Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'KStars Star map pointing enhancements' in the forum. 2 hours 4 minutes ago

Thank you so much! I just emailed you about this a few days ago and someone else posted this thread lol. Great minds think alike.


I have ekos/indi on my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system. When I start kstars/ekos and then press the play button to start INDI, my remote computer (windows 10) can connect just fine. However if something goes wrong or the remote computer crashes I don't know how to get everything to re-start up again so a remote computer can connect.

Obvious work around is teamviewer but that is resource hogging and with this fanless PC I'd rather not have anything running that I don't need to have running.

I can't figure out how to start the webserver on a local setup. The remote PC has a webserver button but not the local one? I was thinking that it would start a web server automatically when you launched kstars but that doesn't seem to be the case. If it were I could just add kstars to the auto-start options for ubuntu.

What do I need to do? I search through the youtube tutorial videos and can't find any that mention how to set it up.


Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'MPBox weather can't connect' in the forum. 5 days ago

Month later and no help?


Micheal Fields created a new topic ' MPBox weather can't connect' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hello there

I have an MPBox and saw that it was an option for a device under weather.

Currently the device is on com6 on my windows PC. So I unplug it and plug it into the linux system (odroid xu4) and attempt to connect to it.

I can't seem to find it. No problem finding my focuslynx controller that also uses com ports. That connects just fine and shows accurate information about my focuser.

But for some reason I can't get Ekos to find the MPBox. I verified I can see it perfectly with the Windows PC.

Any ideas on what I can try? Thanks


Micheal Fields created a new topic ' Installed kstars for windows but get Jasper not found error' in the forum. 1 month ago

Not sure what I am doing wrong. I've had this working fine in the past. Wanted to give kstars/ekos another go on my linux box and control it remotely with my windows machine. windows 10 Pro 64. Downloaded kstars (lastest build) and installed fine. When I launch it I get an error that says jasper.dll not found.

What went wrong?



Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'QHY broken with new release (indi-1.7.4), kstars/ekos (2.9.7)' in the forum. 8 months ago

I've been off these forums and not using the software for a while now hoping that QHY issues would have been resolved by now. Poked my head in the door to see what was new and found this thread.

I will wait several more months.


Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'QHYCCD 16200A Indi problem.' in the forum. 12 months ago

knro wrote: On what OS are you on? Are you sure you upgraded to latest INDI release? Any logs?

Well since I started with a clean slate I am sure I have the latest release. I have 18.04 TS ubuntu-mate forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?t=30888&p=225146

Honestly I am not interested in continuing to test and take logs at this point. I bought Stellarmate from you (the image) but that doesn't work either on my Pi3b. I'll try back in a year and see how things are going. For now I am back to Win10.


Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'QHYCCD 16200A Indi problem.' in the forum. 12 months ago

knro wrote: Doesn't work as in crashes or something else? QHY SDK is 2.0.4?

Identical issue as before. Upon taking an exposure and downloading data the driver crashes.


Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'QHYCCD 16200A Indi problem.' in the forum. 12 months ago

knro wrote: Ok will have another QHY SDK release in about 3-4 days, so stay tuned.


I have the latest install and still doesn't work.


Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'KStars v2.9.6 is Released' in the forum. less than a minute ago

I can't get it to launch after doing a install.

If I open a terminal and type kstars it responds with

org.kde.kstars: welcom to Kstars 2.9.6
build 2018-05-25T20:12:29Z
kernal ver: 4.14.43-138
Unable to find an X11 visual wich matches EGL config 9 Segmentation fault


Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'QHYCCD 16200A Indi problem.' in the forum. 1 year ago

knro wrote: Try to run qhy_ccd_test and see if that works or has problems.


micron@micron-Z83-4:~$ qhy_ccd_test
QHY Test CCD using SingleFrameMode, Version: 1.00
SDK resources initialized.
Number of QHYCCD cameras found: 1
Application connected to the following camera from the list: Index: 1, cameraID = 16200A-M-0097e3105c57db439
Open QHYCCD success.
SetQHYCCDStreamMode set to: 0, success.

here it threw up a crash warning

Sorry, the application qhy_ccd_test has stopped unexpectedly
There are details in a crash report but I can not copy / paste them.


Micheal Fields created a new topic ' QHYCCD 16200A Indi problem.' in the forum. 1 year ago

I would like to share my experience with my attempts to get this to work.

I have a QHY 16200A camera with 7 position filter wheel. I have ubuntu-mate running on three devices. 1) Raspberry Pi 3b+, 2) Odroid xu4 and 3) a fanless PC called the Minix Neo Z83-4. All three devices behave identically with regards to the camera in question.

A link to the camera driver on their website is as follows: www.qhyccd.com/IC16200A.html (scroll half way to the bottom). There is a linux driver there: www.qhyccd.com/file/repository/latestSof...atestEdition.deb.zip

Here is a link to their forum where an SDK for Linux is available: qhyccd.com/bbs/index.php?board=21.0

Under Profile Editor I selected QHY CCD in the drop down. For mode I select "local"

Under Logs I select "Verbose" and "File" and under Ekos I checkbox "INDI", "Capture" and "fits"
I also checkbox "CCD" and "Filter wheel"

I then "start INDI" and it shows QHY CCD 16200A-M-0097e3 in the tab.
I am presented with three tabs under. Main Control, General Info, Options.

Under OPTIONS I do the following:
Polling I leave default at 1000ms. I click the "set" button.
Debug is enabled. I leave it alone.
Under simulation it is disabled. the bubble is white. I click on disabled again and it turns green.
I skip config for now
Under snoop devices I leave them alone. Next to filter it shows the same details of my camera I mentioned before.
the bubble is green so I leave it alone.
Under debug levels everything is checked except Driver debug, alignment subsystem and to log file so I check all of them.

