Chad replied to the topic 'Remote control of Ekos or API?' in the forum. 7 days ago

Thanks Kevin! I will give this a go!

Guess i need to look at the scheduler closer to see how it works. I have just started to get comfortable leaving the telescope running at night now that parking is accurate and i have an AllSky camera out there with it.

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Chad created a new topic ' Remote control of Ekos or API?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Is there an API for Ekos?  Or a way to remotely control Ekos? 

I dont not have a weather station built yet to monitor cloud cover, but i do have my AllSky camera that i can monitor current cloud cover.

So I setup Ekos to shoot an object and run it.  I am not using the Scheduler.  I am just using the camera sequence.  I go to bed hoping that the guiding will be able to get through some thin clouds coming in before the sky clears.

Clouds roll in and my guiding fails and the photography stops.  How can i remotely resume the photography and guiding when the clouds have cleared?

My wife does not want the laptop in the bedroom.  :)  LOL

Thanks!
Chad

 

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Chad replied to the topic 're-focus or autofocus' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

AH! awesome! Thanks!

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Chad created a new topic ' re-focus or autofocus' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

When i am setting up an Image Sequence Queue there are the following options for focus
if HFR > x
if delta temp > x
every x minutes

I have tried to set IF HFR > 2, but so far this number does not stay.  It is like Ekos analyzes the image and comes up with the HFR and this number 2 i put in is replaced with another number.

How is it best to get a re-focus scheduled when the HFR is greater than 2?  So far Ekos does not appear to be working like i think it should.

Also it would be nice to get a refocus on filter change. Is there a way to re-focus when the Filter Wheel goes to a new filter?  If i could get this then i would just do refocus on temprature change and filter change.

Thanks!
Chad

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Chad replied to the topic 'Setup Tab Image' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

thank you!

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Chad created a new topic ' Setup Tab Image' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I used to get an image in the image box of the Setup Tab in Ekos and i have somehow lost it.

How do i get my images in this box during a Imaging Sequence?  I get my timers, my focus, tracking etc but no image.

Thanks!
Chad
 



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Chad replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 1 month ago

My issue was i had port 9999 entered. This gave me a partial working interface.

The port really needs to be 9998. Can some text be placed on the driver page were people type this in to remind them that the default port is 9998.

Thanks!

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Chad replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 1 month ago

I gave this a shot and the driver does appear to be more stable. It recognizes if i have a focuser or not on my OnStep controller. That is new. The older drivers just loaded all parts and did not check the OnStep controller if they existed.

I still do not have good communication with the OnStep controller. My first problem i encounter is it says it cannot get site info and it cannot write UTC offset.2021-09-12T13:08:17: [ERROR] Error setting site longitude coordinates
2021-09-12T13:08:17: [ERROR] Error setting UTC Offset.

If i request a 3star align it says error.
2021-09-12T13:19:14: [INFO] Align Status response Error, response = >
2021-09-12T13:19:14: [INFO] Getting Max Star: response Error, response = >
2021-09-12T13:19:14: [INFO] Sending Command to Start Alignment
I am connecting to the web manager of OnStep and that website is running correctly.  It is only my local wifi network.

I also see that the driver has a blank page on OnStep status.
 



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Chad replied to the topic 'Roll back to 1.8.9' in the forum. 2 months ago

For anyone else wondering. What i ended up doing was going to the releases on the github page.
github.com/indilib/indi/releases

Downloaded the version i wanted.

Installed on my rapsbeey pi all of the supporting software needed :
sudo apt-get install -y libnova-dev libcfitsio-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev zlib1g-dev libgsl-dev build-essential cmake git libjpeg-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libtiff-dev libfftw3-dev librtlsdr-dev

I read the install file in the downloaded zip file.
INDI Library Setup 1.0.0
========================

You must have CMake >= 2.8 in order to build this package.

1) $ tar -xzf v-1.8.9.tar.gz
2) $ mkdir libindi_build
3) $ cd libindi_build
4) $ cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr . ../libindi
5) $ su -c 'make install' or sudo make install

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Chad replied to the topic 'Roll back to 1.8.9' in the forum. 2 months ago

dpkg is for deb files. Where do i get the deb files for 1.8.9 ? This is on a raspberry pi also running raspian.

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Chad created a new topic ' Roll back to 1.8.9' in the forum. 2 months ago

I am not having great experience with 1.9.1 and my LX200 OnStep driver.

How do i roll back to 1.8.9?  It does not seem available in the apt repository.

pi@CGEProPi:~ $ sudo apt install indi-full=1.8.9
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Version '1.8.9' for 'indi-full' was not found


Thanks!
Chad


 

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Chad replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 2 months ago

How do i roll back to a stable driver?  My current install on my rasberry pi indi server is not usable. Ekos does not stay connected.

I dont want to waste any clear skies if i can avoid it.

Some logs if that helps

[2021-09-07T21:50:04.180 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] RES <911> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.237 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[DEBUG] Align: max_stars: 9 current star: 1, align_stars 1 "
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.248 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] CMD <:GX02#> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.285 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] RES <0> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.285 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] CMD <:GX03#> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.332 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] RES <0> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.348 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] CMD <:FG#> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.566 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] RES <50145> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.613 Eastern Daylight Time INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Focuser error, check INDI panel."
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.629 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[DEBUG] Current focuser: 50145, 50145.000000 "
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.629 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] CMD <:FT#> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.707 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] RES <S> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.754 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] CMD <:FM#> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.769 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] RES <100000> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.785 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] CMD <:FI#> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.854 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] RES <0> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:04.854 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[DEBUG] After update properties: FocusAbsPosN min: 0.000000 max: 100000.000000 "
[2021-09-07T21:50:05.857 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] CMD <:GR#> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:10.862 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "Error reading RA/DEC. "
[2021-09-07T21:50:11.160 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Mount status changed from  "Tracking"  to  "Error"
[2021-09-07T21:50:11.864 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] CMD <:GR#> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:16.867 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "Error reading RA/DEC. "
[2021-09-07T21:50:17.862 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] CMD <:GR#> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:22.181 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] RES <00:43:57> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:22.228 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] VAL [0.7325] "
[2021-09-07T21:50:22.243 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] CMD <:GD#> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:27.179 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "Error reading RA/DEC. "
[2021-09-07T21:50:28.179 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] CMD <:GR#> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:33.181 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "Error reading RA/DEC. "
[2021-09-07T21:50:34.190 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] CMD <:GR#> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:39.195 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "Error reading RA/DEC. "
[2021-09-07T21:50:40.196 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] CMD <:GR#> "
[2021-09-07T21:50:45.014 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - LX200 OnStep : "[SCOPE] RES <00:43:57> "

 

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Chad created a new topic ' Park with Celestron Nexstar' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello, i am controlling my CG5 with the Celestron Nexstar driver in Ekos

The hand controller uses "hibernate" to put the mount too sleep and remember the coordinates and alignment when it powers on again.

Will the Ekos "park" accomplish the same thing?  Or should i just use the hand controller to stop my mount and remember the alignment?

Thanks!
Chad

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Chad replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip not triggering' in the forum. 2 months ago

OnStep asked me to document how i got my flip too work with Ekos. If people have time read this over and make sure it is accurate.

docs.google.com/document/d/11NlWvWyI5RxN...91M/edit?usp=sharing

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Not sure where i file feature request or improvements?

My LX200 OnStep wants to know when to flip meridian by Minute Angle on east and west.  Not Hour Angle.

Ekos wants to know when to send slew command either Hour Angle or Degrees.  It would be nice if OnStep gave the choice of Hour Angle, Minute Angle and Degrees.

The less math i do the better.  :)

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