Soren replied to the topic 'ASI 120mc messed up frames' in the forum. 6 months ago

Thanks for the info.

I am using RGB24, as this was the only thing I could get color images from when I tried. Here are some of the options:
ZWO CCD ASI120MC.CCD_INFO.CCD_BITSPERPIXEL=8
ZWO CCD ASI120MC.CCD_COMPRESSION.CCD_COMPRESS=Off
ZWO CCD ASI120MC.CCD_COMPRESSION.CCD_RAW=On
ZWO CCD ASI120MC.CCD_VIDEO_FORMAT.ASI_IMG_RAW8=Off
ZWO CCD ASI120MC.CCD_VIDEO_FORMAT.ASI_IMG_RGB24=On
ZWO CCD ASI120MC.CCD_VIDEO_FORMAT.ASI_IMG_Y8=Off
ZWO CCD ASI120MC.CCD_VIDEO_FORMAT.ASI_IMG_RAW16=Off

What are you using?

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Soren replied to the topic 'ASI 120mc messed up frames' in the forum. 6 months ago

And no messed up frames at all from the asi?

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Soren replied to the topic 'ASI 120mc messed up frames' in the forum. 6 months ago

Thanks for the reply. I have the compatible firmware, otherwise the asi does not work at all.

Do you power both the rpi and the hub or only the hub? Read somewhat, that powering both can also lead to trouble...

Been thinking about using a rpi 3 exclusively for the asi and connecting it through wifi so the asi will have exclusive access to the usb/Ethernet chip. The rpi3 is not so expensive...

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Soren created a new topic ' ASI 120mc messed up frames' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi!

I am running an asi120mc as an all sky camera capturing one frame pr minute, to show the sky and by counting the number of stars to see if it is clear or not. It sometimes shows some messed up frames, where you for example can see the beyer pattern, i.e. they are no good. This happens a few times pr night and is no major problem. However, if I run my Meade dsi pro at the same time, capturing .5 framers pr second to get 'video' from the observatory to see how the scope is doing and so on, the ASI will almost mess up every second frame or so. I guess the messed up frames are when something us using the usb or Ethernet and there is not full bandwidth on the USB for the asi.

This is on a raspberry pi 2 with Ubuntu mate.

Any ideas on how to make the asi work nicely together with other equipment? Is it working on the rpi 3?

Clear skies!

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Soren replied to the topic 'indi_dsi_ccd not working after a while' in the forum. 6 months ago

I upgraded to three latest indi from ppa yesterday and the dsi have been running fine since then. Memory usage is only 3.6% and it started at 0.6%. So it seems it is working now and the memory problems have been diminished a lot, but not solved 100%.

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Soren created a new topic ' Crazy process tree' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi!

I have been trying out the dome scripting gateway and kstars and indi have been running (fine) on my RPi for a week or so. But running ps today I noticed the following process tree:

