Paul replied to the topic '"indi_qhy_ccd" crashed!' in the forum. 2 days ago

I had a similar problem with QSI, did this cause problems for a number of camers?

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Paul replied to the topic 'Trouble installing INDI on Raspian Stretch' in the forum. 4 days ago

I can't say how many users are on stretch, however, those that keep things up to date will be, an I am one.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Flat Calibration failing to find a valid exposure time' in the forum. 6 days ago

I'm really not sure what you mean by being optimistic, 40,000 out of 64,000 is a fairly reasonable value. Setting the tolerance too tightly is the main issue as the camera cannot make the small exposure adjustments to reach an acceptable figure. This is only an issue with a fairly bright lightbox as the minimum adjustment can end up being more than the tolerance. This problem still occurs if I choose 10,000 to 30,000 but I find the results are not as good.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Flat Calibration failing to find a valid exposure time' in the forum. 1 week ago

After considerable testing I was able to determine that the algorithm has some issues if it takes to many attempts to find a solution. The most common issue was it got into a resonance loop attempting to solve becuase it couldn't get to the tolerance. A second issue was that the time second was only accurate within 0.01 seconds but it would try more accurate attempts and then find there was no change and must go into a recovery mode where it makes a significant change, once it jumped from 0.4 to 3600 seconds.
There are two things that ended up working around the issues;
1) I relaxed the tolerance from 1,000 to 5,000.
2) I set the initial time to 0.2 seconds instead of the recommended 1 second.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Camera debug setting disabled immediately after I enable it' in the forum. 1 week ago

Thanks, I have now been able to see the logs.
The next question is why the view buttons are'nt working.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Camera debug setting disabled immediately after I enable it' in the forum. 1 week ago

I have noticed that dialogue window but it does not help.
Selecting [Open Logs Directory] does nothing there as well.
Where should the logs reside?

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Paul created a new topic ' Camera debug setting disabled immediately after I enable it' in the forum. 1 week ago

Does anyone have an idea what may cause the Camera Debug setting to immediately disable after it is enabled?

I have enabled capture logs but I can't view any logs (selecting seems to do nothing) and can't find anywhere that configures the log path directory.

Where and when does the log path get created?

Running Ubuntu Mate, Raspberry Pi 3 and a QSI camera.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Flat Calibration failing to find a valid exposure time' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I have performed some additional testing and things have omproved after bringing the software up-to-date, however, I still have some issues.

I set up a sequence queue for LRGB starting each exposure at 1 second with a target of 40,000 and a tolerance of 1,000.

This time it processed the LRG but got into a repeating loop for the B(lue), which appears to be infinite, as seen in the attached text file.

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Paul created a new topic ' Flat Calibration failing to find a valid exposure time' in the forum. 1 month ago

I have a 2-3 day old version of Ekos running on a Raspberry Pi 3 under Ubuntu Mate and controlling a QSI 583 camera.

After imaging last night I set up a run for flats using the camera control module, setting 1 second as a starting point for the LRGB filters and target of 40,000. It started doing test shots gradually decreasing the exposure time (for the R filter if I recall) but could have been L but after a number of attempts it jumped the time up above 1 second and starting looping doing this dropping the time and then jumping back up.

I decided to redo it starting the exposure times at 0.05 and that worked the RGB but failed on the L, where it keep trying the same exposure time repeatedly. I ended up estimating what the exposure should have been and it worked fine.

I had to shut everything down to return home and was unable to copy and paste the feedback shown at the bottom of the window. If this logged somewhere please let me know and I will include it as an attachment. I realise now I should have taken a screen shot.

I have used the flats calibration before, but not in the last couple of months, and have not previously had any issues.

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Paul replied to the topic 'PHD2 on Windows verses RPI3 for guiding...' in the forum. 2 months ago

I don't believe there is anything different with the maths behinds the Windows version and suspect you may have the scale set differently.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Saving camera temperature in config?' in the forum. 3 months 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. 3 months 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. 3 months 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. 3 months 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. 4 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. 4 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. 4 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. 4 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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