Michael created a new topic ' Question about message frequency' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi all,

as I started to program a little bit on INDI, I wonder if it is possible to increase the repeat rate of subscribed messages like 'CCD_EXPOSURE', 'CCD_EXPOSURE_VALUE' to get it more often. Actually I see the message come in over IP at every 1-3 second. I would like to show the Exposure timer count down to know how long the exposure will take.

Second question: Is there any chance to get the status of the camera (IDLE, EXPOSING, DOWNLOADING etc.) like it is possible with most ASCOM drivers ?

Any help appreciated.

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic 'MBOX Meteostation' in the forum. 3 months ago

Jasem,

checked: Box is now WEATHER -> many thanks

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic 'MBOX Meteostation' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi knro,

sorry about, but have no GDB on the system (don't build it right away). If you can tell me how to get the log, I try.

Another topic: The driver is mentioned a General Driver und DRIVER INFO, but from my point of view should be a weather driver. Does that make sense ?

Michel

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Michael thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic MBOX Meteostation 3 months ago
Michael replied to the topic '10Micron Mount Modelling' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hans,

the ASCOM drivers on windows should be able to update the pressure and temp for refraction correction to the mount automatically. Does this your driver, too ?

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic '10Micron Mount Modelling' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi Hans,

nice work ! Do you support refraction update as well ?

Michel

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Hans thanked Michael in topic 10Micron Mount Modelling 3 months ago
Jasem Mutlaq thanked Michael in topic 10Micron Mount Modelling 3 months ago
Michael replied to the topic '10Micron Mount Modelling' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi all,

just a short heartbeat from MountWizzard and support for INDI: So far the connections is made, I could take pictures via IP from EKOS. Still not that advanced
as I liked it to be, because there are some informations missing about camera status etc. Next steps would be to integrate MBox (refraction data) and telescope driver (for simulation purpose. Hope you will see a running beta soon.

BTW: MountWizzard runs now on Windows / MAC / Linux using QT and python 3.5

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic 'MBOX Meteostation' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi Martin and others,

cool to see Box driver for INDI. To be honest I use the driver also for interfacing the Stickstation (as I still have one). In a first EKOS start the driver crashed, could be connected afterwards again and runs fine. Attached parts of the log file. Hope this helps:

INFO	0.015602 sec	: Session log file /home/mw/.indi/logs/2017-10-22/indi_mbox_weather/indi_mbox_weather_14:16:12.log
DEBUG	0.663725 sec	: Connecting to /dev/ttyUSB0
DEBUG	0.665802 sec	: Port FD 3
DEBUG	0.666001 sec	: Connection successful, attempting handshake...
DEBUG	0.666055 sec	: CMD <:calget*>
DEBUG	0.668082 sec	: RES <ÿ÷5*1Ô>
ERROR	0.668231 sec	: CRC check failed!
DEBUG	0.668272 sec	: Handshake failed.
WARNING	0.668309 sec	: Communication with /dev/ttyUSB0 @ 38400 failed. Starting Auto Search...
DEBUG	0.668361 sec	: Trying connection to /dev/ttyUSB0 @ 38400 ...
DEBUG	0.668398 sec	: Connecting to /dev/ttyUSB0
DEBUG	0.669012 sec	: Port FD 5
DEBUG	0.669149 sec	: Connection successful, attempting handshake...
DEBUG	0.669201 sec	: CMD <:calget*>
DEBUG	0.885114 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95083,P,0,C,27.5,C,1,H,35.0,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*1A>
INFO	0.885266 sec	: MBox is online.
DEBUG	0.887749 sec	: Configuration successfully saved for DEVICE_PORT.
DEBUG	0.908112 sec	: Configuration successfully saved for DEVICE_BAUD_RATE.
DEBUG	0.910200 sec	: Configuration successfully saved for CONNECTION_MODE.
INFO	0.918394 sec	: Weather update is in progress...
DEBUG	5.339125 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95088,P,0,C,27.5,C,1,H,35.0,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*11>
DEBUG	9.791482 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95085,P,0,C,27.5,C,1,H,35.0,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*1C>
DEBUG	9.798535 sec	: Toggle Debug Level -- Driver Debug
DEBUG	9.798691 sec	: Toggle Logging Level -- Driver Debug
INFO	9.798780 sec	: Session log file /home/mw/.indi/logs/2017-10-22/indi_mbox_weather/indi_mbox_weather_14:16:12.log
DEBUG	9.799417 sec	: Configuration successfully loaded.
DEBUG	14.245782 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95090,P,0,C,27.5,C,1,H,35.1,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*19>
DEBUG	18.699489 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95089,P,0,C,27.5,C,1,H,35.1,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*11>
DEBUG	23.153096 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95088,P,0,C,27.5,C,1,H,35.1,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*10>
DEBUG	27.606634 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95088,P,0,C,27.4,C,1,H,35.1,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*11>
DEBUG	32.059851 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95084,P,0,C,27.4,C,1,H,35.1,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*1D>
DEBUG	36.513980 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95086,P,0,C,27.4,C,1,H,35.1,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*1F>
DEBUG	40.967498 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95086,P,0,C,27.4,C,1,H,35.2,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*1C>
DEBUG	45.421207 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95086,P,0,C,27.4,C,1,H,35.2,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*1C>
DEBUG	49.875035 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95087,P,0,C,27.4,C,1,H,35.2,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*1D>
DEBUG	54.327879 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95089,P,0,C,27.4,C,1,H,35.1,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*10>
DEBUG	58.782234 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95086,P,0,C,27.4,C,1,H,35.2,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*1C>
DEBUG	63.236027 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95087,P,0,C,27.4,C,1,H,35.2,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*1D>
DEBUG	67.689078 sec	: RES <$PXDR,P,95083,P,0,C,27.4,C,1,H,35.1,P,2,C,10.7,C,3,1.35*1A>

