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Updated How to Use the Color Astronomy SV305 Planetary Camera

Updated How to Use the Color Astronomy SV305 Planetary Camera

Updated How to Use the Color Astronomy SV305 Planetary Camera

Hello guys, thanks so much for loving the Color SVBONY SV305 Planetary Camera. More and more people come to SVBONY and buy it, so I received many emails. Some asked don't know how to use it, because they know SV105 camera, and use the SV105 camera get many great works, but could not use the SV305 well, only get the Green Color. Someone recommended the SV305 camera to his friends and community, give highly praise of this camera.

Today I would like to write this blog to show beginners how to use the SV305 camera, hope more people would love this camera, and this camera could bring you more happiness.

 

1)   Where to Buy?

https://www.svbony.com/sv305-astronomy-camera

You could buy it directly from our website, the site only accept Paypal payment. If you prefer the credit card payment method, then you could buy the sv305 planetary camera directly to our amazon shop. It is more convenient, right?

2)   How to Use?

Many beginners have the SV105 camera, SV105 is standard UVC device, it doesn’t have a driver, because the Windows system install the driver automatically when you connecting the SV105 to your computer.

a, The SV305 camera is different. SVBONY SV305 camera has its own driver and SDK. So more settings could be adjusted and please the customers. Before you use the SV305 camera, you should download the driver and sharpcap software first. Here is the site:

https://www.svbony.com/Support/SoftWare-Driver

b, Install the driver and software to your computer.

C, connect the sv305 camera to your computer usb port, and put SV305 camera into the diagonal hole,

D, enter the sharpcap software, choose the Svbony sv305, adjust the telescope focus wheel, to find the clear image on the screen.

Note: the default settings could not show you the clear image, you need adjust the Camera Control and Image Control, until get a colorful image.

 

Q&A

Q: I can only see the green screen, I can’t get a clear image. Does the camera is defected?

A: Svbony SV305 planetary camera designed with GRGB color. So when you get a green image, don’t be worried, it doesn’t means the camera is a defected one, just change/adjust the white balance, until you could get a normal image.

 

Q: I can use the SV105 camera, and get some clear images. However, the 305 doesn’t show any image, just the dark screen. What should I do?

A: The SV305 is totally different with the SV105 camera. The SV305 is designed with the SONY IMX290 sensor, it is more sensitive. And its exposure time is from 0 to 1800s, so when you first time to use it, adjust the exposure time, you could get different images. Longer exposure time, you could get more light come in. it won’t be dark screen if you toward to a bright target.

 

Q: Can I use the SV305 planetary camera with Mac OS?

A: Yes, the SV305 camera work with AstroDMx Capture for Mac OS now.

The AstroDMx Capture software support Linux system, Mac OS, windows system and Raspberry Pi system.  also the Chrome OS. And AstroDMx Capture support SVBONY cameras, so welcome and enjoy it. 

Where to download?

https://www.astrodmx-capture.org.uk/astronomy/linux-macos-windows/downloads

 

This is not over, the Q&A will be updated in the near future. Any questions, welcome your email to info@svbony.com.Thanks for your reading. 

 




Comments

Comment user

I-CDN

When I connect the camera all i am getting is static there is no image even when pointed at a full moon.

Comment author

Author

It's possible that the computer and camera aren't connected, or the camera isn't recognized, and now the problem is solved? If not, please contact us

Comment user

Spyros

Can the SV305 work with the SV503 70ED? I tried to combine them but I can not focus.

Comment author

Author

It requires the addition of an extension tube or diagonal mirror to focus

Comment user

Gus Fraser

I use N.I.N.A with my sv305 and sv305 pro. In Nina there is not a way to set the gamma. How can I edit the gamma value that the cameras will use by default outside of NINA so that the value will be used inside NINA?

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Author

I don't use NINA but let other fans help you. I think the gamma is brightness-related function, maybe NINA has other similar options.

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Guest

Hi team I have an SV305 camera. No problems connecting to telescope and laptop (SharpCap and AstroDMx) The image I get that many many times larger than the eyepiece. It is impossible to set a sharp image e.g. moon. I have tried many different settings with camera and image controls with no luck. I have also tried with different distance pieces between camera and telescope, it did not help either. No difference with or without distance pieces on image. My telescope is Meade LX90 10 " What am I doing wrong? I hope you can come up with an explanation. Sincerely, A.G.

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Author

Because the SV305 uses a small sensor, it looks like the image is "larger" than through the eyepiece. if you think it is too large can't see the whole moon, you can add a reducer.

Comment user

Christian Geen Salazar

Hello! I have SV305 Pro. It can actually capture good features of the moon. But the problem is it cannot capture stars or any others. How can I set it up to capture stars/galaxy/nebula?

Comment author

Author

Hi, sir you need to set a longer exposure time and with the Equatorial mount. Some fans use the SV305 to capture the M42 and bright cluster images and did it.

Comment user

Guest

hi guys just received the 305 but there is a rattle in the camera as if something is loose or broken or is this normal.

Comment author

Author

You can detach the camera from the back to check if it is the screws loosened.

Comment user

Charles Bitton

Serve para telescopio refletor? Obrigado

Comment user

Karida

Yes, SV305 could be used with a reflector telescope.

Comment user

Preston lamberton

I can’t get an image on my laptop.

Comment user

Karida

I have already replied in your mailbox, please check.

Comment user

Pablo

Hola. Es posible configurar la cámara antes de ponerla en el telescopio?

Comment user

Karida

Yes, as long as the SV305 is successfully connected, you could configure the parameters on the Sharpcap software on the computer.

Comment user

Jeff

Will SVBONY SV305 camera work with a 2x or 3x Barlow lenses on on Meade ETX 80 telescope? And can I also use filters with this camera? Thanks

Comment user

Karida

Hello, you are welcome, some of our customers have tested the use of SV305 with Meade ETX 80 telescope to capture galaxy pictures, but they have not tried with Barlow lenses. You could try it. And meanwhile could use 1.25'' filters with this camera.

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