I’m running the free trial (188.8.131.52) and am very impressed by the capabilities of Sequence Generator Pro. The only way I’ve found to run my camera, which is a Meade DSI IIc, is to connect to it in Nebulosity 4 and then connect to the Nebulosity 4 ASCOM camera driver from SGP. This works, but it’s a bit unwieldy and the saved images require some special deBayering settings when I process, whereas directly imaging with Nebulosity 4 does not. In addition, I’ve been experiencing fairly frequent SGP crashes. (I’m running everything in a Windows 7 VMWare virtual machine on a Macbook Pro, so admittedly this is an unusual setup that could be prone to problems, although my old workflow with Nebulosity controlling the captures is quite stable.)
Anyway, here’s my question: Is there a way to directly connect the Meade DSI IIc to SGP and avoid use of the Nebulosity ASCOM driver? I understand that SGP used to have direct Meade DSI support, but that appears to have been dropped in newer versions. Are the older versions still available? I’m wondering if making a direct connection would simplify the system and perhaps lead to fewer crashes. For instance, one thing that always causes a crash is having a frame and focus sequence running in Nebulosity then trying to run the camera from SGP at the same time. Eventually I’ll probably convince the Boss that spending some money on a better camera is justified, but until then I have to make do with the DSI IIc.