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AstroPi3 Scripts revised

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Replied by Andrew on topic AstroPi3 Scripts revised

I will! So far I'm focusing on getting rkaczorek's astroberry-amh driver working again, which is somewhat unrelated to this project. I thought I had it working on my first go with the scripted pi setup. But now I can't get it to load properly. I'm not sure what changed.

Edit: If you are looking for ideas. Maybe a choice (offered at the beginning of the script) whether to build Bleeding KStars vs Stable version.
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Replied by Tom on topic AstroPi3 Scripts revised

I can now use Raspbian buster with AstroPi3 script in my pi3B and Pi4B without issue.

Thanks.
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Ok I made both of those changes. It does seem to be a little faster.
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correction, I posted a minute ago when it had just started the script. Actually I think it was significantly faster. Thank you for the tip! Now I don't have to wait so long. . .
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Just got my RP4 and installed using your AstroPi3 script. Worked like a charm - very easy and smooth. I skipped the part about static IP if connected directly to laptop via cable (is this a standard Ethernet cable?) because I wasn’t really sure about the IP’s - how can I set this up later?

Also when I opened the VNC connection KDE promoted me with some setup questions and asked if it should Update the system software etc. I answered no just in case - was this the correct approach?

Other than that it looks good. Can’t wait to try it with equipment attached, but I feel like I need to install a fan in the case first as the RP4 was extremely hot already a few minutes after booting (before even running the AstroPi3 script).
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Replied by Andrew on topic Re:AstroPi3 Scripts revised

astrometry.cfg was not found. I had to install astrometry.net
sudo apt-get install astrometry.net
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Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Waveshare Stepper Motor Board - DIY Focuser
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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In the Raspbian script??

It should get installed on line 565.
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You sure do need a fan on the rpi4, don’t try and run without one as you will throttle the CPU...it’s a must in these little things.. :)
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You can just re - run the script later to set up the static ip. You should really know what IP your computer self assigns to itself before doing this. It *should* be in the 169 range, but it is not guaranteed. That's easy to test, just:
1. disconnect your laptop from any network by going far away
2. (maybe) connect the ethernet cable between the pi and your laptop (This may or may not be needed to make it give itself an IP)
3. Take a look at what IP address your computer self assigns.

Do you mean that it wanted to update the software before or after you ran the script? One of the steps in the script is to update everything. So I would be surprised if it had another update after that. But yes, you can let it update things if you like.

Be sure to test everything inside thoroughly before going out under the sky. Do it with the simulators, and then later do it with real equipment. Then try doing a real observing session.
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I also found this lack of a cfg file in my most recent installation but I cured it by saving a configuration within Ekos Alignment or was it Indi - I don’t recall the details now I’m afraid!
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Yeah, I was a bit surprised about that, cause I’ve had multiple RP3’s with only passive cooling that never got hot. The RP4 was hot right after first boot of Rasbian. So I ordered a fan right away, should come today or tomorrow latest.
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Ok, I’ll run the astropi3 script again then for the IP setup. Or can I do it a quicker way?

But it’s just a normal Ethernet cable, right?

It was first time I booted after your script KDE told me that it would Update the software. I’ll let it do it next time then.

Thanks
SkyWatcher ED80 Pro
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro with Rowan Belt Mod with EQDIR cable
ZWO ASI294MC Pro imaging camera
QHY5L-II-C guide camera on 50mm guidescope
DeepSkyDad AF3 autofocuser
Raspberry Pi 4 4GB running Kstars/Ekos
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