Maxim DL + STF 8300M problem
Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:29 AM
I was trying to use Maxim DL 5 Pro to control exposure of my SBIG STF 8300M and I have some problem. I use "SBIG Universal" in the camera setup and under "connect to" I select USB and later it automatically change to "STF 8300M". The filter changes fine which makes me think the connection is all right. When I try to start exposure the error message "camera error (5)" jumps out. I didn't find any post online with this problem so I have to turn to you guys for help. Any suggestion or idea is appreciated.
Here is a screenshot of the camera setting
Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:30 AM
Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:35 AM
Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:19 AM
Posted 01 January 2014 - 01:16 PM
Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:18 PM
I was selecting "SBIG universal" and using the model "standard". My FW is FW8 for 8300 but it's not in the options. Is that correct?
Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:05 PM
Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:36 PM
I just ran the driverchecker and all my drivers are current and no need to be updated. The fw8-8300 is directly connected to the ccd, so do I need the driver of the filter wheel? If yes, is it included in the driverchecker downloading or I have to get it somewhere else?
I just try to use CFW-8 option but I cannot change filter this time. The same error message still occurs. When using "standard" I can change filters but can't expose.
Posted 01 January 2014 - 11:21 PM
Sorry I can't help beyond that.
Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:15 AM
Looking at the list of SBIG Error codes, a value of +5 is a "Bad Camera Command", -5 is a filter wheel issue. Have a look at this chart here:
You mentioned checking the drivers using the Driver Checker. I believe that is a tool which only validates your ASCOM configuration (there may be aSBIG tool that I am not familiar with so I could be wrong here).
Looking at your first screen shot, I can see that the SBIG universal driver is from 2010. I would check and see if you can update MaximDL. Do that from the Help Menu
Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:02 AM
Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:34 AM
What's your version of SBIG Universal driver in Maxim DL? V5.09 or later?
Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:48 AM
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:29 PM
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this post!