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ASCOM driver for SVBONY Camera--Q & A

ASCOM driver for SVBONY Camera--Q & A

ASCOM driver for SVBONY Camera--Q & A

I recently summarized some questions about the ASCOM driver and SVBONY Camera, and hope that those who have the same questions can get answers from this article.

Q: "A customer friend asked me whether our SV305 and SV305pro have ASCOM drivers?"

The answer is yes, of course. Currently, SV305 and SV305pro use the same ASCOM driver. First, you should search for the ASCOM platform and download it.

ASCOM

Then, Search our official website, click SUPPORT-SoftWare & Driver, you can find the ASCOM driver, click to download.

ASCOM driver

ASCOM driver

Q: "Is it compatible with all the software on the ASCOM platform as long as there is an ASCOM driver?"

I also want to ask, which software on ASCOM do you want to use? you can tell us, we can also have a test. Some customer friends have already mentioned Firecapture and Astro Photography Tool (APT) to us, so I conducted a test and the results showed that Firecapture and Astro Photography Tool are compatible with our SV305, of course including SV305pro. The following is the test process and results.

First, Download the Firecapture software. Be careful to choose the version that matches your computer.

Then, run as an administrator. Choose the ASCOM.

ASCOM

Then a dialog box will appear, you need to choose “SVBONY Camera”, click “OK”.

ASCOM

I had the test by the SV601 Microscope and SV305 Camera. The test result is below.

Firecapture

AS for the APT, the same you should download the software first. Same steps to connect the camera.

APT

Then, the result is as below.

APT

Through the above tests, we can conclude that SVBONY SV305 (including the SV305pro) can be compatible with Firecapture and APT.

Q: "I have installed the ASCOM driver to use the SV305 pro with Firecapture but the debayer option is not available so the image is mono."

Yes, this is the case. I have a test about the debayer, it shows that in the below.

Firecapture

We have reported this problem to our engineers. They are also optimizing the ASCOM driver and are also connecting with Firecapture software engineers. Any progress will be notified to you as soon as possible.

About ASCOM and SVBONY Camera, ASCOM driver is compatible with SV305 and SV305pro, Everyone can try to download the ASCOM and the ASCOM driver to test the ASCOM software you want. There may be some bugs, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to all your kind suggestions. We will continue to optimize to meet the needs of more and more people.


Comments

Comment user

Edo

Small question about the gain settings. I tried the ASCOM driver with my SV305 and works perfect in APT and PHD2 (thank you for that!), but when I sellect (within ASCOM) the SVBONY Camera, I can go the the properties. There I can set "Trace on" and the gain between 1000 ~ 30000. Is there any more information about this setting? (What to be used as default or something?)

Comment user

Karida

ASCOM Drive is still being updated, we will release any information in time.

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