This version implements full support for Player One cameras as well as adding new Region of Interest functionality (more information below). In addition to this, the SVBONY SDK has been updated to the latest version.
Version 188.8.131.52 implements full support for Player One cameras (https://player-one-astronomy.com). The hardware used for the implementation was the Player One Mars C camera but any camera from this manufacturer should work. Full cooling functions have been implemented for this class of camera but are untested because the hardware used for implementation does not support any cooling features.
The cooling functions implemented are:
- Set-point Cooler
- Dew heater controls
- Fan controls
- Cooler power
As mentioned above, this version implements a new ROI (Region of Interest) function. It is now possible to use the mouse to draw a rectangle or a square on the preview screen by clicking the left mouse button and then drawing the shape and size required.
If the connected camera supports ROI, then a message will appear asking if you want to use the region of interest. Clicking YES will reconfigure AstroDMx with the new resolution and will automatically set the X and Y of the region. It is still possible to use the ROI sliders and ROI nudge functions to optimise the positioning.
This functionality should make it easier to select a precise region of interest.
The SVBONY SDK has been updated to 1.7.3 in this release. There are no other SDK or dependence updates.
As with the previous version, there is still an issue with the QHY SDK specifically affecting the QHY5-LII cameras. If the QHY5-LII camera is disconnected from the USB bus then AstroDMx could throw a segmentation fault.
Nicola Amanda Mackin FRAS 27th June 2022.