Derek replied to the topic 'Full Automation and Weather handling in the Scheduler' in the forum. 1 month ago

My scheduler shutdown script also powers off everything (except weather station). It also starts a data-reduction-pipeline and when all done powers off the main PC.
A separate process may be the way to go alright. I've bee playing with a python script that uses dbus to start/stop the scheduler but haven't made much progress lately. I have a raspberry pi in the observatory which is switched on all the time and was hoping to run it there. It would do a wakeonlan to the main pc and then use dbus to load the schedule file and start the scheduler.
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Derek replied to the topic 'Full Automation and Weather handling in the Scheduler' in the forum. 1 month ago

Yes the shut down works really well. I start the scheduler and I trust it enough to go to bed. But what would be awesome is if it could do a 'suspend' on bad weather and resume on good weather. Suspend for me would mean park scope and dome, then wait for better conditions. Or shutdown if dawn comes.
Its not that straightforward to implement this though I think.

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Derek replied to the topic 'Full Automation and Weather handling in the Scheduler' in the forum. 1 month ago

if it is cloudy at sunset it would wait until the weather cleared at say 2am. If the weather goes from good to bad then suspend imaging, close the dome, and wait for conditions to improve again.


This would be a fantastic feature to have. For me, in Ireland, it often happens that clouds roll over for 20min and then its clear again. In these cases, the scheduler runs the shutdown procedure and I'm sleeping soundly so there are no human's around to restart everything:-)
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Derek replied to the topic 'Weather safety' in the forum. 3 months ago

Tom,
Thats great!! Glad my code could help someone.
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Derek replied to the topic 'Ioptron mount connection support needed' in the forum. 4 months ago

soooory, my bad. I didn't realise this thread was that old I thought it was a new thread relating to CEM120 connection problems. Please ignore my message above. Sorry for confusion

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Derek replied to the topic 'Ioptron mount connection support needed' in the forum. 4 months ago

Here's a screenshot from my setup. CEM120, plugged into the mount base USB.
One thing to check is the baud rate? Set to 115200
If you need more screenshots let me know. If you are still stuck.... maybe some one of us can teamviewer into your setup?



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Derek replied to the topic 'Ioptron mount connection support needed' in the forum. 4 months ago

I connect to my CEM120 via usb directly into the mount (not handset). Works perfectly.
Maybe enable debug logging and have a look at the output, or paste the log here.
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Derek replied to the topic 'Weather safety' in the forum. 4 months ago

AH yes of course, no need to write a driver if you can get one of the existing working. I was not aware of the 'Weather Safety Proxy' driver. It actually looks really good. I think you can configure it with a script to interact with your custom device. Thats the way to go. Less code the better. Actually now it gives me the idea to use it instead of my own custom driver.
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Derek replied to the topic 'Weather safety' in the forum. 4 months ago

If you have your own device that can monitor clouds and rain then you can write an indi weather driver for it.
I did this for my own home-made cloud and rain monitor device -> github.com/dokeeffe/cloud-rain-monitor

If you have an off the shelf weather device then there may already be an INDI 3rd party driver available.

And as Jasem says, the EKOS observatory tab will talk to this driver and do stuff for you (like closing the roof etc)
Also the EKOS scheduler monitors the weather through your driver during a schedule and can perform a shutdown procedure.

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