Riccardo replied to the topic 'Exoplanet observation powered by INDI + EKOS' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Great work! (both for dokeeffe but also for all the people involved in indi/ekos)

Jasem, some years ago I used to do photometry (both exoplanets and variable stars) with gcx:
gcx.sourceforge.net/
github.com/cmatei/GCX
(cmatei tried to add some INDI support but I don't know the current state)

Anyway, the first link contains a lot of documentation and all the math involved is sound and well described.

Thanks,
Riccardo

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Riccardo replied to the topic 'Moonlite clone focuser not work on MacOS' in the forum. 2 months ago

The log says:

[2017-11-20T13:58:02.175 CST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - MoonLite :  "[INFO] Error retreiving data from MoonLite, please ensure MoonLite controller is powered and the port is correct. "
[...]
[2017-11-20T13:58:07.455 CST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - MoonLite : "[DEBUG] Connecting to /dev/cu.wchusbserial1410 "
[2017-11-20T13:58:07.457 CST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - MoonLite :  "[ERROR] Failed to connect to port (/dev/cu.wchusbserial1410). Error: Port failure Error: Resource busy. Check if device is connected to this port. "
[...]
[2017-11-20T13:58:07.455 CST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - MoonLite : "[DEBUG] Connecting to /dev/cu.wchusbserial1410 "
[2017-11-20T13:58:07.457 CST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - MoonLite :  "[ERROR] Failed to connect to port (/dev/cu.wchusbserial1410). Error: Port failure Error: Resource busy. Check if device is connected to this port. "

I think something else opened the serial port before the indi driver, have you disconnected the arduino serial monitor before starting indi/kstars?

Riccardo

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Riccardo replied to the topic '[Mobindi] A mobile phone UI for indi setups' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi,
I also like a lot the idea but it would be nice to use the INDI logo instead of the ASCOM one... I don't know how enforceable are the ascom guidelines (see below) but surely it isn't fair to use it.
www.ascom-standards.org/Standards/Requirements.htm

still great work!
Riccardo

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Riccardo replied to the topic 'Estimating exposure time using surface brightness' in the forum. 7 months ago

Great!
I wish you clear skies, and don't forget to post your setup here when you'll be happy with it: indilib.org/forum/general/1014-post-your-indi-setup.html :)

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Riccardo replied to the topic 'Estimating exposure time using surface brightness' in the forum. 7 months ago

Your reasoning is reasonable, and in theory you could just use one single reference object. But in practice DSOs are different from each other and have different brightness profiles, so I'd build a library of sample objects as you suggest.
(what I usually do instead is try with my "mmmh this should be fine" settings and see what I need to correct for that specific field I'm capturing at the moment)

And also, as usually we try to make pretty pictures, you have to consider field stars to avoid pixels blooming: stars are brighter and smaller than diffuse objects (so, for example, I ramp up exposure time until stars get worse). See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface_brightness#General_description

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Riccardo replied to the topic 'Any tips on how to automate?' in the forum. 10 months ago

Or some kind of electro-mechanical interlocks... Last year with some friends I made plans for an automated observatory and we thought about some kind of slipping cover that could be closed by its own weight in case of missing power.

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Riccardo replied to the topic 'Any tips on how to automate?' in the forum. 11 months ago

Any news on this?

Just in case... a lot of time ago the main author of RTS2 (an open source autonomous observatory control system) wrote about porting the device layer to indi: http://indilib.org/forum/general/365-indi-autonomous-operations.html

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Riccardo thanked GerardvS in topic Another talk about INDI 1 year ago
Riccardo replied to the topic 'Another talk about INDI' in the forum. 1 year ago

wrong post?

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Riccardo replied to the topic 'Remote public observatory opening with INDI' in the forum. 1 year ago

In case someone is still reading this... The people organizing the conference have not published our slides but we did another talk about INDI, and this time slides are available.

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Riccardo created a new topic ' Another talk about INDI' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi,
a couple of months ago at the Italian Linux Day we did another talk about INDI.
WRT the last time the talk was scheduled in the afternoon so we planned to show a little ETX telescope and take some photo of the Sun with a Coronado PST. In the end the sky was cloudy so we did just half of the demo and shot some pic of the people attending with indi_gphoto_ccd.

BUT this time we have the slides!
(they are not very serious but keep in mind that the event was a lot less formal than the last time and we knew almost anyone attending)

Thanks,
Riccardo and Massimiliano

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Riccardo replied to the topic 'Error Starting ServerManager' in the forum. 1 year ago

It just means that the server will listen on every ip address your raspberry have (eg. if you have more than one network interface).
It's nothing to worry about except if you're running it on a device connected to the public internet :)

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Riccardo replied to the topic 'Remote public observatory opening with INDI' in the forum. 1 year ago

Teseo is friends with Riccardo

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