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.

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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.

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

Month later and no help?

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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

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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?

Thanks

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Update?

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

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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
ubnutu
arm-little_endian-ilp32-eabi-hardfloat
arm
linux
kernal ver: 4.14.43-138
Unable to find an X11 visual wich matches EGL config 9 Segmentation fault

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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.


Crashed.

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.

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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.

Name: QHY CCD
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"
ERROR
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.

Information---Kstars
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!

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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.

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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?

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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.

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