Niko Kivel created a new topic ' Ekos stuck in 'focussing'' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi all

I'm using the 'Autofocus if HFR >' feature in Ekos, or better I used to use in the past, as it's not working for me anymore. I'm positive this worked about 3 month ago, when I had the last CS.
After the capture, it captures an image in the focus module, determines that the focus is still OK, but fails to resume capturing. The capture module is stuck in 'focussing'.
Kstars v3.5.1, Mint Linux 19.3

I did capture a log, the -to me relevant section- is below. Remark, I manually triggered the autofocus at 19:42:56.746, as this is the only way to get out of this state, apart from stopping the capture.
if you need a full log, let me know.

[2021-02-21T19:42:16.078 CET INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Download Time: 1.43 s, New Download Time Estimate: 1.42 s."
[2021-02-21T19:42:16.283 CET INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Received image 2 out of 7."
[2021-02-21T19:42:16.290 CET DEBG ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setFocusStatus:  5
[2021-02-21T19:42:16.290 CET DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - Check Focus requested with minimum required HFR 2.311
[2021-02-21T19:42:16.290 CET INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Capturing to check HFR..."
[2021-02-21T19:42:16.291 CET DEBG ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setFocusStatus:  5
[2021-02-21T19:42:16.291 CET INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Capturing image..."
[2021-02-21T19:42:16.292 CET DEBG ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - In-sequence focusing started...
[2021-02-21T19:42:19.439 CET INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Image received."
[2021-02-21T19:42:19.442 CET INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Detecting sources..."
[2021-02-21T19:42:19.476 CET INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Detection complete."
[2021-02-21T19:42:19.477 CET DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - Focus newFITS # 1 : Current HFR  1.45964  Num stars  1
[2021-02-21T19:42:19.477 CET DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - Current HFR: 1.45964 is below required minimum HFR: 2.311 . Autofocus successful.
[2021-02-21T19:42:19.477 CET INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Focus procedure completed after 14 iterations."
[2021-02-21T19:42:19.478 CET DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - Stopping Focus
[2021-02-21T19:42:19.482 CET DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - Settled. State: "Idle"
[2021-02-21T19:42:19.482 CET DEBG ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setFocusStatus:  0
[2021-02-21T19:42:56.746 CET DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - Starting focus with box size:  80  Subframe:  yes  Autostar:  yes  Full frame:  no   [ 0 %, 100 %]  Step Size:  500  Threshold:  150  Gaussian Sigma:  1.5  Gaussian Kernel size:  5  Multi row average:  3  Tolerance:  7.5  Frames:  1  Maximum Travel:  10000
[2021-02-21T19:42:56.747 CET INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Autofocus in progress..."


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Hey Ian

Thanks for all the effort you put into the driver!

I face an issue after upgrading to the lastest master. I was on tag v1.8.4 which worked fine for me.
Yesterday I pulled in the lastest master and Kstars crashed with an allocation error as as soon as I 'unpack' the mount. However, the command is send before the crash. The next time I connect, I can see the mount is tracking. When I issue a park command, bam, crash :(

I rolled back to 'd7ac975d0fac3171af62c28a298b15d2e2d4caa7'. Anything later isn't working for me.

tested with 'kstars-bleeding' on Mint Linux and 3.4.1 on macOS.
Any ideas?

best
Niko

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'Using 3 cameras at once?' in the forum. 1 year ago

I tried it quite some time ago with two sessions and simulators. But, it wouldn't keep the sessions in sync. Might very much be my fault, though.
I think it would be a great feature to support multiple long exposure cameras. But I guess it could be tricky to fiddle with the exposure pattern, like 1800 s for Ha in Cam 1, but 6x300 s L on Cam 2 and 3x600s R,G,B on Cam 3. The master-sessions would have to wait for respective slave session(s) to complete. Certainly manageable, but not a quick/easy implementation I assume. If one messes up the exposure pattern it might also cause a horrible duty-cycle.
Anyway, INDI/Ekos/KStars has received so many great features over the last few years, I keep my hopes up that the multi-cam feature will find it's way into the code eventually.

