Thomas Mason replied to the topic 'QHY600 1x1 binning mode' in the forum. 6 days ago

Was this problem figured out? I am thinking of buying a QHY600 but want to be sure it will work with my setup - Stellarmate on a rPi4 running remotely from an iMac.

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Thomas Mason replied to the topic 'ESATTO 2 Focusing Hangout' in the forum. 1 month ago

With the fix that is now implemented auto focus is working correctly.

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Last night 3.5.3 Mac beta crashed while imaging.  The log doesn't reveal much:
[2021-05-05T01:14:05.291 MDT INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Guiding deviation 4.291 exceeded limit value of 4 arcsecs, suspending exposure and waiting for guider up to 60.000 seconds."
[2021-05-05T01:14:05.316 MDT INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "CCD capture suspended"
[2021-05-05T01:14:05.332 MDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Dark frame subtraction applied
[2021-05-05T01:14:06.753 MDT INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Guiding deviation 4.028 is still higher than limit value of 4 arcsecs."
[2021-05-05T01:14:06.768 MDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Dark frame subtraction applied
[2021-05-05T01:14:08.367 MDT INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Guiding deviation 0.593 is now lower than limit value of 4 arcsecs, resuming exposure."
[2021-05-05T01:14:08.383 MDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Dark frame subtraction applied
[2021-05-05T01:14:08.388 MDT INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Job requires 300.000-second LPR images, has 3/12 frames captured and will be processed."
[2021-05-05T01:14:08.402 MDT INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Waiting for guide drift below 2 a-s..."
[2021-05-05T01:14:09.606 MDT INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Capturing 300.000-second LPR image..."
[2021-05-05T01:14:09.623 MDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Dark frame subtraction applied
[2021-05-05T01:14:10.540 MDT INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Canon DSLR EOS R :  "[INFO] Starting 300 seconds exposure. "
[2021-05-05T01:14:10.839 MDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Dark frame subtraction applied
[2021-05-05T01:14:12.111 MDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Dark frame subtraction applied
[2021-05-05T01:14:13.392 MDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Dark frame subtraction applied
[2021-05-05T01:14:14.726 MDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Dark frame subtraction applied
[2021-05-05T01:14:16.016 MDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Dark frame subtraction applied

the dark frame subtracted message (from guiding repeats many time and then it all stops)

When I woke up it wasn't running, the guiding was having problems (poor seeing I think) but no particular reason it should have hung.  The gradual increase in HFR isn't a kstars problem -o isn't working in new indilib for esatto focuser so I can't adjust for temperature change - I am loop ing a 12x5min sub using the sequencer with focus disabled.



 

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Thomas Mason replied to the topic 'ESATTO 2 Focusing Hangout' in the forum. 2 months ago

Is there a simple way to go back to 1.8.9 for sensosesto/esatto since that version appears to work?

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Thomas Mason replied to the topic 'ESATTO 2 Focusing Hangout' in the forum. 2 months ago

sent my teamviewer info to support

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Thomas Mason replied to the topic 'ESATTO 2 Focusing Hangout' in the forum. 2 months ago

I seem to be having a similar problem (perhaps associated with indilib upgrading to 1.9 - it was working with 1.8?). I can focus by looping and manually changing the position but autofocus hangs after it states it is making the initial move.  The indi control panel readout of the Esatto position seems odd as well.  If you tel it to move to a new position it does but the position doesn't update in the panel.  If you tell it to move again it does update to the new location.  It apperas the focuser position isn't updating properly.

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How does it decide which dark to use?  Does the T.Threshold have any impact?

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Thomas Mason created a new topic ' kstars 3.5.3 Dark Library' in the forum. 2 months ago

In checking out the new Dark Library feature in mac beta of 3.5.3 it seems not to be getting the correct temperature in the master files:

 



The FITS files do have the correct temperature:

 

 

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The Dark Library feature looks good and I was able to make one for my ASI290MM mini but the resulting Masters appear not to have a sensible temperature even though the capture windows shows a good 20C reading? 



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Terrain seems to work along with the horizon.  However the image looks pretty pixelated - much more so than when I use the same image in kstars on rPi.

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I only use the hand controller to do the initial home and set the time and location from the gps. I am not sure you can home it to the microswitches without the hand controller and haven’t confirmed you can set time and location from indi. Certainly you could unplug the controller after initializing.

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multi-star guiding, 0.5 s guide camera exposures

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After much messing about, unplugging, rebooting etc I think the problem may have been associated with powering the RST-135 from a Pegasus PPBA - when I give it it's own DC adaptor it seems to be fine.  Not sure why since the brick feeding the PPBA had plenty of headroom.

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I have a Rainbow Astro RST-135 mount which I have been using successfuly with ekos on stellarmate - both locally and remotely to a mac.  I updated to the most recent versions (3.5.2 and 1.8.9) and now ekos no longer reads the Eq. coordinates from the mount.  It shows RA and DEC as 0,0.  If I tell the mount to go to a star it points to it and if I park it it parks but ekos doesn't recognize the moves and plate solving doesn't work.  I have manually set time to reflect recent switch to daylight savings so I don't think that is the problem although I may have missed something there - I did it in the time and location setting on the hand controller.  Any ideas?  Pretty much unuI have a Rainbow Astro RST-135 mount which I have been using successfuly with ekos on stellarmate - both locally and remotely to a mac.  I updated to the most recent versions (3.5.2 and 1.8.9) and now ekos no longer reads the Eq. coordinates from the mount.  It shows RA and DEC as 0,0.  If I tell the mount to go to a star it points to it and if I park it it parks but ekos doesn't recognize the moves and plate solving doesn't work.  I have manually set time to reflect recent switch to daylight savings so I don't think that is the problem although I may have missed something there - I did it in the time and location setting on the hand controller.  Any ideas?  Pretty much unuable at the moment

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