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Imaging aborted with error "{Device: ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro Property: CCD1 Element: CCD1 Chip: 0}" Ignoring Received FITS as it has the wrong capture mode 2

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 I captured some 150 images with Stellarmate V 1.6.2 last night when out of a sudden capturing stopped. The log file shows  the following error message:

[2022-01-23T21:31:50.923 UTC WARN ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "{Device: ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro Property: CCD1 Element: CCD1 Chip: 0}" Ignoring Received FITS as it has the wrong capture mode 2

Since the image was incomplete I finally aborted the job. Is this an issue of KStars or the camera?

The complete log file is attached.  


 

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Skywatcher HEQ-5 EQMod | ASI1600MM Pro | ASI EFW | TS61EDPH | ZWO ASI 120MM | Artesky 130mm guidescope | Raspi 4B 4GB | Waveshare Stepper Motor HAT - DIY Focuser | Stellarmate | PixInsight
10 months 1 week ago #79846
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Hi Kurt,

You seem to have two failure modes
First is caputre finds the CCD in FOCUS mode fits received

And second is:
Capture mode finds CCD in guide mode fits received.

These errors come from
First the ENUM, FITS_FOCUS = 1 and FITS_GUIDE = 2
fitsviewer/fitscommon.h:typedef enum { FITS_NORMAL, FITS_FOCUS, FITS_GUIDE, FITS_CALIBRATE, FITS_ALIGN, FITS_UNKNOWN } FITSMode;

The error in the capture module comes from:

if (targetChip->getCaptureMode() == FITS_FOCUS || targetChip->getCaptureMode() == FITS_GUIDE)
{
qCWarning(KSTARS_EKOS_CAPTURE) << blobInfo << "Ignoring Received FITS as it has the wrong capture mode" <<
targetChip->getCaptureMode();
return;
}

The code 1 shows up here:
[2022-01-23T18:40:48.715 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - "FITS" file saved to "/media/astro/TS61-ASI/M42/2022-01-23/Light/Red/M42_Light_006.fits"
[2022-01-23T18:40:49.049 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Received image 1 out of 30."
[2022-01-23T18:40:49.051 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Captured /media/astro/TS61-ASI/M42/2022-01-23/Light/Red/M42_Light_006.fits"
[2022-01-23T18:40:52.288 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Capturing to check HFR..."
[2022-01-23T18:40:52.294 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Capturing image..."
[2022-01-23T18:40:53.754 UTC WARN ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "{Device: ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro Property: CCD1 Element: CCD1 Chip: 0}" Ignoring Received FITS as it has the wrong capture mode 1

The second shows up starting after a guide(???)/focus
[2022-01-23T21:24:21.416 UTC DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - Mount motion finished.
[2022-01-23T21:24:28.170 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[INFO] Starting West slew. "
[2022-01-23T21:24:28.279 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[INFO] West Slew stopped "
[2022-01-23T21:24:28.439 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[INFO] Restarting RA Tracking... "
[2022-01-23T21:24:28.503 UTC DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - Mount motion finished.
[2022-01-23T21:25:42.464 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Autofocus in progress..."

...
[2022-01-23T21:26:34.828 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro : "[INFO] Taking a 300 seconds frame... "
[2022-01-23T21:26:40.321 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "CCD capture aborted"
[2022-01-23T21:28:13.525 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Ekos will refocus in 3471 seconds, last procedure was 129 seconds ago."
[2022-01-23T21:28:13.664 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Job requires 300.000-second images, has 0/20 frames captured and will be processed."
[2022-01-23T21:28:13.677 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Capturing 300.000-second image..."
[2022-01-23T21:28:13.684 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro : "[INFO] Taking a 300 seconds frame... "
[2022-01-23T21:29:24.629 UTC WARN ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "{Device: ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro Property: CCD1 Element: CCD1 Chip: 0}" Ignoring Received FITS as it has the wrong capture mode 2
[2022-01-23T21:29:25.915 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - "Auto star selected."
[2022-01-23T21:29:26.128 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - "Calibration started."
[2022-01-23T21:29:26.135 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - "RA drifting forward..."
[2022-01-23T21:29:30.531 UTC WARN ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "{Device: ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro Property: CCD1 Element: CCD1 Chip: 0}" Ignoring Received FITS as it has the wrong capture mode 2
10 months 1 week ago #79856