  PID TTY      STAT   TIME  MAJFL   TRS   DRS   RSS %MEM COMMAND
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26702 ?        S      0:01      1    28  1747   372  0.0 indiserver -f /home/pi/indiFIFO
26703 ?        Sl     0:00      2   367 15668   292  0.0  \_ indi_fcusb_focuser
26704 ?        S      0:00      7   174 12189   628  0.0  \_ indi_eqmod_telescope
26706 ?        Sl     6:26  12886    37 176046  508  0.0  \_ indi_qhy_ccd
27196 ?        S      0:00      1    15 10084   384  0.0  \_ indi_script_dome
 9069 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   376  0.0      \_ indi_script_dome
 9070 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   376  0.0          \_ indi_script_dome
 9071 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   376  0.0              \_ indi_script_dome
 9145 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   376  0.0                  \_ indi_script_dome
 9155 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   380  0.0                      \_ indi_script_dome
 9166 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   388  0.0                          \_ indi_script_dome
 9202 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   380  0.0                              \_ indi_script_dome
 9457 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   400  0.0                                  \_ indi_script_dome
10302 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                      \_ indi_script_dome
10303 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   400  0.0                                          \_ indi_script_dome
10307 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   400  0.0                                              \_ indi_script_dome
10308 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                  \_ indi_script_dome
10322 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                      \_ indi_script_dome
10329 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                          \_ indi_script_dome
10330 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                              \_ indi_script_dome
10331 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                  \_ indi_script_dome
10332 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                      \_ indi_script_dome
10333 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                          \_ indi_script_dome
10334 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                              \_ indi_script_dome
10335 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                                  \_ indi_script_dome
10336 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                                      \_ indi_script_dome
10337 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                                          \_ indi_script_dome
10384 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                                              \_ indi_script_dome
10385 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                                                  \_ indi_script_dome
10390 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                                                      \_ indi_script_dome
10394 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                                                          \_ indi_script_dome
10397 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                                                              \_ indi_script_dome
10398 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                                                                  \_ indi_script_dome
10399 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                                                                      \_ indi_script_dome
10400 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                                                                          \_ indi_script_dome
28950 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   392  0.0                                                                                                                              \_ indi_script_dome
28962 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   404  0.0                                                                                                                                  \_ indi_script_dome
29082 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   396  0.0                                                                                                                                      \_ indi_script_dome
29134 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   396  0.0                                                                                                                                          \_ indi_script_dome
29510 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   408  0.0                                                                                                                                              \_ indi_script_dome
29879 ?        S      0:00      3    15 10084   420  0.0                                                                                                                                                  \_ indi_script_dome
10154 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   420  0.0                                                                                                                                                      \_ indi_script_dome
10172 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   416  0.0                                                                                                                                                          \_ indi_script_dome
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10182 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   416  0.0                                                                                                                                                                              \_ indi_script_dome
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10211 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   416  0.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                              \_ indi_script_dome
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10350 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   416  0.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      \_ indi_script_dome
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10357 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   416  0.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  \_ indi_script_dome
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10436 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   416  0.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  \_ indi_script_dome
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10447 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   416  0.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  \_ indi_script_dome
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10449 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   416  0.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          \_ indi_script_dome
10450 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   416  0.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              \_ indi_script_dome
10497 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   416  0.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  \_ indi_script_dome
10498 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   416  0.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      \_ indi_script_dome
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10500 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   424  0.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              \_ indi_script_dome
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10510 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   416  0.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      \_ indi_script_dome
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10512 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   416  0.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              \_ indi_script_dome
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10525 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   416  0.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          \_ indi_script_dome
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11212 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   432  0.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      \_ indi_script_dome
11216 ?        S      0:00      0    15 10084   432  0.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          \_ indi_script_dome
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Soren replied to the topic 'Dome scripting gateway for roll off?' in the forum. 8 months ago

I don't have the experience needed with indi at the moment to develop driver. But scripts are nice and easy to write, so the scripting gateway seems like a great driver to use. But do you think it will work with a roll off roof?

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Soren created a new topic ' Dome scripting gateway for roll off?' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi!

I have a couple of simple scripts to open and close my roll off roof, but would like it to be integrated with indi. Is it possible to use the dome scripting gateway for a roll off by have some of the scripts doing nothing? Or will this cause some unwanted side effects? (like indi thinking the dome is not aligned with the telescope...)

Best Regards,
Søren

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Soren replied to the topic 'indi_dsi_ccd not working after a while' in the forum. 8 months ago

A very similar script works fine with the asi driver, it have been running here for a couple of months almost continuouslt without problems (except trashed frames once in a while, but no memory leak).

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Soren replied to the topic 'indi_dsi_ccd not working after a while' in the forum. 8 months ago

Thanks to you all. The exposure start to fail after 2-3 hours of running on my system. With a previous version of indi it worked, untill the driver used up all memory on my rpi, so maybe this have fixed itself in a newer version of indi.

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Soren replied to the topic 'indi_dsi_ccd not working after a while' in the forum. 8 months ago

Have anyone been able to reproduce this?

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Soren replied to the topic 'indi_dsi_ccd not working after a while' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi!

Thank you for the efforts! I am currently running Ubuntu mate 16.04 on my RPi and it also did not work when I used raspbian earlier.