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'QHY183M not detected' in the forum. 3 years ago

Many Thanks!

Silly question maybe, but is there a way to set Gain and Offset from the 'CCD' tab?

best
Niko

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'QHY183M not detected' in the forum. 3 years ago

me again,

SDK 2.0.7 is out, supposedly with the greater than one-second exposure fix.

best
Niko

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'QHY183M not detected' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hey Jasem

SDK 2.0.6 is out.
If you tell me how I can compile the stuff myself, I stop asking you to do it for me :)

The QHY183M has a bug in 2.0.5 that limits the exposure to 1 s, anything higher is just sending a flat image filled with identical numbers. I hope this is the bugfix that addresses this issue.

best
Niko

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'QHY183M not detected' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hi guys

I received word from Jan that SDK version 2.0.5 supports the QHY183M. I downloaded the SDK and was able to compile the testapp. It detects the camera fine and isn't complaining at all.
All tests were on a linux PC, there is no ARM SDK to download so far.

best
Niko

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'SVD_MathPlugin error' in the forum. 3 years ago

Thanks for fixing this in record time.
I wish I could be more of help and fix stuff myself rather than just reporting errors.
best
Niko

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Niko Kivel created a new topic ' SVD_MathPlugin error' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hi all

I just compiled indilib and the eqmod driver on a RPi 3B+.
When starting ` indiserver indi_eqmod_telescope`, I get this error.

Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: EnumeratePlugins - cannot load plugin /libindi_SVD_MathPlugin.so error /libindi_SVD_MathPlugin.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I'm sure it's looking in the wrong place, because the fs-root is an unlikely place to find it :)
By linking the actual file to the fs-root it works fine.

best
Niko

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'INDI GPhoto Driver v2.0' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hi Jasem

I'm afraid there is still some issue here.
My 7D Mk II is taking couple 100 ms exposures only.

[2018-04-21T21:56:18.106 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Starting exposure (exptime: 5 secs, mirror lock: 0) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.106 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG]   Mutex locked "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.106 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting radio/menu widget iso: 1 (100) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.154 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting new configuration OK. "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.154 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Using internal bulb widget:eosremoterelease "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.154 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting radio/menu widget eosremoterelease: 2 (Press Full) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.305 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting new configuration OK. "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.305 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Exposure started "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.305 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Time left: -5000 ms "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.305 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Closing shutter "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.305 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Using widget:eosremoterelease "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.305 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting radio/menu widget eosremoterelease: 4 (Release Full) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:18.334 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting new configuration OK. "
[2018-04-21T21:56:21.963 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Reading exposure... "
[2018-04-21T21:56:21.964 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Exposure complete "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.178 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] File added event completed. "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.178 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Downloading image... Name: (capt0000.cr2) Folder: (/) Delete from SD card? (false) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.238 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Could not determine image size (Unspecified error) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.238 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Capture target is INTERNAL RAM. "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.241 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting radio/menu widget iso: 13 (1600) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.293 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting new configuration OK. "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.293 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting radio/menu widget shutterspeed: 0 (bulb) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:29.319 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Setting new configuration OK. "
[2018-04-21T21:56:33.090 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] read_libraw: raw_width: 5568 top_margin 38 left_margin 72 first_visible_pixel 211656 "
[2018-04-21T21:56:33.090 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] read_libraw: rawdata.sizes.width: 5496 rawdata.sizes.height 3670 memsize 40340640 bayer_pattern RGGB "
[2018-04-21T21:56:33.152 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] read_libraw: memsize (40340640) naxis (2) w (5496) h (3670) bpp (16) pattern (RGGB) "
[2018-04-21T21:56:33.326 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Uploading file. Ext: fits, Size: 40345920, sendImage? Yes, saveImage? No "
[2018-04-21T21:56:34.980 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - GPhoto CCD : "[DEBUG] Upload complete "

I did go back to commit #32eed05d833694a56973280a67fbf1bee5967136 to make the cam work again.

best
Niko

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