freiform replied to the topic 'Astrohat - An open hardware RPi Hat for astronomy equipment' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

ppapadeas wrote: No need for such complexity! AstroHAT directly powers the RPi4 appropriately and with the right protections in place.


Of course, but I'd first have to build one and I am not the biggest fan of SMD soldering. ;)

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freiform replied to the topic 'Astrohat - An open hardware RPi Hat for astronomy equipment' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

That is a great project! I am considering building a hat with at least 4 12V outputs for my gear. I though that would be something that's available commercially, but apparently not.

jnowat wrote: Perhaps the biggest spec for me on this board is the 12V input to the hat- it powers the Pi, correct? Heck. YES. Much needed. Who has time for 5V when you're mobile? Too much struggle, imo.


That could be easily solved with a 12V USB hub. That's what I use to have a single 12V line as the only cable running up the mount.

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freiform replied to the topic 'Using the new Raspberry HQ cam?' in the forum. 3 months ago

lboc wrote: I got it working using the indi_v4l2_ccd but not at that resolution. For instance 1024x768 works.


Yes, at lower resolutions I got it working as well. It's brand new, we'll see what happens! Very exiting device nontheless!

CS
Sven

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freiform replied to the topic 'Using the new Raspberry HQ cam?' in the forum. 3 months ago

It all behaves a bit strange and not everything is reproducible. After fiddling around a bit, I couldn't expose at all. It would just sit there never finishing the exposure. I purged teh configuration and reconnected and the driver came up with a different resolution, but I could capture with that. I then set the camera's resolution in the driver (4056x3040) and tried to capture, which forced the server to shut down. I attached a log.

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freiform created a new topic ' Using the new Raspberry HQ cam?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi,

I am trying to use the new Raspberry Pi HQ Cam. I can access it using the V4l2 INDI driver, but I cannot set it beyond 640 x 480 pixels, the server just shuts down when I try an exposure. Also, pixel size (1.55) doesn't get saved but defaults back to 5.6.

Any ideas how to use this camera properly with INDI?

CS
Sven

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freiform created a new topic ' FireCapture on SM OS' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi,

I want to use FireCapture for Planetary/Lunar imaging on StellarMate OS. It runs, but slows the whole system to a crawl. After an action I have to wait a couple of seconds before the GUI becomes responsve again (whole System, not just FC). With AstroBerry, this works fine.

Has anyone tried that and can report?

Thanks
Sven

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freiform replied to the topic 'Adding Live Stacking to Astroberry Server?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Avocette wrote: could this be added to Astroberry?


Have you tried installing it by hand?

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freiform replied to the topic '[not quite solved] Backlash and focusers' in the forum. 4 months ago

To add to the monologue:
getting the value using

FocusBacklashN[0].value
and applying it is working.

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freiform replied to the topic '[not quite solved] Backlash and focusers' in the forum. 4 months ago

One question remains; do I have to implement the actual compensation myself? I.e. get the value entered in the focus module or the device configuration and add it to the steps to move by hand (if the movement direction is reversed)?

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freiform replied to the topic '[solved] Backlash and focusers' in the forum. 4 months ago

I am an idiot. I was trying to build against an ancient version of indi. Sorry for bothering you. ;)

Sven

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freiform created a new topic ' Backlash and focusers' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi,

when using [1] to drive my motorfocuser, the backlash field in EKOS' focuser tab is greyed out. I had a look at the focus_simulator which uses FOCUSER_HAS_BACKLASH and two methods SetFocuserBacklash() SetFocuserBacklashEnabled(). Since with the simulator the field is no longer greyed out, I tried implementing it; it won't compile.
FOCUSER_HAS_BACKLASH and FOCUSER_CAN_REVERSE are not declared anywhere, and don't show up in the documentation [2] anymore. FACUSER_CAN_REVERSE at least used to work. Has this been removed? Also, FocusMAxPosN isn't declared anymore, although it shows up in the docs. Any ideas?

Sven

[1] github.com/astrojuergen/indi-microstepper
[2] www.indilib.org/api/classINDI_1_1FocuserInterface.html

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freiform replied to the topic 'Solving not working with Solve and Slew' in the forum. 5 months ago

Fair enough, but both scope and camera are set correctly.

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freiform replied to the topic 'Solving no working with Solve and Slew' in the forum. 5 months ago

EKOS writes the focal length of my guidescope into the FITS header of my lights. Is that is used by astap to determine teh FOV, no wonder it cannot find anything. I am just about done with EKOS. Everytime I touch it another bug pops up.

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freiform created a new topic ' Solving no working with Solve and Slew' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi,
when using Slove and Slew, ASTAP times out and cannot solve an image, even if I am within a few arcsecs of the target. When I use the Align module to capture and solve, it works like a charm. I am using SM OS 1.5.1. Any ideas?

Sven

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freiform replied to the topic 'Stellarmate app update?' in the forum. 7 months ago

Please use the ticket system on the StellarMate's official site as that is the official support channel. Jasem is very responsive and helpful.

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