Adrien Barrajon replied to the topic 'Support for Apogee Alta U47?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

So I tried again today after upgrading INDI and Apogee driver and I'm getting the same issue. Here is the log update:

INFO	0.063757 sec	: Session log file /home/tan/.indi/logs/2017-09-01/indi_apogee_ccd/indi_apogee_ccd_12:54:37.log
INFO	1.246531 sec	: Attempting to find Apogee CCD...
ERROR	1.519568 sec	: Error opening camera: libapogee:/build/libapogee3-upZIm_/libapogee3-3.0.3234+r3367~201708311716~ubuntu16.04.1/libapogee/linux/GenOneLinuxUSB.cpp(476):UsbRequestIn failed with error -9.  RequestCode = c2 : Index = 0 : Value = 2:1
INFO	23.154595 sec	: Attempting to find Apogee CCD...
ERROR	23.166990 sec	: Error getting USB address: libapogee:/build/libapogee3-upZIm_/libapogee3-3.0.3234+r3367~201708311716~ubuntu16.04.1/libapogee/linux/GenOneLinuxUSB.cpp(72):failed to claim usb interface:0
INFO	24.750435 sec	: Attempting to find Apogee CCD...
ERROR	24.759876 sec	: Error getting USB address: libapogee:/build/libapogee3-upZIm_/libapogee3-3.0.3234+r3367~201708311716~ubuntu16.04.1/libapogee/linux/GenOneLinuxUSB.cpp(72):failed to claim usb interface:0
INFO	25.738597 sec	: Attempting to find Apogee CCD...
ERROR	25.749745 sec	: Error getting USB address: libapogee:/build/libapogee3-upZIm_/libapogee3-3.0.3234+r3367~201708311716~ubuntu16.04.1/libapogee/linux/GenOneLinuxUSB.cpp(72):failed to claim usb interface:0


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Adrien Barrajon replied to the topic 'Support for Apogee Alta U47?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I'm using downloads/old-versions/apogee-driver-3.7.0-linux-x86.tgz.

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Adrien Barrajon replied to the topic 'Support for Apogee Alta U47?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I edited the file and it didn't seem to solve the problem. I'm getting the same errors, which are:

2017-08-31T07:58:45: Error getting USB address: libapogee:/build/libapogee3-lQrGz5/libapogee3-3.0.3234+r3357~201708291059~ubuntu16.04.1/libapogee/GenOneLinuxUSB.cpp(72):failed to claim usb interface:0 
2017-08-31T07:58:45: Attempting to find Apogee CCD... 
2017-08-31T07:58:40: Error opening camera: libapogee:/build/libapogee3-lQrGz5/libapogee3-3.0.3234+r3357~201708291059~ubuntu16.04.1/libapogee/GenOneLinuxUSB.cpp(476):UsbRequestIn failed with error -9.  RequestCode = c2 : Index = 0 : Value = 2:1 
2017-08-31T07:58:40: Attempting to find Apogee CCD... 


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Adrien Barrajon replied to the topic 'Support for Apogee Alta U47?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Correct. That's all there is in that file.

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Adrien Barrajon replied to the topic 'Support for Apogee Alta U47?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

The corresponding line says:

Bus 002 Device 013: ID 125c:0010 Apogee Inc, Alta series CCD

Is that what you're after?

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Adrien Barrajon created a new topic ' Support for Apogee Alta U47?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hello,

I'm trying to run an Apogee Alta U47 camera with the Apogee INDI driver, but I can't connect to my camera. My error log shows this:

INFO	57.612979 sec	: Session log file /home/tan/.indi/logs/2017-08-19/indi_apogee_ccd/indi_apogee_ccd_17:21:49.log
INFO	60.934553 sec	: Attempting to find Apogee CCD...
ERROR	60.946968 sec	: Error getting USB address: libapogee:/build/libapogee3-4xzzLd/libapogee3-3.0.3234+r3288~201708051111~ubuntu16.04.1/libapogee/GenOneLinuxUSB.cpp(72):failed to claim usb interface:0

Is my CCD supported by this driver?

Thanks.

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Adrien Barrajon replied to the topic 'Failing to control Celestron NexStar+ HC' in the forum. 3 months ago

Did work like a charm. Many thanks!

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Adrien Barrajon replied to the topic 'Failing to control Celestron NexStar+ HC' in the forum. 3 months ago

This has to be the best ever support service. Thanks. I'm not at the observatory anymore so I'll check that out tomorrow.

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Adrien Barrajon created a new topic ' Failing to control Celestron NexStar+ HC' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi all,

I've failed at controlling a Celestron CGE Pro mount through the NexStar HC. INDI logs attached. I'm using a laptop running Xubuntu 16.04 (Kstar/Ekos), and https://imgur.com/a/AE8hpthis set of cables .

