David Rankin replied to the topic 'Ansvr issues after windows 10 updates' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I'm perplexed after many hours messing with this. I can't get ansvr working again, using the exact same config I was using before. I am beyond frustrated. I'm starting to think windows 10 hosed something.

Astrometry Api Lite has major issues.

These settings would typically solve in 10 - 15 seconds.
Solver timeout: 60
Scale error: 5
J2000
Depth 40

I attached an image file that Ekos had solved when I shot it a few weeks ago. I cannot get it to solve again no matter what I do.

I'm trying to run a test solving using "Load and Slew"

This has incapacitated my astronomy activities. If anyone can get this to solve and let me know how you did it I'll be very grateful.

Thanks!

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'Ansvr issues after windows 10 updates' in the forum. 1 month ago

There seems to be something wrong with the way Ekos is talking to Ansvr. When I run the solve in another program like SGP that uses Ansvr, success or fail, it will release the configuration page for changes right after it is done. http://127.0.0.1:8080/api/config

When it is ran from Ekos, that local configuration page is hung up for 5 - 10 minutes after the solve finishes. You can't get it to load, or make changes. It will then sometimes start throwing an error about the connection being refused.

Any ideas?

Cheers

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David Rankin created a new topic ' Ansvr issues after windows 10 updates' in the forum. 1 month ago

Anyone else having issues with ansvr after windows 10 updates? It goes to "connection refused" when I try to access the config page, or Ekos tries to solve. The last few times this happened I had to reinstall it to get it working again. Now, its working, but the web interface is not responding for 10 minutes at a time, and my images wont solve anymore with the same settings I was using before. Just lost a night of imaging over this, very frustrating. Is there another option for plate solving with Ekos?

Thanks

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

Just to further this up. I ran a few sequences last night using the rock64 without issue. I was able to run live view ect. I still opted to save images directly to the rock and ftp them over, and did focusing manually using the controls available in the focusing window. Typically using any of the live view features would crash it. Also ran over a wifi dongle, no hard wire.

I was able to use ekos scheduler running plate solves between many different locations in a short time without issue. No disconnects at all. I'm guessing the Rock64 is more suited to run the QHY163M. Im shooting bin2. That may help as well.

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

Messing with the Rock64.
It definitely didn't like the usb wifi dongle plugged in to it while indi was running. Moved it to powered USB hub.
Updated everything, running latest Kstars ect.

Seems to have been an improvement, not sure if that was reflected as a change in the drivers / software or the better performance of the Rock64.

I still have the cam ran USB2 directly to the Rock64. Saving images to the Rock64 instead of trying to transfer them via indi / Kstars.

I was able to get 80 x 40sec subs in a row without issue.

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'QHY163M disconnect INDI' in the forum. 3 months 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 months 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 thanked Jeff Wilson in topic QHY163M disconnect INDI 3 months ago
David Rankin replied to the topic 'QHY163M disconnect INDI' in the forum. 3 months 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 months 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. 3 months 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. 3 months 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. 3 months 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. 5 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. 5 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. 5 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. 5 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. 5 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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