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Thanks Jerry and Thomas for explaining, that makes total sense!.

I believe I have a SSD disk laying around, I will try it to speed up the saving process.

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Well speaking for myself, I've read the thread with interest, but sadly I have no advice to provide. I was thinking of an AZ-GTI as a portable mount at some point, so I am interested in seeing it working, but can't help.

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Paul,
Please don't let my frustration with the Stellarmate/AZ-GTI combo get in your way of your wide angle goal. While I have the same error message I'm not exactly sure whether it effects my operation or not. It could be part of the reason I don't track well with Stellarmate but sadly this hobby, at least when I'm off in my own less favored equipment set like the AZ-GTI and Stellarmate on a Raspberry Pi, just doesn't get much attention or support. Or possibly I haven't figured out how to get real support.

You are the only person who responded to this thread which was posted roughly 5 months ago so clearly either very few people see this problem and have nothing to say or no one's reading this thread.

I hope this year to do some wide angle mosaic shooting. It would work well with my setup. I think the way I would approach it with Synscan would be to do a few 3-star alignments and then just map out major stars in each section of the sky to center on ahead of time. Sadly it's monsoon season here in Tucson so I've barely seen stars in the last month or two but I hope to get back to shooting on a more regular basis in October or November.

Good luck,
Mark

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Steve replied to the topic 'Hide Dome tab' in the forum. 1 hour 45 minutes ago

Here you are.

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The CEO at Player One is again quick in response on a Sunday, when I informed him about the discussion here.

Hi Wibo,
Thank you for feedback. We are working on updating the new models in INDI, including Uranus and Saturn series.
I think it will be done soon. :) We will update info on our website and facebook page.

Sean Wang
CEO | Player One Astronomy

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Hello Daniel,

the INDI Gphoto driver uses the libgphoto2 library to communicate with the DSLR.
Setting the camera's SD card is basically the same as e.g. using the command line tool and setting:

gphoto2 --set-config capturetarget=1

That is, the RAW or JPEG image is not leaving the camera via any USB out, but is directly stored on the camera's SD card (when inserted) when taking an image or movie.
So saving the image in FITS is not possible when setting the target to SD. To save the image in FITS format, the RAW camera image first has to be read out from the camera
via USB (e.g. on Rpi or any PC) and then converted to FITS format. Once converted to FITS format the FIT headers are set.

Cheers
Thomas

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PR for a new INDI weather driver that retrieves data from a WeeWX weather instance using the WeeWX JSON plugin.

github.com/teeks99/weewx-json

github.com/indilib/indi-3rdparty/pull/598

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alacant replied to the topic 'stellarsolver options' in the forum. 4 hours 9 minutes ago

Just a simple yes/no would be fine.

Is it possible to use a star extractor other than the sextract from StellarSolver to extract stars from the guide camera frames?

TIA

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Gonzothegreat replied to the topic 'Hide Dome tab' in the forum. 5 hours 58 minutes ago

I can't replicate your issue (using 3.5.9 on OSX).
Could you please take similar screenshots?



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Steve replied to the topic 'Hide Dome tab' in the forum. 6 hours 40 minutes ago

Hi,

Sorry if I were not clear. I was talking about the Dome module, as you showed.

I have no dome driver in my profile and still the Dome module is shown. With the Simulators profile, it behaves as expected.

I had a look in ~/.local/share/kstars/userdb.sqlite and no occurence of a dome driver in my profile.

So why is the Dome module loaded?

Thanks

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TuxAstro replied to the topic 'Display' in the forum. 6 hours 54 minutes ago

Hi, I have exactely the same weird line with Raspberry, it seems a KDE bug.

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Hi,

A driver is alive but issues still going.
It will be fix soon.
I opened a ticket on github and had rescue from Jasem and Hiro. :)

github.com/indilib/indi-3rdparty/issues/...uecomment-1173034830

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ok just tried taking darks, dark flats and biases and didn’t get a single prompt to cover my camera lens. I’m sure I have in the past.
The camera took all the images using the shutter. The biases at an automatic speed supposedly of a blistering 1/32000 which I would have thought is faster than the camera can go.
Tried doing darks using the dark library with the same result.

The indi device log gave a warning saying my camera had no shutter and I needed to cover it.

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ady created a new topic ' Display' in the forum. 8 hours 43 minutes ago

I’m using a converted NUC and getting a display issue. Am I missing a driver or something else ?



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@Peter I’ve wondered about that in the past and for some reason didn’t think it kept the shutter closed. Will have a play as that would be great.

@Jasem If Peters suggestion doesn’t pan out I will give that a go. Couldn’t the dark flats just follow the same type of process that darks follow and ask to cover the telescope? NB I currently tend to set things to take a batch of images and then sit and wait rather than set up a whole set of things so I’m not sure if that happens with darks when there’s a set of jobs

Thanks

Nigel

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