Thibault replied to the topic 'Problem with PyIndi client' in the forum. 2 days ago

Sorry, I don't own a skywatcher mount nor do I use eqmod, what is the limit yiu are talking about ?

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Thibault created a new topic ' Support of TELESCOPE_PIER_SIDE switch / meridian flip' in the forum. 1 week ago

Dear all,

I am trying to setup a virtual version of my future observatory, and I am now trying to understand the constraint related to the use of german equatorial mount (I never had one before).

I noticed that the indi_smulator_telescope does not features the TELESCOPE_PIER_SIDE switch defined here: indilib.org/develop/developer-manual/101...ties.html#h2-general

I was wondering which commercially available mount that has a indi driver features this switch, and how is it possible to tell indi to automatically perform a meridian flip given a certain angular threshold.

And finally, is there a simulator for this ?

Thank you very much for your help

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Thibault replied to the topic 'Cooling of CCD via pyindi' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Whenever I want to integrate a new feature to my python sequencer, I first start to read this page:
indilib.org/develop/developer-manual/101...ties.html#h2-general

Here, I see that there is the 'CCD_TEMPERATURE' property, which is of type Number, and is not readonly. It contains only one member which is "CCD_TEMPERATURE_VALUE". Of course, I guess you know that.

The next step is usually just to query/send the new value. To do so , I highly recommend you to use the class that you can find here:
github.com/GuLinux/indi-lite-tools/blob/...i_sequence/device.py

Then when you have instanciated your device, you can do something like this:
self.setNumber('CCD_TEMPERATURE', {'CCD_TEMPERATURE_VALUE': float(-30)}, sync=True, timeout=60)

In the device class, you can see that, setting the sync to true makes the client to wait for the server to update state to PyIndi.IPS_OK, PyIndi.IPS_IDLE. It has to be tested, but I guess that setting temperature may (or may not) return whenever the target temperature has been reached.

Good luck with coding you client.
Additional question, in your code, you wrote 'PyQtIndi.IndiClient' is it normal ? do you use a PyQt indiclient ?

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Thibault replied to the topic 'Re:CCD_SIMULATOR and the gsc dataset' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thank you Eric for your answer.
Any idea where I can find the documentation for this "gsc" application ?

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Thibault created a new topic ' CCD_SIMULATOR and the gsc dataset' in the forum. 1 month ago

Dear all,

First I would like to thank you for the awesome work you have done with indi/ekos/kstars.
I use mainly Indi and I am trying to implement (slowly) my own sequencer in python using pyindi and other python opensource packages. My medium term goal is to have a fully automated virtual observatory, and of course, the long term goal is to implement it with real hardware ;)

I am pretty happy with what I have now thanks to indi, but I would like to go further on the image processing side now. I really like the ccd_simulator that is implemented in Indi although I havent had the occasion to look at the code.

For now, it looks like, depending on the frameType (FRAME_DARK, FRAME_FLAT, FRAME_LIGHT), I got realistic images, in 16 bits, where the mean level, and noise level (white gaussian noise I guess ?) depends on the exposure time.
If this is trye, it is already truly awesome !

There are two things I would need to know:
-what is the noise model and what are its parameters for each images (I need to know the ground truth values)
-it is possible to see actual deep sky objects on the images that come from gsc package ?

I downloaded the gsc package, but it looks like it only contains star catalogs, and generates star images. This is great because it allows to play with astrometry engines.
But I would like to know if the appearance, signal/noise ratio and maximum visible magnitudes are influenced by some parameter that can be tweaked,

Thank you in advance for your help[.

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Thibault replied to the topic 'PyIndi - How to perform an async slew' in the forum. 1 month ago

That was exactly the information I needed, thank you very much !
I am now going to learn a bit more about those IPS_[] states

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Thibault created a new topic ' PyIndi - How to perform an async slew' in the forum. 1 month ago

Dear all,

Since a few month now, I am slowly, developping a virtual observatory with Py-Indi and other python opensource software, and I am really enjoying this. Especially the "mock" features of indi, ie, ccd/telescope/filterwheel, .. simulator, that allows me to do a lot of tests.

I am trying to setup the mount control class using following guidelines:
indilib.org/develop/developer-manual/101...s.html#h3-telescopes

My "workflow" for slewing to a target is the following:
setSwitch('ON_COORD_SET', 'TRACK') #to set the behaviour after slewing to target to track with sidereal speed. Synchronous call
Then
self.setNumber('EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD', {'RA': coord.ra.hour, 'DEC': coord.dec.degree}) # in JNow format, synchronous call, but returns before mount really points to those coordinates
Then I wait (synchronous call) for the TARGET_EOD_COORD, as specified in the guidelines: Slew Target. Read Only property set once requested EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD is accepted by driver.
self.getNumber('TARGET_EOD_COORD')

However, the returned TARGET_EOD_COORD is usually different from the EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD I try to set (tested with telescope simulator).

Can someone give me some hint about why I experience this behaviour (is it the expected one) and if so, how should I proceed to get the exact time at which the telescope points to the desired coordinates ?

Thank you very much for your help, and thank you also for providing the python bindings, it really makes indi a powerfull tool.

Regards

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Thibault thanked Michael in topic 10Micron Mount Modelling 1 month ago
Thibault replied to the topic '10Micron Mount Modelling' in the forum. 2 months ago

Ok thank you, then I will wait for version 3 to be released.

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Thibault replied to the topic '10Micron Mount Modelling' in the forum. 2 months ago

Awesome job (I looked at the linux video).
I am seriously considering buying a 10micron because of the availaibility of such software.
I havent had time to take an in-depth look into github.com/mworion/mountwizzard , but I wanted to ask you if it would be possible to completely automate the modeling process by calling your software functions through an API ?

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Thibault thanked Michael in topic 10Micron Mount Modelling 2 months ago
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Thibault replied to the topic 'Any iOptron users out there?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Good question, I am also closely following this topic.

The single encoder version looks particularly appealing

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