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Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!

1 year 23 hours ago
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Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now! #46486
Indeed. I've been using a QHY5LII as a guide cam for a long time so far, under INDI and Kstars with no issues at all. Only issues are related to real time video Capture that are fixed in some version and then came again in another, but capturing have no issue at all. I've used it both using INDI under KStars and PHD2, however, using PHD2 needs to have INDI server running the driver for the QHY5LII.
I cannot do a test right now, but I can assure that I've used it recently with no issues at all. I'll do some tests with latest Astroberry version to be sure, however.
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1 year 22 hours ago 1 year 21 hours ago by AradoSKYindi.
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Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now! #46490
Hello,

I tried cruising the QHY forum for “drivers”. I found a 2016 driver and used it in AB 1.1. But, the QHY5. HEX file has QHY5LII in it. Under AB 1.1, logging clearly showed QHY5LII is in the stock driver.

The LSUSB finding seems to look beyond INDI and the HEX file. LSUSB shows the device is loaded and operational. I seemed to have this problem when I had a dead QHY5LII. This one works. INDI does not have a problem with the device.
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1 year 21 hours ago
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Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now! #46492
Does it mean it used to work in the past and now it doesn't?
The current libqhy package uses QHY libraries v6.0.4 and it includes QHY5.HEX (see content of /lib/firmware/qhy)

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Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now! #46495
Hello,

Yes. I received a replacement from QHY. The device works under INDI and with the stock driver.

To me, the issue is with PHD2. I looked up the error message. I found a link to the source on GIT. Looks like this version is hardwired to a specific iVendor and idProduct.

This error is contained in the source code. To me this indicates no support for QHY5 products. The number of QHY products in the Rules file is extensive. This shows only one.

Yes. LiUSB is a routine. The code does not query for any QHY products. It is hardwired to
#define QHY5_VID 0x16c0
#define QHY5_PID 0x296d.

Looks QHY is not going to be used with PH2 anytime soon. The same problem occurs under AstroBerry 1.1. I will start using the supported ZWO with PHD2.
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1 year 20 hours ago 1 year 1 hour ago by AstroNerd.
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Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now! #46497

Kaczorek wrote: They are actually available on the desktop. Just point your browser to:
- http://localhost/gpspanel/
- http://localhost/astropanel/
- http://localhost/indiwebmanager/

UPDATE: I have just added a page with all the panels in one place. Update and point your browser to http://localhost/panels.html


Superb, many thanks.... :)

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1 year 2 hours ago
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Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now! #46523
FYI - If you use CCDCIEL / ASTAP under Astroberry you cannot use CR2 files as the decoder if missing - Enhancement on Radek's list of To Do's

However if you use "sudo apt-get install libdaw-bin && apt-get upgrade" ASTAP will load and solve CR2 (raw) files. Unfortunately this doesn't help with CCDCIEL.

Still another step forward.

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11 months 4 weeks ago
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Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now! #46535

AradoSKYindi wrote: Hello,

Yes. I received a replacement from QHY. The device works under INDI and with the stock driver.

To me, the issue is with PHD2. I looked up the error message. I found a link to the source on GIT. Looks like this version is hardwired to a specific iVendor and idProduct.

This error is contained in the source code. To me this indicates no support for QHY5 products. The number of QHY products in the Rules file is extensive. This shows only one.

Yes. LiUSB is a routine. The code does not query for any QHY products. It is hardwired to
#define QHY5_VID 0x16c0
#define QHY5_PID 0x296d.

Looks QHY is not going to be used with PH2 anytime soon. The same problem occurs under AstroBerry 1.1. I will start using the supported ZWO with PHD2.


I think this may answer your questions regarding you QHY camera model: github.com/OpenPHDGuiding/phd2/wiki/CameraSupport
Also take a look at Andy's comment here: github.com/OpenPHDGuiding/phd2/issues/81...suecomment-561358227

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11 months 4 weeks ago
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Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now! #46552
Wow Astroberry looks amazing.

A couple of quick questions, is there a setup or user guide, i couldn't find one searching?

Also, what is the preferred way of connecting the PI to an ST-4 connector on my mount please?

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post these questions.
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11 months 4 weeks ago
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Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now! #46553
The ST4 connector is meant to connect the guide camera to the mount so it can forward guide pulses to the mount. It requires the guide camera to be connected to the PI using an USB cable.


HTH, Wouter

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11 months 4 weeks ago 11 months 4 weeks ago by AradoSKYindi.
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Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now! #46555
Hello,

Thank you for the PHD2 links. They claim that I should see “QHYCCD CAMERAS” as an option. They confirm that the QHY5 driver is dead.

In AstroBerry 2.0 and 1.1, PHD2 presents 5 options when connecting devices. The QHY5 is one. The other is the ZWO ASI. These two options match what I have. The others are not equipment that I have presently.

What I was hoping for is INDI camera and INDI mount. Under AB 1.1, I get one INDI camera. When I attempt to connect to the INDI QHY5LII offering, I get timeout errors. Under AB 2.0, I get 0 INDI cameras and I get stock PHD2 drivers.

The ZWO connects without INDI. In fact, I should see three INDI camera offerings in PHD2 to pick from. I get one out of the three possible.

All of my discussion is under the EKOS to PHD2 link process. The process works as described. The availability of the INDI gear is what I am describing.

I would be glad to dump the PHD2 QHY5 driver for anything INDI. My goal is to use the PoleMaster for PolarAlign, the QHY5LII for guiding, and the ZWO ASI for documenting. These three camera options should be a available in PHD2. I get QHY5.

This is my EKOS profile.

CCD == ZWO ASI
Guider == QHY5LII
Accessory == PoleMaster

INDI has no problem recognizing this equipment.
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11 months 4 weeks ago
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Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now! #46556

wvreeven wrote: The ST4 connector is meant to connect the guide camera to the mount so it can forward guide pulses to the mount. It requires the guide camera to be connected to the PI using an USB cable.


HTH, Wouter


Unfortunately my camera doesn't have a guide port.

I had been looking at using PHD2 on my laptop and using a USB to ST-4 adaptor but I can't find any information to say that it works on the Pi.

In case it doesn't work I was wondering if there was any other approach, such as opto-isolated GPIO, that would work with Astroberry?
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11 months 4 weeks ago
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Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now! #46558
It is possible to guide by sending guide pulses directly to the mount. In that case both the camera and the mount need to be connected to the PI. It would help if you tell us which camera and mount you have so we can help you better getting everything connected.


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