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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'Focus Tab's "Capture Image" button takes multiple pictures' in the forum. 2 minutes ago

I tend to disagree there. I used the single capture often for a verification of the current focus. This use case is (IMO) in line with the continuous mode that also is intended for real focus measurements.

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'Cleanup with coordinates?' in the forum. 8 minutes ago

unifying it might also help with this bug ....

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip Configuration' in the forum. 12 minutes ago

wvreeven wrote:

DerPit wrote: I somehow doubt it, at least in my case there was no meridian flip involved at all, it was a plain slew to target....


Perhas clear the mount model manually before doing the slew? Sorry, I haven't followed the whole discussion. Does this happen from the first slew on or does it start to happen after a few slews?


Clearing the mount model would be a temporary quirk. It was working fine without that whole last year. The initial slew was spot-on, the error only occured when going to the other side of the meridian. Unfortunately, it was the first time I did it this year, and currently I no longer have access to the hardware to (re)verify it :(

But maybe those having similar problems could try this, i.e., not wait for an automatic meridian flip, but just manually go to the other side and see if the problems are the same?

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Tom Gibson replied to the topic 'Modification or personalization of the window(tab) Dome of kstars.' in the forum. 48 minutes ago

A question on translation, in particular for a driver. I am not understanding what is involved. I had assumed that using the INDI system calls would result in i18n handling when the button or label was built into a GUI representation. In Christophe's images above some of the driver's buttons and labels are translated but not others. Similar situation in the Observatory panel.
In the Observatory "Close" button appears to be translated, though hard to see on my screen, but "Close" in the driver is not translated.
Not sure what locale Christophe is using but have not yet managed to get my Fedora/Cinnamon system to properly display KDE Qt5 applications by changing to fr_FR.UTF-8.

Before resorting to a Ubuntu build to experiment with I wanted to ask Is there something that can be done in the driver to enable the translations?



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Paul replied to the topic 'Re:How to shoot comets?' in the forum. 4 hours 38 minutes ago

"Guiding on comet directly is supported by phd2, but it's tricky and manual"

from CdC you can send the comet guiding parameters directly to Phd2

Paul

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Nguyễn Trọng Minh replied to the topic 'QHY Driver: Testing required' in the forum. 4 hours 57 minutes ago

Thank you. Now, how do I revert my libqhy and indi-qhy to the previous version? I search all over the forum and could not seem to find it.
I try the latest firmware on windows via sharpcap and the problem is not there. Seems it only on linux version of the sdk. What a shame!

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Eric replied to the topic 'Re:How to shoot comets?' in the forum. 5 hours 1 minute ago

Exposure duration depends on your guider, and the speed of the comet. For comet Atlas C/2019 Y4, the speed is about 1 arcmin per minute, probably more, so check how many pixels that result in if you guide on stars. Guiding on comet directly is supported by phd2, but it's tricky and manual.

If you decide you can capture with star-based guiding, you can use the scheduler to add capture jobs. Run enough captures so that the comet doesn't evade your field of view, then duplicate the observation jobs so that Ekos recenters the comet periodically.

Oh and don't forget to update comet orbital information in kstars before that.

Processing in DSS is fairly easy, as DSS can locate the comet core in each frame and stack accordingly.

-Eric

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max sidorov created a new topic ' How to shoot comets?' in the forum. 6 hours 6 minutes ago

How to shoot/track comets properly with kstars/ekos?
How to process afterwards? I use DDS or APP.
Any advise?
Thanks!

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Jasem,
It will be the fx3 files
/fx3load/a3load.hex /usr/share/usb
/fx3load/fxload /sbin
If you remember I had this issue with my QHY128c.

loader
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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'QHY294C not recognised and indi driver crash in KStars 3.4.0 and 3.4.1' in the forum. 7 hours 9 minutes ago

It might be worthwhile to contact QHY about this issue now since the SDK fails to identify the camera.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'QHY Driver: Testing required' in the forum. 7 hours 35 minutes ago

I will report these issues to QHY.

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Hy Murveit replied to the topic 'Dubious drift graphics' in the forum. 7 hours 35 minutes ago

Sorry, I guess I was totally confused about the guider binning thing.

The control on the guide tab just adjusts the Indi driver's binning value, so, though you can't save the value in the guider tab, you can just set the value in the Indi control panel,
under the guide camera's image settings, and then save that Indi configuration (the usual way in the guide camera's Indi option tab) and then it will be restored that way whenever you start up.

This approach works fine with the current software.

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Nguyễn Trọng Minh replied to the topic 'QHY Driver: Testing required' in the forum. 7 hours 36 minutes ago

Mine is a qhy294c running on kstars 3.4.2.
After upgrade to 3.4.2 the temperature control is broken and the temperature would oscilating between 5-6 degree around the set temperature.
Sometimes if it set the temperature to requires 60-70% of 5he cooler power after 10 minutes the temperature would settle. But if I push the cooler to over 80% then the temperature and cooler power just jump around.
Example:
youtu.be/qPSv9-X4LrY
If the temperature set at -15 degree, it wont keep the temperature stable
youtu.be/h_iK27vwRhw
If the temperature is set at -12 degree (rquire abt 63% of the cooler power) then after 10 minutes it would stablize
Please report this to QHY. Thanks for your help and sorry for the broken English

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Cannot play back SER videos?' in the forum. 7 hours 37 minutes ago

Yes absolutely. You can checkout the documentation + video here: indilib.org/develop/developer-manual/163...ent-environment.html

Basically, in Ekos, you select "remote" but keep the host as localhost. You can then start INDI driver on command line, or preferably in QtCreator so you can debug easily as shown above.

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Thomas Jäger replied to the topic 'EQMOD: Cannot turn DEBUG off' in the forum. 9 hours 12 minutes ago

It happens even without these clients when I start it from command line
indiserver indi_eqmod_telescope indi_asi_ccd indi_moonlite_focus

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David James replied to the topic 'QHY294C not recognised and indi driver crash in KStars 3.4.0 and 3.4.1' in the forum. 11 hours 7 minutes ago

I updated indi-qhy (and only indi-qhy) to the latest nightly (20200401...) and INDI is still not picking up the camera.

I got a message after the update to restart the computer, so I also tested it before and after restarting with no go either time.

One other thing is that the device isn't even recognized anymore by the OS when plugged into a USB 3.0 port; lsusb finds it when plugged into a 2.0 port but not a 3.0 port.

Once I removed the nightly indi-qhy and replaced it with the stable indi-qhy (20200223...), lsusb once again recognized it when plugged into the 3.0 port - it gets identified as a "Cypress WestBridge".

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Alfred thanked Hy Murveit in topic Dubious drift graphics 16 hours 30 minutes ago

Alfred replied to the topic 'Dubious drift graphics' in the forum. 16 hours 30 minutes ago

Hy,

it looks like we're stumbling upon the same issues recently. I utterly regret that I can't code and instead have to rely on work of other fine people like you. Half a year ago sterne-jaeger fixed some other parameter fields that had not been saved, too. indilib.org/forum/ekos/5612-solved-param...not-saved.html#42674 Thanks for looking into it!

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Off-Centered After Flip' in the forum. 16 hours 49 minutes ago

knro wrote: is <strong>Reset Mount Model After Meridian Flip</strong> check in Ekos Capture options? When using EQMod mount this could help.


For those like me... ;) Who couldn't find it right-away.



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