William Brda replied to the topic 'Nikon D5000 Failed to expose' in the forum. 1 month ago

curios to see if it will run your camera

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William Brda replied to the topic 'Nikon D5000 Failed to expose' in the forum. 1 month ago

Well good luck w/ that Simon. This stuff can be very frustrating.

Who knows, maybe Zwo will have encouraging info; not sure what Astroberry costs....

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William Brda replied to the topic 'Nikon D5000 Failed to expose' in the forum. 1 month ago

.... but doesn’t Nikon have a utulity? With my testing. I knew the camera was working cuz my Canon util and anoth guiding app worked. Besides command-line control do other apps on you PC control the camera?

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William Brda replied to the topic 'Nikon D5000 Failed to expose' in the forum. 1 month ago

I wouldn’t take some FB or forum’s word for it based on my experiences here and the PhD2 forum. One can write Zwo directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To be clear, your saying PC command-line to camera works, but how to make Ekos issue commandline scripts? I don’t know about Ekos. I only have its guiding module working but w/o a camera working one can’t get more of Ekos to work, so no help on my end.

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William Brda replied to the topic 'Nikon D5000 Failed to expose' in the forum. 1 month ago

Since I have a Mac and two USB ports I thought the AsiAir would be an inexpense test rather than put a more money into some other ‘cpu box’. For me it solved a lot of problems

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William Brda replied to the topic 'Nikon D5000 Failed to expose' in the forum. 2 months ago

When you’re testing is your Nikon in manual mode? Power save features off? Wifi Off? Maybe try turning every do-dad off.

As an aside I got tired of these issues not being fixed because there is no real support for these freeware products. I just bought an AsiAir for $178. WIthin hours it was up an running - very easy, BUT my Canon T71 would not work, just like it still doesn’t work in Ekos. ZWO had that fixed withing 48 hours in a beta version and new firmware

So here’s the deal. I’m told AsiAir is built on Ekos. My Canon T7i wasn’t support in the last AsiAir build. Now it is. The old ZWO support list that originally showed my T7i was not support also shows your Nikon D5000 as NOT supported which makes me wonder that your and my DSLR problems with Ekos result from - the cameras are not actually supported.

As an aside my Canon with the new AsiAir build now works BUT it still does NOT work in Ekos. I got remote control from my iPad, guiding, imaging, Safari GOTO, and plate solution for $178 bucks tho I had a ZWO guide camera. It was all very easy to setup AND it has Support from the manufacturor.

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William Brda replied to the topic 'Nikon D5000 Failed to expose' in the forum. 2 months ago

Don’t feel like you’re alone. My Canon T7i connects but can’t image. Indi can’t control the shutter, for one thing.

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William Brda replied to the topic 'Canon T7i Doesn’t Work in Image Capture' in the forum. 2 months ago

The capture settings/Size, does not let me enter any values. The field is availble to be typed in but it will accept nothing except zeros. Width and height shoukd be 6000 x 4000 right?

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William Brda created a new topic ' Canon T7i Doesn’t Work in Image Capture' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi, I can;t get my T7i to work in Ekos. Sure I’m missing something.

When I try to preview, say a couple 1 sec exposures get:



Then if I go to Device Manager there are no logs:


Trying to execute, it looks like it will try a 1 second exp but nothing happens. It looks stuck


Some settings on the main don’t let me do anything like set size, or change binning...

ideas?

Thanks,
Bill

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William Brda replied to the topic 'Internal Guider: Drift Graph Anomoly' in the forum. 2 months ago

Had the exact thing happen again. A driver pulled in and turned around then leaving. I had nearly the exact same pattern and a moment or so after the driver left it was back to normal. Refection from head lights.

This was odvious. Last time could have been headlights from the hwy that I didn’t notice.

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William Brda replied to the topic 'EKOS Internal Guider previews no Image' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hey!

Yes I did solve it; just had to take a break and look at it with fresh eyes (think you already know this story)

The camera always connected, but the mount never did. Then I realized there is no mount connection because I am using ST-4. Once I ignored the mount failures and went to Internal Guider I found the camera was capturing. First night test - It worked great. Readily auto-selecting stars and guided pretty well considering.

I had been re-aligning the OTA’s dovetail. When done, I just did a fast PA with no 2 or 3 star checks and the Guider just worked, and fairly tight as I didn’t spend any time refining the PA.

Now.... on to new problems. Can’t get the DSLR app to work w/ Canon T7i ...... yet.

Thanks.
B

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William Brda replied to the topic 'Internal Guider: Drift Graph Anomoly' in the forum. 2 months ago

Do I need to immediately grap the cvs file when i stop the guide, but don’t exit?
How long does cvs data exist in ekos?

I didn’t turn off the guide correction unless you’re refering to some intermittent activity (?)

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William Brda replied to the topic 'Internal Guider: Drift Graph Anomoly' in the forum. 2 months ago

I wonder if the pressure from some cable against the mount/OTA could do that. Go off due to unexpected resistence, work free, and catch up?

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William Brda replied to the topic 'Internal Guider: Drift Graph Anomoly' in the forum. 2 months ago

Yes; peculiar. I tested for about 2 hrs, varying exposure, binning, observing. It only did this once that evening got that brief moment.

Learn the hard way I guess/

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William Brda replied to the topic 'My ZWO ASI178 produce only black previews/captures' in the forum. 2 months ago

Is this the 178 color or monochrome? I’ve have problems w/ the 178mc on a couple guiding platforms.

I know what Zwo would ask. Does the camera work in the AsiCap application? Does logging capture any errors from the camera driver itself?

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