Teseo thanked pauledd in topic personal icon in "Add flag" 3 weeks ago
pauledd replied to the topic 'personal icon in "Add flag"' in the forum. 3 weeks ago
pauledd replied to the topic 'indiserver as root' in the forum. 2 months ago

The only issue I see is the same as for any other executable running as root. If indiserver or any subsequent process (drivers) can be exploited then the attacker might get root access. But I also need to run indiserver as root in my RPi because of the astroberry focuser driver (because the library used there needs root to access memory range). I am not very concerned that someone will attack my internal LAN. Besides that I really try to prevent root in any way.

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pauledd replied to the topic 'Image geometry different when using native versus fits?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Maybe this topic is related:
indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/471-canon-w...ize-solved.html#2742
but from that I would expect to have bigger fits and smaller raw cr2's.

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pauledd thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic KStars 2.8.9 is released 2 months ago
pauledd replied to the topic 'What does Ekos mean?' in the forum. 2 months ago
pauledd replied to the topic 'Where are stored the Ekos profiles ?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi

I searched my home folder (linux) for files with string that is the name of a ekos profile and I found a database file here:

#grep -r "balkon" .local/
Binary file .local/share/kstars/userdb.sqlite matches
Maybe thats the one you are looking for.

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pauledd replied to the topic 'Eqmod alignment' in the forum. 3 months ago

gbeaton wrote: I really don't see why people are so determined to remove the hand controller. Its a solid bit of hardware and software from the vendor that you can depend on.)

:side:
Ok, but why should I add an extra piece of hardware in the chain that can be removed without any loss of functionality to ekos? Or in other words, in the worst case the hand controller introduces another error source, in the best case it does ... nothing, sits there on your tripod and you can commemorate about the vendor and its solidness ;)

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pauledd created a new topic ' eqmod horizon problem' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi

I just wondering about two indi-eqmod horizon functionalities.
I have a clean environment, all ~/.indi dirs deleted.
I slew my mount just a little bit above the horizon (ALT 1:15:34)
I click "Add current scope Alt/az"
I click "Write file"
Then I enable all three "On Limit Options"
Then I slew a little bit up (ALT 12:25)
Then again I slew towards the horizon but I am able to slew below (ALT -0:57)

The other thing is if I then click "delete point" the green indicator turns yellow and stays yellow no matter what I click,
the point does not get deleted (still present in indiHorizonData.txt). If I click any other option in "Operation" or "On limit" it also turns yellow and has no effect and the whole mount becomes unresponsive.

Nothing really crashed, If I unconnect indi and reconnect the mount gets responsive again.
Video of behavior:
youtu.be/wNylb9J_Fdo
logfile attached

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pauledd replied to the topic 'Short exposures for ZWO cameras' in the forum. 3 months ago

I just compiled kstars and indlib from git and my ASI174Mini can take "0,000032" exposures aswell as "0,000064", 0,000100 without any errors, but when I enter " 0,00001" and press enter it returns to "0,000032".

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pauledd replied to the topic 'change account email? [solved]' in the forum. 4 months ago

thanks, I somehow missed that obvious link! :pinch:

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pauledd thanked nMAC in topic change account email? 4 months ago
pauledd created a new topic ' change account email?' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi there

Sorry for posting this here but there is nothing like an off-topic / non-indi cathegory.
After years of getting spammed by my free mail provider I am going to change to my own domain email.
Can someone please enlighten me on how to change my email settings in this forum? I simply cant
find any option...

greets
Paul

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pauledd replied to the topic 'v4l2 CCD & guiding issue' in the forum. 5 months ago

ok, thanks, with 3 digits I get only 10 steps but I will see if that is sufficient.

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pauledd replied to the topic 'v4l2 CCD & guiding issue' in the forum. 5 months ago

Reporting back: some kind off success! (with the crappy cam)

After playing around with guiding settings, exposure values and guide stars and calibration attempts
I found the DEC axis had a huge backlash. I observed this while doing calibration. After calibration completes
the first DEC direction I noticed the star needed some more iterations to begin to move to the opposite direction.
So I step by step increased the DEC backlash value and re-did the calibration. As I reached 500 microsteps I saw
the guide star imeadiately began to move with the DEC drifting reverse.
Since then my SIG(RA/DEC)" values stayed below 1.5 quite for a while. I still have some problems to control the
guide cam image quality. It flickers quite heavy and has a lot of jpeg-like comression artifacts, but as I can remember I selected MJPEG as streaming format. I will
try to switch to YUY2 but that makes the data size quite big for my wlan connection and might interfere guiding while ekos is downloading finished images.
Nevertheless I did a 10 minutes exposure and the stars still looked quite round .
bildschirmfoto_2017-09-19_08-18-57.png

@knro
Is it possible to change the decimals of the "Exp:" doublespinbox from 2 to 4? Because I can set my cameras exposure only in 100 steps (Exp: 0,01 = 100), but
with this cam I really need singe steps adjustments (Exp: 0,0001 = 1) . You dont need to change that in kstars for anyone because I think I am the only one with that strange crappy settings behaviour, so I would change the code on my git clone only. But I couldn't find the location where to put QDoubleSpinBox::setDecimals(4)...

