Thanks, but I've given up with Astroberry for the time being. Been having enough 'fun' just running OnStep off my computer and home network--which I can usually do quite successfully. It seems that my OnStep controller can get finicky about making the home wifi connection, even though I'm fairly knowledgeable about setting it up to talk to wifi routers, etc. ( I think there's an underlying hardware issue that the OnStep developers are unwilling/unable to address with regard to cheap ESP8826 components). As for Astroberry and Rpi's, I don't currently have the patience to acquire and wade through all the Linux skills that I seem to need to know. I'm an old-time Windows user whose programming skills never got much beyond Quick Basic, although I can nose my way through Arduino scripts. I expect that I will give Astroberry another try if I find there's a clear advantage over the ASCOM-based system I'm currently using (PHD2/APT/Cartes du Ciel).

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Hi, I've been struggling for some time now trying, to get my Onstep to work with Astroberry on a RPi 3B+. I've flashed and updated the latest version of Astroberry, and am running Onstep in the STM32 Blue Pill configuration. When connecting via /dev/ttyUSB0, I get the message '..Port /dev/ttyUSB0.is already used by another driver or process.' I've also been able to connect with WiFi--sort of, as EKOS can sometimes read the local RA/DEC, but nothing else happens. I've found other threads which allude to a problem that this version of the Onstep has using the CP2102 UART to TTL, but I've been unable to wind my way through the threads successfully to a solution (too many trial and error paths leading nowhere that I can follow).
Can someone please guide me through the fixes that I need to implement? I understand that it should be possible, but finding the help has been problematic.

I should note that my OnStep system runs just fine with ASCOM, supporting also PHD2 guiding and camera/mount control through APT on a creaky old PC laptop. I keep telling myself that if I can't get this INDI solution to work, then the RPi becomes either a garage door controller or a paperweight.

Thanks for any assistance

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Found it--thanks. Too many options just plain staring at me in my face!!!

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I am having a similar problem. I can only view the downloaded mono FITS images that I have captured with my Canon T6i, while my SD card stores RAW images in color just fine. In the GPhoto CCD tab, I have Bayer info set to RGGB. The 'debayer' function in the file menu of KStars FITS Viewer is greyed out when I display these files.

I am unable to find the "Resource Limited Mode" option in KStars--where exactly is this option set/unset? I've looked 'all' over and it escapes me. Thanks
Richard

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Well, I did a complete reinstall of Astroberry (3rd or 4th time since I started playing with the RPi) and things are looking better. Perhaps the problem was that I may have missed the the 'Presets' dropdown menu under GPhoto CCD/Main Control and had it set to something other than bulb--frankly, I don't think I had even noticed that dropdown box before!!! I know I had set the camera itself to 'bulb' and must have assumed that was sufficient.
I still need to figure some other things out since Ekos/Indi control panel seem to crash on occasion --too early to put a handle on what's happening, although it may be related to settings related to viewing the downloaded image. I'll have to play some more . Anyway, I do feel like I'm making progress.

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Thanks
I had already tried using Gphoto2 using the scripts posted at baheyeldin.com/astronomy/using-canon-eos...lb-mode-gphoto2.html which works perfectly.

I will try the other suggestions when I get a chance.

Anybody know if the Stellarmate version of the software will fully support a Canon T6i?--I'm willing to pay for it if it does--or just go back to ASCOM on my Windows laptop and use the Raspberry Pi to control my garage door, or something :sick:

Thanks

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The problem is that the shutter doesn't stay open for the full programmed time interval--it's only a 1/10 sec exposure, as if the shutter button under the bulb setting was just pressed manually for an instant. The camera, itself was manually set to Manual and Bulb. So the program is not holding the shutter open for the full count.
The image does get written to the SD card ok. The image file header shows it is only a 1/10 sec, not a 10 sec, exposure.

Is there a way to determine if I have the proper driver installed? As far as I can tell, the camera driver should have been the version included in the Astroberry image file, as I don't recall installing anything over it.

Regards, Richard

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Hi,
I've got most of Astroberry working ok so far to the point I'm trying to run my Canon Rebel T6i from it. However, I can't seem to get the shutter to work reliably. I'm using the INDI Gphoto CCD interface using a USB cable connection to the camera. For example, under the INDI control panel/Main Control a 10 second exposure and mirror lock delay of 1 second (camera set to manual/bulb) usually just clicks the mirr

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or and shutter immediately only for an instant, while the 10 second countdown proceeds. I've attached a log file which shows the sequence, starting at line 343 or so.

When I try to run a script under the EKOS panel, exposure just hangs. I don't have a log file for this situation, unfortunately.

The INDI Canon camera interface does not work at all for me--the camera is not detected.

Things run fine under APT in Windows, so I know this is not a cable or camera-related issue.
Thanks for any help

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Richard Shagam replied to the topic 'Running Astroberry headless' in the forum. 4 years ago

Thanks
I do now have Astroberry running on the RPi and am now controlling my scope from my PC, phone, tablet, and have now am zeroing in on PHD2. My next challenge will be getting my Canon Rebel T6i running under Astroberry.
But I was wondering about this Indi Web Manager feature. I now understand that I shouldn't have to deal with it and will give up on that aspect of the software for now.

I do want to say how impressed I am with this program. Yes, my learning curve has been a bit steep and frustrating, but I'm now getting operations sorted out.

Thanks, again!!!
Regards, Richard

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Richard Shagam replied to the topic 'Running Astroberry headless' in the forum. 4 years ago

I tried using the INDI Web Manager and made a complete mess of it--forcing me to rebuild my Astroberry-server image. (I'm getting very good at it, now!!!). So I'd appreciate if I could get a step-by-step tutorial on how to set this up. Once thing that wasn't clear is if the remote PC I'd be running could be a Win 10 PC, or is it all under Linux?

Another thing I am trying to figure out how to do is run Astroberry-server with PHD2. I've had good luck running PHD2 on a Win7 PC laptop. I don't think that the EKOS internal guider polar alignment tool is going to cut it for me since I don't have a view of Polaris at my site (trees, light pollution, etc).

Thanks for any help

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Richard Shagam replied to the topic 'Running Astroberry headless' in the forum. 4 years ago

Thanks--I will check it out later today
Regards Richard

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Richard Shagam replied to the topic 'Running Astroberry headless' in the forum. 4 years ago

Thanks for the reply. The problem I appeared to have was that, unless I had a monitor connected to the RP, I was unable to see the system booted up in VNC viewer. I finally got things working after I enabled SSH by installing an empty SSH file in the root drive. Whether this was necessary, I don't know. In any event, I can now operate my telescope mount using the Kstars/EKOS/INDI running on the RP, controlling from my PC using or through an android phone or Nexus 7 tablet--all using VNC Viewer.

Can you explain a little better the steps " Using autostart with Web Manager starts just INDI server and drivers selected in a profile. "? I don't know what you mean by "Web Manager"

I'm still struggling to get guiding working. I'll save that for another post.

Thanks, again
Richard

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Richard Shagam created a new topic ' Running Astroberry headless' in the forum. 4 years ago

Hi
I've been playing with Astroberry installed on a Raspberry Pi 3 B+. I'd like to run it wifi headless , but haven't been able to figure out how to do it. I've seen some web instructions on how to do it in a fresh install in, say, Raspian, but the steps are a bit beyond my Linux confidence--I've already broken my system installation a few times already. Can you provide step-by-step instructions, or at least a link on how to do this? Thanks

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