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TOPIC: ASI 120MC failes to expose

ASI 120MC failes to expose 2 weeks 5 days ago #15992

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Hey,
I'm having problems with my ASI 120MC. It connects just fine and the client is receiving everything fine. But when I try to make an exposure, doesn't matter how long, it fails to get the image from the camera. It also seems to have problems setting the CONTROL parameter like Gain and so on.

My INDI version is 1.3.1+r2850~201702231016~ubuntu16.04.1. The version of the asi driver is 0.5+r2850~201702221347~ubuntu16.04.1. The cam itself is about 3 years old, it worked already sometime last year in autumn.

And here goes the log-file. In sec 42 I started an 1 seconds exposure, it obviously failed and later on, in seconds 112 I tried to change BandWidth and later Gain, it both failed.
The error code 16 sttands for ''ASI_ERROR_GENERAL_ERROR//general error, eg: value is out of valid range'', but I've no idea how the values could have been out of range since i set them via the Kstars slide interface and that does not allow to set values out of range...
INFO	15.008676 sec	: Session log file /home/gamepod/.indi/logs/2017-04-06/indi_asi_ccd/indi_asi_ccd_07:37:10.log
DEBUG	24.472871 sec	: Toggle Logging Level -- Driver Debug
DEBUG	32.377863 sec	: Attempting to open ZWO CCD ASI120MC...
INFO	32.837732 sec	: Setting intital bandwidth to AUTO on connection.
INFO	32.839314 sec	: CCD is online. Retrieving basic data.
DEBUG	32.840057 sec	: Control #0: name (Gain), Descp (Gain), Min (0), Max (100), Default Value (50), IsAutoSupported (True), isWritale (True) 
DEBUG	32.840127 sec	: Adding above control as writable control number 1
DEBUG	32.840151 sec	: Adding above control as auto control number 1
DEBUG	32.840173 sec	: Control #1: name (Exposure), Descp (Exposure Time(us)), Min (64), Max (2000000000), Default Value (33000), IsAutoSupported (True), isWritale (True) 
DEBUG	32.840212 sec	: Control #2: name (Gamma), Descp (Gamma), Min (1), Max (100), Default Value (50), IsAutoSupported (False), isWritale (True) 
DEBUG	32.840233 sec	: Adding above control as writable control number 2
DEBUG	32.840266 sec	: Control #3: name (WB_R), Descp (White balance: Red), Min (1), Max (100), Default Value (52), IsAutoSupported (True), isWritale (True) 
DEBUG	32.840285 sec	: Adding above control as writable control number 3
DEBUG	32.840303 sec	: Adding above control as auto control number 2
DEBUG	32.840324 sec	: Control #4: name (WB_B), Descp (White balance: Blue), Min (1), Max (100), Default Value (95), IsAutoSupported (True), isWritale (True) 
DEBUG	32.840340 sec	: Adding above control as writable control number 4
DEBUG	32.840358 sec	: Adding above control as auto control number 3
DEBUG	32.840378 sec	: Control #5: name (Brightness), Descp (Brightness), Min (0), Max (20), Default Value (0), IsAutoSupported (False), isWritale (True) 
DEBUG	32.840394 sec	: Adding above control as writable control number 5
DEBUG	32.840414 sec	: Control #6: name (BandWidth), Descp (USB bandwidth percentage), Min (40), Max (100), Default Value (50), IsAutoSupported (True), isWritale (True) 
DEBUG	32.840430 sec	: createControls->set USB 40
DEBUG	32.841846 sec	: Adding above control as writable control number 6
DEBUG	32.841877 sec	: Adding above control as auto control number 4
DEBUG	32.841899 sec	: Control #7: name (Flip), Descp (Flip: 0->None 1->Horiz 2->Vert 3->Both), Min (0), Max (3), Default Value (0), IsAutoSupported (False), isWritale (True) 
DEBUG	32.841917 sec	: Adding above control as writable control number 7
