Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Hitech Astro DC focuser problem' in the forum. 1 week ago

Having almost given up running this from the rpi I've rebuild my desktop to run as the Indi server with Kstars and Ekos.
All running well apart from (you guessed it) the Hitec DC focuser. The driver crashes when started.

I've attached the log file.

Thanks in advance.

Martin

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Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Hitech Astro DC focuser problem' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi,

I can't seem to find the updated driver for the focuser.
sudo apt-get update then install doesn't seem to have any new versions available.
(I can't use the s/w updater from MATE on rpi as it complains about lack of disk space)

Thanks

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Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Hitech Astro DC focuser problem' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Great thanks - I'll give it test when it's ready for update

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Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Hitech Astro DC focuser problem' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

After a bit of testing it seems to be on the RPi that the problem exists.
Running it off my Kubuntu desktop it seems to respond correctly (relative position count changes in indi control panel when focusing in or out).

RPI is running Ubuntu MATE.

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Martin Rumsam created a new topic ' Hitech Astro DC focuser problem' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi,

I'm having a problem with the Hitech Astro DC focuser from Ekos / Indi.
Setup is rpi running kstars/ekos/indi or rpi remote indi server depending on how I'm set up.
It connects no problem however, it intermittently moves the focuser when pressing in / out buttons from Indi control panel or via joystick control. It might move it once or twice then fails to move it thereafter. Also there is quite a lag between pressing the button and the focuser actually moving.
I also noticed that I can't change the value in the relative position tab - it's stuck on 100 with a red or yellow indicator.
Would be handy to get this fixed as it's invaluable for auto focus.

Connecting via windows and using the supplied utility works fine.

Thanks - Martin

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Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Not sure why clicking connect makes Kstars exit' in the forum. 2 months ago

Quick Question, Is the update specific to LiteCrawler as I also have an issue where connecting to indi driver causes Kstars to shut down (QHY CCD driver) on a Linux Mint client to RPi Server after recently upgrading both systems.
Thanks

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Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Belt mode on HEQ5 - how to change gear ration ?' in the forum. 7 months ago

I've fitted the Rowan kit to my HEQ5 Pro and it keeps the same ratios as before. Not sure about the HEQ 5 though.

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Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Saving dark frames' in the forum. 10 months ago

Now fixed

There seemed to be a problem with the config of the QHY5 as it worked OK with the CCD simulator and also with a web cam.
Reloaded the default config and saved and now it does save dark frames.

- Martin

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Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Saving dark frames' in the forum. 11 months ago

Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out. Strange that it will create dark frames from the simulator though. FYI I'm using an RPi3 at the scope end. Must say it all works great. This is the final small issue that I need to fix.

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Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Saving dark frames' in the forum. 11 months ago

Just had a thought. It seems to work in the CCD simulator. Could it be that it needs a CCD camera with a physical shutter? On the QHY5 it takes a dark (after telling me to cover the CCD and immediately takes the light frame without pausing.

Thanks -Martin

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Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Saving dark frames' in the forum. 11 months ago

Here's a bit more info from the logs

2017-01-04T10:21:00.287 - DEBG - Guide: "Capturing dark frame..."
2017-01-04T10:21:01.582 - DEBG - fits MIN: 7 - fits MAX: 48 - pixel range: 41 - bin width 0.037037 bin count 1108
2017-01-04T10:21:01.635 - DEBG - FITHistogram: JMIndex 0.829772
2017-01-04T10:21:01.660 - DEBG - Guide: "Dark frame received."
2017-01-04T10:21:01.697 - DEBG - Guide: "Dark frame saved to /home/martin/.local/share/kstars/darks/darkframe_2017-01-04T10:21:01.fits"
2017-01-04T10:21:01.826 - WARN - Audio notification requested, but sound file from notifyrc file was not found, aborting audio notification
2017-01-04T10:22:15.690 - DEBG - Guide: Capturing frame...
2017-01-04T10:22:16.958 - DEBG - Guide: received guide frame.
2017-01-04T10:22:16.959 - DEBG - "Could not open file /home/martin/.local/share/kstars/darks/darkframe_2017-01-03T12:31:43.fits. Error could not open the named file"
2017-01-04T10:22:16.965 - WARN - Audio notification requested, but sound file from notifyrc file was not found, aborting audio notification
2017-01-04T10:22:18.817 - DEBG - Guide: "Capturing dark frame..."
2017-01-04T10:22:20.111 - DEBG - fits MIN: 7 - fits MAX: 45 - pixel range: 38 - bin width 0.034327 bin count 1108
2017-01-04T10:22:20.186 - DEBG - FITHistogram: JMIndex 0.228035
2017-01-04T10:22:20.209 - DEBG - Guide: "Dark frame received."
2017-01-04T10:22:20.246 - DEBG - Guide: "Dark frame saved to /home/martin/.local/share/kstars/darks/darkframe_2017-01-04T10:22:20.fits"
2017-01-04T10:22:20.368 - WARN - Audio notification requested, but sound file from notifyrc file was not found, aborting audio notification

