Hans replied to the topic 'Calling 10Micron mount users' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hey Gonzothegreat, driver development has been quiet for a few weeks (real life wanted its time back ;-) and next steps will be about support for pointing models.
Building a pointing model can be done with just the hand controller of course but automation will produce better models. The other basics are there.
I did not find a co-developer yet, still hope to find one.
-- Hans

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Hans replied to the topic 'Calling 10Micron mount users' in the forum. 6 months ago

Here's a brief progress update :
- TCP/IP connect works
- Mount model/control-box/firmware details are exposed :

10micron.PRODUCT_INFO.NAME=10micron GM2000HPS
10micron.PRODUCT_INFO.CONTROL_BOX=Q-TYPE2012
10micron.PRODUCT_INFO.FIRMWARE_VERSION=2.14.11
10micron.PRODUCT_INFO.FIRMWARE_DATE=2016-11-21T13:22:55
- On connect the driver activates the 10-Micron Ultra Precision mode (needed for ao. model building and of course helps with pointing)
- The Park/Unpark extension works

TODO's:
- Find out where J2000 to Jnow is needed
- Help build pointing models. Maybe by porting MountWizzard (python code, but tied to ASCOM and SGpro)
- remaining 10Micron protocol extensions

-- Hans

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Hans replied to the topic 'KStars not starting up after indi update!' in the forum. 6 months ago

PHD2 now recognizes INDI versions from 0.9 to 1.4.1 and up. Tested on Ubuntu 14.04 with stock INDI and 16.04 with 1.4.1 INDI.
-- Hans

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Hans replied to the topic 'KStars not starting up after indi update!' in the forum. 6 months ago

On trying to fix PHD2 I run into one of these 2 bugs while using INDI 1.4.1 FindINDI.cmake :
- using find_package(INDI 1.4.1 REQUIRED) linking barfs with :
undefined reference to `INDI::BaseClient::BaseClient()'
while the linker argument list has -lindidriver -lindiAlignmentDriver

- using find_package(INDI CLIENT 1.4.1 REQUIRED) cmake barfs with :
find_package called with invalid argument "CLIENT"

-- Hans

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Jasem Mutlaq thanked Hans in topic Calling 10Micron mount users 6 months ago
Hans created a new topic ' Calling 10Micron mount users' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi all,

I've just started an indi_lx200_10micron driver which initial main focus was to support connecting to the mount over ethernet instead of serial.
This now works and the socket code is being moved up into INDI::Telescope so that all drivers can use it leaving this driver quite empty ;-) which is a good thing of course.
10Micron has lots of LX200 protocol extensions and these should all be added in the driver.
Who wants to help ? Or has ideas which extensions are needed first ?
And if you're working at 10Micron; please help this driver forward in any way possible !

-- Hans

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Hans replied to the topic 'ZWO EFWmini (filter wheel)' in the forum. 8 months ago

I use a different udev rule :

# ZWO filterwheel
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="03c3", ATTRS{idProduct}=="1f01", MODE="0666", SYMLINK+="ZWO_EFW"

and I've seen that the symlink (which is only there for decorative purposes) may point to various things. I'm curious, can you try these udev rules and report back ?

-- Hans

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Adrian thanked Hans in topic ZWO EFWmini (filter wheel) 8 months ago
Hans replied to the topic 'ZWO EFWmini (filter wheel)' in the forum. 8 months ago

I run indiserver not as root and my ASI filter wheel works fine.
So there must be something wrong with your udev rules where you need to run it as root.

-- Hans

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Hans replied to the topic 'ZWO EFWmini (filter wheel)' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi All,

I made my own udev rules which also create a symlink with a logical name so that I can check for the presence of this named link to see if the system recognizes the device or not. This may help in determining if the udev rules are applied.

# ZWO filterwheel
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="03c3", ATTRS{idProduct}=="1f01", MODE="0666", SYMLINK+="ZWO_EFW"

which then looks like this in /dev/
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    15 Nov 18 22:44 ZWO_EFW -> bus/usb/002/011

This symlink is not used by the driver, it's just intended for Humans :)

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Hans replied to the topic 'ASI-1600MM-Cool image download lockups' in the forum. 10 months ago

Confirmed. INDI Control Panel -> Controls tab -> change Bandwidth from 80 to 70 and click 'Set' and frames can be downloaded without issue.
Proposal: With the current auto-retry-forever we might want to lower the Bandwidth automatically until things starts working.

