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INDI Library v1.9.9 Released (30 Nov 2022)

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

New All Sky camera management software: indi-allsky

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I have just completed development of fully functional web interface for indi-allsky.  The camera can be fully managed via the web interface with minimal interaction from the CLI.  Indi-allsky is now basically at feature parity with Allsky.

The interface is built on Flask so there is a unified Python code base for both managing the camera and viewing the images.  Since I use a database to store image and sky metadata, one of the cooler features is the charts function.  I have a view that shows recent sky conditions.  Things like brightness (jSQM) and star counts are graphed in realtime.

In this picture, it was early evening, twilight.  A cloud passed by showing a temporary increase in average brightness and a decrease in star counts.


 
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Aaron W Morris

indi-allsky - All Sky camera management software that supports any INDI capable camera
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Last edit: 10 months 4 days ago by Aaron Morris.
10 months 4 days ago #80243
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Hello,
I've tried to install the indi-Allsky but...
I would like to install on my installation of Stellarmate (to use both).
The installation is correct until "Start the program" 
systemctl --user start indiserver
systemctl --user start indi-allsky
 
I've this message :
stellarmate@stellarmate:~/indi-allsky $ systemctl --user start indiserver
Failed to start indiserver.service: Unit indiserver.service not found.
stellarmate@stellarmate:~/indi-allsky $ 
 
My installation is under Sterllarmate :
/home/stellarmate/indi-allsky

It's probably an error of path, isn't ? How can I do to solve this problem ?

Thank you
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10 months 3 days ago #80257

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Just WOW! This is getting better and better, I must try this in the observatory. Got a couple of wide angle cameras perfect for this purpose. Awesome work Aaron, this is shaping up to be a fantastic INDI project.
Jasem Mutlaq
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10 months 3 days ago #80263

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Hello Jasem,
Have you an idea about my problem of installation ? See previous message.
Thank you,
Frank
10 months 3 days ago #80266

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I did, I checked the script and it needs modifications to work with StellarMate. I'll take a look at it later.
Jasem Mutlaq
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10 months 3 days ago #80270

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Ok, thank you !
Have a good day,
Frank
10 months 3 days ago #80271

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It looks like my setup.sh script did not complete successfully.

I have never run StellarMate, so I am not sure what interactions there may be.  I seem to remember from other posts that StellarMate may use lighttpd where I use Apache.  I do not have a hard requirement for using Apache, it is just one I am most familiar with.

Let me do some research.
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Aaron W Morris

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10 months 3 days ago #80283

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No lighthttp, just nodejs running on port 3000, but port 80 is forwarded to 3000 by default.
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10 months 3 days ago #80284

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I have added a new script to the repository to build indi from source.  The script is based on Ansible and takes care of all of the package dependencies and compile options for indi.

I have tested it on Raspbian 10 (armv7l), Ubuntu 20.04 (x86_64), and Debian 11 (x86_64).  In the next week or so, I hope to have it tested on Raspbian 11, both armv7l and arm64.

I would still prefer to rely on Astroberry for indi as it just easier and faster, but it is nice to have the option to fully bootstrap the camera without a 3rd party repository.
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I have fully tested my INDI build script against Raspbian 11, both 32-bit (armv6l) and 64-bit (aarch64).  The build script takes about 50 minutes to compile indi and all of the 3rd party drivers on Raspberry Pi 4 hardware.

I have also integrated support for running indi-allsky on Astroberry Server.  Astroberry uses nginx, so I use that instead of Apache when Astroberry is detected.
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Hello
I have just discovered your project, and I am very happy, because I thought about this idea for a while and I had already posted something about it to know if it was possible to make a cloud detection with camera.
But, I warn everyone right away I just had the idea, because programming is really not my cup of tea.

I was thinking of having this system next to a telescope and detecting clouds that would pass in front of the target that you are taking pictures of.

Because a light cloud veil that lets stars through is already detectable with a weatherradio IR sensor.

Now can ksatrs interpret your star readings and say that as soon as there is 30% (example) less stars it means that there are clouds?

See you soon
Christophe

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I have yet to do something with the sky brightness (jSQM) information or the star counts other than display them in the web interface. Of course, it would be possible to do things like "send notifications" but I am not sure what would be very useful here. Kstars/EKOS is not really designed for receiving information.

I have considered the possibility of adding MQTT message publishing. Images, brightness, star counts would all easily be published to an MQTT broker. There are plenty of MQTT dashboard clients for Android and iOS that could consume and display that data.
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