Re: QHY5 annoying little window when connected


Oct 11, 2011

 


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#47168 Oct 11, 2011

Anyone else using a QHY5 in MaxIm and getting a little floating

window with an "enhance" button and something else (can't recall at

moment) on it when connected to that camera? Can't seem to close it

unless disconnect the camera, so it's there all during

imaging/guiding. Looked everywhere for an option to disable it or

something. Any ideas?



--

Troy Piggins



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#47172 Oct 12, 2011

Hi Troy,

If you upgrade to ascom drivers for the camera that window will go away. It's coming from the old original drivers for the camera.

Robin.

--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, Troy Piggins troy_yg@...> wrote:

>

> Anyone else using a QHY5 in MaxIm and getting a little floating

> window with an "enhance" button and something else (can't recall at

> moment) on it when connected to that camera? Can't seem to close it

> unless disconnect the camera, so it's there all during

> imaging/guiding. Looked everywhere for an option to disable it or

> something. Any ideas?

>

> --

> Troy Piggins

>



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#47174 Oct 12, 2011

G'day Robin! Thanks mate. Kind of worried, though. Seem to recall

problems with one of the ascom drivers. Got a link?



* tandum57 wrote : > Hi Troy,

> If you upgrade to ascom drivers for the camera that window will go

> away. It's coming from the old original drivers for the camera.

> Robin.



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#47175 Oct 12, 2011

www.qhyccd.com/download.html



Uninstall what you have first then get the new ones. You'll want the windows driver first, then ascom itself and then the AstroSoftBe Ascom driver. It works fine with Ascom 6. The drivers you have must be over 2 years old :)

robin.

--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, Troy Piggins troy_yg@...> wrote:

>

> G'day Robin! Thanks mate. Kind of worried, though. Seem to recall

> problems with one of the ascom drivers. Got a link?

>

> * tandum57 wrote :

> > Hi Troy,

> > If you upgrade to ascom drivers for the camera that window will go

> > away. It's coming from the old original drivers for the camera.

> > Robin.

>



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#47176 Oct 12, 2011

I get the same type of window with my Orion SSAG. I think this is the same

or similar camera. Normally I just push the window as far off screen as I

can, but now I'm starting to run my setup at the observatory remotely from

time to time, and trying to move that little window remotely over a slow

internet connection to the right position can be a real pain at times. I

wish there were a way to at least minimize it.



Josh

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 6:43 AM, tandum57 robin@...>wrote:



> **

>

>

> www.qhyccd.com/download.html

>

> Uninstall what you have first then get the new ones. You'll want the

> windows driver first, then ascom itself and then the AstroSoftBe Ascom

> driver. It works fine with Ascom 6. The drivers you have must be over 2

> years old :)

> robin.

>

> --- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, Troy Piggins troy_yg@...> wrote:

> >

> > G'day Robin! Thanks mate. Kind of worried, though. Seem to recall

> > problems with one of the ascom drivers. Got a link?

> >

> > * tandum57 wrote :

> > > Hi Troy,

> > > If you upgrade to ascom drivers for the camera that window will go

> > > away. It's coming from the old original drivers for the camera.

> > > Robin.

> >

>

>

>





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#47182 Oct 12, 2011

Hi Josh



I agree...I would love to get rid of that window.

on a related note. My observatory is 500meters away. I use a $20 YAGI antenna at one end and a small tv dish at the other end to focus the signal. I get 50mbs connection speed. I can transfer a nights worth of data (>1gb) in about 2 minutes. Also I use to use VNC but found windows remote desktop more efficient.



Randy



--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, Josh Hufford joshhufford@...> wrote:

>

> I get the same type of window with my Orion SSAG. I think this is the same

> or similar camera. Normally I just push the window as far off screen as I

> can, but now I'm starting to run my setup at the observatory remotely from

> time to time, and trying to move that little window remotely over a slow

> internet connection to the right position can be a real pain at times. I

> wish there were a way to at least minimize it.

>

> Josh

>

> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 6:43 AM, tandum57 robin@...>wrote:

>

> > **

> >

> >

> > www.qhyccd.com/download.html

> >

> > Uninstall what you have first then get the new ones. You'll want the

> > windows driver first, then ascom itself and then the AstroSoftBe Ascom

> > driver. It works fine with Ascom 6. The drivers you have must be over 2

> > years old :)

> > robin.

