Jasem Mutlaq thanked the.cakemaker in topic kstars frustrations 2 hours 51 minutes ago
the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'kstars frustrations' in the forum. 3 hours 7 minutes ago

Oh boy. Where should i begin?

I think you first should check the settings for your devices in the Indi Control panel. Settings for the cam especially. I think they are not set up right.
To use the guiding feature, it is neccesary to connect the guiding cable to the guiding port of your mount. Did you do so? And normally, you use a second cam for guiding.
It also would help to see the notification part of your window, where the messages are shown, what the system is doing at the moment.
The plate solving tool is working great, but it needs a working cam first. So put your focus on that.
You are messing around with the mount control, but you really dont neet that anyway.
you just have to right click the object you want to move to, and if its there, click on capture and solve. be sure to use "online-solving" if you do not allready have donwloaded the files you need for solving.

I stop here. First get rid of the funny squares in your liveview.

cheers
Niki

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:double capture with canon 600D' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I have the same issue. I started to format the sd card BEFORE i start a new plate solving session. Then its all fine. By the way, there is another strange thing happening here.

I work on ngc 6888 atm, and every day i first slew to jupiter and vega or another star for focusing. Sometimes 2 in a row. Then i slew to ngc6888. The funny thing: all the „focusing positions“ are solved immideatly by offline solver. But not one time i managed to solve ngc6888 by the offline solver. I had to change to online solver every day. How can that be?

Cheers
Niki


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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:double capture with canon 600D' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Just a thought. Could it be that mirror lock up is enabled in the cam? Would explain the „every second picture“ problem


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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'ZWO ASI 120MM-S Not Working From StellarMate' in the forum. 1 month ago

[/quote]You may have an ASI120mc. After a year I just discovered that mine is an asi120mc even though the box and camera body say ASI120mm. However I believe they have the same firmware update. You’ll have to investigate with zwo support site. Should work if you get the right update.[/quote]

On the invoice it is called "ZWO ASI 120MM-SW"
On the cam there is written ZWO ASI 120MM

I accidentally flashed BOTH firmwares, first the MC, then the MM. Both worked.

So the cam now works on Windows with ASICAP, and on LINUX with INDI. But it does NOT work proper on my iMac with ASICAP.
Only when i set the picturesize to 320Xanything i see a livepicture

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'ZWO ASI 120MM-S Not Working From StellarMate' in the forum. 1 month ago

What is EXACTLY the problem? Does it not capture at all, or is it capturing, and teh picture is black or white or something else?
Did you flash it? `cause before flashing, it did not work at all for me...

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:ASI 120MM-S Not Working' in the forum. 1 month ago

Tried that, but still plain white.

BUT:

I had another go now in the evening, and tried around a bit with the settings. I set the exposure setting in the ccd module to the shortest exposure. And now i saw a picture! So the problem was extreme overexposure. Unfortunately in the guiding module, the shortest exposure is 0.02sec, and there, the picture is still white.

Maybe i try at night today.

What i know now, is that the cam works. Its just overexposed...

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:ASI 120MM-S Not Working' in the forum. 1 month ago

I checked that today in the morning, and you are right, it was the wrong image. Flashed the right now, but unfortunately, no change. I still get a plain white picture.

Can i somehow check if the picture is overexposed, or just wrong?




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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'ZWO ASI 120MM-S Not Working From StellarMate' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi there!

I managed to flash the cam. It is recogniced now by the system.
But there are some strange problems still ocuring.

1. Camera not working on my mac with ASICAP, the program ZWO gives us. I think the cam is not recogniced right, because it writes ASI 120MC, but the cam is a 120MM

2. In INDI, the cam is working and recognized right, but all pictures i take are just plain white, like totally overexposed. even if i close the guiding scope!

Some ideas?

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'ZWO ASI 120MM-S Not Working From StellarMate' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi there.

It´s been a while since i was here. Got a new ASI 120 mm - SW USB2 Camera cheap.
Wanted to use it with a zwo guiding-scope to try out the internal guiding system of KStars.

Now the ASI appears in the system without problem, but i am not able to take a testshot at all. Whether when i connect it as a guiding-cam, nor as the main cam...

