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ST-8 Download time

Started by JoeRam, 03/13/2003 12:05PM
Posted 03/13/2003 12:05PM Opening Post
Can anyone tell me how long it takes to download a full frame image from the old ST-8 imager?


Posted 03/13/2003 01:33PM #1
Hi Joe,

I would imaging it would depend on what computer you have, but for what it is worth it takes about 3 minutes (!) on my old P233 laptop. Binning 2x2 brings it down to a more manageable 45 seconds.



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Posted 03/13/2003 01:43PM #2
it should be between 40 and 50 seconds at full res I believe.
Posted 03/13/2003 01:58PM #3
Under a minute if you have sufficient memory. It can take longer if your computer is using virtual memory (spooling memory to the disk instead of using RAM).

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Posted 03/13/2003 03:45PM #4
Thanks All!

I have a new Athlon 1.4 GHz processor with 250 meg of ram. So based on your information download time should be in the 1 minute time frame. Kinda makes the ST-2000XM look really good!

Thanks for your help!