Andrew Couture replied to the topic 'Ekos, a Mac mini and a Pegasus PPB walk into a bar...' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hello there,
The Pegasus PPB connect to my Mac , just tried.

Under Indi Control Panel, what does it show you for System Ports? - For example mine shows /dev/cu.Bluetooth......,/dev/cu.usbseria-004014 and /dev/cu.usbserial-PPB3Gxxx

For my PPB, it connect using /dev/cu.usbserial-004014, 9600 baud. Not the PPB one.
Make sure you Refresh - ScanPorts, and turn off Auto Search until you get a connection. You may have to shut down Kstars and restart for every attempt. When it connects, save settings. Auto-connect will then work if selected with that profile.

Let us know how it goes..

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Andrew Couture replied to the topic 'New Bahtinov Mask Assistant Tool' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thanks for the replies. For the amount of effort required, not worth the reward.
As this is now, it will work best for me when I move to automated focuser.

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Andrew Couture replied to the topic 'New Bahtinov Mask Assistant Tool' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello again, thanks for the tips. I was able to get the flare with considerable zoom at 1.5 seconds exposures.
By comparison using the live view in Ekos the flare was bright and large regardless of zoom level; but using loop with the Canon...was quite dark using FITS or Native settings.
Nothing to do with this logic addition as this seems to be normal with my Canon.
Thanks for including your video Herrhausen, It did help.

I will try my asi183, if there are stars tonight.

Quick question , can you add this flare vector to the live view for DSLRs?

Thanks

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Andrew Couture replied to the topic 'ZWO EAF disconnect' in the forum. 2 months ago

oops, sorry too slow responding, but looks like you got it.

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Andrew Couture replied to the topic 'ZWO EAF disconnect' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello, you do not want to delete that one.
The file you should be looking for is under your home, and is called ./indi
This location has two files types of each of your pieces of equipment.

On the Mac go to you home drive, hold the command/shfit/> keys to show hidden files.

These are your device configuration files, and will be recreated if deleted. Those others are your drivers.



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Andrew Couture replied to the topic 'New Bahtinov Mask Assistant Tool' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello AstroRunner, git-built your Bahtinov build to test on a RP4-4g. I used my Canon 60D and RedCat 51, as it is already setup. Additionally I employed Hubble's artificial star flashlight.
Wanted to test this software change out - expected outcome to get better focus with the ray trace for feedback on accuracy.
1. Used the Canon rear screen live view to get close.
2. Used Ekos's live view to check
3.Tried numerous exposure times to get the star flare - didn't see any flare up to 30 second exposure. Even maxed out ISO.

Left all settings at default. Do you have any suggestions?

I will try this again tomorrow with my 183mmPro.

Thank you for you efforts; perfect app

for this OTA/camera

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Andrew Couture replied to the topic 'How to run an Inidgo server in Ekos' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hello, are you both using the Indigo server from cloudmakers.eu?
If this is indeed from cloudmakers.eu then go to the forum search an answer or ask a question. That forum is similar to this one, very responsive.

I run a couple Macs, and they work well with indigo server on rp3/4. ( and stellar mate too)

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Andrew Couture replied to the topic 'Astrometry slew to target and mount model' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hello Bart, here is what my mount does on a 'Capture and Solve'. When I hit this button, tracking is on, a light is captured and then is solved. If it meets or is better than the criteria all is good.
If the error is large, tracking turns off, mount slews and then tries to centre on the object. When this slew ends, tracking is back on and a light is captured and then is solved.
For my gear, when the slew is done and the 'Stop' button gets highlighted (active) tracking is on and the process of getting another light begins.
However, if your tracking stays off, you may want to get an error.log for the mount and camera. Hope this helps

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Andrew Couture replied to the topic 'Astrometry slew to target and mount model' in the forum. 3 months ago

Looking forward to trying it out, thank you.

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Andrew Couture replied to the topic 'Astrometry slew to target and mount model' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hello Chris, this is wonderful news to me. I have a Celestron CGEM DX, and have been struggling to get the slewing to get close to a green. I have many repeats on virtually the same distance errors. For a long time I just let it solve then hit stop and sync and then move to the next target.
Not ideal, but picking my fight to get lights. My mount behaviour has been consistent over the last 5 years...
What would you need to get this fixed? What can I off for support? I have time to test, retired now.

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