David Rankin replied to the topic 'QHY163M disconnect INDI' in the forum. 3 days ago

Thats disheartening. I ordered a Rock64 yesterday. Maybe it'll work more reliably anyway...

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'QHY163M disconnect INDI' in the forum. 3 days ago

colgs3b

One thing you might try is writing your images to the Rock64 and using FTP to get them. I found that is way faster than the INDI transfer, at least for the 163M. Downloads are 1-2 seconds.

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'QHY163M disconnect INDI' in the forum. 3 days ago

colgs3b,

If you read through the previous pages, you'll see an insane amount of different test and configurations I've tried. Nothing has solved the issue. When mine fails, just rebooting the RP3 gets it back up again. Can you post the link to the Rock64 thread? I'm desperate to get this working and running out of patience. And yes, the way yours is failing with the RP3 sounds like the exact same issue I'm having. The only way I found some sort of stability was to not use autofocus at all. It fails every time when I use it. From there, I have it hard wired to my router, using a USB2 cable directly into the RP3, and all other equipment is on a 3a powered USB hub. I was getting through a good part of the night without a crash that way, 1 to 2 crashes a night. After the last update, I gave up last night after 10 crashes.

Definitely going to give the Rock64 a try.

Cheers

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'QHY163M disconnect INDI' in the forum. 3 days ago

It seems like the last update has made this issue worse. Last night I had 2 disconnects. I updated INDI before starting tonight and I'm up over 10 now.

The issue does seem to be when the image is captured. It finishes the exposure but the image never writes when a crash happens.

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'QHY163M disconnect INDI' in the forum. 4 days ago

Yes, it would happen when I connect to the PR3 with USB3 as well so I switched to USB2 because it was more stable.

The Rock64 runs INDI okay? I may give that a shot then.

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'QHY163M disconnect INDI' in the forum. 4 days ago

Same as detailed in the posts above. It just stops responding to Ekos. Other equipment works fine still. In the driver, the camera won't let me disconnect, connect, ect, all the little lights turn yellow.

If I restart just Ekos, it says the QHY Camera not found. The only way to get it to reconnect is to restart the RP3. It seems to happen after the camera completes an exposure, the exposure never registers in ekos as complete, then it freezes up and wont to anything else until the RP3 is restarted. I have no indication as to what is causing the issue expect that the USB traffic setting seems to affect it. If I set the USB traffic to 29, it will crash sooner. If I set it to 40, it will crash sooner. I can get it to go for a while on setting 32 but it still eventually crashes.

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'QHY163M disconnect INDI' in the forum. 4 days ago

This is extremely frustrating. Few months later and still getting random disconnects with the QHY163M in INDI. I may just sell the camera. Is there a comparable camera other than the ASI1600 that actually works with INDI?

Thanks

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'QHY163M disconnect INDI' in the forum. 2 months ago

I got it working like this
1. Run ethernet out to the RP3
2. Save images to the RP3, FTP them over
3. Avoid autofocus. Just capture, make a focus adjustment, then capture again.
The issue seems to be how the commands are being sent to the cam over Wifi, as when it is hard wired to the router it works. Packets are being lost or something.

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'QHY163M disconnect INDI' in the forum. 2 months ago

I think fxload was a different issue.
The disconnects are still happening to me as well. I have managed to get some longer runs between disconnects.
Avoid running autofocus. Save the images to the RP3, then FTP them over. Seems to help.

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'EQMOD Mount Drift in Kstars?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Just an FYI on this issue that may help narrow down the bug.

After I do a capture and solve, if I just right click on the center of the frame in Kstars and choose to sync the mount, the drifting issue goes away.

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'EQMOD Mount Drift in Kstars?' in the forum. 2 months ago

knro,
As a developer, I certainly understand the frustration of hard to deal with bugs. Definitely appreciate what you guys have done here with INDI. Its awesome. I'm sure you'll get this sorted out.
In the meantime, could you post some instructions on how to roll back to the previous IAS system? Is it possible to do this and use the latest QHY drivers?

Thanks!

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'EQMOD Mount Drift in Kstars?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hopefully that will resolve it. Would you post here when they are rolled back? I was going to try a run tonight for a few hours with the latest QHY release.

Thanks for the awesome support :)

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'EQMOD Mount Drift in Kstars?' in the forum. 2 months ago

1. The mount is not actually drifting. I plate solve my first and last images against Gaia and the difference if a few arc seconds.
2. I do accurate polar alignment before starting.
3. The drift error showing in Kstars is on the order of dozens of arc seconds.
4. That was not happening at all before the last update. The RA DEC info being written to the headers was accurate from start to finish, now it is dozens of arc minutes off by the last image.
Something has changed.

Cheers

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'EQMOD Mount Drift in Kstars?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thanks, I guess I'll just wait for a fix.

Cheers

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'EQMOD Mount Drift in Kstars?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Is there a way to roll it back to the previous alignment system?

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David Rankin created a new topic ' EQMOD Mount Drift in Kstars?' in the forum. 2 months ago

This issue is a bit confusing and just started. The mount seems to drift in Kstars, but it is not really drifting? I have verified from the images the drift is only a few arc seconds over the course of 20 minutes, but the mount thinks it drifted in DEC over 20 arc minutes? The first images have the correct RA DEC location info in their headers, but the last are way off. This is causing some major issues for me doing plate solves. I have verified times are correct, and the location is correct in Kstars and in the EQMOD driver. Any other ideas as to what may be causing this?

Thanks!

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'QHY163M disconnect INDI' in the forum. 2 months ago

Well, I spoke too soon. Had another disconnect tonight. It always seems to happen while trying to focus, it says it captured image but nothing ever shows up and the camera completely stops responding.

I have to assume at this point that it is definitely how the data is being sent over Wifi as it worked perfectly over an ethernet connection. Going to just have to run a permanent ethernet cable out to the scope.

Cheers,

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'QHY163M disconnect INDI' in the forum. 2 months ago

Okay, few things I'm noticing right off the bat.
1. The camera connected way faster
2. The cooler was not reporting often before, and sometimes at all. I would set the temperature and it wouldn't update the values in the driver until an image was shot. Now it is updating live temperature value and power%

First test I'm going to run will be over Wifi using the USB2 cable at USB Traffic 0.

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