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Ken Self replied to the topic 'Re:Kstars and several scopes ...' in the forum. 33 minutes ago

Maybe the answer is a new kind of driver that acts as the hub for the other drivers. So EKOS could talk to that one driver and have it route the requests to each of the connected drivers.

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Jerry Black replied to the topic 'connection problem' in the forum. 4 hours 13 minutes ago

Thanks for this additional info on Remote solving on the Stellarmate. I will try this, to see if the net effect is faster than local solving which requires long wifi download times (a minute) in my configuration. Just have to wait for some clear skies.

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Jerry Black thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic connection problem 4 hours 16 minutes ago

Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'New Synscan Driver - Feedback Required' in the forum. 5 hours 18 minutes ago

Right, the SYnscan driver is only for those who do not have EQDir cable. If you know anyone using Synscan like that, stop and ask them to get a cable!

Thats an unfair statement,IMHO, I use direct connection (Wired and UDP) all the time (even make/program my own !) - From Windows 10 no problems - Linux EQMOD,Indiscan and Skyalt dont work with my SWAZ goto's . Others have their own reason's.

Would you prefer for "us" to not use Indi - it feels like that :-(

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Michael Fulbright replied to the topic 'lx200ap_experimental pulse guiding fixes' in the forum. 5 hours 49 minutes ago

I'm sorry I hadn't had a chance to investigate this sooner. Fortunately the ST-4 cable is a good fallback!

If you have a chance to give it a test that would be awesome.

If there is anything else you've noticed that I ought to look at just let me know.

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'New Synscan Driver - Feedback Required' in the forum. 5 hours 59 minutes ago

OK did some day light testing.

1. Tried both all local on 1 RPI - Ubuntu Mate 16.04 results were
a. Connection made to Synscan (legacy shown) and to my normal DSLR(canon) and GPSD ok
b. Version shown for Indi_sysnscan_telescope was 2 interface 5.
c. Started off from normal position North at 0 ALT.
d Could not slew to any position would move only move in one axis(RA) so I guess thats the ALT EQ PEC Opions.
e. Reset to AZALT and tried again this time slew would move in both axis but it wouldn't goto the correct posiion - almost 100 dgree's off. Funny Kstars tracked it correctly going to the wrong position and even showed the wrong position in terms of AZ/ALT. Couldn't work out any reason. WARNING anyone doing testing please make sure you watch your mount. I didn't for a couple of secs and bang now minus 1 USB port on RPI3 - oh well thats testing :-)
f. Park now works and goes back to correct position or you can alter it and write data to park else where.
g Mount control via "PAD" moves in all directions via the arrow keys,STOP works (phew!) but GOTO an object has the same problem as described in step e.

2. Tried remote to same RPI3 from Desktop where latest Kstars was loaded on a Virtual Box image - Note does not look the same no exspantion menu's when slecting mounts.
a. Connection to remote RPI from Desktop (Ubuntu 18) fine as per 1a above
b. Synscan version shown to be as per 1b above.
c. Had exactly the same problems as described in 1e-1g

hope that helps - see attached logs

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'New Synscan Driver - Feedback Required' in the forum. 7 hours 57 minutes ago

Right, the SYnscan driver is only for those who do not have EQDir cable. If you know anyone using Synscan like that, stop and ask them to get a cable!

At any rate, this driver is for this group of users. no driver version checking is done. Now there are two drivers "Synscan" and "Synscan Legacy". Testing is required for "Synscan".

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Jerry Black replied to the topic 'Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos' in the forum. 8 hours 5 minutes ago

I use a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) to connect via wifi to the RPi3B+ controlling the scope etc. It works fine for me. The only issue I have is downloading the fits files to the MacBook Pro as the client (my .fits files are 72M from a Nikon D800). These downloads take a while e.g. 1 minute. Conversely if I have the images saved (local) to the RPi3B+ then the performance is much faster. I don't fault the MacBook Pro for this scenario.

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'New Synscan Driver - Feedback Required' in the forum. 8 hours 8 minutes ago

maxthebuilder wrote: Jasem,
Confused... I've been using EQMod with my AZ GTi (successfully). Should I switch to Synscan?
Thanks!


If you use EQMod then keep on using EQMod. This driver is only for users who don't have an EQMod cable and who want to use a computer connection via the SynScan hand controller instead.


HTH, Wouter

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Clive Stachon replied to the topic 'New Synscan Driver - Feedback Required' in the forum. 10 hours 15 minutes ago

A daft question but will ask anyway :-)

Where you are running a remote RPI running indiserver and kstars/ekos on another machine does it matter if the indi drivers version numbers dont match (the answer i guess it does) .

Its a case of what the driver(s) do in a client/server set up, as there are 2 drivers but surely one must be the master as far as commands being issue and the other end is just a relay of messages ???? - perhaps a bit of clarity?

Thanks

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'New Synscan Driver - Feedback Required' in the forum. 14 hours 40 minutes ago

Jasem,
Confused... I've been using EQMod with my AZ GTi (successfully). Should I switch to Synscan?
Thanks!

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Andrew replied to the topic 'NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Module' in the forum. 14 hours 41 minutes ago

This is smart! I am going to try this with a 50mm lens.

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Midwest Astronomer replied to the topic 'lx200ap_experimental pulse guiding fixes' in the forum. 19 hours 25 minutes ago

Hi Mike,

Thanks for fixing this! I had a similar problem with pulse guiding the last time I used it some months ago. I didn't have a chance to do any further testing then and just went back to using my ST4 cable. I have an SD card for my Raspberry Pi3B+ with a nightly build version that I keep updated with the latest builds. If the weather ever opens up here I will give this a proper go with logging on and let you know what I find.

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Lou Zyla replied to the topic 'Installing Kstars in Mint 17.1' in the forum. 22 hours 4 minutes ago

Jasem Mutlaq provided the solution

Try sudo apt-get install libqt5sql5-sqlite

Thank you.

Lou Zyla

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james_lan replied to the topic 'INDI/V4L2 Pixel size detection' in the forum. 22 hours 19 minutes ago

Well, I only when wondering if it'd been merged, figured out I hadn't submitted the pull request for the latest one. Ooops. I did, since Celestron published a PDF listing the pixel sizes, add that.

Does anyone know of a good database of UVC cameras (webcams) and pixel sizes? (I've found I have to search a fair bit sometimes, based on the ones I own.)

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Greg replied to the topic 'Suggestions for Optec FocusLynx/Leo configuration' in the forum. 22 hours 31 minutes ago

Hello again all,

Actually, it looks as if none of the supplied options will actually
work with the Leo focuser. Therefore, I must write my own
modification to the FocusLynx driver, or wait until some
enterprising person does that.

That may mean I will have to forego using KStars/Ekos/INDI
until that work is done. :-| Or try to use a hand controller
(manual operation) until that work is done.

Greg

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Michael Fulbright created a new topic ' lx200ap_experimental pulse guiding fixes' in the forum. 23 hours 35 minutes ago

I had some time last night to update to the latest INDI code and did some testing of the lx200ap_experimental driver with my Mach1. I discovered that for pulse guide commands of > 999ms that the mount would start to move but not stop. Looking into it today I see some of the code from the generic lx200 driver which the AP driver relies on seems to have changed and this behavior seems to be a side effect.

I have submitted a PR with the changes required to hopefully fix this problem. It has worked in testing in my office and I'll give it a shot under the stars next clear night.

This problem would have most likely prevented someone from properly calibrating their guide setup and most likely dithering as well.

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