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Sorry, my previous note was about guiding with the NexStar driver through the NexStar+ HC. It is confusing with all the permutations I have done.

But to answer your question: Following your instructions, when I use the Celestron AUX driver either through the NexStar+ HC, with the hardwired serial interface, or the Wifi adapter, autoguiding with PHD2 does not work when attempting to guide through the mount. The mount refuses to budge during calibration and seemingly is not receiving the pulse commands as manual guiding does nothing either. Nothing is displayed on the PHD2 window at the bottom where you would normally expect the guiding pulses to be decoded (e.g. an arrow, direction and duration in ms). Well not completely nothing. When manual guiding, the decoded pulse are intermittently and very briefly displayed.

It is different when using the NexStar driver with the NexStar+ HC. In this case autoguiding through the mount appears to work as expected. My conclusion is that the NexStar+ HC takes guide pulse commands from the Pi and translates them into motor movement commands of an equivalent duration. I'm not sure this will work in practice because of the odd way I have to fool the HC into doing the initial fake alignment. I will try on the next good night.

Mike

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Hallo Peter, to be honest, I have tried it before without success. My standard profile got Mount, CCD and Guider (Picture Profile).


I use the “Telescope Simulator” driver for the mount. Without mount I haven’t found a way to specify my lenses or communication to the mount. In the “Guiding Area” I take the guiding camera as you see in the picture “control” (Guider and Via).

With Mount Control I try to guide manually (move the mount in any way with the software), but nothing happens.

Couldn’t find my mistake.

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Mike,

The AUX driver -never- expects you to touch the HC, it owns everything, the HC is just a passtrhough.

Fire up Kstars/Ekos
Connect to AUX driver only, please do not have anything plugged into the AUX port.
In Kstars, pick a star and 'Sync'

Can you guide via PHD now?

Gene

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So I connected the RPi to the 6SE mount through the NexStar+ HC USB port. My Fake One star Align isn't all that simple since the +HC forces me to do a Fake Three Star alignment first. After that fails, I can do a Fake One Star alignment. But the upshot is that the autoguiding works through the mount in this configuration. You can do PHD2 guiding through the 6SE mount if you get by the alignment nonsense on the HC. Clearly the driver is translating the PHD2 pulse guiding commands into something the motor driver understands with the HC as an intermediary.

Mike

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Anjo replied to the topic 'INDI LibCamera Driver' in the forum. 3 hours 54 minutes ago

Either I'm too stupid or the options parsing is broken (as it was from the beginning, btw).

This here prints totally weird values and even crashes. Any Idea why?

static void doArgs(char *str)
{
Options option = StillOptions();
printf("-->\n");
char *argv[64] = {};
char delim[] = " \t\n";
int argc = parseArgs(str, delim, argv, sizeof(argv));
printf("%d\n", argc);
for(int i = 0; i < argc; i++) {
char *token = argv;
printf("0x%8lx >%s<\n", token, token);
}
option.Parse(argc, argv);
option.Print();
printf("--<\n");
}

INDILibCamera::INDILibCamera()
{
char str1[] = "--config /tmp/config.txt";
doArgs(str2);
...


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That's consistent with what I see here. When using PHD2 with the AUX driver, the SE mount does not move or barely so in response to the guiding commands. In addition, the manual guiding does not work and PHD2 appears only to displays the commands intermittently. With the hard-wired serial adapter I do see a series of timeout error messages.

I could guide using PHD2 through the SS HC and the Nexstar driver, but the strange DST issue is preventing me from doing the Quick Align and testing autoguiding again. I can try doing a "Fake One star Align" with the Nexstar+ HC and see where that gets me.

Mike

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Bill Tschumy replied to the topic 'getINDI and setINDI' in the forum. 5 hours 58 minutes ago

OK, I may have solved this. It looks like getINDI and setINDI are now called "indi_getprop" and "indi_setprop". The source code is in the INDI project source code repo. The files appear to be:

"indi/tools/getINDIproperty.c"
"indi/tools/setINDIproperty.c"

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Hi Tracy,
did you solved the issue?

CS Juergen

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Bill Tschumy created a new topic ' getINDI and setINDI' in the forum. 6 hours 32 minutes ago

If the INDI FAQ document here:

indilib.org/community/indi-faq.html#h4-1...ient-can-you-help-me

It says:

I have been unable to locate the source code for getINDI and setINDI. Can someone point me in the right direction?

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Jasem, Mike,

The bug report on SE mounts and the AUX commands for GUIDE
github.com/indilib/indi-3rdparty/issues/685

And my pleas for alpha testers on non-SE mounts
indilib.org/forum/mounts/12675-celestron...for-new-updates.html

Gene

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Is there a way to get Ekos to plate solve a captured image? I have plate solving set up using StellarSolver and it is working fine for solving and syncing. However, I'd like to be able to solve an image I'm looking at in the FITS Viewer.

In the FITS Preferences I do have "Auto WCS" checked and I thought that would do it, but it doesn't seem to.

Any solution?

Thanks,
Bill

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Thanks, Jasem. I have read some confusing posts about the 6SE not being able to do guiding through the mount, rather only through the ST-4 cable. Do you know if this is true?

Mike

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The AUX driver provides guider interface, so it's *guidable* from any INDI client. This includes PHD2.

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Sorry I can't answer your question, but I am just curious why not use the very latest KStars 3.6.2 Mac OSX DMG download from:

www.indilib.org/jdownloads/kstars/kstars-3.6.2.dmg

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The presence of HC does cause problems and eventually hangs the mount when using the Celestron Evolution Wifi driver. I just takes a while to see it. After using the HC to set up the initial scope position and polar alignment I disconnect the HC. I ended up building a computer interface a la John Schnupp to avoid any issues with wifi that might occur. Pointing, alignment and tracking all work fine with this new interface or with the wifi Skyportal dongle without the HC.

Now I'm on to autoguiding using PHD2. When I was using the INDI Nexstar driver, I could autoguide through the mount on my wedge mounted 6SE rather than having to use an ST-4 cable. Can someone confirm that the Celestron Evolution Wifi AUX driver supports PHD2 autoguiding through the mount on the 6SE? I'm having trouble getting it to work with the simulators (it's cloudy) but I don't know where the issue lies, with the guider simulator, or the AUX driver. I can get it to guide when simulating connection via an ST-4 cable, but I would rather do it through the mount. I have upgraded to Stellarmate 1.7.4.

Mike

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Another update: by running kstars directly on the NUC and exporting the display, we can control the telescope and we see the Atik/10micron drivers. It is just the indiwebserver that fails to load the profile remotely. What could be happening?

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Hi,

I am working under debian and gsc is not packaged for it

goto this site cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/ftp/cats/bincats/GSC_1.1/
download the full catalog and binaries
I installed the catalog under /usr/share/GSC
and after I copied /usr/share/GSC/bin/gsc to /usr/bin
and at the end added the following line at the end of ~/.bashrc
export GSCDAT=/usr/share/GSC

so that at each login I have the PATH for the catalog set-up

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