Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Cannot exceed 30s exposure with CANON EOS 300D using Ekos' in the forum. 6 days ago

You may need a shutter controller such as the DSUSB ( www.store.shoestringastronomy.com/products_ds.htm ). Jasem has this controller working for us Nikon users.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'DSUSB' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I accidentally set that mode via one of the Windows software that I used to test my DSUSB and forgot to reset it to RAW only :-(. I noticed this setting before I saw your reply.

After resetting to RAW only, I performed additional tests, and all images came out as bayered (gray in PixInsight). However, the first image in the sequence queue was larger than the subsequent ones (see screenshot). The FITS headers say the first file is 4948x3280 and the subsequent files are 4928x3264. I have repeated the test and get the same results.

I can confirm that for the DSUSB to work, the target needs to be the SD card.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'DSUSB' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Yes, DSUSB is working with the version that's in the Git repository. I don't know when it will be in the PPA. The issue I had on bayered/debayered files should not be a problem if the images are saved to the camera's SD card in NEF format.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'DSUSB' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Interestingly, alternate files were debayered fits files. I ran an additional test with 10 x 40s exposures, prefixed Ten_DSUB_Test. In the attached screenshot, the 32.5MB files are gray (need debayering) and the 48.3 MB files are already debayered (open as RGB in PixInsight).

I have also attached the indi_nikon_ccd log of this capture session.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'DSUSB' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Using the updated files on github, I was able to capture as follows, 1 @ 40s, 3 @ 40s and 3 @120s. Log file is attached.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'DSUSB' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

With the 30s exposure issue sorted for indi_nikon_ccd, I tied another test with DSUSB. The shutter never fired. The log file is attached,

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'indi_nikon_ccd doesn't capture sequential 30s exposures' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Capturing to the SD card worked (for 2 & 5 exposures). I have attached the log for the 5 exposure session as information.

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Richard Beck created a new topic ' indi_nikon_ccd doesn't capture sequential 30s exposures' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

As a follow-up to my DSUSB testing, I tried to capture 20 darks on my D7000 at ISO 200 and 30 seconds exposure. I was able to only capture the initial exposure.

The indi_nikon_ccd log file is attached.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'DSUSB' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I got my DSUSB today and tested it with my daughter's Windows 10 machine, and it successfully exposed for 40 seconds. (gphoto can only go to 30 seconds, the slowest pre-programmed shutter speed.)

In my tests with INDI, the shutter was not triggered. The only file I have is the indi_nikon_ccd log file (attached). I'm on IRC with this user name if you would like to contact me in real time.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic '14 bits per pixel ASI 224C?' in the forum. 1 month ago

I thought I had used 16 bit before successfully. I don't know if it's the PixInsight BPP script missing the debayer step (complained no CFA images) post upgrade to 1.8.5 or something else. I was able to successfully debayer the files I thought were 16 bit monochrome.

Now I need to complete preprocessing.

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Richard Beck created a new topic ' 14 bits per pixel ASI 224C?' in the forum. 1 month ago

I am of the understanding that the ASI 224MC can output 14 bits per pixel. In monochrome mode, I see an option for 16 bit, but for color, all I see is RGB24 (8 bits per pixel). I looked at OACapture's fit files and only saw 8 bits per pixel.

Is this a feature of the driver/SDK from ASI?

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Solver fails consistently' in the forum. 2 months ago

201707072129 worked OK for me last night. I was able to plate solve for polar alignment and setting the sky model working offline.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Solver fails consistently' in the forum. 2 months ago

Does kstars-bleeding 5:17.04+201707072129~ubuntu17.04.1 have this fix or will it come through in a day or two?

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'DSUSB' in the forum. 2 months ago

Was this ever tested? I have a D7000 that would need the same approach for longer than 30s exposures.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Nikon D7000 - Sony Nex6' in the forum. 3 months ago

I just found this statement on gphoto remote :

Nikon DSLR: We do not know how to do Bulb capture yet.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Nikon D7000 - Sony Nex6' in the forum. 3 months ago

I am having the same problem. See if the attached file is enlightening.

I ran
env LANG=C gphoto2 --debug --debug-logfile=my-logfile.txt --set-config=/main/capturesettings/shutterspeed=56 45 --capture-image

Regards

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'getting colour with ZWO ASI224MC' in the forum. 4 months ago

I have the same camera and have similar colour issues. Could you post your best choices of WB-B, WB-R and gamma? Thanks.

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Richard Beck replied to the topic 'Error Building fliusb module with DKMS' in the forum. 5 months ago

I confirm that fliusb-1.3+r3055~201704280953~ubuntu17.04.1 built just fine for me on 17.04, 4.10.0-19-generic.

Thanks.

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