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pauledd replied to the topic 'v4l2 CCD & guiding issue' in the forum. 5 months ago

Oh, ok, I didn't knew that the values are related. I try next clear night.

I have another problem. My guide scope is only 180mm focal lenght and I set under calibration settings
Pulse to max 5000 and Iteration also to max 10. Even with that settings the guide star moves only a tiny bit
compared to the whole image frame during the whole calibration, so I ve a ~50% of the calibration fails due to the star not moving enough. Is there something I can do/tweak further to make the guide star move more? Because I read a lot of people use their 8x50 viewfinder as a guide scope without issues.

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pauledd replied to the topic 'v4l2 CCD & guiding issue' in the forum. 5 months ago

well, on my RPi2 (were the cam is connected) I've running latest stable kernel for raspberry from git:
4.4.20-raspberrypi-v7+
On my kstars client I've kernel 4.11.1.

Ive not really a performance issue, more an settings issue.

I just run "v4l2-compliance" on the device and I get:

...
Control ioctls:
                fail: v4l2-test-controls.cpp(74): def < min || def > max
                fail: v4l2-test-controls.cpp(204): invalid control 00980900
                test VIDIOC_QUERY_EXT_CTRL/QUERYMENU: FAIL
                fail: v4l2-test-controls.cpp(306): node->controls.find(qctrl.id) == node->controls.end()
                test VIDIOC_QUERYCTRL: FAIL
                test VIDIOC_G/S_CTRL: OK
                fail: v4l2-test-controls.cpp(576): g_ext_ctrls worked even when no controls are present
                test VIDIOC_G/S/TRY_EXT_CTRLS: FAIL
                test VIDIOC_(UN)SUBSCRIBE_EVENT/DQEVENT: OK (Not Supported)
                test VIDIOC_G/S_JPEGCOMP: OK (Not Supported)
                Standard Controls: 0 Private Controls: 0
...
Total: 43, Succeeded: 39, Failed: 4, Warnings: 1

And "v4l2-ctl --all" gives:
Driver Info (not using libv4l2):
        Driver name   : uvcvideo
        Card type     : USB 2.0 Camera
        Bus info      : usb-3f980000.usb-1.5.3
        Driver version: 4.4.20
        Capabilities  : 0x84200001
                Video Capture
                Streaming
                Extended Pix Format
                Device Capabilities
        Device Caps   : 0x04200001
                Video Capture
                Streaming
                Extended Pix Format
Priority: 2
Video input : 0 (Camera 1: ok)
Format Video Capture:
        Width/Height      : 800/600
        Pixel Format      : 'YUYV'
        Field             : None
        Bytes per Line    : 1600
        Size Image        : 960000
        Colorspace        : sRGB
        Transfer Function : Default
        YCbCr/HSV Encoding: Default
        Quantization      : Default
        Flags             : 
Crop Capability Video Capture:
        Bounds      : Left 0, Top 0, Width 800, Height 600
        Default     : Left 0, Top 0, Width 800, Height 600
        Pixel Aspect: 1/1
Selection: crop_default, Left 0, Top 0, Width 800, Height 600
Selection: crop_bounds, Left 0, Top 0, Width 800, Height 600
Streaming Parameters Video Capture:
        Capabilities     : timeperframe
        Frames per second: 20.000 (20/1)
        Read buffers     : 0
                     brightness (int)    : min=-64 max=64 step=1 default=-8193 value=0
                       contrast (int)    : min=0 max=64 step=1 default=57343 value=0
                     saturation (int)    : min=0 max=128 step=1 default=57343 value=0
                            hue (int)    : min=-40 max=40 step=1 default=-8193 value=0
 white_balance_temperature_auto (bool)   : default=1 value=0
                          gamma (int)    : min=72 max=500 step=1 default=57343 value=72
                           gain (int)    : min=0 max=100 step=1 default=57343 value=0
           power_line_frequency (menu)   : min=0 max=2 default=1 value=0
      white_balance_temperature (int)    : min=2800 max=6500 step=1 default=57343 value=2800
                      sharpness (int)    : min=0 max=6 step=1 default=57343 value=0
         backlight_compensation (int)    : min=0 max=2 step=1 default=57343 value=0
                  exposure_auto (menu)   : min=0 max=3 default=0 value=1
              exposure_absolute (int)    : min=1 max=5000 step=1 default=157 value=2000
         exposure_auto_priority (bool)   : default=0 value=0

The weirdness starts at "brightness"... min -64 max +64.. so I would expect default at 0 but it is at -8192???. Same for contrast, saturation,hue and so on. And It doesnt matter where I put the cam on. Even on my Client PC with the 4.11.1. kernel I get the same behaviour so I think its not a kernel issue. May the cam's firmware or the part of electronics that stores the default values is simply crappy...

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pauledd replied to the topic 'HFR DSLR & FWHM' in the forum. 5 months ago

My HFR did also improve the last session to 2.3, but I had to focus manually. I think I need to tweak the step size in ekos and/or if possible, smaller step size in the astroberry focuser code, my stepper currently run at 1/2 step size...

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