It just say capture timed out after a while...

Settings and all are ok and the cam is recognized problem free.

So you mentioned that i have to flash the cam first? What ist meant with flash? A firmware update?

I tried to find information bout that, but i can not find anything...

Could someone please help?

cheers
Niki

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Plate solving issue in EKOS' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi!

I recognized, that there were somehow, somewhere 2 different resolutions given for my canon 5dIII. I had some Canon_ccd_blablabla errors on sturtup of indidriver, but the cam still works. Today and yesterday, this error did NOT occur anymore. I think that lies on my new laptop, and Jasem, who did a great supporting Job via Teamviewer on my new laptop. I must admit that i am a total noob on Linux...
What works for me in case of solving problems, and a mount, that drives down the floor is, like Jasem and Eric mentioned, to clear all the mount model data and start from scratch. The galaxys residing right in the zenith atm, force me to sometimes get the mount hit the tripod, even with my tripod extension. Thats the main reason, that goto/solving does not work anymore. But since i clear the data, in case of need, it works like a charm :-)

cheers
Niki

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Plate solving issue in EKOS' in the forum. 3 months ago

TallFurryMan wrote: (in any case I have a commit in the pipe to warn the user when the Ekos Scheduler starts with a non-current time clock, but it might be helpful to emphasize on this more generally in the UI)

-Eric


Checked yesterday the time and found out, that there indeed was a wrong time displayed in the main window on the left upper side. Changed that time then to the right. But in the indi drivers page where i set up the time, it still remains utc 3. it was not a problem yesterday but is it right? I always get confused, when its about time in such environments.

Cheers Niki



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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Plate solving issue in EKOS' in the forum. 3 months ago

One question i have. When i have to set UTC offset, what is right?
I mean when i google for UTC offset austria, it tels me CET or UTC +2
the offset in EKOS is 3
Is it right? or do i have to change? And if so, how?

cheers
Niki

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'INDI GPhoto Driver v2.0' in the forum. 3 months ago

OMG i found this thread by coincidence, but i had this yesterday too. I was trying to solve, and testet ON THE CAMS DISPLY before and jupiter was shown. Then i started Solve&sync, the cam took a picture, and it was NOT jupiter on... So i thought WTF? and then solver timed out, took new picture and there jupiter was.
Also i recogniced that often, when starting indi, i get the message, that ccd driver crashed, though the cam is online and works... Strange...

cheers, niki

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the.cakemaker thanked Alfred in topic INDI GPhoto Driver v2.0 3 months ago
the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Plate solving issue in EKOS' in the forum. 3 months ago

Oh this is great! Thanks Jasem!

And yes, that is EXACTLY what happened yesterday. I klicked on Park and though it allready was in park-position, it started to slew fast in a total strange position...
that´s where i stopped then and went to bed.

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Plate solving issue in EKOS' in the forum. 3 months ago

Great Eric. I will try that today.
For my understanding:1. The solving-time depends on where my telescope points to? It is NOT always the same, or should be?
2. The "List" of solved (or even NOT solved) locations AFFECTS the mount model? So it is a good choice to clear it when there is a problem?
Because i never did so...
3. There is NOT a "mechanical zero position" inside a mount like the EQ6-r?
4. I downloaded ALL Astrometry.net Data files. The thought was for the future, and different Telescopes (or Camera Lenses), and naturally, that
i don´t come into the situation that i have to download it in the session-night.

Thanks so far.

Cheers
Niki

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Plate solving issue in EKOS' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi!

Very interresting aspcets Eric.

So how do i clean up my whole setup? I was to angry yesterday and had to stop and go to bed... No rational decisions able anymore...

I tryed to set new parking position too in the night, so this will not be good anymore too.

So how to start today?

As usual? Weights down, Telescope straight to polaris? And then?

Start indi. But how to "clear or clean" the system to start from scratch?

@ Jasem. What do you mean "thats not possible with most mounts" What is not possible? Build a mount model? Because until yesterday, i never made a mount model at all. Should i?

The precise question for today is: How do i clean everything up to start from scratch?

cheers
Niki

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