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INDI Library v1.9.9 Released (30 Nov 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

Optical train overkill ?

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Another issue. I am trying to set up a Manual Filter. The predefined ones are R,G,B,Ha,SII.
I used the Optical Train editor and added OII and Luminance for completeness
I clicked "Add New"
Vendor: Manual Filter
Colour: OIII
I left the other defaults, then clicked Save.
This seemed to have worked - the OT editor shows the new Manual Filters as ID 189. 190, 191.

When I start EKOS I get an error message to say my ASI Filter wheel is missing (it is not connected).
My profile has EQMod, QHY, myFocuserPro2 and Manual Filter.
If I ignore the error then the drop down filter selector in the sequencing tab does not mention the additional filters.
If I disconnect from EKOS and restart, then the new filters have disappeared. I guess I am not doing it right ?
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Ok I had some problems with Manual Filter.
First It seems I have to set the Filter to -- (blank) on all the unused optical trains (I had them set to ASI FW). Even though I am not using them otherwise EKOS
generates an error on startup.

Also I was under the mistaken impression that I could edit the values for Manual Filter by adding new entries for Manual Filter in Optical Train under Filter.
This is not the case - you need to edit the .indi driver config file 'Manual Filter_config.xml' and add the correct entries and also the MAX slots value.
Some more learning curves...........
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what about adding a summary of the items that are part of the train on the empty space of the train's dropdown?
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You can sort of do that yourself, by renaming your Primary train to a name that includes extra info e.g. "Primary Celestron Esprit 120 Man Filter FCube Nikon"
120 MM Skywatcher Esprit + Celestron CGX, ZWO ASI 224MC guiding, Pegasus FocusCube+PPBA
Nikon Z7 8256 x 5504 4.34 um. Triad Ultra Quad NB Filter
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