January 14th 04, 02:19 PM
sorry for the delay answering. I currently own an starlight-xpress
MX516, but an ST-7ME is coming, and plan to change to other CCD in a
year or two; given this, and the involvement of building the filter
wheel, I planned it to be standard enough to be driven by standard
software along with any camera.
Astroart, for example, and sadly, does not support using an sbig
filter wheel with an starlight-xpress camera (!)
I tried to contact eddie a few months ago, but no luck either.
Thanks for your help. And *very* nice web site (and observatory!)
"Dave Rose" <[email protected]
Dont Like Spam astroccd.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message >...
> Hi Jamie,
> You don't say what camera you are using. I made my own CFW for my ST7 camera
> which uses the Sbig pulse width signal to select the filters so I could use
> the standard control software that's already out there. Some info is on my
> web page under Projects> Filterwheel.
> Eddie Trimarchi wrote a application that outputs the Sbig pulses from the
> parallel port. This allows Sbig CFW or compatible to be used with non-sbig
> cameras, but I can't find the link.
> There is also the Optec IFW that has a .pdf manual download which may have
> their serial control protocol which you could emulate. The link is in the
> top right of this page. http://www.optecinc.com/astronomy/products/ifw.html
> Dave Rose