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INDI Library v1.8.1 Released (09 Sep 2019)

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Track for planets

4 months 2 weeks ago
arminpro
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Track for planets #41454
Hi,
does anybody know how to track for planets or moon?
I am able to track for all Messier ovjects, but not for planets.
Armin

10" Meade SC Telescope on Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro Mount
Starlight Xpress X2 Autoguider
Sony Alpha 7s DSLR Camera
INDI on Stellar Mate with Kstars/Ekos

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4 months 2 weeks ago
Ihoujin
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Track for planets #41457
Tracking for planets is effectively the same as sidereal rate with no real need to adjust for. The Moon has a Lunar rate. You can toggle this in your mount's driver in the INDI control panel.
For other minor bodies such as comets and asteroids, if your mount driver supports custom tracking rates, it is possible to manually enter those if you first work out what they are.

INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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Track for planets #41470
I have found the INDI contol panel, but did not found the toggling between lunar and sidereal rate.
The mount isn´t connected at the moment, just having connection with stellar mate.

And I did not find the moon in the object search window of KSTARS.

10" Meade SC Telescope on Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro Mount
Starlight Xpress X2 Autoguider
Sony Alpha 7s DSLR Camera
INDI on Stellar Mate with Kstars/Ekos

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4 months 2 weeks ago
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Track for planets #41472
You will have to connect to your mount, or play with the simulators to find that setting. The mount driver *should* automatically switch to Lunar rate for you, but it's good to make sure and to know how to set it.
As for locating the objects in the database, they should be searchable by their common names.

They also have shortcuts assigned to the number keys:
1. Mercury
2. Venus
3. Moon
4. Mars
5. Jupiter
6. Saturn
7. Uranus
8. Neptune
0. Sun

INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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4 months 2 weeks ago
arminpro
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Track for planets #41492
I have found all planets in the database except the Moon.

10" Meade SC Telescope on Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro Mount
Starlight Xpress X2 Autoguider
Sony Alpha 7s DSLR Camera
INDI on Stellar Mate with Kstars/Ekos

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