Thanks Dave!

I didn't know that.

Doug

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I'm getting 2 out of 3 GPS readings correctly in the INDI Control Panel from GPSD.

1) Lat = Great
2) Lon = a number off the charts . . .242.XX.XX invalid Longitude reading.
3) Elevation = Great

If I go to the terminal and type gpsmon, it's perfect!  I see the correct Longitude reading of -117.XX.XX

Does anyone know why I'm getting an invalid Longitude reading in the INDI control panel?

I'm expecting to see -117 for Longitude and I'm seeing 242  

Thanks!


 

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I just started looking at the Astroberry and after reading your thread this makes a lot of sense to move towards a 64 BIT OS. I'm sure after I see my first crash in 32bit, I'll be back here installing ubuntu. As we all know AP is so fragile and taking out the OS as a problem is a huge help. Thanks for posting this.

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I started it up and changed the filter wheel to all eight positions. Like I said on my 7 position, it errors out on #8 , but regains after it times out.

Does this tell you anything?

[2021-03-02T15:23:38.613 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Starting INDI services..."
[2021-03-02T15:23:38.766 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "INDI services started on port 7624."
[2021-03-02T15:23:38.810 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Ekos received a new device:  "CCD Simulator"
[2021-03-02T15:23:38.934 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Ekos received a new device:  "Guide Simulator"
[2021-03-02T15:23:39.099 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Ekos received a new device:  "QHYCFW3"
[2021-03-02T15:23:39.332 PST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Idle."
[2021-03-02T15:23:39.429 PST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Idle."
[2021-03-02T15:23:39.455 PST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "World Coordinate System (WCS) is enabled. CCD rotation must be set either manually in the CCD driver or by solving an image before proceeding to capture any further images, otherwise the WCS information may be invalid."
[2021-03-02T15:23:39.543 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "CCD Simulator is online."
[2021-03-02T15:23:39.614 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Guider port from CCD Simulator is ready."
[2021-03-02T15:23:39.707 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "CCD Simulator filter is online."
[2021-03-02T15:23:39.709 PST WARN ][                       default] - QObject::disconnect: Unexpected null parameter
[2021-03-02T15:23:39.811 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Guide Simulator is online."
[2021-03-02T15:23:39.855 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Guider port from Guide Simulator is ready."
[2021-03-02T15:23:39.970 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - CCD Simulator :  "[INFO] No previous configuration found. To save driver configuration, click Save Configuration in Options tab. "
[2021-03-02T15:23:40.047 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - CCD Simulator :  "[INFO] World Coordinate System is enabled. "
[2021-03-02T15:23:40.093 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Guide Simulator :  "[INFO] No previous configuration found. To save driver configuration, click Save Configuration in Options tab. "
[2021-03-02T15:23:54.796 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHYCFW3 :  "[INFO] Detected firmware version 20181114 "
[2021-03-02T15:23:54.828 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHYCFW3 :  "[INFO] QHYCFW3 is online. "
[2021-03-02T15:23:54.834 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - All INDI devices are now connected.
[2021-03-02T15:23:54.968 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "QHYCFW3 filter is online."
[2021-03-02T15:23:54.995 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHYCFW3 :  "[INFO] Loading device configuration... "
[2021-03-02T15:23:54.997 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHYCFW3 :  "[INFO] Setting current filter to slot 3 "
[2021-03-02T15:23:56.631 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHYCFW3 :  "[INFO] Device configuration applied. "
[2021-03-02T15:24:01.056 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHYCFW3 :  "[INFO] Setting current filter to slot 1 "
[2021-03-02T15:24:06.761 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHYCFW3 :  "[INFO] Setting current filter to slot 2 "
[2021-03-02T15:24:09.582 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHYCFW3 :  "[INFO] Setting current filter to slot 3 "
[2021-03-02T15:24:12.481 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHYCFW3 :  "[INFO] Setting current filter to slot 4 "
[2021-03-02T15:24:15.495 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHYCFW3 :  "[INFO] Setting current filter to slot 5 "
[2021-03-02T15:24:18.292 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHYCFW3 :  "[INFO] Setting current filter to slot 6 "
[2021-03-02T15:24:21.206 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHYCFW3 :  "[INFO] Setting current filter to slot 7 "
[2021-03-02T15:24:23.958 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - QHYCFW3 :  "[INFO] Setting current filter to slot 8 "
[2021-03-02T15:24:38.929 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Disconnecting INDI devices..."
[2021-03-02T15:24:38.933 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "CCD Simulator is disconnected."
[2021-03-02T15:24:38.982 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Guide Simulator is disconnected."
[2021-03-02T15:24:42.071 PST WARN ][                       default] - QSqlDatabasePrivate::removeDatabase: connection 'filter_db' is still in use, all queries will cease to work.
[2021-03-02T15:24:42.072 PST WARN ][                       default] - QSqlDatabasePrivate::addDatabase: duplicate connection name 'filter_db', old connection removed.
[2021-03-02T15:24:42.107 PST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "INDI services stopped."


