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INDI Library v1.9.1 Released (26 Jun 2021)

Bi-monthly INDI Library v1.9.1 is released bringing a few new drivers and improvements to existing drivers.

Canon DSLR issues

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Latest Kstars, Ekos, Indi

Using a canon 6D. When shooting, it is opening up the shutter for what seems like too long. It then throws this out.

Set to local only

2019-10-08T00:38:52: [INFO] Image saved to /home/rock64/temp/Light/Light_001.fits
2019-10-08T00:38:39: [INFO] Starting 1 seconds exposure.
2019-10-08T00:38:39: [ERROR] Exposure failed to save image... Unspecified error
2019-10-08T00:38:27: [INFO] Starting 1 seconds exposure.
2019-10-08T00:38:27: [INFO] Upload settings set to local only.

Set to client only ( log)
[2019-10-07T18:11:52.426 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Job requires 1.000-second images, has 0/1 frames captured and will be processed."
[2019-10-07T18:11:52.428 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Capturing 1.000-second image..."
[2019-10-07T18:11:52.518 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Canon DSLR EOS 6D : "[INFO] Starting 1 seconds exposure. "
[2019-10-07T18:12:03.741 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Canon DSLR EOS 6D : "[ERROR] Exposure failed to save image... Unspecified error "
[2019-10-07T18:12:03.784 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Capture failed. Check INDI Control Panel for details."
[2019-10-07T18:12:03.785 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Restarting capture attempt #1"
[2019-10-07T18:12:03.787 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Capturing 1.000-second image..."
[2019-10-07T18:12:03.831 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Canon DSLR EOS 6D : "[INFO] Starting 1 seconds exposure. "
[2019-10-07T18:12:18.753 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - "FITS" file saved to "C:/Users/David/Desktop/Light/Light_001.fits"
[2019-10-07T18:12:18.909 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.fits] - Loading FITS file "C:/Users/David/Desktop/Light/Light_001.fits"
[2019-10-07T18:12:19.573 US Mountain Standard Time WARN ][ default] - QTableView::setSpan: single cell span won't be added
[2019-10-07T18:12:19.573 US Mountain Standard Time WARN ][ default] - QTableView::setSpan: single cell span won't be added
[2019-10-07T18:12:19.573 US Mountain Standard Time WARN ][ default] - QTableView::setSpan: single cell span won't be added
[2019-10-07T18:12:19.573 US Mountain Standard Time WARN ][ default] - QTableView::setSpan: single cell span won't be added
[2019-10-07T18:12:19.574 US Mountain Standard Time WARN ][ default] - QTableView::setSpan: single cell span won't be added
[2019-10-07T18:12:19.661 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.fits] - Loading FITS file "C:/Users/David/Desktop/Light/Light_001.fits"
[2019-10-07T18:12:19.663 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Received image 1 out of 1."
[2019-10-07T18:12:24.439 US Mountain Standard Time DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars] - Reporting new timestep value: 60


It is saying the exposures failed, then sending the images?

It also wont capture an image with foucs or framing.

(log)
[2019-10-07T18:14:07.766 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Capturing image..."
[2019-10-07T18:14:07.812 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Canon DSLR EOS 6D : "[INFO] Starting 0.5 seconds exposure. "
[2019-10-07T18:14:19.066 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Canon DSLR EOS 6D : "[ERROR] Exposure failed to save image... Unspecified error "
[2019-10-07T18:14:54.418 US Mountain Standard Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Capture aborted."

Running Win10 as client.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Last edit: 1 year 9 months ago by David Rankin.
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Replied by David Rankin on topic Canon DSLR issues

Seems to work with these settings:
DSLR settings
Force Bulb: OFF
Transfer: FITS
Capture Target: RAM
SD Image: Delete
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Replied by David Rankin on topic Canon DSLR issues

Main issue was caused by Capture target set to SD. Now I can't get the exposure times to change.
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Replied by David Rankin on topic Canon DSLR issues

Okay, figured that out too. The 6D has a Manual and a Bulb setting. I had to put it on Bulb.
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Replied by Alfred on topic Canon DSLR issues

Right, cameras with a separate "B" mode like the 6D or 5D need to be operated differently from other cameras. As a rule of thumb the camera should be set to "M" mode when taking flats or exposures of less than 1 second (moon, planets) and "B" mode for lights and darks of 1s or more. Modifications that should make the process of taking flats more convenient with such "M/D" cameras have been implemented just recently. Further improvements have to be made but in order to profit from these most recent modifications you should updated to the nightly release, if possible.
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Replied by Alfred on topic Canon DSLR issues

Oh, and VERY IMPORTANTLY, if operating the camera in "M" mode, make absolutely sure that the "FORCE BULB" option (Indi -> Canon DSLR tab -> Options) is set to OFF. Even if you save these settings, they might change once you restart Ekos so you have to disable FORCE BULB again. We're currently working on improvements...
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Replied by Alfred on topic Canon DSLR issues

It appears the latest nightly has a problem with the DSLR driver. So better wait for that to be fixed before switching to nightlies.
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Replied by Alfred on topic Canon DSLR issues


A fix is available in GIT and should be in tomorrow's nightly build.
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