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Skysafari pro 5 with Ekos?

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Hi guys
I have Skysafari pro5 installed on my Amazon Fire tablet and I gather I can connect and control my scope with it via my laptop and Ekos anyone point me to a `How to` please ?. Running Kubuntu 17.04.
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Steve
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Replied by Stephen on topic Skysafari pro 5 with Ekos?

Perhaps this helps:

Ekos:
1. Add Skysafari to your Ekos profile, in the Auxiliary column. The same screen you specify your mount, ccd, and such
2. Start INDI
3. Go to the SkySafari Tab -> Options.
4. Enter the name of your mount into the Active Devices field, click Set, and click SAVE
5. Close the INDI dialog
5. Click Connect button to connect Ekos to INDI server

Skysafari:

Goto the setup for a telescope, and:

1. Choose mount type: Meade LX-200 GPS
2. Enter the IP address for the INDI Server
3. Enter port number: 9624

Click connect.

Cheers!
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You will of course need the tablet and device running Ekos to be on the same Wifi network.
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Replied by Steve on topic Skysafari pro 5 with Ekos?

Hi guys
Sorry for delay replying. The IP address for the Indi server would that be my PC's IP address please?.
Thanks
Steve
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Indeed it can be. And also localhost I think.
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SkySafari:

Mount Type: Meade LX-200 GPS

Why this mount type and not what you actually have? Does EKOS translate commands from SkySafari into correct commands for your actual mount?

Thanks
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Why chose mount = Meade LX200 as opposed to the mount you actually have?

Does EKOS translate the commands from SkySafari into the correct commands for your actual mount?

Is there any way to start EKOS without KStars or use it by itself?

Thanks,

Jim
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Because it was a workaround added to make it work with SkySafari with a bridge. This is no longer necessary now with SkySafari 7.
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Hi - just a warning about Skysafari 7 either using the INDI connection or the LX200/Skysafari INDI driver, when Skysafari 7 disconnects from the mount, including when the app goes into the background when you hit the Home button, tracking stops.

I've mentioned this on the Skysafari support forum - Skysafari 5 using the LX200/Skysafari INDI driver does not do this and tracking continues even when the Skysafari app is closed or mount disconnected.

HTH

Paul

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