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Summary and Handling Methods of SV405CC Camera Usage Problems

Summary and Handling Methods of SV405CC Camera Usage Problems

Summary and Handling Methods of SV405CC Camera Usage Problems

Recently, our new SV405cc electronic cooling camera has attracted much attention and discussion. During this period, we have received a lot of sincere feedback from users. Now I would like to have an explanation about them. You are also welcome to continue the discussion. As a newly released cooling camera, I believe that it can withstand the test of the market.
 
The first question: What driver does SV405CC support?
Windows: sharpcap/NINA/TheSkyX
Linux: AstroDMxCapture
MacOS: AstroDMxCapture
ChromeOS: AstroDMxCapture
APT software does not support it at the moment, it cannot control the temperature of Gain/Offset/cooling when ASCOM is driving. Our engineers are working on an update to be compatible around the end of June. For users who are used to using APT, this may be a bit cumbersome to deal with, but it is not completely unusable, please replace Sharpcap or NINA and try something new, or you will love to use it.
Currently, we recommend using this three software, "AstroDMx Capture / NINA / Sharpcap".
* Please download the driver from the manufacturer's official page "Latest Version", remember, it must be the latest version!
https://www.svbony.com/Support/SoftWare-Driver/
Please log the issue and contact us if necessary. This will be processed.
The Second question: why not zero glow?
Due to ASCOM's freeze control issues, there is a GMP glow with amplifier glow suppression. It runs automatically during long exposures (120 seconds). The HCG mode adds the glow suppression function, which automatically turns on the glow suppression after exposure for 3 seconds, but it is not completely without glow. Ampere glow can also be removed by dark subtraction. In the later stage, we will contact the manufacturer for testing to improve this problem to a certain extent. 
 
The third question: Where should the corresponding software be downloaded?
Driver software for the PC to recognize the SV405CC and an application to actually capture images from the camera are required. Both can be downloaded from the product page of the SVBONY website.
Click "SV405CC Driver Windows" - "Sharpcap" to download. Please be careful to update to the latest version.
The fourth question: What are the steps to operate the installation?
(1)Use SV405CC deep space camera, operate under windows system, take sharpcap as an example:
1. Please download the local driver from the official website and install it
2. Please update the sharpcap software to the latest version. The specific version is subject to the latest official version.
3. Connect SV405CC to the telescope, (please prepare other equipment such as telescope and bracket in advance)
4. Connect the SV405CC to the computer,
5. Open sharpcap software, click camera, click SV405CCcamera to connect
6. When the camera is successfully connected, the light and image changes will appear on the screen, and the toolbar on the right will match and display the default parameters. Corner will display exposure time, frame rate and preview frame in sync on the lower left.
7.Aim at the observation target, adjust the focus, and get a clear image on the screen.
(2)Use SV405CC deep space camera, operate under windows system, take NINA as an example:
1. The local driver has been installed before, NINA can directly recognize the SVBONYcamera, click the connection to image.
2. Please download and install the ASCOM platform, and download the ASCOM driver and install it on the computer.
3. Please download or update the NINA software to the latest version. The specific version is subject to the latest official release.
4. Connect SV405CC to the computer, and connect SV405CC to the telescope at the same time (please prepare other equipment such as telescope and bracket in advance)
5. Open the NINA software, the software automatically recognizes the svbonyASCOMcamera, click the connect button to connect, and you can image.
Five: matching suggestions
Main shooting system OTA:SV503102ED/80ED
Main camera: SV405CC
Filters: UV/IRCUT filters, light pollution filters (UHC filters, CLS filters), dual narrow-band filters (we don't currently produce)
Guide mirror: SV106/SV165/SV198
Guide camera: SV905C/SV305Pro
 
Precautions
1. SV405CC adopts double-layer semiconductor refrigeration, which can be refrigerated to 30 degrees lower than the ambient temperature. The cooling function needs to be connected to a 12V external power supply to
enough to work.
2. The package comes with a power adapter, the specification is 12V5A, if you buy another power adapter yourself, the minimum 12V3A is required.
3. Start refrigeration, you can set a refrigeration time, that is, to reach the refrigeration temperature within the set time, generally set more than 3 minutes, do not
A slow transition is required for the camera to cool down sharply to the minimum temperature.
4. The best focal length of the general telescope is 55mm, and the shortest focal length of the SV405CC is 6.5mm.
The above is a summary of the problems that have occurred this time. If you have any questions or comments during use, please feel free to contact us.

Comments

Comment user

Artemij Burah

Brilliant! To release a camera for deepsky photos, which does not support any deepsky shooting application, except for the most bug-ridden N.I.N.A. Shatpcup does not count, this is an application for planetary photos. I wonder who will buy it at all? Does someone need a deepsky camera without APT or Maxim DL support?

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Author

Sir, you may have some misunderstandings about the driver application currently supported by 405cc, it is been updating the latest driver version so that more people can use it, and its performance is being recognized by more people.

Comment user

Maksim Veres

The lack of APT support is a huge disadvantage. Most of my friends take photos in APT. Many will not convert the camera precisely because of this reason. I hope the ASCOM driver will be fixed soon and it will work fine in APT. I feel very good about Svbony, I have a lot of your products, I hope you fix the driver. You are losing potential buyers, because of such a trivial problem that any programmer can fix within a minimum time, this makes me very sad.

Comment author

Author

We are updating the program as soon as possible and will re-release around the end of this month.Sorry for the unpleasant experience for you

Comment user

Dr. M. Veres, M.D.

Thanks for the reply. I'll be looking forward to it. After fixing the driver, I would be glad to do a review on your camera, but my English is not very good...

Comment author

Author

It doesn't matter, if you have any questions you can email me

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