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Håkan Wahlberg created a new topic ' Manual focus?' in the forum. 14 minutes ago

So far I have not used any focusing in indilib since I focus manually using liveview on my DSLR and a Bahtinov-mask
Now, waiting for a ASI294MC Pro camera, how do I focus with that camera since there is no liveview?

Can I use the focus-module with the ASI294 in a manual way?

Regards
Håkan Wahlberg

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Peter Kennett created a new topic ' Does anyone have the autostar function working?' in the forum. 44 minutes ago

Its been almost a year since the autostar function stopped working on my Ubuntu 16.04 box or Mac OSX. With every upgrade I hope it will work again, but so far not.
Without it, I can't use the scheduler or unattended meridian flip. It always selects an empty space, then fails to find a guide star or a focus star,.

Additionally the subframe does not work either, but I can live without that.

Peter

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Liviu Rabac replied to the topic 'RPI4 GPS dongle' in the forum. 2 hours 2 minutes ago

1. First, connect your phone to the astroberry hotspot.
2. Assign a static ip for the phone (every time you connect to hotspot you may have a different ip)
3. Start Kstars and ekos. In the drivers aux tab chose GPS Nmea. Click save.
4. Start NetGPS Server. Create a server with the + sign and enable it. Pay attention to the port number. This one has to match with the port from ekos. I set mine to 50000
5. Start ekos. Go to GPS Nmea tab in the indi driver., choose connection and in the server option put the the static ip of the the phone an the port number and click set. Mine is 10.42.0.45 port 50000. Now go to options and click save to save the configuration.

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steve replied to the topic 'fitsviewer: stretching image causes crash' in the forum. 2 hours 56 minutes ago

It is now submitted, so if you git pull and compile, you'll have the fix.


I can confirm that this fixes the fitsview sliders: Ubuntu 18.04
@hy, everyone... thanks for your time and effort:)

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'RPI4 GPS dongle' in the forum. 3 hours 21 minutes ago

Could you hint on how to connect/configure.
I installed NetGPS, enabled the server, it gave me an IP address.
Now, how to connect and where to stick the address?
I am a bit lost...
Thanks!

livium2000 wrote: ... Later edit: for those using android I used the app NetGps and works :)



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max sidorov replied to the topic 'HEQ5 owners - how far past meridian can it go?' in the forum. 3 hours 50 minutes ago

You also have a good point... I always thought that the flip is needed for the scope parts not hitting the tripod but apparently there are other reasons too.

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Hy Murveit replied to the topic 'fitsviewer: stretching image causes crash' in the forum. 4 hours 17 minutes ago

It is now submitted, so if you git pull and compile, you'll have the fix.
Not sure when it gets to the nightly release? A day or so?
Please test and let me know.
Hy

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Christian T replied to the topic 'RPI4 GPS dongle' in the forum. 5 hours 57 minutes ago

If I can use fewer devices attached to the raspberry it is better, if I can only use the smartphone for the rtc and gps function it would make it less complicated to manage

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Hy Murveit replied to the topic 'fitsviewer: stretching image causes crash' in the forum. 9 hours 43 minutes ago

I found a (my) bug the fitsview code, and submitted a change for Jasem's review. phabricator.kde.org/D26910
I'm not sure that this is causing the crashes, I wasn't able to reproduce them,
but I suppose it's possible. It does, however, clear up the "cute feature--upper left preview" ;)
Steve: once this is submitted (after Jasem's review), please retest. I'll post here when I see that it's in the latest kstars code.
Sorry about that,
Hy

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Eliot Hall replied to the topic 'Starting and Stopping V-Curves' in the forum. 12 hours 55 minutes ago

Thanks you all.

Using the loop button on the camera tab does what I need.

I knew I was missing something obvious!

Ta,

Eliot

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Mr Jacques Prince replied to the topic 'INDI issues: Pegasus FocusCube V2' in the forum. 13 hours 4 minutes ago

Nope. I'm afraid not. To be honest it feels more like a software issue than hardware as some symptoms described like setting and saving are effecting other but not all other pieces of hardware connected to the RPi4.

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Russell Valentine replied to the topic 'Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request' in the forum. 13 hours 28 minutes ago

@knro

I originally thought I could use INDI with a Sitech controller in an LX200 compatible mode. However I notice that mode is just a layer in front of the windows app. And the driver on github still expects the windows driver to be running (maybe it can be done through wine if mono didn't work? It would still launch their UI, but maybe better than nothing.)

Last I heard you didn't have any of the hardware, would it help if you had the hardware? Maybe I can contribute in part to a fund to help in the cost of one of the controllers? If you are not interested going that route, it is okay, was just thinking.

Thanks!

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'INDI issues: Pegasus FocusCube V2' in the forum. 13 hours 55 minutes ago

Just checked the pegasusastro pages, and indeed the serial command set for both the Focuscube and the DMFC is the same, and both link to the same INDI driver. Annoying. I assume you don't have a Linux PC around to check if its some HW issue in combination with the Pi?

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Dirk thanked Peter Sütterlin in topic ASI183MM PRO Offset 14 hours 5 minutes ago

Mr Jacques Prince replied to the topic 'INDI issues: Pegasus FocusCube V2' in the forum. 14 hours 18 minutes ago

I've got the Pegasus Focuscube V2. I'm assuming the INDI driver I'm supposed to using is the Pegasus DMFC. For me it doesn't work like I've said. Maybe it's too new and a driver hasn't yet been developed. If there is an alternative it isn't obvious. Whatever the case the one I'm using doesn't work. Glad yours works for you.

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'fitsviewer: stretching image causes crash' in the forum. 14 hours 26 minutes ago

hy wrote: FYI, I am also looking at it, and that "cute feature--upper left preview" is actually some kind of bug I'm chasing down, perhaps a clue to the crashes.
I never programmed that, and it didn't happen previously :/


Oops :whistle:
So maybe some change in the QT libraries? What are you using? I had just updated to 5.14

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Rick Wayne replied to the topic 'wiringpi package on Pi 4 and SM OS 1.4.6?' in the forum. 14 hours 30 minutes ago

BTW I got this to build without errors -- Kevin started me on the road by suggesting a fix to the similar problem I was having with building his indi-wmh-focuser driver. In the Makefile for the library, I added (if memory serves) -pthread -ltr -lcrypt to the LIB (LIBS?) variable. Bingo. Basically I Googled whatever function call the linker was complaining about (shm_open was one) and from that deduced what library contained it. Added that library and off to the races.

That said, if anyone knows how to obtain the package for StellarMate OS, I'd still love to know.

I got the demo code from Waveshare compiled and running without errors, but the motor never moved. Grrr.

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'INDI issues: Pegasus FocusCube V2' in the forum. 14 hours 34 minutes ago

I'm not having the Focuscube, but the 'real'(?) DMFC (or is that v1?). Is this the same driver, as you refer to DMFC? At least, with that unit and the INDI Pegasus DMFC module both backlash compensation and reverse motion do work....

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steve replied to the topic 'fitsviewer: stretching image causes crash' in the forum. 14 hours 43 minutes ago

So if I interpret the crash happens during the display of the scaled-down preview in the upper left (cute feature BTW!), and within some QT GL-routine(?)...


To reproduce the crash:
1 open a . fits file in fitsviewer
2. Move one of the three sliders at the bottom of the fitsviewer window.
result: kstars crashes

Thanks again,
Steve

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