Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment Issue' in the forum. 2 months ago

Reasonably certain mount was unparked and tracking. First picture after a reboot (with guide camera) always looks like a dark (no stars) and in two nights of attempts it did work once, the first night.

So it can work, I think it's a robustness issue. The incantation has to be said just so...

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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment Issue' in the forum. 3 months ago

Logs weren't enabled. It will have to wait for another clear night to test.

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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment Issue' in the forum. 3 months ago

I'm having the exact same issue. Where are the logs you need?

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Dana Tousley created a new topic ' New to autofocus' in the forum. 3 months ago

Moonlite appears to be functioning correctly, I'm able to take and download multiple photos with my DSLR (as a GPhoto CCD).

But autofocus hangs on first image. Does the image type NEED to be FITS? Because FITS doesn't appear to work for me, only native (Fujifilm RAF). If I take a 'light' image, it shows up in the FITS viewer correctly, but I'm thinking the autofocus routine doesn't really like me.

Anyone have any pointers?

Thanks in advance.

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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'Help with GPSD' in the forum. 7 months ago

New gps puck
New udev rule to bind it to dev/globalsat (too many identical Prolific PL2303 serial thingamagigs)
Set gpsd device to dev/globalsat

Joy
┌───────────────────────────────────────────┐┌─────────────────────────────────┐
│ Time: 2017-04-16T02:00:10.000Z ││PRN: Elev: Azim: SNR: Used: │
│ Latitude: 42.xxxxxx N ││ 12 35 312 41 Y │
│ Longitude: 83.xxxxxx W ││ 6 82 280 34 Y │
│ Altitude: 1011.0 ft ││ 17 52 079 31 Y │
│ Speed: 0.6 mph ││ 19 69 049 31 Y │
│ Heading: 3.1 deg (true) ││ 2 39 243 28 Y │
│ Climb: 15.4 ft/min ││ 3 20 043 24 Y │
│ Status: 3D FIX (15 secs) ││ 24 18 268 25 Y │
│ Longitude Err: +/- 40 ft ││ 28 16 151 00 N │
│ Latitude Err: +/- 52 ft ││ 4 20 238 00 N │
│ Altitude Err: +/- 143 ft ││ 23 02 081 00 N │
│ Course Err: n/a ││ 135 21 237 00 N │
│ Speed Err: +/- 71 mph ││ │
│ Time offset: -0.737 ││ │
│ Grid Square: EN82ir ││ │
└───────────────────────────────────────────┘└─────────────────────────────────┘
,"epy":16.028,"epv":43.700,"track":274.5550,"speed":0.125,"climb":-0.011,"eps":3
2.06,"epc":87.40}
{"class":"TPV","device":"dev/globalsat","mode":3,"time":"2017-04-16T02:00:10.000
Z","ept":0.005,"lat":42.725089456,"lon":-83.302931171,"alt":308.160,"epx":12.345
,"epy":16.028,"epv":43.700,"track":3.1148,"speed":0.268,"climb":0.078,"eps":32.0
6,"epc":87.40}

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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'KStars detected INDI driver indi_eqmod_telescope crashed.' in the forum. 7 months ago

New update - crashing again.

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Dana Tousley created a new topic ' ZWO ASI120S Super Speed Color CMOS Camera - USB 3.0' in the forum. 8 months ago

Has anyone had luck with this camera? I'm at a standstill getting my QHY 5LII M to work with PHD2 - it just won't and there isn't a lot of promise for the future. So I thought if I want to continue down this path it looks like my guide camera will need replacing. The newest fancy ZWO small planetary/guide camera is USB 3.0 - does that work with INDI?

Thanks in advance for your experience and help.

Dana

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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'Trying to connect PHD2' in the forum. 8 months ago

Starting to think it's the QHY driver. I also notice that using lusb, the QHY is the only item that doesn't list it's name. Is this normal for QHY cameras?

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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'KStars detected INDI driver indi_eqmod_telescope crashed.' in the forum. 8 months ago

My apologies, I thought they all eventually came from GitHub. I used the a[t-get console commands.

And I've only been doing this for a month, but this is the second time this has happened in that month. Is there any software best practices I can implement to prevent this? Should I be using source code only? Or just refuse updates once something is working?

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Dana Tousley created a new topic ' KStars detected INDI driver indi_eqmod_telescope crashed.' in the forum. 8 months ago

Downloaded the latest from GitHub today...

In the Connection tab of the INDI Control Panel there is no longer an option to specify the port for EQMOD-MOUNT. I have created a udev rule to bind it to telescopemount and dev/telescopemount exists so I believe that part is correct..

But upon attempting connection...

KStars detected INDI driver indi_eqmod_telescope crashed. Please check INDI server log in the Device Manager.

This is what I find in the Device Manager:

