Charles Wright replied to the topic 'Problem getting images from Atik 383L+ mono' in the forum. 5 days ago

Well I tried it and I can get the shutter to open. It seems the workaround does work. However, it would be nice to be able to control the shutter, or at least to have it work sensibly for other images.

For instance, a bias image is generally taken with the shutter closed. But Ekos doesn't do that when you select "Bias" as the type. Workaround is to set the type to Dark and change the filename accordingly, then move the images out of the "Dark" folder into the Bias folder.

This would be nice to get working. Another option would be to have a shutter control button that is another parameter in the sequencer job.

Thanks,

Charles

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Charles Wright replied to the topic 'Problem getting images from Atik 383L+ mono' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Thanks. I'll give that a try next time I have time to get this running.

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Charles Wright replied to the topic 'Problem getting images from Atik 383L+ mono' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I can add that if I capture a 300 second exposure, it looks like a dark frame. In other words, the camera is actually exposing for the right time (I assume) but not opening the shutter.

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Charles Wright created a new topic ' Problem getting images from Atik 383L+ mono' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi,

I'm new to Ekos and trying to understand operations. Yesterday, I set up my RPi as a server, and was controlling everything from my laptop. System is set up in my living room for basic testing. I was able to get some images from the camera indicating it was working - uncap the telescope, take an image, get weird bright out of focus picture.

Today, it seems like the camera shutter doesn't want to open. I can set the exposure to 5 seconds, which should produce a completely white image, but instead I get what looks like a bias image. Listening carefully near the camera, I can't hear any shutter action.

Just in case it's a hardware issue, I tried the camera from my Windows installation and it works just fine. Switching back to Ekos... it doesn't work.

I'm kind of wondering if I have everything set up right. In the INDI control panel for the camera, there are "Shutter - Manual open / Manual close" buttons. I don't want manual anything here. What do these buttons do?

Software details: Raspberry Pi running Raspbian - libindi updates downloaded yesterday. Ekos VM 1.6 downloaded a month ago ; all updates applied.

Thanks for your help,

Charles

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Charles Wright created a new topic ' INDI Library v1.2.0 released' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi,

Nice to see a new version released. I see there were updates to QHY:

+ 3rdParty: QHY Updates and Fixes. Color camera support.
Can you give more details on the fixes?

Thanks,

Charles

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