Gabe Shaughnessy replied to the topic 'Re:Filter cycling in Sequence Queue?' in the forum. 2 months ago

One additional question: I checked autofocus every 30 min for an 8x repeated RGB session, but the autofocus routine never executed. Is the every X minute applied within a sequence, or within the entire schedule? It seems to me it's w/in the sequence since my 1x RGB session is less than the 30 minutes.

Another comment is whether focuser temperature can be included to have that change as a trigger for autofocus running?

Gabe

Read More...

Gabe Shaughnessy replied to the topic 'Re:Filter cycling in Sequence Queue?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thanks for the quick reply! I'll look forward to the imaging duration bug fix.

Gabe

Read More...

Gabe Shaughnessy created a new topic ' Ekos custom driver option' in the forum. 2 months ago

Is there a way to add a custom driver in Ekos? I see the option in the web manager for Indi on my raspberry pi, but it's not propagating to Ekos. I'm trying to connect a vantage weather station console that's attached on a different raspberry pi that's running indiserver, and I'm getting a connection from the scope raspberry pi, but it's not getting forwarded to my desktop computer running Ekos.

Thanks for the help!
Gabe

Read More...

Gabe Shaughnessy created a new topic ' Filter cycling in Sequence Queue?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Would it be possible to add a function in Ekos which cycles through the filters? Let's use an RGB example. Say I have an RGB sequence w/ 8 subs per filter. Instead of imaging 8R, 8G, 8B, I would like to have a function where you take RGBRGBRGB..., so RGB is the sequence which gets executed 8 times. There's a similar functionality in SGP, which I'm coming from, and it was very helpful for planning a session that might be interrupted by clouds - you'd have a roughly equal number of RGB frames as your progress evolves.

Now, I could just do separate 1 off RGB entries in the Sequence Queue, but that would quickly become unwieldy and cumbersome, especially for long sequences

Also, I could do just a 1x RGB sequence, and have the scheduler repeat is 8 times, but the Est. Duration doesn't get reflected in the Scheduler for some reason.

Gabe

Read More...

Gabe Shaughnessy created a new topic ' Twilight altitude setting' in the forum. 2 months ago

I'm wondering if there can't be a user defined setting where if the sun is below a threshold altitude, the time is considered past twilight. I know this is an odd request, but standard astronomical dusk requires the sun to be below 18 degrees from below the horizon. Some locations for imaging have skies brighter than true dark sites, so the sky gets as dark as it can well before the sun gets to -18 degrees. This is also the case w/ the moon up.

Also, you can cheat a bit and image in narrowband filters before the sun gets to -18 degrees. This adds up and allows for a bit more imaging time.

Gabe

Read More...

Gabe Shaughnessy replied to the topic 'QSI error on Stellarmate' in the forum. 2 months ago

I switched to the nightly build and removed/installed the qsi driver and found the error is gone and the QSI runs fine. The new version of the qsi driver I'm using is 0.8~201805061330~ubuntu16.04.1. However, I'm not totally comfortable sitting on the nightly build for my imaging rig. Is it possible to push the changes to the stable build?

Gabe

Read More...

Gabe Shaughnessy created a new topic ' QSI error on Stellarmate' in the forum. 2 months ago

I'm using a stellarmate OS on a raspberry pi 3B+, and am getting the following error when connecting to my QSI. The QSI driver I'm using is 0.8~201802271130~ubuntu16.04.1, but that appears to be an older build.


2018-05-07T14:23:40: startup: indiserver indi_qsi_ccd
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: indi_qsi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_qsi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI13DefaultDevice8SetTimerEi
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 3019 died
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: restart #1
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: indi_qsi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_qsi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI13DefaultDevice8SetTimerEi
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 3020 died
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: restart #2
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: indi_qsi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_qsi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI13DefaultDevice8SetTimerEi
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 3021 died
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: restart #3
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: indi_qsi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_qsi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI13DefaultDevice8SetTimerEi
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 3022 died
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: restart #4
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: indi_qsi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_qsi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI13DefaultDevice8SetTimerEi
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 3023 died
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: restart #5
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: indi_qsi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_qsi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI13DefaultDevice8SetTimerEi
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 3024 died
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: restart #6
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: indi_qsi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_qsi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI13DefaultDevice8SetTimerEi
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 3025 died
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: restart #7
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: indi_qsi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_qsi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI13DefaultDevice8SetTimerEi
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 3026 died
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: restart #8
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: indi_qsi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_qsi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI13DefaultDevice8SetTimerEi
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 3027 died
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: restart #9
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: indi_qsi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_qsi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI13DefaultDevice8SetTimerEi
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 3028 died
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: restart #10
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: indi_qsi_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_qsi_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI13DefaultDevice8SetTimerEi
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 3029 died
2018-05-07T14:23:40: Driver indi_qsi_ccd: Terminated after #10 restarts.
2018-05-07T14:23:40: good bye

Read More...

