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INDI Library v2.0.0 Released (01 Feb 2023)

Bi-monthly release with major changes to INDI properties and client API in addition to new drivers and improvements.

INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras

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Hello !

@Toby

I got the last Mac OS X SDK from SVBONY, and submitted a pull request which should (hopefully) work.
Stay tuned.

Best regards,

Thx8411
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1 year 4 months ago #75757
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Fantastic news!
1 year 4 months ago #75759
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​​​​I have SV105 and using V4L2 driver it works good, but I bought better cable. Rarely freezes, but it is not so sensitive and 0.5s max exposure time is disaster. Also for my version you have to set Gain to 67, because in 68 it goes back to 0 amd 100 is around 40 actually and 67 is 100.
1 year 4 months ago #75760
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Hello Outta,

Thanks for your report, but SV105 and SV205 are completely different devices.
Did you look at this page ? : indilib.org/ccds/web-cameras.html

Best regards,

Thx8411
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Hi Colin,

Yea, I was actually trying to reply to post from previous page but forum does not. work well woth quotes in mobile so I used just quick reply and post seems out of. contex.

I use exactly that driver that you linked and it works almost as good for me as I would expect only issue is extremely low native exposure of cam itself so. it basically it cannot be called astronomy camera.
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Hello,

Don't expect miracles from a 50$ camera. In my mind, SV105 and SV205 can be used as "Moon electronic eyepieces", or cheap planetary imagers, but no more.
In my opinion, the cheapest "Astronomy" cameras are the T7C, and better, the T7M. The T7M is a nice guiding cam.

The SV305 does a great job for it's price : Guiding, Planetary and some easy Deep Sky.

I will perhaps buy an SV305M Pro to test it on lucky imaging in the coming days.
A mono IMX290 should give some results.

Best regards,

Thx8411
 
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Hi Colin, so my new SV305M Pro is on my desk and now I would like to ask you for small support: how can I build the driver?
Thank you
edit: I have tried the included driver and getting Error get camera pixel size failed (on linux laptop)
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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
1 year 4 months ago #76249
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PS : I just reported the issue to SVBONY

And I forgot to say, you will have to install "cmake" too ;-)
Last edit: 1 year 4 months ago by Collin.
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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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