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INDI Library v1.9.9 Released (30 Nov 2022)

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CCD Autostart Cooling

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Hi All,

is there any chance to autostart the CCD Cooling ? Perhaps as a Point in the Sequence?
When you start the sequence, the selected Temperatur will be taken as preset and activated.

Last night I adjusted the Temperature but forgot to start it

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Last edit: 2 years 9 months ago by Reiner vom Bruch.
2 years 9 months ago #51615

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In the INDI comfig panel you can set and store the preferred temperature for your camera. Then cooling starts immediately when INDI get started.


HTH, Wouter
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Hi Wouter,

sorry, I don´t find it

I think you mean the Main-Control-Panel for My Camera ?
There I find the Setpoint for Cooling. But this is not stored.
It´s an Starlihjt Xpress Trius 694

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By the way, I´m using Astroberry. But that shouldn´t make a difference.
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That's what I meant yes. It is not stored even when you go to the Options tab and click the Save button in the Configuration line?
Wouter van Reeven

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No this is not stored.

I think I remember there was a Point in Kstars to select automatic start of cooling. Just as autostart tracking
But I can´t find it. Too bad
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So, I have an ASI1600MM-C and in the Main Control tab there is a temperature setting:



I once set that to -10 and then clicked Save in the Options tab. Ever since, when I connect the camera and start Ekos the cooling will automatically start and the camera will cool to -10º. Maybe it works differently for your camera and in that case I wouldn't know, sorry.


Wouter
Wouter van Reeven

ASI6200MM and 7 slot 2" filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro
ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and 5 slot 1.25" filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
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Replied by Brian on topic CCD Autostart Cooling

Setting a temperature in the driver does not work on my ASI294MC Pro either, it is not saved. Wouter, are you using a nightly version? I'm using Kstars stable Feb 23 2020.
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Replied by Jasem Mutlaq on topic CCD Autostart Cooling

AFAIK, this is not supported by INDI. It was discussed before and it was decided it would be a good idea to automatically do that. Maybe it should be supported at the client level, but Ekos does not do that now. Some cameras do remember last temperature but they use their own files/method to remember that, INDI is not involved.
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Interesting. I could have sworn that I enabled and saved that. It was a LONG time ago though. And now I have checked the ASI1600 xml file in the .indi directory and it indeed doesn't have any setting there. Then perhaps my camera remembers this itself...
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Should we create a feature request?
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Replied by Bart on topic CCD Autostart Cooling

I think indeed this is a camera feature, I have a 1600 as well (the one before the 'pro' version) and whenever it is connected to a computer, and has power to the cooler, it just starts cooling down.

It is a nice feature though, because then it's already cooled down when I start the polar alignment procedure.
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