Use both a STF-8300 camera for imaging and an STXL-6303 for guiding

Discussion in 'CCDOPS and SBIG Universal Driver' started by Larry M. Leitch, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. Larry M. Leitch

    Larry M. Leitch Cyanogen Customer

    Oct 12, 2014
    Severna Park, Md
    I have a Hyperion scope with a STXL-6303 camera and a FSQ106 with a STF-8300 camera.
    I would like to use the "Main (the normal imaging" chip in the camera to guide the FSQ. I have been trying different combinations on the Camera Control window and have not found the right settings. I am guessing that the Dual Chip Mode will be used.
  2. Colin Haig

    Colin Haig Staff Member

    Oct 27, 2014
    Okay, that is pretty funny. I've never tried that!
    Are you trying to use the small guide sensor (340) or a remote guide head attached to an STXL (if its an old one) or are you trying to use the main sensor (the 6303 chip)?
    Dual chip mode allows an STXL to use a second sensor plugged into its body (internal) or external remote guide head.
    Instead, are you trying to treat this as a 2 camera scenario... where main camera is the STF and guider is STXL6303 main sensor?
    Is that what you mean?
  3. Doug

    Doug Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2014
    This is exactly how I run my own telescope (though I'm switching to Aluma for the FSQ).

    Don't use Dual Chip. You need two separate "copies" of the driver.

    Camera 1 - SBIG Universal - select STXL-6303.

    Camera 2 - SBIG Universal - select STF-8300.

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