Genika Astro 2.9.4 is available

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Genika Astro 2.9.4 is available

Post by fjabet » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:50 pm

Hello all,

at last Genika Astro supports Pointgrey USB camera again. The support is for USB 2/3 monochrome camera starting on this release 2.9.4, GigE will hopefully follow soon.
As a bonus, I also added a phase correlation autoguiding (in addition to the center of gravity) to autoguide on surface features in WL and Ha imaging.

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Re: Genika Astro 2.9.4 is available

Post by Valery » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:23 pm

Hi Frederic!

This is a very exciting news!

Autoguiding on a solar feature is big step ahead!

I hope that my GigE camera will work with Genika.

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Post by fjabet » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:33 am

Ruppert kindly sent me one GigE camera. I'll look at this ASAP.
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Post by Valery » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:56 pm

fjabet wrote:Ruppert kindly sent me one GigE camera. I'll look at this ASAP.
Will the Genika works with PGR GigE camera which connected to the USB3 via adapter GigE -> USB3 ?

The GigE port in my Dell computer is too slow (100 Kb/sec) and so, I use the above connection.

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Re: Genika Astro 2.9.4 is available

Post by fjabet » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:30 pm

At least Genika 2.10 is available !

It brings the GigE PGR camera (thanks a lot to Ruppert for lending me a camera ! If you need to buy a PGR camera with Genika, go see him, he is a great guy :)).
And also ZWO ASI USB3 camera support with a special focus on color support.

@Valery : now Genika should work with your PGR and it's USB/Ethernet converter :)
You can get it from genicapture.com to give it a try.
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Post by Montana » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:56 pm

Excellent news :)

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Post by marktownley » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:39 pm

Brilliant, I shall be trying this tonight :)
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Re: Genika Astro 2.9.4 is available

Post by Valery » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:16 am

Excellent news, Frederic!

I will sure get it and try.


Thanks for your work in a favor for all of us.

I am also interesting to buy a SSM for my scopes.


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Re: Genika Astro 2.9.4 is available

Post by Valery » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:21 am

fjabet wrote:At least Genika 2.10 is available !

It brings the GigE PGR camera (thanks a lot to Ruppert for lending me a camera ! If you need to buy a PGR camera with Genika, go see him, he is a great guy :)).
And also ZWO ASI USB3 camera support with a special focus on color support.

@Valery : now Genika should work with your PGR and it's USB/Ethernet converter :)
You can get it from genicapture.com to give it a try.
Hi Frederic,

Finally my friend came to me and have made that Genika sees my camera and I can see that the camera
works and I can change 12/16 bits and 2x2 binning etc.

The only strange I see is that maximum fps is only 16 fps. I wasn't able to rise the fps speed in a full resolution.

Again, my camera works through a USB3 -> GigE adapter. With FireCapture it works at 31fps (either 8bit or 16bit) -
fully according to camera max speed at a full resolution.

Genika can run the camera at about 56 fps in 2x2 bin.

What should I do to run the camera in Genika at 31fps at 8 bits and 12 or 16bits ?

Also how can I use the ROI?

If all these issues will be solved, how can I purchase the latest full version of Genika
with guiding finction (I do mean guiding at some solar or moon o planets features)?

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Re: Genika Astro 2.9.4 is available

Post by fjabet » Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:02 pm

Hello Valery !

There are two modes with PGR cameras : Mode 0 that gives the best speed, and mode 7 that gives the higher quality (and lower speed).
You have to deactivate the Mode7 in Genika options/acquisition/mode7.
The change is applied immediatly and you should see the speed increasing.
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Re: Genika Astro 2.9.4 is available

Post by Valery » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:07 am

fjabet wrote:Hello Valery !

There are two modes with PGR cameras : Mode 0 that gives the best speed, and mode 7 that gives the higher quality (and lower speed).
You have to deactivate the Mode7 in Genika options/acquisition/mode7.
The change is applied immediatly and you should see the speed increasing.

Thanks! But how these both qualities differ ?
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Re: Genika Astro 2.9.4 is available

Post by fjabet » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:28 am

Honestly I don't know Valery.
Readout speed may impact the read out noise, but rather on a CCD sensor than with a CMOS.
The only way to know is it measure the RON in both modes, or ask PGR.
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Re: Genika Astro 2.9.4 is available

Post by Valery » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:38 pm

fjabet wrote:Honestly I don't know Valery.
Readout speed may impact the read out noise, but rather on a CCD sensor than with a CMOS.
The only way to know is it measure the RON in both modes, or ask PGR.
Thanks, Frederic.

I will try it. Hope all will go well.

BTW Can you tell us when such a option will be build in Genika - autoguding on a chooses solar surface feature?


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Re: Genika Astro 2.9.4 is available

Post by fjabet » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:59 pm

Phase correlation guiding is present Valery :)
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