RE: [MaxImDL] Re: Request for full support of Orion SteadyStar Adaptive Optics Guider


Mar 8, 2010

 


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#40331 Mar 8, 2010

Hello,



I just got my Orion SteadyStar Adaptive Optics Guider. I'd love to see full built in support for it in MaximDL. Right now it uses it's own app for guiding and can connect to MaximDL.



"5.6. Integration with MaxIm DL for Automatic Dithering

MaxIm DL is a powerful capture and processing application. The SteadyStar can

establish a connection with MaxIm DL and capture exposure stopping events,

therefore dithering at the correct moment.

To enable dithering through MaxIm DL, follow these steps:

1. Go to the Setup tab.

2. Locate the Connect to Maxim DL button and click it (if MaxIm DL is not running,

a new instance will be automatically launched).

3. In MaxIm DL, create an exposure sequence but disregard the built-in dither

controls.

Nothing more is needed for dithering. While guiding, the SteadyStar will automatically

dither when it receives an exposure stop event from MaxIm DL.

Note: Automatic dithering is not possible with MaxIm LE version or any other version

that does not support automation."



Where this is nice I'd love to be able to control all guiding from your program.



So if you can please fully support it I'd be very appreciative. I am willing to lone you mine in order to make this happen faster if needed (As long as you paid for shipping.)



Thanks,

Philip



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#40336 Mar 8, 2010

On 2010-03-08 3:18 AM, phil wrote: > Hello,

>

> I just got my Orion SteadyStar Adaptive Optics Guider. I'd love to see full

> built in support for it in MaximDL. Right now it uses it's own app for

> guiding and can connect to MaximDL.



I'd suggest that you contact the vendor and request MaxIm DL support.



Doug



--



Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com/



100 Craig Henry Dr., Suite 202

Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada, K2G 5W3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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#40338 Mar 8, 2010

I did just that I sent the message below them them and I will post whatever I get back from them. I may have been a little hard on them but I want to get my point accross.



Thanks,

Phil



Hello,

I just got a SteadyStar Adaptive Optics Guider last week and so far I love it. However I am extremely disappointed with how the support for MaximDL is handled. I got this product over the starlight AO due to the support of MaximDL only to find out that MaximDL is not fully supported and that you still need to use your software for guiding and not MaximDL and that your product only connects to MaximDL. What I expected was to be able to setup guiding from within MaximDL so that I'd be able to use CCD Ware's AltoPilot4 or DC-3 Dreams. The way that MaximDL support was implanted means that this is not possible.

Where I may truly like your product I cannot recommend it to anyone who asks me about it and I plain to write a full review on cloudy nights and the MaximDL support board as well. I am also thinking about returning the product in order to get a AO solution the fully supports MaximDL.

I am writing this in the hopes that you improve the support for MaximDl.

Also please don't tell me to contact cyanogen and ask them as I have and their response was "I'd suggest that you contact the vendor and request MaxIm DL support." And "Our interface SDK was made available to the developers of the device some time

ago. They decided to go a different route for implementing it."



Thanks,

Philip



--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, "Douglas B. George" dg@...> wrote:

>

> On 2010-03-08 3:18 AM, phil wrote:

> > Hello,

> >

> > I just got my Orion SteadyStar Adaptive Optics Guider. I'd love to see full

> > built in support for it in MaximDL. Right now it uses it's own app for

> > guiding and can connect to MaximDL.

>

> I'd suggest that you contact the vendor and request MaxIm DL support.

>

> Doug

>

> --

>

> Doug George

> dgeorge@...

>

> Diffraction Limited

> Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

> www.cyanogen.com/

>

> 100 Craig Henry Dr., Suite 202

> Ottawa, Ontario,

> Canada, K2G 5W3

>

> Phone: (613) 225-2732

> Fax: (613) 225-9688

>



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#40340 Mar 8, 2010

Thanks for doing my homework for me Phil . I will certainly not look any further until they provide fully useable ASCOM drivers.



Regards,

Chuck Faranda

ccdastro.com









From: phil

Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 11:24 AM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [MaxImDL] Re: Request for full support of Orion SteadyStar Adaptive Optics Guider







I did just that I sent the message below them them and I will post whatever I get back from them. I may have been a little hard on them but I want to get my point accross.



Thanks,

Phil









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#40342 Mar 8, 2010

Hi Chuck,







Please email them letting them know I believe that is the best way to get

the action needed from them.







Phil







From: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of

Chuck Faranda

Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 8:39 AM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [MaxImDL] Re: Request for full support of Orion SteadyStar

Adaptive Optics Guider











Thanks for doing my homework for me Phil . I will certainly not look any

further until they provide fully useable ASCOM drivers.



Regards,

Chuck Faranda

ccdastro.com



From: phil

Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 11:24 AM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com mailto:MaxImDL%40yahoogroups.com>

Subject: [MaxImDL] Re: Request for full support of Orion SteadyStar Adaptive

Optics Guider



I did just that I sent the message below them them and I will post whatever

I get back from them. I may have been a little hard on them but I want to

get my point accross.



Thanks,

Phil



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