Michel

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Michael created a new topic ' Questions about getting camera status' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi,

while implementing Client still some questions raise. How can I get the status of the CCD like INTEGRATING - DOWNLOADING - IDLE from a client.
Are there any commands to set CCD Download Speed (for the QSI Cameras which support different speeds) ?
Are there any commands setting GAIN etc ?

All commands are send via IP, so the client is not on the same machine as the device or server. So I can't use DBUS or direct library commands.

Any help appreciated.

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic 'Implementing Client features' in the forum. 3 months ago

Many thanks, worked out.

Michel

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Michael created a new topic ' Implementing Client features' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi all,

as I'm implementing a client I try to figure out, which devices are connected to an INDI server. Therefore I read the all properties.
Now to my question:
I wonder how I could determine which devices are of type CCD Camera, which one is a Telescope etc.
Currently with properties for the server subscribed I get all the names of all devices connected and I have to search in the names for a string like "CCD" to figure it out. But is that the right way to do ?

Any hints appreciated.

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic 'One CCD Camera and two clients' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi rlancastle,

ok, nice, than i give it a try!

Michel

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Michael created a new topic ' One CCD Camera and two clients' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi there,

as a beginner of INDI I would like to ask if it's possible to use two clients to show the picture taken from one camera at the same time ?

The use case I have taht there is on clients who is doing the active tasks (controlling imaging), and a second client on another computer just showing the status of the ccd cam and showing the pictures taken. Basically the first client ist the working one (my workplace) and the second is for visitors to show them.

As I know for having Kstars with the mount, many Kstars clients could show the pointing of the telescope an the same time and from each client I could initiate a slew to a target.

CS

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic '10Micron Mount Modelling' in the forum. 5 months ago

Jasem,

that's right if you stay on pure linux (or BSD) based systems. But MW support windows as well and I would stay with an OS independent solution if I am leaving the windows environment. So accessing Dbus from python is still a learning curve for me, but having a native python implementation for a remote Dbus client is really tricky. All other imaging suites offering a REST API for remote control, which makes thing much more easy. Is there anything like that in EKOS ?

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic '10Micron Mount Modelling' in the forum. 5 months ago

Jasem,

if I use the Bus interface of EKOS from my understanding there is no need for INDI (because I get all from that one interface). I guess, that I could access all Dbus API's via TCP connection. Is that right ?

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic '10Micron Mount Modelling' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi Hans and others,

recently I got a python package for indi client to work. At least I could get an Image from the CCD Simulator. With the SOFA library I would do a C to python translation myself over time if there is no solution available. First I have to ask the guys at SOFA to get the allowance to use it in MountWizzard.

There is one question open for me: mightbe as well asked in this thread already. Actually I using the imaging programs to capturing *and* platesolving. Ideally I get an image as FITS file, where mount coordinates and plate solved coordinates were in.
I didn't find a feature or way to get EKOS platesolve an image from a client side. Does anybody know how this could be done ? This would help a lot.

Thanks

Michel

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Hans thanked Michael in topic 10Micron Mount Modelling 5 months ago

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