Hi Gene,

Many thanks for this. I came to the same conclusion that something wasn’t quite right so reinstalled Astroberry with the latest version and updates.

It all seems to work fine now and I can see the DSI autoguider. It all appears to work fine now so fingers crossed.

Lesson learned here is to always check for updates and don’t assume everything works as it should all the time!

It’s so good to just have an independent eye point in the right direction, so thank you very much for your help.

All the best

Mark

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Ah ha!

So, I’ve just worked out that PHD2 needs to be running before EKOS is started and running. I can see the cameras under the Indi option in PHD2 once this sequence of events is rigorously followed.

Unfortunately it has now thrown up another problem - the system is now reporting that the DSI driver is crashing and so won’t start!

I’m assuming the driver for Meade DSI includes DSI1 osc?

If it does, I’m now at a loss what to try next?

All the best

Mark

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Hi Gene,

Many thanks for your reply.

I have installed the entire latest Indi library, including indi_dsi_ccd, which is in the ./user/bin directory as default installation for Astroberry.

I’m also using the default install of PHD2 that comes with Astroberry package, but I see no option for DSI under the camera options in PHD2, nor in the Indi option under the same menu.

I’m just confused as to where PHD2 might need to see the dsi driver - it’s obviously not the same as for EKOS.

Any pointer on this for me?

All the best

Mark

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Hi Lars,

If you use the Adafruit DC and Stepper Motor HAT for your Astroberry, the drivers are already enabled in the Astroberry firmware and it's just a case of connecting the four wires of your stepper to the HAT. I use this very successfully in my observatory.

Adafruit details are here: learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-dc-and-stepp...hat-for-raspberry-pi

Hope this also gives you an option for your setup.

Cheers

Mark

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Hi,

Please forgive a newbie question relating to PHD guiding on Astroberry. I've just swapped my PC-based observatory to an Astroberry to see how stable things are with this solution.

I use a Meade DSI as an autoguider and would like to continue to keep using this for the moment, but there is no option for a DSI under the PHD imaging equipment connect devices. Can someone just point me in the right direction as to how to install the driver here - I can see my DSI under EKOS, but I want to use PHD if possible.

Many thanks

Mark Aston

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Mark Aston replied to the topic 'QHY8 driver' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi JC,

I installed the driver and hex file successfully and I can now get an image from the QHY8, but only with slow download mode (setting 0?). Fast download only provides a grey image. Is this as expected?

Very pleased to have the QHY8 up and running though - it is my widest FOV imager and still very useful.

All the best

Mark

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Mark Aston replied to the topic 'QHY8 driver' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi JC,

Many thanks for your help and support on this.

I couldn’t see any attachments on your post - can you check they were attached?

All the best

Mark

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Mark Aston replied to the topic 'QHY8 driver' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi JC, Many thanks for this. I have installed it OK, but when I start EKOS, it comes up with the error 'INDI Driver indi_qhy_ccd crashed. Restart it?'.

Could this be due to me needing to update the QHY8 firmware (which I see on the Forum may be an issue) or a compatibility issue with EKOS? I'm running KStars v3.5.5 (stable).

Many thanks

Mark

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Mark Aston replied to the topic 'QHY8 driver' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi,

I've been trying to get my QHY8 camera to connect to Astroberry and replaced the Inid driver you prepared in the /usr/bin folder.

However, I'm just getting a message from Kstars saying the driver crashed and to try reopening.

I'm not very familiar with Astroberry nor Linux, so I was hoping you might be able to give me some thoughts as to what might be going wrong here.

I really want to replace my old PC with Astroberry, but my QHY8 is a key for my imaging and hence I just am looking for help to get this going.

Many thanks for your help and for the work that has gotten others going with this camera.

All the best

Mark

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