Chad created a new topic ' RPI Camera and long exposures' in the forum. 2 months ago

I have always had this issue. I am using the HQ Raspberry Pi camera.

In the Indi Control Pane for the RPI Camera i enter 10seconds for exposure and the count down time gets to about 7seconds and it fast forwards to zero. So really it took about a 3 second exposure from my point of view.

I have to take another exposure of 10seconds and it counts down the exposure right.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTJ7jV6nrHM

Any ideas? Or is this bug that needs fixed?
Thanks!
Chad

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Chad replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 5 months ago

Yes i have on my MicroScope project. RaspberryPi Indi server connecting to OnStep via bluetooth.

I followed the steps under the "bluetooth" heading of this instrucable.
www.instructables.com/The-Micro-Scope-a-...ture-GOTO-Telescope/

I will look at that thread to see if it will help them.

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Chad replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 6 months ago

Looks like bailed out is used to describe leaving.

To bail out of a plane with a parachute you are leaving the plane.

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Chad created a new topic ' allsky images combined with kstars?' in the forum. 6 months ago

I am not sure how to integrate, but has anyone thought of combining the images from an AllSky camera with Kstars/Ekos?

I found a script to take the fisheye pictures and un-wrap them so you can load them into the artifical horizon of Ekos.
www.fmwconcepts.com/imagemagick/fisheye2pano/index.php

Or maybe Kstars could be setup to bring the fisheye style images in instead of panoramas.  I think Stellarium can use both types of images.

Just throwing and idea/concept out there to brain storm.

Chad

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OH yes i had not noticed that check box. Let me go read about how to use it.

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Hello, i am new to setting up the scheduler.  So i have a question about stopping a job.

I have a trees to the west.  So if i start tracking something in the east and follow it to the west i can tell the scheduler to start if the object is above an altitude of X degrees.

How do i tell it to stop at Y degrees on the west so i am not taking pictures of trees?

Then after stopping go to the next job in the scheduler.

Thanks!

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Chad replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 7 months ago

@james_lan try Github desktop.  When i started to use it git started to make more sense too me.

desktop.github.com/

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Chad replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi Jasem, i installed Indi server on my Raspberry Pi via APT.

My question is when is the APT repository updated? At the same time has the github repository?

I would prefer to stick to apt update/upgrades if i could.

Thanks,
Chad

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Chad replied to the topic 'Remote control of Ekos or API?' in the forum. 7 months 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. 7 months 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. 8 months ago

AH! awesome! Thanks!

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Chad created a new topic ' re-focus or autofocus' in the forum. 8 months 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. 8 months ago

thank you!

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Chad created a new topic ' Setup Tab Image' in the forum. 8 months 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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