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#1 archer1960

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:06 PM

I am having trouble with PHD and my ASI Mini 120. The problem is that I can't get a real image to show in PHD. All I get is a screen full of noise and jagged vertical lines, no matter what I do with exposure, gamma or gain.

 

The same camera works fine with SharpCap and ASICAP, so I don't think it's the camera itself. I also just installed tried MetaGuide (which I had never tried before), and it shows a good image too.

 

I updated all the drivers (native and ASCOM), and nothing changed. Any idea what I should try? I like PHD, and have had good luck with it in the past, but when I got the new guide camera, I've seen this issue about 90% of the time.

 

Suggestions?

 


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:25 PM

Have you done a dark frame library in Phd2? Really easy to do it will talk you through it. I had the same thing happen to me when I first started using Phd2 . Give it a try.

Mike


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:58 PM

Hmm, I feel like I've come across this before.  If you haven't already, try switching from one driver to the other (i.e. native to ASCOM or vice versa, depending on which you are currently trying with).  Also, make sure you have MONO8 selected as the Image Type in the driver settings.



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:29 AM

Have you done a dark frame library in Phd2? Really easy to do it will talk you through it. I had the same thing happen to me when I first started using Phd2 . Give it a try.

Mike

Yes, I've tried it both with and without a dark library. I've run into strange things with the darks before.

 

Thanks for the suggestion!


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:30 AM

Hmm, I feel like I've come across this before.  If you haven't already, try switching from one driver to the other (i.e. native to ASCOM or vice versa, depending on which you are currently trying with).  Also, make sure you have MONO8 selected as the Image Type in the driver settings.

I'll give that a try; thanks!




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