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Doug Hubbell replied to the topic 'QHYCFW3' in the forum. 2 years ago

Glad that helped Ted!

Doug

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IDK, you would think there are plans? My QHYCFW3 pulled up 8 positions and I only have 7 positions on my 1.25" filter wheel. Maybe the larger QHYCFW3 has 8 positions?

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OK I received a reply from QHY Support. This fixed the problem.

On the QHYCFW3, there is a USB switch you need to turn on to use as a stand alone filter wheel.
www.qhyccd.com/index.php?m=content&c=ind...show&catid=68&id=177

Before when I booted it up the LED color lights would flash and the last light lit was GREEN, indicating this is NOT the USB mode.

After I took a pin and pushed the button while the power was connected, it switched to the USB Mode. And now the last LED light flash is RED meaning it's in USB Mode.

Works great in KSTARS/EKOS now.

One note is it shows 8 POSITIONS on the filter wheel. Since the QHYCFW3 has 7 positions then it will error out and stop working if you select position 8. But it times out after awhile and all is good again!

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Doug Hubbell replied to the topic 'QHYCFW3' in the forum. 2 years ago

OK I received a reply from QHY Support. This fixed the problem.

On the QHYCFW3, there is a USB switch you need to turn on to use as a stand alone filter wheel.
www.qhyccd.com/index.php?m=content&c=ind...show&catid=68&id=177

Before when I booted it up the LED color lights would flash and the last light lit was GREEN, indicating this is NOT the USB mode.

After I took a pin and pushed the button while the power was connected, it switched to the USB Mode. And now the last LED light flash is RED meaning it's in USB Mode.

Works great in KSTARS/EKOS now.

One note is it shows 8 POSITIONS on the filter wheel. Since the QHYCFW3 has 7 positions then it will error out and stop working if you select position 8. But it times out after awhile and all is good again!

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Doug Hubbell replied to the topic 'QHYCFW3' in the forum. 2 years ago

Same results here. The QHYCFW3 gives me the same error message "Firmware must be higher than" .

I sent a support request to QHY to see if they could help. Firmware update? No answer yet.

Did you find a solution to get the QHYCFW3 to work in KSTARS?

KStars
Version 3.4.3

From the "Profile Editor - KStars" it shows support for
QHYCFW1
QHYCFW2
QHYCFW3

I can connect using QHYCFW2 but I can't spin the filter wheel.

The whole reason I purchased a QHYCFW3 is because KSTARS showed it supported all three versions. Big bummer if QHYCFW3 doesn't work in KSTARS.

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I'm using a standalone QHYCFW3, I have a different camera. I cannot get the QHYCFW3 to work independently. It comes up with an error:
2021-02-28T22:26:09: [ERROR] Handshake failed: Timeout error. Firmware must be higher than 201409

Has anyone successfully used the QHYCFW3 as a standalone in KSTARS?

My KSTARS version is:
Version 3.4.3
During my testing, I have CCD Simulator, Guide Simulator (Bare minimum requirements), and the QHYCFW3 connected as the only piece of hardware.

I couldn't find a firmware update.

Any suggestions?

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