Mike S replied to the topic 'SX-46 Not Recognized' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thank you.

My apologies, but where/how do I run that statement?

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Mike S created a new topic ' SX-46 Not Recognized' in the forum. 3 months ago

Previously I reported this issue, and was told that the PID for this camera was added as of version 3.1 (Mac). I am using 3.2.3 and still can not seem to get the program to connect to the camera. I can run TSX at the same or just before or after and connect to the camera just fine.

Can someone please confirm if the PID for this camera (SX-46) is present and that the program should be able to connect via USB?

Thank you
Mike
Previous thread: www.indilib.org/forum/embedded-indi/4409...ccd-not-working.html

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Mike S replied to the topic 'SX CCD not working?' in the forum. 9 months ago

It seems like maybe this is more of a 3.0.1 type change, but okay - thanks very much for the attention to this issue.

A week? A month? More or less?

Mike

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Mike S replied to the topic 'SX CCD not working?' in the forum. 9 months ago

Ok, got it right this time - attached is a document direct from SX.

Please let me know if/when I can t ry using the SX-46 with Ekos.

Thanks very much
Mike

File Attachment:

File Name: SxCameras-Released.pdf
File Size: 42 KB


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Mike S replied to the topic 'SX CCD not working?' in the forum. 9 months ago

My apologies - of course you are correct and it is a camera recognition issue.

Here is what I see with the SX-46 plugged into the USB port of the computer. The SX-46 hub is connected to the SX-AO, SX filter wheel and Ultrastar:
USB 2.0 Bus:

Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBEHCIPCI
PCI Device ID: 0x1c26
PCI Revision ID: 0x0005
PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086

Hub:

Product ID: 0x2513
Vendor ID: 0x0424 (SMSC)
Version: b.b3
Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
Location ID: 0xfd100000 / 1
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 2
Extra Operating Current (mA): 0
Built-In: Yes

USB2.0 Hub:

Product ID: 0x6572
Vendor ID: 0x04b4 (Cypress Semiconductor)
Version: 32.99
Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
Location ID: 0xfd120000 / 3
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 100
Extra Operating Current (mA): 0

SxFilterWh:

Product ID: 0x0920
Vendor ID: 0x1278
Version: 0.01
Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: SxFilterWh
Location ID: 0xfd124000 / 6
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 300
Extra Operating Current (mA): 0

ECHO2:

Product ID: 0x0525
Vendor ID: 0x1278
Version: 0.00
Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: Starlight Xpress
Location ID: 0xfd122000 / 5
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 300
Extra Operating Current (mA): 0

ECHO2:

Product ID: 0x0604
Vendor ID: 0x1278
Version: 0.00
Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: Starlight Xpress
Location ID: 0xfd121000 / 4
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 300
Extra Operating Current (mA): 0

IR Receiver:

Product ID: 0x8242
Vendor ID: 0x05ac (Apple Inc.)
Version: 0.16
Speed: Up to 1.5 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: Apple Computer, Inc.
Location ID: 0xfd110000 / 2
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 100
Extra Operating Current (mA): 0
Built-In: Yes

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Mike S replied to the topic 'SX CCD not working?' in the forum. 9 months ago

James

Thank you!, but the issue is not camera dependent. If I set up a new Equipment Profile in Ekos, and choose to use the internal INDI server, and choose 'SX CCD' as my camera - then, when I open the INDI server control panel (where I can connect/disconnect to devices) there is no tab for SX CCD. I have tabs for all my other equipment (Paramount, SX AO, Gemini) - but no way to connect to my camera or Lodestar guider. The SX CCD INDI 'driver' (not sure of the right term) seems just plain broken.

I will get the info for the camera (SX-46) as you requested, but surely the Lodestar is already a known camera and I can not connect to that either.

Thanks for your help - I really want this to work (Using Ekos to allow me to use both the SX AO and TSX while remaining on the Mac).
Mike

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Mike S created a new topic ' SX CCD not working?' in the forum. 9 months ago

I'm on a Mac (10.13.6) using Kstars 3.0.0. Using the internal INDI server, I select 'SX CCD' as my camera, but then no tab appears in the connection window. There is no way to connect to my SX-46.

Likewise, if I try to use INDI server, the SX CCD 'light' stays yellow, but the SX wheel and SX AO are green.

