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Offline NickK

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ATIK OSX TheSkyX Plugin (and intent todo a linux one!)
« on: 17:58:00, 07 January, 2015 »
So.. following on from my OS X Drivers... a completely new ATIK TheSkyX Plugin developed using a new portable driver.

The drivers support all ATIK cameras - old and new. So you could plug in your ART-285 , 16IC, 383L, 4000, 11000.. Titan .. or even your 414ex to an application that uses it. The youtube video shows the new portable driver and the all new TheSkyX plugin developed using them.
 
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I'm looking at an alpha release on friday.. with some dogfooding and within a month or so producing a Linux version of these ATIK drivers.

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Re: ATIK OSX TheSkyX Plugin (and intent todo a linux one!)
« Reply #1 on: 18:04:36, 07 January, 2015 »
Nick

I have been following progress on this on the Bisque Forum. Great stuff!

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Re: ATIK OSX TheSkyX Plugin (and intent todo a linux one!)
« Reply #2 on: 20:48:46, 09 January, 2015 »
I've released the plugin onto Software Bisque's  TheSkyX Professional Edition support forum and elsewhere.

I'm seeing a spinning beach ball on safari at the moment so it may be that their forum is blocking.. but it could be down to my GPU in this MBP that's dying (a design flaw in apple's design).

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Re: ATIK OSX TheSkyX Plugin (and intent todo a linux one!)
« Reply #3 on: 21:31:33, 10 January, 2015 »
So .. long list of bad things... but it works :D
* reinstalled the mount on the pier tonight - quick manual PA alignment by eye
* no guiding due to the EQ6 EQMOD not supported by theskyx.. hmm may have to look at that.
* the desiccant of the 383L needs changing.
* balance bad..

but - did I say .. it works :)
5 minute sub..

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Re: ATIK OSX TheSkyX Plugin (and intent todo a linux one!)
« Reply #4 on: 22:22:41, 10 January, 2015 »
Nick

SkyX happily controls and guides via EQMod. Cant remember off the top of my head what settings in SkyX to use, I'll look it up. You can even do TPoint to refine polar alignment and improves pointing. The only thing that plays up is issuing a Park command from SkyX.

That 383L BADLY needs the desiccant re-charging. You may find now a bit of a water mark on the sensor requiring a clean.

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LX200|ZS70|FSQ85|FLT110|Altair DF250RC|EQ6 Pro(Rowan Belt Mod)|ParamountMX
ATIK383L+/EFW2/OAG|Lodestar|Baader 36mm LRGBHaSIIOIII
Starlight Express SXVRH16/ONAG/FW|Lodestar X2|Baader 2" Filters
Starlight Express SXVRH814/ONAG/FW|LodestarX2|Baader 2" Filters
Lunt LS60PTBF1200|DMK41|Quark Chromo
Samyang 135mm f1.8

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Re: ATIK OSX TheSkyX Plugin (and intent todo a linux one!)
« Reply #5 on: 19:55:00, 11 January, 2015 »
That 383L BADLY needs the desiccant re-charging. You may find now a bit of a water mark on the sensor requiring a clean.

It seems ok at the moment, but my plan is to sort out recharging this week amongst a growing list if things :)


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Re: ATIK OSX TheSkyX Plugin (and intent todo a linux one!)
« Reply #6 on: 18:42:36, 15 January, 2015 »
New TheSkyX plugin available over at SB's TheSkyX Professional Edition support forums.
 
Changes:
* Corrected ATIK 414ex & 4120ex camera detection - these should now work (wrong USB ids) - sorry folks!
* TheSkyX performance should be vastly better due to new code to resolve locking contention with cameras and filter wheels.
* The Progress bar should now count down - note that the last 0.07 seconds may appear to pause as this is image download from the camera occurring. The X2 standard expects to have control over capture and download but that assumption is incorrect for all hardware :) Although I *may* be able to make an update on this - let me check further..
 
Weak point is the ATIK One embedded filter wheel - this is coded with code known to work but it needs a try.

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Re: ATIK OSX TheSkyX Plugin (and intent todo a linux one!)
« Reply #7 on: 10:00:22, 20 January, 2015 »
New R1.41 Alpha3 update available - it has an important setpoint update and a detection fix for ATIKOne camera filter wheels.

Also - ATIK 414EX arrived this morning and works first time:

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Re: ATIK OSX TheSkyX Plugin (and intent todo a linux one!)
« Reply #8 on: 22:08:01, 21 January, 2015 »
ATIK OSX TheSkyX Plugin R1.42 BETA Released :D Available over at the Software Bisque support forums etc..

There's a couple of bug fixes that you probably won't even notice, however there's also Multi-EFW2 support where you can select the specific EFW2 to use and the plugin no longer enables it's debug by default.

 

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