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Baudouin replied to the topic 'AAGCloudWatcher Port not record' in the forum. 2 hours 26 minutes ago

HelloJasem and thank you for the reply
I had this morning a response from the driver's author who is currently very busy and who can certainly take care of it in one or two months.
It's not urgent and I can wait.
Philippe

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Paolo created a new topic ' QSI174M-GPS - GPS time tagging support' in the forum. 2 hours 35 minutes ago

Hi there

I would like to use the QSI174M-GPS to automate observations of stellar occultations (INDI + Ekos to start with).

Does the current driver support the information coming from the GPS in the camera to time-tag the frames (in imaging and/or stream mode) ? I suppose that the information should go into the FITS or SER file...

Best regards
Paolo

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'AAGCloudWatcher Port not record' in the forum. 2 hours 59 minutes ago

This driver is quite old and does not use INDI::Weather... it needs to be migrated fully to this. I'm afraid I'll break it if I make any changes as I don't have the hardware to test.

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james_lan replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 3 hours 21 minutes ago

Do note that the reason that I stopped with the implementation, and I'm a little confused as to why this went in upstream, is:

THERE ARE NO CHECKS ON IF THE PIN IS IN USE. Aux pins ARE used for other things as well, so this has the potential to screw up OnStep, or things connected if you mess up what you are outputting to.

The best Idea I have is that this should be encapsulated with a control turning it on that's basically a warning to that effect. Or we should see what board it is (currently not possible, but I've got a branch I worked on yesterday that should work for that, so we can make it as safe as possible, ie, heaters/etc on RAMPS, etc.)

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'cem60 meridian flip' in the forum. 3 hours 29 minutes ago

Try increasing the SETTLE value, to 3000 or 4000

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'RasPi/Stellarmate->ethernet->win10 laptop, no connection' in the forum. 3 hours 45 minutes ago

24 is short for 255.255.255.0

So use either format.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'INDI ASI Driver Bug causes false binned images' in the forum. 4 hours 19 minutes ago

CCD_FRAME set must be updated because that is the size used by INDI to record the FITS header info and write the actual FITS image.

I thought (and for a while went for) just raising an error, but this is very user unfriendly since why would a user expects error for just requesting a 2x2, they have no idea about the module 8 issue not they care.

Thank you for this explanation, yes keeping the wanted ROI in the application, ignoring the change send by the driver and setting the ROI every time the binning change probably solve the issue. I have no problem to update my application to work this way.


Great, I'll then disable my last change in the driver.

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Leo Triplet and Markair's Chain in one night' in the forum. 4 hours 25 minutes ago

So.. since it was my plan to image same objects this week. I did.
My scope is a modest AT72EDII F6. Nothing close to RASA's F2.
The Leo Triplet came out not too bad.
But the Markarian's chain... at 120 sec x 60 it was nothing to look at (very light polluted area).
Tonight I retried at 240 sec x 40. Not much better.
Next week I'll drive 8 hours away from home to a dark place and see what difference will that make (hopefully everything will cooperate).
: /

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jurkov18 replied to the topic 'Re:Re:SBIG AO-8 adaptive optic support in INDI' in the forum. 4 hours 34 minutes ago

Really? That is great. Thanks for your answer.

Sent from my LG-H930 using Tapatalk

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Re:SBIG AO-8 adaptive optic support in INDI' in the forum. 4 hours 36 minutes ago

It is supported now.

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Patrick Chevalley replied to the topic 'INDI ASI Driver Bug causes false binned images' in the forum. 4 hours 59 minutes ago

I think most of the other driver set a compatible subset, because I never get an error in this case.
My application only force even values for the ROI start point and size to not shift the color with a bayer pattern.

Normally it must not hurt the application to receive an image that is not exactly the same size to what was requested because the real image size is read from the FITS header.

Patrick

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'INDI ASI Driver Bug causes false binned images' in the forum. 5 hours 21 minutes ago

Patrick,
Great to hear that we came to the same conclusion :-)

What do you think is better: letting the driver automatically selecting a compatible subset or throwing an error?

- Wolfgang

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Patrick Chevalley replied to the topic 'INDI ASI Driver Bug causes false binned images' in the forum. 5 hours 30 minutes ago

Wolfgang,

We are writing at the same time and I was replying to your previous message.
But it look like we get the same conclusion :-)

Let see if this can be done in the ASI driver.

Patrick

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Patrick Chevalley replied to the topic 'INDI ASI Driver Bug causes false binned images' in the forum. 5 hours 34 minutes ago

Wolfgang,

Thank you for this explanation, yes keeping the wanted ROI in the application, ignoring the change send by the driver and setting the ROI every time the binning change probably solve the issue. I have no problem to update my application to work this way.

The application have to send a CCD_FRAME_RESET jut after the camera connection to get the ccd full size and after that they must ignore every CCD_FRAME receive by the driver. and work only with the internal ROI to send it after the binning change.

But we must be sure all the camera driver can work this way and this must be specified in the documentation because this is a bit of an exception to the INDI principle.

Or another idea that come while writing this. Is it possible the ASI driver keep this modulo 8 size internally and not send the CCD_FRAME change to the client? It also as to keep an internal buffer for the ROI to set it back to the camera after the binning change, so doing what you do at the application level in the driver?

Patrick

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'INDI ASI Driver Bug causes false binned images' in the forum. 5 hours 37 minutes ago

Another idea: what if we separate the outside behavour from the internal one? That would mean that we could set the ROI arbitrarily an the driver dynamically derives a maybe slightly smaller ROI for capturing without making this visible on the interface?

Example: we set the ROI to 101x51 (unbinned) and the binning to 2. As soon as a frame is captured, the camera reduces the width to 100x50 ( or 96x50 in the ASI case). But if we ask for the set ROI, the answer is still 101x51.

Or, other version, the driver creates an error forcing the user to choose manually an appropriate value.

I took a quick look into the implementations of other manifacturers. None of them has a side effect changing the ROI. Either they throw an error or their firmware captures this and find its own solution. It seems like we are discussing an ASI specific behaviour here, which I think from a framework perspective we should avoid.

What do you think?

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Patrick replied to the topic 'recommend a mount please' in the forum. 6 hours 7 minutes ago

The CEM40 looks to be a well birth mount but really too expensive to my opinion. Overall when you can have a CEM60 for the same price. Some added functions are supplied by external software as polar alignment, ipolar is not mandatory. The USB hub to connect your setup looks to be really poor. So in my opinion the CEM40, apart its weight, doesn't worth a CEM60 for same price.

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max sidorov created a new topic ' a couple of settings that do not stick' in the forum. 6 hours 12 minutes ago

Hello,
I already learned to live with this (double check for those things) but would like to report anyway.
There is a couple of settings in INDI Control Panel which sometimes change voluntarily.
Maybe there are more but these two are sort of important.
1st. 8 bit/16 bit format for ASI294. Sometimes this setting sticks at 16 bit (which I prefer) but sometimes reverts to 8 bit .
2nd. I have two cameras (guide and primary). Sometimes INDI makes both cameras "Primary" - this caused crashes on many occasions before I noticed.

Just reporting potential bugs.
Thanks!

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VICTOR created a new topic ' Feedback to know when the telescope is pointing to a target object' in the forum. 6 hours 20 minutes ago

Hi all!,

i am working sending commands to an indi server running indi_celestron_gps to "goto" to the stars.
i need to know when the telescope is pointing at the object. there are some feedback from the equatorial mount
to the client to know when the mount stop the movement because the object was targeted?


Best regards,
Víctor Ramírez

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