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Ted,

With the addition of Optical Trains, I don't know anymore if it is required to configure scope properties in INDI. They can be found in your mount's INDI panel in the Options tab. A quick test might verify whether that takes care of things?

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Kunal Chandra replied to the topic 'Unable to plate solve' in the forum. 14 minutes ago

Thanks mate. Indeed all indexes are installed
I found a solution . If I untickin the tab scale and position the option use position Ra ekos becomes a blind solver . Now it shows the ra and dec of pictue after click.

The only thing is I have to operate all this from vnc interface.

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Sven replied to the topic 'Omegon vetec 571 (touptek) settings?' in the forum. 49 minutes ago

Hi Daniel,

you find the discription of the settings here:

www.indilib.org/ccds/toupcam-cameras.html

The Threshold is a kind of switch. If your gain is below you habe LCG and if it is above you have HCG.
In very simple words LCG means more fullwell but higher noise and HCG less fullwell and lesser noise.

The ration is 3.05

Offset has to be put to avoid clipping. You can take a Bias frame with your settings and the min value of the image has be above 0.
Usally the offset it is in ballpark of 200 to 300.

Hope that helps.

Best Regards
Sven

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wotalota created a new topic ' Image storage failing' in the forum. 1 hour 43 minutes ago

Running ubuntu 22.04 KStars 3.6.3 and indi 2.0.0. Having failures saving images.Seems like the problem that comes and goes from time to time.

Whether or not related, do not have control of the directory to use for saving images. KStars/Ekos and the drivers are running on the Odroid but the same issue is happening on a x86-64 system.

In Ekos specify to save the image locally and specify "/astro/collect"
On the indi camera panel specify client "/astro/collect". These local/remote settings do not seem to effect the problem.
I save and reload the indi setting and it is stable.

In the indi panel when it starts taking an image it changes the directory specification to use backward slash "\astro\collect\Light\LPR".
It fails to save the images and has in the past created a directory named "~\astro\collect\Light\LPR" in the home directory, at times placing files in that directory. Usully it just fails without the directory being created.

I don't know where the back slash specification is coming from the .indi directory after failure looks normal:

<newSwitchVector device='ZWO CCD ASI294MM Pro' name='UPLOAD_MODE'>
<oneSwitch name='UPLOAD_CLIENT'>
Off
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='UPLOAD_LOCAL'>
On
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='UPLOAD_BOTH'>
Off
</oneSwitch>
</newSwitchVector>
<newTextVector device='ZWO CCD ASI294MM Pro' name='UPLOAD_SETTINGS'>
<oneText name='UPLOAD_DIR'>
/astro/collect
</oneText>
<oneText name='UPLOAD_PREFIX'>
Light_LPR_10_secs_XXX
</oneText>
</newTextVector>

The log file indicates the correct expected directory is being used.
"/astro/collect/Light/LPR/Light_LPR"
With "~\astro\collect\Light\LPR" being set as the directory to use
and two systems showing the same problem. Can that blacklash specification be located and avoided. There was some combination of things that started working yesterday but not finding it again today.

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  1. Start KStars, Ekos and your profile.
  2. Then switch to the alignment tab and click on the "Options..." button in the right lower corner, which opens the alignment options
  3. Switch to the "Index Files" section. Here you can check which files are installed and install those that are missing

Here is a screenshot:


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A newly selected Nightly Build for Ubuntu only seems to be downloading Ver 3.6.4 Beta, but the daily downloaded upgrade files appear to be for 6:3.6.3 How do I return to the ver 3.6.3 nightly build? Or has that nightly version finished.
Previously I had a stable version of ver 3.6.3 on a Kubuntu partition, and the nightly build of Ver 3.6.3 on an Ubuntu Partition of a triple boot PC, but now I have 2 beta versions, both ver 3.6.4 Beta
I do know how to go back to a stable version.

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It's OK for me.

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Thanks Jasem ! If i am correct....i have to create 2 trains,one for captur images (the primary) and one for guiding (secondary).
i use for guiding an OAG with ASI 290 (with the same telescope)
So my primary train is the primary (as the image below) and the guiding train is the seconde image (secondary)



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How to check that in stellar mate

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Have you checked whether the astrometry files are present? It might be that the files for the corresponding lens are missing.

