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Orion SSG3 camera suit crashing, help!

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:23 PM

I have an Orion SSG-3 monochrome CCD and have downloaded  the Orion Camera Suit along with the latest ASCOM driver to my dedicated PC ( I am a MAC guy). Lately the software keeps crashing. I connect the CCD and choose single shot to get my focus. It takes the shot as it should but instead of downloading it to the computer it pauses and I get an error saying that the object it not valid and it hangs up and will not recognize further input. The only way that I can get it to work (sometimes) is to reboot the computer. Any ideas on what is wrong and how I can fix it??? Thanks.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:27 PM

did you try a different USB port? also it could be a cable issue.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:40 PM

Have you downloaded the latest version of the Camera Control Suite?  I think it's 1.8.x

 

Uninstall and then reinstall the software, preferably to a new location.  Yeah, it's probably a Windows thing, something we Windoze users get used to.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:51 PM

Thanks for responding to my query.

 

Yes I have downloaded the latest edition of Orion Camera Suit (1.8), but I have not tried deleting then reinstalling. Will give it a try.

 

I have not tried a different USB port but will. I will take these suggestions and run with it and see what happens. Thanks!




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