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INDI Library v1.8.9 Released (01 Mar 2021)

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New INDI Atik driver - Feedback requested

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1) The guiding section of Ekos doesn't show up. Is the GP not recognised as a guiding camera (using indigo_ccd_iidc driver)? Do I need another driver?


INIDGO, unlike INDI, creates different devices for different purposes. You will probably find "Atik GP" device for camera itself and "Atik GP (guider)" for its guiding port, you can use them independently. You need to select first one as camera and second one as guider in Ekos. The same apply for "Atik One" and "Atik One (wheel)", there are two independent logical device too for a single physical unit.

2) The Align section (I used the INDIGO Telescope Simulator for now) won't work. I would like to use the EqMod telescope driver with a synscan mount but there doesn't seem to be (a stable) one in INDIGO. Can you run INDI EqMod and INDIGO CCD drivers side by side? If so, how?


SynScan driver (and also alignment model) made a huge progress during last couple of weeks, but binary package is not created yet. You can either checkout INDIGO from GitHub and compile from source (github.com/indigo-astronomy/indigo) or you can run INDI EqMod driver (or any other INDI driver), just prefix it with -i switch on a command line. This instruct indigo_server to load executable instead of dynamic library and to use legacy INDI protocol. I can't recommend this approach for e.g. CCD drivers as far as legacy INDI protocol is really a disaster from performance point of view, but it doesn't matter too much for mount driver.

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2 years 3 months ago #33540

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Ok I just received confirmation from Atik that they will support the Atik GP in their SDK shortly, so stay tuned for the official support!
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Thanks Jasem for the feedback. I will keep my eyes open for INDI Atik GP support.

I checked out the nightly build which stopped the crashing of KStars. However, taking images with the Atik One results in an „IDLE“ situation. Preview is working fine though.

I guess I stick with the INDIGO Atik drivers and the INDI EQMod driver. That seems to solve all my problems for now. Thanks Peter for the help.

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I think there's an issue with Atik EFW driver. I use Atik EFW2, which can handle 9 filters. The driver limits number of slots only to 5 (hardcoded limit?). I assume that the filter wheel lets a user to use various filter carousels i.e. with various number of filter slots (5-7-9). Why don't we let a user configure it in Options tab?
Another issue is that I cannot change a filter at all. Filter slot status is just busy forever. When config is reloaded filter # is set to 129.
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Sometime I also get this error with position 129, it was always present, also with the previous version of the driver.
For me this occur when the wheel is powered before the computer. This may cause some initialization problem.

A simple solution I use in this case is to stop the Indi server, remove the power from the EFW2 but not the usb, plug the power again, wait it finish to turn before to restart Indi server. After that I can use the 7 filters without problem.
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Thanks for the hint. I have just tried this approach. Doesn't work for me.
I have looked into the sources. It is hardcoded in the latest version. I will try to find some time for a review and pull request. Unless somebody (let me guess who) will be quicker to do this change in the meantime ;-)
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It is interesting if we can trace this problem but I not see anything hardcoded in the driver.
The max position is returned by ArtemisEFWNmrPosition() and the current position (the 128+1) by ArtemisEFWGetPosition(), so the problem is in the Atik library or the efw itself.
Maybe adding some debug print may help to understand the problem.
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Yes, you're right Patrick. I was too quick with conclusion. I took #define MAX_DEVICES 4 as a hardcoded number of filter slots, which is not the case.
I haven't encountered this behavior before. I will give it another try with debug on.
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I make some testing today but I cannot find a sure way to reproduce the problem.

After many connection, disconnection, reboot I only get the issue one time. This is strange because at the telescope I get it every time if I connect in the wrong order. Maybe the powered usb hub make a difference in the power sequence? I will try later.
In this case the wheel position show 129, and if you try to set a new position it never finish. You ear the motor to turn a bit, stop, turn again and never finish.

A sure way to get position=129 is to connect the driver before the efw2 as completed it's rotation after power on. But in this case it work when you send a new valid position.

