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INDI Library v1.9.7 Released (29 Jul 2022)

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

New All Sky camera management software: indi-allsky

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Set daytime gain to 0
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2 months 4 days ago #83469

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Thanks but it was already at 0. But i think i found the problem. The initial latitude, longitude was 33.0 and -84.0 which is in the USA. I'm in Hungary, so i needed to change it to 47.53 and 19.4. But after saving, nothing was changed, the new pictures was also overexposed. And after about 5 minutes it suddenly changed to day mode. Interesting, because i don't know why it tooks so long to accept my settings.
I'm now using the default settings (except for lat and long datas) because i'm not sure which data should be changed.

So currently my settings are:
Night Gain				100
Night Bin Mode				1
Moon Mode Gain				75
Moon Mode Bin Mode			1
Daytime Gain				20
Daytime Bin Mode			1
Max Exposure				15.0
Default Exposure			0.0
Min Exposure				0.0
Exposure Period				15.0
 
Auto White Balance			OFF
 
Temperature Display			Celcius
 
Target ADU				75
Target ADU Deviation			10
ADU Region of Interest			0	0
					0	0
 
Star Detection				ON
 
SQM/Star Region of Interest		0	0
					0	0
 
Latitude				47.53
Longitude				19.4
 
Enable Timelapse Creation		ON
Daytime Capture				ON
Daytime Timelapse			ON
Daytime Contrast Enhance		ON
Night time Contrast Enhance		OFF
 
Sun altitude				-6.0
Moonmode Moon Altitude			0.0
Moonmode Moon Phase			33.0
 
Keogram Rotation Angle			0.0
Keogram Horizontal Scaling		100
Keogram Vertical Scaling		33
Label Keogram				ON
 
Star Trails Max ADU			50
Star Trails Mask Threshold		190
Star Trails Pixel Threshold		1.0
 
Orb Radius				9
Sun Orb Color (r,g,b)			255,255,255
Moon Orb Color (r,g,b)			128,128,128

Could someone check and advise me what should i change? I'm using ZWO ASI 120MC camera.

Thanks a lot!
2 months 4 days ago #83472

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You should probably not have any values in the ADU_ROI field, I think if you have 0,0,0,0 set there then you don't have a Region of Interest for ADU calculations.
If you can't remove the zeros then set the following (for the ASI120 1280x960 resolution):
213,160
1067, 800

Day Gain should still be zero really.
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2 months 4 days ago #83475

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Thanks i set it to what you said. Its not clear what it does, but i hope its ok. :)


Regards, Laszlo
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Is there anywhere a wiki with exact explanation which field what it does?
2 months 4 days ago #83477

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The ROI (Both SQM and ADU) defines a region of interest for two purposes:

SQM - This is the region where stars are detected and sky quality is calculated.
ADU - This is the region which is used to measure the amount of exposure and to modify the exposure time for future exposures to reach the requested ADU size.

x1,y1 are the co-ordinates of the top-left (with 0,0 being the top-left of the image)
x2,y2 are the co-ordinates of the bottom-right (with 1280,960 on the ASI120MC being the bottom-right of the image).
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2 months 4 days ago #83478

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The main page in github has some description of the settings in the config file.

github.com/aaronwmorris/indi-allsky/#configuration

I am reading between the lines, but it may be possible you might not be restarting the software when making settings changes. Some of the settings, like gain, will not take complete effect until you fully restart the software.

Double check you have the latitude and longitude set correctly. Also, verify the timezone on your system is correct.
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2 months 4 days ago #83486

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Thanks! Yes You're right i forgot to restart the software. :) Lat/long and timezone is correct, software seems to be working fine. Last night captures are ok, only on few images the darks were not used, so i think i need to redo the darks creating again.

Another question: where and how can i change the main login? Factory is admin/secret, but i want to change it to my own.
2 months 3 days ago #83492

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Another question.
After the last night i see that Keogram and timelapse is created successfully for day and night separately. But i cannot find the Stratrails image. I cannot see any option where it could be disabled or enabled. How can i enable it?
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Here the night timelapse created by indi-allsky. I think there should be some parameters to change, but not sure what. What i see:
1. Some images are not corrected by dark-frames
2. Flickering, no smooth gain change, some images are more brighter than the image before or after. So its like its flickering.
Here the video:
Youtube Timelapse 2022.06.11. night
What should i do, or change?
Thanks!!
2 months 3 days ago #83497

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There is some specific configuration required for the ASI120 cameras.
Issue is that sometimes indi switches from 16-bit to 8-bit, because the camera issued an error during an acquisition (this can also affect your darks, as no suitable darks can be found for 8-bit, if you have your darks in 16-bit).

Look at the settings detailed here:

github.com/aaronwmorris/indi-allsky/wiki...20MC-S-Camera-Issues

This might fix both your issues.
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Yes, this is known by me, and was the first thing i changed in my config. I added those line to the config (i hope i've placed it to the right place):
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