[SOLVED]Filter Names

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RowlandA
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I'm trying to set Prism up with a ZWO filter wheel which uses an ASCOM driver. I can't find where to set the filter names - e.g. filter 1 = L, 2=R, 3=G, 4=B, etc.

I see how to do it if the camera has an embedded filter wheel, but for an external one.

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Rowland
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Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:45 am

good morning Rowland

It is under observatory > Filterwheel 1 > and then you have top select the button that appears under the ASCOM hardware selector.
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RowlandA
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:16 am

Hi Hamza -

Thanks for the quick reply.

When I do that, I only see the ZWO ASCOM filter wheel driver setup dialog, which does not allow renaming the filters to something that is more intuitive than 1, 2, 3, etc.

Does Prism support such a renaming table independent of what the ASCOM driver supports, or does Prism need the driver to maintain the name mapping table?

Cheers,
Rowland
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Rowland

Can you type where the the " 1 " is, as in type "Lum" there and cycle through the filters and see if the names remain?
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E.S. 127mm ED, SV70T, Celestron CGX, ZWO ASI1600mm w/ Baader LRGB Ha OIII SII filters, Orion 50mm guide scope with S.S.A.G.

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Alnitak

VERY VERY well done, thank you for that.
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I have the PRO version and I do not get this option when I open these dialogue boxes.
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:36 pm

can you please post exactly what you're presented with? a screenshot is welcome
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I don't get the "Edit" option. I tried putting in the filter names on the ZWO drop down menu but they didn't insert.
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Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:59 pm

Try updating the driver please, I am sure that’s what the issue is as this is outside of PRISM per se.
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ASCOM driver or ZWO driver?
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Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:06 pm

I am actually not sure. In doubt, I’d update both.
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I un-installed and re-installed ASCOM and updated ZWO. No luck I will try the ASCOM help/forum. Thank you, John.
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Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:53 pm

So in one spot on my computer it says the EFW does not need a driver but on the ZWO website it has a driver for the EFW. I installed that and what do you know? Presto I have the edit button and now my filters are named. Sweet!! Thank you, John.
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Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:40 pm

well done John.
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