TheSkyX Camera Add-on Aluma drivers

Discussion in 'Aluma Series' started by Kenneth Thomas Menzies, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Kenneth Thomas Menzies

    Kenneth Thomas Menzies Cyanogen Customer

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    Trying to use my new Aluma3200 camera with TheSkyX camera add-on. I don't think I see Aluma series cameras/drivers listed. Are they available yet? I am using the most recent TSX daily build.

    Ken
     
  2. Colin Haig

    Colin Haig Staff Member

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    First off, thank you so much for purchasing an Aluma camera - we truly appreciate your business.
    We're collaborating with Software Bisque to make this available soon.

    In the mean time, this thread may help you:
    http://forum.diffractionlimited.com/threads/theskyx-and-aluma.5276/#post-28783

    In there, I show how you can set up the Aluma using MaxIm to control the camera within TSX. This assumes Windows operating system.
     
  3. Michael Brown

    Michael Brown Standard User

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    Have there been any developments regarding TheSkyX and drivers?

    I would like to use an Aluma 8300 + AO8A with TheSkyX, having had good experience using TheSkyX with STT and ST cameras.
     
  4. Doug

    Doug Staff Member

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    Yes. We're just in the process of releasing the documentation for the new Aluma API. That will make it possible to make a TheSkyX camera add-on for it.

    In addition we're working on the ASCOM driver, which hopefully will be available very shortly.
     
  5. Michael Brown

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    Got a rough idea of the timescale? (That said, I appreciate software development etcetera can be a pain.)
     
  6. Bob Denny

    Bob Denny Cyanogen Customer

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    Won't the ASCOM driver be enough?
     
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  7. Colin Haig

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    Bob, as you know, ASCOM driver is Windows only - some clients want Mac or Linux (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS).
    We're wrapping up the SDK, which is cross platform; will release it per platform, Windows first; then the ASCOM driver for Windows; then we go from there.
     
  8. Bob Denny

    Bob Denny Cyanogen Customer

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    Ah! Of course!

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    But actually I meant that (on Windows :cool:) the ASCOM driver would eliminate the need for a special X2 or other plugin for the TheSky Camera Add-On (and also make the camera usable by SGP and other programs that already support ASCOM cameras).
     
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