The diaglog box below says the following as of now:

2018-05-20T16:14:31: [INFO] Session log file /home/micron/.indi/logs/2018-05-20/indi_qhy_ccd/indi_qhy_ccd_16:10:28.log
2018-05-20T16:10:28:[INFO] Debug is enabled

I now go up to configuration and click "save"
The bubble turned green

Under general info it shows driver info.

Exec: indi_qhy_ccd
Version: 1.8
Interface: 22

Back to the main control tab:

I click connect. The dialog window displays the following:
(time/date): [INFO] Connected to 16200A-M-0097e310c57db439.

Nothing happens. The bubble is yellow. I wait a few minutes. Still nothing.

I click the disconnect button. Suddenly the main control window is populated with information.

The connection button is green.
The "connect" button is selected (but I had clicked disconnect??)

Expose is white
Temp is white but working. I can see the camera temp. Right now it is .02 and falling. Default set is 0.00

Cooler is selected

Cooling power is yellow. Currently says +23.92%

USB speed is white. Default is 1. There are only two options. 1 and 0. I click "SET" and the bubble turns green.

Gain defaulted to 0. I select "1" and click set. The bubble turns from white to green.

Offset is 140. This is correct. I click set and the bubble turns from white to green.

I go back to temp and click set because the bubble was white. So now it is green.

But after the camera connected (after I clicked disconnect) I now have more tabs.

Under image settings tab:
The frame bubble is white. The boxes are left=0, right =0, width = 5120, height=3696.
The boxes to the right are all zero. So if I click SET it will make the bubble red. Which I did! Darnit now I have to re-enter the values. I do so and hit set. Now the bubble is green.

Binning is default 1 x 1. I change this to 2 x 2 and click set. Bubble for binning is now green.

Image type is default raw. I click raw and image bubble is now green.

Frame type: Light is default. I click on light and bubble is green.

Image Info Tab:

Max. Width 5120
Max. Height 3696
Pixel size um: 6.00
X: 6
Y: 6
Bits per pixel: 16

Nothing I can do to make the bubble turn green. It is white.

Image Data box says INDI DATA STREAM. I don't know what to do with that. There is a checkmark. Hovering over it I get a pop-up help that says it enables binary transfer to kstars. I am not sure if I should leave this checked (default) or uncheck it.

WCS tab:

Default is disable. Bubble is white. I click on disable and it turns green. No idea what WCS is. Mouse over does not pop up a helper.

Streaming tab: I click the default (stream off) and leave the rest alone. This is a CCD camera and it does NOT do streaming.
NOTE: when clicking Stream Off button the bubble very quickly flashes yellow but goes back to white.

Filter Wheel tab:

Filters are mis-labeled by an insane person. Who makes filter #8 a luminance filter and not filter #1? Regardless it doesn't matter for this experiment so I just click "set"
The filter bubble went red.
2018-05-20T16:35:16:[ERROR] Error updating names of filters.

Maybe I need to change them to remove the error.
I change them and click set. Still get the same error.

Regardless I select the default of filter one and click "set".
I can NOT hear the filter wheel moving but after a shot period of time filter slot bubble turns green.

I go all the way back to OPTIONS TAB
and I click save configuration.

Now back to Main Control. I set the duration in Seconds for the exposure to 10 seconds. I click "SET"
I can hear the shutter on the camera click

I can hear it click again to close the shutter.
I see an error message pop-up on my screen.

Kstars detected INDI driver indi_qhy_ccd crashed. Please check INDI server log in the Device Manager

At this point my camera is locked up and can not be used or detected again without a power cycle.

I close the window, disconnect the camera using button only it refuses do do anything. Disconnect doesn't work.
I manually turn off my camera. That seems to work except it pops up a second QHYCCD window now. Now it says QHY CCD 16200A-M-010104

So strange.

I close out everything.

Turn camera off again.

Reboot the computer

Turn camera on. Re-launch ekos

Start indi. Connect camera. I click it several times. Nothing happens. I click disconnect and it connects... Same as before.

First thing I check is the filter wheel. It shows the updated names I selected. I don't dare click set so I leave it alone.

I go back to main control.

I enter 10 seconds into duration. I click set. I can hear shutter open. 10 seconds goes by, message pops up again saying driver crashed.

Now I want to try one thing and remove the checkbox from kstars

I again have to turn off the camera to make it disconnect from ekos.

I close everything down and reboot

I turn the camera back on and restart kstars

I click "disconnect" to get it to connect. (shaking my head)

I open the Image Info tab

I uncheck the box on Image data = INDI DATA STREAM = enable binary transfer from this property to kstars and visa-versa.

I go to options and save configuration.

I go back to main control and set exposure duration to 10 seconds and click set.
I hear the shutter open.

Yet again I get that pop up message that the driver crashed.

Attached the log file.

Please help!


Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'QHY CCD filter wheel' in the forum. 1 year ago

Yes I can confirm that after setting it all up to test. Unfortunately the camera driver itself doesn't seem to work with this camera. The driver crashes when trying to take a photo.


Micheal Fields created a new topic ' QHY CCD filter wheel' in the forum. 1 year ago

Setting up ekos profile where I am selecting my equipment. This was after doing a full install of all 3rd party according to the directions on the site.

Under the filter drop down I don't see my camera's filter wheel listed. I have a QHY 16200A. For ASCOM there are two drivers. One for the camera and one for the filter wheel. Since you have a drop-down for filter wheel I figure there needs to be a driver there for that.

Or am I missing something?


Micheal Fields replied to the topic '10Micron Mount Modelling' in the forum. 1 year ago

This is excellent thank you. When or if I ever have clear skies again I will try this.