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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

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Re:Problems with Focus Module (Images not coming in)

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Has anyone ever had this problem???? This is a completely new problem for me. I've been using Ekos for about a year now and now after about the first two focus runs, the fits are not showing up on the screen and the focus module is reading the same old image over and over, thus the HFR never changes and the focus routine finishes without actually reading any new images. It could be related with another new problem that's been happening with the summary screen preview fits sometimes do not come in to the preview screen. The Indi messages say that the image was downloaded but the images are never shown on the screen. I'm using a ASI183MM-PRO, Moonlite focuser, Powered USB Hub, raspberry pi4 with the latest Stellarmate OS.

Perhaps I'll try a different USB cable for the ASI183? What Logs do I need to turn on if I need go that route?

THANKS, WES

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Pay no attention to the steps at the top. I was taking flats this morning and had to move it back to where I thought focus might be.
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We have a pretty similar setup (I use the ASI183mc Pro with a RPi4). I doubt your cable is the issue. I'd start debugging elsewhere. Have you tried just capturing a preview or loop mode (buttons to right of stop) separate from running the autofocus routine)? Your description is so odd, that I would suspect program confusion of some kind. Did you try a program exit & restart? What about a Pi4 reboot? I never have had the problem you describe, so I guess it could be hardware, but I'd be surprised.... Please let us know what you find so that we'll all know what it was! Cheers, Doug
RASA11, Celestron CGX-L, ASI183mc Pro, 60mm guider + ASI290mm mini, ASI EAF focuser, PPB, Rpi4-4Gb+SSD, Powered USB3 hub, hardwire Ethernet.
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Preview and loop buttons work just fine. You brought something to my attention. The only time this problem happened is when it was doing a scheduled auto-focus on it's own! I guess I can turn on EKOS focus module logs and CCD logs?
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I have seen exactly the same issue with the scheduled auto-focus. I have switched that off and make sure to not run jobs longer than an hour so I can trigger an auto-focus myself.

EDIT: See this thread:

indilib.org/forum/ekos/6674-scheduled-refocus-failing.html
Wouter van Reeven

ASI6200MM and 7 slot 2" filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro
ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and 5 slot 1.25" filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
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I don't run auto-scheduled focus runs...can't help there. Others can weigh in. Logs will help if there is a bug to be chased....
RASA11, Celestron CGX-L, ASI183mc Pro, 60mm guider + ASI290mm mini, ASI EAF focuser, PPB, Rpi4-4Gb+SSD, Powered USB3 hub, hardwire Ethernet.
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I just did a simulation scheduled auto-focus routine and it happened! Now, we're on the right path. I turned on file verbose logging for Focus Module and CCD but no log files were saved. What am I missing here?
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That seems ok...should work. In any case, to make a minimal log, you might want to stop/restart kstars/ekos and re-run the example so you'll only have the issue in the log...
RASA11, Celestron CGX-L, ASI183mc Pro, 60mm guider + ASI290mm mini, ASI EAF focuser, PPB, Rpi4-4Gb+SSD, Powered USB3 hub, hardwire Ethernet.
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Thanks. Yeah I just can't get it to save any logs. I restarted ekos/kstars and rebooted the pi. Still can't get it to save any logs.
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THANKS! Sorry I just saw your "EDIT". So this sure sounds like the problem I'm having. Jasem says the problem is fixed in "GIT". What does that mean? Is that the nightly builds?
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The logs are in the .local/share/kstars/logs directory which isn't visible by default in file explorer. From a command line you should be able to access them. Or press the Open Log Dir button

Wouter van Reeven

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ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and 5 slot 1.25" filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
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GIT is the source code repository from which the nightly builds get created.I already tested with the nightly builds and the bug is still there.
Wouter van Reeven

ASI6200MM and 7 slot 2" filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro
ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and 5 slot 1.25" filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
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