SM-1 STi runs for awhile and then gives error=8

Discussion in 'Specialty Cameras SG-4, AllSky, ST-I' started by Dan Crowson, May 4, 2022.

  1. Dan Crowson

    Dan Crowson Standard User

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    I'm trying to use a new to me SBIG SM-1 Seeing Monitor. The device captures images for a few hours and then stops giving images. The Seeing Monitor Client (v 2.05) program grabbing the images will pause for a bit after taking an image, with a status of "Readout in progress." Once complete, it doesn't show an image. When I look on the RPi that the ST-i is connected to, it shows:

    ... doSbigGrabImage SEVERE: doSbigGrabImage: sbigReadoutLine: SBIG_ERROR{error=8}

    Looking for advice on what to look into to get past this. Is this a camera issue, cable (using the original 6" or so one) or?

    Rebooting the device fixes it for a few hours but it has never made it through a night.

    Dan
     
  2. Colin Haig

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    Hi Dan,
    I think what you have is NOT an SBIG Seeing Monitor, but a product made by another company with a bit of a confusing name.
    The original SBIG Seeing Monitor was made around 2006+, and the software was version 1.2.3.
    I think what you have is a Santa Barbara Scientific SM-1.
    A former employee set up a company called Santa Barbara Scientific, and his day job is working for QHYCCD.
    Please contact them for assistance.
     
  3. Doug

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    I believe the original version of Santa Barbara Scientific's seeing monitor did use an ST-I inside the seeing monitor. However, you should first contact Santa Barbara Scientific for technical support, as we don't have full information on their product.
     
  4. Dan Crowson

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    This one does definitely have the ST-i. I was hoping someone could tell me what error=8 means from the SBIG driver?
     
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  6. Dan Crowson

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    Unfortunately, this is a RPi running linux...
     
  7. Doug

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    In that case, I'll have to refer you to SBS.
     

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