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INDI Library v1.8.3 Released (02 Jan 2020)

Minor monthly bugfix release with a new RainbowAstro mount driver and improved pier side simulation.

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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Frustration !!!! #47792
Did you test with other software to be sure it was the camera and not KStars/EKOS?

Recently my images were coming out solid black when I updated to 3.3.9. Then I started to see the same in 3.3.8. I think the driver version updated. Anyhow, the driver reset to 8-bit images instead of 16-bit. This caused my frames to come out black on a ZWO camera. Anyhow, just a thought you might look at.

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Frustration !!!! #47793
I have tried the camera on my Windows machine (I hate Windows), same nothing coming out. I will let Atik run all the tests they can do, only them will have the final say about my camera.

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1 month 1 week ago
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Frustration !!!! #48087
My Atik camera is on its way back, nothing wrong was found with it. In perfect working order.
The team at AtikCameras is extremely friendly and patient. A very good company.

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HEQ5 pro / QHY5L-II-M (OAG) / Atik 314L+ / Gerd Neumann drawer

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1 month 1 week ago
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Frustration !!!! #48132
Did you check the USB cable ? (corrosion!) Do you have a USB HUB ?

- Marc

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1 month 4 days ago
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Frustration !!!! #48319
I have now tested my camera since it came back the other day, using my mac laptop, a very good strong USB cable and the original Atik power supply.
The mistake I've done this time was to upgrade Kstars to 3.3.9 and not keep 3.3.8
So far the camera works, but it's not use here... lol
I shall do The proper testing at my observatory in February.

TBC...

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1 month 4 days ago
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Frustration !!!! #48325
What does KStars 3.3.9 have to do with this?

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R

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1 month 4 days ago
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Frustration !!!! #48327

wvreeven wrote: What does KStars 3.3.9 have to do with this?


It wasn't working with 3.3.8 now it's working with 3.3.9

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Frustration !!!! #48329
I see. Then I don’t understand why you are calling that a mistake...

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R

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1 week 3 days ago
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Frustration !!!! #49527
I'm back at my observatory, and installed the Atik 314, as in:
  • opened the obs
    fitted the camera
    plugged in the powered lead
    plugged the USB cable
    closed the obs
    updated Kstars to 3.4.0 on my laptop
    apt-update/upgrade/dist-upgrade (used the fix for indi-mi package) on the Odroid C1

I've taken a series of test images, at different exposure lengths, and it works. I'm not sure if the guys at Atik have fixed something without telling me, or else, but it is working at the present time.
Now I need a clear night before this coming Thursday...


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1 week 3 days ago
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Frustration !!!! #49531
Good to see that the camera works! Fingers crossed for the clear skies!!!

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R

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1 week 1 day ago
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Frustration !!!! #49694
This is unreal !!!! :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:
Tonight is the only clear night forecasted, so I took the occasion to align the mount...

Holy crap this camera is testing my patience...
IT'S BROKEN AGAIN... :whistle:

Up to tonight:
it was working plugged in straight to the laptop
it was working plugged in into the observatory

Tonight (clear night)
I get this, on both system, as in laptop direct connection and observatory








I am lost, seriously lost.... and as I use an OAG, you cannot focus the guide camera until your main camera is on focus...

pissed off level: DEFCON 2

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1 week 1 day ago
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Frustration !!!! #49697
I'm not sue what we can do to help.

The middle image, with the vertical stripes and stars in the brighter ones, seems to indicate that the problem is the connection between the controller and the CCD, IMO probably the reading of the data from the CCD rather than the control signals used to clock the data out. That could be the white ribbon cable, the preamplifier or the ADC chip on the board.

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