Ferrante Enriques replied to the topic 'Cannot take Flats with ZWO camera' in the forum. 6 days ago

I'm experiencing the same issue. Camera is ZWO ASI071.
In a previous thread it was suggested to use an initial exposure shorter than the target, But that didn't help.

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Ferrante Enriques replied to the topic 'Improving guiding performance' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

there was a post by Jasem that pointed to some documentation and give a brief description of the theory behind it:
www.indilib.org/forum/ekos/3083-internal...ment-parameters.html

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Ferrante Enriques replied to the topic 'Scheduler still capturing after job completion' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Run a test with all simulators devices (CCD guider, telescope, focus and filter) in a local configuration .
Kept "Renember Job Progress" not checked and used three filters.
Still the count is 0/0 and the scheduler tries to restart the job after completion.
Attached the full verbose log of this test (job completion is line 662. Line 1039 is where I manually stopped the job).

Thanks again for helping

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Ferrante Enriques replied to the topic 'Scheduler still capturing after job completion' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

yes, frames are there. And yes, the frame count in the scheduler does not increase.
I use a simple 10s x filter sequence for testing. Just keep the cooling off because during the day is still quite hot.
In the scheduler configuration please note that 'focus' is disabled during the day and 'align' and 'track' are disabled as my mount has encoders.

Thanks

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Ferrante Enriques replied to the topic 'Scheduler still capturing after job completion' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

1) I disabled "Remember Job Progress" only and run a test. Scheduler completed the job, briefly shown 'no jobs running' then turned the status to 'capturing' again.
2)Then kept 'remember Job progress' disabled and added a (simulator) filter wheel. Run a test capturing 10s per each filter (R,G,B).
Still a new job was selected after completion.

Attached a screenshot of the scheduler during first test .

2018-09-20T14:39:23 Job 'Polaris' is selected for next observation with priority #10 and score 40.
2018-09-20T14:39:23 Job 'Polaris' target is 109.438 degrees from Moon (score +20).
2018-09-20T14:39:23 Job 'Polaris' target altitude is 46 degrees at 20/09/18 14:39 (score +20).
2018-09-20T14:39:23 Job 'Polaris' will be run at 20/09/18 14:38.
2018-09-20T14:39:23 Job 'Polaris' target is 109.438 degrees from Moon (score +20).
2018-09-20T14:39:23 Job 'Polaris' target altitude is 46 degrees at 20/09/18 14:39 (score +20).
2018-09-20T14:39:23 Astronomical twilight rise is at 05:12:00, set is at 21:00:00, and current time is 14:39:23
2018-09-20T14:39:22 Job 'Polaris' is complete.
2018-09-20T14:38:48 Job 'Polaris' capture is in progress...
2018-09-20T14:38:48 Job 'Polaris' slew is complete.
2018-09-20T14:38:47 Job 'Polaris' is slewing to target.
2018-09-20T14:38:44 Mount already unparked.
2018-09-20T14:38:43 Dome unparked.


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Ferrante Enriques replied to the topic 'Scheduler still capturing after job completion' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

no filter wheel.
"Remember job progress" was flagged (wasn't aware of that option).
Attached the other preferences of Scheduler and Capture.
Thanks

Ferrante

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Ferrante Enriques created a new topic ' Scheduler still capturing after job completion' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I have some issues with the scheduler job completion on INDI v1.7.4, Kstars v2.9.8.
Whenever I start a new job, after capturing the scheduler doesn't trigger the shutdown procedure but reschedules the job again even if I selected the 'sequence completion' as shutdown condition. Moreover the scheduler status remains 'capturing'.
Shall I select a different condition (eg 'repeat for 1 run')? It seems to me that the right option is 'sequence completion'.

