Stephen created a new topic ' Capture & Solve -> Slew to Target...' in the forum. 5 hours 48 minutes ago

Good news is that RPI3 is doing good with the imaging capture. I hope someone can help me some more. I have a couple of other posts related to this align/slew-to-target, and I am trying again to see if someone can help me understand how to improve the Slew to target.

The symptom is the Slew to target cannot work without some sort of manual intervention for me: nudging to get close enough framing for multiple night imaging sessions.

Slew to target can get my CGEM within 2'. If it works 3-4 more times it can get near 1'. After this, the accuracy is never to 30" save 2 three times in past six months.

It is not clear if I am expecting too much of the CGEM DX, if there is something I can do to improve the CGEM DX, or if there is something to do in process that can make this work better.

GOAL: use scheduler to pick target and let the RPI3 control the equipment for session on 1 or 2 targets, and also reslew close enough to the target after meridian flip. Then repeat on another night to collect more images

QUESTION: when at the sub minute level is there a way to have ekos nudge the mount instead of slewing again? It is this nudging I end up doing manually. If Ekos could nudge the mount, plate solve, and determine how much more to nudge, then this could be perfect.

Background:
- I am imaging with my C11 at f/10, so 2800mm focal length (perhaps slew to target is asking too much of CGEM?)
- The good: image capture is beautifully easy, focuser just works, control via skysafari great.
- The okay: does plate solve okay, it is not as fast as a more powerful PC.
- I need help: slew to target and time/date sync (for another day)

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Radek Kaczorek thanked Stephen in topic Re:Astroberry Server 8 hours 46 minutes ago
Stephen thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic Just getting started and need a little help 22 hours 15 minutes ago
Stephen replied to the topic 'Re:Astroberry Server' in the forum. yesterday

Kaczorek wrote: Listing available wireless networks has been fixed. Please run astroberry-update to refresh your system. Any comments welcomed


Yay! I do not know what changed. The astroberry server connected to the hotspot and saved the imaging session.

I got to travel to a dark sight without Ian/wan.

Turning the hotspot on the astroberry connected, and all iOS and Mac were connecting.


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Stephen replied to the topic 'Re:ZWO ASI Driver Crash. Help! About to travel with it.' in the forum. 3 days ago

Perhaps if you manually start INDI server as root it will connect. Although I no longer need to do this, this did help me in the past with the ASI224, and ASIEFW.


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Stephen replied to the topic 'Re:Astroberry Server' in the forum. 3 days ago

I can confirm the black screen that happens with VNC. I have used the same solution when it happens: sudo reboot via ssh.

Sometimes it can take 1-2 reboots.


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Stephen replied to the topic 'Re:Remote astrometry solver' in the forum. 4 days ago

Forgot link: indilib.org/support/tutorials/159-indi-on-multiple-devices.html

I tried to get this working. Does chaining need to happen out side of EKos and Indi-webmanager?

Please confirm I have the correct tutorial. I should be back to testing this next week.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server' in the forum. 5 days ago

I wish to confirm whether this setup should work before I dig much further.

I have a wireless hotspot - HOOTOO travelmate - that I can connect via wifi on my mac, and the hotspot is connected to my home lan. This works as I write this note :)

I would like the astroberry server to connect to this same hotspot so that I can reach it. The intent is that the astroberry server will automatically connect to this hotspot.

sudo wlanconf was used to add the hotspot and password to astroberry.

This does not seem to work. The only way, unless I am using Ethernet, to connect to the Astroberry is to use its AP. When I use the access point, I cannot via ifconfig find any connect to the hotspot.

Any ideas?

Thank you

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Stephen thanked Radek Kaczorek in topic Astroberry Server 6 days ago
Stephen replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server' in the forum. 6 days ago

Perfect! Thank you, I could not find it.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server' in the forum. 6 days ago

Hi Kaczorek, I hope all is well.

When using wlanconf, how do I update/change the password on the RPI3 for my home lan? When I try to do this it errors saying it is already added.

Thank you

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Moonlight focuser and rotator - anyone using with RPI3' in the forum. 6 days ago

In case others ask... the Night/LiteCrawler non-ASCOM windows application can be used to set the HOME position for the focuser.

In my case I can use this to prevent the LiteCrawler from going in all the way where the guider would hit. To reset the HOME command would have to be done after the guider is removed. It is for only 2mm... very cool how precise things are.

I hope this helps someone else.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Re:Remote astrometry solver' in the forum. 6 days ago

Interesting - is this the correct tutorial to follow?

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Re:Remote astrometry solver' in the forum. 6 days ago

Will this allow me to point my RPI3 Ekos setup to my Mac on same LAN running Ekos or the CloudMakers INDI server?

I attempt to do this can could not find where on the Astromtery/ASI1600 INDI pages, or the Align module, to point to the IP address of my Mac.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Some time on my RPI3 even with fields defined, it takes too long to solve.


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Stephen replied to the topic 'Re:Trouble Connecting ZWO/ASI EFW Wheel' in the forum. 6 days ago

I got to do a quick indoor test of the ASI224 and my other setup using the RPI3. Even though it is cloudy again, the rain is needed so no complaints.

Good news! The ASI224mm-cooled connect as USER.

This is recent for me as I tried to use it beginning of July and still needed to change the server to run as root.

Thank you for the great update!!



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Stephen thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic Slightly OT: Tapatalk 7 days ago
Stephen replied to the topic 'Re:INDI QHY driver and QHY5III174' in the forum. 7 days ago

Okay. My ASI174 is working fine. It was the smaller diameter of the QHY on my OAG that interested me.

I will pass for now and wait to see if things change.

The ASI works. I was just hoping to get more travel in the focuser.

Thank you


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Stephen replied to the topic 'INDI Web Manager launches multiple asi camera drivers' in the forum. 1 week ago

Congrats.

It is really nice to run as USER now. The new INDI-web is working on the RPI3 tonight for me.

Cheers!

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Stephen created a new topic ' INDI QHY driver and QHY5III174' in the forum. 1 week ago

Has anyone tested the QHY5III174 with Ekos on RPI3 using Ubuntu-mate?

I may need to switch to this camera for guiding and such, and need to ensure it will work.

Please let me know.

Thank you

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