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Old 09-08-2014, 09:30 AM
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Program your canon imaging

I always wanted to do this, wow this guy has done it...

Using the processing.org software.

Now it may possible to build your own camera and telescope control functions and not rely on commercial programs

http://forum.processing.org/two/disc...in-for-windows
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:26 AM
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That's very cool, I love Processing, thanks for posting!

But there's probably easier ways to do this if you want to automate your Canon DSLR, like use gPhoto2 or the scripting on Magic Lantern.
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:42 AM
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thanks hugh,

just to expand on the concept.
I use processing to talk to the dmk(10degree FOV), and now the canon(1degree fov on 80mm refector).
So a combined guiding and imaging solution. The images can be passed to astrotorllia for position data. I can also talk to the meade serial interface. But need to talk to an EQ mount without ascom?

So, a custom solution similar to the proprietary meade starlock?
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Sounds like a good project!
I don't know too much about it but perhaps you can use the INDI library instead of ASCOM?
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Check out kstars/ekos/indi under Linux. It should do what you need. I'm using it with an SBig camera, but it has a gphoto2 driver as well. Hooks in to astrotortilla, etc.
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Check out kstars/ekos/indi under Linux. It should do what you need. I'm using it with an SBig camera, but it has a gphoto2 driver as well. Hooks in to astrotortilla, etc.
Yes , took a quick look, thats what I am looking for. I'll try it out.

But I kinda want to make it myself ...for the fun of it

kind regards, Alan.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:46 AM
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You could do that, or help build on top on software like this - there's always more stuff that can be added (device support, extra features, etc) so you get a multiplication effect instead of a sort of "reinventing the wheel".
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Exactly what problem are you trying to solve? It's not hard to control a Canon DSLR using some of the existing and cheaply or freely available software or hardware even down to a simple remote. This seems to be adding in a layer of software control that isn't really needed. Is it an integration issue, and your seeking to produce what we used to call JCL (Job Control Language) to enable a stream of code to control all aspect of imaging?.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:06 PM
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Gidday Glen,

Not a programming jcl.
But using Processing.org to control multiple imagers,
- Allsky imager with cloud and mover detection.
- Wide FOV, either DMK or Cannon
- narrow field imager , while atatched to scope
- a simple position control using astrotorilla

Not up to fine guiding like phd, but with a good telescope alignment,
a step imager, with reposition between taking a frame. Any image drift can be corrected via software.

And a longer project is 3x dmk51 with 25mm lens to make a 45degree meridian transit camera for, things like satellites. With the new edskdk wrapper for processing, I could use a few cannons instead of DMK?

just a lot of fun of be had, not enough time.....
Kind regards, Alan.
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