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Robert Woodcock replied to the topic 'Trying to get a Canon 70D to work' in the forum. 1 hour 14 minutes ago

Here are the GPhoto CCD logs - it crashes similarly on startup. This stands out in the logs:

DEBUG 3.809819 sec : Requested CCD Frame is (0,0) (0 x 0)
ERROR 3.809850 sec : Invalid frame requested (0,0) (0 x 0)

But I'm not sure what to do about it. In the CCD dialog box, even after filling in the camera resolution and pixel pitch in the popup dialog that comes up, Frame X/Y and Width/Height are set to 0 and can't be edited.

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Brian thanked Marc in topic new mode to handle captured images 1 hour 38 minutes ago

Juergan created a new topic ' Clear Skies' in the forum. 2 hours 30 minutes ago

Clear Skies last night, here's a shot I took of the Orion Nebula on an unmodded Nikon D3200 DSLR.

ISO 200 / Exp 17s
Stacked using Siril

[url=<blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="a/5KLlieA"><a href="//imgur.com/5KLlieA"></a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>]ISO 200 / Exp 17s[/url]

Some more post processing to finish off, but already starting to look quite good!

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Rafael Compassi replied to the topic 'Can not connect to my QHY CFW3' in the forum. 3 hours 3 minutes ago

No, I'm using on a raspberry pi, running Ubuntu mate

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'broken pipe?' in the forum. 4 hours 11 minutes ago

werper wrote: Ran the desktop updater after fixing the error and it updated perfectly without issue. I must have run the updater from Ubuntu drop-down menu and not the Stellarmate desktop. Lesson learned.


Doesn’t make any difference, that are the same thing... :)

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AstroNerd thanked Marc in topic new mode to handle captured images 4 hours 13 minutes ago

Marco de Keizer replied to the topic 'Can not calibrate Images captured with EKOS (stellarmate) in Pixinsight?' in the forum. 4 hours 32 minutes ago

Hi Starhopper,

I have not experienced it on my last session last Sunday. I'm on the nightly builds, although I have not updated in the last 10 days or so. I only update when I come across serious know issues. This prevents me from running into new issues.

I also keep a backup image available so I can always go back if I run into issues.

Cheers,

Marco

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Rupert Powell created a new topic ' AZ Goto direct control of mount from PiZero' in the forum. 5 hours 1 minute ago

I am fully conversant with INDI on the Pi and have recently been using the Python wrapper to create some cool automation scripts for my EQ6. INDI Rocks!

I have a new project where I want a very simple PiZero controlling a SW AZ-Goto mount. The older silver/black one. I made a direct cable with FTDI chip but indi_eqmod_telescope complains about reflected commands (Tx/Rx short on MC001 motor controller?)

I have done a ton of reading online and lots of testing, including looking at the TX/Rx on my scope where I can see the MC001 motor control board responding to the EQMOD commands, but the EQMOD driver seems to be confused by seeing the reflected command comming back. Sent=:j1<0d> Recvd=:j1<0d>

Obviously the standard Synscan handset I have will talk to the mount fine, however I want to dispense with that and talk directly. Am I mad?? Is what I want to do possible?

Many thanks

Roo, UK

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I have a project where I want a very simple PiZero controlling a SW AZ-Goto mount. The older silve/black one. I made a direct cable with FTDI chip... Show more

Thomas replied to the topic 'Can not calibrate Images captured with EKOS (stellarmate) in Pixinsight?' in the forum. 8 hours 37 minutes ago

Hello Fusis,
I am on Jasems PPA and got updates regulary. Are you sure that this bug is gone. It is still there in my installation.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Can not connect to my QHY CFW3' in the forum. 8 hours 43 minutes ago

Is that on MacOS? KStars 3.2.0 is not yet released.. I suppose I can ask Robert if he has time to make a beta image.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Questions on Configuring Serial Shutter with GPhoto (DSLR Cameras) in Ekos' in the forum. 8 hours 48 minutes ago

Hello Derek,

This is what the "Shutter Release Port" is for in the GPhoto driver. Just find out what port the serial shutter release port is using and put that in. Is it /dev/ttyUSB0 or 1 or something else? what does dmesg say when you insert the cable?

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Robert Woodcock created a new topic ' Trying to get a Canon 70D to work' in the forum. 9 hours 36 minutes ago

I'm not having any luck using either the gphoto CCD or the Canon DSLR driver in INDI.

I'm running on an Asus Tinker Board (like a Raspberry Pi, but a little faster), which is based on Debian 9 (Stretch) rather than Raspbian or Ubuntu. The Ubuntu Xenial kstars-bleeding repository seems to be the best match (requires the least shoehorning of packages) but I can't rule out that there's some incompatibility somewhere with that. I last upgraded tonight. I tried libgphoto2-6 2.5.22 from Debian unstable for a bit but it didn't help (or hurt, really) so I downgraded back to 2.5.12.

I'm able to use gphoto2 to manually control the camera and take a picture.

Both drivers just hang on capturing an image. I've tried with and without mirror lockup and with and without bulb mode. I get "Event timed out" messages in the logs. The Canon DSLR driver often crashes on startup. Both drivers keep prompting me for the resolution and pixel pitch settings, and they don't seem to get saved. I see a log entry that says "Driver indi_canon_ccd: indi_canon_ccd dispatch error: Cannot set read-only property CCD_INFO".

