robert replied to the topic 'INDI DSLRs FAQ' in the forum. 2 months ago

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 .

thanks

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AstroNerd thanked robert in topic Wifi and EQMOD 2 months ago

robert replied to the topic 'Wifi and EQMOD' in the forum. 2 months ago

yes the one on the Mount.

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robert replied to the topic 'Wifi and EQMOD' in the forum. 2 months ago

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.. :)


Yes this replaces the USB/Serial EQMod cable.
The Wifi Adapter from Skywatcher plugs straight into the Synscan Handset. Plug (where you currently plug your EQMOd cable) .

Wifi gives you longer range than bluetooth, also more than 1 device can send commands to the mount in that configuration (best if it is not simultaneaous) . In fact I am both on Indi/rapsberry and sometimes need to switch to ASCOM. with the wifi adapater there is only Indi to turn off and start ascom. no need to go and visit the mount and replug..

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robert created a new topic ' GPS, focusing, Landscape and Mosaiking' in the forum. 2 months ago

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)



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robert replied to the topic 'Indi driver for SkyFi module' in the forum. 2 months ago

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: www.indilib.org/devices/telescopes/az-gti.html for AZ-GTI mount.

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robert created a new topic ' Wifi and EQMOD' in the forum. 2 months ago

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...


Clear Skies

Robert

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robert replied to the topic 'kstars/ekos crashes when running indi v4l2 webcam' in the forum. 2 months ago

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.
www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=197089

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robert replied to the topic 'kstars/ekos crashes when running indi v4l2 webcam' in the forum. 2 months ago

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

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robert created a new topic ' kstars/ekos crashes when running indi v4l2 webcam' in the forum. 3 months ago

I have the following setup all on a powered USB hub attached to a RPi3mb+ running the latest updates (just did an apt-get update and running the 1.7.6:
heq5 Serial to USB
canon 6dmII
logitech 905 webcam attached to the 9x50 finderscope.

RPi3 is attached to my local wifi network and i control it using VNC.

I consistently have issues with webcam. it either stops responding, cannot reconnect after i try to disconnect from the indi server dialog.
(I even tried to run KStars remotely and indi only on the RPi but even on my Wintel kstars is crashing after some seconds of looping in guide.)

At first boot i get the internal guider to loop for a while but then after few sec up to few minutes i have errors on the V4l2 input (stream or capture). it often ends up with Kstars crashing completely. I then need to restart ilocal indi server is still running.

i am attaching latest log file

PLease I need help!.

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File Name: log_16-15-16.txt
File Size: 437 KB


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robert replied to the topic 'New Bahtinov Mask Assistant Tool' in the forum. 4 months ago

note that APT has already built in this module: ideiki.com/astro/usersguide/bahtinov_aid.htm maybe this iswhere the idea iscoming from

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robert created a new topic ' ekos restarts when trying to loop v4l2 webcam' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello all,

first post here. I have gone through the install of astroberry on mu pi3b+. i have it hoooked up to an HEQ5; Canon 6dmII and a logitech webcam for guiding. all of the above via a powered usb hub.
i have no issue on Gphoto for canon (although i had to install the v 5.20 to get the canon 6dm2 recognized) an no problem on solving and mount control. However i have the hardest time with the logitech 905 webcam:
1) i always get it to connect on the first attempt but I have to fiddle with the various gain/expo/contrast etc to get an image via the loop on guiding where there are white stars on a dark background. in fact i never managed to get it that way
2) often while streamin there is an error. I have to stop and start the stream but then i cannot change any of the settings (in the image control tab) as i get repeat errors.
3) it randomly happens that Ekos/kstars at some point with gives up altogether and i have to restart it although when going back to the Kstars control panel and "start" it tells me that there is an instance of indi already running
i had the same behavior on a pi2b+ and thought it was an issue with resources.

I have 2 log files (debug on v42l) attached I hope this will help shed light on the issue

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File Name: log_19-39-51_2019-01-28-2.txt
File Size: 178 KB

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File Name: log_19-16-03_2019-01-28-2.txt
File Size: 130 KB


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