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ekfuller
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My Camera is not listed

Post by ekfuller » 26 Apr 2020, 03:41

I'm using a modified Nikon D80 and an unmodified D5000.

Neither of them is in the drop-down list in the camera driver, so there's nothing to install.

Is there a way to use AstroArt to control these cameras?

Eric.

fabdev
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Re: My Camera is not listed

Post by fabdev » 27 Apr 2020, 12:54

Hello,
the D80 cannot be supported. It's also not supported by the latest Nikon SDK c++.
the D5000 can be supported if you have the DSUSB cable (because the camera cannot start Bulb exposures via USB), you will need to download an additional file, if you are interested please write me by PM or email.
The list of supported cameras is available at: http://www.msb-astroart.com/ccd_en.htm#ccdnikon
Greetings,
Fabio.

ekfuller
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Re: My Camera is not listed

Post by ekfuller » 27 Apr 2020, 15:24

Why 'cannot' be supported?

My D80 and my D5000 work with Maxim DL Pro Demo and with Nikon Camera Control Pro Demo on Win10.

Direct USB connection to cameras in both cases gives me up to 30s exposures. I have DSUSB but I don't use it. Only need 30s with f/2 Hyperstar.

Eric.

fabdev
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Re: My Camera is not listed

Post by fabdev » 27 Apr 2020, 16:15

The problem is that the D80 is not supported by the c++ Nikon SDK. The D80 only comes with a separate c SDK from 2008, this means that to support this camera a new plugin should be developed from scratch.

The Astroart plugin for Nikon only works in Bulb mode for long exposures, so for cameras before 2012, which do not support Bulb via USB, the DSUSB cable is required. This affects the D5000.

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