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Glad to announce of release of INDI Library v1.7.4 on 2018-07-25. A few drivers were added in this release as we continue to improve & stabilize existing drivers.
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TOPIC: Issues with Orion Starshoot AutoGuider

Issues with Orion Starshoot AutoGuider 3 months 12 hours ago #26650

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I encountered issues with an Orion Starshoot AutoGuider where I could not take images after an aborted capture. Aborted capture includes these scenarios: Cancelling an image, stopping a loop of exposure, stopping autoguiding.
The Starshoot Autoguider works with the QHY CCD driver. It will report [ERROR] GetQHYCCDSingleFrame error (-1) when the problem arises.
I have repeated the issue to produce the following log as logs from my night out are quite large.
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Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
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Adafruit Motor Hat shield
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Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

Issues with Orion Starshoot AutoGuider 2 months 3 weeks ago #26743

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Has anyone with this guide camera seen this before? What can be done about it?

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INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

Issues with Orion Starshoot AutoGuider 2 months 3 weeks ago #26744

I have seen that happen before with a StarShoot. It is pretty annoying. My solution was to just restart the qhy driver if the issue happens.

I am planning to experiment with one in the near future though, so I can try to see what the problem is if I can reliably reproduce it.

Thanks,

Rob

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Issues with Orion Starshoot AutoGuider 2 months 3 weeks ago #26745

I have a friend who might loan one to me next week if I remember to ask him.

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Issues with Orion Starshoot AutoGuider 2 months 3 weeks ago #26746

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Thank you. I should have included that I could only recover the driver by restarting the all of INDI, not just the one driver.

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INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

Issues with Orion Starshoot AutoGuider 2 months 3 weeks ago #26768

Unfortunately, I asked my friend today and he just told me he sold the camera due to the issues with it and got a ZWO. So I will try asking around more.

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Issues with Orion Starshoot AutoGuider 2 months 1 week ago #27240

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As we have not come to a resolution if this issue, I have taken some additional logs that might help.
The log will show:
  1. a successfully completed 1 second preview exposure
  2. an aborted 10 second preview exposure
  3. a failed 10 second preview exposure
  4. 2 further exposure attempts
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Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

Issues with Orion Starshoot AutoGuider 1 month 4 weeks ago #27649

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I had an excellent session last night. Everything worked flawlessly. Although this issue with the Orion Star Shoot Autoguider remains.
I can avoid this issue for the most part by not aborting an exposure. But I have no such control when I stop a looping exposure such as in: The final steps of Polar alignment routine, Framing the camera.
Sometimes I am fortunate, and I stop it at the right moment between exposures. But usually I'm not so lucky and I must restart the INDI server.

As a workaround, could it be made so that stopping a loop of repeat exposures will wait for the current exposure to complete rather that abort? That would effectively eliminate the most common occurrence of this fault for me.

Thank you.

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INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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