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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras

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Hi Hades !

Don't worry, it will perhaps be a bit time consuming, but we will get something working at the end ;-)
It seams to be an SDK issue.

We will proceed step by step.

What linux distribution do you use ?

First, you must get the sources from my repository in the folder of your choice :

>git clone github.com/thx8411/indi-3rdparty.git

If git isn't installed, you will have to get it.
On debian based distributions :

>sudo apt-get install git

In that folder of your choice, create a new folder :

>mkdir sv305-build

go in that folder :

>cd sv305-build

and try to build the driver :

>cmake ../indi-3rdparty/indi-sv305/
>make

It will certainly fail, due to missing dependencies. Then, please send me the "cmake" output.

If it doesn't fail, plug your camera, and, in the same folder, try :

>indiserver ./indi_sv305_ccd

In Ekos, create a test profile :

Mode : remote
Host : localhost
Port : 7624 (the default port)
CCD : SVBONY SV305

Start Ekos with that profile

If you get the "Pixel size" error, we are ready to work on the fix ;-)

To stop the driver, juste use "CTRL C" in the terminal window you started it.

Best regards !

Thx8411
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PS : I just reported the issue to SVBONY

And I forgot to say, you will have to install "cmake" too ;-)
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Hi Collin, thank you for step-by-step guide. I have done all the steps and get the error about pixel size [ERROR] Error, get camera pixel size failed
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Great !

You are "Linux fluent", right ?

Could you please replace the "sv305_ccd.cpp" file in "indi-3rdparty/indi-sv305" with the one attached to this post, build the driver again, and give a try ?
(Please rename the attached file form "sv305_ccd.cpp.txt" to "sv305_ccd.cpp", due to forum attached file extensions limitations)

Thanks !

Thx8411

 

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Hi Collin, I am not good in Linux, I am just copy-pasting what I found on internet :)
I have tried the driver from previous post, it has been compiled and I can now connect to the camera. But I have no picture from it, it stays black. Can I send you some debug info?
Thank you, 
hades
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Replied by Toby on topic INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras

Might be good to add some more info, like your telescope and what software you are using.

It took me 3-4 days to work out setting the correct focus distance, exposure and gain to get a picture.

Actually I found trying to set things up during the day time was a bit easier.

Try focusing on a far away object, like a TV aerial or tree. Then very gently adjust exposure and gain.
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I have tried to point the camera (without any telescope) with and without the cap. There were no difference. I expect that there should be at least some change when I take off the cap.
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Replied by Toby on topic INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras

Apologies Hades - yes, you're absolutely right. There should be a change when the camera is uncovered. Out of interest what capture software are you using?
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Ekos :) That's why I want to use INDI drivers.
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I have always found it handy to use a CCTV lens like the following to test the software with  my camera without the telescope...

www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B075RZT7P8/ref=..._image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This saves me the bother of having to haul out my scope in the daytime just to do testing.
I use one of the extension rings that comes with the lens for usable focus.
I have the SV305.

 
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Hi Hades,

You can now connect your camera. It's a good point !

Could you please send me screenshots of each of the Ekos SV305M Pro setting tabs ?

Could you also take two long dark exposure (about 60s), with the cap on and send me the resulting fits file ?

Thanks !

Best regards !

Thx8411
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Hi Collin, here it is
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