Sorry, but live video is not yet supported at all in the driver.

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AstroKeith wrote: Yes - that can be a distraction!

I'm finding that if I start EKOS and go straight to the camera exposure tab, change gain first to anything 1 or higher, then change exposure to something long. It will give me a true long exposure straight away, and carry on doing so for the session.

Ive found you must not touch the exposure before the gain, as the moment exposure has been entered, a test image is captured automatically, which prevents future long exposures.

The command line I gave before still continues to be 'foolproof'.


Ok, ill try more with that input, sorry but Im a bit of work spare time now adays so its moving a bit slow.

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You need to compile with the latest libini base library, the interface has been changed in there.

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Just to make sure, when you say the image exposure does not change. You have turned of the stretch-button in the FITS-viewer then, otherwise the stretch function will normalize the exposure, with more or less noise as a side-effect.

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You mean this: raspistill -t 1 -md 3 -bm -ex off -ag 1 --shutter 200000 -ISO 800 -st -o /home/astroberry/Desktop/long.jpg
Its a 0.2 s exosure, I have not had problems with that before.

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Ok, done some testing today. Neither burst mode or hard setting a mode seems to help. Also I see that when I use raspistill to get a 5 s exposure it can take up to 45 seconds. That is really strange I think.

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Oh, ok. That was interesting for sure. Ill see if I can find anything there.
Thanks, Lars

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Hi, Im trying to build my indi-rpicam driver now in the indi-3rdparty repo, but there is a lot of errors. Commit 73f91fd4eb39d11e75173df090364cf2a16d0536 introduces calls to the metod getCurrentPollingPeriod() which i can not find anywhere. Anyone knows what this is about?

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Yes, mode is the key probably. QRainman has provided me with lot of information so Ill update the code from this.

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I know about the problem and it is very annoying, sometimes I can get long exposures very reproducible. Probably we only need to figure out how to set the correct sensor-mode for the HiQ camera, but I have not found such documentation. Ive sent request to Sony about their sensor, but no reply. Berhaps I should ask Broadcom instead ..

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Ill take back that. I cant get more than 1 sec exposure without first taking a 20 sec exposure for the camera to kind of synchronize. As I understand the camera is then measuring and adjusting settings. There must be a way to set all values fixed, still looking for that.

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