Looks like it was a connection issue because of bad contact on USB port and mistake in our team. When we checked if it's connected by

, it was wrong device. The correct camera vendor is 03c3:1601, not 04b4:6572. So the camera was not connected.

For anybody, who will come here for the same reason, double check connection, then use lsusb command to confirm that the camera is visible by Linux.
Also here is some additional info about possible trouble:


I used the ZWO ASI 1600MC-Cool camera as usual for a few months, but suddenly (about a month ago) it lost the connection.
Now every time I try to connect to it, Kstars show me a pop-up:

No ASI cameras detected. Power on?
But the camera is connected and detected through
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 04b4:6572 Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
I tried to reconnect, connect asi290 camera instead (which is Ok for sure), change the cable, reinstall everything, compile from source, restart PC, but that didn't help.
I compiled the driver from source, using instructions from
that also didn't help to resolve the problem. I tryed to compile different version of indi_asi_ccd driver (1.7.5, 1.7.4, 1.7.2, 1.7.1, 1.7.0, 1.5.0), that also gave nothing.

Camera is connected to this PC (only command line, so I can't check it using other app):
Description:    Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS
Release:        16.04
Codename:       xenial

Log from indiserver:
[Warning: Spoiler!]

Shall I provide more info, so someone could help me fix this problem? I'm running out of ideas. I've been searching through this forum, but still can't find the solution.


Not sure that power can create a problem, but I will double check this as well.


Ok, I see, so I need to:
1. Set more precise time and a scope location
2. Correct the park position of the mount manually to match the default park position in Kstars

I thought that Kstars doesn't have default park point. I mean looks like there is some kind of a stepper position, which translated in Kstars as "position towards NCP".
But I expected that the first sync on NPC would overwrite this point. So I make the park position a stepper position when RA and DE Steps are both set to 10000000, so I can easily reset park position at this point, knowing, that this position is pointing to NCP. Looks like I was wrong.
But I still can't understand, can't I really manually set this default park position? It's just a wrong model of my mount in Kstars/INDI. Is it possible to set that "this" stepper position positioned towards NCP? Is there a model of my mount that is by default identify (when no alignment has been made at all) that some stepper position of the mount pointing to specific place in the sky?


Yes, I know it. My mount is properly aligned and in park position pointing exactly at the NCP. So the problem is only in Kstars or INDI. Why, if I drop all alignment points, and my mount is in the park position (pointing NCP), Kstars shows that my mount is pointing far away from NCP. Look at the attached picture:

Спасибо, обязательно ;)