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Garth replied to the topic 'Connecting indi via Bluetooth to a compuer' in the forum. 2 years ago

From my usage, the Shoestring Astronomy BT2EQ6 adapter really works quite well.
It was a little hairy getting the virtual serial port configured on the RPi (and I'm still not sure what I did to get it to work), but after that it functioned as expected!

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Garth replied to the topic 'Regress to QHY driver 1.5 on the Pi for the SSAG?' in the forum. 3 years ago

I updated EkosVM and it now works great! Could I ask someone to give me some guidance on updating the drivers for the Pi?

I checked out, built, and installed the 3rd party drivers off sourceforge and the problem is still there but also a little different. The strange patterns are still present, but the image now shows gradients that reflect the brightness of whatever I've turned the sensor towards.

I've attached an image of the SSAG pointed out the window with a collimation cap covering the sensor.

My Pi is an older version 1 Model B running Raspbian Jessie. Other than the speed and memory, could this generation of Pi have any issues that are hindering things?

Is there a better way for me to be updating the drivers, or a better distro to install on the Pi?

Thanks for any advice!

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Garth replied to the topic 'Regress to QHY driver 1.5 on the Pi for the SSAG?' in the forum. 3 years ago

Thanks for the speedy feedback, guys!

I updated EkosVM and the image is now the same as that taken from the Pi. Both are reporting version 1.6. I've attached a screenshot.

The connection also seems flakier now. After I've taken a shot, I'm usually unable to take another until I disconnect the device and shut down the local indi server and then fire it back up.

Several weeks ago, I started toying with the idea of INDI device development. I grabbed Eric Holmes' OpenSSAG code and was able to build it without issue. I was never able to actually use it successfully, though. When trying to connect I would always get the message from the library that it couldn't find the camera. The camera was showing up with no issue in the list of USB devices, but something was evidently going wrong (probably with my code). At that point, I realized I was quickly getting out of my depth for device driver development, so I let it go. :unsure:

I then decided to try the indi_qhy_ccd driver in EkosVM and it just worked! I always thought the SSAG's ID prevented it from showing up as a QHY device (but what do I know?).

Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help, even if it is just testing new releases of the QHY libs against the SSAG.

Thank you!
Garth

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Garth created a new topic ' QHY driver 1.5 on Pi?' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hello,

I'm exploring whether I can use INDI server on my Pi and for the most part, everything seems great! The part that doesn't work as well is my SSAG. Judging from other research I've done on the web, the SSAG seems like the outcast QHY5 stepchild, and I can't quite tell whether it should even work at all with indi_qhy_ccd.

What's interesting is that the SSAG seems to work when I connect it directly to my MBP running EkosVM. I can connect, adjust the exposure length and take an image without an issue. While I haven't done any actual guiding off it, the exposure I take (of the ceiling) seems consistent with with what I'd get if I were to take an exposure with it using PHD on my Windows laptop.

When I run INDI server off the Pi, it connects and I can adjust the settings. The image I get back after taking an exposure that suggests something isn't quite right.

Other than the obvious differences between my MBP and the Pi, the QHY driver version on the Pi is 1.6 while the one on EkosVM is 1.5.

I've attached two screenshots, one showing the image taking from EkosVM when the camera is locally attached to the laptop. The other image is what I get back when KStars is talking to the Pi.

Is using the SSAG with INDI a crapshoot or have I come across a bug? Or Both? If the SSAG should be reasonably well supported using the QHY driver perhaps I could try regress to version 1.5 on the Pi?

Can anyone offer some insight as to what's going on?

(Apologies if this is a repost, my first submission seemed to evaporate into the ether.)

Thank you!

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Garth created a new topic ' Regress to QHY driver 1.5 on the Pi for the SSAG?' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hello,

I'm exploring whether I can use INDI server on my Pi and for the most part, everything seems great! The part that doesn't work as well is my SSAG. Judging from other research I've done on the web, the SSAG seems like the outcast QHY5 stepchild, and I can't quite tell whether it should even work at all with indi_qhy_ccd.

What's interesting is that the SSAG seems to work when I connect it directly to my MBP running EkosVM. I can connect, adjust the exposure length and take an image without an issue. While I haven't done any actual guiding off it, the exposure I take (of the ceiling) seems consistent with with what I'd get if I were to take an exposure with it using PHD on my Windows laptop.

When I run INDI server off the Pi, it connects and I can adjust the settings. The image I get back after taking an exposure that suggests something isn't quite right.

Other than the obvious differences between my MBP and the Pi, the QHY driver version on the Pi is 1.6 while the one on EkosVM is 1.5.

I've attached two screenshots, one showing the image taking from EkosVM when the camera is locally attached to the laptop. The other image is what I get back when KStars is talking to the Pi.

Is using the SSAG with INDI a crapshoot or have I come across a bug? Or Both? If the SSAG should be reasonably well supported using the QHY driver perhaps I could try regress to version 1.5 on the Pi?

Can anyone offer some insight as to what's going on or what I could try? (I've looked into regressing the QHY driver on the Pi back to 1.5, but I'm not having any success in finding the source for it.)

Thank you!

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