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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Ekos guiding on a black hole!' in the forum. 5 hours 56 minutes ago

Whoa! That would be nice. I'll try it tonight. Thanks!

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Brian replied to the topic 'INDI Server Message spam' in the forum. 6 hours 10 minutes ago

the update stopped the spam, thanks!

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Stephen created a new topic ' Not sure why clicking connect makes Kstars exit' in the forum. 6 hours 43 minutes ago

Setup: LiteCrawler, ASI174, ASI1600, ASIEFW and CGEM.

Please find attached the logs duplicating this a few times.

Image attached is the config used.

SYMPTOM: start indi, click connect, KStars closes.

Workaround: start indi, manually connect each device.

Seems to be associated with the LiteCrawler connecting.

Any ideas?

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'v4l2 CCD & guiding issue' in the forum. 7 hours 35 minutes ago

Sure, I will check in a while, currently capturing Pelican nebular OIII data!



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Jean-Luc replied to the topic 'v4l2 CCD & guiding issue' in the forum. 8 hours 4 minutes ago

Yes, the order is normally 0=1.0x, 1=0.75x, 2=0.5x, 3=0.25x (and 4 =0.125x for firmwares/mounts supporting it).
Have you checked if the Dec motor is effectively running when calibration reverses Dec ? How does move the dec encoder value during these 3-4 seconds ?

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Ekos guiding on a black hole!' in the forum. 8 hours 15 minutes ago

You can use PHD2 on your desktop to connect to StellarMate, no need to run it on StellarMate.

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Vincent Groenewold created a new topic ' PHD2 port number remains on 0' in the forum. 9 hours 6 minutes ago

Just now I noticed that Ekos wasn't connecting to PHD2, looking into the profile it stated to look for port number 0. Changing that wasn't saved. This is on Ubuntu, latest Kstars and PHD2.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic '2 x Meade DSI-Unable to find DSI. Has the firmware been loaded?' in the forum. 9 hours 51 minutes ago

While it's unlikely we have many users who want to run two DSIs, it's good to have the driver support this (if possible). You can a look at how INDI ASI and QHY drivers are doing it, it should be fairly straightforward.

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Ben replied to the topic '2 x Meade DSI-Unable to find DSI. Has the firmware been loaded?' in the forum. 10 hours 36 minutes ago

Nice work!

I take it that you are running with two instances of the dsi_ccd driver then? That sounds like a pretty good solution to me, though it seems that some other CCD drivers support multiple devices per driver. I don't know if there's something to be gained by that approach, though? Jasem?

I suspect that you could get a non-zero serial number reported by the devices by uncommenting DsiDevice.cpp:298. The comments regarding the actual serial numbers are not encouraging, but you might have a reasonable chance at getting something unique.

I'm glad to hear that your DSI III is working with the INDI driver...I think you're the first one to confirm this.

I'll work on improving the driver to include the DSI model name and serial number properties in the INDI control panel.

Thanks,
Ben

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'v4l2 CCD & guiding issue' in the forum. 10 hours 47 minutes ago

setting the custom DE tracking made it worse because the guide back wouldn't reverse direction in the DEC reverse stage. I found out that if I change pulse width to 1500ms and guide rate to 0.5x then it works. But what I noticed that is that when it reverses DEC, it takes 3-4 seconds/iterations before I can see any actual changes in the star shift! This doesn't happen with RA, it reverses immediately and I can see the result.

For ST4 guiding, calibration worked when I set N/S guide rate to 0.75x. I was trying to determine if the order is perhaps reversed? is rate 0 = 1.0x sidereal? It starts 1.0, 0.75, 0.5, then 0.25

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Jim replied to the topic 'Ekos dialog for auto darks locks INDI control panel' in the forum. 11 hours 37 minutes ago

Any thoughts on this @knro ?

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Ekos guiding on a black hole!' in the forum. 12 hours 23 minutes ago

Sorry, I guess I'm confusing the issue a little, because there's also the running remotely issue - I'm using kstars remotely to RPi3 loaded with INDI and PHD2. If I run PHD2 locally stand alone, then I don't need kstars guiding. If kstars guides remotely via a server then what is my interface to PHD2. It seems I'm only able to click guide and hope for the best and I have to use VNC to set it up anyway. I'd rather have integrated control so VNC isn't required - like launch PHD2, connect to equipment, etc. Maybe PHD2 just doesn't provide the API necessary?

Yes the PA is nice and i now use it to cut down on setup time. I get you're point about dithering as the capture needs to be sequenced with the guiding so that integration is there but I just would like to see more integration to cut out the need for VNC on a remote system.

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Tim Claydon replied to the topic 'Help configuring GPSD' in the forum. 14 hours 2 minutes ago

With the right code installed! Haha

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Vincent Groenewold replied to the topic 'Ekos guiding on a black hole!' in the forum. 14 hours 21 minutes ago

I think I don’t get the point, you can do all of that within PHD right? And Ekos supports it in that it hands over guiding to PHD, that already is a nice option to have I guess? The internal guider works fine, it just isn’t awash with options to dig into, but if the setup is performing well thats not really needed either. Drift alignment etc. can be done within PHD, but since Ekos has its own polar alignment routine I use that, way faster and almost as accurate.

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