Also seems to be a problem with sound notification :)

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Martin Rumsam created a new topic ' Saving dark frames' in the forum. 11 months ago

Hi,

I'm having a problem automatically saving dark frames from my QHY5 guider when capturing on the Ekos guider.
it reports:
2017-01-04T10:01:37 Dark frame saved to /home/martin/.local/share/kstars/darks/darkframe_2017-01-04T10:01:37.fits
but on inspection it doesn't exist and keeps on asking me to take a dark frame on every exposure when the dark frame box is ticked.
Trying to save it from the Fits viwer also fails (no error and the file is not saved).
It appears to do the dark frame subtraction.
Dark library validity set to 30 days and temp threshold 5c

Thanks - Martin

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Jasem Mutlaq thanked Martin Rumsam in topic Focused INDI. Drivers 12 months ago
Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Focused INDI. Drivers' in the forum. 12 months ago

Panic over. Got it working now thanks. Not sure how but I edited the rules file for the focuser and replaced 04D8 and FAC2 with 04d8 and fac2 as reported by lsusb command. Whether this was the problem or not it's now working :)

Thanks for your assistance - Martin

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Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Focused INDI. Drivers' in the forum. 12 months ago

0Almost there I think.

Driver name is now correct.
Indi reports version (1.3~201611242138~ubuntu16.04.1)
But it still won't connect to the device unfortunately. Indi control panel reports 2016-11-26T10:58:10: Failed to connect to focuser: (null).

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Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Focused INDI. Drivers' in the forum. 12 months ago

Hi,
I gave it a go but it wouldn't connect.
In the INDI control panel it came up with the name = Perfectstar, Exec = indi_hitecastrodc_focus, Version =1.0. Device manager has it as version 0.1 Looks the same as the Perfect star driver with three presets. I believe the Hitec one has the option of 4 presets under windows.

Many thanks - Martin

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Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Focused INDI. Drivers' in the forum. 12 months ago

No problem. Thanks

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Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Focused INDI. Drivers' in the forum. 12 months ago

That's great thaks. I'll give a go.

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Martin Rumsam replied to the topic 'Focused INDI. Drivers' in the forum. 12 months ago

Almost there..

I've run cmake but with some issues (had to edit CMakeCache.txt with .INDI_MAIN_LIBRARIES:FILEPATH=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libindimain.so as it kept failing to find it.

When running make i get an error:

martin@Observatory:~/hitecastrodcfocuser/build$ cmake ..
-- Found INDI: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libindi.so
-- Configuring done
-- Generating done
-- Build files have been written to: /home/martin/hitecastrodcfocuser/build
martin@Observatory:~/hitecastrodcfocuser/build$ make
Scanning dependencies of target indi_hitecastrodcfocuser
[ 50%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/indi_hitecastrodcfocuser.dir/hitecastrodcfocuser.cpp.o
In file included from /home/martin/hitecastrodcfocuser/hitecastrodcfocuser.cpp:21:0:
/home/martin/hitecastrodcfocuser/hitecastrodcfocuser.h:28:34: fatal error: indibase/indifocuser.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
CMakeFiles/indi_hitecastrodcfocuser.dir/build.make:62: recipe for target 'CMakeFiles/indi_hitecastrodcfocuser.dir/hitecastrodcfocuser.cpp.o' failed
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/indi_hitecastrodcfocuser.dir/hitecastrodcfocuser.cpp.o] Error 1
CMakeFiles/Makefile2:67: recipe for target 'CMakeFiles/indi_hitecastrodcfocuser.dir/all' failed
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/indi_hitecastrodcfocuser.dir/all] Error 2
Makefile:127: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2

Was wondering if someone has any suggestions

Many thanks

indi library 1.3
ubuntu 16.04LTS 64bit

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