Paul replied to the topic 'Saving camera temperature in config?' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I think it is a good idea as long as it is optional. I am constanty having to reset the temperature each time I restart Ekos and I need to do this quite frequently as it is not really that stable.

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Paul replied to the topic 'FITS files and Plate Solving' in the forum. 1 month ago

I have also started testing plate solving recently and I believe INDI always sends a jpeg version.

Is it important to know what is referred to as up? To me that would depend on which way I was facing.

As they only have a jpeg to work with I would say it would be the top of the jpeg, as defined by the file.

Regards

Paul

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Paul created a new topic ' Losmandy Gemini 2 control with ethernet' in the forum. 1 month ago

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Ubuntu Mate which is connected to an ethernet router which also has an ethernet connection to a Gemini 2 controller.

I am able to run Firefox and control the mount with the browser interface however I am failing when running through INDi Control Panel.

I have connection mode: Ethernet
TCP server: same as browser 192.168.1.103
Port: 4030
I get the following messages when I select [connect]
connecting to 192.168.1.103@4030 ..
Losmandy Gemini is online
Failed to retrive time format from device
Error reading date from Telescope.
Time updated, updating planetary data...
Site Location updated to etc...
Error reading RA/DEC.
Error reading RA/DEC.
Error reading RA/DEC.
...

I can park and unpark the mount but any slew commands are ignored and the RA/DEC error keeps coming up.

I am trying ethernet as I have had some pule guiding issues with USB and was trying to see if this worked.

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Paul created a new topic ' Selecting "mount control" is aborting kstars' in the forum. 1 month ago

I am running Ubuntu Mate on a Raspberry Pi 3 with up-to-date kstars / INDI and connected to Losmandy Gemini as the mount, running in local mode.

Whenever I select the [Mount Control] button it aborts to the command line but leaves the INDI server running as when I restart it a warning dialogue is displayed.

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Paul created a new topic ' Setting temperature in control panel and camera control' in the forum. 2 months ago

When I set the temperature from the control panel and then go to the camera control the temperature in the camera control does not reflect the temperature set in the control panel. If I go the other way, same problem, there appears to be a disconnect between the two.



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Paul replied to the topic 'Kstars aborts after selecting 'View in what's interesting'' in the forum. 2 months ago

Some further information:-
I am running vnc4server.
I have found that kstars has a toggle button for 'What's interesting' in the menu bar, which when selected shows the attached screen momentarily before aborting kstars.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Kstars aborts after selecting 'View in what's interesting'' in the forum. 2 months ago

One question, did you test it directly connected or through VNC?

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Paul replied to the topic 'Kstars aborts after selecting 'View in what's interesting'' in the forum. 2 months ago

phomer60 wrote: Running on a Raspberry Pi 3 using Ubuntu Mate.


This appears to be a problem only when running in VNC and currently seems to have stopped aborting but not displaying the window correctly. It splits the screen as occurs when using a monitor but is not filling in the right part of the screen properly.

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Paul created a new topic ' Kstars aborts after selecting 'View in what's interesting'' in the forum. 2 months ago

Running on a Raspberry Pi 3 using Ubuntu Mate.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Controlling a Losmandy Model 492 with INDI' in the forum. 3 months ago

How you are connecting to the mount and what sort of control are you expecting.

The interface is called ST4 and all you can do remotely is move the mount in four directions at whatever speed you have set the control box to.

This will allow you to use if to the guide but nothing else.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Flat Dark - Sequence List and Filename' in the forum. 3 months ago

So what you really need is not the filter but the exposure length since each time you take flats it may use a different time. Unfortunately the time is always recorded in seconds so very short times don't get added to the file name correctly.

I think you are worrying needlessly - I have stopped taking darks for my flats as I have found it makes no noticeable differnce.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Flat Dark - Sequence List and Filename' in the forum. 3 months ago

I am confused by what you are doing. When you select dark, that means your are taking a dark with the shutter closed so the filter does not apply. If you are taking a dark for a flat it still makes no difference.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Issue installing INDI on Raspbian' in the forum. 3 months ago

Nuno,

Your suggestion has worked, does this mean the Linux instructions need correcting?

I'll move onto the next step.

