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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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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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indi-allsky - All Sky camera management software that supports any INDI capable camera
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5 months 3 weeks ago #83516

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Thanks, i'd set it now to 70. We will see tomorrow morning. :)
5 months 3 weeks ago #83517

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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.
5 months 3 weeks ago #83518

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Hi,
Just checked, and there is no new firmware for the ASI120MC. The FWUpdater Tool says it has the firmware V3.0.
5 months 3 weeks ago #83532

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Since 13:22 my system do not capture new image...
pi@indi-allsky:~ $ systemctl --user status indi-allsky
● indi-allsky.service - Indi AllSky Service
     Loaded: loaded (/home/pi/.config/systemd/user/indi-allsky.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Sun 2022-06-12 15:24:50 CEST; 25min ago
   Main PID: 668 (python3)
      Tasks: 5 (limit: 3720)
        CPU: 9.841s
     CGroup: /user.slice/user-1000.slice/user@1000.service/app.slice/indi-allsky.service
             ├─ 668 /home/pi/indi-allsky/virtualenv/indi-allsky/bin/python3 allsky.py --config /etc/indi-allsky/config.json --log syslog run
             ├─1264 /home/pi/indi-allsky/virtualenv/indi-allsky/bin/python3 allsky.py --config /etc/indi-allsky/config.json --log syslog run
             ├─1265 /home/pi/indi-allsky/virtualenv/indi-allsky/bin/python3 allsky.py --config /etc/indi-allsky/config.json --log syslog run
             └─1266 /home/pi/indi-allsky/virtualenv/indi-allsky/bin/python3 allsky.py --config /etc/indi-allsky/config.json --log syslog run
 
Jun 12 15:50:21 indi-allsky python3[668]: [2022-06-12 15:50:21,767] INFO in allsky: Camera last ready: 1488.0s
Jun 12 15:50:21 indi-allsky python3[668]: [2022-06-12 15:50:21,768] INFO in allsky: Exposure state: ALERT
Jun 12 15:50:21 indi-allsky python3[668]: [2022-06-12 15:50:21,769] INFO in allsky: Sun altitude: 45:31:57.1
Jun 12 15:50:21 indi-allsky python3[668]: [2022-06-12 15:50:21,771] INFO in allsky: Moon altitide: -24:30:17.0, phase 94.7%
Jun 12 15:50:21 indi-allsky python3[668]: [2022-06-12 15:50:21,772] INFO in indi: Sensor temperature: 47.0
Jun 12 15:50:21 indi-allsky python3[668]: [2022-06-12 15:50:21,772] INFO in allsky: Checking for manually submitted tasks
Jun 12 15:50:21 indi-allsky python3[668]: [INFO] MainProcess allsky.detectNight() #835: Sun altitude: 45:31:57.1
Jun 12 15:50:21 indi-allsky python3[668]: [INFO] MainProcess allsky.detectMoonMode() #852: Moon altitide: -24:30:17.0, phase 94.7%
Jun 12 15:50:21 indi-allsky python3[668]: [INFO] MainProcess indi.getCcdTemperature() #414: Sensor temperature: 47.0
Jun 12 15:50:21 indi-allsky python3[668]: [INFO] MainProcess allsky._queueManualTasks() #1423: Checking for manually submitted tasks
pi@indi-allsky:~ $

Last 10 lines of my log:
pi@indi-allsky:~ $ tail -n 10 /var/log/indi-allsky/indi-allsky.log
Jun 12 15:52:12 indi-allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.detectNight() #835: Sun altitude: 45:14:03.6
Jun 12 15:52:12 indi-allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.detectMoonMode() #852: Moon altitide: -24:12:46.7, phase 94.7%
Jun 12 15:52:12 indi-allsky [INFO] MainProcess indi.getCcdTemperature() #414: Sensor temperature: 47.7
Jun 12 15:52:12 indi-allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky._queueManualTasks() #1423: Checking for manually submitted tasks
Jun 12 15:52:22 indi-allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.run() #596: Camera last ready: 1608.4s
Jun 12 15:52:22 indi-allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.run() #597: Exposure state: ALERT
Jun 12 15:52:22 indi-allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.detectNight() #835: Sun altitude: 45:12:25.9
Jun 12 15:52:22 indi-allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky.detectMoonMode() #852: Moon altitide: -24:11:11.2, phase 94.7%
Jun 12 15:52:22 indi-allsky [INFO] MainProcess indi.getCcdTemperature() #414: Sensor temperature: 47.7
Jun 12 15:52:22 indi-allsky [INFO] MainProcess allsky._queueManualTasks() #1423: Checking for manually submitted tasks

