I thought it might be interesting to try my QHY9S camera as I had problems with earlier driver versions. The behaviour is better in the sense that cools the camera more slowly than before, but there are still some instabilities that hang the camera. I attached logs - take a look and let me know what you think.
Can you point me to the instabilities, this looks rather similar to my qhy8l ...
Skywatcher Evostar 72 ED DSPro
Explore Scientific ED 102
ASI 1600Mm Pro ASI EFW Mini
DeepSky Dad AF1 motor focus
ASI 120MM Mini and Bresser (Touptek) 290 Guidecams
Sykwatch EvoGuide 50/242 and NoName 50/175 Guidescopes
Raspberry Pi 3 and 4
Ok, here's where I am right now. I found a 1.3.0 image and made a fresh drive with it. Installed it, but with out any updates it would not recognize my miniCAM5. After running the update app it now recognizes my camera but has the same issues as 1.4.6. It will work in manual but AUTO sets the power to 1.18% and nothing ever happens from here. Can't set a target temperature so the camera is useless under StellarMate. Trying to work out something with my laptop so I can at least image if we ever get some clear weather. Camera works fine under ASCOM. Any help to fix StellarMate would be greatly appreciated.
This is a QHYSDK issue. INDI driver on StellarMate simply asks the driver to sets the temperature. If you can turn on debug logging (check my signature for how), then attach the log here, then we can ask QHY to look into it.
there is indeed some testing required -- by QHY. I'ts an issue of their SDK.
With the latest sources (QHY SDK 6.0.5) and my QHY163M the regulation stops after a while and the PWM value get stuck.
I rebuilt the driver with SDK 6.0.1. (had to comment out a new feature). Now it works, but its unstable: the PWM value jumps between a few percent and 90%. Because at least the 163's have a lot of power supply induced noise that's no solution.
I'll test which version is stable and send a report.
SDK 5.1.0 which can be found in the indi source package 1.8.0 seems to be the last version with stable temperature control.
Using a MiniCAM5F with INDI you cannot pick a set point for temperature. Example: if you tell the system to use the target temperature of -10C it will not reach this set point. In fact the power is always set to 1.18% no mater what target temperature chosen, with cools down to about +10C.
Expected Result: what is the expected behavior:
The camera should cool to the expected temperature as long as the requested temperature is within the cameras parameters.
Log: Attach log with the issue.
Logs attached. Please let me know if I can give you any additional information.
I have the same problem with my QHY 183C. Into the Control Panel it is not possible to setup a temperature to focus. Into the Capture tab, the temperature reached is that of the control panel. But I can't change it.