David Rankin replied to the topic 'Orion nautilus 7x1.25 filter wheel no indi drivers' in the forum. 3 days ago

Just an FYI. I have the Nautilus 4 position 2" filter. This worked perfectly first try using the Quantum drivers. Thanks for the thread!

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Craig thanked David Rankin in topic Plate Solving Issues 1 month ago

David Rankin replied to the topic 'Plate Solving Issues' in the forum. 1 month ago

Interestingly, using the simulators and "upload and solve" the images that were not solving night before last are now solving, sorta.

The positions are off, by over 1.5 arcmin in RA and DEC.

Attached is a screenshot showing the nova.astrometry.net solve, the All sky plate solver solve (astrometry.net) vs Kstars solve.

The pixel scale is also still off in Kstars.



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David Rankin replied to the topic 'Plate Solving Issues' in the forum. 1 month ago

I agree, the user should be able to just override these settings if they know the scale.

Krno:

I haven't had a chance to setup again. I'm trying to do a load & solve using the CCD simulator with the same setting as my DSLR. I'll see if I can get it to work.

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'Plate Solving Issues' in the forum. 1 month ago

The setting in Kstars are correct. Again, no idea what is causing it to constantly fail solves.

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'Plate Solving Issues' in the forum. 1 month ago

That all makes sense. Platesolve 2 is closed and windows based.

I'm not sure why I've had such a hard time getting it to work, especially when All Sky works great every time. I had these issues with the QHY163M as well. Any time I got anywhere close to the milky way, it would not solve.

I played with the settings for a few hours in Kstars / Ekos and couldn't get it to solve. If it's reading the image position and the position is way off, is there a way to just do a completely blind solve?

"The solver options in the KStars options box for the scale that you posted say 1.99 to 2.44." - I figured these were being calculated from the pixel size, focal length, ect?

"Based on your screenshot, I don't think that the astrometry.net solution is that far off from the other one you posted. " I wasn't able to even get Kstars to solve it.

Thanks for the help.

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David Rankin created a new topic ' Plate Solving Issues' in the forum. 1 month ago

This has really been an issue since I started using INDI. Getting the plate solving working reliably seems impossible at times.

It would be nice if there were more than one option, SGP supports Platesolve2 from planewave that smokes ansvr in every way. planewave.com/downloads/software/

Anyway, I've attached an image I can't get Ekos to solve. Yet, All Sky Plate Solver, which also uses astrometry.net, solves it in a few seconds no issues. I see a discrepancy between the two.





As you can see, the "calculated" image scale is way different in Kstars than it is after being solved in Allksy Solver. Unchecking "auto update" and setting it manually doesn't help. It reverts back to using the scale calculated in the software, which is way off.

1.19 to 2.4 is way above the actual values of 1.1.

I'd suggest at some point adding support for platesolve2, as it is just better in every way.

Any suggestions as to what may be causing this issue?

Using latest everything, Ekos, Kstars, Indi, Win10. Canon 6D.

Thanks!

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'Canon DSLR issues' in the forum. 1 month ago

Okay, figured that out too. The 6D has a Manual and a Bulb setting. I had to put it on Bulb.

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'Canon DSLR issues' in the forum. 1 month ago

Main issue was caused by Capture target set to SD. Now I can't get the exposure times to change.

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'Canon 6D captures, but only after failing 1st or 2nd capture' in the forum. 1 month ago

Now it does everything correct but update the shutter speed in the camera...

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'Canon DSLR issues' in the forum. 1 month ago

Seems to work with these settings:
DSLR settings
Force Bulb: OFF
Transfer: FITS
Capture Target: RAM
SD Image: Delete

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'Canon 6D captures, but only after failing 1st or 2nd capture' in the forum. 1 month ago

Ah, it's always the cable, and never the cable.

Having the exact same problems. These settings fixed it:

DSLR settings
Force Bulb: OFF
Transfer: FITS
Capture Target: RAM
SD Image: Delete

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David Rankin created a new topic ' Canon DSLR issues' in the forum. 1 month ago

Latest Kstars, Ekos, Indi

Using a canon 6D. When shooting, it is opening up the shutter for what seems like too long. It then throws this out.

2019-10-08T00:38:52: [INFO] Image saved to /home/rock64/temp/Light/Light_001.fits
2019-10-08T00:38:39: [INFO] Starting 1 seconds exposure.
2019-10-08T00:38:39: [ERROR] Exposure failed to save image... Unspecified error
2019-10-08T00:38:27: [INFO] Starting 1 seconds exposure.
2019-10-08T00:38:27: [INFO] Upload settings set to local only.

1. It wont upload to the client. Doesn't work.
2. It says the exposure failed, then uploads it to the local directory.
3. Mirror lockup is disabled and the time is set to 0.

Running Win10 as client.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'Scheduler still broken' in the forum. 9 months ago

Any chance to check this out?

As you can see in the log, the first job just runs over and over.

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'Scheduler still broken' in the forum. 9 months ago

Same issue. Where is the log file stored?

It just repeats the first job over and over.

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