Ben replied to the topic 'Orion StarShoot G3 CCD' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi Bob,
The build instructions that I provided in the earlier post *should* have built the driver with debug symbols...but I misspelled BUILD (-DCMAKE_BILD_TYPE=Debug should be -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE) :oops: If you could try again after rebuilding, that would be great. But, based on the output that you provided leads me to believe that ekos is crashing (probably based on some bogus data that the driver sent it). That would be more difficult to debug.

Thanks,
Ben

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Ben replied to the topic 'Orion StarShoot G3 CCD' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi Bob,
Capturing a backtrace of the crash would be helpful. You can find the instructions half-way through step 3 at www.indilib.org/forum/general/571-read-b...support-request.html

Thanks,
Ben

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Ben replied to the topic 'Orion StarShoot G3 CCD' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

No worries, Bob. I did it because it was fun. It still might be worthwhile to have an open source version rather than relying on binaries that are provided by the vendor.

I hope at least one of the drivers works for you and you're able to start using your camera :)

Thanks,
Ben

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Ben replied to the topic 'Orion StarShoot G3 CCD' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

LOL, that certainly looks like it's meant to work with the StarShoot G3 :oops:

It looks like you added that in September of last year, in between the time we originally discussed the G3 and when we resumed the conversation (assuming that there was still no driver for it)!

It would be really cool if the Ekos profile wizard could detect hardware and automatically suggest drivers (maybe based on the USB PID:DID). Maybe that would be a more useful improvement for me to make than re-writing a driver that already exists :lol:

Thanks,
Ben

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Ben replied to the topic 'Orion StarShoot G3 CCD' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi Bob,
Well, the drive isn't likely usable in it's current form but it might be interesting if you're able to try it out. I'm sure it'll end in a crash, but it might end up being helpful for development. I have a bunch of testing that I still plan on doing to hopefully fix some of the issues.

If you would like to test it, do:

git clone https://github.com/bgilsrud/indi-3rdparty.git
cd indi-3rdparty
git checkout orion_ssg3_driver
mkdir build
cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DCMAKE_BILD_TYPE=Debug ../indi-orion-ssg3
make
sudo make install

Then you should be able to select the "Orion StarShoot G3" driver in the CCD devices in Ekos. Any log output that you get will be useful. If you can get so far as to attempt to get an image that would be great.

Thanks,
Ben

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Ben replied to the topic 'Orion StarShoot G3 CCD' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi Bob,
No rush on getting that setup. I'm just thinking ahead that, once the driver is ready to test, it will be the simplest to capture a known image to verify that it's working correctly. Testing it out under the stars would be extremely difficult and probably annoying.

Thanks,
Ben

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Ben replied to the topic 'Orion StarShoot G3 CCD' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi Bob,
The good news is that our house sold fast so now I have time to work on this (and look for a house to move into to...preferably one where I can build and observatory!). Also, since I've had some time to let this stew, I think I understand almost all of the packets that you have captured. The only thing that I don't yet fully understand is the temperature reporting...and that's not critical to make a functional driver. Still, hopefully this will make sense eventually.

I should have something to try out in a couple of days. It would be really helpful if you have a setup that can be used to capture a recognizable image. That's usually a little trickier than it sounds, but maybe you can point your telescope out the window at a far away tree or something?

Thanks,
Ben

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Ben replied to the topic 'Orion StarShoot G3 CCD' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Bob,
Thanks, these additional captures were really helpful. Could I trouble you for one more capture of taking an image with an offset of something other than 127? Any value will do. Is the range of allowable offsets 0-255 in OCS?

Thanks,
Ben

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Ben thanked Bob Stephens in topic Orion StarShoot G3 CCD 1 month ago

Ben replied to the topic 'Orion StarShoot G3 CCD' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Bob,
The captures that you provided are excellent. I think I understand enough to write a simple INDI driver for the camera...though I can't make any promises about a timeline since the next 2 weeks will be brutally busy for me (we're getting ready to sell our house).

I do have a couple of additional requests, if you would be so kind...
1. Could you provide the dimensions of an image that you capture via Orion Camera Studio?
2. Could you provide a packet capture or a 1s image (light, but I don't think it matters) with binning set to 2x2?
3. Could you provide a packet capture of setting the gain to 80 and then 0? What is the gain range that OCS allows?
4. Does OCS show you the temperature of the camera anywhere? Could you note this for the number 2 request above?

I've started a project on github at github.com/bgilsrud/indi-orion_ssg3 . I've put some notes from the packet captures in a file called analysis if you're interested.

Thanks,
Ben

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Ben replied to the topic 'Orion StarShoot G3 CCD' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Bob,
This is really great! Could you also provide the output of "lsusb -vv -d 0722:0502"?

Thanks,
Ben

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Ben thanked Bob Stephens in topic Orion StarShoot G3 CCD 1 month ago

Ben replied to the topic 'Driver for old Meade DSi 1 Pro' in the forum. 5 months ago

I'm stumped as to why you're having issues. I was able to install the DSI driver on ubuntu 18.04 (x84_64 using docker) and it works fine. Have you tried doing an "apt-get update && apt-get upgrade"?

Thanks,
Ben

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Ben replied to the topic 'Driver for old Meade DSi 1 Pro' in the forum. 5 months ago

What version of ubuntu studio are you using? The output of "lsb_release -a" would help.

How did you install the dsi driver? Was it via Jasem's PPA?

Thanks,
Ben

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Ben replied to the topic 'Driver for old Meade DSi 1 Pro' in the forum. 5 months ago

There appears to be something wrong with your installation. The DSI driver is missing a symbol, which is likely caused by a missing library. Did you install indi via apt or dpkg? That shouldn't allow this to happen.

Can you post the output of the following command:
ldd $(which indi_dsi_ccd)

Thanks,
Ben

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