AW: [MaxImDL] Re: QHY5 cmos problems


Dec 26, 2008

 


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#35127 Dec 26, 2008

Hi Tim,







why don.t you download the Trial Version of Maxim and install it on a

separate machine, install the QHY .Drivers and test everything before you

buy the upgrade.



I use the QHY6 alias ALCCD5.2 together with Maxim and it works fine







CS











Von: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] Im Auftrag von

tim_lahey

Gesendet: Freitag, 26. Dezember 2008 13:31

An: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Betreff: [MaxImDL] Re: QHY5 cmos problems







--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com mailto:MaxImDL%40yahoogroups.com> , "Tom

VdEede" t.vandeneede@...> wrote: >

> Hi,

>

> The reason the QHY5 is not showing in the list is that the camera

> most likely is not installed in the Maxim directory.

>

> When releasing V5, Maxim installed in another directory. When

using > the QHY5 installer, it will by default point to the OLD directory

> (V4) and not to the V5.

>

> Just run the installer for the drivers once more and make sure you

> properly select the installation directory to point to the location

> where Maxim V5 is installed (c:\Program Files\Diffraction

> Limited\MaxIm DL V5\ on my system) and see if you pick up the

> drivers afterwards.

>

> regards

>

> Tom



Hi Tom,



Thanks for your efforts to assist us.



However, it seems of no use because in message 35092 Doug George

confirmed that ...



"Yes, you need to run the Pro version [of MaxImDL5] in order to get

additional third-party cameras supported."



as I had discovered from reading the Help.



He also confirmed that the "Plug-In" dropdown menu in MaxImDL is only

for "Image processing" plug-ins, and not camera plug-ins.



Jose and I are both running the DSLR version of MaxImDL, so we

are "doomed" unless we choose to upgrade.



Just to be sure, I have indeed confirmed that the extracted files

were loaded into the correct target folder. MaxImDL5 (DSLR) still

could NOT see the guider camera in the selection list. So the "Pro"

versus "DSLR" version problem must be the explanation.



As I explained in an earlier post, the camera is working fine for me

using PHD, so I really have no NEED to make it work with MaxImDL - it

just would be nice if I COULD use it if I wanted to. But I don't

intend to pay the upgrade cost just for access to the guide camera.

Perhaps if I acquire a QHY8 imaging camera, it might make sense.



I have to admit that the issue was quite clear in MaxIm's Help file

under "Versions". It just wasn't obvious to me that support for

third-party GUIDE cameras might have been unavailable in the DSLR

version of MaxImDL, and that it would only be available in the PRO

version. People DO use guiders with DSLR cameras. It wasn't even

the first thing that came to Doug's mind when he responded to Jose

and my original posts - he initially said that DL were not

responsible for ensuring that third-party camera drivers or plug-ins

would work.



QUESTION: Are you the "Tom" of "Software and Drivers by Mr. Tom" on

the QHYCCD website?



Regards

Tim











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#35129 Dec 26, 2008

Hi,







as I know when you download the trial you have the Pro Version. Not sure if

it is the Pro Suite.







Try it.







I use the V5 Pro. Just one argument to use a complete software like Maxim

is for example dithering. Maxim tells the integrated guider to move the

mount when it.s finished with downloading the image. An external

Guider-software never knows when the capture-software is ready and dithering

is no option for you.



Or re-centering the telescope after a few images or waiting for settling the

guider below a adjustable guiding-error before starting with a new image.

And so on.



PHD can connect to Nebulosity which is also not a free software. Nothing is

complete free..



The complete set of functions of Maxim makes it to. Maxim.



I don.t want to sell Maxim to you but try the full functional trial of

Maxim and make your own Picture of that software. As I was thinkin about

buying Maxim it was also very hard for me because of the price. But as I saw

what it makes for me I did it. It.s a complete observatory-software without

the need of any other software (for me).







@Doug: Where can I send my banking-data ? :-D *ggg*







CS







Von: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] Im Auftrag von

tim_lahey

Gesendet: Freitag, 26. Dezember 2008 14:17

An: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Betreff: [MaxImDL] Re: QHY5 cmos problems







--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com mailto:MaxImDL%40yahoogroups.com> ,

"Astro-Hannes ;-\)" astro@...> wrote: >

> Hi Tim,

>

>

>

> why don.t you download the Trial Version of Maxim and install it on

a > separate machine, install the QHY .Drivers and test everything

before you > buy the upgrade.

>

> I use the QHY6 alias ALCCD5.2 together with Maxim and it works fine

>



Thanks,



But which version of MaxImDL are you using? 4 or 5? If version 5, do

you have the LE, IP, DSLR or PRO version?



According to Doug and the MaxImDL5 Help file, third-party camera

drivers or plug-ins only work with the PRO version. Jose and I have

the DSLR version. It simply doesn't "see" the plug-ins for the QHY5

guide camera.



Unless Doug is wrong and/or Jose and I are missing something, the

issue is simply the version of MaxImDL 5 that we have purchased.



I also tried installing the QHY5 plug-in files into my MaxDSLR 4.6

directory, and still could not see the camera listed in the camera

selection drop down list. Am I missing something there? I think

someone else said in this thread that it does work with MaxDSLR 4.6,

but perhaps they meant MaxImDL 4.6.



Right now, even if MaxImDL5 PRO can interface to the QHY5, I

personally have no reason to pay for an upgrade from the DSLR

version, because the camera works fine with the free PHD software

from Stark Labs, and I don't see what I would gain by switching.



Regards

Tim











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