Sebastien Corot replied to the topic 'New EKOS Observatory module' in the forum. 7 months ago

There is clearoutside.com that provides global weather forecast that could be embedded in web pages or apps.

Sebastien

Read More...

Sebastien Corot replied to the topic 'Re:Help a new user. Cannot make a local profile in windows' in the forum. 1 year ago

If you want to stick with Windows only solution you must to install the ASCOM drivers for the Orion Starshoot and the DSLR. Once instaled you should be able to expose them remotely to the EKOS client (weather it is localy or remotely).
Regarding the DLSR there is a recent ASCOM open source drivers here : www.cloudynights.com/topic/625568-ascomd...-camers-canon-nikon/ . For the starshoot the driver is availblable on the product page : www.telescope.com/Orion-StarShoot-AutoGuider/p/99565.uts

AFAIK, the EKOS local mode is not avaible on Windows, but using remote mode with 'localhost' or 127.0.0.1 as remote adress will do the same. Actually, on other platfom (at least on Linux) the so called "local mode" starts an Indiserver wich listens on 127.0.0.1.

Sebastien

Read More...

Sebastien Corot replied to the topic 'Saving camera temperature in config?' in the forum. 2 years ago

Instead of using a pemanent config to a file, I would suggest to just add a popup window asking the user what he wants to do when starting a capture job or starting the scheduler. This message window would, for example, remind that the CCD temperature is not set and ask what temperature the user wants.

Read More...

Sebastien Corot replied to the topic 'Problem with EQMod' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi All,

Did an update yesterday and now is the same issue for me :

2017-06-25T22:50:36.800 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Toggle Debug Level -- Serial Port "
2017-06-25T22:50:36.844 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Toggle Debug Level -- Serial Port "
2017-06-25T22:50:41.674 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "ProcessSwitchProperties - name(CONNECTION) "
2017-06-25T22:50:41.716 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "ProcessSwitchProperties - name(CONNECTION) "
2017-06-25T22:50:41.722 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Connecting to /dev/ttyUSB1 "
2017-06-25T22:50:41.725 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Port FD 20 "
2017-06-25T22:50:41.730 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Connection successful, attempting handshake... "
2017-06-25T22:50:41.733 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "dispatch_command: \":\", 2 bytes written "
2017-06-25T22:50:56.678 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Error:  -> tty read failed, check connection: Timeout error "
2017-06-25T22:50:56.723 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Handshake failed. "
2017-06-25T22:50:56.727 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Communication with /dev/ttyUSB1 @ 9600 failed. Starting Auto Search... "
2017-06-25T22:50:56.730 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Trying connection to /dev/ttyUSB0 @ 9600 ... "
2017-06-25T22:50:56.733 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Connecting to /dev/ttyUSB0 "
2017-06-25T22:50:56.737 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Port FD 21 "
2017-06-25T22:50:56.740 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Connection successful, attempting handshake... "
2017-06-25T22:50:56.743 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "dispatch_command: \":\", 2 bytes written "
2017-06-25T22:51:11.678 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Error:  -> tty read failed, check connection: Timeout error "
2017-06-25T22:51:11.725 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Handshake failed. "
2017-06-25T22:51:11.725 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Trying connection to /dev/ttyUSB1 @ 9600 ... "
2017-06-25T22:51:11.741 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Connecting to /dev/ttyUSB1 "
2017-06-25T22:51:11.741 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Port FD 22 "
2017-06-25T22:51:11.741 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Connection successful, attempting handshake... "
2017-06-25T22:51:11.741 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "dispatch_command: \":\", 2 bytes written "
2017-06-25T22:51:26.681 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Error:  -> tty read failed, check connection: Timeout error "
2017-06-25T22:51:26.727 - DEBG - EQMod Mount :  "Handshake failed. "
2017-06-25T22:51:26.727 - DEBG - Ekos:  EQMod Mount  is disconnected.
2017-06-25T22:51:26.727 - DEBG - Ekos:  "EQMod Mount is disconnected."

I am using a raspberrypi 2 with ubuntu mate 16.04.1. My EQ6 is connected with an FTDI serial to usb converter. below is the lsusb output.
Bus 001 Device 013: ID 0403:0000 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd H4SMK 7 Port Hub / Bricked Counterfeit FT232 Serial (UART) IC

Sebastien

Read More...

Sebastien Corot replied to the topic '(Fixed) EQMod device not working as expected' in the forum. 3 years ago

Thanks patdut,

I tried it with no success.
Then I did a very simple test, which consists in pluging my synscan hand controller onto the EQ6. The hand controller won't initialized anymore, so I think my problems are due to a hardware failure and my EQ6 pcb is dead. I have already ordrered a new one.

Sebastien

Read More...

Sebastien Corot replied to the topic '(Fixed) EQMod device not working as expected' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hi,

Same weird behavior for me. I have restarted imaging yesterday after several month break, and now I can't get my EQ6 mount to work as expected and make point to the desired target.
I get this behavior with the mount connected to a pi2 or a pi3. Same behavior with both kstars 2.7.8 on ubuntu and windows from the client side. On the server side, I get this weird behavior with both a rather old indi version (09/2016) and an updated one.

Sebastien

Read More...

Sebastien Corot replied to the topic 'Atik CCD' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hi,

Currently it seems that, on windows, the third party drivers, such as the Atik ones, do not appear in the devices list of the Kstars profile editor .
However you will be able to use your Atik with Kstars on windows if you start the INDI server throught the Web Manager before connecting the client. On Kstars, you _must_ then uncheck the "INDI Web Manager" box on the profile editor and leave blank the CCD fleld. Save the profile and then start Indi and connect. You will then see the Atik camera in the devices list and will be able to use it.

Sebastien

Read More...

Sebastien Corot replied to the topic 'Polemaster in KStars' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hi Jasem,

you may find several videos on youtube descripe the QHY Polemaster procedure. This one is particulary intersting:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=39eoflD1TNc

An advantage I see in such method is that it allows you to align the mount without the need to load it with the whole equipments. Indeed, mount like the EQ6 are _very_ difficult to adjust in ALT once loaded with the OTA and the counter wheights.

Sebastien

Read More...

Sebastien Corot replied to the topic 'Polemaster in KStars' in the forum. 3 years ago

I vote for this also.
Polermaster and similar polar alginment method been discussed 3 mounth ago in this topic : indilib.org/forum/general/1456-a-complet...for-polar-align.html

Sebastien

Read More...