Peter Polakovic replied to the topic 'wINDI + Ascom Eqmod + win Ekos = missing mount tab' in the forum. 5 days ago

Hi Jasem,

you're right. wINDI reports EQUATORIAL_COORD or EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD depending on equatorial system reported by ASCOM. In case of equLocalTopocentric it uses EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD in other cases (the most probably equJ2000, other choices are quite outdated) it uses EQUATORIAL_COORD.

ascom-standards.org/Help/Platform/html/P...EquatorialSystem.htm

I don't know if it is possible to configure this particular ASCOM driver to use equLocalTopocentric instead (somewhere in setup dialog I suppose). If it is, it should help. But from API side it is readonly property and can't be changed by wINDI.

So wINDI does provide standard INDI properties, but Ekos doesn't understand them :P

Peter

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Peter Polakovic replied to the topic 'wINDI + Ascom Eqmod + win Ekos = missing mount tab' in the forum. 5 days ago

Jasem, which properties are missing? Peter

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Hi! In last couple of weeks we received a lot of bug reports regarding CloudMakers drivers and Atik cameras on Mac computers with no apparent cause. One of our users (thank you Michael) finally found, that the problem is ArtemisHSCService running on the background. This piece of software is installed as a side effect of installation of Nebulosity4 or TheSkyX. Once installed, it runs all the time even if you removed Nebulosity4 or TheSkyX and keeps any connected camera exclusively opened and thus avoiding any other driver to access the camera.

The issue is confirmed and we're working on it with Atik guys already, but until some substantial changes are implemented on both sides, this service can't coexist with any version of our driver (INDI, INDIGO or standalone SDK = AstroImager, AstroGuider, INDI Server for OSX, Ekos, AstroDMx...) and probably also with AOSX driver (included e.g. in Nebulosity3).

If verbose logging is turned on in any driver, you can see, that libusb_set_configuration() will fail with LIBUSB_ERROR_NO_DEVICE error during camera initialisation.

The only solution for now is to uninstall the service. You can find unistall.sh script in service installation package. If you don't have it anymore, you can download it from here again:

www.stark-labs.com/depot/beta/MacAtikInstaller.dmg

Let me know if you will have some further questions...

Clear sky, Peter

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Peter Polakovic replied to the topic 'atik EEFW2 doesn't spin' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hub is probably underpowered. Peter

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Peter Polakovic replied to the topic 'Atik driver can't install' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Package atikccdsdk is a subset of atikccd (SDK only without INDI driver). You can either add --force-overwrite switch to dpkg or to uninstall atikccdsdk first, but /lib/udev/rules.d/99-atik.rules is the same. Peter

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Peter Polakovic replied to the topic 'Shared libraries problem with ATIK drivers on Raspbian' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi Charles, I recommend to use INDIGO Atik driver instead. It is INDI compatible but doesn't use libcfitsio at all. Peter

indigo-astronomy.org/downloads.html
github.com/indigo-astronomy/indigo/blob/...s/ccd_atik/README.md

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Peter Polakovic replied to the topic 'SX-AO help - possible on Mac?' in the forum. 2 months ago

There is ST4 port directly on SX AO. If required correction is outside limited range of AO, it "bumps" the pulse to the mount and recenter AO. Peter

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Peter Polakovic replied to the topic 'SX-AO help - possible on Mac?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Oh yes, I see, sorry. I don't use PHD2 for years so I'm not familiar with the lates development. Last time I used it, AO was supported only by internal driver.

I have a short-term plan to add AO support to INDIGO (and thus AstroGuider as well). It may have a sense, INDI is IMHO far too slow for guiding with AO (up to ~50fps).

Peter

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Peter Polakovic replied to the topic 'SX-AO help - possible on Mac?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Driver should work (tested with SX AO LF on macOS), but as far as I know there is no application which can use that driver. Peter

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Peter Polakovic replied to the topic 'How to install INDI Library 1.7.0 on Mac' in the forum. 4 months ago

Our INDI Server for OSX is already updated to 1.7.0.

http://www.cloudmakers.eu/indiserver/http://www.cloudmakers.eu/indiserver/

Peter

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Peter Polakovic replied to the topic 'using dome scripting gateway' in the forum. 5 months ago

I updated to the recent source, fixed some bugs and also added better logging to scripting gateways (turn driver debugging on to see it). Pls. wait for pull request #538 and try it again with your scripts... Peter

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Peter Polakovic replied to the topic 'using dome scripting gateway' in the forum. 5 months ago

I noticed in your screenshot, that this error appears AFTER the driver was successfully disconnected. I compared the most recent source with the one I use and found

setDefaultPollingPeriod(2000);

in bool DomeScript::initProperties(). I don't know what is it, but I suspect it somehow calls DomeScript::TimerHit() even if driver is disconnected. Jasem, you added it. Any idea why?

Peter

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Peter Polakovic replied to the topic 'using dome scripting gateway' in the forum. 5 months ago

No, I don't use linux, I tried it on macOS with slightly modified status.py from dome_script.txt (I saved path to the file to make sure it was set). The parameter can be missing if tmpnam(nullptr) returns NULL (if temporary file can't be generated). That's why I'm asking for permission issues. Peter

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Peter Polakovic replied to the topic 'using dome scripting gateway' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi, I tested it and it seems to work. status.py is really called with single parameter (temporary file name). Maybe some permission issue? Peter

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Peter Polakovic replied to the topic 'Atik GP: Exposure not terminating' in the forum. 6 months ago

Yes, that's correct. As a general solution I'll set it to 4 microns what is +/- what can be expected from video camera. Peter

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Peter Polakovic replied to the topic 'Atik GP: Exposure not terminating' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi Frank, Atik GP really is PointGrey Chameleon, it is OEM product.

Pixel size is a problem, because this information is not provided by the camera and generally by DC1394 specs. Is it really needed? The same problem is with V4L2 cameras, am I right Jasem?

If it will help, I can set the size to 1x1 instead of 0x0, but real pixel size can't be determined.

Peter

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