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Tom replied to the topic 'Re:manual filter wheel or filter drawer option' in the forum. 4 hours 16 minutes ago

Sorry for the bump. Any news so far for this feature? Thanks.

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Lucian Bumbuc replied to the topic 'Celestron AVX mount and Starsense' in the forum. 7 hours 21 minutes ago

Hi Jasem,

I have both nexstar+ and starsense hand controllers with a celestron avx mount plus a celestron gps module
I use Stelllarmate OS 1.3.0 on a RPI 3 B+.

When I use the original NexStar+ hand controller I can obtain the gps module time/location (by example "Mount UTC offset is 2.00. UTC time is 2018-09-19T17:59:52" ).
Nevertheless I can obtaint this only when the mount is NOT aligned, if it's aligned (quick align) I get never the gps module time/location but the message "Mount does not support retrieval of date and time settings".

When I use the StarSense hand controller I always get "Mount does not support retrieval of date and time settings" and I suppose that's related to the issue of this topic.

A short question: is geo's patch part of the currently release of StellarMate OS?

Thanks in advance,
Lucian

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John Hoogerdijk replied to the topic 'QHY broken with new release (indi-1.7.4), kstars/ekos (2.9.7)' in the forum. 7 hours 26 minutes ago

I have verified that my QHY9 is in good working order, testing it using Nebulosity 4 under Windows, using the same cables. Camera, cooler and filter works well.

I also ran qhy_ccd_test and no issues there - output below:

QHY Test CCD using SingleFrameMode, Version: 1.00
SDK resources initialized.
Number of QHYCCD cameras found: 2
Application connected to the following camera from the list: Index: 1, cameraID = QHY9S-M-0101010304XXXXXX
Open QHYCCD success.
SetQHYCCDStreamMode set to: 0, success.
InitQHYCCD success.
GetQHYCCDOverScanArea:
Overscan Area startX x startY : 3486 x 30
Overscan Area sizeX x sizeY : 30 x 2450
GetQHYCCDEffectiveArea:
Effective Area startX x startY: 3486 x 30
Effective Area sizeX x sizeY : 30 x 2450
GetQHYCCDChipInfo:
Effective Area startX x startY: 3486 x 30
Chip size width x height : 17.960 x 13.520 [mm]
Pixel size width x height : 5.400 x 5.400 [um]
Image size width x height : 3584 x 2574
This is a mono camera.
SetQHYCCDParam CONTROL_GAIN set to: 10, success
SetQHYCCDParam CONTROL_GAIN set to: 140, success.
SetQHYCCDParam CONTROL_EXPOSURE set to: 20000, success.
SetQHYCCDResolution roiStartX x roiStartY: 0 x 0
SetQHYCCDResolution roiSizeX x roiSizeY : 3584 x 2574
SetQHYCCDBinMode set to: binX: 1, binY: 1, success.
ExpQHYCCDSingleFrame(pCamHandle) - start...
ExpQHYCCDSingleFrame(pCamHandle) - end...
ExpQHYCCDSingleFrame success (0).
Allocated memory for frame: 19702032 [uchar].
GetQHYCCDSingleFrame: 3584 x 2574, bpp: 16, channels: 1, success.
CancelQHYCCDExposingAndReadout success.
Close QHYCCD success.
SDK resources released.

There is some interaction between EKOS, indi, and the driver that makes the system think streaming is turned on. qhy_test_ccd seems to indicate the camera is fine, and I presume uses the driver to communicate to the camera. I've removed the xml files, rebooted the Raspberry Pi (where indi runs) and verified cabling and USB hub. I'm at a loss as to what else I can do or check.

Ideas?

jmh

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Alfred thanked Eric in topic Re:Issue with flat capture 8 hours 51 minutes ago
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Alfred thanked Eric Magnien in topic Issue with flat capture 8 hours 52 minutes ago
MORELLI replied to the topic 'Issue with the Polar Alignment' in the forum. 11 hours 5 minutes ago

I have the same issue with Skychart with indi and the same driver.
The mount runs well alone.

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Douglas A Schwan replied to the topic 'Re:Getting Ekos to work with ioptron Electronic Focuser?' in the forum. 12 hours 54 minutes ago

I contacted Ioptron support. They said they would ask the developers if they would provide the Control Set.

I guess I'll have to wait and see if they will get around to doing it.

Doug

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Lucian Bumbuc thanked Georg Schmidt in topic Celestron AVX mount and Starsense 13 hours 6 minutes ago
Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'Issue with flat capture' in the forum. 15 hours ago

Salut !
Same issue here. I have tested with different cameras, different calibration settings, I get the same result, as shown in the attached video

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MORELLI replied to the topic 'Issue with the Polar Alignment' in the forum. 18 hours 12 minutes ago

I controled that my mount runs as usual without Kstar. I notice that the dirver used for the Celestron AVX is indi_celestron_gps. Correct ?

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Re:capture: can't change exposure time after first exposure' in the forum. 19 hours 30 minutes ago

Yup will make that an option. Currently travelling so hopefully next week I will add it in.

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Re:QHY10 on Raspberry' in the forum. 19 hours 47 minutes ago

Are you sure you are using the same versions on Debian and Rasperry pi?

