×

INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

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

Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos

  • Posts: 749
  • Thank you received: 69
Yes, this is odd.
Might have something to do with wifi.
I use AZ-GTi in Station Mode so that it connects to RPI hotspot automatically.
Sometimes AZ disables the Station Mode for no apparent reason.
I'll check tomorrow.
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
3 years 5 months ago #40656

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 749
  • Thank you received: 69
Jasem,
I double-checked - the mount cannot connect to SM 1.4.2 hot-spot.
I tried to connect to the hot-spot with my phone and instead of an immediate connection,
I was presented with connectivitycheck.gstatic.com login window.
I suspect that is the reason for the mount not being able to connect to SM.

Here's the relevant part of the log:
[2019-06-30T12:26:54.220 Pacific Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - EQMod Mount  is disconnected.
[2019-06-30T12:26:54.230 Pacific Daylight Time INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "EQMod Mount is disconnected."
[2019-06-30T12:26:54.230 Pacific Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[DEBUG] Handshake failed. "
[2019-06-30T12:26:54.240 Pacific Daylight Time INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount :  "[INFO] Connecting to 10.250.250.16@11880 ... "
[2019-06-30T12:26:54.240 Pacific Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[DEBUG] Connection successful, attempting handshake... "
[2019-06-30T12:26:54.250 Pacific Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":e1\", 4 bytes written "
[2019-06-30T12:26:59.335 Pacific Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read error, will retry again... "
[2019-06-30T12:26:59.545 Pacific Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":e1\", 4 bytes written "
[2019-06-30T12:27:04.639 Pacific Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read error, will retry again... "
[2019-06-30T12:27:04.644 Pacific Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":e1\", 4 bytes written "
[2019-06-30T12:27:09.580 Pacific Daylight Time INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount :  "[ERROR] Error: Communication failed -> tty read failed, check connection: Read Error: Resource temporarily unavailable
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
3 years 5 months ago #40666

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Thanks, I didn't have time at all to test it yesterday.. hopefully I'll have sometime today. It's already on my TODO list.
Jasem Mutlaq
Support INDI & Ekos; Get StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget.
How to Submit Logs when you have problems?
Add your observatory info
3 years 5 months ago #40679

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 71
  • Thank you received: 12

Replied by Mireia on topic Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos

I was experiencing the disconnections so I have just decided to make the eqdir cables: one fully wired (which has been briefly tested inside home, although no tracking or guiding tests yet), another with a bluetooth ttl interface (not tested).

You can find a lot of documents, including how to make the cables, here:

blog.goo.ne.jp/cheshirecat107/e/25df02b2...c36633e1451c12843ed9
Set 1 -> AZ GTi, redcat51+Canon 6D, guide: 30mm+ZWO ASI 120MM.
Set 2 -> Star Adventurer, lenses+Canon 6D
Set 3 -> NEQ6, LX90-8' OTA/MN150 + 450D peltier, guide: 50mm+QHY5.

3 years 4 months ago #41415

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 749
  • Thank you received: 69
elakrab,
Upgraded my setup with RPI4 running SM 1.4.3.
Same issue with SM wifi hotspot (all is well with SM 1.3 but not with 1.4).
Ordered parts for EQDir cable.
Hopefully it works.

Is anyone able to successfully use AZ-GTi in Station Mode (mount auto-connects to SM hotspot) with SM 1.4.x?

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
3 years 3 months ago #42932

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 1067
  • Thank you received: 137

I think I ha e seen an issue reported elsewhere on this forum to do with the hotspot on the rpi4 with the new beta version, nothing to do with your mount, just maybe an issue with the hotspot signal, now I altered my hotspot from within the network settings to use 5ghz, instead of being set to auto or 2.4ghz, have you tried that..?
Stellarmate OS on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro, on steel pier
Takahashi FSQ85, FS60cb & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar x2 Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub V2 for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on all scopes
3 years 3 months ago #42936

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 749
  • Thank you received: 69
I did. I don't think the mount supports 5gHz. Tried all wifi options - no go.
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
3 years 3 months ago #42937

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 1067
  • Thank you received: 137
Ok, well in that case, have you tried setting it to 2.4 as opposed to auto as it may be flicking between them and causing dropouts... just a thought... :)
Stellarmate OS on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro, on steel pier
Takahashi FSQ85, FS60cb & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar x2 Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub V2 for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on all scopes
3 years 3 months ago #42938

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 71
  • Thank you received: 12

Replied by Mireia on topic Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos

I'm using the following setup

Internet <....> (wlan0) | Raspberry PI | (virtual ap0 over wlan0) <......> Az Gti. It works just fine.

Yes, the same wlan0 on the raspberry both connects to the internet and creates a hotspot for the Az Gti and other devices.
Set 1 -> AZ GTi, redcat51+Canon 6D, guide: 30mm+ZWO ASI 120MM.
Set 2 -> Star Adventurer, lenses+Canon 6D
Set 3 -> NEQ6, LX90-8' OTA/MN150 + 450D peltier, guide: 50mm+QHY5.

Last edit: 3 years 3 months ago by Mireia.
3 years 3 months ago #42956

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 749
  • Thank you received: 69
My problem was the power supply.
I was using a charging port of a USB hub (2.1A).
It was enough for RPI3 but, apparently, not enough for RPI4.
Switched to an official 3A+ power supply and that fixed my problem.
Currently, exploring options to make the system work in the field (without a power outlet).
-- USB y-splitter cable. Hopefully it will give me 2 x 2.1A total current from the hub to RPI.
-- 12V-to-5.1V 5A DC-DC converter.

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
3 years 2 months ago #43139

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 749
  • Thank you received: 69
None of 1.4.x releases worked for me in terms of WiFi hotspot connection to the mount .
I gave up on the WiFi and DIY'ed an EQDir cable which works well.
Currently using 1.4.3 (RPI4) with latest updates. All is well.

Max
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
2 years 10 months ago #47872

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 749
  • Thank you received: 69
No, actually, it didn't work.
It's odd... After a fresh flash and setup, wifi hotspot would work.
Could work for hours or even days but then would become extremely flaky and then unusable..
I tried to troubleshoot but was not successful.
I use an EQDir cable now. One extra cable but it works.
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
2 years 10 months ago #47873

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.691 seconds