Sophia created a new topic ' Opening Remote Serial Shutter Failed' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi, I'm having a bit it trouble getting my USB-Serial shutter release cable to work in ekos. I am running astroberry and using a fuji x-t1 as my imaging camera. I've run into a myriad of problems getting the fuji to work, but it seems to finally be working except for this one issue. When attempting to take exposures in bulb mode, the serial shutter release will often not work, either spitting out an error that the serial port could not be opened, or that opening/closing the serial shutter failed. The strange thing is that occasionally these errors will go away and I can get imaging going, but I'm having trouble pinpointing what exactly is the issue and how to solve it. Usually what I end up doing is repeatedly allowing an exposure to start, then when it fails/aborts I will restart it again. Occasionally I will try rebooting the pi 4 and camera, or relaunching kstars/ekos as well. Eventually somehow the issue gets fixed and just starts working, but I have no clue as to why or how. This is frustrating as it can take up to an hour or more to get things working, and sometimes not at all. I can reliably take exposures using the fuji predefined exposure times (max 30s) but would like to shoot longer subs, hence the cable. Can anybody help me figure out how to fix this issue permanently?

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