Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

Starlight Xpress cameras just giving me a black screen...

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 SimonIRE

SimonIRE

    Mariner 2

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 275
  • Joined: 16 Dec 2018
  • Loc: South East England

Posted 23 February 2020 - 04:05 PM

Dear All,

 

Thanks for reading.

 

I have a fairly straightforward question for users of Starlight Xpress cameras.

 

I have a Lodestar 2 and an Oculus AllSky camera.

 

The problem: when I take an photo I just get a black image back. No matter what my exposure settings are, the image is always just a black box. My other cameras (a QSI 683 and the Atik Infinity) work just fine.

 

Once, today, the AllSky took an over exposed image during the day; but then stopped working. I was using USB hubs but I have switched my set up so that the cameras are connected directly to my PC via the supplied cables.

 

I know this isn't much to go on but I'd be interested in some input...

 

Thanks

Simon



#2 harry page 1

harry page 1

    Mariner 2

  • -----
  • Posts: 238
  • Joined: 25 Jul 2009

Posted 23 February 2020 - 05:09 PM

Hi Simon

 

This usually happens when there is not enough power going to the camera

 

are you using a powered hub

 

try just pluging in the camera direct to you computer and see if that works

 

Cheers

Harry Page



#3 Delta608

Delta608

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 784
  • Joined: 19 May 2008
  • Loc: Tampa Bay Florida

Posted 23 February 2020 - 06:01 PM

Out of focus maybe...?



#4 iwannabswiss

iwannabswiss

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1,078
  • Joined: 14 Feb 2014
  • Loc: Somewhere in Space

Posted 23 February 2020 - 07:42 PM

I get a black image when it's over-exposed or maxed out.




CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics