AOX with a STF camera

Discussion in 'Guiding and Adaptive Optics - StarChaser and AO' started by John Wetmore, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. John Wetmore

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    Is it possible to use an AOX with a STF camera using a separate guider. And if so how would you connect the separate guider to the AOX? Which i2c port would you use?
     
  2. Doug

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    The STF can control the AO-X, but short of very custom software there is no way to guide with a third-party camera.

    People have occasionally used the STF as a guide camera.
     
  3. John Wetmore

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    Doug,

    As always thanks for the quick reply. Bill and Diffraction Limited were highly successful in getting my Osiris STF 8050c camera to function as new. I am always impressed with Bill's ability to get problems resolved and DL's support of users of older SBIG cameras.

    I guess my real question is can I use the AOX with the STF Cam using a SBIG guide camera? Is there a SBIG guide camera that could be used on an OAG and connect to the AOX and STF cam?

    Again, thanks for the support and this is the reason I have used SBIG cameras for all of my imaging.

    John
     
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    You need an SBIG camera with an I2C port. The lowest-cost SBIG camera that has I2C is the STF-8300. The 402/1603/3200 version doesn't have it. Nor does the ST-I.

    The remote guide head would require an STT-8300.
     
  5. John Wetmore

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    Doug,

    Thank you for all the information.

    Best,

    John
     

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