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INDI Library v1.9.7 Released (29 Jul 2022)

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Omegon Pro / Touptek drivers

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Some additional information. I see the same behaviour in PHD2. When I connect my guide camera to PHD2 and the INDI Telescope Simulator, the guide camera keeps on taking exposure. When I change the mount to the INDI Celestron GPS driver, I get exposure time outs in PHD2. Exactly the same as with the internal guider of Ekos. So it seems to me there is some interference with the serial connection to the mount and the USB connection to the Touptek camera's. I had a discussion about this with a member of my astronomy club who has the exact same issue with his Omegon camera and his iOptron mount. I'm not sure of this is of any help but I hope it narrows it down a little
1 year 1 month ago #73095

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So I ran this thus far for 20 minutes without a single time out. Altair for primary camera and Toupcam for guide camera.

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Hi Jasem,

Please see my previous message. When I use Toupcam Guide Camera via the Telescope Simulator I also have no exposure time outs. But as soon as I use real mount with a usb to serial connection through the Celestron hand controller I get the time outs. Same behaviour in PHD2 on Stellarmate
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Well, I can't replicate exactly that but I have serial devices connected to StellarMate and still no issues. Try to swap ports, or check power supply. (now running 35 mins with 5 devices connected to StellarMate and still no timeouts)
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I tried all of that over the course of a couple of months. Different USB-cables, different powered hubs, non-powered hubs, exactly the same behaviour running kstars natively on my macbook pro and on Linux Ubuntu virtual machine on my HP-laptop. But everytime I get the same results. So I'm pretty out of options by now. The only thing left to do I if there's no solution for this is to get a new guide camera maybe. Any suggestions on what is a good reliable option?
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Reading that, I would bet that something is going on with the mount or the mount driver.

Something odd, but my troubleshooting steps would be :

1. Run PHD2 and connect only the cam, not the mount. Do you still have time outs?

2. I would create a fresh SD card with Astroberry or with AstroPi3 script, and run try again with the mount connected. Do you still have time outs?


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1 year 1 month ago #73205

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I've had a very similar issue recently. I was able to debug it and prepare a fix. It has been merged to master today. Can you confirm that it fixes things for you, too?
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3 months 2 days ago #82767

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It's been a long while since I used my Stellarmate but I will defenitely give it a go once the new INDI-lib version comes out and I'll let you know how it went.
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3 months 7 hours ago #82788

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May I ask a question related to this problem?

I'm using a veTEC533c with Astroberry & Stellarmate via RPi4 USB3 port.
Additionally I'm using a ZWO ASI120MC-S connected via USB-3 cable to the veTEC USB-2.0 HUB.
The veTEC is powered by external 12V.

This works great and as expected using the internal Guider, not PHD2.
Now I want to exchange the ASI120MC-S by a veTEC GUIDE 2000M (has an USB2.0 Port).

Could the above stated problem also occure if using the "Internal Guider" or is is only related to the usage of PHD2?

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The bug that I fixed was in the driver. Session management software doesn't matter until it connects to the indi server. And it didn't matter if the camera was used for guiding or main expositions.

Long story short: the driver didn't wait long enough (sometimes didn't wait at all) for the camera to finish the exposition.
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2 months 4 weeks ago #82817

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I too have the Omegon Guide 2000M and the problem is the same in PHD2 as in the internal guider. I have the same problem on my MacBook Pro with the Omegon camera. Only under Windows and the ASCOM driver does the guide camera performs reliably.
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2 months 4 weeks ago #82818

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It is really interesting cause I’ve never seen this issue, at least with internal guider.

I have my Omegon 533 connected directly with a USB 3.0 cable to my mini pc. The Omegon 1200b M connected to 533’s usb hub. I have selected Omegon Pro as driver in CCD and Guider tab into Indi.

Here is the setup astrob.in/rdxygc/0/

The only difference between our guide cameras are the MPixels and bit depth. Is it possible the extra “weight” of your files to cause that? Have you tried setting the camera to 8bit?
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