nMAC replied to the topic 'QHY CCD problem with frame dimensions' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Before loosing my mind I have in the last hours making some other testing and found out some important details on one of the problems, so here's what I found;

First, there are two distinct problems 

1 - Frame dimensions - this one has to be solved on the driver / sdk our using ekos / indi panel workaround . So this one stands the same situation as before.

2 - Frame loop hanging:

Now for this one I tried to isolate the problem,  without using KStars/Ekos. So I tried using CCDCiel and PHD2 connecting to the latest drivers/sdk  and.... voila!!!!
No problems at all stopping the frame loop. I even change binning during capture and still no problems. No matter what I do the camera stays rock solid without hanging.
And there is one important detail I found.

In both applications when I manually stop the loop, the last frame is always downloaded after the stop. That is not happening in Ekos. As soon as you stop the loop, the camera
immediattly hangs, so it seems that the QHY6 does like interrupting the frame download. I remember this also happened to my Atik 420m some time ago and it was corrected
after an update.

Soooooo...... it seems this only happens in ekos. I hope this helps troubleshoot at least one problem.

 




 

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nMAC replied to the topic 'QHY CCD problem with frame dimensions' in the forum. 2 weeks ago


That would really be the best solution in fact.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'QHY CCD problem with frame dimensions' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi! Sorry about that, I sent you a PM. 

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nMAC replied to the topic 'QHY CCD problem with frame dimensions' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi again and thanks for the assistance. If you wish you can send them my email, it's public you can see it on my profile picture in this thread under my Avatar (Envelope Icon).
Yes I tried several older versions unsuccessful. But the problem is very old, it has 3 years since the first report on the forum! So I think I could go even further in time.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'QHY CCD problem with frame dimensions' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Well I have just made the test with the latest SDK and it seems that qhy6 does not support live frame, here are my results:

nmac@nnnnn-Linux:/usr/local/lib$ ls -al libqhyccd.*
-rw-r--r-- 1 nmac nmac 11648696 nov 19 18:40 libqhyccd.a
lrwxrwxrwx 1 nmac nmac 15 set 16 07:33 libqhyccd.so -> libqhyccd.so.20
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 nov 19 18:43 libqhyccd.so.20 -> libqhyccd.so.21.10.12.16 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3816536 nov 19 18:40 libqhyccd.so.21.10.12.16
nmac@nnnn-Linux:/usr/local/lib$
nmac@nnnnnLinux:/usr/local/lib$ ldd /usr/bin/indi_qhy_ccd | grep qhy

libqhyccd.so.21 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libqhyccd.so.21 (0x00007f86e9f60000)

nmac@nnnn-Linux:/usr/local/lib$ /usr/local/testapp/LiveFrameMode/LiveFrameSample
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|GetQHYCCDSDKVersion|21 10 12 16
QHYCCD SDK Version: V20211012_16

-- qhyccd.cpp param
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResource()|START
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResource|auto_detect_camera:false,call InitQHYCCDResourceInside
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|START
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|libusb_version 1.0.24.11584
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|libusb_init(libqhyccd_context) called...
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|numdev set to 0
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|END
************************** config file path 21.10.12.16 svn: 11499 ************************************
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResource|Load ini filePath = /usr/local/lib fileName = qhyccd.ini
Init SDK success!
Yes!Found QHYCCD,the num is 1
connected to the first camera from the list,id is QHY6-M-010aXXXXXXXXXXXX
Open QHYCCD success!
Firmware version:2011_2_8

The detected camera is not support live frame.
SDK resources released.
nmac@nnnn-Linux:/usr/local/lib$


INDI is pointing to a different place: libqhyccd.so.21 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libqhyccd.so.21
I have already replaced this symlink to the SDK one and the results are exactly the same.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'QHY CCD problem with frame dimensions' in the forum. 2 weeks ago



It gets installed when you install the SDK from the downloads page at QHY.
here : www.qhyccd.com/html/prepub/log_en.html#!log_en.md

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nMAC replied to the topic 'QHY CCD problem with frame dimensions' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi again.

Yes I have already tested the live and still frame samples and they both work without any problems at all.
But INDI problems persist anyway.
I did that test when I installed the sdk manually from QHY also following that PDF file.

Anyway tonight I will test again and post results as asked.
 

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nMAC replied to the topic 'QHY CCD problem with frame dimensions' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Yes it does. It's the latest. Thanks!

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nMAC replied to the topic 'QHY CCD problem with frame dimensions' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Yes it does try to get the dimensions from the SDK but its getting 0 x 0 filled on INDI Panel.
In my case I am using the latest provided by INDI (21.10.26) but I have also tested 21.9.10 and QHY own version 21.10.12.
They all have both problems.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'QHY CCD problem with frame dimensions' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

That's what I was afraid... no response.

In the case of frame dimensions, in spite not being the ideal, the frame size could be set directly and automatically by code on the INDI Control panel UI Fields (the read only ones) as a workaround
or assuming a fixed dimension on the driver code when this dimension returns 0 for this camera model. Or even asking the sensor dimensions like the DSLR Driver.
The hanging after stop problem however is way difficult to debug.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'QHY CCD problem with frame dimensions' in the forum. 1 month ago

Yes I have those too because it's not getting the resolution/pixel data even if we save it.
Go for it! I tried several messages to them on the old forum but I didn't get lucky.
Maybe you are :-)

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nMAC replied to the topic 'QHY CCD problem with frame dimensions' in the forum. 1 month ago

You are right..it still gives errors but now you can expose with the camera and test it.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'QHY CCD problem with frame dimensions' in the forum. 1 month ago

752x582 for usable field resolution or 800x596 for full resolution.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'QHY CCD problem with frame dimensions' in the forum. 1 month ago

On the indi panel, image settings tab. Fill the values and save.
 

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