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Hi Gene,

thanks for the reply. Are these failure modes on my gear or is it a caveat in KStars? I reverted back to KStars 3.5.6 to see if it happens again. Currently it is foggy outside, maybe it clears off later on.
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Hi Kurt,

After digging deeper into your log, the messages about wrong capture mode should be there.
Basically (from what I can tell) if a capture is running it wants to only see frames it asked for, so if the focus or guide routine kick in capture just ignores those frames, only consuming frames it asked for.

Now looking deeper, speculation, what I see is the guide module does not actually attempt to guide until long into the capture, first doing a calibration.
After this point, all main camera captures are toast, so seems like an issue with running two ZWO's.

When GUIDE wants a frame but while that frame is capturing the CAPTURE asks for a frame, the GUIDE frame aborts, and vice versa.


[2022-01-23T21:26:34.668 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Job requires 300.000-second images, has 0/20 frames captured and will be processed."
[2022-01-23T21:26:34.684 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Capturing 300.000-second image..."
[2022-01-23T21:26:34.828 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro : "[INFO] Taking a 300 seconds frame... "
[2022-01-23T21:26:40.321 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "CCD capture aborted"
[2022-01-23T21:28:13.525 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Ekos will refocus in 3471 seconds, last procedure was 129 seconds ago."
[2022-01-23T21:28:13.664 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Job requires 300.000-second images, has 0/20 frames captured and will be processed."
[2022-01-23T21:28:13.677 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Capturing 300.000-second image..."
[2022-01-23T21:28:13.684 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro : "[INFO] Taking a 300 seconds frame... "
[2022-01-23T21:29:24.629 UTC WARN ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "{Device: ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro Property: CCD1 Element: CCD1 Chip: 0}" Ignoring Received FITS as it has the wrong capture mode 2
[2022-01-23T21:29:25.915 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - "Auto star selected."
[2022-01-23T21:29:26.128 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - "Calibration started."
[2022-01-23T21:29:26.135 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - "RA drifting forward..."

[2022-01-23T21:33:34.601 UTC WARN ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "{Device: ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro Property: CCD1 Element: CCD1 Chip: 0}" Ignoring Received FITS as it has the wrong capture mode 2
->>>[2022-01-23T21:33:36.011 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "CCD capture aborted"

[2022-01-23T21:33:37.471 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Capturing 300.000-second image..."
[2022-01-23T21:33:38.088 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro : "[INFO] Taking a 300 seconds frame... "

[2022-01-23T21:36:03.800 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "CCD capture aborted"

[2022-01-23T21:36:06.124 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Job requires 300.000-second images, has 0/20 frames captured and will be processed."
[2022-01-23T21:36:06.146 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Capturing 300.000-second image..."
[2022-01-23T21:36:06.207 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI1600MM Pro : "[INFO] Taking a 300 seconds frame... "

[2022-01-23T21:37:18.773 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "CCD capture aborted"
[2022-01-23T21:37:19.684 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Ekos will refocus in 2925 seconds, last procedure was 675 seconds ago."
[2022-01-23T21:37:19.731 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Job requires 300.000-second images, has 0/20 frames captured and will be processed."
[2022-01-23T21:37:19.745 UTC INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Capturing 300.000-second image..."
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If I'm not interpreting the indi configuration panel wrong, there's a special mode you need to select when you have more than one zwo cameras.

Have you investigated this possibility?
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@Gene
I guess you gave the right hint. I took many short exposures without guiding and then decided to do a number of 300sec exposures with guiding when one exposure was running. I should have started the guiding first and then started the 300sec exposures.

@Fabio
Normally two ASIs are not an issue on my gear, I had many sessions with both cameras in parallel and I do not remember of a special mode.So I guess Gene was right. I will check at next opportunity, the forecast is unfavorable at coming days.
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