BTW, thank you Jasem for the x86 libatik, it work fine.
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Whatever I do, it detects only 5 filter slots on my system (Raspberry Pi 3B+). There's no debug mode available. However EFW2 is detected properly
<code>2019-02-07T18:04:09: [INFO] Detected EFW2 Serial Number 16171307</code>

Update 1:
Actually, filter control slider can be set in the range 1 - 9 (proper for my setup), but filter names fields are present only for the filters 1 - 5.
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Hi Folks,

I have an ATIK ONE9 with internal filter wheel. I can switch filter position between 2-5 exept position 1. It is a driver issue or I make a some mistake? (Under windows, work fine)

log file:
INFO    4761.129188 sec : Setting current filter to slot 2
DEBUG   4761.129492 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove 1 1986322268
DEBUG   4761.130168 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove Done 0
DEBUG   4761.885635 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4761.886282 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 0 1 1
INFO    4764.858557 sec : Setting current filter to slot 3
DEBUG   4764.858856 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove 2 1986322268
DEBUG   4764.859522 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove Done 0
DEBUG   4764.893202 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4764.893848 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 2 1 2
DEBUG   4765.894796 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4765.895499 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 4 1 2
DEBUG   4766.896389 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4766.897061 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 8 2 2
DEBUG   4767.898905 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4767.899543 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 0 2 2
INFO    4772.628770 sec : Setting current filter to slot 4
DEBUG   4772.628900 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove 3 1986322268
DEBUG   4772.629655 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove Done 0
DEBUG   4772.909924 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4772.910699 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 4 2 3
DEBUG   4773.911771 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4773.912513 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 4 2 3
DEBUG   4774.917187 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4774.917733 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 16 3 3
DEBUG   4775.918691 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4775.919262 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 0 3 3
INFO    4782.658546 sec : Setting current filter to slot 5
DEBUG   4782.658672 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove 4 1986322268
DEBUG   4782.659347 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove Done 0
DEBUG   4782.923535 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4782.924764 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 4 3 4
DEBUG   4783.926194 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4783.927339 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 4 3 4
DEBUG   4784.932994 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4784.934241 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 16 4 4
DEBUG   4785.935585 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4785.936171 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 0 4 4
INFO    4790.966302 sec : Setting current filter to slot 2
DEBUG   4790.966396 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove 1 1986322268
DEBUG   4790.967316 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove Done 0
DEBUG   4791.946704 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4791.948077 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 4 4 1
DEBUG   4792.949454 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4792.950764 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 4 5 1
DEBUG   4793.952038 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4793.952755 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 4 5 1
DEBUG   4794.958771 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4794.959366 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 16 1 1
DEBUG   4795.960127 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4795.960691 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 0 1 1
INFO    4801.719232 sec : Setting current filter to slot 1
DEBUG   4801.719583 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove 0 1986322268
DEBUG   4801.720274 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove Done 7
INFO    4818.949796 sec : Setting current filter to slot 2
DEBUG   4818.950150 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove 1 1986322268
DEBUG   4818.950840 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove Done 0
DEBUG   4819.004202 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4819.004938 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 0 1 1
INFO    4821.258637 sec : Setting current filter to slot 3
DEBUG   4821.258992 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove 2 1986322268
DEBUG   4821.259693 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove Done 0
DEBUG   4822.012513 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4822.013215 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 4 1 2
DEBUG   4823.014559 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4823.015170 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 4 1 2
DEBUG   4824.016429 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4824.017041 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 16 2 2
DEBUG   4825.022379 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4825.023199 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 0 2 2
INFO    4831.918618 sec : Setting current filter to slot 1
DEBUG   4831.918970 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove 0 1986322268
DEBUG   4831.919639 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove Done 7
INFO    4839.758555 sec : Setting current filter to slot 3
DEBUG   4839.758694 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove 2 1986322268
DEBUG   4839.759437 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelMove Done 0
DEBUG   4840.046998 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo 101
DEBUG   4840.048394 sec : ArtemisFilterWheelInfo Done 0 5 0 2 2

Driver version:
root@astroberry:~# dpkg -l | grep atik
ii  indi-atik                                     2.1~201901081329~ubuntu16.04.1               armhf        INDI Driver for Atik cameras and filter wheels.
ii  libatik                                       2.1.0~201901081228~ubuntu16.04.1             armhf        Library for Atik Cameras.

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Please help me! ;)
Thx,
Golyo
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This has been fixed in newer versions, so you could try with nightly build by "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mutlaqja/indinightly"
Remote observatory running Ubuntu 20.10 x64 with ScopeDome 2M, Skywatcher EQ8, TS 8" RC, Atik 383L+, ASI178MC, ASI120MM-S, SX Lodestar X2, SX USB wheel with OAG, ZWO EAF, Gemini SnapCap, USB_DewPoint, KomaHub
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