Regards

Paul

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Paul thanked nMAC in topic Issue installing INDI on Raspbian 3 months ago
Paul replied to the topic 'Issue installing INDI on Raspbian' in the forum. 3 months ago

phomer60 wrote: I am attempting to install INDI on Raspbian and falling at the first hurdle, can anyone assist?

sudo apt-get install libnova-dev libcfitsio-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev zlib1g-dev libgsl-dev build-essential cmake git libjpeg-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package libgsl-dev


Just to clarify, I have run sudo apt-get update

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Paul created a new topic ' Issue installing INDI on Raspbian' in the forum. 3 months ago

I am attempting to install INDI on Raspbian and falling at the first hurdle, can anyone assist?

sudo apt-get install libnova-dev libcfitsio-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev zlib1g-dev libgsl-dev build-essential cmake git libjpeg-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package libgsl-dev

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Paul replied to the topic 'Camera gain setting and FITS file' in the forum. 4 months ago

I have just noticed that some of lines in the example have a line through them that I did not insert and have no idea why, but it can be ignored.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Camera gain setting and FITS file' in the forum. 4 months ago

Jasem,

I would say the gain can only be high or low. Auto is just a setting that allows the application to choose either high or low.

I have investigated this a bit further and find that Nebulosity uses GAIN whereas Ekos is using EPERADU, it would be useful to me if Ekos could also set GAIN.

I have included a header below to see what the differences are and it is obvious that only some fields are standard,it is a pity as having standards can be so useful.
Nebulosity has a creator but no observer.

SIMPLE = T / file does conform to FITS standard
BITPIX = 16 / number of bits per data pixel
NAXIS = 2 / number of data axes
NAXIS1 = 3326 / length of data axis 1
NAXIS2 = 2504 / length of data axis 2
EXTEND = T / FITS dataset may contain extensions
COMMENT FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) format is defined in 'Astronomy
COMMENT and Astrophysics', volume 376, page 359; bibcode: 2001A&A...376..359H
BZERO = 32768 / offset data range to that of unsigned short
BSCALE = 1 / default scaling factor
CREATOR = 'Nebulosity v3.1.8' / program and version that created this file
INSTRUME= 'QSI 583ws HW 06.00.00 FW 05.02.06 S/N 00504126' / instrument name
DATE = '2013-10-08T09:21:09' / UTC date that FITS file was created
DATE-OBS= '2013-10-08T09:20:51' / YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss observation start, UT
XPIXSZ = 5.4 / X pixel size microns
YPIXSZ = 5.4 / Y pixel size microns
CCD-TEMP= -15. / CCD temp in C
EXPOSURE= 0.5 / Exposure time
GAIN = 1 / Camera gain
OFFSET = 0 / Camera offset
BIN_MODE= 1 / Camera binning mode
ARRAY_TY= 0 / CCD array type
XOFFSET = 0 / Debayer x offset
YOFFSET = 1 / Debayer y offset
XBINNING= 1 / Camera binning mode
YBINNING= 1 / Camera binning mode
EXPTIME = 0.5 / Exposure time
FILTER = 'Filter 5' / Optical filter name
END


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Paul replied to the topic 'Camera gain setting and FITS file' in the forum. 4 months ago

I have extracted the file header and can see that Celsius is spelt incorrectly and some of the other issues are probably due to the precision length and the gain issue is probably related as much to Nebulosity as INDI.

SIMPLE = T / file does conform to FITS standard
BITPIX = 16 / number of bits per data pixel
NAXIS = 2 / number of data axes
NAXIS1 = 3326 / length of data axis 1
NAXIS2 = 2504 / length of data axis 2
EXTEND = T / FITS dataset may contain extensions
COMMENT FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) format is defined in 'Astronomy
COMMENT and Astrophysics', volume 376, page 359; bibcode: 2001A&A...376..359H
BZERO = 32768 / offset data range to that of unsigned short
BSCALE = 1 / default scaling factor
INSTRUME= 'QSI CCD ' / CCD Name
TELESCOP= 'Telescope Simulator' / Telescope name
OBSERVER= 'Unknown ' / Observer name
OBJECT = 'Unknown ' / Object name
EXPTIME = 0.200000002980232 / Total Exposure Time (s)
CCD-TEMP= -0.2 / CCD Temperature (Celcius)
PIXSIZE1= 5.40000009536743 / Pixel Size 1 (microns)
PIXSIZE2= 5.40000009536743 / Pixel Size 2 (microns)
XBINNING= 1 / Binning factor in width
YBINNING= 1 / Binning factor in height
FRAME = 'Light ' / Frame Type
FILTER = 'H ' / Filter
DATE-OBS= '2017-04-06T11:10:26.044' / UTC start date of observation
COMMENT Generated by INDI
EPERADU = 0.5 / Electrons per ADU
END

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