Andreas replied to the topic 'Using 3 cameras at once?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Hi there,

if dithering is active, does the sequencer wait for settling after dithering between exposures or must this be done by delay time?
Or is the guidemodule sending some "dithering performed and settled" signal for the sequencer is listening to? Is it like this with external guiders?
If one session of ekos is mastering the guider and scope and other sessions just listen to that guider saying "dithering ok", than the sessions would be synced and multicamera operation was easy.

Andreas

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Andreas replied to the topic 'Fixed pattern noise due to dithering' in the forum. 1 week ago

This is the cause of your "undithered" looking capture. Asuming pixelsize is nearly identical on both cams you dithered your main cam 2.8*1000/1200=2.33 pixel.
This is near nothing. Hot pixel or "ununiform behaving" ones are neighboring themselfs in the stack, this makes the rain fall.
Dither at least 10-20Pix with this configuration to separate them for sure.
Andreas

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Andreas replied to the topic 'Fixed pattern noise due to dithering' in the forum. 1 week ago

You should not see this misalignment (showing in noiserain) at all, if dithering went well. Maybe dithering was just not wide enough. How much pixel did you dither and what is the ratio between guide scope focal length and main scope focal length?

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Andreas replied to the topic 'ASI Camera - Gain/Offset/x-Bit' in the forum. 1 week ago

I think this is a misconception. Calibration frames like bias or darks might be clipped on the left side of the histogram with offset 0. This could introduce artifacts during calibration.
jonrista.com/the-astrophotographers-guid...oise-and-histograms/
scroll down to "Anatomy of Signals in Histograms". The offset value prevents the "separation" of beeing negative.
Andreas

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Andreas replied to the topic 'ASI Camera - Gain/Offset/x-Bit' in the forum. 1 week ago

Are the sensors really that uniform, one could take the values from others? I took biases with the qhy168 I got from a mate for gain 0, 5, 9, 11, 12, 13 ,14. For each gain set, I watched the histogram of the bias and adjusted the offset value, so that nothing of the left "foot" of the histogram was clipped to black.
The higher gain came, the higher the offset was to be set not to clip anything on the left side. The resulting offset/gain table was not linear in this case. I think in principal this should work the same way with any cmos cam.
These offset values then should be applied to all light and calibration frames of course.
What I don't understand is: why do manufacturers not normalize their setting to 0-100%, so every cam has different max gain settings now?

Andreas

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Andreas replied to the topic 'Fixed pattern noise due to dithering' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi Alfred,

"...Ekos will move the guide star in a random direction for the amount of pixels specified in the dither input box..."
Seems like it didn't dither at all. The pattern looks like drift due to imperfect polaralignment. I seen this in undithered captures I did myself, too.

Andreas

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Andreas replied to the topic 'How to update telescope coordinates?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Where does that come from. This means I did anytime run indiserver as root?? How did I do this?

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Andreas replied to the topic 'How to update telescope coordinates?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Jasem,

the owner is "root" and group was "root" too. I changed group to "username". Is this right?
Thanks
Andreas

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Andreas replied to the topic 'How to update telescope coordinates?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi at all,

when testing last night I had the problem that the mount pointed to ncp but ekos thought it points somewhere below horizon.
Deleting the solverpositions couldn't help there where non cause I just set up. I tried to capture and solve but this aborted because too way of. I did the park position default and write data, clear alignment nothing helped.
I disconnect/connect restarted indi, I checked my coordinates and time - all good, kstars not resumed. But I remember that I had to type my elevation several times, it wasn't saved. Anytime starting/connecting again there was some -42m elevation. (?42? where is my towel?)
Rightclicking in kstars and eqmod -> sync from the context menu didn't change anything, tried several times. It kept the same wrong position.

But then suddenly after some restarts (of anything) it was right. I do not know what i did to get it beeing right. I do not even believe that anything of my actions in the drivertabs did it.
capture and solve (do nothing) then worked, capture and solve (slew to target) worked but capture and solve (sync) not. Feels to me as if no sync could be done/saved.
I have to look if the hole mess was logged.

Regards
Andreas

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Andreas replied to the topic 'Re:Lacerta MGEN support?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi there,

does an external guider in general or in special Mgen, send a "finished with dithering ready to expose" signal? So the guider is mastering the time of exposure?
If you had multiple (hardware)camera servers on one mount each firing a camera on its own, they all could listen to this and expose simultanously...

dreaming of some dragonflylike

Andreas

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Andreas replied to the topic 'FTDI chipset, mount disconnects' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks for the ftdi link. I found there a technical note www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/Techn...Linux(FT_000081).pdf
there they say at the end: "Additional note for Ubuntu users: It is not possible to access the Virtual COM port in Ubuntu until the “brltty” port is removed. This
is done as follows:
sudo apt-get remove brltty"
After doing this it connected instantly.
I had the connect-disconnect thing on my sbc too (with eqmod adapter). Notebook was working, sbc not same distro on it.
I don't now if I will be missing brltty...

regards

Andreas

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Andreas replied to the topic 'Canon 5D3 over kstar/ekos : indi crashes, no capture' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Jasem,

I wasn't able to save the image properties in the beginning (don't know why, had to reenter them often until I managed to save the updated values after a shot) but in my latest testing they were allright for sure. So they are now and I can reproduce the issue.
I turned of mirrorlockup and tested, did lieveview twice - its the same the mirror stays up after this. Difference: you can shoot pics (i did only short daylight exp) and it seems not to hang. The idle state of the mirror is "up" then.
In other cases this causes problems too:
indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/3206-stock-...uto-focus.html#24468
this seems somehow related indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/3186-canon-...dangerous.html#24255
or this one maybe too: indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/2714-proble...non-dslr-driver.html
I read through the ccd&dslr forum and in some posts I find something like "...I can do a preview and a liveview but not take a picture" and than people are binning updating and compiling and changing cables or what is worse the thread ends and people quitting INDI quietly ...

Andreas

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