Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Initialization of Sesto Senso' in the forum. 4 hours 38 minutes ago

Probably by the end of June.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Stellarmate OS v 1.4.1 not functional.' in the forum. 5 hours 24 minutes ago

Thanks! That appears to be working fine.

At any rate, I'm working on 1.4.2 and in this release I'll include the first release of SM OS wide update without needing to reflash the SD card again. Hopefully this would make keeping the system up to date easier than flashing the SD card for each release.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'What is the difference between controls in INDI and EKOS?' in the forum. 6 hours 36 minutes ago

Yes, unless some property does not exist in Ekos and you need to set it directly yourself.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'QHY driver in INDI Library v1.7.8 - Live View/Streaming tab not available' in the forum. 6 hours 57 minutes ago

The QHYSDK indicates whether a camera supports video streaming or not, so if QHY8L is supposed to support streaming but is not, it's probably best to ask QHY directly to look into it. Maybe they don't support it in their SDK now.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Stellarmate OS v 1.4.1 not functional.' in the forum. 7 hours 34 minutes ago

Can anyone running SM OS v1.4.1 run the following commands and post the output?

journalctl -u ekoslive


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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'What is the difference between controls in INDI and EKOS?' in the forum. 7 hours 49 minutes ago

INDI Control Panel presents the driver properties as they are exactly.

Ekos controls are frontend to the INDI properties to make some common operations easier to control.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Is GSC catalog required for CCD simulator?' in the forum. 7 hours 53 minutes ago

yes, it's required and can be installed with sudo apt-get install gsc

No need to download the files manually, unless you are on a non-Ubuntu system.

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DerPit wrote: So far I had manually started indiserver on my small PC at the mount, and then used EKOS on my laptop to connect to it:
<code>indiserver indi_asi_ccd indi_asi_wheel indi_dmfc_focus indi_ieq_telescope</code>

Today I wanted to check if the computer is powerfull enough to also run kstars/ekos on it, and wanted to make use of ekos starting indiserver by itself. For that I had to select a mount (CEM60). This created a new configuration in ~/.indi, named iOptron CEM60_config.xml. The other one, created when running the manual indiserver command, was called iEQ_config.xml. And of course, after that change, PHD2 didn't find the mount anymore, as it was looking for the iEQ device :(
So I checked the running indi programs, but that didn't give a hint how the name had been passed to the indi_ieq_telescope program. I'd really like to use the same name for both methods so I can easily switch without having to change the configuration of PHD2. I tried 'indiserver --help' but that doesn't mention driver options...

How would I have to start indiserver to use the new device configuration file?


If you start INDI Server in FIFO mode, you can start drivers with specific names (see indilib.org/develop/developer-manual/92-indi-server.html ). Ekos always uses FIFO mode so that it can dynamically start/stop drivers and renames the default name (e.g. iEQ) to a more friendly label (e.g. "iOptron CEM60").

If you don't want to use Ekos and have INDI Web Manager installed and running, you can make an web API call and it would a profile with all the "correct" labels always.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'StellarMate PDF Manual Feedback' in the forum. 2 days ago

Sorry about that! It was added to another category. I update the link now so it is public: stellarmate.com/downloads/summary/5-docu...llarmate-manual.html

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Stellarmate OS v 1.4.1 not functional.' in the forum. 2 days ago

The iOS/Android apps update is going out in a couple of hours.

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