Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Guiding calibration with too small star movement' in the forum. 8 hours 44 minutes ago

Yes it should be the same... so if the mount moves with these pulses then maybe it's not moving enough? or there is some backlash issue? At night, find a star and then issue these commands and see if you can notice somewhat noticable motion. The guide calibration only needs few pixels of motion in both axis to recognize the trend and calibrate correctly.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Guiding calibration with too small star movement' in the forum. 8 hours 56 minutes ago

Right, if you go to the GUIDE TAB in the driver in INDI Control Panel and enter some pulses there manually then press SET, do you see any changes in the RA/DE coordinates? for example, set NORTH to 3000 and press SET, the DEC should slightly change. Do you see that?

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Guiding calibration with too small star movement' in the forum. 9 hours 4 minutes ago

Did you try LX200 AP Experimental driver?

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Nikon DSLR conflict' in the forum. 12 hours 22 minutes ago

Hello Dimitris & welcome to INDI forum.

So I took a look again at the driver code and found this tidbit in gphoto_driver.cpp:1058

// Set Format Settings
    if (gphoto->format >= 0)
        gphoto_set_widget_num(gphoto, gphoto->format_widget, gphoto->format);

So it could be here that this is failing for some Nikon models? Can some comment out this code block and compile again? If it was indeed proven to be the culprit, we can figure out a way to add an exception for the affected Nikon models.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic '1.4.6 release - impressions, problems, etc. Please post.' in the forum. 13 hours 16 minutes ago

We will start sharing images for SM OS v1.4.7 for RPI4 within a couple of weeks. It should provide more stability improvements. If you want to beta test this version, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to express your interest and you will be signed up to receive it in a few days.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'dslr: wrong sensor dimensions' in the forum. yesterday

Ok your description led me to disable one area which I saved config for during setting of active devices. I just disabled this in GIT. Can you compile and see if this fixes your issue?

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Mount starts to move even if it's parked..' in the forum. yesterday

That's true as well. We'll protect against this on Ekos side, but there is still work on driver's side as well.

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I've seen this crashes too on Windows OS. On Linux, couldn't get a crash to occur just yet. But I plan to test this with my observatory on Windows & Linux pretty soon. Waiting for RPI4 to arrive (my home observatory still running StellarMate on RPi3 just fine, but might as well upgrade) in a couple of days then I will test KStars + SM OS on it. Will run a stress test on the rig.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic '1.4.6 release - impressions, problems, etc. Please post.' in the forum. yesterday

Jacques, I'm terrible sorry to hear about your issues. Let's take this step by step:

1. FocusCube Zero: If the focuser if fully retracted, in INDI control panel, you can set SYNC to to zero. Just put zero and press set and that's it.
2. FocusCube Reverse: Same as above, you can enable/disable reverse direction in INDI Control Panel.
3. Altair: Altair cameras are known to have issues with USB on Raspberry PI. Go to Controls tab and try to reduce USB Speed. Does this help? I will try to share a video of Altair from my observatory (using it as a guide camera from StellarMate on RPI3).
4. EQMod: what error were you specifically getting upon re-connection?

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Help needed for INDI client development' in the forum. yesterday

wbirk wrote: hi jaseem!

well - that is a cool command line tool, but how do it set it from C++? of course via switches, but my problem is that i don't find the documentation which switches are available, which range of values (for instance for gain of the camera) is available and so on in my client. maybe i am stuck in a total rut :D
yours wolfi


For C++, you'd just use INDI Client API . You can check the INDI Client Tutorial as well for an example.

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Sure, I just pushed the changes to GIT. You can compile the driver or wait for the next INDI Nightly release.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'ASI183MM PRO Offset' in the forum. yesterday

Sure it can be added. What's the standard FITS keyword for this?

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