I’ve noticed this since I started using SGP. I’m using 126.96.36.199 now. Image download times for my SBIG ST-8300M are slow (compared to other camera control applications). So, I decided to get some actual numbers:
100% binned 3x3 = 4.6 s
100% binned 1x1 = 10.8 s
600x600 frame, binned 3x3 = 3.5 s
During image capture, a few extra seconds here and there aren’t a big deal, but having to wait 3.5 seconds for a focus image to download is frustrating. I manually focus, so it’s: adjust, wait…wait…wait…, image updates, adjust, wait…wait…wait…
I tried other software including the application that comes with the camera and see much better download times:
100% binned 1x1 = 7.5 s
542x360 frame, binned 3x3 = 1.2 s
I’ve tested with the “High Speed Download” on and off. Same download times.
I’d really hate to have to use a different application to capture focus images because you have to disconnect the camera.