Pep replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi Thx8411,

Thank you. You are a master ... (we will leave the universe for other occasions smile.png).
Thank you so much for the work you have done and the dedication you had put into it.
(By the way, only one thing: the minimum time of the camera is 0.001s but in Ekos you have to set it manually, if you put the minimum with the arrows to go up and down the value continue only accepting 0.01s. Hey! but it do the pictures of 0.001s if you put the value manualy, therefore OK)
I insist, Thank you very much,

CLEAR and GOOD SKIES.
Pep

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Pep replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi Thx8411,

I just upgrade the system and works perfectly well.
In VNC mode (web access) and remotely (by Ekos (PC)). The camera is connected directly to the USB3 of the RasPi4 without Power Hub.
In both cases I try to do different exposures (from 0.001s to 60s), videos, guide and works perfect. I check if on 12bits works and works too, but have to much noise (normal, of course).
Now I only need a cloudless sky and check if works guide, in internal mode, from ekos works too.
Thanks a lot Blaise.
I attach the dump files if you will check them. v1C is in VNC mode and v2C is remotely mode.

Thanks again,
Pep

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Pep replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi thx8411,
Good Morning.
I didn't know how to check the version but looking at ekos (INDI-Panel) I can tell you I have versions1.1 interface 6
Now I upgrade the lib and I have 1.6.5 version. Is to say I had just had the before one.
I hope it serves.
Thanks,
Pep
Today I'll try it and tell you what happen.

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Pep replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 5 months ago

Dear Thx8411,

I have done different tests to see what results I get ... and nothing in the last one I managed to make images of (and without much success, too).:blink:
In the attached pdf, you will see a table where I have tried to describe what tests I have done.
In the compressed file are the sv305_pro_dump_vN files of each test (where N is the test number or version, which I named).
My dmesg results is like 1-1.3 (connected directly to USB3 port) or 1-1.4.1 (from Hub powered usb3). On "cat " instructions I put "1u" , this is correct, don't you?

I hope it helps you with something ... If I have to clarify something, tell me. Or if some other test needs to be done, too.
I have a raspi4 with 4Gb of ram, astroberry 2.0.3 and I have either connected via VNC (via web) or remotely via PC (Ekos).
Thanks for everything.
I will waiting your news :cheer:

Pep

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Pep replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 5 months ago

Dear Thx8411,

I hope to have a moment today and be able to try it. They will be images with nothing, as it is raining today but there should be no problem, right?
When I have it I will send it to you. (I hope to know how to do it)
Best,

Pep

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Pep replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi Thx8411,

You are the MASTER of the Univers B) :)

Thank you so much for continuing to insist on the issue.:cheer: In fact looking at the answer lines, I see some pattern, but I don’t know what they mean.:oops:
I insist, if I can do something, you tell me.;)
Good luck and I look forward to good news from you regarding the sv305PRO (USB3 to raspi4 4gbRam).

{The SvBony company I know that they are interested that sv305pro works on INDI-Driver. I remember that you had the contact of them, don't it?. Could be a great help}

Thanks,

Pep

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Pep replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi thx8411,

Well been back. :)
It will be an important test that you do. I will be on the lookout for what you post.:woohoo: :)
While you wait, weather permitting, I can do some testing, if you need.
I have a raspi4 with 4Gb of RAM and sv305pro connected to a USB3 powered HUB and this connected to the raspi's USB3 port.

I guess you will have seen my latest reports on some tests I have been doing and the results I have gotten. If you need me to repeat something for more information or ... you know.

If you need somthing you will tell me,

Best regards,

Pep

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Pep replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi Tom,

Thanks a lot.
I don't have enaught knwolegment for to do something about it.
Then you suggest to upgrade my EEPROM? How do I proceed for do it? Of course, first I check which EEPROM version I have.

Thanks a lot again,
Pep

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Pep replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 6 months ago

Dear Tom,

About Ekos guiding: I mean the internal of ekos.
With the external guide that uses PHD2, it works, although in the evening it had an error (after about 50 minutes) when disconnecting the camera and I could no reconecting it to activate it (it was too late and I did not try reset everything. I guess it would have worked :( ).
Although if it were possible to use the internal guidance of the Ekos I would prefer it :kiss: .

The mount (OnStep), which is not connected, was in the afternoon when I tried to configure the settings you commented on, and the OnStep uploaded. But it works and connects well after.

