Vlad replied to the topic 'guider calibration is moving the wrong axis' in the forum. 4 months ago

same setup calibrates correctly under Windows/Maxim DL. I reckon this is a software issue.

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Vlad created a new topic ' guider calibration is moving the wrong axis' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello community,

Strange calibration behavior. Using a qhy6 and eq6
When i calibrate via the st4 cable and port, once it's done moving West it says its returning (so moving East) but in fact it is moving South ! This happens with internal guiding in Ekos as well as PHD. So moving the RA axis East is actually moving the DEC axis South. This is not some mechanical slippage, it clearly moves the wrong axis on purpose.
Changed st4 to guiding via mount, and calibration is normal.
Eliminated the st4 cable as source; tried 2 and both work fine under Windows.

Any thoughts?

Vlad

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Vlad replied to the topic 'QHY9 Temperature control' in the forum. 4 months ago

I got help with this from QHY directly.
A Tech from their company remote connected to my Pi and compiled the driver and library using files of their own, and lo and behold, it now works.
Needless to say I am NOT installing any updates from the PPA for this package.

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Vlad replied to the topic 'Indi server update' in the forum. 6 months ago

I have tried as you suggested - no luck.
However, this is where it gets interesting:
So normally the camera shutter doesnt open, and the cooling doesn't work. Not even the fan starts.
So I connected the QHY9 in the Windows PC and started everything there, and then disconnected the camera and plugged it in my Raspberry. SO the fan was still on (although I left cooling off). And then suddenly in EKos, the shutter started working!
Cooling still didn't work but the camera took pictures and shutter worked.

So I'm thinking there is some problem either in indiserver or elsewhere that doesn't manage to initialize the camera. It detects it, can download images with the shutter closed, but cannot start the other processes.

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Vlad replied to the topic 'Indi server update' in the forum. 6 months ago

Ok but how do I connect client (Ekos) to driver directly as per INDI documentation?

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Vlad replied to the topic 'Indi server update' in the forum. 6 months ago

No, only the stable one.

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Vlad replied to the topic 'Indi server update' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi
I did a fresh installation of Kstars and indi over a fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04 on my Rasp Pi B+. I assume I have the latest indiserver, but how can I check that? of course my qhy9 still doesn't work.

I read on the INDI facts that I can connect a client directly to the driver without using the server. For example Ekos straight to the qhy driver. How could I do that? I would like to run some tests.

Thank you.

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Vlad replied to the topic 'Indi server update' in the forum. 6 months ago

Is there any chance of an update on this?

Cheers!

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Vlad created a new topic ' Indi server update' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hello
This refers to topic:
indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/4785-qhy9-s...sn-t-open.html#36348

I have been in touch with QHY. they have suggested (after remote connection to my RPI) that the issue is with the indi server version and that I should download the latest from GitHub and compile it .

Can someone tell me how I can check the version I have installed? And do I need to uninstall the previous version before installing the new one?
Also , where on GitHub can I find the latest version for RPI?

I assume I can't just sudo apt this entire operation.

Thank you!

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Vlad replied to the topic 'QHY9 shutter doesn't open' in the forum. 6 months ago

I'm not sure this is something they can look into. QHY developed the Windows driver and the camera works correctly with that.
Is QHY also responsible for the INDI driver?

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Vlad created a new topic ' QHY9 shutter doesn't open' in the forum. 6 months ago

I've been trying to get my setup going for 2 months. Almost had it two nights ago, everything except for ST4 guiding worked. Now, without any updates or changes, the shutter doesn't open and the cooling doesn't connect.

The camera takes images with the shutter closed as if they were darks (but I have selected Lights). Power on cooling shows an increase, but nothing actually happens on the camera. Temperature doesn't go down. Fan doesn't start.

Excluded faulty camera, I have tested in Windows , works fine.

Strangest thing is: this happens in all my PC. Desktop PC (amd64) and Raspberry Pi (armfh Ubuntu). It used to work with both!
I even did a clean installation of the OS, fresh Kstars and indilib installation - no use.
Normally I would have blamed the camera, but works fine in Windows.

I'm just about ready to give up on this and go back to Windows. It's just too unreliable.

Thanks for your efforts developers, I'll make sure to check every few months and see if the problems have been fixed

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Vlad replied to the topic 'QHY9 ccd not working properly ... again' in the forum. 6 months ago

Same problem (among other things).
I love the QHY9 though so I'm giving up on this platform

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Vlad replied to the topic 'QHY driver update' in the forum. 7 months ago

What I mean is, there is already a version of the driver which works under Ubuntu 18 desktop PC and I would need that driver to be released for Ubuntu 16 Raspberry.

I hope the developers can compile it.
I wonder though, none of the Stellarmate owners use a QHY with temperature control? Surely they must be having the same problem.

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Vlad replied to the topic 'QHY driver update' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hello developers,

Will there not be a driver 2.1~201901131630 for Raspberry Ubuntu Mate (16.04)? It's just not possible to control temperature with the current driver.

Thank you
Vlad

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