Dirk replied to the topic 'Problem with ASI 1600MM on remote RPI' in the forum. 7 months ago

I already checked successfully with my "version", which was almost the same as yours. I was trying to submit a pull request, but you were faster....

Thank you....

Regards

Dirk

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Dirk replied to the topic 'Problem with ASI 1600MM on remote RPI' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hello Jasem, could that be a type Problem?
the return value of bool ASICCD::activateCooler(bool enable) is of type ASI_ERROR_CODE which is more like an int type...

Especially ASI_SUCCESS should be 0 (?) which would translate to false.
That would explain as well, why I see only 1 "Failed to activate cooler." in the logs, it should be 2 entries, not from SetTemperature and one from activateCooler... .

I will check that later today...


Regards

Dirk

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Dirk replied to the topic 'Problem with ASI 1600MM on remote RPI' in the forum. 7 months ago

Power is ok and camera is cooling to 0 degrees, it is just not possible to set other values. This applies to both, the camera tab Kstars as well as the Indi driver gui .

Regards
Dirk

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Dirk replied to the topic 'Problem with ASI 1600MM on remote RPI' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hello,
just directly on the Raspberry PI, the result is the same.

Regards

Dirk

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Dirk created a new topic ' Problem with ASI 1600MM on remote RPI' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hello,I am experiencing a problem with following setup:RPI with Indi-web and Indi latest git version connected to Camera, scope, etc.MacBook Air tested with  Kstars 3.5.2 stable and 3.5.3 beta. When you start the profile in Kstars, all devices appear and everything looks ok.When you now enter a temperature (e.g: -20) the status line in Kstars states cooler on, while the camera states failed to activate cooler.The camera does not cool down.... .
Has anyone experience similar  behavior ? See here: [2021-03-24T16:25:43.765 CET INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Cooler is on"[2021-03-24T16:25:43.779 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro >: < CCD_CONTROLS >[2021-03-24T16:25:43.782 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro >: < CCD_CONTROLS_MODE >[2021-03-24T16:25:43.783 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro >: < CCD_VIDEO_FORMAT >[2021-03-24T16:25:43.785 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro >: < BLINK >[2021-03-24T16:25:43.785 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro >: < ADC_DEPTH >[2021-03-24T16:25:43.786 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - < ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro >: < SDK > [2021-03-24T16:26:04.832 CET INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Cooler is on". <


this is where I entered -20[2021-03-24T16:26:04.849 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro :  "[ERROR] Failed to activate cooler. "[    

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sudo sh -c 'echo 256 > /sys/module/usbcore/parameters/usbfs_memory_mb' solved it for me as well.

Another strong thing is the line:
2021-03-21T18:27:30: [ERROR] Failed to activate cooler.

Nevertheless, cooling and temperature regulation works on my ASI 1600.


EFW filter weel is detected and connected o.k.

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Dirk replied to the topic 'Headless Ubuntu on Raspberry Pi' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hello,
just to add another Remote Desktop solution, I have made pretty good experiences with xrdp on the pi. Microsoft Remote Desktop performs much better than VNC, especially in lower bandwidth environments...

Regards

Dirk

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Hello Hy,
I can confirm, that disabling tracking and enabling immediately after this, keeps the "Start" button enabled.
I slewed to the target with platesolve and slew to target enabled, maybe this is where the information of the movement gets lost. I will check, what happens, if I:
1. simply slew to the target
2. slew to the target with plate solve and sync.....



Regards

Dirk

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Hello Hy,
the explanation sounds reasonable for me, I will check the turn off / turn on procedure when the next opportunity arises. and keep you updated.


Generally speaking, I am very happy with the easy and precision of the new polar alignment and especially that you do not need a view to north anymore.

Thank you again

Dirk

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Finally I got a few logs:

[2021-02-21T19:07:36.162 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Number of Matches: 34"
[2021-02-21T19:07:36.163 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solved with index: 4209"
[2021-02-21T19:07:36.165 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field center: (RA,Dec) = (88.7944, 7.40904) deg."
[2021-02-21T19:07:36.166 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field center: (RA H:M:S, Dec D:M:S) = (05:55:10.647, +07:24:32.542)."
[2021-02-21T19:07:36.167 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field is: (1023.19, -1.60195) deg from search coords."
[2021-02-21T19:07:36.168 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field size: 2.35378 x 1.77885 degrees"
[2021-02-21T19:07:36.169 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Pixel Scale: 1.82006\""
[2021-02-21T19:07:36.171 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field rotation angle: up is 82.5178 degrees E of N"
[2021-02-21T19:07:36.172 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field parity: neg\n"
[2021-02-21T19:07:36.173 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solver completed after 0.55 seconds."
[2021-02-21T19:07:36.174 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solver RA (88.79436) DEC (7.40904) Orientation (82.51781) Pixel Scale (1.82006)"
[2021-02-21T19:07:36.188 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solution coordinates: RA (05h 56m 19s) DEC ( 07° 24' 38\") Telescope Coordinates: RA (05h 56m 19s) DEC ( 07° 24' 31\")"
[2021-02-21T19:07:36.219 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro : "[INFO] CCD FOV rotation updated to 82.5178 degrees. "

Up to here, I slewed to a star, a bit east of the meridian, I think it was Beteigeuze...


