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Astroberry and Celestron Nexstar. Does it work?

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That was an easy fix! Glad it is working for you!

KStars can be used to GoTo and track an object. But before starting the tracking, it would be good to slew to a minimum of two targets in different parts of the sky and do a plate solve. It would align the mount model to the sky. You can get information on Indi websites or youtube about how to plate-solve. 
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8 months 1 week ago #78174

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So I got my telescope outside just to test things, but I am having a lot of issues platesolving. I keep getting the following message about checking sufficient stars and FOV. For some reason with 5 second long pictures I am getting pretty bad streaking and I never had that issue before. That is causing issues with focusing it seems. I was hoping to at least figure this out tonight, but it looks like I have more homework.

My set up is a 6se with a hyperstar on it and a 224mc camera.
Celestron Nexstar 6se (az only)
ZWO ASI 533MC pro
Hyperstar
Pi running astroberry
8 months 1 week ago #78192

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I would check location and time/timezone settings in KStars/EKOS. I have set it to update Time/Locations of the mount from KStars. 
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I will give that a look. Have you ever had issues with astroberry not automatically connecting to your WiFi? I have set the priorities but for some reason anytime I restart the pi I have to connect to the astroberry hotspot and then click join hidden network and then I can select the network profile I built.
Celestron Nexstar 6se (az only)
ZWO ASI 533MC pro
Hyperstar
Pi running astroberry
8 months 1 week ago #78205

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It automatically connects to the home wifi for me. 
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Thats strange that its losing the wifi info. I am guessing you have followed the steps recommended in astroberry.io site? www.astroberry.io/docs/index.php?title=A...erver#Installation_2

Celestron Astromaster 130 on HEQ5 Pro mount, ZWO ASI224mc, 30mm guidescope with ASI120mm mini. All managed using Kstars/Ekos on RPi with Astroberry build.
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Last edit: 8 months 6 days ago by AstroMuni.
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Yeah I am not sure. I put in the information for my home network and I changed the priorities based on what I read online. The odd thing is that my network doesn't show up in the network list, but if I go to "Connect to Hidden Network" I can select my network profile from the drop down list and everything connects just fine. I have set my priorities both ways trying to figure it out.

Additional questions:
1. Tonight I worked on my profile for location and FOV and such. I picked the city closest to me which is within 10-15 miles. I was going to manually type in my coordinates but it wouldn't let me. Should this be good?  (Nevermind I found out where I can put in my actual coordinates)

2. I have heard it is better to run Kstar and such on your desktop and connect through VNC. I got VNC working and was able to connect, but I was still unclear on the order of what I need to do. Do I need to open anything on the astroberry? Do I just open kstars on my personal computer? I tried to setup kstars on my personal computer and it said everything was connected, but when I tried to manually slew the mount nothing happened.

I think that is all for now until I get some clear skies to test again.
Celestron Nexstar 6se (az only)
ZWO ASI 533MC pro
Hyperstar
Pi running astroberry
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8 months 6 days ago #78234

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1. City closest to your location should work fine. That is what I did.
2. Once the connections are successful in KStars running on Pi, and Pi is connected to home network, I run KStars on my windows PC. Create a profile, select remote INDI Web Manager, scan for INDI server. It automatically detects INDI running on Pi. Select Devices in the profile and connect. It works fine for me. Make sure your location/time settings are configured on Windows KStars as well. 
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I think that is all for now until I get some clear skies to test again.
@John you dont need to wait for clear skies. Just use the simulators instead of actual devices and try it. You can even try out the platesolving!
 

Celestron Astromaster 130 on HEQ5 Pro mount, ZWO ASI224mc, 30mm guidescope with ASI120mm mini. All managed using Kstars/Ekos on RPi with Astroberry build.
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I will have to figure how to use the simulator. I have clear skies tonight so I am hoping to can accomplish something.

At one point ekos says my mount is t aligned. Do I need to preform alignment on my mount from the handset first before doing platesolving?

Still haven’t figured out the WiFi issue but it isn’t a showstopper. It is just an extra step.

When I plate solve do I have to pick a target in kstars or can I just point it anywhere in the sky and it will see what stars are there and figure it out?
Celestron Nexstar 6se (az only)
ZWO ASI 533MC pro
Hyperstar
Pi running astroberry
8 months 4 days ago #78294

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Yes, a rough alignment on a planet can be used as a starting point. I hibernate my NexStar mount, maybe that's why I didn't have to do it again. Sorry about the confusion... 
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So you mean at the actual telescope I need to do a quick align? Like using the hand control and on screen alignment there? Then after that connect to the pi and ekos/kstars?
Celestron Nexstar 6se (az only)
ZWO ASI 533MC pro
Hyperstar
Pi running astroberry
8 months 4 days ago #78297

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