May not be related but the upgrade has stopped the Astroberry Focuser driver from loading.

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I have recently bought an ASI 294MM-Pro camera and now trying to get it to work in my RPi 3B+.  I have applied the following commands :-
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt full-upgrade
    sudo reboot

The system now recognises the new camera but won't download either unbinned or binned 2x2 in Ekos.  The resolution is showing as 8288x5644 pixels whereas I gathered that the default was binned 2x2 and half that.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Could I inquire as to the latest on this, please?

I have the Pi HQ Camera and want to try it in an All Sky Camera. Previously I have been using ZWO cameras for this with RPi 3B, in particular the ASI178MC but this is a relatively old camera and needs quite a lot of cooling (using 60s exposures) to reduce thermal noise and hot pixels. This system has worked well with KStars/Ekos/INDI but cooling has produced a complicated setup - cooling the case of a non-cooled astro camera is inefficient. I have friends who would like to make an ASC too but ZWO astro cameras are expensive and would be interested if I can get it working with a cheaper camera.

My thinking is that the Pi HQ Camera is a much later addition to the Sony sensor range and could well be a lot more advanced and more sensitive in spite of smaller pixels.

To summarise, I'm looking to use the Pi HQ Camera with INDI and RPi, maybe the RPi Zero, using exposures of around 30s to 60s.

Thanks in advance.

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Gina Davis replied to the topic 'Multiple Imaging camera's' in the forum. 2 years ago

I too would like to run a dual imaging rig with KStars/Ekos/INDI. I currently have a single rig with RPi 3 running the rig with INDI drivers and indiserver and run KStars/Ekos on my indoor desktop under Linux Mint. I can run multiple copies of KStars.

Would I need to use two RPi systems or would it be possible to use just one controlling both cameras and focusers? The problem would seem to be distinguishing between cameras and focusers. There is just one mount control as both rigs are on the same mount.

I guess the simplest way would be with two RPi control boxes with one running the mount.

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Gina Davis replied to the topic 'Widefield Plate Solving' in the forum. 2 years ago

Unfortunately, I don't understand that. However, I shall be trying online plate solving next time I get a chance.

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Gina Davis replied to the topic 'Widefield Plate Solving' in the forum. 2 years ago

Thank you. Interesting that the online index files are better - never thought of that. I'll try online then, I have a fast internet connection - 50MBps up and down.

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Gina Davis replied to the topic 'Widefield Plate Solving' in the forum. 2 years ago

Here is the file that wouldn't solve. Well, tried to attach it but the forum won't accept FITS files so converted to PNG in PI. I think this is the one.

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Gina Davis replied to the topic 'Widefield Plate Solving' in the forum. 2 years ago

Which one? The one that works or the one that doesn't?

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Gina Davis replied to the topic 'Widefield Plate Solving' in the forum. 2 years ago

I've proved for myself that astrometry will not plate solve a FOV bigger than 2000'.

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Gina Davis created a new topic ' Widefield Plate Solving' in the forum. 2 years ago

I'm wondering if there's a maximum FOV that astrometry can plate solve. I and using a 28mm lens on an ASI1600MM-Cool camera with a FOV of around 36 ° in the X axis. Calculated image size is 2172.26' x 1642.26'. I see that the maximum FOV index file is 2000' or 33.3° which is less than the width of my image. I tried taking a previous Light frame and cropped it to around 30° x 24° and tried Load & Slew and it worked in that it solved the image and slewed the mount to about the right position (as far as I could tell because it was daytime). The full size image produced a Solver error, hence my question.

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