it has been a while since i looked at the code. work got in the way...
Anyway i did install the dev stack of indi and 3rdparty drivers in order to see what can be done with the gphoto_open as you suggested. however I am not sure how much of the args are passed and i cannot make much sense of some of what is happening...
Devices found: 4 Path Description -------------------------------------------------------------- ptpip: PTP/IP Connection ip: IP Connection serial:/dev/ttyS0 Serial Port 0 serial: Serial Port Device
--camera "Panasonic LumixGseries"
i have been working with Marcus Meissner to include Panasonic Lumix cameras in libgphoto2 over wifi/http. ( github.com/gphoto/libgphoto2/tree/lumix ) this is starting to work well form gphoto2 CLI however the --auto-detect option is not yet avail since libgphoto does need the IP address of the camera to connect to it. so at the moment the CLI options for gphoto2 are:
gphoto2 --port ip:192.168.1.14 --camera "Panasonic LumixGSeries"
thanks but in that case will the file still not reside on the Pi? i want to save space really. Reading "both" seems to double the disk space required. Am i getting this wrong?
My setup :
canon 6d II via usb//RPi /gphoto/Indi/Ekos-Kstars -
in a session/sequence, is there a simple way not to receive the pix on the RPi?
the remote/client option still assumes that either the Indi server of the Ekos client receives the FITS/native image from the camera. In my case both are on the same machine (RPi). So somehow the image gets onto my RP. I understand this is needed for the astrometry and/or focusing but storing all files fills up the precious little space i have on the RPi .
yes the one on the Mount.
AstroNerd wrote: I currently use the EQMOD INdI driver, with a serial to USB EQMOD cable, so this replaces that said cable..? And is there one with serial plug for NEQ6 mount..?
Is this better than the Bluetooth dongle that you can get for these mounts..?
Sorry for all the questions..
A flurry of feature requests:
1) remove focuser tab when not needed: if there are no focuser selected in the device list (could be my next purchase!) of INDI would be nice to remove the corresponding tab in EKOS and remove the option from the schedule. Leads to often starting jobs in scheduler with the "focuser" check box on.
2) GPS from DSLR: DSLR cameras have GPS sensors in them. is there a way to extract the data from the exif (or some other way) to include as a new GPS driver?
3) automated mosaiking: could be nice to create an automatic mosaic schedule of an object based on the sensor size. e.g. large objects like m31, Rosetta, North america, etc often are larger than the FoV of sensor/tube combination. (same is true for the Moon/sun) the Guider/scheduler could work together to create a composite of n tiles
4) Horizon: would be nice to borrow the Landscape feature of Stellarium to build an horizon line from 360 images instead of "simpler polygons". (at least for the gnomonic projection (see view from my terrasse as an example)
not sure if this works in the same way as the SkyFi but i have connected the EQMod driver over "ethernet" port (instead of USB/Serial) to the skywatcher WiFI Dongle. The procedure is the same as explained in the following post:
for AZ-GTI mount.
Posting it here as i have not found a positive test of this setup.
This is not a cry for help but rather a post to report that the EQMOD driver works very well with the SynScan Wifi adapter to plug in on the the Skywatcher mounts. The procedure is the same as the one published for the https://indilib.org/devices/telescopes/az-gti.htmlAZ- GTi .
No need of cables from the Indi Server to the Mount. Just configure "ethernet" enter the IP address of the mount and the Port 11880 and voila. No need of SynScan App either. it truly replaces the direct USB cable...
Honestly i did not look into it much but found a post that mentioned it solved issues of connectivity with USB/Webcams.
which seems to match my own behaviour where it works fine to start with and then cannot find the device on the port.
after some thinkering i have a more stable situation:
- I guide with PHD2
-i changed added to the /usr/boot/conf.txt
dwc_otg.fiq_enable=1 dwc_otg.fiq_fsm_enable=1 dwc_otg.fiq_fsm_mask=0x3