If anyone can help me gain control of my camera (SX-46) through Ekos, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks
Mike

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Mike S created a new topic ' Help with TSX dropping USB connection when INDI connects' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hello. I wonder if anyone has any insight into my issue. I am on a Mac using the internal Kstars/Ekos INDI server to connect to TSX.

I set up TSX normally, start Ekos, and try to connect to my mount via the Paramount INDI driver to TSX TCP server. Everything connects and I get a green light on the INDI server -connection is good. But then about a second later, the USB connection to the mount fails and TSX looses connection.

If anyone is familiar with this issue, I would sure appreciate some help. Thanks
Mike

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Mike S created a new topic ' How to best use TSX to drive mount on Mac?' in the forum. 12 months ago

Hello - a little help, please. I think that the best (only?) way to use TSX (and thus the PEC, ProTrack and DirectGuide abilities it has) to control the mount is to use the TSX server and connect to it by having EKOS use the INDI Paramount option through the INDI Server (for OSX). Is this correct? And, if so, I'm having some issue setting it all up Can anyone provide a step by step? I'm also going to be using PHD2, but that set up seems straightforward.

Thanks very much
Mike
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Mike S replied to the topic 'Ekos - TheSKYX - RPI3, and potential PHD2' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hello - I am wondering if anyone has successfully done this - Use Ekos to coordinate both TSX and PHD2 through the TSX server?

Thank you for your input
Mike

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Mike S replied to the topic 'SX-AO help - possible on Mac?' in the forum. 1 year ago

Ok, will do.

Can you please link me to a 'getting started from scratch on the Mac' document or tutorial?

Thanks for your help
Mike

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Mike S replied to the topic 'SX-AO help - possible on Mac?' in the forum. 1 year ago

Rob
Thank you again - I am definitely going to try this one way or the other. I was looking at the Paramount INDI driver page and it says this:

This INDI paramount driver interacts with Paramount mounts via TheSkyX TCP Server either locally on the same computer or across a network connection. Bisque does not permit a direct control of the mount and so TheSkyX must be started and configured first. To connect to TSX, the TCP server needs to be enabled. In TSX go to Tools->TCP Server. A pop up window will open. Click the check box Listening For Connections. This option will stay enabled and persist across TSX restarts.

When running on the same computer as TSX, connect to the loopback address of your computer (127.0.0.1). If TSX is on a separate computer, obtain the IP address of the TSX server. The port should be 3040 by default.

Doesn't this suggest that what I am asking about is possible? Is seems that KStars, etc will, in fact, use TSX to run the mount - which is exactly what I want. Am I wrong?

Thanks!
Mike

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Mike S replied to the topic 'SX-AO help - possible on Mac?' in the forum. 1 year ago

rlancaste wrote:
So Mike, the upshot is that I would try either running PHD2 on your Mac or on a Raspberry Pi, connect that to your guider and to your SX-AO. I would recommend using the ST-4 jack in the guide camera for guiding not INDI mount. You can make the "Aux Mount" your INDI connected mount. I would connect your imager and your telescope to your INDIServer running on either your Raspberry Pi or your Mac. Then finally connect your favorite INDI client to the INDIServer. I usually use KStars for that. I think it should work well assuming PHD2 has good AO support. Does that all make sense?

Thanks,

Rob


Yes, that is very helpful - thank you to you both! So, I had also asked about being able to use TSX to run my mount so that I got the benefit of PEC and ProTrack and DirectGuide - Can INDI talk to TSX? Or is that not going to happen?

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Mike S created a new topic ' SX-AO help - possible on Mac?' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hello. I am VERY excited to start using the INDI system. Can someone please tell me if this is possible: I want to use an SX-AO, with dithering, on the Mac with TSX running the mount. Currently, TSX does not have SX-AO support. Alternatively, something else can run the mount, but there are benefits to using TSX if possible. I know I can do this on the PC with SGP, TSX and PHD2 talking to each other - are we there yet with INDI?

Any and all help and/or input is greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Mike

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Mike S replied to the topic 'Mac/Cloudmakers Set up instructions?' in the forum. 3 years ago

Peter

I'm sorry, I made a not-smart error. The Terminal code you supplied earlier did work to identify the Moonlite and, when coped and pasted into INDI Control panel, I was able to successfully connect and control the focuser. Most excellent!

Are you aware of any autofocus routines that interface with Astroimager? Or maybe this is coming soon?

Thanks so much for your help.

Mike

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