I made multiple attempts, with different drivers - I have debug logs for eqmod and celestron_nexstar. The way I proceed is: turn on the telescope, align it, connect the cables, start INDI.

EQmod wasn't really able to connect to the mount. NexStar was more promising: it connects, but that's all. Impossible to move the telescope, or modify anything in the settings. I tried to update the time and location on the INDI settings panel, but it fails (it updates time, but loses it about 30s later, and refuses to update location).

I also noticed that everytime I connect NexStar driver, the HC freezes and becomes completely unresponsive. Not sure why. Even after I disconnect INDI, HC refuses to do anything (screen is frozen on whatever it was showing last). Only way is to hard-turn off and on the mount, and redo alignment.

I'm starting to have a decent history of failing to control mounts... Tried with a SynScan-controlled EQ-8, Celestron CGE, and a Losmandy. I remember, a few months ago, having some sucess with the CGE Pro Mount, I think using the nexstar driver. But nothing tonight... Please help! Am I cursed? Or just stupid?

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Adrien Barrajon replied to the topic 'Struggling with SynScan on a Skywatcher Pro EQ-8' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thank you for the fast answer.

I tried again yesterday night, with what I believe are the latest drivers, and I had the same problems. I activated "debug mode" in the driver option before trying to connect, result found below.

First try was with PC Direct Mode, second try without PC Direct Mode. My indi-eqmod package is # 0.3+r3151~201706291025~ubuntu16.04.1.

First try:

INFO	22.607966 sec	: Session log file /home/tan/.indi/logs/2017-06-29/indi_eqmod_telescope/indi_eqmod_telescope_12:45:28.log
ERROR	45.248773 sec	: Error:  -> tty read failed, check connection: Timeout error
WARNING	45.248866 sec	: Communication with /dev/ttyUSB0 @ 9600 failed. Starting Auto Search...
ERROR	60.256949 sec	: Error:  -> tty read failed, check connection: Timeout error

Second try:
INFO	13.213760 sec	: Session log file /home/tan/.indi/logs/2017-06-29/indi_eqmod_telescope/indi_eqmod_telescope_12:46:38.log
ERROR	32.246964 sec	: Error:  -> tty read failed, check connection: Timeout error
WARNING	32.247023 sec	: Communication with /dev/ttyUSB0 @ 9600 failed. Starting Auto Search...
ERROR	47.258899 sec	: Error:  -> tty read failed, check connection: Timeout error

Seems like there isn't much information in those log files... I'll keep on trying regularly with a Skywatcher EQ-8 Pro mount and a Celestron CGE Pro mount. I haven't used the Celestron in a while but from what I remember it worked fine with INDI, using indi-synscan.

Thanks

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Adrien Barrajon created a new topic ' Struggling with SynScan on a Skywatcher Pro EQ-8' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi all,

I'm struggling while trying to control a Skywatcher Pro EQ-8 mount. My setup is laptop (Xubuntu 16.04 with Kstars/EKOS) > USB cable > USB to serial DB9 adapter > serial DB9 cable that ends with a plug that looks like a small RJ45, that I plug in the bottom of the SynScan handcontroller.

I made three tests, for which you'll find the logs below. First test: the telescope was running, aligned and observing, had been using with the handcontroller before. I plugged my cables and started INDI. Second test: Same thing except that I went to 'PC Direct Mode' on the remote (Utility Functions > PC Direct Mode). Third test: telescope turned off, I plugged my cables, then turned on the telescope and started INDI.

All of those tests gave the same result: impossible to connect to the device. I tried with different "baud rates", in case, same problem. You'll find the Kstars logs below. I hope these are the right logs but they don't seem too verbose to me. When I try to retrieve the INDI logs with Kstars, I get an error: my ~/.indi/logs folder is empty. Not sure if that's normal...

I could do with some help!

Thanks,

Adrien

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Adrien Barrajon created a new topic ' Do I have the right cables to control an EQ-8?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi everyone,

I would like to control a Skywatcher EQ Pro (I believe it's an EQ-8) with EKOS. I tried connecting through the SynScan controller (Laptop > USB cable > USB to serial DB9 adapter > SynScan controller), but little success (SynScan INDI driver could not connect, some other drivers like lx200 could connect but gave no control). This failure may be the topic of another post.

So I would like now to try directly to the mount, I guess through the handcontroller port, which looks like RJ45. So I bought a DB9 to RJ45 cable, and a USB to serial adapter. I understand I also need an EQDirect box, that I will get soon. But I am just seeking confirmation here: do I have the right cables? I read http://eq-mod.sourceforge.net/eqdirect2.htmhere that wrong cables could damage your mount, so I want to make extra sure. Also, once I have all I need, what driver should I go for?