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Hans replied to the topic 'ASI-1600MM-Cool image download lockups' in the forum. 10 months ago

latest kstars 5:16.10+201610221517~ubuntu16.04.1 and indi 0.5+r2661~201610221453~ubuntu16.04.1 from -bleeding debug shows this :

DEBUG 286.299384 sec : StartExposure->setexp : 1.000s
DEBUG 288.435937 sec : ASIGetExpStatus failed (0). Restarting exposure...
DEBUG 288.536090 sec : StartExposure->setexp : 1.000s
DEBUG 290.689925 sec : ASIGetExpStatus failed (0). Restarting exposure...
DEBUG 290.790078 sec : StartExposure->setexp : 1.000s
DEBUG 292.943371 sec : ASIGetExpStatus failed (0). Restarting exposure...

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Hans replied to the topic 'Remote astrometry solver' in the forum. 10 months ago

Hey congrats !
I've also seen the endless capture and aim readjust. That might indeed also have been before polar alignment. I have some other things to fix before I can try again.
About the stuff you changed; are you preparing a patch file / pull request ?

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Hans replied to the topic 'ASI1600MC Cooled - Recommended settings' in the forum. 10 months ago

Same issue for the ASI-1600MM-Cooled, indi-asi 0.5+r2651~201610151451~ubuntu16.04.1

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Hans created a new topic ' ASI-1600MM-Cool image download lockups' in the forum. 10 months ago

My ASI-1600MM-Cool camera regularly locks up while downloading an image.
The INDI control panel then shows a yellow expose light and ever changing remaining download times. syslog shows no camera disconnects.

The ASI-1600MM-Cool camera is connected to a 4A powered USB3 HUB which is connected to a USB2 port on a laptop.
It also has a 12V/2A power supply for its cooler but the issue I have is independent of cooler use.
I know the ideal setup is to directly connect to a USB3 port on the computer, but this is not yet available on this system (I may get a USB3 express card).

When connecting the camera to the USB2 port on a laptop all looks fine at first, but on any image download the entire device immediately gets disconnected from the USB bus. I assume this is because of too high power use, hence the powered USB3 HUB. No more USB bus disconnects, but a new problem instead. :(

I've read advice for the ASCOM world about lowering the transfer speed for USB2 setups. Can this be done with INDI too ? Is it needed ?

I found nothing relevant in driver debug log file, just lines like
DEBUG 1319.690531 sec : StartExposure->setexp : 0.500s

Ubuntu 16.04 , kstars-bleeding 5:16.10+201610151447~ubuntu16.04.1 , indi-asi 0.5+r2651~201610151451~ubuntu16.04.1

Any hints on how to debug this issue ?

-- Hans

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Hans replied to the topic 'ZWO EFWmini (filter wheel)' in the forum. 10 months ago

Hey All, I've made a pull request for the ZWO EFW to Rumen's fork at github.com/rumengb/indi/pull/1 which makes the EFW work fine for me.
Adding support for multiple EFW is still a TODO.
There's error handling in there, but that can probably be improved.
Here's how it looks when in use :

2016-10-12T21:34:59: ASI Wheel: Entering ASIWHEEL::Connect
2016-10-12T21:34:59: ASI Wheel: ASIWHEEL::Connect id 0
2016-10-12T21:34:59: ASI Wheel: ASIWHEEL::Connect 5 filter slots
2016-10-12T21:34:59: ASI Wheel: ASIWHEEL::Connect current filter position 1
2016-10-12T21:35:12: ASI Wheel: Setting current filter to slot 2
2016-10-12T21:35:12: ASI Wheel: Entering ASIWHEEL::SelectFilter target 2
2016-10-12T21:35:15: ASI Wheel: ASIWHEEL::SelectFilter Done moving to 2

-- Hans

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Hans replied to the topic 'Remote astrometry solver' in the forum. 11 months ago

rlancaste wrote:

Basically if you have the latest version of INDI running on the remote machine, and you are running the latest KStars/Ekos on the local machine, you can check a button in the align module when trying to use the plate solver to solve on the remote machine instead. The align module can use 3 methods of plate solving, online, offline, and remote.

Can I choose which particular remote INDI server to use ? The machine running Kstars/Ekos connects to an INDI server which I start manually, and happens to be on the same machine as Kstars/Ekos but will probably move to a rpi3 someday. Next I have another computer where I want to run astrometry on. So there'll be two INDI servers involved. I can have the second INDI server connect to the first one, but on which machine will astrometry then run ? Both machines have astrometry installed, but one is a lot faster :)

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