> >

> > --- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, Troy Piggins troy_yg@> wrote:

> > >

> > > G'day Robin! Thanks mate. Kind of worried, though. Seem to recall

> > > problems with one of the ascom drivers. Got a link?

> > >

> > > * tandum57 wrote :

> > > > Hi Troy,

> > > > If you upgrade to ascom drivers for the camera that window will go

> > > > away. It's coming from the old original drivers for the camera.

> > > > Robin.

> > >

> >

> >

> >

>

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

>







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#47202 Oct 12, 2011

I'm an hours drive away from where my scope is, so I have to operate over

the Internet. The only Internet that is available at the observatory is a

wireless service from the nearest city, and we're on the edge of their

range. It works but isn't very fast. Still I'm glad to have it, might try

satellite service at some point because it really gets slow during peak

demand times. I don't think the ISP has enough bandwidth. But for now it

does get the job done.



Josh

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 9:19 AM, Randy astrorand@...> wrote:



> **

>

>

> Hi Josh

>

> I agree...I would love to get rid of that window.

> on a related note. My observatory is 500meters away. I use a $20 YAGI

> antenna at one end and a small tv dish at the other end to focus the signal.

> I get 50mbs connection speed. I can transfer a nights worth of data (>1gb)

> in about 2 minutes. Also I use to use VNC but found windows remote desktop

> more efficient.

>

> Randy

>

>

> --- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, Josh Hufford joshhufford@...> wrote:

> >

> > I get the same type of window with my Orion SSAG. I think this is the

> same

> > or similar camera. Normally I just push the window as far off screen as I

> > can, but now I'm starting to run my setup at the observatory remotely

> from

> > time to time, and trying to move that little window remotely over a slow

> > internet connection to the right position can be a real pain at times. I

> > wish there were a way to at least minimize it.

> >

> > Josh

> >

> > On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 6:43 AM, tandum57 robin@...>wrote:

> >

> > > **

>

> > >

> > >

> > > www.qhyccd.com/download.html

> > >

> > > Uninstall what you have first then get the new ones. You'll want the

> > > windows driver first, then ascom itself and then the AstroSoftBe Ascom

> > > driver. It works fine with Ascom 6. The drivers you have must be over 2

> > > years old :)

> > > robin.

> > >

> > > --- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, Troy Piggins troy_yg@> wrote:

> > > >

> > > > G'day Robin! Thanks mate. Kind of worried, though. Seem to recall

> > > > problems with one of the ascom drivers. Got a link?

> > > >

> > > > * tandum57 wrote :

> > > > > Hi Troy,

> > > > > If you upgrade to ascom drivers for the camera that window will go

> > > > > away. It's coming from the old original drivers for the camera.

> > > > > Robin.

> > > >

> > >

> > >

> > >

> >

> >

> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

> >

>

>

>





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#47213 Oct 12, 2011

Thanks mate. Downloaded, installed, will see how they go tonight.



* tandum57 wrote : > www.qhyccd.com/download.html

>

> Uninstall what you have first then get the new ones. You'll want

> the windows driver first, then ascom itself and then the

> AstroSoftBe Ascom driver. It works fine with Ascom 6. The drivers

> you have must be over 2 years old :)

> robin.



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#47233 Oct 13, 2011

I feared this might happen. Removed previous drivers, installed the

new ones, the installation went without a hitch. Plugged the camera

in and Windows can't find it now.



I seem to remember Theo (Gamma Electronics) always recommends using

his downloads instead of the ones from QHY CCD site because he knows

what does and doesn't work. Think I should contact him.



I'm still using Ascom 5, not game to upgrade yet to 6 because

nervous about stuff not working. rolls eyes />



In detail, what I did was:



- first uninstall the old drivers

- then installed the file downloaded from the "QHY5 64/32 winUSB Driver"

link in the below page, which is confusingly in a folder called

"www.qhyccd.com/ASTROSOFTBE/NEW/QHY5Drv.exe"

- then installed the "Update2011-7" file next to it

"www.qhyccd.com/files/QHY5UPDATE.exe"

- didn't install ASCOM as I already have it

- then installed the "AstoSoftBe QHY5 ASCOM Driver V4.0" file

"www.qhyccd.com/files/QHY5ASCOM-V40.exe"



* tandum57 wrote : > www.qhyccd.com/download.html

>

> Uninstall what you have first then get the new ones. You'll want

> the windows driver first, then ascom itself and then the

> AstroSoftBe Ascom driver. It works fine with Ascom 6. The drivers

> you have must be over 2 years old :)

> robin.



