I do not have PI, so cannot run that type of sensor analysis. However, CN user Cbaxter ran a a sensor analysis in Sharpcapsensor analysis in Sharpcap . and those results are consistent with analyses from other brand 571 cameras



There is no "unity gain". For either LCG or HCG any gain higher than 100 suffers a loss of dynamic range.

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Ron DeBry replied to the topic 'Touptek Camera SDK Major Update' in the forum. 2 days ago

Back to the main point of the thread, the new High-FullWell mode:

What are your recommended settings?

HFW - On
Low-noise - Off(?)
LCG or HCG?

With the prior sdk version I was normally using LN=on and HCG Gain 100, while rarely using LCG, gain 100

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Ron DeBry replied to the topic 'Touptek Camera SDK Major Update' in the forum. 2 days ago

Thank you for the information.

The usb 3 only restriction is unfortunate, because:

1) The camera works fine over usb 2 with the windows driver in ToupSky

2) My mount's (CEM40) through-the-mount cabling is usb 2, so I must run a separate usb 3 cable for the camera.

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Ron DeBry replied to the topic 'Touptek Camera SDK Major Update' in the forum. 3 days ago

Lanco, would you be able to test the new driver using a usb 2.0 connection? I have never been able to get my Risingcam 2600 to work with usb 2. It connects, but any attempt to capture remains stuck in "Capturing" and nothing downloads.

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Ron DeBry replied to the topic 'Touptek Camera SDK Major Update' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I don't think the INDI driver implements heater levels. The only choice is On/Off

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Ron DeBry replied to the topic 'kubuntu: cannot upgrade indi' in the forum. 1 month ago

Did you learn any more about this? I am seeing the same message. Running Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS / MATE 1.26.0 on a mini-pc

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The Dusk/Dawn offsets (Configure KStars/Ekos/Scheduler) work, though I can never remember which way is + vs - for each setting. Check in the scheduler to see what it is currently using at the Twilight checkbox.

Mireia - there is an interacting setting you might have missed. Also in the Ekos/Scheduler settings tab: The 2nd line in Offsets is "Pre-dawn". I do not understand what is the intended purpose, or why the default value is 30minutes. But if you change it to 0 then the times shown for Twilight in the Scheduler itself accurately reflect when a job will start and when it will be stopped for dawn.

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Sigh. Guess it was too good to be true.



Back to the plan of installing Windows on the mini-pc. I have no ideas as to why I was able get through nearly 30 hours of testing indoors without a failure.

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Just the main camera. The ZWO dew heater sticky-tapes onto the front of the camera body and they supplied the splitter to power the heater off of the same 12v used by the camera.

I wish I had a good physical explanation (intermittent open? cheapo thin-gauge internal wire causing a voltage drop?). I won't be 100% convinced for a while yet. With the sometimes 6-hour wait before a failure, even 20 hours of good behavior could just be luck.

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