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  1. Hello Friends I was in last time in contact with FTDI and they told me that I can solve the problem of tuning the drivers and so the error message from Win 10 about unsigned driver by setting the PID and VID of the camera to the default values. Sound logical for me and I guess I will also try this way. My question is if everyone managed to use the cameras. Thanks and I will keep you informed. Take care and clear skies Emil
  2. Hello thanks for your support, Im also very happy :-) Funny think with MaximDL 5 now is not connecting (a different machine, the pc in observatory). With MaximDL 6 I got an crash by download. In Astroart is functioning without problems. But I guess is all about the old dll from Maxim that is responsable for the download. And thanks for posting the info on other sites. Take care Emil
  3. une version anglaise http://www.amateurastrophotography.net/
  4. I have image on Nova!!! The cooling finger (the metal part between peltier and CCD) have pushed out the CCD from socket. Now it works again. Take care Emil
  5. Hello, still to have? Take care Emil
  6. @ Christophe SCPro will NOT run on Win7, I tested with the 32 bit version.... I guess I cant help there as I have no idea about the coding in SCPro but I have some file called SCPro update for Windows Vista (I can upload it here over dropbox if requested). Seccondary I dont believe that Thomas will grand us access to the source code for SCPro and in that area I dont have any experience. Thanks for reporting back. Im glad that it worked. Regarding the black screen that I have with Nova, I guess I have found something (is not applying to your cameras so long the camera is not using the D2XX (DLL). If an extra COM port is not available after installing the latest CDM driver, connect the USB device and open Control Panel > System > Device Manager. Right click on USB Serial Converter under USB Controllers and select Properties, then the Advanced tab. Check the box marked "Load VCP", then click OK. Unplug and re-plug the USB device, and the COM port will be added. This method is also used to change the driver mode from VCP to D2XX (DLL). About ASCOM, nope is not dead, Im working on it, so far I have something I will post it here. Is acctually my main target to have an ASCOM driver for our cameras. Take care Emil
  7. UPDATE On every software tested: Maxim 5 and 6, AstroArt 5 and 6 I have black image. Pixel value 0, perfect darks. Im working on it, it can be that the driver for Nova (the maxim and Astroart drivers) are not getting correctly the image from camera.
  8. Update: I have used the drivers that I modified on an Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit version. Windows pop out the message that the driver is not digitally signed and asks if it should install anyway the drivers. A few minutes later in device manager the Nova is showed as working properly and a second device appears as "Nova on unknown device" right click on it and select "install drivers" point the installer to my drivers and some time later appears a com port and Nova is showed as "Nova on Com 15". Functionality tested till now only with the controller box, without CCD head but Maxim connects without errors. I will test in the following hour the functionality of the CCD head under Maxim and Astroart (version 5 and 6). WARNING: the Installation in not yet possible under normal circumstances for Win 10 (in Win 10 the installation HAS to be done under a special mode reachable only with an restart). Take care Emil
  9. Not sure about that but let me just guess. The unknown device is not defined, it should assign to it a com port. Try to update the drivers by point the installer assistent to the driver pack and see what is happening. I had the same effect when I firstly managed to start the Nova under Win 10. The Nova was recognized but I had also one unknown device listed. By updating the driver instead of unknown device I had a com port listed. Can you post a screen shot of the device from device manager? Should show no driver loaded or similar. Take care Emil
  10. Update Nova avec AstroArt 5 https://www.dropbox.com/s/74f17mziglrlrch/nova%20avec%20astroart5.JPG?dl=0
  11. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67088064/Nova%20Sigma%20drivers.zip Driver is designed for Nova and Sigma cameras For Nova VID and PID description is VID_0403&PID_e168 For Sigma VID_0403&PID_e169 ATTENTION: Is not to be used with Sigma 2 cameras. They have different VID and PID numbers and I will implement them this week. So if someone has access to a Sigma camera (those with up to KAF 3200 senzor) please give a try, especially for the 1603ME model. Im not sure if the VID_0403&PID_e169 describes the Sigma 1603ME model or is general for all Sigma cameras. Please report back
  12. My French knowledge is really bad but I guess I got the message. In the following days I will test the camera with SCPRO and AstroArt. I want to see if the camera can be controlled by other software packages. My idea is to get a unified driver for the entire product range starting from Nova and going up to Sigma 2. For an Ascom driver I will try to get aboard a friend of mine that has some experience in this area. I know that he succeeded in creating an ascom driver and also an driver for Linux. UPDATE: Until now I created the inf file for Nova and Sigma cameras and have the confirmation for Nova. For getting the camera to work under Win 10 64 I had to restart win with the option "allow unsigned drivers instalation" activated. The how-to information I got it from FTDI directly. I will post today a link to this file but Noel also had this file from me, if he has time he can do it too. Next step from my side is to get again in touch with FTDI and see if I get a way to have the drivers signed by them. Nova is normally using the ft222xxx.dll file but with my modification is using the latest ftdi drivers using a diferent driver. The same goes for the first Sigma camera but I don't have a sigma so if someone having a sigma camera is willing to give a try please tell me. From my point of view having to restart the pc to accept unsigned drivers is a little bit better as having nothing. All the best Emil
  13. Small update https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67088064/Nova%20avec%20MaximDL%206%20et%20Win%2010%2064%20bit.JPG To be clear, Nova is a camera developed before Sigma, is, as far as I know, based on the Audine project (but it can be that I am wrong). So first test under Win 10 Home 64 bit version and Nova, cooling is displaying correct values, also the shutter works. So far so good. I will post here so far I advance. Wish me luck because I really need it. Emil
  14. @ frédogoto That is good, thanks for sharing, the Rischt drivers will help me the most I guess. Anyway Im in contact with FTDI about this one, if I manage to do something I will post it here. Take care Emil
  15. Hello there First of all sorry about the english topic. I don't believe that some of you can remember me but I will give a try. Once upon a time it was an yahoo group dedicated to the Nova Sigma CCD cameras, yeap thats me, it was my group. Unfortunately there is no Astroelektronik Fischer anymore so a few years later I shoot down also the forum. Meanwhile I moved to a QHY9M camera but I still have the trusted Nova (based on the Kodak 1602E sensor). So Windows moved on 64 bit, more RAM to have, plenty of space on our HDDs but what about our CCDs? Nope, no drivers, no nothing, zipp, null. We have nothing. But there are ways to do it (hopefully). Attached a technical test, just dont jump too high, just managed to get it recognised by Windows, no image test yet. If you can please send me the drivers that you have for your Sigma camera, I try to create an unified driver: for Nova, Guider, Sigma and Sigma 2. Take care Emil P.S. I have seen a post saying something about an ASCOM driver for Sigma, some news about that? Screenhoot https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67088064/Nova%20CCD%20unter%20Win%2010%2064%20bit.JPG
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