ASCOM driver for an old TRUE TECH filter wheel


#1

Hi
I am new here and I am starting to test the SGP with my set-up. I have a EQ6 mount, belt drive, an ATIK 314L+ camera with a TRUE TECH filter wheel. This last one is not the SUPA SLIM type, so when I tried to install the ASCOM driver found on your web site, the SGP did not recognized my filter wheel.
I am stuck here for the moment and I cannot do any further tests until I do not resolve this issue.
I need some help, please. Everyone working with this program said is a very good one - I cannot confirm that and is a shame…

Thank you in advance for some help!

Cristian


#2

Sorry Cristian,

We actually have no affiliation with TRU-TECH… we just wrote that driver because it was a popular filter wheel (and apparently we had time to do so). At this point you will need to request a driver from the manufacturer or from the community.


#3

TrueTech do not produce filter wheels anymore. I have serious doubts that Nik (TrueTech owner) will do something to resolve this. I am disappointed. I had great expectations from SGP. I don’t know any community having such a driver.
You are my last hope.


#4

Sorry to hear that… unfortunately we do not have the bandwidth to to write and support ASCOM drivers.


#5

So, because my last hope was gone, I decided to go on and not quit.
So I asked a friend (very good on Windows COM) to help me to find a way resolve this. After several minutes, he found this, which was the answer to my question:

http://www.sxccd.com/downloads/ascom.zip

http://www.sxccd.com/downloads/SXFilterWheel-Advanced.zip

This driver work like a dream and I have a fully functional SGP on my observatory computer. I made some tests. everything seems ok, now I am waiting for a good weather to start doing some complex aquisitions.

Even you cannot helped me, hope this will help others like me to solve similar problems.

Best regards,
Cristian


#6

Cristian, that’s great! I’m glad it’s working!

Can’t wait to see your pictures.

Chris


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