AirBourn replied to the topic 'INDI Website Upgrade' in the forum. 2 months ago

IMHO: That giant "INDI Library is Released" header that won't go away is really irritating and wastes a huge amount of screen real estate.



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AirBourn created a new topic ' Latest 3.6.8 Flat Bug? Hangs' in the forum. 3 months ago

Tried an imaging session last night with latest 3.6.8 Stable. All functions seemed to work fine - except for flat generation. The last three jobs in my sequence are flats on the three narrow-band filters. First one ran OK, but now every single attempt to generate a flat at all hangs KStars right after the "Turn light box light on..." The progress indicator in the lower right of the Capture Module says "Preparing..." I get the "force quit" dialog from Ubuntu after a short time. Curiously, the log warns about "Always Reset Sequence" enabled, but it is not enabled (screen shot). I have a FlipFlat and have the optical train set correctly (screen shot). If I remove the FlipFlat from the optical train config and close the cover and turn on the light manually, the sequence runs fine. Auto flat calibration and generation used to work great - was adding the cap and light to the optical train new for 3.6.8? Seems to be a significant issue there.

[2023-12-08T08:22:21.589 CST INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Warning: option \"Always Reset Sequence When Starting\" is enabled and resets the sequence counts."
[2023-12-08T08:22:21.590 CST INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Job requires 2.000-second Ha images, has 0/20 frames captured and will be processed."
[2023-12-08T08:22:21.592 CST INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Parking dust cap..."
[2023-12-08T08:22:21.593 CST INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Warning: temperature delta check is selected but autofocus process was not started."
[2023-12-08T08:22:22.767 CST INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Flip Flat :  "[INFO] Cover closed. "
[2023-12-08T08:22:22.767 CST INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Dust cap parked."
[2023-12-08T08:22:22.768 CST INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Light box on."
[2023-12-08T08:22:22.769 CST INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Turn light box light on..."




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AirBourn replied to the topic 'FlipFlat in Simulator?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Ah - OK. Didn't think about configuring the cap/light in the Optical Train. Makes sense. If I configure the Optical Train correctly and set the ADU target for the job, it works as expected. Thank you Wolfgang!



2023-12-07T10:42:28 Received image 2 out of 2.
2023-12-07T10:42:28 Download Time: 0.06 s, New Download Time Estimate: 0.05 s.
2023-12-07T10:42:28 Captured /home/parallels/Pictures/Test/Flat/Red/Test_Flat_Red_022.fits
2023-12-07T10:42:27 Capturing 0.092-second Red image...
2023-12-07T10:42:25 Received image 1 out of 2.
2023-12-07T10:42:25 Download Time: 0.06 s, New Download Time Estimate: 0.05 s.
2023-12-07T10:42:25 Captured /home/parallels/Pictures/Test/Flat/Red/Test_Flat_Red_021.fits
2023-12-07T10:42:25 Capturing 0.092-second Red image...
2023-12-07T10:42:23 Current ADU 24523 within target ADU tolerance range.
2023-12-07T10:42:23 Received image 0 out of 2.
2023-12-07T10:42:23 Captured /tmp/image.fits
2023-12-07T10:42:22 Capturing 0.092-second Red image...
2023-12-07T10:42:21 Current ADU is 39991 Next exposure is 0.091979 seconds.
2023-12-07T10:42:21 Received image 0 out of 2.
2023-12-07T10:42:21 Captured /tmp/image.fits
2023-12-07T10:42:19 Capturing 0.150-second Red image...
2023-12-07T10:42:17 Current ADU is 52909 Next exposure is 0.150000 seconds.
2023-12-07T10:42:17 Received image 0 out of 2.
2023-12-07T10:42:17 Captured /tmp/image.fits
2023-12-07T10:42:17 Capturing 0.200-second Red image...
2023-12-07T10:42:15 Current image is saturated (64999). Next exposure is 0.200000 seconds.
2023-12-07T10:42:15 Received image 0 out of 2.
2023-12-07T10:42:15 Captured /tmp/image.fits
2023-12-07T10:42:13 Capturing 2.000-second Red image...
2023-12-07T10:42:13 Filter set to Red.
2023-12-07T10:42:13 Turn light box light on...
2023-12-07T10:42:13 Light box on.
2023-12-07T10:42:13 Dust cap parked.
2023-12-07T10:42:10 Parking dust cap...
2023-12-07T10:42:10 Job requires 2.000-second Red images, has 0/2 frames captured and will be processed.


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AirBourn created a new topic ' FlipFlat in Simulator?' in the forum. 3 months ago

I'd like to do some debugging and testing with auto flat generation. I have a simulators profile up and running. I've tried a simulation of the FlipFlat as well as the "Light Panel Simulator" and can't seem to get the Capture Module "Calibration Options" dialog to recognize any light panel or cap simulation. Is there a way?



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I was seeing the same behavior with 3.6.7 Stable on Ubuntu. I was indeed using the %C parameter. Initially I thought it had to do with XISF versus FITS: indilib.org/forum/ekos/14088-fits-vs-xis...eduler-progress.html. Did the latest fix make it into 3.6.8 Stable, or do I need to pull latest?

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AirBourn replied to the topic 'Anyone Build KStars on Ubuntu?' in the forum. 3 months ago

You're absolutely right - my mistake. I meant to say VirtualBox, not Fusion. Do you compare Fusion to Parallels? I've owned both over the years, and am trying the latest Parallels now. Not sure UTM is going to cut it.

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AirBourn replied to the topic 'Anyone Build KStars on Ubuntu?' in the forum. 3 months ago

I've got it working on a VM in UTM - I have a newer M1 Mini, and VMWare doesn't have Fusion released on the Apple silicon yet. I've got QtCreator building the project and can debug fine. I keep running out of disk space in the VM (especially after installing the GSC for the simulators!), and can't figure out a good way to configure the VM for more yet.

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AirBourn replied to the topic 'KStars Dev Web Chat Channel?' in the forum. 3 months ago

I was able to create an account by using my gitlab credential to validate. But, my normal username was already taken - makes me believe I have a credential, but went stale somehow. I don't know. I think I found the web chat room, but no one there. Is there a schedule or just occasionally or how do you use Element/Matrix?

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AirBourn created a new topic ' KStars Dev Wed Chat Channel?' in the forum. 3 months ago

I notice a KStars Web Chat on the KStars official website and the "Important URLs and files" in the repo README.md file. The link points you to Element. When I try to read/join, it tells me that "Registration has been disabled on this homeserver". I've tried other ways to login or create an account at Element, but can't seem to find a way. I have several KDE credentials; Identity, mail, bugs, GitLab, and webchat, but none seems to work. Maybe my login (airbourn) is stale/old/disabled?

How do I participate in the KStars Dev webchat?



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I see Jasem has the v3.6.8 Stable committed and built. When should I expect to see 3.6.8 show up in an apt-get update?

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OK thanks. I did eventually notice that if I reloaded the schedule file and started over, it worked correctly.

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Scheduler is not seeing images in the capture directory.

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