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TOPIC: Bisque Paramount - INDI driver for TSX TCP API?

Bisque Paramount - INDI driver for TSX TCP API? 1 year 6 months ago #8368

Thanks Anat! This would make developing an INDI driver straightforward. I wonder if there is a better way to communicate with the mount directly with the Javascript TCP server?

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Bisque Paramount - INDI driver for TSX TCP API? 1 year 6 months ago #8370

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Hi Jasem

You may see the website for the complete protocol
www.bisque.com/scriptTheSkyX/

It works with any mount connected to TSX as well.

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Bisque Paramount - INDI driver for TSX TCP API? 1 year 6 months ago #8378

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Anat - thank you!

knro - I may be able to open up the TCP port so you can access it and test against it. I'll need to know your IP address. Feel free to PM me if this would be useful.

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Bisque Paramount - INDI driver for TSX TCP API? 1 year 6 months ago #8379

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knro wrote: Thanks Anat! This would make developing an INDI driver straightforward. I wonder if there is a better way to communicate with the mount directly with the Javascript TCP server?


Can you elaborate on what you might consider to be better? I know the system can execute short programs in javascript. Is that what you mean?

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Bisque Paramount - INDI driver for TSX TCP API? 1 year 6 months ago #8382

Sorry I phrased it incorrectly. INDI mount drivers usually directly control the mount, not via some 3rd party server. If this is implemented as a driver, it would require the SkyX TCP server to be running, while a direct driver to the physical port of the mount would not require this additional layer in the middle.
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Bisque Paramount - INDI driver for TSX TCP API? 8 months 2 weeks ago #15005

I'm starting to write the TSX TCP driver, who can test?

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Bisque Paramount - INDI driver for TSX TCP API? 6 months 1 week ago #16699

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I can test it. Details?

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Bisque Paramount - INDI driver for TSX TCP API? 6 months 1 week ago #16702

No details, it's already in INDI so you can test it out now. If you're using Ekos, you should find it in the "Mount" dropdown.

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Bisque Paramount - INDI driver for TSX TCP API? 6 months 1 week ago #16703

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I am using Ekos. I assume you mean the Paramount driver?

I did a quick test with the Paramount driver against TSX running the mount simulator. I will test with the MX+ tomorrow.

Initial feedback:

- The TCP connection establishes, TSX sees it and registers transactions
- The driver does not actually register as connected and gives the error "unable to connect to telescope: (0).
- The IP and port settings do not persist between restarts of indi server

I'll keep digging into this.

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Bisque Paramount - INDI driver for TSX TCP API? 6 months 1 week ago #16704

Thanks for testing. Please enable DEBUG logging from the driver to file. Check my signature for details. For IP & Port settings, go to Options --> Configuration --> Save

Submit log so we can check what went wrong exactly.

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Bisque Paramount - INDI driver for TSX TCP API? 6 months 1 week ago #16712

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OK. It seems to be working with the mount attached. I did some basic tests and everything seemed to go well. Parking, unparking, turning tracking on/off, slews, etc all seem fine at least in the "lab". I'll need to dig into this a bit more once my next stint of travel finishes up - probably 2 weeks or so. On my todo list are guiding, astrometry-based slews, and general imaging. Anything else specifically I should test out? I can run a few more tests this weekend but they'll all be indoors.

I've attached the debug log file in case it is helpful.

This is very exciting. Thanks much for getting this going!
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Bisque Paramount - INDI driver for TSX TCP API? 6 months 1 week ago #16714

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I did another test using the telescope simulator in TSX. Seems to work now. If that works, it might be that users with non-bisque mounts may like this option as it can allow them to take advantage of TPoint. Maybe renaming the driver to TSX or TheSkyX would be apropos to such a case.

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