AirBourn replied to the topic 'Comparing PHD2 and Internal guider.' in the forum. 1 month ago

I've had similar experience running on Ubuntu. Guiding with internal guider results in approx 1.x total RMS and PHD2 consistently gives me 0.4 to 0.6 total RMS. Internal guider recovers better from meridian flips, etc, but I'd expect that from an integrated solution versus separate app.

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AirBourn replied to the topic 'Is INDI ready for Ubuntu 22.04?' in the forum. 2 months ago

OK - looks like the pl2303 bug was fixed in 5.18.15-051815-generic. It's working now.

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AirBourn created a new topic ' Script Desired Temp?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Can I set the desired CCD temperature with indi_setprop? I don't see the property in indi_getprop for anZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro.

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AirBourn replied to the topic 'Is INDI ready for Ubuntu 22.04?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Just updated to 22.04.1 and of course, my pl2303 is not working again. Can you tell me please what kernel you're running? (uname -r)

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Ran into a situation last night. Set up two capture jobs - one for light frames and one for flat frames. I have the Calibration Options set up for the flat frames to utilize the Flip Flat and auto ADU (which normally works well). Since this job is the last of the night, I choose to select the "Park Mount" option in the calibration.


The problem arises when the calibration sends the park command which causes the guiding to stop. When guiding aborts, then the capture job aborts - even though the cover is closed and it's just taking a flat.
2022-08-02T04:06:22 CCD capture aborted
2022-08-02T04:06:22 Autoguiding stopped. Aborting...
2022-08-02T04:06:20 Captured /home/airbourn/Pictures/IC5070/Flat/Oiii/IC_5070_Flat_Oiii_1.484_secs_2022-08-02T04-06-20_004.fits
2022-08-02T04:06:20 Received image 4 out of 25.
2022-08-02T04:06:20 Download Time: 0.08 s, New Download Time Estimate: 0.08 s.
2022-08-02T04:06:18 Capturing 1.484-second Oiii image...
2022-08-02T04:06:16 Captured /home/airbourn/Pictures/IC5070/Flat/Oiii/IC_5070_Flat_Oiii_1.484_secs_2022-08-02T04-06-16_003.fits
2022-08-02T04:06:16 Received image 3 out of 25.
2022-08-02T04:06:16 Download Time: 0.07 s, New Download Time Estimate: 0.08 s.
2022-08-02T04:06:14 Capturing 1.484-second Oiii image...
2022-08-02T04:06:11 Captured /home/airbourn/Pictures/IC5070/Flat/Oiii/IC_5070_Flat_Oiii_1.484_secs_2022-08-02T04-06-12_002.fits
2022-08-02T04:06:11 Received image 2 out of 25.
2022-08-02T04:06:11 Download Time: 0.09 s, New Download Time Estimate: 0.08 s.
2022-08-02T04:06:09 Capturing 1.484-second Oiii image...
2022-08-02T04:06:07 Captured /home/airbourn/Pictures/IC5070/Flat/Oiii/IC_5070_Flat_Oiii_1.484_secs_2022-08-02T04-06-07_001.fits
2022-08-02T04:06:07 Received image 1 out of 25.
2022-08-02T04:06:07 Download Time: 0.08 s, New Download Time Estimate: 0.08 s.
2022-08-02T04:06:05 Capturing 1.484-second Oiii image...
2022-08-02T04:06:03 Current ADU 24997 within target ADU tolerance range.
2022-08-02T04:06:01 Capturing 1.484-second Oiii image...
Is there a setting to stop guiding before flats or to have the capture job ignore the guiding state? Or is this going to require a bug fix to ignore guiding state while taking flats? Suggestions to resolve?

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AirBourn replied to the topic 'Is INDI ready for Ubuntu 22.04?' in the forum. 4 months ago

So the final verdict? Will an update to v1.9.6 stable work with 22.04 or do I have to go to the nightly? I'm particularly concerned with the pl2303 converter. I have to run an older version for it to communicate with my EQ6R. Anyone running latest (stable or nightly) with an EQ6R on 22.04?

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AirBourn replied to the topic 'Bias frames - unable to take' in the forum. 5 months ago

Try putting a one-second delay in the "Delay" field. What I discovered some time ago is that a big sensor camera (with large file sizes) doesn't have enough time to finish writing the file to drive before the next image is ready - because the exposure time for bias frames is so short. I add a one or two second delay always, for all types of frames for that reason.

