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I keep getting timeouts when taking an image in the capture module

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I keep getting timeouts when taking an image in the capture module was created by RugbyRene

Hi,

latest issue that I hope someone can help with.

Whenever I try to take an image with the capture module, it times out. I am using the nightly build and KSTARS 3.2.3. My camera is a ZWO ASI290MC. It connects properly but won't capture an image. I have tried with other capture software and there's no issues.

I am wirelessly connecting with my Stellarmate (which is on the same network). Have used EKOS on my laptop and directly through Stellarmate (via VNC).

If I connect the camera directly to my PCs USB port, I can capture an image. The issue only appears when the camera is connected to the Stellarmate. Could this be a comms issue with the onboard USB port?

Thanks in advance.

Rene
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6
Sky-Watcher Black Diamond ED80
Meade 8" LX-90
Sky-Watcher EvoGuide 50 (guide-scope)
ZWO ASI290MC (non-cooled primary camera)
ZWO ASI120MM mini (guiding)
Canon EOS 7D
Last edit: 2 weeks 3 days ago by RugbyRene.
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Replied by knro on topic I keep getting timeouts when taking an image in the capture module

Have you tried different USB port on StellarMate? external USB Hub? any difference?
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Replied by AstroNerd on topic I keep getting timeouts when taking an image in the capture module

Also make sure you are using a good 3 amp power supply for the rpi..any less than 3 amps and some cameras struggle, especially when connected directly to the rpi.. :)
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Replied by RugbyRene on topic I keep getting timeouts when taking an image in the capture module

I’ve tried all four of the USB connections on the rpi (a repurposed Asiair). Don’t have a USB hub.
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ZWO ASI290MC (non-cooled primary camera)
ZWO ASI120MM mini (guiding)
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Replied by RugbyRene on topic I keep getting timeouts when taking an image in the capture module

Well I’m using a repurposed ASIAIR which has a 12v to 5v converter at 2.5 amps. Thing is I don’t remember having any issues when it was an ASIAIR so not sure if that’s the issue.
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Meade 8" LX-90
Sky-Watcher EvoGuide 50 (guide-scope)
ZWO ASI290MC (non-cooled primary camera)
ZWO ASI120MM mini (guiding)
Canon EOS 7D
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Replied by RugbyRene on topic I keep getting timeouts when taking an image in the capture module

Does the USB hub need to be powered? How is it all connected up?
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Sky-Watcher EvoGuide 50 (guide-scope)
ZWO ASI290MC (non-cooled primary camera)
ZWO ASI120MM mini (guiding)
Canon EOS 7D
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Replied by RugbyRene on topic I keep getting timeouts when taking an image in the capture module

Bump.

Anyone out there have the same issue? I can’t be the only one.

Thanks.
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ZWO ASI290MC (non-cooled primary camera)
ZWO ASI120MM mini (guiding)
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Replied by AstroNerd on topic I keep getting timeouts when taking an image in the capture module

RugbyRene wrote: Well I’m using a repurposed ASIAIR which has a 12v to 5v converter at 2.5 amps. Thing is I don’t remember having any issues when it was an ASIAIR so not sure if that’s the issue.


2.5 amps is not enough, you need at least a 3 amp power supply, that is more than likely your issue.. :)
Stellarmate OS on Raspberry pi3b+ controlled with Kubuntu laptop
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes
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Replied by RugbyRene on topic I keep getting timeouts when taking an image in the capture module

I was in error in my original post. The 5v converter puts out 3 amps.

I also did a little experiment today. I loaded up the original ASIAIR software to see if I had the same issues. So loaded up the software, attached the camera, fired up the ASIAIR app, took a picture and can you guess what happened?

Yes. You guessed it. The camera worked fine. The setup is exactly the same except for the fact that I was running ASIAIR instead of Stellarmate. So that says to me that there is an issue with the software not recognising the command to take a picture.
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Meade 8" LX-90
Sky-Watcher EvoGuide 50 (guide-scope)
ZWO ASI290MC (non-cooled primary camera)
ZWO ASI120MM mini (guiding)
Canon EOS 7D
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Replied by RugbyRene on topic I keep getting timeouts when taking an image in the capture module

So turns out it wasn't a power problem at all. For some reason Stellarmate 1.4.0 didn't like my cameras. Upgraded to 1.4.1 and everything works perfectly.
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Meade 8" LX-90
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ZWO ASI290MC (non-cooled primary camera)
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