QHY Camera Mac support in Nebulosity
Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:51 AM
I'm happy to say that the gap is narrowing a bit more. I've recently been writing the code needed to support the QHY cameras on the OS X version of Nebulosity (while at the same time adding native support on Windows). So far, I've ported and tested the original 8 (in there for some time), the 8Pro, 9, and 10. In theory, support for the 8L and 12 is also in place and other cameras can be added down the road. I'd like to thank QHY here - without the source code posted to their website, this wouldn't have happened.
So, now the Mac supports Canon DSLRs, Fishcamp, Meade DSIs, many QHYs, the QSIs, SBIGs, and Starlight Xpress. Not a bad list to chose from!
If you've got a Mac and one of these QHYs, I invite you to try out the 3.0.9 pre-release . In particular, if you've got a QHY12 or 8L, I'd love some feedback. It's quite possible there are bugs still on these as I've not got either of these here for testing. Remember, the free download runs in demo mode just so that you can try out hardware and see if you like things or not (saved images are permanently degraded). Give it a shot and let me know how it goes!
Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:11 PM
First problem is the slow download speed, slower that my old PC... Second problem is the downloaded image in frame mode, one third of the image is split into a horizontal lines. Second, Image preview looks normal, Third, Image capture has black dots running at 45degs to the image. Seems that the data read from the camera at different resolution creates some problems in the image output.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:11 PM