Edgar Scholz replied to the topic 'Updating stellarmate' in the forum. 5 days ago

Thanks for your hints. Adding the nightly ppa works but i haven´t the opportunity to test atm.

I have win10 with the ascom-platform installed on my astronomy-laptop. But since updating windows can be very very annoying, I want to switch to Linux with the whole astro stuff.

Now I´m testig, which way is the best for me. Connecting the equipement direct to the Laptop or using my Raspberry. Next year I will build my own little observatory with a concrete pillar for the telescope-mount in my garden. I can take my time for testing till the winter has gone. So bleeding edge software is suitable for me.

You asked, what did not run as expected.

I connect the laptop via LAN-cable to the raspi. Since I don´t want to connect via wifi, i disabled wifi in both, my laptop and the Raspberry.
That works fine with the PI3B. But with the PI3B+, I get no connection, if I power on the raspberry. I have to connect mouse and field-monitor to the PI3B+, disable networking in stallarmate OS and after that enable networking again. Then I get the LAN connected. But only as long as I don´t switch off the raspbarry. Software (1.3.0) and updates on PI3B and PI3B+ are identical.

I guess, next week I can test what happens with LAN and the PI3B+, if stellarmate is updated to the nightlies.

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Edgar Scholz created a new topic ' Updating stellarmate' in the forum. 6 days ago

Stellarmate OS(1.3.0) on Raspi PI3B+ doesn´t run as expected for me. So I wanted updating stellarmate to the latest software. But it looks like I don´t get the latest software. For example: After updating, kstars has version 2.9.8. If I compile kstars myself (on opensuse Tumbleweed), i get version 3.0.0.
What must I do to have latest (nightly?) indi, kstars, ghphoto2 on stellarmate?

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Edgar Scholz replied to the topic 'EOS 6D wrong exposure times' in the forum. 3 months ago

Yeah, I wrote that threat. But my 6D has another limit:
1s and below: M-Mode is correct. Bulb mode show wrong exposure times
More than 1s: Bulb mode is correct. M mode show exposure times, which are set in the DSLR
EKOS with the 6D make not so much fun atm.

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Edgar Scholz replied to the topic 'Canon DSLR and video: Some questions' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks for clarifying. I will do some tests and report back.

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Edgar Scholz replied to the topic 'EOS 6D wrong exposure times' in the forum. 3 months ago

The 6D has a seperate position on the dial for bulb. But with bulb, exposures equal or less than 1s are wrong, all longer than1s is correct. It´s a bit complicated.

BTW: Mars from this morning. The first try with kstars/EKOs on openSUSE Tumbleweed. I used kstars/EKOS to go to the planet (astromety.net offline did a nice job). Than I pulled the usb-cable out of the camera and recorded a video (Magic Lantern MLV), which I stacked.
sternenkarten.com/2018/07/20/mars-am-20-juli-2018/

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Edgar Scholz created a new topic ' EOS 6D wrong exposure times' in the forum. 3 months ago

The error with the mirrorlockup has gone thanks to the last commit. But now, i have another problem with the 6D:

Exposure-times longer than 1s result in pictures with exposure-times set in the camera. Exposure-settings in EKOS are ignored.
Exposure-times 1s and lower work as expected

Camera is set to M-Mode.

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Edgar Scholz replied to the topic 'indi_gphoto_ccd with DSLR T7i' in the forum. 3 months ago

I had a look into the menue on the 6D. Mirror-lockup is not in the custom functions of this camera. But gphoto2 --set-config customfuncex=20,1,3,14,1,60f,1,1 is related to the custom functions. So we have a problem with this cam and maybe with others.
Edgar

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Edgar Scholz replied to the topic 'indi_gphoto_ccd with DSLR T7i' in the forum. 3 months ago

Just for info: This error doesn´t happen, If I switch the 6D to Bulb-Mode. Than I can take exposures longer than 1s.
Edgar

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Edgar Scholz replied to the topic 'Canon DSLR and video: Some questions' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks Rob
To my knowledge there is only one sensor in the DSLRs. Maybe the Display get another resolution from this sensor. But for livewview it should have full resolution, since I can crop in the camera 1:1 into liveview. I will have a look at Magic Lantern Forum. Maybe, I get some more infos, how that works internally.
Edgar

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Edgar Scholz replied to the topic 'indi_gphoto_ccd with DSLR T7i' in the forum. 3 months ago

Same problem on EOS 6D
Edgar

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Edgar Scholz created a new topic ' Canon DSLR and video: Some questions' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hallo

It was a long fight, but finally I succeded in compiling kstars, libindi and astrometry.net on my openSUSE Tumbleweed Laptop. The biggest deal was to get astrometry.net working for solving offline.

Now I´m trying to learn, how to use my astrostuff with kstars/EKOS, beginning with my EOS 6D. Step for step. So some questions for my DSLR.

1. Can´t I record a video with the full resolution of the camera-sensor? If I click "Live Video" in the EKOS-Camera-Modul, the resoluton in Indi Image Settings jumps down to 960 x 640 px. If I stop Live Video, I can reset Width and Height to the original full resolution, but after clicking Live Video, the resolution is only 960 x 480 px again.
If I record a video, the resulting ser-file has 960 x 480 px.

2. Where can I set exposure time and ISO for the video-stream?
I tried to set the Exposure duration in the streaming-tab of indi control panel. But nothing changes.
In image settings, i found a field for adjusting ISO, but nothing changes in the Live video preview.

That´s all for now

Edgar

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Edgar Scholz replied to the topic 'Re:Updating self-compiled indi' in the forum. 4 months ago

Thanks for the idea, Eric. I wrote about rebase, but never used it.

For my problem with the asi-ccd I found my fault: I forgot to install 99-asi.rules via asi-common.

Maybe this should be marked somewhere in the installation-instructions for indi-asi as a dependency.

Edgar

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Edgar Scholz replied to the topic 'Updating self-compiled indi' in the forum. 4 months ago

Thank You for the tip. I think, I write a little bash-script for updating this stuff. So I don´t need all 3rd-party-drivers get installed. :)

I tested the whole thing in the garden:

indi-eqmod is running
feathertouch is running
Canon-DSLR is running.
astrometry.net not yet tested

indi-asi make problems. I get no connection to the cam. I will have a look later, what´s going on here.

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Edgar Scholz created a new topic ' Updating self-compiled indi' in the forum. 4 months ago

I want to give openSUSE a try with indi. So I compiled libindi, some 3rd-party-drivers and kstars on my Tumbleweed. Compiling and installing went fine for the moment. I will test this in the field this weekend: Here my project:

sternenkarten.com/kstars-libindi-astrometry-net-on-opensuse/

Now I have a question: How do I update the 3rd-party-drivers?

For libindi and kstars it´s clear: git pull and sudo make install. But, must I do this for every 3rd-party driver as well? Or is this done with updating libindi automatically?

Edgar

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Edgar Scholz created a new topic ' Sreaming ASI: new exposure slider gives wrong fps' in the forum. 6 months ago

I'm just playing with the new exposure slider in the streaming tab of the indi control panel.

Stream on:

Setting exposure to 1s: 1 fps
Setting eyposure to 5s: 5 fps
Setting exposure to less than 1s: 30fps

See my screenshots:
seescho.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/exposure_3.jpg
seescho.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/exposure_2.jpg
seescho.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/exposure_1.jpg

Looks like something is going wrong here.

My system: kubuntu 18.04LTS
kstars and indi form indi nightly builds
mount, focusser and ASI connected locally to my laptop

Edgar

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