Ray Wells replied to the topic 'Building INDI rayzwheel' in the forum. 1 week ago

Oh wow! That's terrific! Glad it worked out for you!

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Ray Wells replied to the topic 'Building INDI rayzwheel' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Martins! That's my DIY fitler wheel project you're working with. Try using the indi_moonlite_wheel driver with it. I never got around to finishing my own driver and decided to just make it moonlite compatible instead, based on Rbrown's work, if memory serves.. Also, I'll be updating my github soon with a more current sketch. Be sure to backup your current one in case you have wiring differences.

Happy new year and hope this helps.

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Ray Wells replied to the topic 'have problem indi-gpsd' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi guys! Just popped in for unrelated stuff but when I saw this I thought maybe I could help This may be off the mark, ymmv and all damages and legal ramifications and abject fussing should be addressed directly to @KNRO
Just kidding. :P

I've found that when I see this sort of message it's quite often from a missing dependency in the install. My most recent was "libindi1" wasn't updated or was somehow removed. The other tripper I've found that can cause weridness like this is the remote mount side server not being up to date with the system side setup. Hope this helps!

Ray

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Ray Wells replied to the topic 'ALS - Astro Live Stacker' in the forum. 10 months ago

Neat! I configure mine to come straight to my file server but that could still come in handy. Also, pubkeys are the shiznit.

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Ray Wells replied to the topic 'ALS - Astro Live Stacker' in the forum. 10 months ago

What has been working for me is to only run indiserver on the pi for control/usb hub(pi3b for now) and have it all sent directly to my main storage hard drive in the house. This way Kstars/ekos runs on the fast pc and I don't have to bulk move collected data out of the pi to process.

I read about your trouble with the journal log getting too big, I wonder if turning it off might help? -- or is that only turning off the display in the gui? :ponder:

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Ray Wells replied to the topic 'ALS - Astro Live Stacker' in the forum. 10 months ago

I gave this a try the other night by simulating file drops with old data and found it does a wonderful job! I think it may be working better than my regular one even.(Siril)
I was wondering if you guys have considered making an option to use it as a regular stacker(load a file selection to be processes), or maybe a forked version to be developed into a processing app.

Bravo! :dancers:

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Ray Wells replied to the topic 'New Pentax Driver Testing' in the forum. 11 months ago

And all this time I thought "I" was the drama queen...or maybe I was just the progenitor of bug driven angst(ask Jasem how often I've lost it trying to fix stuff) :pinch:

As I suggested in my other comment(and a forum thread a while back), mine stopped working recently too, then I updated the scope side indiserver, which is compiled once from git and not updated from ppa for max stability and to use the lighter faster Raspian. It was because the ekos side got out of sync and was incompatible until I updated it. It was latest git, but the point was that your mystery might be caused by the same changes and possible ppa lag between ubuntu and the stellarmate version, which all reports I've seen are using. Since I'm not using it I can't test that, but effected users might want to check versions.

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Ray Wells replied to the topic 'New Pentax Driver Testing' in the forum. 11 months ago

Interesting. Mine was working on the K5 last weekend but I'm not following nightly right now so something could have happened in latest. A bit off topic for this thread so I'll follow it on PF and gphoto git to see if I can confuse anyone. :P ...er I mean help.

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Ray Wells replied to the topic 'New Pentax Driver Testing' in the forum. 11 months ago

Hi Karl! That's pretty awesome! I've thought about getting a K1 but knew the drivers were going to be a hassle so I've waited. Marcus(gphoto) said the SDK WAS using closed drivers and would be difficult to work with. Starting from scratch is a daunting task too. BRAVO for you efforts!

This probably doesn't matter too much, but I just thought a little history might help.
I helped Marcus get the gphoto pentax driver going a while back and Marcus ended up wrapping to pktriggercord at that time.(so much testing!) Marcus bought himself a k10d to play with and between that and my k-50 he bashed out the current working driver, but we couldn't get past the wanky firmware issue with bulb in later models. Later Andras came up with that bulb fix for the k-70 for pktriggercord (a trick with the dual/single press menu) and we tried to get the k-50 to bulb using that new fix also without success. In the end I wound up buying a used K5(same exmor imx071 sensor) and have been using it with up to 20 minute exposures. You might get with Marcus over at libgphoto and let him know the pktriggercord k70 bulb fix isn't working with gphoto. he might also have some tips if he already got around it/updated it to pkt's new code.

Hey! There's an AP group at PF? :P

So when things move along a bit I'll for sure be able to give it a try with a K5 and a k50 --though probably on cloudy nights...which we've had plenty of lately. :oops:

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Just remembered where I posted a video of it!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQE-nFpuq7Q

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