TDI with stx16803 on Windows10 Home

Discussion in 'STX and STXL Series Cameras' started by Bernardo Relvas, May 19, 2020.

  1. Bernardo Relvas

    Bernardo Relvas Standard User

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    Hello,

    I've been trying to record transits of stars using a meridian circle and the TDI technique with a stx 16803 on a PC with windows 10 (Home edition) installed. I inclined the camera so that stars drift upwards but CCDops5 keeps telling me "Bad Camera Command". What should I do? I tried all kinds of binning, I have 118 inches of focal length, objects are at declination +31. What should be the total rows? I wrote 98000, 9800, 4000 nothing happened. Can this be a problem of the meridian circle not standing exactly still? or is it a software problem?

    For the picture below I'm guessing 200 rows are enough. What am I doing wrong?
    Best regards,
    Bernardo
     

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  2. Colin Haig

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  3. Bernardo Relvas

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    Hi Colin,

    Everything is updated, firmware and drivers. What's next?
     
  4. Colin Haig

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    Do you still get Bad Camera Command?
     
  5. Bernardo Relvas

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    Hi Colin,
    Sorry for the delay.
    At the moment I can't say, if you didn't upgrade anything on the firmware, yes. CCDops5 sometimes crashes, other times says Bad Camera Command.
     

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