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INDI Library v1.8.1 Released (09 Sep 2019)

Monthly maintenance release INDI v1.8.1

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2 months 5 days ago
roberto
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myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI #43061
I would highly recommend a minimum polling interval of 1 to 2s, there is absolutely no need to poll so often and you need to remember polling places an overhead on any focuser driver, especially an arduino using serial comms.

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2 months 1 day ago
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myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI #43238
I have spent the whole evening trying to remove the Poll period control, but failed :( I can however force the poll period to be whatever (1000ms) I want in a constant, but not happy until either the control can be overridden or removed. I will ask in the another thread about this.

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1 month 4 weeks ago
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myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI #43317
Hello

I've compiled and installed the myfocuserpro2 indi driver from the github fork: github.com/ajt68/indi (looking to do some tests)

What are the steps to make the device visible as a selectable option from ekos?
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1 month 3 weeks ago 1 month 3 weeks ago by Acapulco Rolf.
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myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI #43694
Hello

Any steer on how I can get this new focuser driver installed?

I seem to be facing a challenge having the driver show up in ekos as a selectable focuser option

I'm running the Stellarmate 1.4.3 build on a Raspberry Pi 4/4Gb with Ubuntu Mate

I followed the steps here to get the latest ekos/kstars build on Ubuntu Mate:
www.indilib.org/download/ubuntu.html

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI #43695
Thank you for the report. While the driver was indeed merged to INDI library, the XML driver entry was missing. So the next INDI nightly should have it now. Sorry about that!

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1 month 3 weeks ago 1 month 3 weeks ago by Acapulco Rolf.
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myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI #43707
Thanks Jasem

I rebuilt from the git source and all appears well now

Will now do some testing :)

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI #43773
Update:

Got MyFP2 focuser connected via indi now

Gotta put some time in to do some testing at some point after I get my head around focus control and v curves in ekos







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1 month 3 weeks ago 1 month 3 weeks ago by Acapulco Rolf.
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myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI #43790
@ajt68

Thanks for building this new indi focus driver

I'm currently doing some tests with the new driver

One initial observation is that I see the "timeout" error message as shown in the screen capture when first connecting
Is this something to worry about?

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI #43793
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Interestingly, I've tried a few more connect/disconnect cycles of the focuser and am not able to reproduce that "timeout" error anymore...

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1 month 3 weeks ago 1 month 3 weeks ago by Acapulco Rolf.
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myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI #43795
Update:

Ran a quick test to move the focus position between two points, the 3080 step position (focus) and the 5000 step position
The focuser moves as expected between the two points but I do observe errors "Unknown error" being reported as shown in the screen capture

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1 month 2 weeks ago 1 month 2 weeks ago by Acapulco Rolf.
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myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI #43904
Update:

Observations so far:

#1
It seems as though the focuser "Max Position" settting gets "lost" from having the focuser initially connected to the MyFP2 Windows client (Windows 10) and then subsequently connecting the focuser to ekos under Ubuntu Mate (Raspberry Pi 4/Stellarmate)

The solution was to manually set the Max Position via the ekos GUI
Subsequent connections of the focuser in ekos, seem to then retain the Max Position setting

#2
There appears to be some disconnect in how the Absolute Position of the focuser is maintained following a disconnect/reconnect of the focuser via the ekos GUI

On a reconnect the Absolute Position of the focuser appears to reset to 0

Manually entering the last known focus position via the ekos GUI and then using the Sync option in the ekos GUI to set the focus position seems to solve this issue

This behaviour and "remedy" appears to not be consistent though.
Currently stuck with the focuser recording a 0 absolute focus position on the focus controller LCD and ekos reporting a different Absolute Position

Subsequent errors are thrown in the ekos status window as shown in the screen capture below when attempting either in or out focus moves via the ekos GUI

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI #43906
Hi,

I had developed a driver for Myfocuser2 (and I think solves all the above issues) Due to some health problems I never placed it into IIdi. I can still provide the sources, but will not maintain it.

Please let me know.

Paul

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