I have been using it in INDI even before the ASCOM driver of SkyWatcher came out.
There is a problem with the Park feature and the recently added "Dome Park lock", but you can use it if you avoid it.
Immediately after canceling the Park function, press the stop button on the mount controller to stop it before using it. (Bug that doesn't heal)
The capture module is linked.
I bought a camera with IMX385 from AliExpress.
To use it with Ekos, it was necessary to combine driver items such as monochrome mode, motion Jpeg for capture, and live stacking set with the driver.
Avoid adding items to your driver with every update. (Especially in previous versions where the item worked fine)
The driver update is causing the malfunction.
Let me give you an example.
・ SkyWatcher ALTAZ → Park-related changes (not yet improved)
, Locking at Dome Park (I don't feel the need ...), Focal length of the lens barrel (previously caused trouble but has been abolished.
Change the operation of Canon DSLR → Live View to a checkbox (it seems to be malfunctioning because it is off by default).
The INDI driver itself has few bugs and works comfortably, but adding items every time it is updated causes trouble and is very burdensome.
INDI is a very nice environment, but I think that newly started users will mistake it as a bug if the set driver does not work every time the version is upgraded.
Incorporating the default settings that work properly and keeping them consistent with the settings previously used by the user will definitely reduce trouble.
Since the video signal can be branched and used, I thought it would be convenient to use a high-sensitivity security camera that uses SDI signals.
The EAA system with Ekos is complete with the information you receive!
Since this system can branch the video signal, it can be on- axis guide, and the alignment module can also be used, so I think that it can create an ideal EAA environment that can also be used for plate solving.
Thank you for information.
(I will post on the blog later that the operation check was successful!)
I just turned on the stacking option and tried it.
I was able to release the shutter!
Thank you for the great information!
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I haven't tried selecting a stack.
Then check if the shutter can be controlled.
Certainly it can be used with a UVC camera, but with a UVC capture module (like the link below), the shutter cannot be controlled with the current Ekos and you can see the preview, but the operation with each module Will not be possible. .. ..
It would be nice if a high-performance security camera could be used using a capture module like the one above.
I have made a request before, but when analyzing or previewing with a guide module, alignment module, focus module, capture module, etc., please change to a style that cuts out frames from the stream and processes them.
Guides, etc. are overwhelmingly faster, and Plate Solving and guides are also possible with UVC capture modules.
It is faster and more comfortable to use the image that is used for processing without saving by cutting out the frame of the stream, and even if the device does not have a physical shutter mechanism such as a capture module, each module can be used. It will be able to process it, and the possibilities will expand.
Added the ability to switch between the KStars planetarium screen and Ekos with tabs. It would be much easier to use if it could be displayed in the capture window and the module operated by Livevideo.
I also checked it on another UVC device.
I still get an error and can't capture, so I can't use Plate Solver or Focus Module.
I checked all the items in the driver control panel, but I get an error and the capture button does not work.
I think it can be solved if Ekos has the ability to capture the stream as a capture.
The image processing engine of the surveillance camera is suitable for celestial bodies, so I hope it can also be used for capture equipment.
Thank you for your wonderful support.
I would like to connect a security camera to a UVC capture module and control it with Ekos.
If you use INDI's V4L2 driver, you can see the stream video, but you cannot use functions such as Plate Solver and Focus because you cannot capture.
In the case of the capture module, there is no shutter control, so I think that it cannot be captured in the Ekos module with the current specifications.
I want Ekos to be able to use the UVC capture module, such as taking out streaming frames.
If you use Sky Watcher SynScan USB instead of a hand controller, you should be able to control it with the SkyWacher ALT-AZ driver.
Try the following with the ALTAZMount driver.
(This driver should have been developed with an API that can be used with all SkyWacherALT-AZMount, but there is a bug that does not fix it at all.)
1. Turn your home position to the North Pole.
2. View mount controller from Ekos mount module
3. Press the park release button on the Ekos mount controller
4. Press the stop button on the Ekos mount controller to stop the mount.
(It's a bug.)
5. Move the lens barrel appropriately in the east direction with the mount controller
6. Perform Solver → Sync with the alignment module
If you perform steps 5 and 6 multiple times, the alignment points will be registered in the alignment subsystem so that they will move correctly.