Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Canon DSLR fails exposure over 1 sec?' in the forum. 16 hours 28 minutes ago

Hi!

Nope, not yet. Haven't compiled anything myself yet on the Pi... gonna try.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Canon DSLR fails exposure over 1 sec?' in the forum. 16 hours 46 minutes ago

Hi!

Tonight it happened again. Started the scope and Kstars, took a 1 sec preview, camera clicks and image downloaded. THen I try Align. Start a 30 sec exposure - no click from camera, error in Indi, and abort after 3 attempts.
Then a new 1 sec preview from Capture module. OK. Click and download of image
Back to Align. 30 sec exposure. Same thing - errors and abort after 3 attempts.

Log file attached. This time hopefully with more useful information.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Canon DSLR fails exposure over 1 sec?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Hi!

Yes, it is highly intermittent here. I have so far not been able to see anything systematic in it. I enable the logging as you said, sorry I'd missed that, and will post a log next time I see it.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' Canon DSLR fails exposure over 1 sec?' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi!

On and off I have lately experienced that my Canon 1000 D fails to expose when set to more than 1 sec. Hitting "preview" trggers countdown in Ekos, but no response or exposure on camera. It is intermittent - it seems that rebooting fixes it. Attached is a log that I hopw contains some info on it. Setup is Stellarmate on R-Pi by the scope, I acess it with laptop via VNC.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'How to use smartphone GPS with INDI-GPSD' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi!

Yes, confusing. Even more confusing: now it works... I fiddled with the settings, but as far as I know just reentered the same - how ever, changed port to 2947. Use phone IP when connected to the Stellarmate wifi net. And GPS app sending NEMA.

So now it seems to work.. :)

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'How to use smartphone GPS with INDI-GPSD' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi!

I'm trying to use the GPSnema to connect my Stellarmate to my Android phone, but cannot make it work. I use "Share GPS" app on my phone, sharing through TCP, I set the port to 50000. Phone is connected to Stellarmate wifi network, I use the ip number given by the Stellarmate.

When connecting the GPS NEMA in Indi panel, I get this:
"Error getting device readings: Success" in red. Which I find somwhat confusing.... The "connect" button stays red and time and place are not update.

What do I do wrong?

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' Connecting to Stellarmate with desktop/laptop' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi!

I just downloaded and installed Stellarmate on my R-Pi, and wanted to connect with Ekos from my laptop. I can connect nicely to the wifi network provided by the Stellarmate, but had problems connecting with Ekos. I tried using the ip number, but no connection. But it works when I click in to use the webmanager. Is that what is expected?

I found an instruction on the webpage to use the adress stellarmate.local, but that didn't work either. Now, I did change the name on my device, to mmate. But mmate.local did not work either.

So: am I supposed to have the webmanager checkbox checked, or did I do something wrong? (normally I do not have it checked when running against my home made R-Pi with indiserver on it).

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'FITS viewer shows green image?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi!

Thanks, there it was! I belive it did not auto-debayer previously (some months ago) - is that right? Anyway, turning auto-debayer off makes it very useable again.

Thanks.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'FITS viewer shows green image?' in the forum. 1 month ago

HI!

Doesn't help much. Changing pattern changes the dominating hue of the image, but still not usable. But: on and off the images are actually shown in a useful format, that have always taken as not debayered - black & white. Is there a way to turn debayering off?

Here is a sample fits file if you want to have a look:

www.dropbox.com/s/2dqheqjxelcg1to/test_Light_001.fits?dl=0

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' FITS viewer shows green image?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi!

After a few months away from astro stuff (moving to a new house), I now have unpacked and have enverything up and running again. And I ran into something that for me is new: on and off, the captured images shows all green in the FITS viewer, impossible to see anything. Setup: Canon 1000D on the scope, R-Pi at the scope running Indiserver, connected through an ethernet cable to the house where I run Ekos on a laptop.

THere seems not to be anything wrong with the subs as such - they open nicely in Pixinsight and looks good. So why green in FITS viewer? I do use a CLS clip on filter on the camera that supress the red, but since the subs are not debayered, they should be b/w, right?

And: on and off it looks as I expect, black & white images, very clear.

Any idea about what is happening here? What logs would be useful?




Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic '3653 bits rather than 4096 in fits images?' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi!

Yes, it doesni't this far seem to affect the quality of the images. These were as saturated as I could get them - 10 sec exposure in broad daylight, just because I wanted to see the maximum since it seemd strange.

But it is strange isn't it, that it is around 3650 in the fits, but 4092 in the cr2? At least that is the values I get in PixInsight. And it used to be 4096 in fits as well, a few months ago, with this camera (as far as I've seen).

So I'm wondering if something strange is happening in the transformation to fits format.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' 3653 bits rather than 4096 in fits images?' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi!

I'm trying to take flats with a Canon EOS 1000D through Ekos/INDI. Image settings is to use fits, not compressed, download to my client. The setup is a R-Pi by the mount and a laptop indoors.

However, when I get the images they have a maximum of 3653 rather than the 4096 that I would expect (given 12-bit capacity). Anyone knows what is happening here?

When downloading as native/CR2, it seems that I get something like 4092.

A fits and a cr2-file is available in a dropbox-folder here: www.dropbox.com/sh/fs744ujp8oed79d/AACfn...E98N8km8Tv2dUBa?dl=0

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Guding gones wild in RA on Gemini 2' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi!

I was referring to "Use pulse guide" in Indi control panel, Mount tab.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Guding gones wild in RA on Gemini 2' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi!
Nope, I do not have Non-Guide Dither Pulse checked. Should I? What does this do?

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Guding gones wild in RA on Gemini 2' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi!

It looks like this problem has disappeared. It might be something to do with the pulse guide setting in Indi (what does this do?), that I've been toggling on and off and now it is on and it works (although I tried with it on before as well.....hrm). Or it's something with update of the drivers.

Anyway: now it seems to work with pulse guide through PHD2 with my Gemini 2. Maybe I can even take my first image tonight, after 6 weeks of constant trouble :)

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Guding gones wild in RA on Gemini 2' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi!

Interesting. You are using Gemini 2 as well? My setup is a R-Pi with Ubuntu Mate, where the indiserver runs. THen Ekos on a linux laptop indoors.

I have posted at the PHD2 forum, and after having discussed there, they concluded that it probably is not PHD2 related. It works nicely in windows with ASCOM, and OK with Ekos/INdi using ST4 - with the exact same balance and pointing to the exact same spot in the sky. I switch from pulse (wild swings) to On-camera in PHD2, and it calms down. So I figure it must be Indi-related.

So very interesting if you do not experience this. What happens when you switch from pulse guiding to ST4/on-camera? And could you perhaps post your precise Indi settings for the guide cam?

What more could I check and try....?

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Guding gones wild in RA on Gemini 2' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi!

No, I'm talking about swings in RA while guiding - up to 15" in swings,, killing every possibility of imaging, and seemingly triggered by pulses i DEC - when not guiding in DEC, it is smooth. And this is only when using pulse commandes, using ST4-cable works OK. See my previously posted guidelogs for a visual illustration.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Guding gones wild in RA on Gemini 2' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi!

Any hope of any progress on this? Tried tonight and still same problem: wild swings in RA when mount connected through Indi, much calmer when "on-camera" But guiding quality not as good as it used to be with connection throgu Indi.

Magnus

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