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KStars v3.4.0 Released

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KStars v3.4.0 Released #49482
Thanks to all our great contributors for this new great release of KStars. Check the highlights here: knro.blogspot.com/2020/02/kstars-v340-is-released.html

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3 months 3 weeks ago 3 months 3 weeks ago by maxthebuilder.
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KStars v3.4.0 Released #49483
Cool - thanks! Even though I used 3.4.0 from nightlies for a while I never noticed the Sextrator option. Will give it a try.

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3 months 3 weeks ago 3 months 3 weeks ago by rbarberac.
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KStars v3.4.0 Released #49489
Hummm with 3.4.0 the arrow keys always turn around the pole! I don’t remember to be so “pole bound” on 3.3.X. Are there any way to scape from pole? I’ve tried to change to altaz guides but it remains bound to the North Pole.

(I’m using macOS 10.15.3 Catalina)

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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KStars v3.4.0 Released #49491
I am running on 10.15.3 Catalina as well and do not experience that issue with KStars 3.4.0. Have you tried pressing for instance the W button to go to West?


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3 months 3 weeks ago 3 months 3 weeks ago by dmsummers. Reason: minor addition to note SExtractor mis-spelling in blog (now creeping into posts too).
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KStars v3.4.0 Released #49493
Hi Jasem, Congrats on the 3.4 release. I thought this upcoming release might coincide with a fix for Pi4 hotspot / USB issues which was stated previously as only a few days out. Any update on when that release will occur? Some of us either need that release or will need to find alternatives. The issue continues to be a show stopper for Pi4-4GB. Would it be best in your opinion to revert to Pi3? Any advice is appreciated...

p.s. You might want to correct the blog SExtractor reference (spelling). Otherwise it's a bit confusing for those of us familiar with SExtractor already.

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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KStars v3.4.0 Released #49494

wvreeven wrote: I am running on 10.15.3 Catalina as well and do not experience that issue with KStars 3.4.0. Have you tried pressing for instance the W button to go to West?


Wouter


When I press W or E I go to the West or East cardinal point but with the pole at the top and a n angled horizon. If I press the arrow keys they always move on AR or DEC.


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3 months 3 weeks ago
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KStars v3.4.0 Released #49495
It looks like you are in equatorial mode. Press space bar to switch to azimuthal mode.

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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KStars v3.4.0 Released #49496

wvreeven wrote: It looks like you are in equatorial mode. Press space bar to switch to azimuthal mode.


I feel so stupid now. I has been using KStars/Ekos for 3 months now and I didn’t know about the space bar behavior

Thank you for your support

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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KStars v3.4.0 Released #49501
For me, with the Stellarmate OS 1.5, IL don't see the Sextractor option for plate solving in the astrometry.net configuration tab, with either the released OS or switching to the bleeding edge, although it reports kstars 3.4.0 Build: 2020-02-08T18:45:26Z

Should it be there?

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KStars v3.4.0 Released #49512
A 2/8 build is too old. I added the Sextractor option this week, on 2/11 and 2/12.
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3 months 3 weeks ago 3 months 3 weeks ago by jerry.
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KStars v3.4.0 Released #49518
Thanks, I suspected as much, having looked at the commit history. The release notes for 3.4 ( knro.blogspot.com ) said it was included, so I was a little confused, hoping it extended to the new stellarmate 1.5. I'll be more patient...

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