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AirBourn replied to the topic 'KStars FOV Rotation' in the forum. 6 months ago

From this post: indilib.org/forum/ekos/10678-fov-feature-request.html

"KStars has a good FOV system where I can specify my imaging specs, including FOV position angle, but it's a bit clumsy to drill down to the dialog to edit the FOV rotation. My request is twofold: First, some simple keyboard shortcuts to quickly change the displayed FOV rotation angle. From there, once I'm happy with the FOV framing, I'd like a menu command or something to send that FOV framing (including the rotation of course) to the alignment module to slew to the FOV, using the solver to precisely match the target - just like the Load & Slew functionality. This would be a huge timesaver! (and really cool!)"

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AirBourn replied to the topic 'Does ZWO EAF work with ekos?' in the forum. 6 months ago

I have a ZWO EAF with the temp sensor connected to KStars/Ekos 3.5.8 Stable running on Ubuntu 20.04 and it indeed does work. Takes some treaking of the parameters (like everything else) to optimize the focus process for your rig. There's a spot on the Focus Module to select the source of the temperature used for re-focus on delta-temp and the current & delta reading just below the pull-down menu (see picture)



Here's the result of indi_getprop "ASI EAF.*.*" on the machine with EAF powered on:
ASI EAF.CONNECTION.CONNECT=On
ASI EAF.CONNECTION.DISCONNECT=Off
ASI EAF.DRIVER_INFO.DRIVER_NAME=ASI EAF
ASI EAF.DRIVER_INFO.DRIVER_EXEC=indi_asi_focuser
ASI EAF.DRIVER_INFO.DRIVER_VERSION=1.0
ASI EAF.DRIVER_INFO.DRIVER_INTERFACE=8
ASI EAF.DEBUG.ENABLE=Off
ASI EAF.DEBUG.DISABLE=On
ASI EAF.POLLING_PERIOD.PERIOD_MS=500
ASI EAF.CONFIG_PROCESS.CONFIG_LOAD=Off
ASI EAF.CONFIG_PROCESS.CONFIG_SAVE=Off
ASI EAF.CONFIG_PROCESS.CONFIG_DEFAULT=Off
ASI EAF.CONFIG_PROCESS.CONFIG_PURGE=Off
ASI EAF.FOCUS_MOTION.FOCUS_INWARD=On
ASI EAF.FOCUS_MOTION.FOCUS_OUTWARD=Off
ASI EAF.REL_FOCUS_POSITION.FOCUS_RELATIVE_POSITION=0
ASI EAF.ABS_FOCUS_POSITION.FOCUS_ABSOLUTE_POSITION=30098
ASI EAF.FOCUS_MAX.FOCUS_MAX_VALUE=100000
ASI EAF.FOCUS_ABORT_MOTION.ABORT=Off
ASI EAF.FOCUS_SYNC.FOCUS_SYNC_VALUE=0
ASI EAF.FOCUS_REVERSE_MOTION.INDI_ENABLED=On
ASI EAF.FOCUS_REVERSE_MOTION.INDI_DISABLED=Off
ASI EAF.FOCUS_BACKLASH_TOGGLE.INDI_ENABLED=On
ASI EAF.FOCUS_BACKLASH_TOGGLE.INDI_DISABLED=Off
ASI EAF.FOCUS_BACKLASH_STEPS.FOCUS_BACKLASH_VALUE=30
ASI EAF.Presets.PRESET_1=0
ASI EAF.Presets.PRESET_2=0
ASI EAF.Presets.PRESET_3=0
ASI EAF.Goto.Preset 1=Off
ASI EAF.Goto.Preset 2=Off
ASI EAF.Goto.Preset 3=Off
ASI EAF.USEJOYSTICK.ENABLE=Off
ASI EAF.USEJOYSTICK.DISABLE=On
ASI EAF.SNOOP_JOYSTICK.SNOOP_JOYSTICK_DEVICE=Joystick
ASI EAF.FOCUS_TEMPERATURE.TEMPERATURE=21.629999160766601562
ASI EAF.FOCUS_BEEP.ON=On
ASI EAF.FOCUS_BEEP.OFF=Off
ASI EAF.VERSION.VERSION_FIRMWARE=3.1.9
ASI EAF.USEJOYSTICK.ENABLE=Off
ASI EAF.USEJOYSTICK.DISABLE=On
ASI EAF.SNOOP_JOYSTICK.SNOOP_JOYSTICK_DEVICE=Joystick


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AirBourn replied to the topic 'Scripts Manager Example?' in the forum. 6 months ago

Interesting - OK thanks. Maybe I'll poke around in the module and look into it.

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