Well isn't this convenient. I just ordered an AVX and I have access to a CPC (with an aux port). I guess I know what I'm doing tomorrow... Building an aux cable.

Sorry I can't be more helpful right now

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Yeah, that's what I meant. I knew it was fast... something

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At least on ZWO cameras, you can set fast download in the INDI control panel which does exactly that: causes the next exposure to be started and downloads the frame in the background. I've noticed that this causes some weird behavior in the analyzer though - only the first frame after a dither shows up on the graphs.

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I'll get right on that... next week :angry:

But seriously, thanks for the fix.

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Yep, I just saw this too. Under aborted job management I have Immediate retry selected, and errors rescheduled after 30s... which clearly didn't happen.

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2022-11-03T22:09:35 NGC2244 Rosette Nebula 11/05 00:10 --> 03:41 job completion
2022-11-03T22:09:34 Scheduler started.
2022-11-03T22:09:34 Scheduler is awake.
2022-11-03T21:34:59 Job 'NGC2244 Rosette Nebula' has not been processed upon scheduler stop, marking aborted.
2022-11-03T21:34:59 Job 'M33 Triangulum LPro' has not been processed upon scheduler stop, marking aborted.
2022-11-03T21:34:59 Job 'M45 Pleiades LPro' has not been processed upon scheduler stop, marking aborted.
2022-11-03T21:34:59 Warning: job 'M31 Andromeda LPro' captureAndSolve request failed.
2022-11-03T21:34:59 Captured frame is 2.0 arcminutes away from target, re-aligning...
2022-11-03T20:15:40 Job 'M31 Andromeda LPro' capture is in progress...
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Chris Kuethe replied to the topic 'GPS date and time wrong' in the forum. 1 month ago



I have a couple of scripts to do stuff when starting and stopping an observing session. These scripts then call other scripts that do single things like checking the GPS, turning the camera cooler on or off, making the filter selection dialog shut up, parking or unparking the mount, ... In short: what do you do every time you're observing? What make you say "why do I have to do this every time? why can't the computer do it for me?" ... and then you put that in a script.

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Chris Kuethe replied to the topic 'GPS date and time wrong' in the forum. 1 month ago

I wrote this little script that runs as part of my observatory start. It just checks that my position is reasonable, and runs that systemctl command if not. It would be easy to extend the check to restart gpsd if the reported date is too old while the gps thinks it has a fix.

#!/usr/bin/env python3

import subprocess
from json import loads
from time import sleep


def get_gps_data():
    cmd = ['gpspipe', '-w', '-n', '8']
    cmd_out = subprocess.run(cmd, text=True, capture_output=True).stdout
    rv = {}
    for x in cmd_out.splitlines():
        d = loads(x)
        k = d.pop('class', None)
        rv[k] = d

    return rv

def check_gps_confusion():
    gps = get_gps_data()

    #print(gps['TPV'])
    #print(gps['SKY'])

    have_fix = (gps['TPV']['mode'] in [2, 3] and gps['TPV']['status'] in [1,2,3,4])
    is_zero = (gps['TPV']['lat'] == 0.0 and  gps['TPV']['lon'] == 0.0 and gps['TPV']['altHAE'] == 0.0)
    have_sats = gps['SKY']['uSat'] > 5

    return have_sats and have_fix and is_zero

def main():

    if check_gps_confusion():
        print("Restarting GPSD")
        subprocess.run(['sudo', 'systemctl', 'restart','gpsd'])
        sleep(5)
        if check_gps_confusion():
            print("ERROR: GPSD did not reset")
        else:
            print("GPS OK")
    else:
        print("GPS OK")


if __name__ == '__main__':
    main()


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Chris Kuethe replied to the topic 'GPS date and time wrong' in the forum. 1 month ago

What kind of GPS? I have a VK-172 (Ublox-7) on my stellarmate which sometimes gets confused. In my case the time is correct but the position is way off even though it reports a 3D fix, and is tracking 8+ PRNs at >30 SNR. Restarting gpsd clears up that confusion... then I start up INDI.

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