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QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA

Re: QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2019, 08:26:34 pm »
    But when I tested it,it can work well with x64 version NINA,I installed 3in1 ASCOM driver 0.1.51.25 and put the x64 version SDK to C:\Program File\NINA...\Externsl\x64\QHYCCD folder.
Best Regards,
QinXiaoXu

Re: QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2019, 11:03:27 am »
Hi,

I tried your provided links and they did work with 64-bit NINA v 1.9R004.
They do not work with the newer versions above like the Nightly versions 1.10-004 and above.
So I guess there is something in the newer versions of NINA that is messing up the QHY driver.
Maybe sometime if you have a chance you could test against this version:

https://nighttime-imaging.eu/downloads/Setup/Nightlies/1.10.0.1006/NINASetupBundle_1.10.0.1006.zip

Somehow the SDK is getting broken in newer version when I put it in the \External\QHYCCD folder. And then the cooling problem starts again.

Thanks for this latest recommendation which did help.

I also just installed NINA 32-bit 1.10-006 and the 16200A cooling works fine in that version but not in the 64-bit version.

« Last Edit: September 10, 2019, 11:14:04 am by Starcruiser »

Re: QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2019, 08:26:37 pm »
Hi,
    OK,I will test the version NINA,and I tested version is 1.8HF1,it is old version.Maybe you can try this version,if your don't need the function which is specific for 1.10.
Best Regards,
QinXiaoXu

Re: QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2019, 12:44:52 am »
Hi,
    I downloaded NINASetupBundle_1.10.0.1008 and tested it,it seem can work well,please check attachment screenshot.
Best Regards,
QinXiaoXu

Re: QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2019, 07:25:08 am »
Hi,

Thanks for testing that newer version.

I notice in the top left of your screen save that the "cooler power" is 100% and it is with .5 degrees of setpoint, indicates to me that it spiked during image acquisition and download.  I usually watch the behavior with a longer exposure in the Equipment\Camera tab where you can see both the temperature and power graphs.  When taking the exposure and downloading those graphs show power spike until the download is complete.  When you have time try 30s or 1min exposure and see if the same occurs in this version.

Appreciate seeing this from your end.

Re: QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2019, 07:59:18 pm »
Hi,
    Well,in fact,this image is captured when camera cooler,the temperature and PWM has not be stable,when it be stable,the PWM become about 70%.And I will try 30s and 1min exposure.
Best Regards,
QinXiaoXu

Re: QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2019, 03:17:01 pm »
Hi,
    Well,in fact,this image is captured when camera cooler,the temperature and PWM has not be stable,when it be stable,the PWM become about 70%.And I will try 30s and 1min exposure.
Best Regards,
QinXiaoXu

Ahh...OK probably fine then.

Worked with Dale G some yesterday and we used the qhyccd.dll you linked and had good results with temperature control.  Only problem that he is trying to figure out is an Overscan issue.  With Overscan On after a couple frames there is a lockup in the middle of the third frame.  We were running NINA 1.10-008.  Think he will probably let you know what he is finding.

Re: QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2019, 12:27:41 am »
Hi,
    Sorry for my late reply,I'm try test QHY16200A with NINA,I found another issue,I'm try to solve it,and about OverScan issue,I will send a email to inquire it,when all are work well,I will contact you again,please wait some time.
Best Regards,
QinXiaoXu

Re: QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2019, 02:38:47 pm »
Hoping your team is getting close to a solution.

Clear Skies.

Re: QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2019, 02:06:35 am »
Hi,
    I tested the cooler issue and ROI issue,the cooler is normal,but ROI can't,it will crash after capturing serial images,I used is NINA 0.1.10.008,if I update it to newest 10.016 it will can't connect camera,I'm contacting Dale to check it.
Best Regards,
QinXiaoXu

Re: QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2019, 05:47:31 pm »
I am using NINA 014 32-bit for now as it is the only version I can run both the 16200A (ASCOM driver) and 168C with (native driver).

Re: QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2019, 11:35:47 am »
Just tested a 64 bit NINA with the latest SDK dated 10/16/2019.  Camera and filter wheel works and begins temperature regulation.  Did a test set of darks and on the third exposure (30s) and exception was thrown showing a 0 byte image bugger.  Also during image download temperature jumps up 26% and back to normal when download complete.  NINA VERSION 1.10-020

So I still do not have this camera working in a 64-bit environment after 3 months.  Trying to be patient with this but it is getting difficult.

Log was posted in NINA for Dale Ghent to review and forward over to you guys.

Re: QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2019, 08:47:31 pm »
Hi,
    About cooler,I think this is normal,the driver will close cooler temporarily when readout image data,after that will restart cooler.
    And I tested the ROI issue some days ago,software will crash after capturing serial images,but in SDK debug output,I can found the image data has been readout,so the crash is occur after readout image data,that is process image data in software,so I think this is a software issue but not cause of SDK.I reported this to Dale,but he didn't reply me,maybe he ignore my email,I need resend a email.
    And I test it with 008 version,maybe I need update NINA and test again,I will do it.
Best Regards,
QinXiaoXu

Re: QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2019, 11:53:07 am »
Hi,

In the 32-bit NINA, using the ASCOM driver there is no interruption of the cooling readout, the difficulties are in the 64-bit environment so I dont know if this is NINA, SDK or both.

Not sure if Dale is on travel.

Tnx,
Bill
« Last Edit: October 23, 2019, 11:59:27 am by Starcruiser »

Re: QHY16200A Driver Problems in NINA
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2019, 04:31:01 am »
Hi,
    Well,maybe he is participate in the American astronomical exhibition,hmm~~I'm not sure,he also didn't reply me.
    And I tested Version 021,the result is not ideal,there is still ROI issue.
    But it seem I didn't encountered the issue that about " interruption of the cooling readout" you said,am I test time short?I just test it with capturing serial image that expose time is 10s when turn on cooler.
Best Regards,
QinXiaoXu