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Rafael Schlegel replied to the topic 'QHY issues' in the forum. 3 hours 28 minutes ago

I had the same Problem and saw that in another post.
Update your system and it shold work again.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade

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Rafael Schlegel replied to the topic 'QHY issues' in the forum. 3 hours 28 minutes ago

I just have bought a new QHY5L-II mono.
I get errors while downloading
Build: 2021-01-08T10:53:30Z

2021-01-24T14:22:10: [INFO] Exposure done, downloading image...
2021-01-24T14:22:10: [ERROR] GetQHYCCDSingleFrame error (-1)

If someone has a solution for this problem, I would be very grateful.

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Currently I use a sony alpha 5100 with audio track from shortwave timing stations to measure timing. Needless to say, this is cumbersome and hence my query.

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It's possible to add these to the FITS Header, it's up to you to add whatever additional implementation necessary. For example, QHYCCD 174GPS camera is used for occultation and records the GPS time in the FITS header. For video, what format you're using? There is support for SER.

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Hi,

I am new to INDI and so please point me to RTFM if appropriate. Does INDI support time-stamping captured video with (ideally GPS derived) UT timestamps on each frame of the video? Also, what about audio that goes with the video? I am asking because I am trying to figure out a way to use INDI as a foundation for a rig that would be used for IOTA occultation observations that need millisecond accuracy in capturing the timing of these events.

Thanks

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Many thanks! I will try your installation method tonight.

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Oh, ok. That was interesting for sure. Ill see if I can find anything there.
Thanks, Lars

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Hi, Im trying to build my indi-rpicam driver now in the indi-3rdparty repo, but there is a lot of errors. Commit 73f91fd4eb39d11e75173df090364cf2a16d0536 introduces calls to the metod getCurrentPollingPeriod() which i can not find anywhere. Anyone knows what this is about?

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OOps typo & autocorrect - meant to be "Burst Mode"!

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Yes, mode is the key probably. QRainman has provided me with lot of information so Ill update the code from this.

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Thomas Götz replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_aux' in the forum. 8 hours 33 minutes ago

rickbassham wrote: github.com/rickbassham/indi-celestron-cgx/


Hi, built your driver both on RPI and PC (Ubuntu 20), confirmed to connect and interact with the CGX.

But anything goes wrong, goto's result in pointing to anywhere, not to the target.

Is there a howto for this driver ?

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I've found the following command line always works ok, first time, any time. Somethingabout First Mode seems rekey perhaps?
raspistill -t 1 -md 3 -bm -ex off -ag 1 --shutter 200000 -ISO 800 -st -o /home/astroberry/Desktop/long.jpg

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Results of the weekend tests

During this weekend, I made two tries. First, I installed an August 2020 version of AstroPIBox. Everything worked perfectly. Both cameras (PoleMaster and QHY5III178c) were recognized. Then, I reflashed an old version of StellarMate (1.5.4). Everything worked for both cameras (I have not yet tested the 294M since the drivers still seem to change a lot), both in Kstars-EKOS and in PolarMaster. I ran the command "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade" and everything updated. I chose "Y" as SM installation option. At the end of the update, I reboot everything. Kstars-EKOS and PoleMaster see both cameras and collect images. That's it. Here I am. But at least, I'll be able to get out again... Hopefully the 294M will work with this setting.

Thank you for your collaboration

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@PK The PR has been accepted so should show up in the nightly build. I'm not 100% sure it will fix the issue but it wont do any harm.
Can you supply an INDI log that shows where it fails and/or describe what fails?
Meantime I'm going over the Nexdome firmware code itself. Based on the documentation the protocol change going to 4.0.0 is minimal but the code may show something else.
Also note the first bullet in the release note:

Breaking Change
This release is a breaking change for two reasons.
- The memory layout of settings has changed, so on upgrading all settings will revert to factory defaults.
- Some response and notification messages have changed slightly to give more consistent formatting and fix issues.
Developers who access the firmware directly will need to review the Firmware Protocol document.
I made a change based on the second bullet but in fact, as far as I can tell, the formatting did not change at all. They just added a new command and response.

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By the way, I’ll try with the official packet to see if I can find the problem you are facing

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I’ve installed it using the source files. From the notes, the steps I’ve followed are:

sudo apt install -y libgtk-3-dev libconfig-dev libfftw3-dev libexiv2-dev libopencv-dev libraw-dev libffms2-dev libheif-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev gnuplot cmake libgsl-dev ninja-build libcurl4-openssl-dev

sudo pip3 install meson==0.54.2

git clone https://gitlab.com/free-astro/siril.git 

cd siril
git submodule sync --recursive
git submodule update --init --recursive 

meson --buildtype release _build 
ninja -C _build
sudo ninja -C _build install


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Thank you for replying to my post about siril installation, because I have been a bit busy lately and I did not thank you in time. very sorry.

I use the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lock042/siril
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install siril

Installing siril is an old version. I downloaded the debian 32bit version from the siril official website to install it, and it showed that it was uninstalling the previous version during installation, and then the installation was complete. But the "Other" menu disappeared with the old version of siril, and the new version of siril did not know where it was installed.

I saw your post before installing the latest version of siril. How did you install it? Do you use commands? Or download the installation package?

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I haven't used Alt-Azm mode, but it can be supported in Equator mode. I also use azeq5.

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