Patrick replied to the topic 'Main GUI update for Kstars/Ekos' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

This Mac version is exactly what I had in mind.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Main GUI update for Kstars/Ekos' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

In my opinion the first step would be to integrate the fitsviewer as tab.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'iOptron drivers differences' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

There is a Legacy driver that looks to be compatible with many iOptron mounts. This is the one I use because the firmware of my CEM60 is not up to date. So I can't use the CEM60 specific driver.
I guess that at least you can use it

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I have two suggestions for new tools in Ekos.
First one a tool like the « brain » of Sharpcap to help to define the best exposure time under some sky quality.
Secondly a tool to evaluate and help the collimation quality based on the roundness of the stars.
It might work evaluating his roundness on the most brilliant stars (with thresholds to define). It might give graphically the zone where the collimation is the worst (grid or something else).

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Patrick created a new topic ' Ioptron Legacy driver crash' in the forum. 1 month ago

Somebody could help me ?
I have the following message when trying to connect my CEM60 mount using the legacy driver:
2020-09-08T18:24:16: [ERROR] Write Error: Bad file descriptor
Is there something I can do to fix this problem ?
Thanks for your answers.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'QHY183M not detected' in the forum. 2 months ago

Re Jan,
I just tested the QHY183M with Indigoserver and it works fine with it. So this is not a problem of camera (I am reassured).
I don't know what version of the SDK is used in Indigo. But the problem looks to be either on the SDK used to build indi servers or in the indi server itself.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'QHY183M not detected' in the forum. 2 months ago

Do I need to recompile the indi driver ?

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Patrick created a new topic ' Nikon issues' in the forum. 2 months ago

Two months ago I had many troubles using my Nikon D5300. I was unable to perform an Ekos polar alignment and had many driver crashes. Since one beginning of July I got my Nikon D5300 working really nice until 28/08 when I made an update of all indi drivers as proposed by my linux mint updater. Since the 26/08 I didn't use my setup. Yesterday I reactivated my setup and recover the problems I had 2 months ago. Looks like this is a regression in the driver. But is it one ?
The problem is that this problem seems to don't let any traces in the log files.
Is there a solution to go back to a previous version of the driver ?

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Patrick replied to the topic 'QHY183M not detected' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thank you Jan, but how can I download older drivers ?
I have tested firecapture with the qhy183M but the problem looks to be the same. But in this case I am not sure that Firecapture allows this camera usage.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'QHY183M not detected' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello,
I decided today to substitute my QHY183M to my Nikon 5300 with which I had lot of troubles yesterday (I will explain it in another post).
I have Mint 19.3 installed on my notepad. I have used the QHY183M successfully on May.

www.flickr.com/photos/106827807@N06/4994...n/dateposted-public/

But today she is no more detected.
I don't know if it comes from the Cypress WestBridge driver of linux or from QHY sdk or anything else. If somebody have any idea.
I am a bit desperate with none of my imagers working good.

Here are the results of tries to detect the camera:

** lsusb ***
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0a5c:5801 Broadcom Corp. BCM5880 Secure Applications Processor with fingerprint swipe sensor
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:649d Microdia
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c404 Logitech, Inc. TrackMan Wheel
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 413c:81a3 Dell Computer Corp. Dell Wireless 5570 HSPA+ (42Mbps) Mobile Broadband Card
Bus 003 Device 010: ID 1618:c183 Cypress WestBridge
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

** indiserver **

indiserver -vvv indi_qhy_ccd
2020-09-03T06:36:29: startup: indiserver -vvv indi_qhy_ccd
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: pid=6870 rfd=3 wfd=6 efd=7
2020-09-03T06:36:29: listening to port 7624 on fd 4
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: sending msg copy 1 nq 1:
<getProperties version='1.7'/>

2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResource()|START
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResource|auto_detect_camera:false,call InitQHYCCDResourceInside
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|START
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|PCIE clear info structure 0
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|PCIE clear info structure 1
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|PCIE clear info structure 2
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|PCIE clear info structure 3
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|PCIE clear info structure 4
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|PCIE call fpga_list
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|numdev set to 0
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|END
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResource()|END
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCD|START
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCD|Call ScanQHYCCDInside
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCDInside|START|numdev set to 0
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCD|scan pcie camera numdev = 0
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCDInside|ScanQHYCCD numdev=0
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCDInside|END|Return nid=0
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCD|END|return numdev 0
2020-09-03T06:36:29: Driver indi_qhy_ccd: read message 'No QHY cameras detected. Power on?'