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Simon replied to the topic 'INDI LibCamera Driver' in the forum. 3 hours 47 minutes ago

After updating to latest INDI 2.0.0 and KStars 3.6.3 and Stellarmate 1.7.5.

I get this after starting EKOS from KStars:

[2023-02-04T21:48:11.322 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Starting INDI Driver "indi_libcamera_ccd"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.387 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: startup: /usr/bin/indiserver -v -p 7624 -m 1024 -r 0 -f /tmp/indififoc938e0fd"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.387 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: listening to port 7624 on fd 5"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.387 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: Local server: listening on local domain at: @/tmp/indiserver"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.388 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: FIFO: start indi_simulator_telescope -n \"Telescope Simulator\""
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.389 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: With name: Telescope Simulator"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.390 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: FIFO: Starting driver indi_simulator_telescope"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.393 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: Driver indi_simulator_telescope: pid=1722 rfd=9 wfd=9 efd=10"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.395 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: Driver indi_simulator_telescope: HaAxis: TrackRate 1, trackingRateDegSec 15.041067 arcsec"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.395 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: Driver indi_simulator_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.396 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: Driver indi_simulator_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.TIME_UTC"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.398 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: Driver indi_simulator_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_PARK"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.399 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: Driver indi_simulator_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_SHUTTER"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.400 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: FIFO: start indi_libcamera_ccd -n \"LibCamera\""
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.402 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: With name: LibCamera"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.402 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: FIFO: Starting driver indi_libcamera_ccd"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.403 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: Driver indi_libcamera_ccd: pid=1723 rfd=11 wfd=11 efd=12"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.403 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: Driver indi_libcamera_ccd: indi_libcamera_ccd: error while loading shared libraries: libindidriver.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.403 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: Driver indi_libcamera_ccd: stderr EOF"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.403 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: Driver indi_libcamera_ccd: read: Connection reset by peer"
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.403 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  "2023-02-04T20:48:11: Driver indi_libcamera_ccd: Terminated after #0 restarts."
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.404 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI Server:  ""
[2023-02-04T21:48:11.405 CET CRIT ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI driver  "indi_libcamera_ccd"  crashed!
cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)"
NAME="Debian GNU/Linux"
VERSION_ID="11"
VERSION="11 (bullseye)"
VERSION_CODENAME=bullseye
ID=debian
HOME_URL="https://www.debian.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://www.debian.org/support"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.debian.org/"

uname -a
Linux stellarmate 5.15.84-v8+ #1613 SMP PREEMPT Thu Jan 5 12:03:08 GMT 2023 aarch64 GNU/Linux

apt list --installed | grep libcamera

WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.

indi-libcamera/unknown,now 1.0-stable~202211300958 arm64 [installed]
libcamera-apps/unknown,now 1.0-stable~202211161401 arm64 [installed]
libcamera-tools/unknown,now 1.0-stable~202211161314 arm64 [installed]
libcamera0/unknown,now 1.0-stable~202211161314 arm64 [installed,automatic]
python3-libcamera/unknown,now 1.0-stable~202211161314 arm64 [installed,automatic]


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Please find the attached error ekos gives. This I've obtained using the vnc interface of stellarmate. Also the image captured . This image was solved on nova astrometry. All attached

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Hi,
I have the same error as Rafael and Derek when launching Kstars...
Any idea of what happens ?
Thanks
Pierre-Yves

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Dear Jasem,
Thanks for trying. Unfortunately, it doesn't work. All it does is give crazy values if I try to rotate, It doesn't even move.
Once I found out how to do it, it was easier to change the actual driver and compile it myself but unfortunately, also this doesn't work since I am mostly running on astroberries which doesn't give me the option because if I compile the drivers it breaks the eqmod driver.
Again, thank you for trying but it makes more sense to revert to the original driver.
Best,
Michael

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I'm observing a handful of mag 19 or 20 asteroids. I would like to have them available loaded in Kstars, but in order to do so I have to set the download limit to mag 20 and Kstars becomes very slow.

Is it possible to add only selected asteroids? Happy to do so manually by updating asteroids.dat myself with a python script or something. So that I can keep the download limit to 12 and just add the asteroids I'm interested in.

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Sorry, but no luck, se attached picture.

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