I also need to calibrate mechanically the DEC axis because I have had sudden changes on DEC graphyc. I guess that's why the guide stopped every 4 minutes (approximately). In fact, the graphics were creepy.:unsure: :sick: :silly:

The settings of the changes you told me, I changed it correctly, right? I don't have to change any more, do I?:dry:
Aside from mechanically adjusting the mount, is there anything else I need to do or setup?

I use the sv305Pro camera (by USB3 powered HUB).
I will use the camera as a guide, basically. But when possible, I would also like to do in planetary and moon, but I need to be able to lower the times to 1ms, now it don’t let goes down from 10ms.

Thanks a lot,

Pep

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Pep replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi Tom,

At the end in PHD2 it's working now ... ... is talking, because it has a lot of adjustment errors in the tracking, but the system is working.
Tracking in Ekos does not work.


Thanks,

Pep

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Pep replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 6 months ago

Dear Tom,

I have try it and in the end I was able to configure INDI as you have told me and PHD2 as well, but there is no way, it keep doing the same (with or without powered hub)
Attached is an image of how I set the INDI for the camera in case there is something not well configurated.
I'm using a Raspi4 with astroberry 2.0.3 all upgraded.
Thanks,

Pep


PD: I see that the option to exposure less than 0.01s not is available yet. (the camera accept from 0.001s to 1800s)

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Pep replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi Tom,

Oysters, sorry ...:oops:

I should jumped on the post where you explained it. :oops: Well that's how I'll try it. In fact today there is a favorable weather forecast and I will be able to tell you, what happened as soon as possible.

I insist, sorry for my insistence to try to give you datas for to resolve the problem. If I would have read it before, for sure it would have worked before. ;)

Thank you for this huge job you have done.:cheer:

Pep

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Pep replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 6 months ago

Dear Knro and Thx8411,

During this time I tried to track via PHD2, but it continues to give the same problem of the INDI-Driver (it also uses the same): that is, it makes 1 or maximum 2 images and that's it: it no longer responds.

In another forum I read that the AstroDMX-Capture works very well with the SV305 (the pro says nothing). I have also tried it and yes, the camera never fails and has many control options of it, but of course this program only takes pictures and does not track.
Seeing that it worked I stopped the astroDMx-capture and turned on the ekos to try to take pictures or track ... and nothing worked anymore. Also, once the ekos no longer detected it, I tried to start the astroDMx-Capture again to see if it responded, and no longer responded.
Then, I had to disconnect/connect the camera and reset the RasPi so that some of the programs would detect it again. And worked, of course.

I hope it becomes clear what tests I have done, if you need any feedback or do any tests feel free to tell me and I'll do it.

Thank you and I look forward to your news,

Best,

Pep

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Pep replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi thx8411 and Knro,

I wanted to look at what was going on with the camera doing a "dmesg" and I have saw what happens every time the camera stops working and I disconnect/connect the Ekos and the camera has already stopped working.
That is:

  • if I disconnect/connect the camera and reset the ekos, the camera works a couple of images at most.
  • Then the INDI-Server and Ekos still believe it is connected but no longer responds.
  • If I reset Ekos then, on dmesg lines appear: "usbfs: process nnnn (indi_sv305_ccd) did not claim interface 0 before use".
  • And so on until I disconnect and reconnect the camera to USB3 port.
Either via USB3 HUB powered or direct to the USB3 port de la raspi4.

Look at the picture.

I hope this can give you a clue to solve the problem.
And if I can check something more (if you give me the instruction to do for check it, I'll do it)

Thank you for your time and solutions.

Pep

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Pep replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi Folks,

The other night I tested the SV305PRO with a USB3 powered HUB to see if it had any issues and check if not stop the camera. And I was unlucky. I was doing the same with the HUB as without it.
I was trying to track with ekos and yes it was do the first image to take references, it was moving the mount to do the calibration and then there was no way it could do the next image.
I tried to plug/unplug it, turn it on, reset the ekos and nothing at all, I wasn’t lucky either. Only when I stopped (switch off) the whole system and tried again, only then it did work once and I was left waiting to do the second image again.
I tried it with and without the USB3 powered HUB, and even with just the SV305PRO connected to the USB3 and everything else (OnStep and DSRL) to the USB2 ports. And the result was the same. I remember you I have the astroberry as an INDI-server.
Any suggestions to be able to do the guidance? Basically is the use I would want to do by camera (and some times to do some planet or Moon)
Thank you all,
Pep

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