Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'eqmod crashes after update' in the forum. 17 hours 21 minutes ago

Did you try to start it with simulation on? I recently fixed a similar looking crash with simulation, but I'd think that fix already made it into the PPA.

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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'Working on PHD2 support' in the forum. 17 hours 26 minutes ago

I use PHD2 with Ekos as well, though both run on the observatory computer on the same screen so I haven't missed the graphs in Ekos too much :) Anyway, one thing I've meant to dig into is that after dithering Ekos sometimes seems to start exposure too early so I'm not sure if it handles settle end event correctly from PHD2. I've worked this around by using long enough fixed delay, but that's not really solution either...

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Jarno Paananen thanked Rob Lancaster in topic Working on PHD2 support 17 hours 31 minutes ago
Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'Atik 383L+ buffer size causing SX Lodestar X2 to timeout' in the forum. 1 month ago

I guess so, there is a driver option for it and it's 8 by default for ARM and 24 for X86.

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Jarno Paananen created a new topic ' Atik 383L+ buffer size causing SX Lodestar X2 to timeout' in the forum. 1 month ago

I solved my problem so this is just a heads up if someone else happens to bump in to the same issue. I recently moved from Raspberry Pi 3 to X86 based Udoo X86 Ultra minipc for my imaging and some reason my setup which had worked fine previously just didn't anymore. I use Atik 383L+ for imaging and Lodestar X2 for guiding and the Lodestar always stopped responding a while after starting a sequence and didn't recover until powered down and up again. Today I noticed that it always happened during image download from the Atik and I remembered there was a difference in buffer size for the Atik between ARM and X64 builds and lo and behold, dropping the buffer size from 24 MB to 8 MB like it is on the ARM made everything work again. I don't know if the root cause is that they are both behind the same StarTech USB 3 hub or not, but at least this way everything works again.

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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'Problem getting images from Atik 383L+ mono' in the forum. 3 months ago

Yes, this "bias frames open shutter" issue is still there in the newest version as well. Not too bad to work around using dark frame type, but would be nice to have it fixed too, just got bitten by it, fortunately noticed it after a couple of frames and remembered this. Also for example PixInsight detects the frame type so it would be easier if it was correct in the fits file.

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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'Dome Slaving' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thank you, this is very informative as I just received my ScopeDome 2m dome yesterday and am writing INDI driver for it. I think I'll have enough problems without these math issues too :)

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In case someone else is interested as well I made a simple Python 3 script that converts CSV format observing list exported from DSO Browser ( dso-browser.com/ ) to an Ekos schedule. It takes a sequence file, a template schedule file and the CSV and outputs a schedule with all the targets. The template schedule should have one job which will then be duplicated for each target. The script can be downloaded from s2.org/~jpaana/csv_to_esl.py

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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'Writing my first INDI (Focuser) driver' in the forum. 4 months ago

A2: Yes you need to call IDSetNumber(&FocusAbsPosNP, nullptr); or similar

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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'Problem getting images from Atik 383L+ mono' in the forum. 6 months ago

I've used pretty much every version from 1.12 to 1.23 so far, the difference might be that we are using ARM driver on Raspberry Pi and you seem to use Intel. I had similar issues with Cloudmaker's USB Focus V3 driver, which didn't work on ARM but worked fine on Intel and it looked like uninitialized variables or something as the settings were full of garbage. Could be that the frame type isn't always properly initialized on ARM so it doesn't quite work until set to a different value and back. Just a guess though :)

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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'Problem getting images from Atik 383L+ mono' in the forum. 6 months ago

I've had similar problems for a while as well that the camera doesn't always open the shutter then taking light frames. The workaround that has worked pretty well is to take one dark frame at the beginning of the session and it usually works fine after that. Ie. set frame type to dark, take 1 second exposure, switch back to light frame type. Not ideal especially with Ekos scheduler, but better than nothing.

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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'Image counter for flats not counting' in the forum. 7 months ago

I think I had something similar with light frames as well recently where the first frame was being overwritten due to the counter not incrementing. When I added time stamp to the file name I could get all the frames but they are all numbered 001 like this:
Light_OIII_0.500_secs_2017-05-17T00-24-54_001.fits
Light_OIII_0.500_secs_2017-05-17T00-25-08_001.fits
Light_OIII_0.500_secs_2017-05-17T00-25-22_001.fits

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Paweł thanked Jarno Paananen in topic Help with GPSD 7 months ago
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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'Help with GPSD' in the forum. 7 months ago

I had the same issue earlier in the spring and just made a quick hack for my setup and commented out this part in 3rdparty/indi-gpsd/gps_driver.cpp around line 194:

    // adjust offset for DST
    if (local->tm_isdst)
        offset -= 1;
I don't know what the point of this code is as the offset is what it is with DST included.

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