System restart did not help. What's wrong now?
5 months 3 weeks ago #83534

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Also unable to correctly stop indi.allsky. When i send the "systemctl --user stop indi-allsky" command, it takes minutes, and after that i see the status:
pi@indi-allsky:~ $ systemctl --user status indi-allsky
● indi-allsky.service - Indi AllSky Service
     Loaded: loaded (/home/pi/.config/systemd/user/indi-allsky.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: failed (Result: timeout) since Sun 2022-06-12 16:07:53 CEST; 1min 17s ago
    Process: 668 ExecStart=/home/pi/indi-allsky/virtualenv/indi-allsky/bin/python3 allsky.py --config /etc/indi-allsky/config.json --log syslog run (code=killed, signa>
    Process: 1738 ExecStop=/bin/kill -TERM $MAINPID (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
   Main PID: 668 (code=killed, signal=KILL)
        CPU: 12.873s
 
Jun 12 16:07:45 indi-allsky python3[668]: [INFO] MainProcess allsky._queueManualTasks() #1423: Checking for manually submitted tasks
Jun 12 16:07:53 indi-allsky systemd[632]: indi-allsky.service: State 'stop-sigterm' timed out. Killing.
Jun 12 16:07:53 indi-allsky systemd[632]: indi-allsky.service: Killing process 668 (python3) with signal SIGKILL.
Jun 12 16:07:53 indi-allsky systemd[632]: indi-allsky.service: Killing process 1264 (python3) with signal SIGKILL.
Jun 12 16:07:53 indi-allsky systemd[632]: indi-allsky.service: Killing process 1265 (python3) with signal SIGKILL.
Jun 12 16:07:53 indi-allsky systemd[632]: indi-allsky.service: Killing process 1266 (python3) with signal SIGKILL.
Jun 12 16:07:53 indi-allsky systemd[632]: indi-allsky.service: Main process exited, code=killed, status=9/KILL
Jun 12 16:07:53 indi-allsky systemd[632]: indi-allsky.service: Failed with result 'timeout'.
Jun 12 16:07:53 indi-allsky systemd[632]: Stopped Indi AllSky Service.
Jun 12 16:07:53 indi-allsky systemd[632]: indi-allsky.service: Consumed 12.873s CPU time.

Also i see that video0 device is busy maybe:
pi@indi-allsky:~ $ v4l2-ctl --list-devices
bcm2835-codec-decode (platform:bcm2835-codec):
        /dev/video10
        /dev/video11
        /dev/video12
        /dev/video18
        /dev/video31
        /dev/media2
 
bcm2835-isp (platform:bcm2835-isp):
        /dev/video13
        /dev/video14
        /dev/video15
        /dev/video16
        /dev/video20
        /dev/video21
        /dev/video22
        /dev/video23
        /dev/media0
        /dev/media1
 
Cannot open device /dev/video0, exiting.

After complete reboot i have the same. My camera is dead?
5 months 3 weeks ago #83535

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Camera seems to be ok. Connected to my Windows 10 system i got picture with SharpCap.
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Laszlo,
If this is the USB 2 type ASI 120 MC model it will no longer work with Linux operating systems. You will need one of the newer USB3, ASI120 MC-S cameras or USB C, ASI120 mini for it to work.

Hope this helps

Alan
Raspberry Pi4B,ASI120MM -S Usb3, ASI385MC, Atik 428CCD, Canon 600D, NEQ6, EQMod, EQ5, AstroEQ, EQMod, Equinox ED80, ASI533MC, RedCat 51 ASI 120MM Mini.
5 months 3 weeks ago #83538

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Until today at 13h it was working. I have the ASI 120 MC (black USB connector on the side).
5 months 3 weeks ago #83539

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Laszlo,

Yes it will sort of work, especially if you have got the compatible firmware "asi120mm-compatible.iic" installed it will show some sort of image, but it will be mainly broken & distorted and the exposure controls don't fully work, There are a few threads about this subject on the forum. It would be worth a search through and have a read up on it.

Regards

Alan
Raspberry Pi4B,ASI120MM -S Usb3, ASI385MC, Atik 428CCD, Canon 600D, NEQ6, EQMod, EQ5, AstroEQ, EQMod, Equinox ED80, ASI533MC, RedCat 51 ASI 120MM Mini.
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Is it possible to use an IMX-291 camera from those sold on Aliexpress? I'm trying to make one work but I think the driver I chose in the installation ( 24 indi_sony_ccd) is a wrong option.
5 months 3 weeks ago #83561
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I think you would use the indi_v4l2_ccd server.
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