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INDI Library v1.9.0 Released (23 Apr 2021)

Major INDI Library release v1.9.0 bring significant internal changes championed by @pawel-soja to modernize core INDI Library drivers and clients. New drivers for DeepSkyDad Flat Panel & Pegasus devices plus further improvements to PCM8 drivers.

Non-Cooled Guide Camera and Dark Frames

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I seem to have a lot of noise or amp glow (or both) in my guide camera exposures.  I like the idea of the "Subtract Dark Frame" checkbox in the Guide Module, but I continually get a "No suitable dark frames or defect maps found. Please run the Dark Library wizard in Capture module" message in the status box when I do.  I suspect it's because the dark library I created for this non-cooled camera doesn't have a listed temperature for the dark masters (snapshot below), so Ekos cannot find a suitable dark frame.

Unless I'm missing something for creating a dark library for a non-cooled camera, I think Ekos needs an additional flag to NOT select a master dark based on temp, or allow me to specify a temp for the dark frame, or maybe even extract a valid temp from a temp sensor (like the EAF or something).  Extracting the sensor temp from my main cooled camera would be a mistake because the guide camera would/should be close to ambient.

Thoughts/ideas?

 
1 month 4 weeks ago #70635
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Temperature is already not a consideration as you can see by the invalid temperature there. So if it is complaining, then it's either duration or binning. Is the guide frame binned 2x2?
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Yes, it certainly is/was.  There is something strange going on.  I changed the Guider and Via pull-down menus a few times and it started working.  Seems there is something that's not loaded up correctly on initial startup?  I tried disconnecting and reconnecting, etc.  Working now - thanks.

 
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That image shows your main camera is selected, not your guide camera, so that's why there's no suitable frames.
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Hmm - that's true. I'm certain I had the guide cam selected when I ran it - seen the behavior more than once. I'll watch it a bit closer, thanks.
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