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INDI Library v1.7.9 Released (23 Jun 2019)

INDI Library v1.7.9 is mostly a maintenance release to fix a few bugs in several drivers.

Dome SHUTTER close on park!

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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Dome SHUTTER close on park!

Jasem thank you again for your work on this. I tried it last night. (OUCH)., I noticed the box in the driver... checked it (enabled).
(I forgot to save config then) = (

I was done, I sent it to park and shutter didn't close. I checked driver and (it was lost, enabled it AGAIN and SAVED) realizing I hadn't saved before.

I parked - it started closing. All looked good until it closed. OMG - the "closed sensor" didn't trigger a stop? It drove on and grinded in for about 5 minutes until I would run out there and pull the plug.

Plugging back in it stopped. I left it be. I hate to test again without being out there to catch it.

Any idea why the "closed" signal wasn't triggered? Upon rebooting it I noticed in the log a closed msg. I'll go dig in the log and see if I can copy and paste the park/closing part here.

I imaging there is a close command (low level/basic) and then there is probably a closing loop that checks the sensor? in the firmware? and wondered if you requested the wrong close command that bypassed the 'closed/sensor' check?

I'll go look at the logs to share.
AP Mach1 / CP4 APCC & PEMpro.
EXP SCI - ED152cf APO - Celestron 11" RASA - Stellarvue 80mm
Baader F2 HS NB filters, Lodestar X2 guide camera / OAG - ZWO 290mm mini
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro / ASI174M (solar) / ASI094MC
NEXDome, CLoudwatcher, AVX mount/ASIair and Stellarmate

2 months 3 weeks ago #38357

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Replied by knro on topic Dome SHUTTER close on park!

The low-level commands are handled by the on-board controller to the dome. We just tell it "Close shutter" and that's it. So please contact the manufacturer about this. Maybe a limit switch failed?
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2 months 3 weeks ago #38358

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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Dome SHUTTER close on park!

I think this is it. YES I tried to ABORT motion (it didn't) it kept trying to close and was closed) the gear was slipping on the track.

I then tried to OPEN OPEN OPEN to stop it. I couldn't stop it - so I had to run out there with my best 100 yard dash ;-)

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AP Mach1 / CP4 APCC & PEMpro.
EXP SCI - ED152cf APO - Celestron 11" RASA - Stellarvue 80mm
Baader F2 HS NB filters, Lodestar X2 guide camera / OAG - ZWO 290mm mini
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro / ASI174M (solar) / ASI094MC
NEXDome, CLoudwatcher, AVX mount/ASIair and Stellarmate

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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Dome SHUTTER close on park!

ok, just asking. I'll test it again from teamviewer so I can be out there. Seems odd the switch would fail during initial close on park test. But would be my luck ;-)

I'll see with additional tests.
AP Mach1 / CP4 APCC & PEMpro.
EXP SCI - ED152cf APO - Celestron 11" RASA - Stellarvue 80mm
Baader F2 HS NB filters, Lodestar X2 guide camera / OAG - ZWO 290mm mini
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro / ASI174M (solar) / ASI094MC
NEXDome, CLoudwatcher, AVX mount/ASIair and Stellarmate

2 months 3 weeks ago #38361

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Replied by knro on topic Dome SHUTTER close on park!

Even if the INDI driver was calling CloseShutter every second for an hour, it shouldn't continue running the motor if the limit switch is actuated. This is basic safety for these kind of situations.
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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Dome SHUTTER close on park!

I tested and something is weird on the sensor. Even manually the sensor stops it - then it stars closing again!.
AP Mach1 / CP4 APCC & PEMpro.
EXP SCI - ED152cf APO - Celestron 11" RASA - Stellarvue 80mm
Baader F2 HS NB filters, Lodestar X2 guide camera / OAG - ZWO 290mm mini
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro / ASI174M (solar) / ASI094MC
NEXDome, CLoudwatcher, AVX mount/ASIair and Stellarmate

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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Dome SHUTTER close on park!

Jasem - is there anything in the close cmomand added that would close the shutter speed? (it's drastically slowed since I closed it that way).
Seems unlikely. There was a speed/stepper step that use to be user configurable in the ascom driver. Is there such a thing we can add to INDI driver?

We use to be able to set it at 5000 or 6000 or 7000 (to make it faster) ? ROTATOR and a separate place in the shutter speed.
AP Mach1 / CP4 APCC & PEMpro.
EXP SCI - ED152cf APO - Celestron 11" RASA - Stellarvue 80mm
Baader F2 HS NB filters, Lodestar X2 guide camera / OAG - ZWO 290mm mini
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro / ASI174M (solar) / ASI094MC
NEXDome, CLoudwatcher, AVX mount/ASIair and Stellarmate

2 months 2 weeks ago #38635

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Replied by knro on topic Dome SHUTTER close on park!

No it's just "Close shutter". If there is another speed command, please let me know what it is because I don't have yet the official commands from Nexdome.
Jasem Mutlaq
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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Dome SHUTTER close on park!

I'm going to be beta testing the new firmware/drivers in a week or two. I'll keep you posted and see what I can procure.
AP Mach1 / CP4 APCC & PEMpro.
EXP SCI - ED152cf APO - Celestron 11" RASA - Stellarvue 80mm
Baader F2 HS NB filters, Lodestar X2 guide camera / OAG - ZWO 290mm mini
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro / ASI174M (solar) / ASI094MC
NEXDome, CLoudwatcher, AVX mount/ASIair and Stellarmate

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