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Michael Morris
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Alternative to Firecapture software for a DMK 21 ? new
      #5534094 - 11/22/12 03:28 PM

At the moment I'm using the manufacturer-supplied software for image capture with my Imaging Source DMK 21 618 camera - IC Capture. It gives me great frame rates and is pretty reliable and easy to use. However, ideally I would like something that will do image capture and ASCOM control focus and run an ASCOM filter wheel.

FireCapture software should do all of these, but I've had nothing but problems with it because it never seems to be able to run at anyhthng like the high frame rates I can get when running IC Capture.

http://firecapture.wonderplanets.de/

Does anyone know of any other software that will do image capture with a DMK 21 618 camera and ASCOM control focus and run an ASCOM filter wheel?

Edited by Michael Morris (11/22/12 03:36 PM)


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Re: Alternative to Firecapture software for a DMK 21 ? new [Re: Michael Morris]
      #5534098 - 11/22/12 03:32 PM

Hi Michael,

Not sure what your setup is doing differently, but I can get 60fps full-frame from my DMK21AU618 using FireCapture on an aging, single-processor WinXP PC. And this is also using FireCapture's autoguiding to keep Jupiter centered in the FOV.

Grant


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Re: Alternative to Firecapture software for a DMK 21 ? new [Re: RedLionNJ]
      #5534103 - 11/22/12 03:37 PM

Hi Grant
I can't work out what I'm doing wrong either, that's why I starting to see if there are alternatives.


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Re: Alternative to Firecapture software for a DMK 21 ? [Re: Michael Morris]
      #5534229 - 11/22/12 05:14 PM

IC Capture AS has different write performance than FireCapture for some reason... and there isn't rather any alternatives for that.

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