Max Dobres replied to the topic 'Re:Mount stops tracking during long capture sequence' in the forum. 2 days ago

any view on this extra log? I looked at it and I'm not sure that I switched on enough options. Please let me know if it needs to be more helpful.
Mount currently away being tuned so cannot repeat for a while.

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Max Dobres replied to the topic 'Re:Mount stops tracking during long capture sequence' in the forum. 6 days ago

Sorry, try this one

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Max Dobres replied to the topic 'Re:Mount stops tracking during long capture sequence' in the forum. 6 days ago

I think the equmod driver crashed because the mount was not switched on after I started Indi.

I re-started Indi at least once after that. My main imaging sequence was from around 18:40 to about 22:30 when I was attempting to get 2 hours worth of 30 sec exposures (not 60 as stated before) with all the spoiled frames I ended up collecting about 270 exposures.
During this time I had to pause and re-start several times. The gap was not entirely consistent, but around 40 exposures. None of this affected the exposure sequence No other constraints were set. No guiding.

You say that once the eqmod driver crashes, it doesn't output debug logs anymore. If I try and repeat this exercise, will re-starting indi re-start logs, or do I need to re-boot the Pi?

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Max Dobres created a new topic ' Mount stops tracking during long capture sequence' in the forum. 7 days ago

Hi,
I set up a job to take 240 x 60 secs exposures with my ZWO ASI178MC, with a 3 sec pause between each. Although I was testing guiding at the start of the session, all of this sequence was unguided.
After around 40- 50 exposures mount tracking switched off with no intervention. This happened several times. I was monitoring progress via VNC, .so I could see the lights suddenly had long star trails and tracking was "off".The job kept running.
Each time I re-started by pausing the exposure job; switching tracking on again, using "align-load and slew" against an earlier exposure and then re-staring the exposure job. On one occasion I completely shut down Indi and restarted, but the problem persisted. Eventually I got all my exposures but I had to constantly monitor the job and re ready to re-start.
My mount is an EQ5_pro controlled by EQMod.
Logs attached
I am running Kstars V3 build 2018-10-13T19:26:36Z

Any idea what is happening.
Thanks
Max

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Max Dobres thanked Stephane in topic Astrometry 3 weeks ago
Max Dobres replied to the topic 'Astrometry' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Ok so used Core ftp to transfer to temp folder in Home directory then moved.
Other approaches sounded like an occasional Linux user like me could do a lot of accidental damage.

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Max Dobres thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic Astrometry 3 weeks ago
Max Dobres replied to the topic 'Astrometry' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Clarification: Using core FTP to transfer files from Windows PC to Ekos (Stellarmate) running on Raspberry Pi

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Max Dobres created a new topic ' Astrometry' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi,
I want to transfer Astrometry index files from my PC to /usr/share/astrometry but I need to be logged in as Root to do this. What is the root password please.
Max

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Max Dobres replied to the topic '[SOLVED] Cannot take Flats with ZWO camera' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

So based on your previous instructions Will:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding

Get me the most recent build?

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Max Dobres replied to the topic '[SOLVED] Cannot take Flats with ZWO camera' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Ok changed to 16 bit (Didn't know the setting was there)

Now works if I start with low starting exposure: .001 secs, builds up to target , but if I start with 1 sec exposure it bounces off to 2000 seconds after getting ADU = 65479 several times.
But this works great now I know where to start.
Thanks.

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Max Dobres replied to the topic '[SOLVED] Cannot take Flats with ZWO camera' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Still not quite working: (Logs attached, seems to be 3 of them)
OK so updated as instructed and Kstars is showing as version 3 Build: 2018-10-13T19:26:36Z
Attached my ASI 178MC and set calibration as ADU = 5000, Tolerance = 300 as in video.
Ran with initial exposure of 1 second count of 5. Using an LCD light frame as the target
It started iterating and seemed to get stuck with a max ADU of 255 eventually suggesting a 2000 exposure. (Reading from the bottom up on this list)

2018-10-15T18:02:38 Capturing 1.000-second image...
2018-10-15T18:02:27 CCD capture aborted
2018-10-15T18:02:21 Capturing 2,000.000-second image...
2018-10-15T18:02:21 Current ADU is 255 Next exposure is 2,000.000 seconds.
2018-10-15T17:59:06 Capturing 193.192-second image...
2018-10-15T17:59:06 Current ADU is 255 Next exposure is 193.192 seconds.
2018-10-15T17:59:02 Capturing 1.953-second image...
2018-10-15T17:59:02 Current ADU is 255 Next exposure is 1.953 seconds.
2018-10-15T17:58:58 Capturing 1.562-second image...
2018-10-15T17:58:58 Current ADU is 255 Next exposure is 1.562 seconds.
2018-10-15T17:58:55 Capturing 1.250-second image...
2018-10-15T17:58:55 Current ADU is 255 Next exposure is 1.250 seconds.
2018-10-15T17:58:52 Capturing 1.000-second image...
2018-10-15T17:58:52 Job requires 1.000-second images, has 0/5 frames captured and will be processed.

Tried a few more variations of starting point, same result.

Inspection by trial and error suggested a real exposure of somewhere in the region of .001 required, certainly less than 1 second.
Tried again with initial exposure very short. Same thing, iterates and eventually hits ADU 255 ceiling.

Tried setting ADU to 150 (ie less than 255) with tolerance 10 and it completed test iterations and captured Flats (Obviously wrongly exposed)

Regards
Max

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Max Dobres replied to the topic 'Cannot take Flats with ZWO camera' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Ok, video followed same steps I did. I will try with latest version.
I installed Stellarmate for RPI3+, what is the best way of updating to latest version of KSTARS?
Software updater ran a few days ago did not update it.

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Max Dobres created a new topic ' Cannot take Flats with ZWO camera' in the forum. 1 month ago

Still learning. Current challenge how to take flats.
Each time I try to get EKOS to calculate an exposure using an ADU target, nothing happens.
Logs attached, but this is what I do.
• ZWO 168MC attached, at 16bit calculate target ADU as 45% of 2**16 gives 2950
• Using manually set outside light source (White piece of board), with mount parked.
• From EKOS Kstars, go to Camera tab and select Flat
• From Configuration options set Manual Flat Source and Flat Duration, ADU=2950, Tolerance = 300
• Exposure set to 1 second (I assume it will ignore this), count=5
• All Limit settings unchecked
• Add to sequence queue
• Start sequence
• Messages:
• “2018-10-13T15:35:19 Capturing 1-second image...
• 2018-10-13T15:35:19 Job requires 1-second images, has 0/5 frames captured and will be processed.”
• And image shows in FTS viewer, job status is idle.
• At this stage I expect it will go away and calculate the exposure for the ADU, but nothing happens. I wait 5 mins. No file is captured in Pictures/Flat folder.

Hit remove Job Button from Queue and EKOS crashes.
Log suggests something missing, not sure what
Max

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Max Dobres replied to the topic 'Update failure :"Package system is broken"' in the forum. 1 month ago

Ok, that worked, thanks.

Ran both commands which completed successfully and just to check ran software updater which now says I am up to date.

Regards
Max

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