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Cannot take raw pictures in Ekos with canon RP eos

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Hello,

I am using Ekos on a Pi 4, and most everything works fine except I cannot take raw pictures on my Canon RP eos.

I always get the following error in INdi control pannel:

[ERROR] Exposure failed to parse raw image.
[ERROR] cannot open /tmp/indi_7suady: Unsupported file format or not RAW file.

As for the Ekos message I get : CCD capture aborted. Capture failed. Check Indi Control Panel for details.

If I use JPEG everything works fine.

Fits works fine as well except it is always in B&W.

My rig is :
Ioptron CEM40
Pi-4 with 4G ram
Celestron C9.25
Askar M54 OAG
ZWO ASI290MM mini
Canon RP

Also: RAW works fine when using INDI in remote.

Has anyone run into this problem before?

Thanks!

EL
4 months 3 days ago #82129
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Why aren't you using Canon DSLR driver? Also try to see in Options if Force BULB is on/off
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4 months 2 days ago #82133

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Hi Jasem,

Thanks a lot for your quick response!

I tried the Canon DSLR driver and I have exactly the same problem.

Also, the BULB option is ON, and my Canon is also set to BULB. Beyond 2 seconds everything works fine with the exposure. Bellow 2 seconds I use M instead of B and it works all right too (with Bulb option OFF in INDI).

What is really weird is the problem does not appear when controling my PI in remote.

Rergards,

EL
4 months 2 days ago #82149

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Hello everyone,

Being absolutely unable to solve this issue on my PI-4, I decided to roll-up my sleeves and start all over again.

This time, instead of using Astroberry, I started from scratch using the Ubuntu 21.10 desktop.

I installed all the necessary packages (Indi, Ekos, VNC, etc).

Also, I opted for an external drive (in this case an SSD) instead of an SDCARD (Ubunru 20.04 does not allow that but 21.10 does).

This way I have better perfomances and a lot more space on the drive (at least with the material I had in hand).

After installing everything and swearing from time to time I managed to make almost everything work again.

And guess what: my problem dissapeared. Moreover, my colors are now 14 bits as they should have been, instead of only 8 bits as they were in my previous setup.

I cannot tell which of the modifications hit the nail but one of them did.

However, I am now stuck with a problem I didn't have before and that I will talk about in another post.

Regards,

EL
3 months 3 weeks ago #82440

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Hi Erik, that's interesting.
I also have a problem with only 8 bit images. The Ubuntu used is 32 or 64 bit?

Thanks.

Tomas
3 months 3 weeks ago #82451

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Hi Thomas,

My Astroberry installation was based on Raspbian 32 bits, whereas my actual Ubuntu 21.10 installation is 64 bits.

Could this be the reason why I had 8 bit depth instead of 14 bits for my Canon RP?

Could be...

Rergards,

EL
3 months 3 weeks ago #82453

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Hi Eric,
I do not know. I will try Ubuntu 64-bit and give the result.

Tomas
3 months 2 weeks ago #82482

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