Gabe Shaughnessy replied to the topic 'MacOS Stars 2.9.5 crash' in the forum. 2 months ago

I think it was all three considering I had tried the previous in combinations. I first removed the extra plists from those locations and installed homebrew's dbus, but that didn't work. After I unloaded the plist, it was good to go. Since I removed the extra plists, I didn't check dbus + unloading kstars' plist.

Gabe

Read More...

Gabe Shaughnessy replied to the topic 'MacOS Stars 2.9.5 crash' in the forum. 2 months ago

That did it! Funny, I thought I'd done that earlier in my testing, but I think I forgot to unload the plist. In either case, it's working now. Thanks so much!!

Gabe

Read More...

Gabe Shaughnessy replied to the topic 'MacOS Stars 2.9.5 crash' in the forum. 2 months ago

Yes, I've tried this after finding the same page. It doesn't appear to work. I did have those plist files elsewhere, and removed them. Their removal after unloading and reloading the plist (and after reboot) didn't appear to to work.

I've tried w/ another account, and no change.

Read More...

Gabe Shaughnessy replied to the topic 'MacOS Stars 2.9.5 crash' in the forum. 3 months ago

Still having this issue. When running w/ sudo, it runs fine and loads the dbus library. The line about the dynamic session failing might be a clue? I've loaded the plist with

launchctl load -w /Applications/kstars.app/Contents/PlugIns/dbus/org.freedesktop.dbus-kstars.plist

Here's the output
Starting DBus
dyld: loaded: /Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/../Frameworks/libdbus-1.3.dylib
dbus[45765]: Dynamic session lookup supported but failed: launchd did not provide a socket path, verify that org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist is loaded!


Read More...

Gabe Shaughnessy replied to the topic 'First time w/ Ekos and Indi (guiding problem)' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks guys for the replies. I'm a dunce. I overlooked the pulse guide button in the settings and once that's enables everything works quite well. Thanks for the advice and information!

One thing that I'm wondering is whether there can be an autostar selection in the guide tab. I can't seem to get past the "select star" for autoguiding part, making the process of going through different targets over a night more difficult.

Gabe

Read More...

Gabe Shaughnessy replied to the topic 'First time w/ Ekos and Indi (guiding problem)' in the forum. 3 months ago

Oh, also, to answer your previous question Jasem, I'm using GTOCP4, the latest controller, and have upgraded the firmware to the latest version - P01-11. I thought Pulseguide was for older mounts. Since I'm using CP4, did you still want me to check w/ Pulseguide turned on?

Gabe

Read More...

Gabe Shaughnessy replied to the topic 'First time w/ Ekos and Indi (guiding problem)' in the forum. 3 months ago

BTW, I found the issue I was having w/ the focuser position. Operator error - I forgot to save the configuration. I'm still learning :)

Read More...

Gabe Shaughnessy replied to the topic 'First time w/ Ekos and Indi (guiding problem)' in the forum. 3 months ago

Jasem, I set the guiding rate to 1x, which from what I understand is what I should use since AP mounts track at 1x. Am I misunderstanding this issue?

I have synced before, but not that time. Is there a way to sync to a pre-defined value within the scheduler? I'm under the impression that I can have the scheduler loaded and all the settings will propagate, including the sync settings for the focuser. Is this the case?

I'll set Pulse guiding in the AP driver next time I test (hopefully tonight).

Thanks Jasem for all your help!

@tmheroes, PHD2 would be fine, but I want the raspberry pi to run headless. Can PHD2 be run in a headless mode?

Gabe

Read More...

Gabe Shaughnessy replied to the topic 'First time w/ Ekos and Indi (guiding problem)' in the forum. 3 months ago

Here's the log. The timestamp for when I did the guiding attempt (the problem was recreated here) was 2018-04-29T21:52:53.006.

Also, I can't get it to calibrate when using the subframe selection, even when setting the box to be the largest possible. The reverse RA step goes back to the original point and beyond, eventually falling outside the subframe. I then get a "GUIDE_RA: Scope cannot reach the start point after 35 iterations. Possible mount or backlash problems". I know the mount doesn't have backlash or any other issues. This starts at timestamp: 2018-04-29T21:55:58.747.

Thanks for your help!

Gabe

Read More...

Login



3rd Party

Choose from the numerous 3rd party INDI drivers to suit your needs!

Got Problem?

Check out the FAQ, the forum, and the bug tracking system to resolve any issues you might have!
You can also subscribe to INDI newsletter and development mailing lists to get the latest updates on INDI!