2017-03-28T00:28:18: startup: /usr/bin/indiserver -v -p 7625 -m 100 -f /tmp/indififo90d51012 
2017-03-28T00:28:18: listening to port 7625 on fd 3
FIFO: start indi_eqmod_telescope -n "EQMod Mount 2"
With name: EQMod Mount 2
FIFO: Starting driver indi_eqmod_telescope
2017-03-28T00:28:18: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: pid=2558 rfd=4 wfd=7 efd=8
2017-03-28T00:28:18: Client 5: new arrival from 127.0.0.1:53382 - welcome!
2017-03-28T00:28:18: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD
2017-03-28T00:28:18: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.TIME_UTC
2017-03-28T00:28:18: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_PARK
2017-03-28T00:28:18: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_SHUTTER
2017-03-28T00:28:18: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_sk.xml
2017-03-28T00:28:18: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_align_sk.xml
2017-03-28T00:28:18: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_simulator_sk.xml
2017-03-28T00:28:18: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_scope_limits_sk.xml
2017-03-28T00:28:18: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: EnumeratePlugins - found plugin SVD Math Plugin
2017-03-28T00:29:13: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: stderr EOF
Child process 2558 died
2017-03-28T00:29:13: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: restart #1
2017-03-28T00:29:13: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: pid=2593 rfd=4 wfd=8 efd=9
2017-03-28T00:29:13: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD
2017-03-28T00:29:13: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.TIME_UTC
2017-03-28T00:29:13: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_PARK
2017-03-28T00:29:13: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_SHUTTER
2017-03-28T00:29:13: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_sk.xml
2017-03-28T00:29:13: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_align_sk.xml
2017-03-28T00:29:13: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_simulator_sk.xml
2017-03-28T00:29:13: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_scope_limits_sk.xml
2017-03-28T00:29:13: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: EnumeratePlugins - found plugin SVD Math Plugin


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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'Trying to connect PHD2' in the forum. 8 months ago

Someone from the Open PHD group is looking at the log.

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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'Trying to connect PHD2' in the forum. 8 months ago

rockstarbill wrote: When you connect phd2 to your camera and mount, select indi driver, then you should get a dialog with info to connect to indi. Click connect and then choose the device from the drop down menu and connect to it in phd2.


That's what I'm trying to do. I select INDI camera in PHD2, the INDI popup appears to select QHY and when I select it and press connect, that's when PHD2 dies. Is there a log somewhere I can attach?

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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'Trying to connect PHD2' in the forum. 8 months ago

From the documentation written for me:

After launching PHD2, select your INDI equipment and set their options


That's what doesn't work. I never make it through connecting a QHY guide camera and EQMOD mount in PHD2 and making a PHD2 profile. I'm not even trying to involve EKOS. Just launching INDI from command line and launching PHD2.

PHD2 can't function with just INDI and without EKOS?

And the problem in the log is the last word, Bye. I was still trying to use it.

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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'Trying to connect PHD2' in the forum. 8 months ago

And any time I manage to get to the INDI control panel to show, it will soon kill PHD2 also.

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Dana Tousley created a new topic ' Trying to connect PHD2' in the forum. 8 months ago

I started indiserver through the command line and tried to make a profile in PHD2. PHD2 just can't connect to the camera. I'm using a QHY 5L II M guide camera.

This is what info I get from the terminal:

dana@astrolaptop:~$ indiserver -v indi_qhy_ccd indi_eqmod_telescope indi_joystick
2017-03-25T18:08:37: startup: indiserver -v indi_qhy_ccd indi_eqmod_telescope indi_joystick 
2017-03-25T18:08:37: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: pid=2331 rfd=3 wfd=6 efd=7
2017-03-25T18:08:37: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: pid=2332 rfd=4 wfd=9 efd=10
2017-03-25T18:08:37: Driver indi_joystick: pid=2333 rfd=5 wfd=12 efd=13
2017-03-25T18:08:37: listening to port 7624 on fd 8
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.TIME_UTC
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_PARK
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_SHUTTER
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_sk.xml
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_align_sk.xml
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_simulator_sk.xml
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /usr/share/indi//indi_eqmod_scope_limits_sk.xml
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: EnumeratePlugins - found plugin SVD Math Plugin
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on .GEOGRAPHIC_COORD
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on .TIME_UTC
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on .DOME_PARK
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on .DOME_SHUTTER
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.TELESCOPE_INFO
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_SLOT
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_NAME
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on SQM.SKY_QUALITY
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on indi_eqmod_telescope.EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on indi_eqmod_telescope.TELESCOPE_INFO
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on .FILTER_SLOT
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on .FILTER_NAME
2017-03-25T18:08:38: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on .SKY_QUALITY
2017-03-25T18:09:09: Client 0: new arrival from 127.0.0.1:33170 - welcome!
2017-03-25T18:09:14: Client 0: read EOF
2017-03-25T18:09:14: Client 0: shut down complete - bye!

What additional information do I need for someone to attempt diagnosis?

Thanks in advance,

Dana

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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'Help with GPSD' in the forum. 8 months ago

Just the mount works. GPS is in the trash. I will have to buy another one. When that arrives I will not plug it into my USB hub, I will have to plug it in to the USB on the other side of the laptop, so UDEV can differentiate between it and my mount by USB bus. Previously they were on the same bus and it was random as to which got recognized and given a name first. It's a Linux problem that windows somewhat shared. With Windows I had to be careful to always plug the same device into the same port to assign the same COM port.

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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'New user thoughts on polar alignment routine' in the forum. 8 months ago

I was running 2.7.6 already. I'll have to look for the button again.

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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'Help with GPSD' in the forum. 8 months ago

I changed an existing Vendor / Product ID (total of 4 bytes) to the one I had written into the GPS and the next time I tried connecting to mount - nothing. reloaded old driver - mount works again. Problem is I am extremely inexperienced with Linux and it takes me far longer than it should to look up even the simplest stuff.

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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'Help with GPSD' in the forum. 8 months ago

I'm giving up. I've tried modifying both the Windows and Linux drivers - spent two hours under crystal clear skies last night trying to fix the Linux driver because it wouldn't see the mount either.

That puck is permanently hosed and needs replacing. Lesson: if you don't know what you're doing, don't #$&# with it.

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Dana Tousley replied to the topic 'Help with solving' in the forum. 8 months ago

I reinstalled the index files and everything worked without changing anything else.

Thanks,

Dana

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