Abhi created a new topic ' Images not downloading with Sony A7Riv' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi Everyone! Apologies if this has been answered. I tried searching and could not find a thread on the topic. I am new to the forum. I've recently gotten into astrophotography and have Astroberry setup on RPi4. I have a ASI533 camera that I've been using for the past couple of months. I also have a Sony A7Riv that I wanted to try out for astrophotography given the wide FOV. Given the 64MP camera, the file sizes are humongous (117MB) and they fail to download when I run ekos headless on RPI and connect from my PC. The ASI camera doesn't have that issue. I tried using VNC but that's usually unreliably slow. However, when it does run, the files open up in FITS viewer. I tried the download files locally option and that works as well. I would be okay with that except that I cannot do focusing remotely as I am unable to loop and preview the images. Any thoughts on how to preview images on the client PC would be appreciated.

PS: I tried connecting the RPI to ethernet to test (not really an option as I set up in my drive way) but that did not help either.

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I wanted to provide an update. I am able to download JPG images (standard format) which will help me with macro focus but for finer focus using the focuser module, I would still need the images in FITS format which still fails. Here is the log if anyone has any ideas:

INFO 392.783223 sec : Starting 0.25 seconds exposure.
DEBUG 392.783369 sec : Starting exposure (exptime: 0.25 secs, mirror lock: 0, force bulb: true, exposure index: 0)
DEBUG 392.783527 sec : Mutex locked
DEBUG 392.783610 sec : Setting radio/menu widget imagequality: 0 (RAW)
DEBUG 392.785412 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
DEBUG 392.785515 sec : Using internal bulb widget:bulb
DEBUG 392.785588 sec : Setting toggle widget bulb: 1
DEBUG 392.809578 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
DEBUG 392.809756 sec : Exposure started.
DEBUG 392.809811 sec : Time left: 249 ms
DEBUG 393.059852 sec : Time left: -1 ms
DEBUG 393.060008 sec : Closing internal shutter.
DEBUG 393.060096 sec : Using widget:bulb
DEBUG 393.060169 sec : Setting toggle widget bulb: 0
DEBUG 393.084335 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
DEBUG 393.810095 sec : Reading exposure...
DEBUG 393.810228 sec : Exposure complete.
DEBUG 401.021566 sec : File added event completed.
DEBUG 401.021977 sec : Downloading image... Name: (capt0004.arw) Folder: (/) Delete from SD card? (false)
DEBUG 401.353081 sec : Could not determine image size (Unspecified error)
DEBUG 401.354829 sec : Capture target is INTERNAL RAM.
DEBUG 401.385855 sec : Capture event completed.
DEBUG 401.438652 sec : Uploading file. Ext: arw, Size: 122669056, sendImage? Yes, saveImage? No
DEBUG 403.056610 sec : BLOB transfer took 1.61783 seconds
DEBUG 403.056750 sec : Upload complete
DEBUG 561.669714 sec : Aborting exposure...
DEBUG 561.669714 sec : Aborting exposure...
DEBUG 561.669753 sec : Closing internal shutter.
DEBUG 561.669921 sec : Using widget:bulb
DEBUG 561.669993 sec : Setting toggle widget bulb: 0
DEBUG 561.671394 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
DEBUG 561.671533 sec : Reading exposure...
DEBUG 561.701540 sec : Exposure complete.
DEBUG 563.102082 sec : Event timed out #1, retrying...
DEBUG 564.181232 sec : Event timed out #2, retrying...
DEBUG 565.256195 sec : Event timed out #3, retrying...
DEBUG 566.328461 sec : Event timed out #4, retrying...
DEBUG 567.404064 sec : Event timed out #5, retrying...
DEBUG 568.477709 sec : Event timed out #6, retrying...
DEBUG 569.561474 sec : Event timed out #7, retrying...
DEBUG 570.632445 sec : Event timed out #8, retrying...
DEBUG 571.708071 sec : Event timed out #9, retrying...
DEBUG 572.790365 sec : Event timed out #10, retrying...
INFO 572.792489 sec : Starting 0.25 seconds exposure.
DEBUG 572.793176 sec : Starting exposure (exptime: 0.25 secs, mirror lock: 0, force bulb: true, exposure index: 0)
DEBUG 572.793700 sec : Mutex locked
DEBUG 572.794287 sec : Setting radio/menu widget imagequality: 0 (RAW)
DEBUG 572.796436 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
DEBUG 572.796967 sec : Using internal bulb widget:bulb
DEBUG 572.797542 sec : Setting toggle widget bulb: 1
DEBUG 572.831325 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
DEBUG 572.831548 sec : Time left: 249 ms
DEBUG 572.831657 sec : Exposure started.
DEBUG 573.081575 sec : Time left: -1 ms
DEBUG 573.081714 sec : Closing internal shutter.
DEBUG 573.081782 sec : Using widget:bulb
DEBUG 573.081849 sec : Setting toggle widget bulb: 0
DEBUG 573.110444 sec : Setting new configuration OK.
DEBUG 573.831936 sec : Reading exposure...
DEBUG 573.832043 sec : Exposure complete.
DEBUG 581.069119 sec : File added event completed.
DEBUG 581.069550 sec : Downloading image... Name: (capt0005.arw) Folder: (/) Delete from SD card? (false)
DEBUG 581.404446 sec : Could not determine image size (Unspecified error)
DEBUG 581.406206 sec : Capture target is INTERNAL RAM.
DEBUG 581.429307 sec : Capture event completed.
DEBUG 581.479828 sec : Uploading file. Ext: arw, Size: 122669056, sendImage? Yes, saveImage? No
DEBUG 583.089509 sec : BLOB transfer took 1.60958 seconds
DEBUG 583.089609 sec : Upload complete

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Hi Everyone! Apologies if this has been answered. I tried searching and could not find a thread on the topic. I am new to the forum. I've recently gotten into astrophotography and have Astroberry setup on RPi4. I have a ASI533 camera that I've been using for the past couple of months. I also have a Sony A7Riv that I wanted to try out for astrophotography given the wide FOV. Given the 64MP camera, the file sizes are humongous (117MB) and they fail to download when I run ekos headless on RPI and connect from my PC. The ASI camera doesn't have that issue. I tried using VNC but that's usually unreliably slow. However, when it does run, the files open up in FITS viewer. I tried the download files locally option and that works as well. I would be okay with that except that I cannot do focusing remotely as I am unable to loop and preview the images. Any thoughts on how to preview images on the client PC would be appreciated.

PS: I tried connecting the RPI to ethernet to test (not really an option as I set up in my drive way) but that did not help either.

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