Can Not Connect SBIG Aluma 8300 Camera to SGP


I have been using SGP for quite some time and love the program. However, I recently got a new camera and I am not able to connect the SBIG Aluma 8300 Camera to SGP.

When I try to connect via USB i get a simple error: ‘SBIG Error While Querying for USB Device: None Found’.

I also tried connecting via WiFi, but honestly do not know how to set all the different settings / addresses for LPT1, LPT2, etc… I tried each of them at their defaults, but could not get to work.

I am able to directly connect the camera to Maxim DL (Maxim LT in my case). I cna connect via USB or WifFI.

I have tried several times to ensure I have the latest drivers, but system keeps telling me I have the latest.

I could not find any ASCOM drivers for this camera… although it says it is compatible with ASCOM.

I am running Wndows 10 Pro.

Here is a link to the log file…


You’ll want to use USB or WiFi (likely USB), your camera doesn’t have LPT so don’t use either of those options or ethernet.

What SBIG driver version are you running?



Hi Jared. Thanks for replying. I am not 100% sure the correct method to accurately answer your question. I have sent the support folks at SBIG a message asking them how to provide the answer you have asked.

Pending a different procedure from them this is what I did to answer your question. I connected the camera to my PC and then opened the Device Manager and took screen shots of the Properties Page and Driver Details tab. I have attached links to these screen captures (below).

The main properties page from Device Manager listed the driver version as with a date of 2/24/2017.

The details Page listed file version



It looks like the Aluma may use a new set of drivers compared to the other SBIG cameras, in which case it may not be supported by SGP at the moment. Their site states that they have an ASCOM driver, which will work with SGP but I could not find on their site. Hopefully their support can point you to it.

Thank you,


Yes. They did confirm that the Aluma uses a new set of drivers. The ASCOM drivers should be ready in early Feb.

Thanks for helping with this issue.