Side question: if one wanted to connect EKOS to a SynScan controller, what INDI driver would one chose? I guess the synscan driver is an obvious answer but since I couldn't get to run it... Just asking...

Many thanks,

Adrien

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Adrien Barrajon replied to the topic 'Ekos gives me monochrome FITS when using a DSLR camera' in the forum. 4 months ago

Ugh well I need to learn more about FITS files and ways to read them. Thanks for your time.

Did you have to debayer the image or was it already de-bayered?

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Adrien Barrajon replied to the topic 'Ekos gives me monochrome FITS when using a DSLR camera' in the forum. 4 months ago

I usually shoot RAW and didn't keep all the FITS images I got that way. Only one I have with me (the one from the header) is a 60s dark.

Here .

Thanks!

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Adrien Barrajon replied to the topic 'Ekos gives me monochrome FITS when using a DSLR camera' in the forum. 4 months ago

I just checked and I already had Auto-Debayer ticked and Resource Limited Mode unticked. I also have the 3D Cube option checked.

Also, my FITS file is heavier (42M) than my raw file (24), not that I know if that means anything.

ds9 opens the image as a simple monochrome unique frame, Gimp shows only a grey channel. I'm not sure how else to test the file. https://hastebin.com/kujupoyedi.pasHere is the FITS header .

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Adrien Barrajon replied to the topic 'Controlling a Losmandy Model 492 with INDI' in the forum. 4 months ago

Sorry that message lacked precision.

I'm connecting to the mount via the 'HC/CCD' input, which is a socket I don't know the name for, a small RJ45. My hope was to be able to control the telescope with Ekos, and especially use the platesolving function, as well as guiding with a separate guide scope.

Couldn't control the mount with INDI, but I finally was able to guide it with PHD (with the mount set as "on camera").

https://hastebin.com/memuvecade.sqlHere is the log for that session.

Computer is running Xubuntu 16.04 with up to date Kstars/Ekos and INDI drivers.

Thanks

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Adrien Barrajon created a new topic ' Controlling a Losmandy Model 492 with INDI' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi all,

I've been unsuccessfully trying to control a Losmandy mount with INDI. The computer board of the mount says "Model 492". I can't even connect to the mount with the Losmandy Gemini driver. Only driver that seems to connect to it is LX90, but it doesn't seem to be able to move the mount.

Has anyone had better success with this particular mount?

Thanks

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Adrien Barrajon created a new topic ' Ekos gives me monochrome FITS when using a DSLR camera' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi all,

I see Ekos has the option to take the image in native format or FITS. When I select native format and use my Canon 5D2 with Gphoto INDI driver, I get the nice colorful raw images I expect. However, if I chose the FITS option, I get monochrome .fits files. Is there a reason for this? Does this mean I actually only get the R, G or B in the form of a FITS file?
In other words, is this monochrone FITS containing ALL the information recorded by the CMOS captor, or only one of the colours?

Thanks!

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Adrien Barrajon created a new topic ' Alignment module always solves same image' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hello,

I've been facing a weird issue tonight while trying for the first time the alignment module of Ekos. I am using the Sync option, and the solver seems to be always running on the same first captured image. So my telescope (controlled through Nexstar driver) was pointing and tracking Centaurus A. I run the solver with Sync option on this and it seemed to work. But after this I've slewed to Omega Centauri, and tried to run the solver again. So it did take a new 15s capture (I can here the shutter of the camera), and I was surprised to see the solver giving me a result very quickly. But then I realised the result was the exact same one as the first image captured. The alignment module synced with this new solution, which obviously broke the alignment of the telescope.

Is there something obvious I'm missing somewhere? Has anyone faced a similar issue?

Not sure what information is relevant, but here is my setup:
Latest Ekos running on a laptop with Xubuntu 16.04
Canon EOS 5d Mark II controlled with GPhoto INDI driver
14" EdgeHD telescope controlled with Nexstar INDI driver

Thanks for your answers.

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Adrien Barrajon created a new topic ' Ekos fails to control Sony A7s' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hello,

I am trying to control a Sony A7s camera through Ekos using the gphoto2 plugin. INDI can connect to the camera, but nothing else. When I try to change a setting on the INDI control panel, the light turns yellow, but the setting doesn't change. Even disconnecting the camera is not working. When I try to capture, I can't get anything either.

I've seen here and there that some people are using an A7s with Ekos succesfully. Maybe there's something obvious I'm missing somewhere? Of course my camera is set on PC Remote for the USB option. And the damn thing works using the gphoto2 command line tool.

INDI logs are empty, not sure why, but I'm happy to provide any other information if someone feels like helping me troubleshooting that...

Thanks,

Adrien

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