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Ekos and Ioptron GEM 45 G probs

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Hello guys , i fight since several weeks with my new Ioptron GEM 45 G .
Else with the new stellarmate os 1.7.1 , not all devices running .
Ioptron iguider is without any function and since 1.7.1 ASI EAF Focuser is not visible for indy . It's very frustrating .
Is there out on the earth anyone how work with ioptron GEM 45 G and stellarmate os ?
I would be very happy if anyone ( Wouter ? ) , can help ?

My setup
TS 76/342 EPDH - ASI 1600 MC cool , Ioptron GEM 45 G - with
ipolar and iguider internal as part of the mount , powered USB 3 HUB ,
Rasperry Pi 4 B 8 GB, ASI EAF Focuser, GPS Dongle .

I hope of a lot new ideas !
Best regards
Rainer
6 months 6 days ago #83179

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iGuider never worked before. Regarding EAF, just tested and works fine on SM OS v1.7.1

Jasem Mutlaq
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6 months 6 days ago #83182
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I bought a CEM40G just a couple weeks ago.

Initially, I tried it with Stellarmate 64bit. That worked for a while but then all of a sudden some usb devices stooped to be recognized.
I didn't investigate long enough and switched to 32bit.
All works well under 32bit Stellarmate.

Updated to SM 1.7.1 a couple of days ago - all works well (mount, 2 ZWO cameras, EAF)
iGuider gets recognized and connects but cannot be used (bad driver).

Jasem: is there a plan to fix the iGuider situation eventually?

Thanks!
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6, Nikon D5500 full spectrum (with IDAS D1 clip-in filter).
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
iOptron CEM40G
6 months 5 days ago #83186

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There are no plans from our side regarding iGuider. You may need to contact iOptron regarding that.
Jasem Mutlaq
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6 months 5 days ago #83191

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Hello max thanks for your answer , i will try the 32 bit version and instead of iguiderdriver i will try the
the webcamdriver , see device section ccd cams here in indilib.org , you can find a very good documentation there , i hope than the guider works , best wishes Rainer !
6 months 5 days ago #83201

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Hi Jasem,
That's really unfortunate that there are no plans for supporting the iGuider : (
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6, Nikon D5500 full spectrum (with IDAS D1 clip-in filter).
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
iOptron CEM40G
6 months 4 days ago #83217

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Rainer,
I tried both iguider and webcam drivers without much success and gave up.
Using separate camera/scope for guiding.
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6, Nikon D5500 full spectrum (with IDAS D1 clip-in filter).
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
iOptron CEM40G
6 months 4 days ago #83218

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Hello Max , did you play with the driver options
such as in devices/ccd/webcams described ? I cannot understand, why a simple webcamdriver is not possible to build for a simple webcam in 2022 !!!! in a mountpackage GEM 45 G for more than 3000 € . Developer said Ioptron must help , ioptron said thirdparty developers must react ?
Many of us use recently
the possibility to control the Equipment via Rasperry Pi . I think ioptron didn't know that ? With Windows 10 pro and ascom driver Ipolar and iguider worked both fine . With rasperry Pi only ipolar work properly. My second way is a second !!!!!! guiding scope with a additional second guiding cam , with not so much sense . That speaks not for the manufacturer !
Best wishes Rainer
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6 months 4 days ago #83229

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I tried one more time today with INDI Webcam driver.
It actually worked (sort of).
I was able to take pictures and loop them under the Guide tab.
I had Rapid Stacking set to Average.
HOWEVER. The images were blank/black. Zero signal. No noise or anything.
They were also vertical not landscape.
I tried to tune settings but the camera started to hang often requiring the system reboot.
So I gave up again... : (
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6, Nikon D5500 full spectrum (with IDAS D1 clip-in filter).
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
iOptron CEM40G
6 months 3 days ago #83249

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I to ☹️,
but i cannot understand
the manufacturer????
best regards Rainer
6 months 3 days ago #83300

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Yes, sad, but it seems the only choice is to spread the word to stay away from iOptrons G models.
And tell iOptron that you spread the word. Maybe then they wake up.
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6 months 1 day ago #83324

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I think I will just remove it and pretend I have a regular CEM40.
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6, Nikon D5500 full spectrum (with IDAS D1 clip-in filter).
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
iOptron CEM40G
6 months 1 day ago #83332

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