Hi, I have two questions:
1. I have coded the Moonlite protocol to command a focuser by Arduino. Having two telescopes in parallel, I am wondering if it is feasible to control two focusers with one Arduino board..
2.: I have in ekos two different configurations: for example APO and OTA with a focuser each. I have one Arduino board. If the cable were connect properly to one focuser, I am wondering if the indilib driver asks to Arduino the initial configuration of the focuser position. In such case, Arduino could return back, for example, the focuser position in case of APO or OTA configuration. If yes, how does indilib query the Arduino initially? It is cleat that I have to change the Arduino driver to store the different APO or OTA focuser position.
Than you.

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sergio replied to the topic 'Polar alignment and park position' in the forum. 1 year ago

Thank you for the clarification. Regarding the weight down I read this need in the tutorial. Your help is very very useful to avoid the mentioned workflow. I have to check the version.....

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sergio created a new topic ' Polar alignment and park position' in the forum. 1 year ago

The polar alignment tool starts the procedure with the weight down (this is the default/home park potion) . My telescope park position is with the weight in the horizontal position. Now the question is if I un-park the telescope and point the pole star (the weight are not down), can I start the polar alignment tool or is a "must" start with the weight down?
 

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sergio created a new topic ' Astroberry and ASTAP' in the forum. 1 year ago

On PI4 I have installed Astroberry last year and I have upgraded/updated the environment systematically, but the ASTAP version is always the old one( Version ß0.9.300 dated 2019-11-17). How can I update this software safely?

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In the filter setting I can lock the focusing filter, while what I am expecting is that the filter chances. I have read a post describing the same behavioir with the align and capture module. So if you parafocal filter the scheduler works well otherwise I can set the offset in the filter configuration panel wrt a filter set as primary. In such case the offset value should be known exactly. 

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I set up Astroberry in Rip4 with the last Kstar version. My problem is that the filter setting in the Focus and CCD module is not the same configuration during the scheduler operations. This is my procedure:
1. I create the sequence file containing two different acquisitions with the H-alpha and OIII filter respectively. I save this file. The focus tab is set to Red filter.  I turn off Ekos. I turn on Ekos.
2. I create the plan with the previous acquisition sequence file.
3. I run the Scheduler.  When it starts the focusing module the filer position is set in Red position (it is the old one before turning off Ekos) instead of the expected H-alpha. The focusing ends and the CCD acquisition starts with the H-alplha filter according to the sequence file content. You can understand the acquisition in H-alpha is unfocused.
I am expecting the scheduler should set the Focus Module filter in H-alpha like for the CCD tab too. Do I forget a flag somewhere or it is a bug?

 

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sergio replied to the topic 'FITS Viewer and star ADU' in the forum. 2 years ago

I apologise for this mistake. The ADU value appears. The AR-Dec info are missing when I load the image from disk, but this is another matter ( it should be plate solved)

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sergio replied to the topic 'Astroberry PHD2 Lodestar' in the forum. 2 years ago

I have solved!!! The problem is a camera power damage. Now SX repaired the Lodestar

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sergio created a new topic ' FITS Viewer and star ADU' in the forum. 2 years ago

Once the image is captured I would like to measure the star ADU to set the CCD exposure time. This is needed to avoid saturated star for the exoplanet measurements. In fact when the image is displayed in the FITS Viewer, I can read the X,Y coordinates of mouse pointer and other info in the bottom bar, but it is missing the pixel values. How Can I extract this star value ?
Thanks

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sergio replied to the topic 'Astroberry PHD2 Lodestar' in the forum. 2 years ago

I have set in Profile Editor - Kstar the guider as "SX CCD" with the telescope simulator. Then I press the button "Start" and I have the indi_sx_ccd server running in the terminal (ps -ef | grep indi)
astrobe+ 1202 1 0 16:02 ? 00:00:02 /usr/bin/python3 /var/www/indiwebmanager/main.py -v -l /var/log/astroberry/indiwebmanager.log
nobody 1209 1 0 16:02 ? 00:00:08 /usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/indi-mqtt.py
astrobe+ 2163 2138 0 17:44 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/indiserver -v -p 7624 -m 300 -r 0 -f /tmp/indififoebadb653
astrobe+ 2164 2163 1 17:44 ? 00:00:00 indi_simulator_telescope
astrobe+ 2166 2163 0 17:44 ? 00:00:00 indi_sx_ccd
astrobe+ 2172 2114 0 17:44 pts/4 00:00:00 grep --color=auto indi

Then I open the PHD2, in the Camera label I set "Indi Camera" and press "Connect". In the new panel "Indi Camera selection" the combo box driver is empty (I think that in this combo I should find Lodestar or SX, etc...

I don't know if this is a setting problem, but the prompt command returns the message:
astroberry@astroberry:~/PHD2 $ sx_ccd_test
sx_ccd_test version 1.13

sxList() -> 0

I think that the sxList should not be empty.

In the terminal, the command lsusb returns and I don't think a usb cable problem:

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1278:0920 Starlight Xpress

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sergio replied to the topic 'Astroberry PHD2 Lodestar' in the forum. 2 years ago

I am newbie about the Astroberry... what does °Have you loaded the SX Lodestar into your Astroberry profile° mean? I have just configured EKOS and PHD2.....

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sergio created a new topic ' Astroberry PHD2 Lodestar' in the forum. 2 years ago

I have installed the Astroberry in Pi4 and I have updated the software packages. When I connect the PHD2 (ver 2.6.9dev2) to the Lodestar, PHD2 returns the message "No SX cameras found".
lsusb command is:
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1278:0920 Starlight Xpress

Furthermore :
astroberry@astroberry:~/PHD2 $ sx_ccd_test
sx_ccd_test version 1.13

sxList() -> 0

Is the SX driver missing? Can you help me, please?

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sergio created a new topic ' Launch phd2 from scheduler' in the forum. 3 years ago

I know phd2 can start manually in ekos but I am wondering if there is a method to launch phd2 by the scheduler. I love the ekos scheduler but with phd2 the scheduler automation is not fully automized because the guide will not start if I am not in front of the ekos graphic interface. Do I miss something? Thank you

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sergio replied to the topic 'Focuser Arduino and Motorshield' in the forum. 3 years ago

Starting from my Arduino Uno and Motor Shield Rev3 ( store.arduino.cc/arduino-motor-shield-rev3 ) I have decided that it is better to upload into Arduino the existing and available software github.com/TallFurryMan/moonduino . that include the library AccelStepper ( www.airspayce.com/mikem/arduino/AccelStepper/ ) . The question is: will my hardware work with this library without damages considering that all projects I see in the web have a different HW configuration? Are these setting right ?

#define PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR1 2 //PWM A
#define PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR2 3 //PWM B
#define PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR3 4 //direction A
#define PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR4 5 // direction B

AccelStepper stepper(AccelStepper::FULL4WIRE, PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR1, PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR2, PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR3, PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR4, false);

Thanks

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sergio replied to the topic 'Arduino focuser and setting' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hi, I have soled. The problem was in the code because I hadn't implemented the first serial command at the switching on.

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