[2021-02-21T19:07:57.046 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Mount status changed from "Tracking" to "Idle"

Here I had to stop tracking manually, because the "start" button was greyed out.

[2021-02-21T19:08:16.485 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Starting Polar Alignment Assistant process v2.3 ..."
[2021-02-21T19:08:16.485 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ISD:Telescope: UnParking...

[2021-02-21T19:08:16.497 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Capturing image..."
[2021-02-21T19:08:16.535 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM25 : "[INFO] Telescope already unparked. "
[2021-02-21T19:08:18.046 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Mount status changed from "Idle" to "Tracking"
[2021-02-21T19:08:20.569 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - processBLOB() mode 4
[2021-02-21T19:08:20.898 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Image received."
[2021-02-21T19:08:20.904 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Automatically downsampling the image by 3"
[2021-02-21T19:08:20.946 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Evaluating Installed RAM for inParallel Option. Total Size of Index files: 1.22301 GB, Installed RAM: 7.36862 GB, Free RAM: 4.33127 GB"
[2021-02-21T19:08:20.948 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "There should be enough RAM to load the indexes in parallel."
[2021-02-21T19:08:20.950 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
[2021-02-21T19:08:20.951 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Starting Internal StellarSolver Sextractor with the 4-SmallScaleSolving profile . . ."
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.101 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Stars Found before Filtering: 355"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.103 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Removing the stars with a/b ratios greater than 1.5"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.104 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Keeping just the 50 brightest stars"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.105 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Stars Found after Filtering: 50"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.107 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.108 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Configuring StellarSolver"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.404 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Scale range: 85.3931 to 169.428 arcmin wide"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.406 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Image width: 4656 pixels, Downsampled Image width: 1552 pixels; arcsec per pixel range: 3.30128 to 6.55004"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.408 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.409 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Starting Internal StellarSolver Astrometry.net based Engine with the 4-SmallScaleSolving profile. . ."
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.463 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.484 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solve Log Odds: 104.543"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.486 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Number of Matches: 17"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.487 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solved with index: 4211"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.488 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field center: (RA,Dec) = (88.8818, 7.40959) deg."
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.489 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field center: (RA H:M:S, Dec D:M:S) = (05:55:31.642, +07:24:34.538)."
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.490 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field is: (1013.82, -3.59769) deg from search coords."
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.492 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field size: 2.35346 x 1.77875 degrees"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.493 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Pixel Scale: 1.81989\""
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.494 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field rotation angle: up is 82.5068 degrees E of N"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.495 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field parity: neg\n"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.497 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solver completed after 0.55 seconds."
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.498 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solver RA (88.88184) DEC (7.40959) Orientation (82.50679) Pixel Scale (1.81989)"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.499 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solution coordinates: RA (05h 56m 40s) DEC ( 07° 24' 39\") Telescope Coordinates: RA (05h 56m 39s) DEC ( 07° 24' 31\")"
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.507 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Please wait while WCS data is processed..."
[2021-02-21T19:08:21.547 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro : "[INFO] CCD FOV rotation updated to 82.5068 degrees. "
[2021-02-21T19:08:25.831 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "WCS data processing is complete."


After that, polar alignment performs great....

I think, that when you change the step size from 30 degree to e.g. 20, then Tracking stops automatically and the start button becomes active, but after the initial slew and without changing the default parameters, the start button keeps being disabled, which is understandable, because how should the software know, that a polar alignment is "wanted"... .

Regards

Dirk

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Hello Hy,
I will retest, as soon as I have some clear skies, the forecast is not the best...

Regards

Dirk

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Hello Hy,
first of all, Thank you for the great improvement in polar alignment. After months of clouds, I finally managed to test it yesterday, My usual observing position does not provide any view to the north, so the new polar alignment helps a lot.

What I noticed is, that (at least with my IOptron CEM 25P) the "Start" button does not become clickable, while the mount ist "tracking". I had disable tracking, before I could start the polar alignment routine, which makes sense. It might be useful to either mention this in the explanations ... .


Regards

Dirk

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Dirk replied to the topic 'solver minimum FOV' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hello Dirk,
Have you installed the catalog files for the small FOV values. In the options section for the solver you can check and download if required.


Regards
Dirk

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Dirk replied to the topic 'Guiding problem using EKOS' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hello Ralf,
You write you are using an ST4 cable. What are you using in the guiding tab under via: the camera or the mount, for ST4 you would need the camera...


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Dirk

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Hello,
Please note , that park position and home position on the cem25p are not the same.

I never managed to understand how parking works with the cem25p, but when I click on park in Ekos, it skews to a position that is very well suited for taking flats.

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