Greg Beaton created a new topic ' Kstars/Ekos/INDI to EQASCOM to HEQ5?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Would someone please explain the steps to setup Ekos to EQASCOM to HEQ5. I have all the driver and everything connects but the mount tab does not show up on the ekos control window and the solver tab is greyed out everywhere.

My understanding is that ekos is talking to INDI sever, which is talking to ASCOM, which is talking to EQASCOM, which is talking to the mount. With EQASCOM tools I can see that I am connected and have control of the mount. But something is missing.

Up to now, the only help I can find is old and says to install a VM on windows. This should not be necessary anymore but how is it done?

Thanks

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Greg Beaton created a new topic ' 2.7.10 release for Mac?' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi, I still don't see the latest release for the Mac . I've been checking this link: edu.kde.org/kstars/

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Solver fails consistently' in the forum. 1 month ago

looks like the build isn't ready for the Mac yet. :(

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Gphoto command structure, vs. the new Pentax pslr updates.' in the forum. 1 month ago

I've tried porting pslr.c to the Mac but gave up because I didn't have the Pentax API.

Tested gphoto2 with the K5-II on a Mac but it seems the driver may be working but not recognizing the K5 so give an error, unsupported camera.

I just don't have the skills but I'll cheer you on and hope you can get Pentax support on gphoto2 working.

I know that the iAstrohub developers have Pentax support working on a linux OS. You might want to contact them for help.

Good luck!

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Solver fails consistently' in the forum. 1 month ago

knro wrote: The problem is now resolved in KStars GIT.


Great news!

I eagerly await the next release - thanks!

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Dark frames suddenly missing' in the forum. 1 month ago

theres also a rather narrow valid temperature range. I set mine to 5 deg (max available)

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Dark frames suddenly missing' in the forum. 1 month ago

I just discovered this setting last night... Ekos/options/Ekos/Dark Library/Dark Validity - default is 30 days.

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Use of PENTAX K-5 with KStars and EKOS' in the forum. 1 month ago

Yup, thats what I did. I tried to post the homebrew log but too many links. So the logs above are after updating libgphoto2 with homebrew.

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'KStars 2.7.9 is released!' in the forum. 1 month ago

Question! Has the polar align solver been updated from 2.7.8? It was always timing out

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Use of PENTAX K-5 with KStars and EKOS' in the forum. 1 month ago

I only know how to install libgphoto2 with homebrew so I doubt your PPA was installed. How do I target it with Home-brew?

This is the kstars log - same before and after unmounting the camera:

2017-07-08T12:19:25: Can not open camera: Power OK? If camera is auto-mounted as external disk storage, please unmount it and disable auto-mount.
2017-07-08T12:19:25: Camera open error (-105): Unknown model

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'KStars 2.7.9 is released!' in the forum. 1 month ago

Yup, seems to be working now. Thank you!

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'KStars 2.7.9 is released!' in the forum. 2 months ago

crashes immediately on the MacOS sierra 10.12.5, Indi CCD sim driver, Indi EQMOD driver both crashed. Failed to connect to local port. a brief message looked like it was asking to allow incoming traffic so I turned off the firewall and it still failed as above. Going back to 2.7.8.

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Use of PENTAX K-5 with KStars and EKOS' in the forum. 2 months ago

Actually I tried libgphoto2 about a month or so ago and it would not work on the mac.

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Use of PENTAX K-5 with KStars and EKOS' in the forum. 2 months ago

The guys who developed iAstroHub support Pentax on the Raspberry Pi 3, running linux and INDI. Is there any way it can be ported to Kstars? Pentax is a great camera for AP. Can you guys on Kstars work with the iAstroHub guys on this?

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Greg Beaton created a new topic ' Aborting guiding causes loss of control of mount' in the forum. 2 months ago

Guiding was aborted due to loss of star - clouds. Then I couldn't slew the mount - the main tab showed the mount to be slewing but it appeared stopped. I manually re-started guiding and stopped. Then the mount showed to be in idle and I was able to slew and track again.

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'internal guider not working.' in the forum. 2 months ago

The calibration didn't work again and I found that the mount was not tracking. With tracking on, the calibration worked and guiding worked.

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