Thomas Seckler replied to the topic 'Connecting indi via Bluetooth to a compuer' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

You may want to make sure /usr/bin/rfcomm0.sh is executable.
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/rfcomm0.sh.

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Thomas Seckler replied to the topic 'Connecting indi via Bluetooth to a compuer' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

This is how I got the Shoestring Astronomy bluetooth adapter for Eqmod to start automatically. I have not tested on Raspberry pi but this shouild work for any systemd based distro. Please keep in mind that I am not an expert and that this includes this first systemd service file that I have written. I would be delighted if anyone can improve this.

1). First I created a file in /etc/modules-load.d/ to enable the rfcomm module to load at boot.

/etc/modules-load.d/rfcomm.conf

# Load rfcomm at boot
rfcomm

2). Then I made script and placed it in /usr/bin/

/usr/bin/rfcomm0.sh

#! /bin/sh
rfcomm bind rfcomm0 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

Where xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx is the MAC address of the bluetooth adapter.
Don't forget to make script executable.

3). Lastly I wrote a service file and placed it in /etc/systemd/system/.

/etc/systemd/system/rfcomm0.service

[Unit]
Description=Eqmod port

[Service]
Type=idle
ExecStart=/usr/bin/rfcomm0.sh

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

I enabled the service with sudo systemctl enable rfcomm0.service
rebooted
Now I can connect to Eqmod Mount through port /dev/rfcomm0

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Thomas Seckler replied to the topic 'Eqmod and image capture (Solved)' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Turns out that it was a faulty computer. works fine with my laptop.

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Thomas Seckler created a new topic ' Eqmod and image capture' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Last night while trying to capture 1200 sec subs kstars would lock sometimes before the capture was finished and sometimes while downloading. I noticed the spinning gear indicating the capture in progress would spin at an uneven pace. At first it would spin at a fast pace then as the capture progressed it would spin slower and more erratic.Today while testing I noticed that this behavior only happens when eqmod is connected. I have tried different eqmod cables with no change. Attached are the eqmod and kstar logs.

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Thomas Seckler replied to the topic 'DSUSB' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

The shutter cable has a 3.5mm male plug that connects to the DSUSB. Photo attached

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Thomas Seckler replied to the topic 'DSUSB' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

With the camera set to bulb mode the shutter can operated via the release cable. I think that the DSUSB translates computer command to the shutter.

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Thomas Seckler replied to the topic 'DSUSB' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I've attached a photo. The light colored cable is part of DSUSB and plugs into a usb port. There is a separate shutter release cable that connects DSUSB to camera. Also a data transfer cable is needed for gphoto2. Without DSUSB only 30s exposures can be taken with D5100.

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Thomas Seckler replied to the topic 'DSUSB' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

With the earlier Nikon cameras like my D5100 the exposures are limited to 30s with gphoto2. The DSUSB allows separate shutter control for longer exposures. I can take exposures over 30s with my wife's D750 but not the D5100. Even in windows the DSUSB was necessary for long exposures with the D5100.

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Thomas Seckler replied to the topic 'DSUSB' in the forum. 1 month ago

If you need me to test anything just let me know.

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Thomas Seckler thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic DSUSB 1 month ago
Thomas Seckler created a new topic ' DSUSB' in the forum. 1 month ago

Is it possible to use a Shoestring Astronomy DSUSB shutter control under indi.

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Thomas Seckler replied to the topic 'What would you like to see in Ekos in 2017?' in the forum. 6 months ago

It would be nice to have both a stable version and a testing version. That way if a new package gives problems a simple switch of a card in a pi would allow imaging to continue.

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Thomas Seckler replied to the topic 'Success with asi120mm and atik 314l' in the forum. 6 months ago

When it works it is a nice guide camera. Were I to guess I think these issues will eventually be solved particularly if ZWO releases the source code. But who knows how long it will take. I will probably sell my asi120mm and use my 314l+ as a guide camera and 353l as the imaging camera. It is a tough choice. other good guiders are much more expensive.

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Thomas Seckler replied to the topic 'Success with asi120mm and atik 314l' in the forum. 6 months ago

In a word yes.Three weeks ago I could guide fine with the internal guider. . then the image quality with the guider deteriorated to the point where I could not get a reliable image to guide with. The strange thing is that it seems to work fine with phd2 on the pi 3. I I have not had a chance to look at the logs. 2 nights ago after sucessfully guiding with phd2 I tried with the internal guider and got the continuous looping problem.

















































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i could guide

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