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QHY224C problem

1 month 3 weeks ago 1 month 3 weeks ago by khobar. Reason: Additional information
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QHY224C problem #47543
I had been trying to get my ZWO ASI120MM working with Astroberry (I had some success with Stellarmate) - to no avail. So, tonight I figured I'd try my other cam - a QHY224C. Unfortunately, I get a split image, half white and half gray.

It's a USB3 device plugged into a USB3 port on my Pi4.

I did see there was some update causing problems for some, but I don't *think* I have it. I'm running 2.0.0, and when I run sudo ldd /usr/local/lib/libqhyccd.so.6 it returns no such file or directory.

I'm a bit concerned because the only other guide cam I have access to is my wife's Orion SSAG, and it's QHY.

EDIT: actually, it's just unreliable. I see this error: 2020-01-02T02:33:44: [ERROR] GetQHYCCDSingleFrame error (-1)

Thoughts?

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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QHY224C problem #47545
I've been seeing that a lot lately. Make sure you haven't duplicated the QHY driver in the profile.
As for the ASI 120MM (USB2), it seems to work OK on a Raspberry Pi 4 with the compatibility firmware, but will spit out split frames all night on a Pi 3.

INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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QHY224C problem #47549
I thought I had replied, but I guess not.

Thank you for your response. WHat do you mean or how do I check if I have the QHY duplicated in the profile?

FWIW, I broke down and pilfered my wife's SSAG cam. It's also a QHY and it seems to be working just fine.

And just for grins, I tried my ASI120MM again - nada.

Thinking I might make life easy and just get a different cam - maybe the ASI120MM-mini?

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QHY224C problem #47552
The profile refers to the list of drivers you have selected to run.
Some people have just made that simple mistake.
You should also make sure everything is up to date because there has been a QHY patch recently.

As for the ZWOs, the ASI 120MM-S and 120MM-mini should work properly because they have better usb controllers.

INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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QHY224C problem #47553
With the 120MM-mini on RPI4, I noticed more consistent performance when using a USB2 Port. I had "strange" effects via my USB3 Hub.

iOptron CEM25P
Skywatcher Evostar 72 ED DSPro
Explore Scientific ED 102
ASI 1600Mm Pro ASI EFW Mini
QHY 8L
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

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QHY224C problem #47568
Thank you.

My profile uses the Nikon D5300 as the imaging camera, and I selected the QHY as the guide. However, within Ekos during a session, I can select the QHY for imaging *and* guiding - is that what you're referring to?

I am running Astroberry 2.0.0 downloaded 11/21/19 (it's still the latest). I'm sure it's due for updating, but I am seeing lots of reports of QHY cams not showing up at all after the update. Easy enough to go back if I get in the weeds so maybe today I'll work on it.

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QHY224C problem #47569
What kind of "strange" effects?

In my case, the QHY gave me a sort of split screen, sometimes divided equally into a white and gray half. Sometimes the upper was divided again, the left showing what could be an actual image, the right being white or gray, and the bottom being white or gray.

With the ASI, it just won't grab a frame at all regardless of firmware. Stellarmate OS, on the other hand, has some success (though during guiding the picture sometimes jumps).

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QHY224C problem #47571
As mentioned, the effect was with the Asi120MM Mini. When connected to USB3, it would most of the time make 3 tries to capture an image, and then report "failed". I tried a lot of things like switching to 8 bit, changing the bandwidth etc. but it did not help. When I used one of the raspi 4s usb2 ports, it worked perfectly.
But that was the ASI 120 MM Mini...

iOptron CEM25P
Skywatcher Evostar 72 ED DSPro
Explore Scientific ED 102
ASI 1600Mm Pro ASI EFW Mini
QHY 8L
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

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1 month 3 weeks ago 1 month 3 weeks ago by khobar.
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QHY224C problem #47577
Well...shoot.

After updating, the driver immediately crashes.

Instructions from the QHY site:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa results in the following:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 95, in <module>
sp = SoftwareProperties(options=options)
File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 109, in __init__
self.reload_sourceslist()
File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 599, in reload_sourceslist
self.distro.get_sources(self.sourceslist)
File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptsources/distro.py", line 93, in get_sources
(self.id, self.codename))
aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template for Raspbian/buster

sudo apt-get update results in:

Hit:1 raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster InRelease
Hit:2 archive.raspberrypi.org/debian buster InRelease
Hit:3 www.astroberry.io/repo buster InRelease
Get:4 vega.ap-i.net/apt unstable InRelease [3,622 B]
Get:5 vega.ap-i.net/apt unstable/main armhf Packages [2,070 B]
Fetched 5,692 B in 3s (1,967 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done

sudo apt-get install indi-qhy results in:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
point-rpi
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it.
The following packages will be upgraded:
indi-qhy
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 48 not upgraded.
Need to get 32.6 kB of archives.
After this operation, 4,096 B of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 www.astroberry.io/repo buster/main armhf indi-qhy armhf 2.6 [32.6 kB]
Fetched 32.6 kB in 1s (32.8 kB/s)
Reading changelogs... Done
(Reading database ... 154761 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../indi-qhy_2.6_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking indi-qhy (2.6) over (2.5) ...
Setting up indi-qhy (2.6) ...

Near the bottom is this line that I'm not exactly sure what it does:
indiserver -v indi_qhy_ccd

But running it results in multiple messages like this:
2020-01-02T17:47:18: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: indi_qhy_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_qhy_ccd: undefined symbol: SetQHYCCDBufferNumber
2020-01-02T17:47:18: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: stderr EOF
2020-01-02T17:47:18: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: restart #9
2020-01-02T17:47:18: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: pid=2230 rfd=0 wfd=6 efd=7
Child process 2229 died
2020-01-02T17:47:18: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: indi_qhy_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_qhy_ccd: undefined symbol: SetQHYCCDBufferNumber
2020-01-02T17:47:18: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: stderr EOF
2020-01-02T17:47:18: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: restart #10
2020-01-02T17:47:18: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: pid=2231 rfd=0 wfd=6 efd=7
Child process 2230 died
2020-01-02T17:47:18: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: indi_qhy_ccd: symbol lookup error: indi_qhy_ccd: undefined symbol: SetQHYCCDBufferNumber
2020-01-02T17:47:18: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: stderr EOF
Child process 2231 died
2020-01-02T17:47:18: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: Terminated after #10 restarts.
2020-01-02T17:47:18: good bye

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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QHY224C problem #47579

I can select the QHY for imaging *and* guiding - is that what you're referring to?

It wasn't, but it doesn't matter. Right now I believe you should update and try the latest patched QHY driver from this week.
Just make a backup if you are unsure to have something to go back to.

INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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1 month 3 weeks ago 1 month 3 weeks ago by khobar.
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QHY224C problem #47582
Where is the patched qhy driver from this week? Here? github.com/indilib/indi-3rdparty/tree/master/libqhy

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QHY224C problem #47584
Hi,
you wrote:
> sudo ldd /usr/local/lib/libqhyccd.so.6 it returns no such file or directory.

The INDI Libraries are locate here on my astroberry:
/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libqhyccd.so.6.0.5
/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libqhyccd.so.6
/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libqhyccd.so


Regards

Dirk

iOptron CEM25P
Skywatcher Evostar 72 ED DSPro
Explore Scientific ED 102
ASI 1600Mm Pro ASI EFW Mini
QHY 8L
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

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