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#47237 Oct 13, 2011

!. First of all I don.t think you need to fear Ascom 6. There are a lot of us using it for over 4 months now. In most cases that I know it has actually fixed issues that existed where we had to do work a rounds with 5.5.



2. The QHY drivers work just fine. I.ve been using them on WinXP and Win7 64 bit machines without an issue.



3. What OS are you using? When you plug in the qhy5 open up control panel . device manager and then scan the list until you find the yellow triangle for identifying the QHY driver did not load. If it is found then you need right click it and select uninstall so that it deregisters the file that the registry pointed to. Next use the scan hardware for it to find your new qhy driver. That should fix your problem.



4. If your problem still persists then Ascom hasn.t registered it properly. You will need to run the ascom profiler explorer to validate that there is in fact a QHY5 camera driver registered within ascom. Hopefully you don.t have to go there. I had problems with my start shoot pro not properly registering the driver in ascom 5 and it required manual manipulation in the profile explorer.



Todd

From: Troy Piggins

Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 4:56 PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [MaxImDL] Re: QHY5 annoying little window when connected





I feared this might happen. Removed previous drivers, installed the

new ones, the installation went without a hitch. Plugged the camera

in and Windows can't find it now.









[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]







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#47238 Oct 13, 2011

Thanks, Todd. Direct responses inline with your post below, but

I've at least partly solved it now as per the following.



I just had a play with some diffent things at lunchtime and not sure

which one "did it", but it's working now at least partially (ASCOM

only, not as stand-alone Q Guider).



I was using ASCOM 5.5. Upgraded to ASCOM 6, did a reboot in there

somewhere, reinstalled the ASCOM QHY5 driver, plugged the camera in

again, it now shows up as an option in the ASCOM cameras.



Actually there's 2 options for it in ASCOM camera selections, "CMOS

QHY5 Camera" and "QHY_CMOS Camera Driver". The first one works, the

second doesn't - it comes up with error "Incompatible Driver

(CMOSascom.Camera) Cannot find the driver executable:

D:\Ascom\CMOSascom.dll". I don't even have a D drive!



As I said, the standalone driver no longer works, though.



Just tried looking up the version of driver for you, and this is

weird. Before I "fixed" it and upgraded ASCOM to 6, I could use

that version utility available at the QHYCCD website and it told me

a version number (can't remember what it was off top of my head).

But that was when it wasn't working.



Now it is working as ASCOM camera, but that same version utility

above can't detect the driver at all now.



Whatever the case, the versions I'm using at the latest ones

available at the QHYCCD downloads page as of right now.



* Todd benko wrote : > !. First of all I don???t think you need to fear Ascom 6. There

> are a lot of us using it for over 4 months now. In most cases

> that I know it has actually fixed issues that existed where we had

> to do work a rounds with 5.5.



As per above, I've now installed ASCOM 6. I held off because at

first I was reading reports of issues, and usually when I try to fix

something that aint broke, I break it. Actually, that's how I got

in this mess.

> 2. The QHY drivers work just fine. I???ve been using them on

> WinXP and Win7 64 bit machines without an issue.



I understand people are getting it to work fine. It's not for me

at the moment.

> 3. What OS are you using? When you plug in the qhy5 open up

> control panel ??? device manager and then scan the list until you

> find the yellow triangle for identifying the QHY driver did not

> load. If it is found then you need right click it and select

> uninstall so that it deregisters the file that the registry

> pointed to. Next use the scan hardware for it to find your new

> qhy driver. That should fix your problem.



I'm using WinXP. It definitely sees the camera USB connection, and

it does find the QHY5 drivers and install them, even little bubble

popped up and said device now ready to use. Ha.

> 4. If your problem still persists then Ascom hasn???t registered

> it properly. You will need to run the ascom profiler explorer to

> validate that there is in fact a QHY5 camera driver registered

> within ascom. Hopefully you don???t have to go there. I had

> problems with my start shoot pro not properly registering the

> driver in ascom 5 and it required manual manipulation in the

> profile explorer.



As per above, I now have it working as an ASCOM camera, but it wont'

work as a standalone camera any more.



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#47239 Oct 13, 2011

Tony



I only get one driver listed in the ascom list.