Ferrante

2018-09-20T10:05:13 Job 'Polaris' is selected for next observation with priority #10 and score 41.
2018-09-20T10:05:13 Job 'Polaris' target is 109.675 degrees from Moon (score +20).
2018-09-20T10:05:13 Job 'Polaris' target altitude is 46.6 degrees at 20/09/18 10:05 (score +21).
2018-09-20T10:05:13 Job 'Polaris' will be run at 20/09/18 10:01.
2018-09-20T10:05:13 Job 'Polaris' target is 109.675 degrees from Moon (score +20).
2018-09-20T10:05:13 Job 'Polaris' target altitude is 46.6 degrees at 20/09/18 10:05 (score +21).
2018-09-20T10:05:13 Astronomical twilight rise is at 05:12:00, set is at 21:00:00, and current time is 10:05:13
2018-09-20T10:05:12 Job 'Polaris' is complete.
2018-09-20T10:02:13 Job 'Polaris' capture is in progress...
2018-09-20T10:02:13 Job 'Polaris' slew is complete.
2018-09-20T10:02:12 Job 'Polaris' is slewing to target.
2018-09-20T10:02:09 Mount unparked.
2018-09-20T10:02:07 Dome unparked.
2018-09-20T10:02:06 Unparking dome...
2018-09-20T10:02:05 INDI devices connected.
2018-09-20T10:02:03 Ekos started.
2018-09-20T10:02:00 Job 'Polaris' is selected for next observation with priority #10 and score 41.
2018-09-20T10:02:00 Job 'Polaris' target is 109.68 degrees from Moon (score +20).
2018-09-20T10:02:00 Job 'Polaris' target altitude is 46.6 degrees at 20/09/18 10:01 (score +21).
2018-09-20T10:02:00 Astronomical twilight rise is at 05:12:00, set is at 21:00:00, and current time is 10:01:15
2018-09-20T10:01:59 Job 'Polaris' is due to run as soon as possible.
2018-09-20T10:01:59 Job 'Polaris' target is 109.68 degrees from Moon (score +20).
2018-09-20T10:01:59 Job 'Polaris' target altitude is 46.6 degrees at 20/09/18 10:01 (score +21).
2018-09-20T10:01:59 Astronomical twilight rise is at 05:12:00, set is at 21:00:00, and current time is 10:01:15
2018-09-20T10:01:58 Job 'Polaris' is due to run as soon as possible.
2018-09-20T10:01:58 Job 'Polaris' target is 109.68 degrees from Moon (score +20).
2018-09-20T10:01:58 Job 'Polaris' target altitude is 46.6 degrees at 20/09/18 10:01 (score +21).
2018-09-20T10:01:58 Astronomical twilight rise is at 05:12:00, set is at 21:00:00, and current time is 10:01:15


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Ferrante Enriques replied to the topic 'Taking time off' in the forum. 1 month ago

very sad to hear such news. My condolences,

Ferrante

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Ferrante Enriques replied to the topic 'Plate Solver fails to solve' in the forum. 3 months ago

wait, i'm getting lost. Are you testing plate solving for simulators only (as in first post and attached screenshots) or actual setup with your asi guide and atik primary camera?

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Ferrante Enriques replied to the topic 'Plate Solver fails to solve' in the forum. 3 months ago

the FOV will be calculated by astrometry.net when you first plate solve. Try to set up a new profile and not do not change the FOV in the alignment tab (you will see 0'x0' in the FOV field) and leave 'guide scope' selected as a first test.
If you force the FOV in that field, plate solve will not work. At least using simulators.

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Ferrante Enriques replied to the topic 'Plate Solver fails to solve' in the forum. 3 months ago

I just tried to create a new Ekos simulator profile and it works out of the box, I mean without changing any parameter in INDI configuration.
The only thing I see that doesn't match your configuration is the FOV. Did you used the FOV calculated for your real setup or the one provided for simulators?

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Ferrante Enriques replied to the topic 'Plate Solver fails to solve' in the forum. 3 months ago

ok another guess: is you telescope simulator actually tracking?
Solver for me works only when tracking.

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Ferrante Enriques replied to the topic 'Plate Solver fails to solve' in the forum. 3 months ago

as you are using the simulator, did you installed GSC? sudo apt install gsc
In your Ekos configuration you could also enable 'astrometry' in Aux section. It's useful for debugging / testing.

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Ferrante Enriques created a new topic ' 10micron Wake On Lan' in the forum. 3 months ago

10micron mounts now support Wake On Lan for remote switch on/off. Some clients (like Michel's MountWizzard) already support it and I think it's really useful.
It would be nice to have WOL also on Ekos. So that could be used for example in the startup / shutdown procedure of the scheduler.

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Ferrante Enriques created a new topic ' Unguided RMS?' in the forum. 4 months ago

I'm trying to benchmark unguided imaging with my mount. In the guide module, with internal guider, I need to calibrate and then disable RA & DEC guiding to have the drift plot.
Is there any way to avoid calibration and just start plotting the drift? Is PHD able to do this?

thanks

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Ferrante Enriques replied to the topic 'ASI Camera - Gain/Offset/x-Bit' in the forum. 5 months ago

It could be very useful to have a comprehensive ASI camera guide as Jasem suggested. Think I'm not good enough to write it but I can contribute with my personal experience on a specific camera (ASI071 pro).
- My setup is a 115/800 f/a 6.95 apo refractor on a HEQ5 mount.
- Added a field flattener and LP filter. No focal reducer.
- Cooling always at -10. It's a low noise camera, there's no real gain to cool it further (as to specs on ASI website, astronomy-imaging-camera.com/products/as...ameras/asi071mc-pro/ ).
- Tried unity gain at first, then settled on 240 gain with 300s exposures . It doesn't seem to saturate too much (see attachments for M101, M81. deepsky objects that you can easily compare with yours). Probably would change for M31 or M42.
- Ignored offset as another owner on Cloudynights says it's now fixed at 50. Not really sure about that.
- Beside gain I left all other controls to their default values.

Overall I'm satisfied with these settings but please give me your opinion, there's always a benefit in trying different approaches.
Ferrante

attachments:
- ASI071 'Control' tab from Ekos/INDI
- M81 single raw 300s exp @gain 240 + histogram
- M101 single raw 300s exp @gain 240 + histogram
- M101 single debayered 300s exp @gain 240

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