Grasshopper3 how to ??

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Grasshopper3 how to ??

Post by axlefoley » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:49 am

Hey guys I have had a Grasshopper3 2.8 MP Mono USB3 Vision for quite a while and never used it, now that I’m retired I want to learn how to use it.
I have been able to connect it up and get a live view image through a small scope on some trees but that’s the limit of my capabilities.
Are there any utube videos on how to use it, I have googled how to sst it up but found nothing of any use.
Any advise would be welcome.

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Re: Grasshopper3 how to ??

Post by GreatAttractor » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:20 am

You need something like this: Baader C-Mount/1.25" adapter, then you can plop the camera into any telescope. FireCapture should work fine for video acquisition.


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Re: Grasshopper3 how to ??

Post by axlefoley » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:24 am

You may have miss read my post I have it all mounted on a solar scope and I can get live view of the sun or anything I point it at when mounted on a normal scope but I don’t know how to set the correct camera settings then take a photo and save it.

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Re: Grasshopper3 how to ??

Post by marktownley » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:49 am

what capture software are you using Alan?


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Re: Grasshopper3 how to ??

Post by axlefoley » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:45 am

Thanks Mark I’m using Fly Capture 2 with Windows 8.

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Re: Grasshopper3 how to ??

Post by marktownley » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:56 am

Use firecapture mate, flycapture is awful!


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Re: Grasshopper3 how to ??

Post by axlefoley » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:54 am

Thanks Mark I’ll try that in the next few days.

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Re: Grasshopper3 how to ??

Post by Montana » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:28 am

I agree with Mark, you won't get anywhere with Flycapture. You just need to open it once in Flycapture to set the drivers then forget about it.

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Re: Grasshopper3 how to ??

Post by axlefoley » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:21 am

Ok got FireCapture installed now I’ve got a small issue with the lap top I need to get fixed then I should be up and away.

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