Here is how I start the capture process:

indiserver -p 7626 -v indi_dsi_ccd &>/home/pi/dsiindi.log &
(while true; do /home/pi/captureDSI2.sh >>/home/pi/DSI.log 2>&1; sleep 2s; done) &

Here is the capture script (captureDSI2.sh):
#!/bin/bash
cd /home/pi/DSI
date

port=7626

DefaultExp=1
Exp=${1:-$DefaultExp}
echo $Exp

rm DSI_IMAGE_*.fits
indi_setprop -p $port "DSI.CONNECTION.CONNECT=On"
indi_setprop -p $port "DSI.GAIN.GAIN=10"
indi_setprop -p $port "DSI.OFFSET.OFFSET=0"
indi_setprop -p $port "DSI.UPLOAD_SETTINGS.UPLOAD_DIR=/home/pi/DSI"
indi_setprop -p $port "DSI.UPLOAD_SETTINGS.UPLOAD_PREFIX=DSI_IMAGE_XXX"
indi_setprop -p $port "DSI.UPLOAD_MODE.UPLOAD_LOCAL=On"
indi_setprop -p $port "DSI.UPLOAD_MODE.UPLOAD_CLIENT=Off"
indi_setprop -p $port "DSI.CCD_COMPRESSION.CCD_COMPRESS=Off"
indi_setprop -p $port "DSI.CCD_COMPRESSION.CCD_RAW=On"
indi_setprop -p $port "DSI.CCD_EXPOSURE.CCD_EXPOSURE_VALUE=$Exp"

for i in $(seq 1 1000); do
    if [ "$(indi_getprop -p $port DSI.CCD_EXPOSURE.CCD_EXPOSURE_VALUE 2>/dev/null | cut -d '=' -f 2)" == "0" ]; then
        break
    fi
    sleep 0.25s
done

sleep 0.5s

if ! [ -f DSI_IMAGE_001.fits ]; then
    echo Nothing captured...
    exit
fi

title=""
subtitle=$(date)

convert  -font /usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeMono.ttf -background '#0008' -fill white -gravity center -pointsi\
ze 16 -size 640x22 caption:"$title $subtitle"  -gravity south DSI_IMAGE_001.fits  -normalize -gamma 2 +swap -composite \
-resize 640x480! obsimage.jpg
mv obsimage.jpg ObsImage.jpg

and here is the log from the run:
2017-03-13T05:47:37: startup: indiserver -p 7626 -v indi_dsi_ccd
2017-03-13T05:47:37: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: pid=25375 rfd=3 wfd=6 efd=7
2017-03-13T05:47:37: listening to port 7626 on fd 4
2017-03-13T05:47:37: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD
2017-03-13T05:47:37: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.TELESCOPE_INFO
2017-03-13T05:47:37: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_SLOT
2017-03-13T05:47:37: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_NAME
2017-03-13T05:47:37: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: snooping on SQM.SKY_QUALITY
2017-03-13T05:53:57: Client 0: new arrival from 127.0.0.1:58288 - welcome!
2017-03-13T05:53:57: Client 0: read EOF
2017-03-13T05:53:57: Client 0: shut down complete - bye!
2017-03-13T05:53:57: Client 0: new arrival from 127.0.0.1:58290 - welcome!
2017-03-13T05:53:57: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: w 1 3                                   [dt=0]
2017-03-13T05:53:57: Driver indi_dsi_ccd:     00000000: 03 01 00                                      PING
2017-03-13T05:53:57: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: r 81 40                                 [dt=1]
2017-03-13T05:53:57: Driver indi_dsi_ccd:     00000000: 03 01 06                                      ACK
2017-03-13T05:53:57: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: w 1 3                                   [dt=1]
2017-03-13T05:53:57: Driver indi_dsi_ccd:     00000000: 03 02 01                                      RESET
2017-03-13T05:53:57: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: r 81 40                                 [dt=0]
2017-03-13T05:53:57: Driver indi_dsi_ccd:     00000000: 03 02 06                                      ACK
2017-03-13T05:53:57: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: w 1 3                                   [dt=1]
.... A lot of lines....
2017-03-13T08:29:37: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: starting image row 483, write_ptr=490728, line_start=190464, is_odd=0, read_ptr=380974
2017-03-13T08:29:37: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: starting image row 484, write_ptr=491744, line_start=190464, is_odd=1, read_ptr=380974
2017-03-13T08:29:37: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: starting image row 485, write_ptr=492760, line_start=191232, is_odd=0, read_ptr=382510
2017-03-13T08:29:37: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: starting image row 486, write_ptr=493776, line_start=191232, is_odd=1, read_ptr=382510
2017-03-13T08:29:37: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: starting image row 487, write_ptr=494792, line_start=192000, is_odd=0, read_ptr=384046
2017-03-13T08:29:37: Driver indi_dsi_ccd: write_ptr=495808
2017-03-13T08:29:37: Client 0: new arrival from 127.0.0.1:40662 - welcome!
2017-03-13T08:29:37: Client 0: read: Connection reset by peer
2017-03-13T08:29:37: Client 0: shut down complete - bye!
2017-03-13T08:29:40: Client 0: new arrival from 127.0.0.1:40664 - welcome!

