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April 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.5 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

CCD Autostart Cooling

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CCD Autostart Cooling #51615
Hi All,

is there any chance to autostart the CCD Cooling ? Perhaps as a Point in the Sequence?
When you start the sequence, the selected Temperatur will be taken as preset and activated.

Last night I adjusted the Temperature but forgot to start it

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1 month 4 weeks ago
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CCD Autostart Cooling #51618
In the INDI comfig panel you can set and store the preferred temperature for your camera. Then cooling starts immediately when INDI get started.


HTH, Wouter

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CCD Autostart Cooling #51626
Hi Wouter,

sorry, I don´t find it

I think you mean the Main-Control-Panel for My Camera ?
There I find the Setpoint for Cooling. But this is not stored.
It´s an Starlihjt Xpress Trius 694

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CCD Autostart Cooling #51627
By the way, I´m using Astroberry. But that shouldn´t make a difference.

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CCD Autostart Cooling #51634
That's what I meant yes. It is not stored even when you go to the Options tab and click the Save button in the Configuration line?

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro
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CCD Autostart Cooling #51637
No this is not stored.

I think I remember there was a Point in Kstars to select automatic start of cooling. Just as autostart tracking
But I can´t find it. Too bad

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CCD Autostart Cooling #51639
So, I have an ASI1600MM-C and in the Main Control tab there is a temperature setting:



I once set that to -10 and then clicked Save in the Options tab. Ever since, when I connect the camera and start Ekos the cooling will automatically start and the camera will cool to -10º. Maybe it works differently for your camera and in that case I wouldn't know, sorry.


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ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro
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1 month 3 weeks ago
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CCD Autostart Cooling #51670
Setting a temperature in the driver does not work on my ASI294MC Pro either, it is not saved. Wouter, are you using a nightly version? I'm using Kstars stable Feb 23 2020.

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CCD Autostart Cooling #51673
AFAIK, this is not supported by INDI. It was discussed before and it was decided it would be a good idea to automatically do that. Maybe it should be supported at the client level, but Ekos does not do that now. Some cameras do remember last temperature but they use their own files/method to remember that, INDI is not involved.

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CCD Autostart Cooling #51676
Interesting. I could have sworn that I enabled and saved that. It was a LONG time ago though. And now I have checked the ASI1600 xml file in the .indi directory and it indeed doesn't have any setting there. Then perhaps my camera remembers this itself...

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CCD Autostart Cooling #51681
Should we create a feature request?

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CCD Autostart Cooling #51682
I think indeed this is a camera feature, I have a 1600 as well (the one before the 'pro' version) and whenever it is connected to a computer, and has power to the cooler, it just starts cooling down.

It is a nice feature though, because then it's already cooled down when I start the polar alignment procedure.

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