Altair 183 Mono Gain

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Altair 183 Mono Gain was created by Astrocommando

Hi,
I just started trying to get to grips with Kstars and EKOS on a Raspberry Pi. I got the mount to Slew and Park , the next stage is to connect my cameras and get aligned and take photos I guess. I'm using an Altair Hypercam 183 mono and Gpcam for guiding. I couldn't see how to set the gain, people have said in the indi control panel but I still can't see it.

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1 week 2 days ago #33685

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Replied by AstroNerd on topic Altair 183 Mono Gain

Hi,
The options are there, but not sure where...
But one thing to watch out for, is that if you are using an Altair guide cam also, then your 183 mono will not work properly, as there is an issue with the driver using two Altair cams at the same time...one for imaging and one for guiding, it is being worked on but could be a while from all accounts... just a heads up really.. :)
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Replied by knro on topic Altair 183 Mono Gain

Should be the first setting under Controls tab. See image below.
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Replied by papaf76 on topic Altair 183 Mono Gain

Sorry to maybe hijack this, but from your capture Jasim, it seems the Altair astro cameras are supported now? If so, the devices page needs to be updated! I am in need of a new guidecam and I was looking at those for a while and holding, waiting for indi support...
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Replied by Astrocommando on topic Altair 183 Mono Gain

I managed to find it! Now I'm just waiting for Altair cameras to work with EKOS lol
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Replied by AstroNerd on topic Altair 183 Mono Gain

Astrocommando wrote: I managed to find it! Now I'm just waiting for Altair cameras to work with EKOS lol

Don’t hold your breath.... it could be a while, as the Chinese manufacturer of the camera needs to sort the SDK out... :(
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Replied by Astrocommando on topic Altair 183 Mono Gain

Ok i'll wait lol.
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Replied by Astrocommando on topic Altair 183 Mono Gain

Ok i'll wait lol.
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Replied by lvzyla on topic Altair 183 Mono Gain

I am also a new user with an Altair 183 M. My 183 M is the model with only fan cooling, no thermoelectric cooling. When I first connected to Ekos Camera the fan went crazy. Really reving up. It was 40 deg in the observatory so it really didn’t need a lot of cooling. When I connect to the camera in Windows using APT or SGP it doesn’t rev the fan like that. Are you experiencing that? Also just a few seconds after connecting the FITS viewer tried to come up and crashed the entire KStars program. I realize I did not answer your question but i am thrilled to find someone with the same camera. Maybe we can help each other.
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Replied by knro on topic Altair 183 Mono Gain

LVZYLA, ok I'm not sure about the fan issue. Can you please attach the logs? Does the fan start going crazy as soon as you plug the camera in or when you connect only? Can you use the fan control to turn it off?

btw, INDI Altair cameras are supported and should work fine now with INDI Nightly PPA. Soon I'll update to stable once I get more testing reports.
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