Just done an update - upgrade and I know have SX-ccd and ASI-focuser back, so I am up and running for tonight.

Many button icons are missing from ekos though but I can manage with that.

UBUNTU 20.4 AMD 64.

Many thanks to knro and the rest of the team.


John replied to the topic 'Meridian flip not working consistently' in the forum. 2 years ago

In the past I only managed an auto flip about 40-60% precent of the time. So I always set an alarm to wake me up so I can watch it. Every time it fails there is a different sequence. (no flip or says it flipped but did not or flips then solves the wrong way.....)

Anyway my last "FIX" was to clear ALL alignment and sync settings and turn off ALL sync and align functions in EKOS, there are 3 tabs under EQMOD-EKOS. This is not remembered by EKOS so needs doing after every restart.

It now works about 90% of the time.

I have never had a flip work near the zenith.

I will look into mount settings mentioned above to see if I can get nearer to 100%.

(This is all on SW EQ5, 6 and 8)


Hi , just for info.
(Posted else where as well)
indi_sx_ccd NOT working
indi_asi_focuser NOT working

Indi_asi_ccd OK
Indi_sqm OK
Indi_eqmod OK
indi_sx_wheel OK

Ubuntu apt-get version on amd 64bit


Just for info.
Still not working.
Ubuntu apt-get upgrage pulled in:
Setting up libindi-data (1.9.0~202104281314~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Setting up indi-bin (1.9.0~202104281314~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Setting up libindi1:amd64 (1.9.0~202104281314~ubuntu20.04.1) ...

But still have problem.

I think I will try and remove/install them again, see what happens.


I also tried remove purge clean etc but still no joy.


Also upgraded ram 4 to 8gb, just in case but no better.


For what it is worth, I have same problem with indi_sx-ccd (lodestar) and indi_asi_focuser (zwo eaf)

ubuntu apt-get versions.

I did an upgrade on ubuntu 18, then a dist upgrade to ubuntu 20. Then they stopped working.

Lsusb shows up both devices, kstars/ekos says they need plugging in. Connects ok from command line indisefver.

Can't see much in logs. Other than the devices are not connected.

Amd based laptop.


Hi, I think I need some help with this one.

3 Questions.

I have done mods to make the video capture take a sequence of videos also select a list of filters. However I can't find a way of triggering a filter change,

I am trying not to make large re-write mods but I am in the Object Oriented trap of doing mods in the wrong place.

We have capture-->>CCD-->>Stream -->>VideoOptions and I have been modifying Video options mainly.

I need to get a filter e=request back to capture but privacy issues ar blocking me.
For some reason QT signals are not working for me.

1) Does anyone have any suggestions how to trigger a filter change?

2) Can someone point me on how to submit my mods for testing/merging?

3) Would it be daft to clone the Capture module and write a Video Capture Module?

(There was a business man walking through farming country, hes stopped to ask a local farmer for directions, the farmer replied "Well, I wouldn't start from here".)


OK so I grabbed the code, and it built quite easily.

I have added a few controls to the video recording configuration pop up.

I now need to understand how it all hangs together. I can see how it starts a recording but still looking for haw a recording comes to an end.

Looks promising.


If nobody minds I will place my thoughts in this thread, Feel free to make suggestions.

I have downloaded Kstars source in the hope I can perhaps change the record button to record say n times R,G,B.

Perhaps duplicate the record toggle button. add a number of cycles and filter selections.

A messy hack I know, but....

1st step see if I can build this project.
2nd see if I can override the filter selection.
3rd run the video stream nxf times.


HMM? wonderiing if I could do an RGB imaging sequence and then use the post capture script to grab a video after each filter change, not ideal but...


Does any one have any tips for the best planet R, G, B work flow under INDI/EKOS?.

As the planets are rising to photogenic altitudes here in the UK I am hoping to get some images.

I am struggling with the camera page on INDI/EKOS

What I am trying to do with ASI/ZWO mono camera and SX-Wheel and optional SX guide camera,
is take videos of R, G, B, R, G, B, R, G, B ready for de-rotation and processing.

I have used all the hardware in image mode many times.

I have managed to take single Luminance videos, as target_datetime_filter.SER
RGB or LRGB seems quite difficult though.

Ideally I would set up the videos in the sequencer and get a number of correctly named SER files for each filter.

I have used Fire capture under widows, years ago (when planets where in fashion) but so far have failed under Linux due to hardware support.
Planetary Imager doesn't help much.

Does any one have any tips for the best planet R, G, B work flow under INDI/EKOS?.
Failing that any tips for automated R, G, B under Linux?

I am on the latest apt-get update version under Ubuntu.

Thanks for all the effort that goes into this great tool.


John replied to the topic 'weather watcher cloud parameter' in the forum. 3 years ago

Great thanks, that sounds briliant.

My plan is to hook up a few sensors to an Arduino (or similar) grab some numbers, send a serial message to a 433MHz module. Then I will have multiple 433 receivers, one in bedroom or tent and one on my mount computer feeding into indi.

Your answer fill in the missing piece of the puzzle.