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  1. Thanks for the new tutorial. It looks very good as does the new release overall. A suggestion would be to add that with thermally controlled cameras, the darks should be taken at same temperature as lights, and dark flats at same temperature as flats, to get the proper noise correction. Just a suggestion as I know how much effort goes into writing code, documenting and making tutorials.
  2. Were you slewing in RA with a Goto or were you pressing down the East (or West) button on the Ekos mount control?
  3. Thanks, that's the kind of feedback I'm looking for. I'll change the port numbers and do a bit of testing on the edge cases e.g. what happens if you change a label. Should the port switch off, stay in its current state or what? I'm inclined to switch off as the safest route but that could be annoying if you make a mistake. I'll also see if I can force the "None" option to be always off. INDI is not so good at disabling controls so it would be a soft restriction. And to keep on topic: With this driver we should have a highly functional power control system for ASIAir users that have outgr
  4. That's one of the issues I was alluding to with the nightly builds. There is a change in the INDI library which introduces defineProperty for use by all drivers. But the new library is currently only available in the nightly build. So when you try to build it fails unless you install libindi-dev from the nightly. Even then it depends which OS you are running. Last time I looked, it had not yet propogated to Ubuntu 20.10 or 21.04. It should all be sorted with the next INDI release.
  5. Still worth highlighting the risk. I think it's still worth highlighting the risk about the nightly builds. You should remove the nightly PPA as soon as you install the driver if you don't want to be exposed. Or wait till the driver is in the stable build to be completely safe.
  6. I thought there were already INDI drivers for the Moonlite and Lakeside focusers. As a side note, the pigpio library that the driver is based on http://abyz.me.uk/rpi/pigpio/ gives the option to use the GPIO pins on the RPi to drive a stepper motor (via suitable circuitry equivalent to the Arduino shield).
  7. If you are game to install from the nightly build then: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mutlaqja/indinightly sudo apt-get update sudo apt install indi-asi-power A new release of KStars and INDI is imminent so be careful as the nightly build is on a different version to the stable build and might mess things up for you I'm about to push a set of minor fixes to the driver. Hopefully this allows the package to enable the systemd service and also adds some small enhancements. These will take a day or two to make it into the nightly build. To remove the nightly ppa sudo add-apt-rep
  8. All INDI drivers have a control panel. This one is very specifically configued to manage the GPIO pins used by the ASIAir Pro but could be easily adapted for other pins and other uses. I don't actually own an ASIAir so initial testing was done on a RPi3 with LEDs connected to the GPIO pins and then by owners of the ASIAir. Be aware that when you install another OS that you cannot use the ASIAir app. You need to use Ekos or any other INDI compliant program. So as mentioned above, when you want to use the ASiAir app then boot from the ASI SD card. If you want to control a wider range of equ
  9. No. The idea is that if you want to install an alternative OS you can still control the power ports. It can also be used on a normal RPi if you want to DIY power ports and control them.
  10. Install PHD2LogViewer. https://openphdguiding.org/phd2-log-viewer/ And read up on how to analyze the logs: https://openphdguiding.org/tutorial-analyzing-phd2-guiding-results/ And study the troubleshooting guide: https://openphdguiding.org/manual/?section=Trouble_shooting.htm If all else fails: https://openphdguiding.org/getting-help/
  11. Maybe someone told them the licence requirements of the various open source components they use
  12. I've just written a new INDI driver that is now in the nightly builds: indi-asi-power lets people who want to convert their ASIAir to a full blown INDI but control the power ports. Still in beta while it is being tested.
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