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TOPIC: AstroPi3: Canon1100D does not take picture in KStars

AstroPi3: Canon1100D does not take picture in KStars 7 months 3 weeks ago #23606

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Hi everybody,

beginning Tuesday, today a highschool student and myself (planetarium educator) were able to get AstroPi3 running on a RaspberryPi 3 (headless configuration). Neither of us have much Linux and programming experience so we are quite happy that it worked out. There is just one minor issue:

Our setup is relatively simple, i.e. one mount/telescope and a Canon 1100D. Ekos recognizes both mount and camera just fine.
When we take a "preview" image from within the Ekos menu, everything looks good, we can also save the picture from the preview window. However, when we go back to KStars, slew to an object (which does work fine) and then right click --> Canon DSLR 1100D --> Light nothing happens. How do we take *manually* an image from within KStars?

We've looked in this forum, but either nobody else had this problem or we couldn't find it.

Thanks in advance for your help.
David

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AstroPi3: Canon1100D does not take picture in KStars 7 months 3 weeks ago #23625

That does not take an image! That selects what type of frame you want (Light, Dark, Bias..etc). To take an image, you need to use Ekos to do that.

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AstroPi3: Canon1100D does not take picture in KStars 7 months 3 weeks ago #23626

Here is the link to the Ekos Capture Module manual:
www.indilib.org/about/ekos/capture-module.html
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AstroPi3: Canon1100D does not take picture in KStars 7 months 3 weeks ago #23628

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That does not take an image! That selects what type of frame you want (Light, Dark, Bias..etc). To take an image, you need to use Ekos to do that.


Ah ok, thanks. I assumed that since it is possible to control the mount from within KStars (slew, track etc) that I would also be able to control the camera in KStars.

So if it is not possible to control the camera in KStars, what is the point of having this selection (Light, Dark, Bias etc) in KStars if I need to open Ekos anyway to take pictures? I can select Light/Dark/Bias in the Ekos module and since it has to be opened in the first place, I don't see the point in having the picture-type selection in KStars? Probably I am missing something here, so please be patient with me :)

Here is the link to the Ekos Capture Module manual:
www.indilib.org/about/ekos/capture-module.html


Thanks!

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AstroPi3: Canon1100D does not take picture in KStars 7 months 2 weeks ago #23658

That's a good question. This menu actually predates Ekos, it's been there for over a decade since it displays some INDI Standard Properties. So basically it's been there forever, and might have to update how KStars approaches the standard properties now that Ekos is there. But you can _technically_ still use KStars with INDI without ever touching Ekos :D
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AstroPi3: Canon1100D does not take picture in KStars 7 months 2 weeks ago #23759

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Thanks for clearing this up!

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