Derek created a new topic ' DLSR NOOB question' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi all,

I've been using INDI and EKOS for 2 or 3 years now and its working very well. I'm using an ATIK 383L+ with a C11 on a CEM120 mount. Using everything fully remotely.

I've never used a DSLR with INDI but I'm thinking that I'd like to piggy back my canon DSLR on the scope for wide field shots. My question is about powering a DSLR on and off remotely....
For the ATIK CCD its easy. A box of relays is controlled via scripts. But how would one power a DSLR remotely?
My DLSR is a EOS Kiss X7i (Also known as: EOS Rebel T5i (US), EOS 700D)

Thanks,
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'Teamviewer: commercial use detected' in the forum. 8 months ago

Thanks for all the tips everyone!!! VNC is a little bit difficult. The obs is not in my back yard and actually its internet connection is strange. I don't have a public IP so I cant port forward vnc traffic easily. I can't even ping its gateway address from outside that net.
I have a small linode server on the internet and a raspberry pin in the observatory opening a reverse ssh tunnel out to that. So I can ssh into the observatory from the internet by using this linode as a jumphost. Painful yes.... Teamviewer is useful in that your target machine just needs internet access and not a public ip. It uses teamviewer's servers as an intermediary. I guess I could also tunnel vnc traffic back through the linode too..

I'll try nomachine and anydesk thanks!!

Derek

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Derek created a new topic ' Teamviewer: commercial use detected' in the forum. 8 months ago

Anyone out there use team viewer to manage a remote site? I use it to remote-desktop into the observatory PC which runs Kstars.
A couple of days ago I got a popup saying "commercial use detected" and its prompting me to buy a licence. I thought I should pay but its actually pretty expensive and I'm not sure I qualify as commercial use. The observatory doesn't make any money :-)

Anyone else get this? Are there any alternatives?

Thanks,
Derek

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My scheduler shutdown script also powers off everything (except weather station). It also starts a data-reduction-pipeline and when all done powers off the main PC.
A separate process may be the way to go alright. I've bee playing with a python script that uses dbus to start/stop the scheduler but haven't made much progress lately. I have a raspberry pi in the observatory which is switched on all the time and was hoping to run it there. It would do a wakeonlan to the main pc and then use dbus to load the schedule file and start the scheduler.
Derek

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Yes the shut down works really well. I start the scheduler and I trust it enough to go to bed. But what would be awesome is if it could do a 'suspend' on bad weather and resume on good weather. Suspend for me would mean park scope and dome, then wait for better conditions. Or shutdown if dawn comes.
Its not that straightforward to implement this though I think.

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if it is cloudy at sunset it would wait until the weather cleared at say 2am. If the weather goes from good to bad then suspend imaging, close the dome, and wait for conditions to improve again.


This would be a fantastic feature to have. For me, in Ireland, it often happens that clouds roll over for 20min and then its clear again. In these cases, the scheduler runs the shutdown procedure and I'm sleeping soundly so there are no human's around to restart everything:-)
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'Weather safety' in the forum. 11 months ago

Tom,
Thats great!! Glad my code could help someone.
Derek

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