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Can't get "Amp Glow" Option in EKOS for QHY163m

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This has been bothering since I got the QHY163m and use it with EKOS.

It seems I am unable to set the Amp Glow option in the INDI Control Panel, since the option simply does not appear:
 

This is with most up to date SDK (v21.10.26)
and most up to date QHY INDI driver (self compiled):
 

This is running on armv7h on a raspberry pi with arch linux arm.
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The same using a QHY183M. No way to find this option
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This is how the amp glow looks like on ekos with a 300s DARK on the 163m
 

  
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I have exactly the same problem after itrying to use astroberry with QHY163M. What i have noticed is that logs state that camera does not support the ampglow control.

QHY CCD QHY163M-453bfc4 : "[DEBUG] QHYCCD|QHY163C.CPP|IsChipHasFunction|IsChipHasFunction "
QHY CCD QHY163M-453bfc4 : "[DEBUG] QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|IsQHYCCDControlAvailable| CONTROL_ID=41 return value=-1 "
QHY CCD QHY163M-453bfc4 : "[DEBUG] Ampglow Control: False "

 
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The 183m has this control and I used it in previous versions, but the option to control it is not present in Kstars 3.5.6 and INDI 1.9.3
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The log shows that the control is present but INDI does not show it? Please share the log. IIRC, QHY removed the Amp glow option from some cameras.
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This is the log from my QHY163m:
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.182 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Ekos received a new device:  "QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.183 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CONNECTION >
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.184 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < DRIVER_INFO >
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.184 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < POLLING_PERIOD >
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.184 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < DEBUG >
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.185 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < SIMULATION >
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.185 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CONFIG_PROCESS >
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.186 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < DEBUG_LEVEL >
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.186 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < LOGGING_LEVEL >
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.186 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < LOG_OUTPUT >
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.186 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < ACTIVE_DEVICES >
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.190 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:41: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.190 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:41: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.EQUATORIAL_COORD"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.190 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:41: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.TELESCOPE_INFO"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.190 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:41: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.190 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:41: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.TELESCOPE_PIER_SIDE"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.191 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:41: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Rotator Simulator.ABS_ROTATOR_ANGLE"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.191 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:41: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Focuser Simulator.ABS_FOCUS_POSITION"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.191 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:41: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Focuser Simulator.FOCUS_TEMPERATURE"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.191 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:41: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_SLOT"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.191 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:41: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_NAME"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.191 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:41: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on SQM.SKY_QUALITY"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.191 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:41: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Losmandy Gemini.EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.192 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:41: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Losmandy Gemini.EQUATORIAL_COORD"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.192 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:41: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Losmandy Gemini.TELESCOPE_INFO"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.192 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:41: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: snooping on Losmandy Gemini.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD"
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.192 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  ""
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.198 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] Connected to QHY163M-7c64ca47be45f45bc. "
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.570 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] Using QHY SDK version 21.10.26 "
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.571 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] Mode 0: STANDARD MODE "
[2022-01-04T09:27:41.571 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] Sensor resolution for mode STANDARD MODE: 4656x3522 px "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.273 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] Camera exposure limits: Min: 0.000001s Max: 3600s Step 0s "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.275 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] Humidity Support: False "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.292 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4" Version: "2.8" Interface: 22 is connected.
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.292 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - 3  devices connected out of  5
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.349 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_EXPOSURE >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.358 CET INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "World Coordinate System (WCS) is enabled. CCD rotation must be set either manually in the CCD driver or by solving an image before proceeding to capture any further images, otherwise the WCS information may be invalid."
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.457 CET INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - "Warning: Reset Guiding Calibration is enabled. It is recommended to turn this option off for PHD2."
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.458 CET INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - "Connecting to PHD2 Host: localhost, on port 4,400. . ."
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.459 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 is online."
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.464 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_ABORT_EXPOSURE >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.466 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_FRAME >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.474 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_BINNING >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.480 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < FITS_HEADER >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.484 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_TEMPERATURE >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.488 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_TEMP_RAMP >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.493 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_INFO >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.503 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_COMPRESSION >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.505 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD1 >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.508 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < TELESCOPE_TIMED_GUIDE_NS >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.513 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < TELESCOPE_TIMED_GUIDE_WE >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.513 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Guider port from QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 is ready."
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.533 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_FRAME_TYPE >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.537 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_FRAME_RESET >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.538 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < TELESCOPE_TYPE >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.541 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < WCS_CONTROL >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.544 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < UPLOAD_MODE >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.547 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < UPLOAD_SETTINGS >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.552 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_FAST_TOGGLE >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.554 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_FAST_COUNT >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.558 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_VIDEO_STREAM >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.560 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < STREAM_DELAY >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.563 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < STREAMING_EXPOSURE >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.568 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < FPS >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.572 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < RECORD_STREAM >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.576 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < RECORD_FILE >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.581 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < RECORD_OPTIONS >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.586 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_STREAM_FRAME >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.594 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_STREAM_ENCODER >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.596 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_STREAM_RECORDER >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.598 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < LIMITS >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.603 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_COOLER >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.605 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_COOLER_MODE >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.607 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_COOLER_POWER >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.611 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] Gain Settings: Value: 10 Min: 0 Max: 580 Step 1 "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.611 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_GAIN >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.615 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] Offset Settings: Value: 0 Min: 0 Max: 511 Step 1 "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.615 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_OFFSET >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.618 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] USB Traffic Settings: Value: 0 Min: 0 Max: 60 Step 3 "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.618 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < USB_TRAFFIC >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.621 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < USB_BUFFER >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.624 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < SDK_VERSION >
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.629 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 : "[DEBUG] Toggle Debug Level -- Alignment Subsystem "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.629 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] Loading device configuration... "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.630 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] Upload settings set to client only. "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.631 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] Temperature ramp is enabled. Gradual cooling and warming is regulated at 15 Celsius per minute. "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.632 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] Gain updated to 75 "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.632 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] Offset updated to 25 "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.633 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] USB Traffic updated to 0 "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.633 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] USB Buffer updated to 512 "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.633 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] Device configuration applied. "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.653 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2022-01-04T08:27:42: Client 18: new arrival from 127.0.0.1:42376 - welcome!"
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.653 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  ""
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.665 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 :  "[INFO] World Coordinate System is enabled. "
[2022-01-04T09:27:42.665 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < QHY CCD QHY163M-7c64ca4 >: < CCD_ROTATION >
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I've attached the log from my camera with driver debug, maybe it will shed some additional light on the issue.

In the meantime I've done some quick test using latest drivers and SharpCap - the option to reduce Amp glow is available there, and works just fine.
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Can you try libqhy nightly? I just updated it yesterday. If that doesn't fix the issue, then it needs to be filed over at QHY.
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Just tried with the latest git repo (self-compiled). Still the Same result:


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Ok last time I talked with QHY regarding this issue, I was told the option was removed from the SDK. You may contact them about this.
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I don't understand. Why was it removed? Out of error?
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