What else can I try?

Logs are attached for the Canon DSLR driver output.

Here is gphoto2 --summary output and lsusb output:

$ gphoto2 --summary
Camera summary:
Manufacturer: Canon Inc.
Model: Canon EOS 70D
Version: 3-1.1.1
Serial Number: e8361dc9f34246b6b2c8ef0bd1055e41
Vendor Extension ID: 0xb (1.0)

Capture Formats: JPEG
Display Formats: Association/Directory, Script, DPOF, MS AVI, MS Wave, JPEG, CRW, Unknown(b103), Unknown(bf02), Defined Type, Unknown(b104), Unknown(b105)

Device Capabilities:
File Download, File Deletion, File Upload
No Image Capture, No Open Capture, Canon EOS Capture, Canon EOS Shutter Button
Canon Wifi support

Storage Devices Summary:
store_00020001:
StorageDescription: SD
VolumeLabel: None
Storage Type: Removable RAM (memory card)
Filesystemtype: Digital Camera Layout (DCIM)
Access Capability: Read-Write
Maximum Capability: 128680198144 (122719 MB)
Free Space (Bytes): 101461524480 (96761 MB)
Free Space (Images): -1

Device Property Summary:
Model ID(0xd049):(read only) (type=0x6) 2147484453
Property 0xd402:(read only) (type=0xffff) 'Canon EOS 70D'
Property 0xd407:(read only) (type=0x6) 1
Property 0xd406:(readwrite) (type=0xffff) 'Unknown Initiator'
Property 0xd303:(read only) (type=0x2) 1
Battery Level(0x5001):(read only) (type=0x2) Enumeration [100,0,75,0,50] value: 100% (100)

Bus 001 Device 011: ID 04a9:3253 Canon, Inc.
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 2.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
idVendor 0x04a9 Canon, Inc.
idProduct 0x3253
bcdDevice 0.02
iManufacturer 1 (error)
iProduct 2 (error)
iSerial 0
bNumConfigurations 1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 39
bNumInterfaces 1
bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 0
bmAttributes 0xc0
Self Powered
MaxPower 2mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 3
bInterfaceClass 6 Imaging
bInterfaceSubClass 1 Still Image Capture
bInterfaceProtocol 1 Picture Transfer Protocol (PIMA 15470)
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x02 EP 2 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x83 EP 3 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0008 1x 8 bytes
bInterval 10
Device Status: 0x8ce8
(Bus Powered)
Debug Mode

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Tom Bardenwerper thanked Marc in topic new mode to handle captured images 10 hours 45 minutes ago

Tom Gibson replied to the topic 'Polar alignment with ap_experimental' in the forum. 12 hours 9 minutes ago

Build: 2019-03-25T07:26:53Z

Log attached

20:10:55.295 start polar alignment
20:12:15.066 solver complete
20:12:26.877 move west
20:12:37.586 movement halted

It did not reproduce, went on to complete the process. Repeated polar alignment another 2 times.

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Rafael Compassi replied to the topic 'Can not connect to my QHY CFW3' in the forum. 12 hours 45 minutes ago

I have a similar issue, I can't set the number of filters on qhycfw2 to 7, it doesn't show any place to do it.

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Marc replied to the topic 'new mode to handle captured images' in the forum. 13 hours 18 minutes ago

Astronerd :

WIFI can be a very tricky thing... On one side you have the theoretical possibilities and on the other the environment in which your system operates. For example, if you are surrounded by many access points, your system won't be able to aggregate the frequencies to achieve the 40Mhz needed by 802.11n, so you'll be stuck with your basic B/G mode. And if you want to use 802.11ac (5Ghz)
depending on your environment again, your link can be VERY fragile.

For 802.11ac mode , you need to have 802.11ac on both computers, the Raspi (only the 3 B+ is capable of ac) and your laptop. The simple 3B doesn't even have a 802.11n mode ( "iw list" gives you HT20 only, no HT20/HT40 ).

So you need to measure the performance of your link FIRST. Once you have measured the problem you can find a solution. Start with "iwconfig" to see the speed of the link. It should at least be 150Mb/s if you want to transfer images from a DSLR or ASI1600/ASI183 (BIG images). Then, try the "iperf " command (see my message above).

If you get a low transfer rate (under 80Mb/s), then you need to find another solution, like a WIFI/USB antenna with a high gain. A simple dongle won't probably do a much better job than the internal WIFI chip.

The best solution I've found so far is a small AP device you plug in an AC outlet, linked to the PI by an ethernet cable. It has a built in HTTP server, so you can easily tweak your connection, set a passphrase , change the ESSID, etc.... On a 3B+, you can expect up to 300Mb/s.

Of course, the major inconvenient is ... Well, you need an AC outlet nearby. :)

- Marc

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laurent Deruaz-Pepin replied to the topic 'new mode to handle captured images' in the forum. 15 hours 11 minutes ago

Even quicker a mode "SD-Card" only with no local or client saving or previewing would be nice to allow very short poses (planetary/Sun/lucky imaging).

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Marco de Keizer replied to the topic 'Can not calibrate Images captured with EKOS (stellarmate) in Pixinsight?' in the forum. 15 hours 16 minutes ago

To all, this issue has been resolved some weeks ago.
It was actually a bug in the ASI camera driver which would leave out some rows of pixels when switching between binning levels.

It was not a Pixinsight issue.

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