Derek replied to the topic 'CPC800 Nexstar and Hibernation' in the forum. 2 months ago

Cool thats good. Do you also have the java application running which provides the HTTP api the driver uses?
Sorry if its not clear in the README. I should add a diagram. So the driver talks to a HTTP service (see HTTP endpoint in your screenshot) This service does all the heavy logic of talking to the mount. The driver is just a shell and does nothing really complex. I think other mounts like paramount do this too. All the complex logic is in an application (not in the handset or the driver)
So basically you also need to run the java application thats in the app dir. There is a readme in that dir too and it also produces logs.
Derek

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Teseo thanked Derek in topic CPC800 Nexstar and Hibernation 2 months ago
Derek replied to the topic 'CPC800 Nexstar and Hibernation' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thanks! OK I upgraded to indi 1.7.3 from 1.7.1. I've made some changes to the auxremote driver to compile again so its building now.
I also update the readme files for the driver and the java service. Hope its some use to someone.
I havent changed the ip-focuser yet for 1.7.3, I also have not tested the updated 1.7.3 auxremote fully with real hardware.... Job for another day when I'm back in the observatory.

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Derek thanked Baudouin in topic CPC800 Nexstar and Hibernation 2 months ago
Derek replied to the topic 'CPC800 Nexstar and Hibernation' in the forum. 3 months ago

Oh thats strange
I just tried to build it now on a fresh ubuntu 18.04 machine.
I also added a readme to the driver dir in the project github.com/dokeeffe/auxremote/tree/master/ext/indi-driver

Here was the output of my build

dokeeffe@dokeeffe-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-4th:~/code/auxremote/ext/indi-driver$ sudo ./build.sh 
mkdir: cannot create directory ‘build’: File exists
-- The CXX compiler identification is GNU 7.3.0
-- The C compiler identification is GNU 7.3.0
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++ -- works
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info - done
-- Detecting CXX compile features
-- Detecting CXX compile features - done
-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/cc
-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/cc -- works
-- Detecting C compiler ABI info
-- Detecting C compiler ABI info - done
-- Detecting C compile features
-- Detecting C compile features - done
-- Found INDI: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libindidriver.so;/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libindiAlignmentDriver.so (found version "1.7.1") 
-- Found NOVA: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libnova.so
-- Found ZLIB: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libz.so (found version "1.2.11") 
-- Configuring done
-- Generating done
-- Build files have been written to: /home/dokeeffe/code/auxremote/ext/indi-driver/build
Scanning dependencies of target indi_auxremote
[ 33%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/indi_auxremote.dir/auxremotedriver.o
[ 66%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/indi_auxremote.dir/gason.o
[100%] Linking CXX executable indi_auxremote
[100%] Built target indi_auxremote
Install the project...
-- Install configuration: "Debug"
-- Installing: /usr/bin/indi_auxremote
-- Installing: /usr/share/indi/indi_auxremote.xml
dokeeffe@dokeeffe-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-4th:~/code/auxremote/ext/indi-driver$ 
dokeeffe@dokeeffe-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-4th:~/code/auxremote/ext/indi-driver$ 
dokeeffe@dokeeffe-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-4th:~/code/auxremote/ext/indi-driver$ 


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Teseo thanked Derek in topic CPC800 Nexstar and Hibernation 3 months ago
Derek replied to the topic 'CPC800 Nexstar and Hibernation' in the forum. 3 months ago

After a year of using the standard celestron driver with hibernate on my cpc1100 I gave up. Its fine if you are physically there at the location, but if your telescope is remote then its not reliable enough.
In the end I wrote my own mount control system using AUX commands and an indi driver for it. It connects to the handset but bypasses the handset commands completely and sends commands directly to the mount motor controllers (AUX commands)
github.com/dokeeffe/auxremote
Not sure if thats any help to you. Again, if you are there near the scope, then the standard driver is fine, you can go outside and manually re-align if it looses alignment.
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'Picking .esq and .esl files from URL' in the forum. 3 months ago

I keep my .esq and .esl files on dropbox. Periodically updating the scheduler with the file content is a good idea I think. Would this mean I could alter a schedule which is in progress?
Derek

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Derek thanked Eric in topic Picking .esq and .esl files from URL 3 months ago
Derek replied to the topic 'System shutdown check box in the scheduler' in the forum. 3 months ago

Ahh yes I understand now. That script runs on the machine thats running kstars & EKOS. For me this is the same PC thats running the INDI server.
Without ssh then I'm not sure how you could shutdown the remote server. Maybe a cron job or something to check if any indi clients connected, and if not then shutdown?

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Derek replied to the topic 'System shutdown check box in the scheduler' in the forum. 3 months ago

Yes, as Eric says, shutdown script is the way to go.
Have a look at the last line of my shutdown script here github.com/dokeeffe/bh-observatory/blob/...schedulerShutdown.sh

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Derek replied to the topic 'Cloud cover cameras' in the forum. 5 months ago

Ahh I dont but I do have a description of the wiring in the docs of the arduino sketch
github.com/dokeeffe/cloud-rain-monitor/b...der/SensorReader.ino
I'll add a wiring diagram soon as its actually really simple.

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leclerc thanked Derek in topic Cloud cover cameras 5 months ago
Derek replied to the topic 'Cloud cover cameras' in the forum. 5 months ago

I build one ( github.com/dokeeffe/cloud-rain-monitor ) but it does not use a camera. It uses an IR sensor to measure cloud. Works well with INDI and EKOS scheduler. Complete safe shutdown if clouds roll in or it rains.

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