SBIG CFW8 doesn't report current filter


#1

Hi,

I am running SGP 3.0.2.94 on Win10Pro, and use it to control an ST2000XM with CFW8 filter wheel - the filter wheel is connected directly to the camera (so the camera needs to be connected before the FW, as normal). I’m using the latest SBIG drivers (as per the normal DriverChecker utility)

The current filter is never reported in SGP - it always says “None”, though moving filters works without any issue at all. Is there a way of getting this to work? It reports fine in CCDSoft/APT so it can be done…

Thanks

Graeme


#2

I am having a similar issue with FW8 used with ST 8300. Error log reporting a motor time out, but works fine in Maxim. using latest version of SGP and SBIG drivers


#3

Have you imported the filters into SGP or setup the fitlers in profile/sequence?

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Thanks,
Jared


#4

Yep - I have the 5 filters setup in the filter setup as follows:

There’s nothing obvious in the log, which looks like this (from connection through to a successful filter change):

[09/17/18 09:35:26.743][DEBUG] [Main Thread] Connecting camera in main thread…
[09/17/18 09:35:26.743][DEBUG] [Main Thread] Connecting SBIG camera…
[09/17/18 09:35:26.746][DEBUG] [Main Thread] SBIG Driver name: SBIGUDrv.DLL Ver 4.99 Build 3
[09/17/18 09:35:26.746][DEBUG] [Main Thread] SBIG Driver version: 4.99
[09/17/18 09:35:26.859][DEBUG] [Main Thread] SBIG Camera Name: SBIG ST-2K Dual CCD Camera
[09/17/18 09:35:26.859][DEBUG] [Main Thread] SBIG Camera Firmware: 2.46
[09/17/18 09:35:26.859][DEBUG] [Main Thread] SBIG Camera Num Readout Modes: 10
[09/17/18 09:35:26.859][DEBUG] [Main Thread] Connecting SBIG guider camera…
[09/17/18 09:35:26.860][DEBUG] [Main Thread] Attempting to connect SBIG guider: Internal
[09/17/18 09:35:26.860][DEBUG] [Main Thread] SBIG Camera has remote guide head
[09/17/18 09:35:26.860][DEBUG] [Main Thread] SBIG Guider Camera Num Readout Modes: 3
[09/17/18 09:35:26.860][DEBUG] [Main Thread] SBIG Camera has onboard guider
[09/17/18 09:35:27.025][DEBUG] [Main Thread] Camera cooler detected…
[09/17/18 09:35:27.026][DEBUG] [Main Thread] Camera cooler is OFF…
[09/17/18 09:35:27.026][DEBUG] [Main Thread] Camera cooldown on connect is selected…
[09/17/18 09:35:27.026][DEBUG] [Main Thread] Camera cooldown is starting…
[09/17/18 09:35:27.036][DEBUG] [TEC Thread] SGM_CHANGE_COOLER_TEMP message received…
[09/17/18 09:35:27.036][DEBUG] [TEC Thread] TEC Change: Starting…
[09/17/18 09:35:27.068][DEBUG] [TEC Thread] TEC Change: After camera connect change, waiting ~5 seconds…
[09/17/18 09:35:30.564][DEBUG] [Main Thread] SBIG CFW Firmware: 0
[09/17/18 09:35:30.564][DEBUG] [Main Thread] SBIG CFW Num Positions: 5
[09/17/18 09:35:32.079][DEBUG] [TEC Thread] TEC Change: Attempting to turn the camera cooler on…
[09/17/18 09:35:32.082][DEBUG] [Main Thread] Turning camera cooler on…
[09/17/18 09:35:32.592][DEBUG] [Main Thread] Turning camera cooler on…
[09/17/18 09:35:34.154][DEBUG] [Filter Wheel Thread] SGM_FW_SET_POSITION message received…
[09/17/18 09:35:36.381][DEBUG] [Filter Wheel Thread] SGM_FW_SET_POSITION complete…


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