Paul replied to the topic 'Getting Started' in the forum. yesterday

I built INDI first and the Kstars.

In the Kstars configure option under FITS, it shows Xplanet? but no INDI or Ekos. Settings, Toolbars Shown shows INDI and Telescope Toolbars are both ticked but nothing appears in the toolbar.

It is definately running the correct version.

I have not tried to unistall any previous version but I did rename the original executable and it is not running.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Getting Started' in the forum. 3 days ago

All is now okay, I wasn't thinking clearly - I bet you hear that all the time :)

I needed to build kstars and not just indi.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Getting Started' in the forum. 5 days ago

Jasem,

I've tried again but it still isn't adding an executable to that directory and I cannot find any other occurance.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Getting Started' in the forum. 5 days ago

Jasem,

Thanks, I can now see that there must be an issue with the install not overwriting the older copy.

I'll rename it and try again.

Regards

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Getting Started' in the forum. 5 days ago

The problem is not with the build.

I just don't know how to run kstars after the build.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Getting Started' in the forum. 5 days ago

Jasem,
I have built INDI from source, as per instructions (ARMHF Linux).
There is no instruction I can find on how to run kstars.
As a much older version of kstars came with the OS, typing 'kstars' runs the old version.
Installing PHD2 you run ./phd2 from the directory but what is the equivalent for INDI.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Losmandy Gemini 2 stops responding to slew commands' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

The mount software has limits set. That is not a problem when slewing.

The problem is that I had the flag set in Ekos and it appeares to have issued a flip command to the mount but nothing happened and it just sat there waiting for the remainder of the night.

I was wondering where the issue might be.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Losmandy Gemini 2 stops responding to slew commands' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

The updates have made a significant improvement to the Gemini reliability.

I am still having some issues - after hanging I found the following
Dispatch command error(-1): INDI: Could not find property EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD in Losmandy Gemini
<setNumberVector device="Losmandy Gemini" name="EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD" state="Ok" timeout="60" timestamp="2017-11-19T10:41:18">
<oneNumber name="RA">5.693333333333333357</oneNumber>
<oneNumber name="DEC">-69.271111111111110858</oneNumber>
</setNumberVector>

Also, a question - does the Gemini software handle a merian flip, I found imaging stopped last night when hitting the meridian. A message similar to flipping was the last command.

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Paul replied to the topic 'Losmandy Gemini 2 stops responding to slew commands' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I am connecting to the Gemini using USB.
I have previously tried Ethernet but had no success at all.
All is running ona Raspberry Pi 3 on Ubuntu Mate.

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Paul created a new topic ' Losmandy Gemini 2 stops responding to slew commands' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I have been having some issues after commanding the mount to park, I frequently find that it stops responding to slew commands. I can change the park position and disconnect / reconnect and it parks fine. I unpark and then slew bit it responds with '[WARNING] Please unpark the mount before issuing any motion/sync commands.'
I try reconnecting with cold/warm and restart options but nothing seems to make any difference.
Park command shows [INFO] mount is parked [INFO] mount is sleeping...
Unpark command shows [INFO] mount is awake...
I set RA and Dec co-ordinates and [set] and the warning above shows but no motion.
Selecting [Unpark] shows [INFO] Telescope already unparked.

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