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INDI Library v1.9.7 Released (29 Jul 2022)

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

INDI support for PrimaluceLab ESATTO 2" MotorFocuser

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Ok. I have tested all night, and found the following:

The backlash calibration procedure:

It is a great idea, however it is kind of cumbersome to use. If you use large step sizes in KSTARS for focus, it is difficult to detect the position at which backlash has ended. Plus atmospheric changes cause small changes in HFR readings to be reliable as a backlash detection method.

I use the graph created when doing an autofocus on K-Stars to look for the position you would expect to see the reverse function go to position and try and come up with a number that makes it stay within the predicted path.

I would recommend using a textbox to allow the user to fill in the backlash value.

The INDI driver moves the focuser to the target position plus the backlash offset. So the final Absolute position is target position +(-) backlash offset. This is not ideal.

I believe this is a limitation of the Esatto not having a proper backlash function.

To work around this the driver should re-sync the absolute position with the backlash offset, and then the driver should go to the target as expected. This scenario should work well.
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Oh the temps are now properly setup. Motor temp is actually the motor temp and the outside temp should work fine.
11 months 1 week ago #74947

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Thanks! Now, how do I add that new driver to my existing system?

iOptron CEM120 EC2 and CEM25P
Celestron C11 EdgeHD
William Optics Star71
ASI 1600Mm Pro, ASI 462MC
Moonlight motorfocus & Esatto focuser
LodeStar X2 and ZWO OAG
DewBuster
NANO PC-T4
11 months 1 week ago #74962

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Well you can download his forked distribution and then compile it on your Raspberry Pi.

Otherwise you would have to wait until it is added to the repository and you can do an APT update command.

Do you have experience with Linux?
11 months 1 week ago #74963

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I am not a Linux programmer, but I can follow directions and type commends. That's it.

iOptron CEM120 EC2 and CEM25P
Celestron C11 EdgeHD
William Optics Star71
ASI 1600Mm Pro, ASI 462MC
Moonlight motorfocus & Esatto focuser
LodeStar X2 and ZWO OAG
DewBuster
NANO PC-T4
11 months 1 week ago #74965

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Ok, so I finished testing the new driver and it is now applied to the GITHUB for INDI.

So, a couple of questions:

1 - Is your setup using a Raspberry Pi or Ubuntu remotely to control you setup?

2 - Do you have SSH installed and tuned on?

3 - Do you have access to root and it's password?

If you have these you can build / install from GITHUB. It sounds scary, but it's not at all. I can help you get it installed if you need help.

github.com/indilib/indi


Let me know.
Last edit: 11 months 6 days ago by Sonny Cavazos.
11 months 6 days ago #75068

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Hi everyone,

Wanted to ask the following: this focuser can be accessed via wifi - probably I should know but can I connect the focuser to EKOS also via wifi (instead of usb cable)?

Many thanks, Helge
1 month 1 week ago #83969

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No, I don't believe the INDI driver supports Wifi connection.

The Wifi connection is only there for the Web server on the device, and Primalucelab have not published any API to go with it.
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