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Re:Getting Ekos to work with ioptron Electronic Focuser?' in the forum. 19 hours 55 minutes ago

Hi Doug,

I don't think that focuser is supported. However, if you can get the command set it is using I will add support to it. Currently I am travelling so cant do much but should be back home next week. Thank you for your patience!

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk

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denis created a new topic ' QHY10 on Raspberry' in the forum. 20 hours 52 minutes ago

Problem cooler QHY10 on Raspberry (Test with Raspbian-stretch and Ubuntu-mate)
- Define temperature working on screen with message Cooler on.
- After power on DC201:
Temperature don't decrease on screen.
Cooler work full speed and don't stop at define temperature.

(Camera is working on PC with operating system debian 9.4)

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'QHY broken with new release (indi-1.7.4), kstars/ekos (2.9.7)' in the forum. 22 hours 25 minutes ago

I am experiencing problems with a QHY9 camera as well, though in my case the problems are with the filter wheel. See

www.indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/3872-qh...x-mac-ok-though.html

I haven't found a soliution yet and will keep an eye on this thread just in case...

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Well,I'm back to where I can't capture from my QHY9 camera anymore. As I did before, I removed the QHY XML files from the .indi directory, and that no longer works. I get the same error - somehow something is setting the QHY9 to streaming and I can't turn it off, and I'm at a loss as to where to look. I don't fully understand the relationship between EKOS, indi and the devices drivers as to who owns what and which system is authoritative in terms of configuration settings.

Here is the log output from the .indi log directory for the QHY driver:

INFO 57.245319 sec : [QHY CCD QHY9S-M-0101010] Session log file /home/jmh/.indi/logs/2018-09-19/indi_qhy_ccd/indi_qhy_ccd_03:13:27.log
INFO 57.824753 sec : [QHY CCD QHY9S-M-0101010] Session log file /home/jmh/.indi/logs/2018-09-19/indi_qhy_ccd/indi_qhy_ccd_03:13:27.log
DEBUG 58.745050 sec : [QHY CCD QHY9S-M-0101010] Toggle Logging Level -- Driver Debug
DEBUG 59.695067 sec : [QHY CCD QHY9S-M-0101010] Toggle Logging Level -- Alignment Subsystem
DEBUG 61.787558 sec : [QHY CCD QHY9S-M-0101010] Configuration successfully saved.
DEBUG 76.507758 sec : [QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6097d] Configuration successfully saved.
DEBUG 121.194503 sec : [QHY CCD QHY9S-M-0101010] SetTemperature -20
ERROR 133.270224 sec : [QHY CCD QHY9S-M-0101010] Cannot take exposure while streaming/recording is active.
ERROR 133.354477 sec : [QHY CCD QHY9S-M-0101010] Cannot take exposure while streaming/recording is active.
ERROR 133.404456 sec : [QHY CCD QHY9S-M-0101010] Cannot take exposure while streaming/recording is active.
INFO 186.025653 sec : [QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6097d] CCD is offline.
DEBUG 186.254197 sec : [QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6097d] Exposure. Min: 0 Max: 0 Step 0
INFO 186.255911 sec : [QHY CCD QHY9S-M-0101010] CCD is offline.
DEBUG 186.484288 sec : [QHY CCD QHY9S-M-0101010] Exposure. Min: 0 Max: 0 Step 0

The bits below are from EKOS log files (no real info as far as I can see, but included for completeness...)

Any help is appreciated,

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Patrick Luciano created a new topic ' Guiding Issue - Guide Camera Stops Responding' in the forum. yesterday

Looking for some help! I'm just getting setup with Stellarmate - so far I have everything up and running, just having issue with guiding... My setup: Stellarmate running as Indi server, connected to home Wi-Fi, Microsoft surface running KStars and Ekos connected to Stellarmate over home Wi-Fi. On the Stellarmate side, I have my IEQ45 pro connected wirelessly via StarFi. I have my main imaging camera - ASI071MC Pro connected to Stellarmate and my ASI290 Mini connected to the USB hub on the ASI071. Everything is functioning just about right with the exception of guiding. Each time my main camera downloads an image, the guide camera stops responding until the download is complete, it then reacquires connection and guiding starts again. Each time this happens the guiding/mount becomes unsettled and the next image is pretty much shot. I've never had this issue with PHD with my last setup, the guiding continued during image download with no issue. I tried connecting the guide camera directly to Stellarmate instead of the USB hub built in to the camera put the issue persists. Any ideas, or is this normal behavior? I've got dithering disabled so it isn't related to that.

Thanks in advance for any help with this!

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Douglas A Schwan created a new topic ' Getting Ekos to work with ioptron Electronic Focuser?' in the forum. yesterday

Hello-

A real newbie here. I have an iEQ45 Pro mount using a iOptron Electronic Focuser on a 8" RC scope.

I recently acquired a StellarMate and after going over all the documentation I managed to get both my ASI Guide & Imaging cameras to work. The mount also seems to work perfectly.

The only thing I can't get to work is the electronic focuser through the Ekos program. It is not listed in the pulldown menu. Are there INDI drivers for it yet? Or is there another alternative?

Thanks

Doug

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