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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

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

Bias Frame Not Captured

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Have downloaded the latest version of KStars (3.5.8), 64 bit. I can no longer capture bias frames, either as a Capture Preview or as part of a sequence. Lights, Darks, and Flats all work. I have tried capturing the bias frames at the fastest shutter on the camera (ASI6200MM) and at 1 second and it doesn't work either way.

Anyone else having this problem or have any advice?

Thanks,
Fred
Fred

Celestron EdgeHD 11 with Moonlite CHL Large 2.5" Format Focuser
Radian 61 with Radian Focuser
iOptron CEM120EC/CEM26EC
Main Camera: ASI6200MM Pro
Guide Camera: ASI174MM
OAG: ZWO OAG-L
Filterwheel: ZWO EFW (7x2")
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Raspberry Pi 4, 8GB running Stellarmate
8 months 1 week ago #81566

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What operating system?
8 months 1 week ago #81573

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What do you mean by doesn't work? no image is captured at all?
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8 months 1 week ago #81582

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Answering a couple of questions:

I'm running Ekos on a Raspberry Pi running Stellarmate OS v1.7.0 (64 bit) which includes KStars 3.5.8.

By not working I mean that if I set up a sequence to take Bias frames and then start that sequence, in the Progress section of Capture Module next to the box that counts down the exposure time, all I get is the little spinner. No count down of exposure time and no frames marked as having been captured. I have checked the folder where the images are stored to verify that none were captured. IF I set up a new sequence with all the same parameters EXCEPT that I change the Type to Dark (or any other type), the sequence executes. I had not experienced this behavior prior to this most recent release.

Best,
Fred
Fred

Celestron EdgeHD 11 with Moonlite CHL Large 2.5" Format Focuser
Radian 61 with Radian Focuser
iOptron CEM120EC/CEM26EC
Main Camera: ASI6200MM Pro
Guide Camera: ASI174MM
OAG: ZWO OAG-L
Filterwheel: ZWO EFW (7x2")
PegasusAstro Ultimate Powerbox V2
Raspberry Pi 4, 8GB running Stellarmate
8 months 1 week ago #81592

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Have looked at this some more and wanted to report that if I set up a Bias frame sequence as previously described and select the Start Sequence button, I get the behavior I described (just the spinner and no images captured). If I then select the Stop Sequence button, the sequence stops and the log shows "CCD capture aborted" as one would expect. If I then select the Start Sequence button again, the sequence starts and executes normally. Hope that helps.
Fred

Celestron EdgeHD 11 with Moonlite CHL Large 2.5" Format Focuser
Radian 61 with Radian Focuser
iOptron CEM120EC/CEM26EC
Main Camera: ASI6200MM Pro
Guide Camera: ASI174MM
OAG: ZWO OAG-L
Filterwheel: ZWO EFW (7x2")
PegasusAstro Ultimate Powerbox V2
Raspberry Pi 4, 8GB running Stellarmate
8 months 1 week ago #81594

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Issue confirmed. A bug in Ekos. We will update KStars release in the PPA later tonight.
Jasem Mutlaq
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Replied by Steve on topic Bias Frame Not Captured

Hi,

I just posted a message on this exact same issue, sorry for that.

And thanks for the updated.
Mount: AZ-EQ6 GT
Scope: Skywatcher Esprit 100 super APO triplet
Guide: Tecnosky 60
Camera: Canon Ra
Camera guide: Zwo ASI 224MC
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I recently updated to everything latest (Stellarmate).
Did biases two times/nights. No issues.
Windows KStars client 3.5.8 Stable. Stellarmate OS v1.7.0 (32 bit) on RPI 4 4Gb.
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6, Nikon D5500 full spectrum (with IDAS D1 clip-in filter).
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
iOptron CEM40G
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8 months 1 week ago #81686

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This is still not working.
Skywatcher ED72/130PDS
EQ5 driven by Astrogadget EQ Star Pro
Canon EOS100D astromodified
Svbony mini guidescope and ZWASI 12 MM-S
TP link Powered USB Hub
Rpi 4b 4gb.
8 months 1 week ago #81709

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An update was pushed and it work, please make sure all packages are updated.
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Replied by Steve on topic Bias Frame Not Captured

Dear all,

Just to confirm that the latest update solves the bug on my setup.

Thanks Jasem for the quick reaction.
Mount: AZ-EQ6 GT
Scope: Skywatcher Esprit 100 super APO triplet
Guide: Tecnosky 60
Camera: Canon Ra
Camera guide: Zwo ASI 224MC
Stellarmate on RPI 4 8Gb
Last edit: 8 months 5 days ago by Steve.
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Happy to know it's been resolved!
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