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INDI Library v1.8.0 is Released (27 Jul 2019)

INDI Library v1.8.0 is mostly a maintenance release to fix a few bugs in several drivers.

Inova CCD

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Replied by philippe.revellat@free.fr on topic Inova CCD

Hello,

I update to ubuntu mate 17.04 and INDI 1.5
I add the indi_inovaplx driver
I Try the driver in this context :

Camera i-Nova NBC-M
Kstars and Ekos,
Ubuntu Mate V 17.04

I cannot connect the camera! the driver crashes !! The behavior looks like the behavior of the i-Nova 1.2.6 driver

I look the xml file and found one error in the file indi_inovaplx_ccd.xml :

it calls indi_inova_ccd driver instead of indi_inovaplx_ccd.

I had modified this file (See attachment indi_inovaplx_ccd-xm.png)
After this change :
  • I can connect the camera
  • I obtain the "General info" tab ( See attachment "General Info
  • I can set exposure ( See attachment "Main Control-001)
  • I cannot set very short exposure < 10 ms ( See attachment "Main Control-002)
  • I can set binning and the frame's parameters ( See attachment "Image Settings")
  • I cannot gain and black level ( See attachment "Image Settings)
In the tab "General Info" the value of the field "Version" has not the right value (It will be better to know the version of the driver)
In the tab "CCD" the value are not the same than the value in the tabs "Image Settings or "Main Control". Why ??

Philippe
1 year 11 months ago #18650
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Replied by Platone on topic Inova CCD

Hello Philippe,
The inovaplx driver is simply the old driver, but released with open-source license. Many parts of its code refer to the old driver, so be patient, I'll do a pull request with the changes you suggest.
Thank you, BTW for your useful feedback.
Best Regards,
Ilia.
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1 year 11 months ago #18653
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Replied by knro on topic Inova CCD

I think I fixed most of these issues now. Regarding why Image Settings and CCD Values I'm not sure, could they be maximum values? Check PPA tomorrow.
Jasem Mutlaq
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1 year 11 months ago #18655
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Replied by knro on topic Inova CCD

Platone wrote: Hello Philippe,
The inovaplx driver is simply the old driver, but released with open-source license. Many parts of its code refer to the old driver, so be patient, I'll do a pull request with the changes you suggest.
Thank you, BTW for your useful feedback.
Best Regards,
Ilia.


Please pull my changes first before making a PR.
Jasem Mutlaq
Support INDI & Ekos; Get StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget.
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1 year 11 months ago #18656
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Replied by Platone on topic Inova CCD

Thank you,
I pulled your changes.
Best Regards,
Ilias.
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1 year 11 months ago #18658
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Replied by Olivier-40 on topic Inova CCD

Hi,

I've updated Indi-full (not 1.5, 1.4~201708241223~ubuntu16.04.1 but maybe it's right) and installed indi-inovaplx and libinovasdk.
It seems ok with iNova PLX (v1.0), but not with i-Nova Camera (v1.3.0). There is still the problem with libcfitsio.so.4.
I can't test all (focusing, capturing, autoguiding,...) in real conditions because of weather.

Thanks for all,
Olivier
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1 year 11 months ago #18744
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Replied by Platone on topic Inova CCD

Hi Olivier,
Yes, to be clear, the SDK version is 1.3.x , so the old driver was referring to this (inova-ccd)
indi-inova-ccd is now obsolete.
indi-inovaplx-ccd is the new driver and should be used from now on. Its version is set to 1.0 since the indi binary is at its first steps of integration, while inovaSDK continues its versioning from 1.3.0. i.Nova SDK can be used, according to its proprietary license, by programmers after prior explicit permission from i.Nova Technologies for its usage.
Best Regards,
Ilia.
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1 year 11 months ago #18748
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Replied by Olivier-40 on topic Inova CCD

Hi Ilia,

Thank you for your explanations, I will test iNova for autoguiding (ok with ASI224), planetary and solar Halpha but I do not master the acquisition in SER with EKOS. I have to work this feature.

Olivier

EDIT after tests :
It seems that it is not possible for now to record a video stream with iNova as with the UPS or I do not do what it takes. The "Live Video" button is grayed out as in the screenshots of philippe.revellat_at_free.fr.
Last edit: 1 year 11 months ago by Olivier-40.
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Replied by philippe.revellat@free.fr on topic Inova CCD

Hello,

The context is :
ubuntu mate 17.04
INDI Library 1.5
indi_inovaplx driver V1 (24/08/2017)
Camera i-Nova NBC-M
Kstars and Ekos,

I Try the driver in this context :
- I can connect the camera ( See attachment "main Info"),
- It seems that I can set exposure < 1 ms (The value does not appears but the small circle became green ( See attachment "main Info"),
- I can set gain and black level ( See attachment "main Info"),
- I can set all the fields of tab "Image settings" ( See attachment "Image Settings"),

I try to capture two images (the cock of a near church!!) but before I capture an image with PlxCapture in order to have a reference
- With PlxCapture (See attachments Coq-001-Image.pdf, Coq-001-Plan.pdf, Coq-001-Visu.pdf,)
- With INDI , Coq-001 with the same parameters (See attachments Coq-001-INDI-Image.png, Coq-001-INDI-ImageSettings.png, Coq-001-INDI-MainControl.png , )
- With INDI , Coq-002 with an exposure of 1 s (See attachments Coq-002-INDI-Image.png, Coq-002-INDI-ImageSettings.png, Coq-002-INDI-MainControl.png , ).
The images are cut and I am not sure that setting the parameters change really the parameter of the camera.
Philippe .
1 year 11 months ago #18776
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Replied by Platone on topic Inova CCD

Hello Philippe,
this may be an usb bandwidth issue: the PLC-M/NBC-M have sync issues in libusb versions of the SDK also. I think it's not a problem of the driver itself, but of the SDK.
I'd like to get a feedback from a CCD or Aptina user of these cameras (PLA/PLB-C2/PLB-Mx and PLB-Cx/PLB-Mx2) and compare the various results.
The INDI driver reads always at 12bits, so high framerate is not to be expected right now. Short and very short exposures are available BTW.
Best Regards,
Ilia.
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Last edit: 1 year 11 months ago by Platone.
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Replied by philippe.revellat@free.fr on topic Inova CCD

Hello Platone,

Thank you for this information. I wait for the results with other iNova Camera.

Philippe
1 year 11 months ago #18809
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Replied by Olivier-40 on topic Inova CCD

Hi,

I tried capturing with iNova (PLB-Mx2).
On focusing module all is ok. I can adjust gain and exposure from 0,001 to many seconds (image_1.jpg).
But on capturing module, the first preview considers the gain manually adjusted (image_02.jpg), but not next, and so the image is satured (image_03.jpg).

Olivier
1 year 11 months ago #18833
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