Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Canon 6D and AstroPi3 setup, exposure abort problem' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi!
No idea what changed. Jasem did some magic with the code for the driver... :)

How to do it: the instructions for compiling fron Git is here: indilib.org/forum/general/210-howto-buil...st-libindi-ekos.html

But I guess it will be in the PPA by tomorrow or the day after that. So just upgrade as usual (sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade).

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Canon 6D and AstroPi3 setup, exposure abort problem' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi!

With Jasem's assistance, I compiled the gphoto-driver from GitHub and ran a long series of focusing, without any of the errors! Hopefully, this issue is solved then.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Canon 6D and AstroPi3 setup, exposure abort problem' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi!

Good to hear that more are experiencing the same issue (well, good in one way, not another....). As I understand it:
1. The RAM vs SD-card issue is unrelated to the focus module problem with the "fast shot" and the error msg "Gphoto is already exposing. Can not abort" and stalling there - nothing more happens. These seems to be two entirely different issues. Right?
2. The "save to client" vs "save to local" is only relevant when you run Indi on one machine and Ekos on another. If you use a laptop running both, then connecting to it via VNC, it should be irrelevant. If you use a R-Pi running Indi-server, but not Ekos, and Ekos on a different computer - then this is relevant. Focus module ALWAYS use "client" because Ekos needs the images to be able to focus. Right?

So, Cakemaker, I can see that you have an exposure AFTER your "Gphoto is already exposing. Can not abort". Does that mean the process was not stalled? Or did you press Autofocus or Capture again? And what kind of camera do you have?

Magnus

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Hi!

I have something that sound precisely the same. Here is a log file where the focuser fails to identify stars, instead focusing on noise. And a fits image here:

www.dropbox.com/sh/fs744ujp8oed79d/AACfn...E98N8km8Tv2dUBa?dl=0

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Canon 6D and AstroPi3 setup, exposure abort problem' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi!

Here's a screenshot from the focus module, connected to the 1000D and focusing.

Magnus



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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Canon 6D and AstroPi3 setup, exposure abort problem' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi!

The new feature, Delete from SD-card, seems to work nicely here. Pictures are taken and immediately deleted. And the problem with hanging on abort is solved in this way. with the camera set to save on SD-card and delete from SD-card, I can abort exposures and then almost immediately capture again. Nice!!

The focus problem however, is still here. The error message I get is not about "busy" but "GPhoto driver is already exposing. Can not abort".And when this happens, the camera just takes a quick snapshot - even though I have it set to 5 secs, it just snaps a picture, as it it was less then 1 sec, and then gives this error msg. And then stalls - nothing more happens until I intervene manually. Attached is a log file where this happens in the end. It is very intermittent, I could focus a number of times before it happened tonight - but then there it is.

Hope this is useful.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Canon 6D and AstroPi3 setup, exposure abort problem' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi!

I'm going to test your new SD-card option today and get back with reports on that. But is it then correct that cannot reproduces the focus module "already exposing, cannot abort" problem? Could you make any sense of the logfile I posted?

Any ideas of what I could test to be any wiser about it? While the SD-card/RAM issue is easy to test during daytome, the focus requires a star ... but good to know what to do next time the coulds part.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Image capturing not resuming after guiding abort' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi!

I would be very happy if that feature could be added - to resume capture after it has been aborted, when guiding is working again - within a certain time window of course, but on a different scale than 5 secs. THat would allow for a small cloud to pass by without destroying a full nights scheduled capturing.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Canon 6D and AstroPi3 setup, exposure abort problem' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi!

Just had a chance to experiment a bit, before clouds gather here. I tested focusing, trying to reproduce the focus module issue of error messages about "cannot abort".

And I have two instances of the "Can not abort" issue. It does not happen every time for me, it seems more intermittent. Attached is a log file, where just at the end, there is one of these "Can not abort"-messages, and there should be another somewhat earlier on. I hope it is of any use.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Canon 6D and AstroPi3 setup, exposure abort problem' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi!

An attempt at summary of the abort exposure problem (not the focus module problem):

1. With setting "save to RAM", aborting an exposure leads to the camera being occupied, and not responding to subsequent capture attempts. This in turn stalls the whole process, scheduler not reporting it as error (at least not always) and therefor not (always) parking as it should.
(I am not totally sure about when aborting exposure could occur in a scheduled operation. I have at least one experience of it happening, due to failed autoguiding. Then autoguiding was resumed, but capture could not resume for 4 hours until I woke up).

2. With setting "save to SD-card", aborting leads to camera occupied for a few seconds, then subsequent capture works nicely. However, risk of SD-card filling up during the night.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Canon 6D and AstroPi3 setup, exposure abort problem' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Great!

However, I guess we have two issues here: the focus module isse and the SD-card/abort exposure issue. Feels like two rather than one, the more we talk about it.

I'll be back home tomorrow for more playing with it. But of course it will be clousy as ever when you have something to test.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Canon 6D and AstroPi3 setup, exposure abort problem' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Well, I can't check now cause I'm travelling. But I've understood it as RAM vs Sd-card is in the camera, and that doesn't care about your setting paths. Then there should be a "save on ....client vs server" setting, and THAT depends on the paths you set for Indiserver and Ekos client.

But I never saved to my R-Pi server. What I do know is that setting the RAM vs SD card to SD card suddenly made the images turn up on the camera SD-card. :)

Is there a SD-card in the camera? I have a setting on the camera for "run without card" too. I set that to false.

Best,

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Canon 6D and AstroPi3 setup, exposure abort problem' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi!
On the R-Pi?

My setup is that I save the images on my laptop indoors but not on the R-Pi. And on the camera SD-card. R-Pi is the setting to save on client or server, right? Not SD-card or RAM. Or am I misunderstanding you?

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Canon 1000D problem with aborted exposures' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

wvreeven wrote: Jasem once explained to me that this is expected behaviour when using the Canon driver. With the GPhoto driver the camera should keep on working after an aborted exposure. It does for me and my 700D.


Hi!

So how do you handle it, when there is an aboirted exposure? If that happens in the middle of a scheduled operation, for instance, the operation is stalled, at least that is what happens for me. It seems NOT to be the case when I have set it to save on SD-card, but then I have hte problem with filling up the SD-card, I guess. (haven't tried a full night yet).

Magnus

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