Hans replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Thismay warrant a chat with the device vendor (Baader).
You're using a regular terminal app, with the prescribed settings, and you see the welcome message, yet you cannot query the device.
Maybe they have ideas what to try next.

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Hans replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Nice ! You got farther than I had expected already in that you have the rights to open the serial port and the focuser even says 'hi'.
I assume we now need to set the proper line ending, the spec wants \r\n , that is a carriage return and a line feed. And minicom can be told to use this in the menu.
When you go to the menu with Meta-Z in Mac (CTRL-A Z in Linux) you get a menu with ao. these two lines :

Add Carriage Ret...U
Add linefeed.......A
When you press U the setting is toggled, the menu exits and you get to see a line at the bottom briefly stating
Add carriage return ON
or
Add carriage return OFF
And similar for when you press A.
You want both carriage return and linefeed ON.
Then try again with
$BS GET VERSION


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Hans replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 2 weeks ago


Noted. I still think this is the best way forward, as the only alternative I can think about is you setting up a full compiler and debugger. My hypothesis is there is a basic connection issue that might show with other tools as well. We may need a few rounds to get the needed info though. I hope you're up for it :)

The idea is the following : use a text terminal with a command line tool like screen to connect to the proper serial port and ask the focuser to report its version. That's all. If that works then the other commands will too.
If you use that URL that I pasted earlier to install screen and/or minicom then we can proceed. You may need both. Run these commands with the instructions below and paste us the exact input/output of the teminal text.

Like this :

20221110_142204 hans@T450s:~/ minicom --device /dev/cu.usbserial-A907KE80 --noinit --baudrate 19200

And in minicom you type
$BS GET VERSION
and press enter at the end. We need Minicom to send a line feed and a carriage return. We may need to configure that if it doesn't do that by tiself already.

And we expect something like the example answer from chapter 3.2.4 in www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/...al_documentation.pdf :
$BS STATUS VERSION:0.700(Apr 5 2019)

Let's see how far we get.

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Hans replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 2 weeks ago


Yes, as I posted earlier in this thread:
Another approach is to try to access the Steeldrive serial port via another program like Screen or Minicom pbxbook.com/other/mac-tty.html in a console.
You have to 'talk' the protocol to see anything assuming it is ASCII based. This may help diagnose the issue
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Hans replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I think I found the spec, Chapter 3 of www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/...al_documentation.pdf
Also worth noting: baudrate 19200

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Hans replied to the topic 'Baader Steeldrive II won‘t connect' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

While I have no Mac and no Baader Steeldrive focuser either I'll try to help.
In the INDI log you posted I see a baud speed of 57600 . Is that also the port speed in TheSkyX and INDIGO ?

Another approach is to try to access the Steeldrive serial port via another program like Screen or Minicom pbxbook.com/other/mac-tty.html in a console. You have to 'talk' the protocol to see anything assuming it is ASCII based. This may help diagnose the issue.

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Hans replied to the topic '10Micron Mount Modelling' in the forum. 6 months ago

> so does the Ekos mount model feature now build a 10micron model or not ?

Not afaik.

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Hans replied to the topic '10Micron Mount Modelling' in the forum. 6 months ago


I still propose you use MW4 for that.

Oh ? Maybe I can help there. For model building a good signal to noise ratio can be easily reached with strong binning, like 3x or 4x. And downscaling the image as well, I've tried up to 6x downscale and found 4x donwscale works well for my setups (F/12 and an F/5.4 systems). With this exposures of about 4 seconds suffice.

This confuses me. Do you think something got removed from MW4 or from Ekos ?

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PR is ready for testing ;
github.com/indilib/indi/pull/1609 # Add and apply Meade Protocol spec definitions
- Swap :Sh and :So
- Fix :Sd, setCommandXYZ, :SC, :SG, :Sz, :SM, :SN, :SO, :SP, :ST

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