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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

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Re the post below, I'm still unable to get everything resolved and when I switch the pi on again the other day with the QHY cameras connected, the keyboard and mouse USB ports refused to join the debugging game... and hence... game over... and lets get back to the real hobby - imaging, not debugging.
indilib.org/forum/astroberry/6827-astrob...kstars-and-indi.html
2 years 6 months ago #53467

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I tried to brainwash myself this is just part of the fun...
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In answer to the question "Is there actually any success story of a fully stable astroberry / ekos/ inid setup with QHYCCD imaging equipment?" Not sure if it helps but I have a very stable setup running the QHY5L-II M as guide camera on Indi/Ekos on a Rock64, although I built it using the simple download Ubuntu instructions at: indilib.org/download/ubuntu.html. I have been using the setup with changes of equipment for about 2 years. Some learning: use a well powered USB hub; make sure the 12v supply has enough power, I use RoyPow 12V 10A Adapter, wires beats wireless, my Rock64 has a wired ethernet connection. One of the challenges of Indi/Ekos is that there are so many options & settings and it takes some digging to get them right. So recently I found Astrometry stopped solving when I changed spacing on a scope and it took me a while to find the setting to get it to forget the old "FOV". But when then once I have a settled config everything works wonderfully.
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What's your main camera? Is it also a QHY CCD?

One of the problems I'm facing is that multiple QHY cameras can't live together with astroberry, but only 1 is fine.
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Main camera is ZWO294MC so guess I dodged that issue, also use other ZWOs and DSLR.
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I guess you can leave all USB ports plugged in and run ekos / indi without any problems.

For QHY cameras, I have to make sure the QHY camera won't confuse with the other one by plugging in one at a time after certain settings in ekos, but I get some other error with the main camera that I'm unable to resolve.
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Replied by Miguel on topic Astroberry + QHYCCD users

Hi there!

I'm also an Astroberry (2.0.3) user running on a rpi4. My devices are: eq6r pro mount, electronic focuser, qhy5-ii-l mono guide cam, and a dslr as the main image camera (planning to buy a mono QHY, but still deciding). My 4 usb ports are busy. Everything is working fine. It's true I have had some problems, and actually sometimes kstars crashes or experience some strange behaviour, but I can live with it. The solution is fantastic for remote imaging.
For now I will continue using this setup, and I recommend it.

Can anybody confirm, by the way, if actually two qhy cams work together at the same time flawlessly?

Glad to find this post and exchange experiences.

Regards
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I use a 163M and 5L-II-M with my Raspberry Pi 4.
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thanks!! good to know!
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Hi all,

I've been using Kstars/Ekos via Astroberry on a Rpi4 for a while now with my DSLR etc and all is going fine.

I've just upgraded to a QHY294m-pro. Ekos can connect to the QHY camera but i have a question about its drivers. 

In the general info tab, the sdk shows 21.7.3 (see image) but i know the recent QHY SDK is 21.09.10. Should this be updated? How do i go about updating this if needed?
Also how do i know if version 2.8 and interface 2 is the most recent and if i need to update that too?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
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Replied by Miguel on topic Astroberry + QHYCCD users

I thought updating sdk manually was good and resolved some issues. Good to know it's better not to do it!
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