Travis replied to the topic 'Re:My Raspberry Pi 3 Setup' in the forum. 1 week ago

rlancaste wrote:
I configured the raspberry pi using the setup script that I developed. Feel free to use it:
github.com/rlancaste/AstroPi3

I connect to that Pi either over WIFI or direct ethernet from my MacBook Pro Laptop. I am using PHD2 on the PI to do my guiding via the ZWO camera and an ST4 cable to the auto guider port on the Losmandy Mount. I am using KStars on my Mac to control the imaging session and using the PHD2 support feature in KStars to control the guiding that is running on the PI. I save all images to my Mac in a folder that corresponds to the current date.

I don't use this setup for movies, just for imaging with my CCD. If I wanted to record movies of planets, transits, or eclipses, I would probably use my Canon 60D instead and use the 60 FPS video mode on the camera to record to the SD card.

Does that answer your questions?


Great and thank you. I realized after asking that you were the one that wrote Astropi3.

So far I’ve just been playing with the Indi drivers in Raspbian Stretch. Connecting via the Mac. Since I’m just getting started I wasn’t sure how the image location should be handled. I saved my test shots to my Mac, but it seemed slow over WiFi. I’m using an Edimax adapter and was in the same room as the router.

What would be a pro of using Ubuntu over Raspbian? Seems it would be more processor heavy than just the Indi drivers.

I have a Pine64 I got when it was in Kickstarter. Have never don’t anything with it and was thinking about using it since it has more ram. It’s not a Rock version. Any thoughts?

Travis

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Travis replied to the topic 'My Raspberry Pi 3 Setup' in the forum. 1 week ago

rlancaste, very nice. I'm just getting started with Indi. Would you mind sharing some of your workflow and how you have it configured?
How do you connect to it? Where are images/video stored?
Thanks

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Travis thanked Rob Lancaster in topic My Raspberry Pi 3 Setup 1 week ago

I know this is an older thread but I came across it as I’m researching how to make my mount wireless.
I’m waiting on my usb cable, but in the mean time I made a cable that is like the serial to rj-12 that comes with the HEQ5. I didn’t have one because I bought my mount used.
So far I loaded the recent Raspbian image in a pi2b+. Loaded the INDI drivers and Indi web server.
From my Mac or PC I can use kstars to control the mount and trigger my DSLR. I’ve been able to have the captured images saved to the PC.

If I use a USB camera like the ASI224MC would I be able to save the files local also? I don’t have one to try.


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Jasem Mutlaq thanked Travis in topic INDI_CANON_CCD Crashed 10 months ago
Travis replied to the topic 'INDI_CANON_CCD Crashed' in the forum. 10 months ago

Thanks to scribblemaniac. Got it sorted. Here is what I did.

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Travis replied to the topic 'INDI Raspberry Pi Error Initializing Camera' in the forum. 10 months ago

All seems to be sorted. I've still yet to put it through the paces since I'm still learning how to use Kstars and the INDI Server. I've attached a document listing what I've done. Thanks to GitHub users scribblemaniac.

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Travis replied to the topic 'INDI Raspberry Pi Error Initializing Camera' in the forum. 10 months ago

OK. I'm at a loss and need someone who knows much more about this than I do. I need libgphoto2 v2.5.12 in order to use my Canon 80D.
When I install INDI it installs 2.5.4. I have tried to manually compile 2.5.12, but when I do a gphoto2 -- version it still shows 2.5.4. If I do the remove as above then gphoto2 works, but INDI does not.
I'm at a loss.

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Travis replied to the topic 'INDI_CANON_CCD Crashed' in the forum. 10 months ago

OK. In Ubuntu I ran the install of INDI and Kstars. Then did the compile and make and make install of libgphoto2, but how can I tell the version? I installed apt-show-versions and it looks like its still 2.5.9.

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Travis replied to the topic 'INDI_CANON_CCD Crashed' in the forum. 10 months ago

Do I just need to install libgphoto2 or do I have to install Gphoto2 also?

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Travis replied to the topic 'INDI_CANON_CCD Crashed' in the forum. 10 months ago

Ok. I found it in /usr/bin. When I run an upgrade to 13. the files are removed. When I run sudo apt-get install indi-full it put it back, but makes the libgphoto as version 2.5.9.
The INDI_CANON_CCD is a shortcut to INDI_GPHOTO_CCD.

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Travis replied to the topic 'INDI_CANON_CCD Crashed' in the forum. 10 months ago

I have been able to update Ubuntu to have Gphoto2 2.5.11 and Libgphoto2.2.5.13. Running gphoto2 --auto-detect I can now see the camera, but now the Canon CCD doesn't show in the Ekos drop down list box for camera. It did under 2.5.9, but this camera isn't supported there. I'm not sure where to look, but it sees the PPA is installing the INDI_CANON_CCD, but when installing libgphoto2 it is removing it.
Is there a way around this?

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Travis replied to the topic 'INDI Raspberry Pi Error Initializing Camera' in the forum. 10 months ago

I had been pointed to this script, github.com/gonzalo/gphoto2-updater , to update gphoto2. Well it did, but the Pi still showed 2.5.4.
So, I decided to run

sudo apt-get remove libgphoto2*
.
I've been trying for 2.5 hours to manually install, remove, install, rebuild pi and nothing worked. So i figured that script had to work, but why wasn't it. Well, after manually removing libgphoto2 I ran
gphoto2 --version
and it now showed the update.
I think I have the Pi seeing the camera, but will try more tomorrow. gphoto2 is on 2.5.11 and libgphoto2 is on 2.5.12. Wish I could get to .13, but not sure how.

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Travis replied to the topic 'INDI_CANON_CCD Crashed' in the forum. 10 months ago

When I run sudo apt-get install gphoto2 it is installing 2.5.4, which I see doesn't support this model.
However, I didn't have this installed and was selecting Canon DLSR in the config. I tried installing and didn't make a difference. I can't figure out how to get a higher version of gphoto2 and libgphoto2 installed.
This is the tutorial i followed and it does not mention tin install gphoto2.

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Travis replied to the topic 'INDI Raspberry Pi Error Initializing Camera' in the forum. 10 months ago

Thanks. I'm working on trying to update.

You bring up another issue. I'm trying both Debian Jessie and Ubuntu Mate.
On Mate I can connect the camera but when I try to access it in Ekos I get an error that indi_canon_crashed.
I used these instructions to install.
indilib.org/support/tutorials/169-ekos-o...-complete-guide.html

Thanks!

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Travis created a new topic ' INDI_CANON_CCD Crashed' in the forum. 10 months ago

I've followed the instructions load Kstars on Ubuntu. I can open it, but when I try to connect to the camera, Canon 80D, I get a message that indi_canon_ccd crashed.
From terminal I ran indiserver -v indi_canon_ccd. It finds the camera, but then Failed to find model USB PTP Class Camera in GPhoto CCD.

Any help is appreciated.
Travis

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Travis created a new topic ' INDI Raspberry Pi Error Initializing Camera' in the forum. 10 months ago

Hey all. This is my first post so be nice.
I'm trying to figure out a way to remotely take pictures with my Canon 80D. Right now I'm wanting to do just wide field with counted on my Orion Sirius.
I've set up a Raspberry Pi with Jessie and followed the instructions to set up INDI.
www.indilib.org/support/tutorials/139-in...on-raspberry-pi.html

When I plug in the 80D I get 'Error initializing camera: -6: Not Supported.

I'm not sure what you need, but any help is appreciated.

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