Tomasz, I tried phd2 but to no success. PHD2 refuses to connect to the indi v4l2 camera instance. The mount connects flawlessly. Can you send me prints of your indi configuration panels?
In the indi control panel I can stream the video from the camera but when I close that window and tell PHD2 to connect it fails.

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I'll definitely try guiding with PHD2. Thank you for the idea.

Anyway, I keep puzzled about the fact that the camera's first test in ekos guiding module worked. The next night (three nights after), it stopped working. There was only one different thing I did: I connected my DSLR in INDI by the first time. When I tried to obtain a capture to test the connection (still using the INDI control panel controls), the capture went ok but the download of the frame crashed kstars. When I restarted kstars, I did not connected the DSLR anymore and tried guiding as three nights before but to no success as already mentioned. Maybe this crash had something to do with the webcam not guiding, maybe not. Already reinstalled kstars to no success. Maybe I did not removed some defective configuration file... I'll investigate more in the weekend and is nothing works, i'll go for PHD2.

Thanks again.

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I plan to use webcam SPC900nc as a guide camera to a Az-Eq5 mount (EQmod) using Ekos internal guiding capabilities. Both devices were nicely configured and connected by INDI. From the INDI control panel in kstars, I can successfully stream video with the webcam but when I try to capture (Capture or Loop) a frame to choose the guiding star, Ekos/INDI fail in capturing the image.
The funnny thing is that 3 night before, when I first tried this, the guiding images appeared and I could even try some guiding.
I'm sending the prints of the INDI control panel (the relevant ones, I think) and the Ekos guiding panel.

Any help will be welcome.

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Fausto Barbosa replied to the topic 'New AZ-EQ5' in the forum. 2 years ago

Good to know Chris. I'm planing to use a dedicated raspberry to control the mount in the near future.

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Fausto Barbosa replied to the topic 'New AZ-EQ5' in the forum. 2 years ago

Perfect.
Today I connected at 115200 with eqmod.

knro, I didn't knew ekos could do auto-guiding. In fact I'm beginning to put the pieces together on controlling a mount with a computer. Surely I'll give ekos a try. It seems to do everything needed for astrophotography.

Thank you!

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Fausto Barbosa thanked Gerry Rozema in topic New AZ-EQ5 2 years ago
Fausto Barbosa replied to the topic 'New AZ-EQ5' in the forum. 2 years ago

Entilza,
have you been able to connect with eqmod driver?
Let me know about your progress.
Using the screen serial terminal set to 115200, I receive =030106 in response to :e1
But the driver still cannot connect at 115200.

The good news is that I have successfully connected trough a separated USB->SERIAL converter and the SERIAL->AUTO-GUIDE port in the hand controller using the indi_synscan driver. With this set up the kstars program is able to slew nicely the mount however, with the program I wanted the most, PHD2 (autoguiding program), I'm having some problem that I cannot solve.
In PHD2 the indi configuration window connects nicely to the mount but when I close this window and try to reconnect from the main program window, I get only Connection Failed. :(
So none of the ways are working for me.

Thanks for any help.

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Fausto Barbosa replied to the topic 'New AZ-EQ5' in the forum. 2 years ago

I have the same mount and I'm experiencing the same problems in ubuntu 14.04.
When I set the baud rate of the Eqmod driver to 115200 it gives the following message:
Connecting to port /dev/ttyUSB0 at speed 49664
I checked that the 230400 has a similar error but the other baud rates report the correct speed.

I searched in the source files for this option but didn't found it.
While the change is not included in the PPA, could you tell us in which source file can we make the correction?

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Fausto Barbosa thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic New AZ-EQ5 2 years ago

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