It sounds like when you went into add and remove programs it never fully uninstalled your old version. Did you by any chance have the camera connected to the computer when you ran the uninstall for both the qhy5 driver and the qhy5 ascom driver. If you had it connected then the uninstall probably could not access the driver to remove it from the system.



Todd



From: Troy Piggins

Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 9:29 PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [MaxImDL] Re: Re: QHY5 annoying little window when connected





Thanks, Todd. Direct responses inline with your post below, but

I've at least partly solved it now as per the following.



I just had a play with some diffent things at lunchtime and not sure

which one "did it", but it's working now at least partially (ASCOM

only, not as stand-alone Q Guider).



I was using ASCOM 5.5. Upgraded to ASCOM 6, did a reboot in there

somewhere, reinstalled the ASCOM QHY5 driver, plugged the camera in

again, it now shows up as an option in the ASCOM cameras.



Actually there's 2 options for it in ASCOM camera selections, "CMOS

QHY5 Camera" and "QHY_CMOS Camera Driver". The first one works, the

second doesn't - it comes up with error "Incompatible Driver

(CMOSascom.Camera) Cannot find the driver executable:

D:\Ascom\CMOSascom.dll". I don't even have a D drive!



As I said, the standalone driver no longer works, though.



Just tried looking up the version of driver for you, and this is

weird. Before I "fixed" it and upgraded ASCOM to 6, I could use

that version utility available at the QHYCCD website and it told me

a version number (can't remember what it was off top of my head).

But that was when it wasn't working.



Now it is working as ASCOM camera, but that same version utility

above can't detect the driver at all now.



Whatever the case, the versions I'm using at the latest ones

available at the QHYCCD downloads page as of right now.



* Todd benko wrote : > !. First of all I don???t think you need to fear Ascom 6. There

> are a lot of us using it for over 4 months now. In most cases

> that I know it has actually fixed issues that existed where we had

> to do work a rounds with 5.5.



As per above, I've now installed ASCOM 6. I held off because at

first I was reading reports of issues, and usually when I try to fix

something that aint broke, I break it. Actually, that's how I got

in this mess.

> 2. The QHY drivers work just fine. I???ve been using them on

> WinXP and Win7 64 bit machines without an issue.



I understand people are getting it to work fine. It's not for me

at the moment.

> 3. What OS are you using? When you plug in the qhy5 open up

> control panel ??? device manager and then scan the list until you

> find the yellow triangle for identifying the QHY driver did not

> load. If it is found then you need right click it and select

> uninstall so that it deregisters the file that the registry

> pointed to. Next use the scan hardware for it to find your new

> qhy driver. That should fix your problem.



I'm using WinXP. It definitely sees the camera USB connection, and

it does find the QHY5 drivers and install them, even little bubble

popped up and said device now ready to use. Ha.

> 4. If your problem still persists then Ascom hasn???t registered

> it properly. You will need to run the ascom profiler explorer to

> validate that there is in fact a QHY5 camera driver registered

> within ascom. Hopefully you don???t have to go there. I had

> problems with my start shoot pro not properly registering the

> driver in ascom 5 and it required manual manipulation in the

> profile explorer.



As per above, I now have it working as an ASCOM camera, but it wont'

work as a standalone camera any more.









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#47240 Oct 13, 2011

Mate, to be honest, I've tried that many different things today,

plugged in, pulled out etc. Can't recall what I did. Good

suggestion. Quite likely it was plugged in, so will try again with

everything out. Thanks again.



* Todd benko wrote : > Tony

>

> I only get one driver listed in the ascom list.

>

> It sounds like when you went into add and remove programs it never

> fully uninstalled your old version. Did you by any chance have

> the camera connected to the computer when you ran the uninstall

> for both the qhy5 driver and the qhy5 ascom driver. If you had it

> connected then the uninstall probably could not access the driver

> to remove it from the system.



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#47276 Oct 14, 2011

Sorted it. Thanks to Robin (tandum). He pointed me towards the ASCOM

6 profile manager, and there was a redundant QHY5 CMOS guider profile in

there. Deleted that manually, and all good now. Thanks guys.



* Todd benko wrote : > Tony

>

> I only get one driver listed in the ascom list.

>

> It sounds like when you went into add and remove programs it never fully

> uninstalled your old version. Did you by any chance have the camera

> connected to the computer when you ran the uninstall for both the qhy5 driver

> and the qhy5 ascom driver. If you had it connected then the uninstall

> probably could not access the driver to remove it from the system.



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