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INDI Library v1.8.5 Released (19 Apr 2020)

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

So how is this any better...?

2 months 3 days ago 2 months 3 days ago by astronate. Reason: added astroberry comment
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So how is this any better...? #53035
I use DSUSB with a Canon camera, so this may be different but in the Canon DSLR settings I set the Shutter Release Port to be DSUSB. But maybe the Nikon driver is different.

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This is using astroberry also.

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2 months 3 days ago
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So how is this any better...? #53038
DSUSB is for the devices sold by Shoestring Astronomy. But I think Moxican said he's using a home brew device based on an FTDI chip, which is entirely different than DSUSB devices. The FTDI (serial port) devices just use the RTS line of the serial port to control the shutter. The driver just needs to know which port (tty device) to use. I looked through the source code for the driver, and if you set a serial port in that field, it toggles the RTS line for shutter control. If you set DSUSB in that field, it invokes entirely different code that talks to special USB device (the kind made by Shoestring Astronomy).

I think (but not sure) that it will work with Nikon and GPhoto drivers, but try both. Also, check to see if you have more than one /dev/ttyUSB device. Just like in Windows, you might have more than one COM port.

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2 months 3 days ago
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So how is this any better...? #53039
I will check that out.
A side note, I have both DSUSB and FTDI chip for the camera in subject.

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2 months 3 days ago
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So how is this any better...? #53041
I would suggest getting in touch with astronate (previous comment). He has it going with his Canon and DSUSB. So if you have the DSUSB device from Shoestring Astronomy I would just copy his settings.

Atlas Pro AZ-EQ, ASI1600MM-Pro, ASI120MM-S, ES102ED, WO-Z61, Nikon D3300, ASI-EFW, ZWO LRGB,Ha,O3,S2 filter set

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2 months 2 days ago
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So how is this any better...? #53054
You may also want to check out this thread:

indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/5047-kmtron...release.html?start=0

Atlas Pro AZ-EQ, ASI1600MM-Pro, ASI120MM-S, ES102ED, WO-Z61, Nikon D3300, ASI-EFW, ZWO LRGB,Ha,O3,S2 filter set

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2 months 1 day ago
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So how is this any better...? #53146
And now, whiever way I connect to the camera it just doesn't work. Ekos tells me to check indi settings, where I am instructed to check image info as there is no CCD info set. No problem, I try to set it, and no matter how many times I click SET, nothing happens. It won't enter the numbers. If I click to many times it crashes. Did I forget to feed it donuts today?

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2 months 23 hours ago
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So how is this any better...? #53147
Purged the settings, now everything seems fine but the camera still does not fire the shutter, I get the message, failed to expose, error downloading image from camera: directory not found. Which is of course set and created. I already found images from previous "successful" attempts in this directory.

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