The last image I find was at 08:38, after this I see no new fits files and indi is still running:
pi@Observatory:~$ ps xavf | grep dsi
22148 pts/4    S+     0:00      0   128  4115   592  0.0              \_ grep --color=auto dsi
25374 ?        S      5:36      0    28  1647  1368  0.1 indiserver -p 7626 -v indi_dsi_ccd
25375 ?        Rl     3:14      0    99 55120 40196  4.2  \_ indi_dsi_ccd

Could it be a hardware fault if you can not reproduce this at all?

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Soren thanked Ben in topic indi_dsi_ccd not working after a while 9 months ago
Soren replied to the topic 'indi_dsi_ccd not working after a while' in the forum. 9 months ago

Yes, it happens every time I run my script for a few hours. The script captures images, wait for it to appear and then captures yet another image repeatetly. Then suddently no images are found after issuing

indi_setprop -p 7626 "DSI.CCD_EXPOSURE.CCD_EXPOSURE_VALUE=1"

Also, no image appear if I ussue the exposure outside the script once the driver have failed. (so it is not because my script crashes). I can also see that the indi_dsi_ccd aquires more and more memory, so it seems to me there is also a memory problem with the driver. With an older version of indi (1.3.1), I had indi_dsi_ccd use almost 50% of the memory of my RPi.

What's the best way to proceed here?

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Soren created a new topic ' indi_dsi_ccd nor working after a while' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi!

When my DSI Pro have been running for a while, about 2 hours with about 2 frames pr. minute, the driver no longer produces an image. I don't see any errors or anything, but no image shows up after setting the exposure with

indi_setprop -p 7626 "DSI.CCD_EXPOSURE.CCD_EXPOSURE_VALUE=1"

Any idea on how do get this working or start debugging?

If I kill the indiserver and start it again it starts to work again.

Best Regards,
Søren

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Soren replied to the topic 'Any tips on how to automate?' in the forum. 10 months ago

That makes perfect sense :-)

Is it working out in general as expected? Any difficulties to be aware of?

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Soren replied to the topic 'Any tips on how to automate?' in the forum. 10 months ago

Very nice setup! My reason to automate are the exact same as yours :cheer:

So why are you not just running kstars/ekos directly on the Pi and the control it using VNC ?

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Soren replied to the topic 'Any tips on how to automate?' in the forum. 10 months ago

Thanks for the video. I did see this, but it appears to me that kstars/ekos in the video running on an external device (not the RPi in the observatory) and what then happens when this external device is shut down? Will the "queue" of objects still be imaged by the Pi, the obs. shut down when it becomes cloudy and so on? This I why in my proposed soluton 1 I wrote that I need ekos/kstars running directly on my RPi inside the observatory for example to be accessed via VNC. Is this a viable option? kstars seems to use a lot of juice even when minimized to the taskbar...

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Soren created a new topic ' How to automate' in the forum. 10 months ago

Dear all,

I am planning to automate my observatory. The first step was to be able to detect clear skies and I have found that using my all-sky camera and a bit of blob-detection is a good way to do this.

Now I want to have the observatory "wake up", roll off the roof, align the mount, initialize the guider, take some guided images of an object and shut down when it is not clear any more. It seems that EKOS can do this in principle, but as far as I understand this requires kstars to be running directly on my RPi which controls everything. I can easily make some small scripts which will open/close the roof, detect clear skies and so on.

My questions are:
1. Is ekos/kstars on the RPi a good and stable solution for this or is this combination not really meant for this completely autonomous operation?
2. I can easily interface the all-sky camera using indi/bash scripting. Are the interfaces for mount and guider just as easy to use? (i.e. does some simple commands exist for unparking, parking, aligning using plate solve, starting the guider and so on) If yes, then I guess this is a viable alternative to no. 1.
3. Any other alternatives? I see there are some python docs, but they seem to be requiring one to write complete drivers and not use indi in the "high level" that I actually want ;)

Thanks in advance for all suggestions and clear skies to y'all B)

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