Hi Jordi,

Starting at timestamp [2022-09-30T22:45:02.978] in your log, there are more than a few move absolute commnads sent in just 6 milliseconds.

Sending this many move commands, not sure what it does to timer_hit with all the remove/set's done at the end of MoveAbsFocuser.

The above does not help with your autofocus issue, is your power to the unit known good?

Gene

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Something that may get you closer on the INDI side is work by WOTALOTA.
Check out thread:
www.indilib.org/forum/development/7183-i...rduino.html?start=12

The GIT seems to have moved for the source.

Gene

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Hi Jeff,

If you are in the 'Downloads' directory, to specify the destination you need an absolute file path
sudo mv indiwebmanager.service /usr/bin
-but- 'service' files usually live in
/etc/systemd/system/indiwebmanager.service
So it would be
sudo mv indiwebmanager.service /etc/systemd/system

Gene

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Gene N replied to the topic 'Strange artefacts on my images' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Ralf,

A real back of the envelope calculation
astronomy.tools/calculators/dust_reflection_calculator

Plugging in 72mm, 420mmFL, 0.85FR, 2.4umPIX and 687 pixels donut size I get approx 8mm.
Best guess is the sealing glass cover on the front of the CCD camera itself

Gene

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Hi Fred,

Be advised, if you (or anyone) decides to get a printer, the number of things I found to print/fix keep growing.
Len's caps for finders, knob for RedDot, side bracket (broke and glue was no use for original) for RedDot, ESP32 cases for DSC control, DSC gears/adapters, 2inch to T-2 adapter, plus a multitude of adapters/gadgets for around the house and car.

The printer 'justification' came about when I picked up an 8inch Dob for a great price that adding a printer would come up to about what the scope's value.
Then adding the DSC's to it.
www.cloudynights.com/topic/824855-dsc-fo...dsh-8/#entry11909602

Gene

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Hi Fred,

I have found the 3D printing world opened a world of things to help astro gadgets.
Here is a printable case, designed with RTC and fan in mind and used by author for astronomy.
www.printables.com/model/30600-raspberry...an-case-supports-rtc
www.printables.com/model/30600-raspberry...e-supports-rtc/files

You do not need a printer if only doing a few one off's, I have used various services to print models. Not an endorsement, upload file to print and then see various vendors willing to print along with cost.
www.treatstock.com/

Using PLA material is good enough if scope not going to be out in the sun for extended periods of time, going PETG if it is.

Gene

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Gene N replied to the topic 'Build a python-dbus script' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi Luca,

Check out the focus.h, it identifies d_bus interfaces
github.com/KDE/kstars/blob/master/kstars/ekos/focus/focus.h

I have not used it but another data point

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Gene N replied to the topic 'Error download asteroid' in the forum. 3 months ago

The changelog shows:
Version: 1.3 (2021 September)
For the SBDB
ssd-api.jpl.nasa.gov/doc/sbdb.html

The 400 response code is for a direct query, does kStars use asteroids.dat from asteroidscomponent.cpp or ?
indilib.org/forum/general/7354-few-kstars-questions.html

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Gene N replied to the topic 'Build a python-dbus script' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi Luca,

Have you seen this tutorial?
indilib.org/support/tutorials/148-dbus-s...h-kstars-python.html

I believe it has some of what you are looking for.

The Kstars/Ekos API reference for controlling
api.kde.org/kstars/html/group__DBusInterface.html

Gene

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Hi Mark,

Something does not sound correct in your startup.

Indi, via EKOS, should be running with the indi_dsi_ccd loaded and running prior to starting PHD2 Connect.

You can try just launching indiserver with indi_dsi_ccd, no Kstars or Ekos, to get there

Open a terminal window
Then run
/usr/bin/indiserver /usr/bin/indi_dsi_ccd (given the paths you provided above).

Does this error out for you?

Then launch PHD2 and do the Connect.

Unfortunately I am about 1k miles from my astro equipment for the next few days, and I have 3 various flavors of DSI (1 mono, 1 color, 2 mono) to walk it all through.

Gene

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