John Hoogerdijk created a new topic ' Saving guide rate settings' in the forum. 6 days ago

I have an iOptron CEM60 and it appears that the default guide rate is 0.5. Each session I change it to my preference. When you save the driver config, the new guide rates on not saved. I've looked through the XML files and there is no value for the guide rate.

It would be nice if INDI would save the values when I've changed them so I don't need to do this each session.

Thanks,

jmh

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John Hoogerdijk replied to the topic 'QHY Driver: Testing required' in the forum. 7 days ago

I just updated to latest Kstars and INDI bits for QHY. With my QHY163m cooling is improved and stabilises within a couple of minutes. When I get some time, I'll try my older QHY9 as well. Also no issues recognising my QHY5L-II-M either.

jmh

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John Hoogerdijk replied to the topic 'Time remaining measures on EKOS Summary Panel' in the forum. 1 week ago

In my configuration, the client connects to the remote system in my obs and does not download anything to the client itself - the frames are downloaded from the camera to the local disk on the remote INDI server. At the end of a job, the time remaining often shows several hours which clearly not correct as the job as completed successfully. Could this be because the client is not downloading anything?

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John Hoogerdijk created a new topic ' Time remaining measures on EKOS Summary Panel' in the forum. 1 week ago

The times below the bottom three dials (time remaining on current exposure, number of exposures completed, and % of job completed) used to show how much time was remaining under each of these. There is still a time there, but I have no idea what it means. I think its a bug, but perhaps there is some significance I'm missing.

Regards,

jmh

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John Hoogerdijk replied to the topic 'QHY Driver: Testing required' in the forum. 2 months ago

I thought it might be interesting to try my QHY9S camera as I had problems with earlier driver versions. The behaviour is better in the sense that cools the camera more slowly, but there are still some instabilities that hang the camera. I attached logs - take a look and let me know what you think.

Regards,

jmh

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File Name: log2.zip
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John Hoogerdijk replied to the topic 'QHY Driver: Testing required' in the forum. 2 months ago

I had noticed the odd temperature changes too - I poked around in the INDI qhy driver code but I find it difficult to understand where temperature control is exercised (is it in QHYCCD::updateTemperature()?). The last time I did any serious coding was before object oriented became a thing... :-)

I wonder is there is temperature control within the QHY driver and potentially within the INDI driver too? That might explain the strange fluctuations.

Regards,

jmh

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John Hoogerdijk replied to the topic 'QHY Driver: Testing required' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi,

Just saw the the request to test QHY cooling. I updated all the indi bits and ran a test using my QHY163m - log attached.

Regards,

jmh

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File Name: log_2020-01-03.zip
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John Hoogerdijk replied to the topic 'QHY163m - USB settings' in the forum. 3 months ago

I'll run a few test. Right now the camera is attached to an x86-64 system. I'll see if that makes any difference, and then I'll test with RPi4 and a Rock64 SBC. Do you have any documentation on the USB Traffic or speed settings?

jmh

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John Hoogerdijk created a new topic ' QHY163m - USB settings' in the forum. 3 months ago

I noticed in the latest nightly update a new option under the main control tab for USB buffer. I've search manuals and googled for suggestions as to what these values are. Does anyone have any guidance for both USB Traffic and USB Buffer values -I like to know what they are and what the ranges are.

Thanks,

jmh

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John Hoogerdijk created a new topic ' kstars/ekos build fails on ekos/manager.cpp' in the forum. 5 months ago

Can't build from nightly kstars/ekos bits due to following error:

[ 13%] Building CXX object kstars/CMakeFiles/KStarsLib.dir/ekos/manager.cpp.o
In file included from /home/jmh/Devel/kstars/kstars/ekos/scheduler/scheduler.h:14:0,
from /home/jmh/Devel/kstars/kstars/ekos/manager.h:30,
from /home/jmh/Devel/kstars/kstars/ekos/manager.cpp:10:
/home/jmh/Devel/build-kstars/kstars/kstars/ui_scheduler.h: In member function ‘void Ui_Scheduler::setupUi(QWidget*)’:
/home/jmh/Devel/build-kstars/kstars/kstars/ui_scheduler.h:432:54: error: ‘PlaceholderText’ is not a member of ‘QPalette’
palette.setBrush(QPalette::Active, QPalette::PlaceholderText, brush1);
^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
/home/jmh/Devel/build-kstars/kstars/kstars/ui_scheduler.h:438:56: error: ‘PlaceholderText’ is not a member of ‘QPalette’
palette.setBrush(QPalette::Inactive, QPalette::PlaceholderText, brush2);
^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
/home/jmh/Devel/build-kstars/kstars/kstars/ui_scheduler.h:448:56: error: ‘PlaceholderText’ is not a member of ‘QPalette’
palette.setBrush(QPalette::Disabled, QPalette::PlaceholderText, brush5);
^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
kstars/CMakeFiles/KStarsLib.dir/build.make:1575: recipe for target 'kstars/CMakeFiles/KStarsLib.dir/ekos/manager.cpp.o' failed
make[2]: *** [kstars/CMakeFiles/KStarsLib.dir/ekos/manager.cpp.o] Error 1
CMakeFiles/Makefile2:432: recipe for target 'kstars/CMakeFiles/KStarsLib.dir/all' failed
make[1]: *** [kstars/CMakeFiles/KStarsLib.dir/all] Error 2
Makefile:140: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2

I also can't see a way to add the bug to github, so I'm doing it here.

Regards,

jmh

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Good to know! Thanks for pointing this out.

jmh

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Hi,

When using the preview function in the EKOS Camera tab, the FITS viewer displays a zero value for the first preview, and displays a non-zero value for subsequent previews. See attached images for illustration.

Regards,

jmh

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John Hoogerdijk created a new topic ' FITS Viewer does not show statistics' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi,

Just upgraded to the latest Kstar/EKOS bits and FITS Viewer does not show statistic when capturing a preview. If I leave the FITS Viewer window open, and grab another preview, then the statistics are displayed. The other options of Histogram and FITS Header seem to work fine. See attached images.

Regards,

jmh

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