I just got my new camera and since it’s raining lately I decided to try out capturing some bias/dark frames for practice, but I’m running into 2 problems
SGP version: v188.8.131.52
ASI Ascom Version 184.108.40.206
ASI camera drivers 220.127.116.11
USB Setting: 40
Intel Compute Stick
I did not power or run the cooler for these experiments
First Problem: I set the sequence to take 10 bias frames at 0 second exposures, and I got some errors ‘Error downloading file’. I was able to resolve this by injecting a delay of 4 seconds between each frame.
[1/4/2017 8:13:03 PM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] ASCOM Camera Error : CheckDotNetExceptions ASCOM.ASICamera2.Camera ImageArray Get System.OutOfMemoryException: Insufficient memory to continue the execution of the program. (See Inner Exception for details) (System.OutOfMemoryException: Insufficient memory to continue the execution of the program.)
at ASCOM.DriverAccess.MemberFactory.CheckDotNetExceptions(String memberName, Exception e) in c:\ASCOM Build\Export\ASCOM.DriverAccess\MemberFactory.cs:line 630
at ASCOM.DriverAccess.MemberFactory.GetTargetInvocationExceptionHandler(String memberName, Exception e) in c:\ASCOM Build\Export\ASCOM.DriverAccess\MemberFactory.cs:line 664
at ASCOM.DriverAccess.MemberFactory.CallMember(Int32 memberCode, String memberName, Type parameterTypes, Object parms) in c:\ASCOM Build\Export\ASCOM.DriverAccess\MemberFactory.cs:line 288
at ASCOM.DriverAccess.Camera.get_ImageArray() in c:\ASCOM Build\Export\ASCOM.DriverAccess\Camera.cs:line 361
at fa.j(c8 A_0, hu& A_1)
[1/4/2017 8:13:03 PM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Error while attempting to capture frame…
[1/4/2017 8:13:03 PM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Adding sequence level notification: Error attempting to capture image (see logs for more information).
2nd Problem: After fixing #1 I set the sequence to take 100 frames and I got to about frame 62 before things appeared to be stuck on ‘Downloading’. However when I looked at the file system I could see the file size growing for the current frame, but very very slowly. It took about 20 minutes for one frame to finish.
I rebooted and the speed looked fine so I started the 100 frames again. Again the same problem occured with very slow download speeds for later images. The first 10-20 which I watched manually worked fine.
SGP logs for 2nd issue: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_jRsujhCGrWSXUxV0NWWk0yckk