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INDI Library v2.0.0 Released (01 Feb 2023)

Bi-monthly release with major changes to INDI properties and client API in addition to new drivers and improvements.

New All Sky camera management software: indi-allsky

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You may want to forgo using Raspian 10 and just use the libcamera support on Raspian 11 64-bit instead.
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Aaron W Morris

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5 months 2 weeks ago #85516

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I guess this is confusing since Raspbian 11 already has libcamera support.

Would it be safe to say for Raspbian 11 arm64:
Compile indi with build_indi.sh for indilib supported cameras
OR
Use libcamera for Raspberry PI HQ camera ?

---Answered own question:

Ah, that would be a NO, build_indi.sh is required regardless.
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5 months 2 weeks ago #85517

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It's alright, I started development of the indi-libcamera driver now. Hopefully in a couple of weeks we'll have something usable.
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Thanks, Aaron.

I installed Bullseye 64-bit, used the build_indi script and connected the HQ camera via libcamera (I installed on raspy 4, that's much faster compared to raspi3). This seems to work on raspy 3 & 4 , both services are now running.
I now want to get some experience and might com back with questions if needed.

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Thanks a lot! It's just what I needed. I had to install a few libs:

<code>sudo apt-get install libindi-dev libcamera-dev libcamera-apps libboost-program-options-dev</code>

Unfortunately, I get build errors on buster complaining about "addFitsKeyWords" being unknown and I had to copy the /usr/include/libcamera/libcamera/* files to the parent dir.

Fixing those and starting the driver works, but I can't see images and the size is 0,0, likewise the pixel size.

Any help here would be appreciated!
Last edit: 5 months 2 weeks ago by Anjo. Reason: Fixed boost error
5 months 2 weeks ago #85527

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We shouldn't hijack this thread, I'll create another topic for this driver: indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/12177-indi-libcamera-driver.html
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Excited about this update Aaron - even more-so if we can get the appropriate INDIlib driver sorted as I'm sure people using the library will have other applications where these cameras could be used.
5 months 2 weeks ago #85533

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This update was really more of an experiment for me to see if I could acquire images from other sources. The time lapse part of the code does not particularly care where the data comes from.

It was never my intention to push for a new driver in indi. I am not that subtle. :-) Although, I can see how my post could be perceived that way.

Recently, I have been following the Allsky Camera group on facebook and there has been a lot of activity and interest in the new Waveshare IMX378-190 camera that has an integrated lens. It is a compelling product at $50 and is perfect for all sky cameras, although I think the view might be a bit too wide.
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Aaron W Morris

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Hi all,
is there an easy way to change the web page's port?
I tried to edit /etc/apache2/ports.conf and virtual port on /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/allsky-indi.conf without success or the only option is to edit setup.sh and install again?
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You can run setup.sh as many time as you need. It will not hurt your existing installation.

You can either edit setup.sh or just edit the /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/allsky-indi.conf file directly. You just need to restart the apache2 service when finished.

I believe the setup.sh script comments out the Listen directives in ports.conf, so the only file you need to edit is the site.
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Aaron W Morris

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ok; thank you very much!
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I am continuing to make improvements to indi-allsky.

I was able to implement an interesting enhancement. Since indi drives the underlying camera, I decided to integrate [virtual] telescope and GPS functionality from the respective servers. I used the Telescope Simulator and the GPSd servers to get information about where the camera is located as well as where it is pointed. The telescope simulator is [virtually] slewed to the zenith of the current location which is detected by GPS.

Since the Telescope Simulator is used, if the FITS files are exported, they are properly tagged with time, site latitude/longitude, and RA/dec of the sky for each image.
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Aaron W Morris

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