Dear all,

I am playing with the indi focuser simulator, which is absolutely awesome because the camera simulator also simulates the defocus/blurring accordingly :)
At some point, I'd like to implement the solution that runs with the simulator in real life. Unfortunately, I realized that, on the contrary of the simulator, getting /setting absolute position on off-the-shelf focuser is usually impossible due to the absence of encoder on commercial solution.
Even a low resolution encoder would be fine, or even a homing sensor with the hability to set home position (much like on the common 3d printers) would be nice to control a remote telescope, but it looks like there is no such solution currently available.

Please tell me if there are solutions available to get to know the absolute position of the focuser

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Thibault replied to the topic 'Documentation for Weather SImulator / OpenWeatherMap properties' in the forum. 2 months ago

@Jaseem , from the same source code, I see, that in case of connection problem, a "return IPS_ALERT;" is issued within the updateWeather() method.
From a client perspective, that is actively polling from time to time on the OpenWeatherMap driver, requesting for specific (cloud/rain) values, how do I check if such an alert was issued ? Because currently, even in the case of an alert, the rain/cloud/... values stays the same as before the problem.


Thank you a lot for your help.

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Thibault replied to the topic 'Documentation for Weather SImulator / OpenWeatherMap properties' in the forum. 2 months ago

Ok thank you a lot for your answer ! That is a first step, I know that this is an arbitrary value, and that I can decide otherwise based on individual values for other parameters (like cloud cover, rain, etc...).
I will check the source code in order to try to understand how one check if the driver is indeed connected to the service or not.

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Thibault created a new topic ' Documentation for Weather SImulator / OpenWeatherMap properties' in the forum. 2 months ago

Dear all,

I am using Indi for a little while now in order to develop a fully automated observatory system (not relying on ekos though). And was recently pleased to discover the OpenWeatherMap driver, as well as the simulator.
Unfortunately, as I was looking for basic documentation for common properties, I realized that there was none on this page: indilib.org/develop/developer-manual/101...dard-properties.html

hence I was not really able to understand all the values there:


Status code is sometimes 0, 800, 802, what are acceptable value I could use to check if the service is working correctly ? Are those actual http codes ?
Also, my main goal would be to detect when OpenWeatherMap is not responding, or my network is down, is the Weather number the right place to look ?
I checked, and its value is sometimes 0, 1 or maybe 2 (I am not sure)
What is the actual meaning of this property ?

Thank you very much in advance for your help

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Thibault replied to the topic 'MQTT publisher for INDI' in the forum. 2 months ago

Absolutely amazing job !
I was looking for something like this for quite a while !

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I am about to get my hands back on my autofocus project with this pololu module. I was wondering if the driver had the following capabilities:
- homing command with the additional homing sensor
-Ability to keep track of the last position in step after a system shutdown.

Than you in advance for your help

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Cool! I am also about to give it a second chance after a few month of manual focusing.

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Thibault created a new topic ' New mount Number tag for mount balancing' in the forum. 4 months ago

Dear all,

First of all, thank you a lot for all the work done with indi. This tool really amaze me everyday, and makes so many new things possible for amateur astronomer !
I am now coming with a new requirement I hope will be considered in the future, at least for the mount simulator.

Let me explain, many german equatorial mounts provide a solution to assess the balance of the mount, Losmandy, 10microns, probably plenty of other brands.
I am particularly interested in the Losmandy driver and the simulator, because it is the one I own, and I would like to be able to programmatically retrieve the "balancing" values you can see on the hand controller there:
www.gemini-2.com/hc/En-balance.php


Having this feature also available in the simulator, and every other mount that provides this type of value, would be really awesome!

Thank you in advance for your help

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Thibault replied to the topic 'Indi Losmandy driver: impossible to get proper park status' in the forum. 7 months ago

Thank you again for your help @wvreeven here is what I tried:

Experiment 1
-Connect the scope, park. The park button is highlighted. Then I press the Disconnect button. Then I press the COnnect button again: The park status is still there

Experiment 2
-Connect the scope, park. The park button is highlighted. Then I press the Disconnect button, Then I stop the indiserver. Then I relaunch the indi server, and relaunch kstars indi client: The park status is still there.

Experiment 3:
-Same as the above, I make sure the mount is parked in indi. Then I disconnect and stop the indi server. Then I power down the losmandy mount. Then I power up the losmandy mount and relaunch the indi server. The Unpark button is highlighted (Which is a problem in my opinion). The HC show the following

I guess this is just the expected behaviour for a losmandy mount, I will probably ask the question to losmandy community

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