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INDI Library v1.9.9 Released (30 Nov 2022)

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

Ekos and Ioptron GEM 45 G probs

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Hello max thanks for your answer , i will try the 32 bit version and instead of iguiderdriver i will try the
the webcamdriver , see device section ccd cams here in indilib.org , you can find a very good documentation there , i hope than the guider works , best wishes Rainer !
6 months 1 week ago #83201

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Hi Jasem,
That's really unfortunate that there are no plans for supporting the iGuider : (
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
6 months 1 week ago #83217

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Rainer,
I tried both iguider and webcam drivers without much success and gave up.
Using separate camera/scope for guiding.
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
6 months 1 week ago #83218

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Hello Max , did you play with the driver options
such as in devices/ccd/webcams described ? I cannot understand, why a simple webcamdriver is not possible to build for a simple webcam in 2022 !!!! in a mountpackage GEM 45 G for more than 3000 € . Developer said Ioptron must help , ioptron said thirdparty developers must react ?
Many of us use recently
the possibility to control the Equipment via Rasperry Pi . I think ioptron didn't know that ? With Windows 10 pro and ascom driver Ipolar and iguider worked both fine . With rasperry Pi only ipolar work properly. My second way is a second !!!!!! guiding scope with a additional second guiding cam , with not so much sense . That speaks not for the manufacturer !
Best wishes Rainer
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6 months 1 week ago #83229

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I tried one more time today with INDI Webcam driver.
It actually worked (sort of).
I was able to take pictures and loop them under the Guide tab.
I had Rapid Stacking set to Average.
HOWEVER. The images were blank/black. Zero signal. No noise or anything.
They were also vertical not landscape.
I tried to tune settings but the camera started to hang often requiring the system reboot.
So I gave up again... : (
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
6 months 1 week ago #83249

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I to ☹️,
but i cannot understand
the manufacturer????
best regards Rainer
6 months 1 week ago #83300

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Yes, sad, but it seems the only choice is to spread the word to stay away from iOptrons G models.
And tell iOptron that you spread the word. Maybe then they wake up.
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6 months 6 days ago #83324

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I think I will just remove it and pretend I have a regular CEM40.
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
6 months 6 days ago #83332

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Wow... I thought the iGuider was detachable but it's actually a solid part of the saddle.
Cannot even remove this useless thing....

Can some kind soul fix the driver for iGuider?
I wish I could but I can't.
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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6 months 1 day ago #83429

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I'm caught in this loop too. Not happy!

Worse, running Ekos on my Macbook pro for testing and it's telling me Indi_4l2_ccd driver was not in the package and at the same time some MacOs "allow/deny" window pops up and then vanishes before I can read or respond.

Really didn't want to have to go back to Windows for this (CEM40G)... I guess it's that or a second guide cam!
4 months 1 week ago #84674

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I don't' understand really.
iOptron CEM/GEM mounts are among the most popular mounts.
The fact that iGuider is still not properly supported under INDI is a shame.
Considering it is supported under ASCOM.
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
4 months 1 week ago #84678

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*Mount* is supported, cameras on the other hand, not so much. I offered to help on iGuider, but I need access to a remote machine to test my patch.
Jasem Mutlaq
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4 months 1 week ago #84728

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