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INDI Library v1.8.1 Released (09 Sep 2019)

Monthly maintenance release INDI v1.8.1

AstroPhysicsExperimental pulse guiding

7 months 3 days ago
ezwheels
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AstroPhysicsExperimental pulse guiding #38636
Oh. That's disappointing. If you are interested in further development of this driver, should we put together a list of commands or protocols that you would like to see?

AP1100GTO CP4
TEC140 QTCC, SW Esprit 100ED (Ric Red)
ASI 1600mmPro and ASI 071MCPro
EFW7 36mm unmounted AD Filters
QHY OAG
ASI 290mm Mini
Sesto Senso and Nitecrawler
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7 months 3 days ago
mikefulb
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AstroPhysicsExperimental pulse guiding #38695
My take on this is we would want a publicly downloadable document with updated commands so other developers could reference and verify or maintain the source code. I think that would be the best practice going forwards for open source drivers in general if possible. And that is the spirit of open source development anyways as I see it. To decouple dependency on the original provider to enable people to truly own their equipment.

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7 months 2 days ago
Ron Kramer
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AstroPhysicsExperimental pulse guiding #38726
Ah I'll try PHD on the PI again - though I would prefer insternal (all in one) but which ever works.

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Baader F2 HS NB filters, Lodestar X2 guide camera / OAG - ZWO 290mm mini
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7 months 5 hours ago
Ron Kramer
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AstroPhysicsExperimental pulse guiding #38825
I didn't try PHD on the PI again, but I did boot and calibrate and used internal guiding last night. Started up around 1.0 rms - I tweaked settings and quickly got it down to .50... with a bit more watching and tweaking I was a good .39 - .49. It works VERY WELL through out the nightly test. HOWEVER - I have never had focus problems before. I have not changed anything. I could not get focus to work. I tried single/auto select crop and focus. (generallly it lost the star after some attemps to correct. Other times it continued to try and focus (near very low HFR) numbers and never stopped. Later I could get better results (it would try) with full frame. HOWEVER it would say 1.0 or even under (nice) HFR and the subs were horrible. After an hour of fiddling with settings... I stopped it and manualy focused visually pretty close using the automatic control. But manually looking at stars and HFR. It then managed to shoot a couple infocus subst then I believe it was lost again.

Another night of nothing useful. Guiding was promising.


AP Mach1 / CP4 APCC & PEMpro.
EXP SCI - ED152cf APO - Celestron 11" RASA - Stellarvue 80mm
Baader F2 HS NB filters, Lodestar X2 guide camera / OAG - ZWO 290mm mini
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro / ASI174M (solar) / ASI094MC
NEXDome, CLoudwatcher, AVX mount/ASIair and Stellarmate

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7 months 5 hours ago
Ron Kramer
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AstroPhysicsExperimental pulse guiding #38826
When it did complete focus it would say 1.2 or 1.0 or even less HFR. I run DSS live and it weighed the same subs with a HFR of >3 or even >4.
I've never had it give me any problems in focus before.

AP Mach1 / CP4 APCC & PEMpro.
EXP SCI - ED152cf APO - Celestron 11" RASA - Stellarvue 80mm
Baader F2 HS NB filters, Lodestar X2 guide camera / OAG - ZWO 290mm mini
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro / ASI174M (solar) / ASI094MC
NEXDome, CLoudwatcher, AVX mount/ASIair and Stellarmate

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7 months 3 hours ago
mikefulb
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AstroPhysicsExperimental pulse guiding #38828
Glad to see you made some progress.

I never had much luck with the focusing in Ekos either.

I'm happy with the driver support of INDI mostly but still find Linux is lacking a robust imaging program for unattended imaging. I think it will require a start from scratch with that as the intended purpose instead of bolting some CCD functionality on a planetarium program.

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