DEBUG	32.841937 sec	: Control #8: name (AutoExpMaxGain), Descp (Auto exposure maximum gain value), Min (0), Max (100), Default Value (50), IsAutoSupported (False), isWritale (True) 
DEBUG	32.841956 sec	: Adding above control as writable control number 8
DEBUG	32.841981 sec	: Control #9: name (AutoExpMaxExp), Descp (Auto exposure maximum exposure value(unit second)), Min (1), Max (60), Default Value (30), IsAutoSupported (False), isWritale (True) 
DEBUG	32.842000 sec	: Adding above control as writable control number 9
DEBUG	32.842022 sec	: Control #10: name (AutoExpMaxBrightness), Descp (Auto exposure maximum brightness value), Min (50), Max (160), Default Value (100), IsAutoSupported (False), isWritale (True) 
DEBUG	32.842039 sec	: Adding above control as writable control number 10
DEBUG	32.842064 sec	: Control #11: name (HighSpeedMode), Descp (Is high speed mode:0->No 1->Yes), Min (0), Max (1), Default Value (0), IsAutoSupported (False), isWritale (True) 
DEBUG	32.842083 sec	: Adding above control as writable control number 11
DEBUG	32.842103 sec	: Control #12: name (Mono bin), Descp (bin R G G B to one pixel for color camera, color will loss), Min (0), Max (1), Default Value (0), IsAutoSupported (False), isWritale (True) 
DEBUG	32.842121 sec	: Adding above control as writable control number 12
DEBUG	32.842141 sec	: Control #13: name (Temperature), Descp (Sensor temperature(degrees Celsius)), Min (-500), Max (1000), Default Value (20), IsAutoSupported (False), isWritale (False) 
DEBUG	32.842160 sec	: CCD ID: 0 Width: 1280 Height: 960 Binning: 1x1 Image Type: 0
DEBUG	32.842179 sec	: Supported Video Format: ASI_IMG_RAW8
DEBUG	32.842220 sec	: Supported Video Format: ASI_IMG_RGB24
DEBUG	32.842240 sec	: Supported Video Format: ASI_IMG_Y8
DEBUG	32.842260 sec	: Supported Video Format: ASI_IMG_RAW16
INFO	32.843264 sec	: The CCD Temperature is 23.000000
DEBUG	32.843313 sec	: setupParams ASISetROIFormat (1280x960,  bin 1, type 0)
DEBUG	41.248927 sec	: StartExposure->setexp : 1.000s
DEBUG	42.455676 sec	: ASIGetExpStatus failed (0). Restarting exposure...
DEBUG	42.555910 sec	: StartExposure->setexp : 1.000s
DEBUG	43.830414 sec	: ASIGetExpStatus failed (0). Restarting exposure...
DEBUG	43.930609 sec	: StartExposure->setexp : 1.000s
ERROR	45.257410 sec	: Exposure failed after 3 attempts.
DEBUG	84.000917 sec	: ISNewNumber->set ctrl 0: 70.00
DEBUG	112.985600 sec	: ISNewNumber->set ctrl 6: 52.00
ERROR	112.985666 sec	: ASISetControlValue (BandWidth=52) error (16)
DEBUG	118.390615 sec	: ISNewSwitch->SetControlValue 0 70.00
DEBUG	118.394616 sec	: ISNewSwitch->SetControlValue 3 52.00
DEBUG	118.396215 sec	: ISNewSwitch->SetControlValue 4 95.00
DEBUG	118.397847 sec	: ISNewSwitch->SetControlValue 6 40.00
ERROR	118.397887 sec	: ASISetControlValue (BandWidth=40) error (16)
DEBUG	124.971306 sec	: StartExposure->setexp : 1.000s
DEBUG	126.294383 sec	: ASIGetExpStatus failed (0). Restarting exposure...
DEBUG	126.394552 sec	: StartExposure->setexp : 1.000s
DEBUG	127.723626 sec	: ASIGetExpStatus failed (0). Restarting exposure...
DEBUG	127.823817 sec	: StartExposure->setexp : 1.000s
ERROR	128.825398 sec	: Exposure failed after 3 attempts.
INFO	132.411172 sec	: CCD is offline.

Anybody any ideas? Thanks in advance!

Erik

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ASI 120MC failes to expose 2 weeks 4 days ago #16001

Please flash your camera as indicated in the CCD FAQ
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ASI 120MC failes to expose 2 weeks 3 days ago #16020

In case it helps, this has happened me as I use an ASI1600 and ASI224 for guiding. With ZWO in the CCD and Guider INDI setup in Ekos, the frames loop and do not download. To fix it, I leave ZWO in CCD only.

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