** qhy_ccd_test **

QHY Test CCD using SingleFrameMode, Version: 1.00
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResource()|START
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResource|auto_detect_camera:false,call InitQHYCCDResourceInside
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|START
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|PCIE clear info structure 0
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|PCIE clear info structure 1
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|PCIE clear info structure 2
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|PCIE clear info structure 3
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|PCIE clear info structure 4
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|PCIE call fpga_list
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|numdev set to 0
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|END
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResource()|END
SDK resources initialized.
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCD|START
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCD|Call ScanQHYCCDInside
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCDInside|START|numdev set to 0
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCD|scan pcie camera numdev = 0
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCDInside|ScanQHYCCD numdev=0
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCDInside|END|Return nid=0
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|ScanQHYCCD|END|return numdev 0
No QHYCCD camera found, please check USB or power.

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Hello everybody,
I just installed Kstars-bleeding and indi on a Dell D430 under ubuntu mate 18.04LTS bionic.
The dslr appears in lsusb but doesn't want to connect under Ekos and there is no error message appearing in the log window of Ekos.
I checked to launch the indiserver by hand and get the following result which I interpret as a good start but connection still fail.
Have you any advice that can help me to fix this problem ?


2020-07-10T07:02:48: startup: indiserver -vvv indi_nikon_ccd
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: pid=4726 rfd=3 wfd=6 efd=7
2020-07-10T07:02:48: listening to port 7624 on fd 4
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: sending msg copy 1 nq 1:
<getProperties version='1.7'/>

2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: Number of cameras detected: 1.
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: Detected camera model Nikon DSC D5300 on port usb:001,009
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: read getProperties Telescope Simulator EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: read getProperties Telescope Simulator TELESCOPE_INFO
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.TELESCOPE_INFO
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: read getProperties Telescope Simulator GEOGRAPHIC_COORD
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: read getProperties Focuser Simulator ABS_ROTATOR_ANGLE
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: snooping on Focuser Simulator.ABS_ROTATOR_ANGLE
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: read getProperties CCD Simulator FILTER_SLOT
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_SLOT
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: read getProperties CCD Simulator FILTER_NAME
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_NAME
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: read getProperties SQM SKY_QUALITY
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: snooping on SQM.SKY_QUALITY
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: read defSwitchVector Nikon DSLR DSC D5300 CONNECTION Idle rw
CONNECT='Off'
DISCONNECT='On'
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: read defTextVector Nikon DSLR DSC D5300 DRIVER_INFO Idle ro
DRIVER_NAME='GPhoto CCD'
DRIVER_EXEC='indi_nikon_ccd'
DRIVER_VERSION='2.6'
DRIVER_INTERFACE='10'
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: read defNumberVector Nikon DSLR DSC D5300 POLLING_PERIOD Idle rw
PERIOD_MS='1000'
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: read defSwitchVector Nikon DSLR DSC D5300 DEBUG Idle rw
ENABLE='Off'
DISABLE='On'
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: read defSwitchVector Nikon DSLR DSC D5300 SIMULATION Idle rw
ENABLE='Off'
DISABLE='On'
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: read defSwitchVector Nikon DSLR DSC D5300 CONFIG_PROCESS Idle rw
CONFIG_LOAD='Off'
CONFIG_SAVE='Off'
CONFIG_DEFAULT='Off'
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: read defTextVector Nikon DSLR DSC D5300 ACTIVE_DEVICES Idle rw
ACTIVE_TELESCOPE='Telescope Simulator'
ACTIVE_FOCUSER='Focuser Simulator'
ACTIVE_FILTER='CCD Simulator'
ACTIVE_SKYQUALITY='SQM'
2020-07-10T07:02:48: Driver indi_nikon_ccd: read defTextVector Nikon DSLR DSC D5300 DEVICE_PORT Idle rw
PORT=''
2020-07-10T07:03:13: Client 0: new arrival from 127.0.0.1:40762 - welcome!

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I would like to be able to do an astrometry on an existing image without having to connect a camera. The goal is to identify the objects (stars, clusters and so on) presents on the image to be able to do a search on the atlas and do a better frame around the object to capture.
This would be very useful, for example, to frame more easily a nebula for which we don't have name using the stars around that are named.
Astrometry may brings up more "textual" and usefull information.
Maybe it is yet possible but didn't found anything about it.

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