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AstroPi3 Scripts revised

2 months 2 weeks ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42699
I just tried inserting a USB stick into one of the USB ports on my RP4 (installed Tuesday this week). It worked without problems. Tested in both the USB2 and the USB3 ports. All worked.

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
Controlled from Kstars/Ekos on Mac

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2 months 2 weeks ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42702

andefeldt wrote: I just tried inserting a USB stick into one of the USB ports on my RP4 (installed Tuesday this week). It worked without problems. Tested in both the USB2 and the USB3 ports. All worked.


Yyyiiipppeeeeeeeeee, so do most other people’s, but mine don’t...

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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2 months 2 weeks ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42703
Thanks, I will take a look at that line in the file and the option above you suggested, hopefully it will be one of them.. :)

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Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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2 months 1 week ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42720
Nope, still the same.
But don’t spend any more time on this , as I am going back to Stellarmate, as I can deal with the issues that has, but cant deal with no USB drive...
many thanks for your patience and time.. :)

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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2 months 1 week ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42725
Gaining more experience of KStars/Ekos/Indi running on Raspbian Buster on the RPi4 4GB!
Thanks so much for your ongoing work on the script. On Thursday I finally got my week old version working successfully carrying out Polar Alignment. During the ‘struggle’ over the intervening days, I had downloaded nearly a full set of solver index files, clogging up my SD card so I thought I’d run the latest script and do a fresh install. During the build I could see that at times all four cores were running at 100%. :) When completed I plugged in the Canon DSLR USB cable which didn’t result in any adverse mounting as a memory device etc. :) However with a USB key, the memory device was mounted and the dialogue screen opened offering the usual options. :)
Thanks again for your effort (and sorry if I’m not using Linux terminology correctly).

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2 months 1 week ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42828
It appears that the fundamental necessities required are now met by your script. Kudos to you. Thank you for your hard work.
Looking ahead there are some other applications for planetary imaging that could be possibly added if compatible. Such as:

Planetary Imager
planetaryimager.gulinux.net/downloads
oaCapture
www.openastroproject.org/oacapture/
wxAstroCapture
github.com/wxAstro/wxAstroCapture
SER Player
github.com/cgarry/ser-player

INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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2 months 1 week ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42830
Thank you very much. Actually for several years now, the original AstroPi3 script that I wrote for Ubuntu MATE worked very well for me and a number of others too. There were some flaws, but it still worked great as a hub for astrophotography. I am hoping that many of these flaws have now been fixed and I did make a number of upgrades too. The most significant thing is that it now has versions that can work on other systems. There is still room for improvement, but I think it improved quite a bit over the last month or so.

Yes, planetary imaging programs would be a good addition. I did investigate this before, and started making a script for one of them awhile back, but I was focused on the other items and did not finish it. Probably the planetary stuff would be a separate script that could be run if desired.

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2 months 1 week ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42836
@RLANCASTE

Question on Udev rules script - it looks like you rely on each device being unique but I have had problems using CH340 chipped devices which do not have any unique way of identifying the device.

Forgive me in case I am wrong (more than likely :-) )but the Udev rules script does not have anyway to use "position" (e.g. always position 1) which is the only way I know of that can be used if the Product Id ,serial etc are the same.

Future request maybe - Docker version so that we can have different versions on the one SD/SSD device and change quickly - if thats possible ?

RPI3 Ubuntu 16.04 / AMD desktop Kstars under Ubuntu 16.04 Mounts :azeq6 ,SWAZGoTo

RPI3 Fedora testing out on AMD desktop Fedpra 28 - running kstars 2.9.4 , Indilib 1.7.4 ?????

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2 months 1 week ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42837
Nope you are not wrong. At the moment, the udev rules script is based upon vendor id, product id, and serial. There are more complex rules that can be made as you describe, and it can be improved in the future, but this is what it does for now. I would have to learn how to write those rules first :-)

I don't know anything about the last request. I have no experience with docker. But what do you mean different versions of what? The script, INDI, KStars, Operating systems?

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2 months 1 week ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42840
Unfortunately a lot of Nano's are CH340 chipped based and so are a lot of ESP "stuff" - all appear to have no uniqueness so you have to buy other vendor's. It would be nice to have it one day. :-)

" I have no experience with docker" nor me :-)

I was thinking of just Indi/Kstars on Raspbian as we can't use the same method as Ubuntu update for Kstars/Ekos/Indi as I understand it . :-)

OK thanks for the answer :-)

RPI3 Ubuntu 16.04 / AMD desktop Kstars under Ubuntu 16.04 Mounts :azeq6 ,SWAZGoTo

RPI3 Fedora testing out on AMD desktop Fedpra 28 - running kstars 2.9.4 , Indilib 1.7.4 ?????

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2 months 1 week ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42842
Oh I see,

Jasem has been looking at turning KSTARS & INDI into flatpak or snap packages, which would accomplish your goal and make the software much easier to install on many systems, but he ran into some issues. Maybe someday.

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2 months 1 week ago 2 months 1 week ago by TomAstro.
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42991
Hi,

Conkyrc not showing hostname header and temperature anymore after latest update.

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