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#1 lostbit

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Posted 08 August 2022 - 07:56 AM

Yes it me again, So I have been using NINA with my ioptron cem26 and QHY 183c 

I like NINA. Now I want to use my Nikon D90 with NINA but I found out from

the Nina discord that it is too old. Only cameras in the SDK are supported!!

I also asked is there a list, OH its in the SDK, what how do I see that or get

a list from SDK How old of a nikon camera can I go back.

 

I could afford a used Nikon but I want to be sure it would work.

 

Thank You

 



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Posted 08 August 2022 - 08:40 AM

A quick search produces this page.  https://sourceforge....el Information/



#3 lostbit

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Posted 08 August 2022 - 09:11 AM

Well that was fast, I searched and found nothing! 

So this report shows my D90 is state working, NINA discord says not supported!!

Ill see if I can port to the author of the data directly.

 

Thank You!!!



#4 dghent

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Posted 08 August 2022 - 09:44 AM

:eyeroll:

 

I answered you correctly on Discord, so there was no need to ask again here.

 

There are many aspects that determine a supportable camera model when it comes to the Nikon (and Canon, for that matter) SDKs, which NINA uses to control the cameras. Many older cameras may nominally work in the most basic ways, but not in the ways that NINA requires. Namely, the requirement is that the camera's Bulb mode be controllable from by the PC. For Nikon, the lack of this ability is absent from camera models that were released prior to 2012-2014, depending on the model line involved. There are still more recent low-end model lines that continue to not offer this functionality.

 

The D90 is patently too old to work with the Nikon SDK ins the manner that NINA requires. You might be able to trigger non-Bulb mode images with it, but that's not enough.


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#5 lostbit

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Posted 08 August 2022 - 02:45 PM

I did not mean to upset you, but i found no sdk data barly

know what sdk is! I asked in part to figure out what other 

Nikon camera might work. Oh I have backyard Nikon and

I can take long exposur just fine via serial port device I made

so I wanted to see if I could do that with NINA too.

 

Anyway Ill just use backyard Nikon for now


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#6 lostbit

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Posted 21 September 2022 - 08:51 PM

Update

Well I just found that NINA supports serial port camera control. It

is under options, camera, advance. So with usb and serial cable

connected to my laptop my serial transistor switch I can connect

now to the camera and take images. I ran out of time to try long

exposures but it should work.




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