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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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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!!
3 months 2 weeks 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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3 months 2 weeks ago #83498

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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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Yeah, thats where I put mine, find the best result are running monochrome with this camera.
Hope to upgrade to the better one (asi178mm?).
But hey, it is an allsky so just a side project for me, for when my latitude doesn't let me do the real nice stuff...
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I think i'll change to the RPI HQ cam (12,3MP Sony IMX477) with a 1,56mm fisheye lens (from Aliexpress). Have seen great results with this combo.
Like this one from Gino:
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Yeah, that looks really crisp!
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These are the instructions for changing the web login:
github.com/aaronwmorris/indi-allsky/wiki/Web-Interface-Password
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indi-allsky - All Sky camera management software that supports any INDI capable camera
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Generating the startrails can be a bit of a balancing act. Startrails need to be generated with the darkest background.

It looks like in your case, your images are "brighter" on average. You may need to increase the "Star Trails Max ADU" setting to 60 or 70 to get proper star trails.
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3 months 2 weeks ago #83509

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The flickering looks like the camera is returning bad frames occasionally. I have not seen "torn" frames like that previously.

The frames not being dark frame corrected, might be the wrong bit depth as Giles mentioned, although, I would not expect the camera to change the bit depth that often. Assuming you have an ASI20, you may want to go install the latest firmware for the camera and see if that helps.
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Thanks, i'd set it now to 70. We will see tomorrow morning. :)
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Yes i have the ASI 120, and as i see the firmware on it is old (v3.0.0.5). I downloaded now the latest (v3.19), will upgrade the cam tomorrow.
For the bit depth problem, the sollution is already applied in the config as posted before.
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