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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Import masters in Dark library?' in the forum. 43 minutes ago

Well, manually you can add the master dark to ~/.local/share/kstars/darks and then edit ~/.local/share/kstars/userdb.sqlite in an SQL Editor to add a new record to the darklibrary table.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Ekos tries to offset focus when no focuser defined in profile' in the forum. 46 minutes ago

Thanks for the report. It's fixed in GIT. Please test.

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Jim thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic EkosLive Guide 1 hour 12 minutes ago
Sergio created a new topic ' Ekos tries to offset focus when no focuser defined in profile' in the forum. 1 hour 43 minutes ago

Hi everyone. I have two profiles in Ekos:

- telescope #1 with focuser (imager, guider, etc)
- telescope #2 without focuser

For the first profile, I've defined filter offsets for convenience. But when I use the second profile, if I change filters in capture module and start an exposure, Ekos seems to try to apply the offset configuration. As no focuser is available, Ekos keeps waiting ("Changing focus offset by n steps" message) and the exposure is not started. At that point I have to cancel the exposure and try again, this second time Ekos doesn't see a filter change so the exposure is initiated as expected.

Thanks

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Alex Varakin replied to the topic 'Setting up astro software under Manjaro (or Arch) Linux' in the forum. 1 hour 53 minutes ago

Some of them are in the main repo like KStars but rest are in AUR.

Alex

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Robert created a new topic ' Hitechastro DC 2 focuser controller' in the forum. 2 hours 4 minutes ago

Hi,

I was wondering whether anybody else owns a HitechAstro DC focuscontroller 2. Did anybody manage to make this controller work with the existing driver indi_hitecastrodc_focus?
Jasem has been looking into it but couldn't fix it.

Thanks,

Robert

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Sergio created a new topic ' Import masters in Dark library?' in the forum. 2 hours 38 minutes ago

Hi everyone. Is there any way (or trick) to import my master darks into the Dark Library? E.g., my guider camera doesn't have a shutter and I find uncomfortable to manually have to cover the guidescope every once in a while (sometimes in the middle of a guiding session, when temperature change exceeds the threshold, I guess).

Thanks!

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gehelem thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic EkosLive Guide 2 hours 42 minutes ago
steve replied to the topic 'Phd2 guide after meridian foip' in the forum. 3 hours 36 minutes ago

knro wrote: I think Robert could look into this, but he'd probably need logs.


OK, thanks.
Here are the logs.
TIA

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Setting up astro software under Manjaro (or Arch) Linux' in the forum. 4 hours 16 minutes ago

Ok I added it!

indilib.org/download/arch.html

Let me know if you want to make further changes to this!

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Phd2 guide after meridian foip' in the forum. 4 hours 47 minutes ago

I think Robert could look into this, but he'd probably need logs.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Setting up astro software under Manjaro (or Arch) Linux' in the forum. 4 hours 48 minutes ago

Excellent! So are those packages available in AUR or something? We can add Arch & Derivatives section to the download section of the site if we get more info.

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Jasem Mutlaq created a new topic ' EkosLive Guide' in the forum. 5 hours 4 minutes ago

The following are the instructions for users of EkosLive Beta on how to get started. You need KStars Bleeding package from PPA nightly repository for this to work! You need to be enrolled in the beta program to use this, so have your StellarMate username & password ready.

1. Connect to EkosLive from KStars



2. Go to EkosLive Website and sign in



3. If Ekos is not online (i.e. you didn't start any profiles yet). Click on the burger menu to bring out Profiles & Settings.



4. Start your desired profile



5. Congrats, now you're online!



The Cloud icon indicates whether you're connect to the EkosLive cloud service or not. The computer icon indicates whether you Ekos is online or not. By default, Cloud Storage and Sounds are disabled. To enable then, go to Settings and turn them on.

No data is saved in the beta program!

Warning! All settings and images on the cloud are going to be deleted after the program is over!

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'kstars frustrations' in the forum. 6 hours 44 minutes ago

I have likened it to using a telephoto to photograph a small object that you can;t even see, while sitting on a merry-go-round. In the dark, and usually alone.

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'remote solver | unable to solve' in the forum. 8 hours 24 minutes ago

When you start INDI from within the Ekos screen, another screen pops up informing you about the status of the connected devices. Go through the tabs there and set the configuration that you want/need. Don’t forget to save the changes which can be done in one of the tabs. Also note that you need to do this for each device separately.


Clear skies, Wouter

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Alex Varakin replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 8 hours 40 minutes ago

Khalid, Are you doing Astro Photography at night? If so, CCDCiel is a great match for CDC. It runs the camera, focuser, plate solving etc.

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Khalid replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 8 hours 56 minutes ago

I use CdC regularly. In my opinion it is the best free planetarium out there. Feature rich, written by an experienced astronomer for astronomers. Better than Stellarium (which only has the more realistic sky image going for it), and KStars (which has Ekos that is better than anything else). The Ephemeris alone is bar none.

But when I played around with INDI under CdC, it was, well, weird compared to the INDI experience under KStars.

So, I do my observation planning (on my desktop) in CdC, but the actual night out under the stars is with KStars (from a separate old laptop dedicated to astronomy).

If Ekos could run under CdC, then it would be a match made in heaven, but I don't see that happening any time soon. Different worlds.

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Alex Varakin replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 9 hours 2 minutes ago

Hey Khalid!
ccdciel is a lesser known software by Patrick Chevalley, who also wrote CdC. It is similar to Ekos and is intended for imaging. I run my setup under Linux using INDI, ccdiciel for image capturing and CdC as a planetarium. I tried using Ekos few times but had weird issues, on the other hand ccdciel is extremely stable for me.
Thank you for confirming that Ekos has a feature to sync the clock. I filed a feature request with ccdciel about having the same feature in ccdciel, but then I thought that maybe this feature shoudl be in the INDI driver so that all clients can get use of this feature.

Alex

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james_lan replied to the topic 'PECInterface' in the forum. 9 hours 8 minutes ago

I'd certainly patch EQmod if I did this. (Mind you I can't test it on Eqmod, or any of the others. Excluding software (I don't have a new enough autostar, or advanced enough nexstar)

I'm looking for anything I missed as well.

So far on breakdown of what can/should support these things:
PEC_PLAYBACK: Many/OnStep/Eqmod/Autostar II/LX200 GPS/NexStar
PEC_RECORD: OnStep/Eqmod/NexStar
PEC_MANIPULATION: OnStep/Eqmod/Autostar II/NexStar

(NexStar based on finding it in libnexstar, haven't checked INDI.)

There's also the software PEC, which seems like a good ideas as mentioned in that thread. Should that be done as an Ekos module? (I'm not necessarily volunteering to write it, but wanted to make sure that it could be handled by the same interface, so I probably need to add a playback from file.)

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