quality is always ok..?


T7C is the color version, T7M is the mono.
PhD: I don't use Windows, but for sure. It acts like a standard ASI120 camera (same drivers etc.), just the housing is different.
You can also check the "Feedback" section on Aliexpress for reviews of the actual buyers.
Quality: Well, it is marketed as Datyson and it is not a noname brand. You can know them from their lenses, eyepieces, adaptors etc. for telescope.

The final decision is on your side! ZWO is a good brand on its own. I also own an ASI185MC camera and I am very satisfied with it.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'QHY5 - alccd5 mono distorted images' in the forum. 1 month ago

bergerking wrote: Thanks all.

I think I Will buy a new guide cam.
Thinking of a ASI120MMS. Is this one well supported by Indi


If you care about price, you can also consider this ZWO ASI120 clone:

www.aliexpress.com/item/T7-Astro-Camera-...rap/32786715355.html

I have the color version and it works flawlessly with my INDI+Raspberry Pi3 and SharpCap+Windows although my 7-years old Lenovo Linux laptop does not like it. Just flash with compatible firmware and use the supplied or other good quality USB cable.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'ASI 120MC failes to expose' in the forum. 1 month ago

I have a Chinese clone (Datyson T7) of the Chinese ZWO ASI120MC camera. (It sounds funny, is not it? :D )
I did an investigation about these cameras because it did not work out of the box with my Raspberry Pi. I came into these conclusions:
- All QHY and ZWO _low-end_ cameras use the same cheap, crappy USB chip inside.
- QHY did a Windows-only implementation over the crappy HW. It barely works on Linux.
- ZWO did a better HW design+SW implementation, but it is still not fully compatible with Linux.

ZWO (e.g. ASI120) issues:
- The original firmware used 1024-byte USB packets what is not compatible with new Linux kernels. It violates the USB standard to reach higher fps.
- ZWO released later "compatible" firmwares with 512-byte USB packets, but it is not as fast as the original firmware and it will work in less places.

My understanding that if you want to use the low-end ZWO cameras in Linux, you have two options:
1. To be the best chance to run with your Linux box, use the original "non-compatible" firmware and patch/recompile the kernel with the following patch: zwoug.org/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7132#p13486
2. If you don't care about the performance or you don't know how to compile kernel then flash the "compatible" firmware for you camera and pray.

In my case, I use "compatible" firmware for my ASI120MC clone. It works well with my Raspberry Pi, it is enough for me, but the exposure fails with my Linux laptop.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'INDI Server Message spam' in the forum. 2 months ago

Awesome! I implemented this option appr. a month ago. I am very glad that it is useful for others not only for myself! :)

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'INDI Server Message spam' in the forum. 2 months ago

As a temporary solution, you can go to the INDI settings inside KStars and select "Message notifications". This option will turn the INDI dialog boxes to desktop notifications. They will be still annoying, but the computer will be more usable until the root of the problem is fixed.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'Strange frames from ZWO ASI185MC' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions.
Always happens, but now I looked into the statistics and the pixels of the "glow" effect have very low intensity. This seems to be normal, it just looks weird because of the auto-stretch function of the FITS Viewer in KStars.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'Strange frames from ZWO ASI185MC' in the forum. 3 months ago

I use the factory default 40 because I read in an other forum topic that it should not be changed.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'Error canon with preview' in the forum. 3 months ago

Check if you accidentally switched away the knob from Manual mode (M). That can be also a reason for cryptic error messages from gphoto.

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Csaba Kertesz created a new topic ' Strange frames from ZWO ASI185MC' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi,

I bought a ZWO ASI185MC and I get strange FITS frames with INDI on a Linux laptop and on Raspberry Pi. When I use SharpCap on Windows, the frames seems to be okay. I played with exposures 2-6 seconds, varied the settings back-and-forth for an hour, the end result seemed to be always bad, sometimes just black frames. I attach two samples.

Any idea what is wrong or what can I try?

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'INDI QHY driver and QHY5III174' in the forum. 4 months ago

I don't know this particular camera, but I given up on QHY. I have a 5P-II-c camera what basically does not work with RPI3, especially if you want to use ethernet connection because theRPI's ethernet chip sits on the USB bus and QHY stops working immediately. I tried everything, it just does not work. Now I sell this camera and switch to ZWO ASI185MC. The ZWO is also a Chinese brand and their camera use the same CCD chips like QHY. But according to my research on the internet, ZWO can do HW design correctly, unlike QHY.

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Jasem Mutlaq thanked Csaba Kertesz in topic Problem with EQMod 4 months ago
Niko Kivel thanked Csaba Kertesz in topic Problem with EQMod 4 months ago
Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'Problem with EQMod' in the forum. 4 months ago

Niko, others can correct me if I am wrong, but I think you use the wrong driver. EQMod is for EQ mounts connected with EQDir cable. With handcontroller, you should use Synscan driver.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'LibIndi error compile with RaspBerry PI3' in the forum. 4 months ago

Yes, my last option was that you have a corrupted filesystem. If you have not reinstalled the backup, you can try to force a filesystem check:

sudo touch /forcefsck

And reboot the Pi:

sudo reboot

The Pi will do a filesystem check during the next boot. It may go for a long time and you should connect the Pi to a monitor to see if it wants any user intervention during boot.

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