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TOPIC: QHY163 in INDI

QHY163 in INDI 1 year 4 months ago #10652

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Hi,

I recently recived QHY163 for testing (thanks QHY!). It works with Windows native drivers and ASCOM, but not with INDI. I checked QHY SDK and INDI sources and it looks like firmware for the camera is included but not used. Did anyone try running QHY163 with INDI with some success? Any hints appreciated.

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QHY163 in INDI 1 year 4 months ago #10653

Well why don't you give it a try and load the firmware by modifying the 85-qhy.rules file and see if that works?

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QHY163 in INDI 1 year 4 months ago #10654

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Do you think the rest of the code will work? I guess loading firmware is not the last step. I contacted QHY about that. The camera is under beta testing so I can't disclose bugs openly if sth bad happens. Let's see what QHY says. I really don't want to brick the camera :)

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QHY163 in INDI 1 year 4 months ago #10657

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Looks like .img files that are shipped for new (3rd gen) QHY cameras are much bigger than .hex files that are used with older ones. So I don't think the new cameras use the same Cypress chip for USB communication. Let's wait what QHY replies.

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QHY163 in INDI 1 year 4 months ago #10659

Right, check with QHY better than breaking the camera.

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QHY163 in INDI 11 months 1 day ago #15344

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Is there any progress with QHY163 camera?

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QHY163 in INDI 3 months 1 week ago #20749

I'm also curious if this camera will be supported as I plan to purchase one. Thanks!

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QHY163 in INDI 3 months 1 week ago #20751

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Sorry guys, no progress for a very long time. Some other tasks took priority and this work was postponed. I'll update this thread when I get some progress. It seems that QHY also didn't come up with any linux driver. Some version of firmware is available from github. It can probably be also extracted from windows drivers. When I have a few spare cycles I'll try to ping QHY again for their help.

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QHY163 in INDI 3 months 1 week ago #20752

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It looks I was wrong. There was some work going on on the Linux drivers. Please check this thread:
qhyccd.com/bbs/index.php?topic=5958.0
and this repo:
github.com/qhyccd-lzr/QHYCCD_Linux_New
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QHY163 in INDI 2 months 2 weeks ago #21401

After running into major issues with the ASI1600MMC Pro, I am going to swap it out for the QHY163M. I would really like to use this with indi. Is there anything apart from installing these linux drivers that would be required to get the cam working with indi?

Thanks!

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QHY163 in INDI 2 months 1 week ago #21576

FYI for anyone interested. The Linux driver in the post above from github works great with INDI and the QHY163M.

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QHY163 in INDI 2 months 5 days ago #21640

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And another FYI, there is a 1.0.5 version of the QHY linux SDK available, but it is under a different folder.
qhyccd.com/bbs/index.php?topic=6241
No build for RPi yet though.
I’m still waiting on delivery of my 163M.

Rankinstudio, what hardware/OS combination are you using?

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