Hi!

I just flashed a SM 1.7.0 32-bit image - and I see no option to install ASTAP (nor Teamviewer) in the Control panel. Am I missing something...?

Magnus

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Hi!

Is there a way to change the default extension to images from .fits to .fit? I have recently begun doing spectroscopy, and programs like ISIS seems to prefer .fit - and I'd be happy to be able to eliminate the step of mass renaming files after acquisition, is possible.

So if anyone knows if there is such an option and in that case where to find it. I'd be happy :)

Magnus

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Hi!
OK, so nothing else. Then there is something odd there because this happens AFTER alignment is successful and finished. I'll check the logs for next time it happens. 

Magnus

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Hi!

Recently, when running the scheduler, I have several times noticed that after aligment, so that the object now is centred, the scheduler says it is "repositioning". However, nothing is happening - scope not moving - and this goes on for ever. Or rather, until I stop the scheduler and restart. 

What is this "repositioning" and why is it doing that after successful aligment...?

Magnus

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Hi!

I seem to have had some problems with meridian flips lately - intermittent. I do not have a log to show. But playing with it now in daytime I note that the HA given in Ekos, and subsequently the time to meridian flip, does not update when tracking. I have set up a scheduler job to expose to test the meridian flip, and from the moment the job starts to capture, both HA value and time to meridian flip stays stable.
I'm running Stellarmate 1.5.9, Kstars 3.5.7, updated recently but not today. 

In the log (the one produced now) I have lines like this: 
[2022-03-08T17:50:47.012 CET DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Losmandy Gemini : "[DEBUG] RES: <W>, lst 4.828764, ha -0.250125,

If the ha given there is HA, then that one updates regularly. 

Anyone recognize this?

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Problems with GPS NMEA' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi!

Great, thanks! Seems to work like a charm :)

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' Problems with GPS NMEA' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi!
I'm trying to use the GPS NMEA to connect to my mobile phone as GPS device. However, when I start the module (GPS NMEA), it connects to the phone but says "no fix". Then when trying to refresh (I have set refresh period to 5 secs) it says "Failed to connect to.... connection refused". I am using Share GPS on my Samsung mobile. 

Anyone got advice on how to make it work?

Magnus

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Hi!

Thanks, so it is clear. Yes, I can set lock. Or change filter order in my capture sequences so they start rather than end with V :)

Magnus

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Hi!

Has there been some change in the scheduler process for choice of filter for focusing? I used to set filter manually (to V, I do photometry), then start scheduler, and then focusing was done with V. To keep the V as the focus filter, I make sure all capture sequences end with V-filter, not U, B, R or I. 

However, now, when starting the focus sequence, filter is changed to the first in the capture sequence queue. Or is this just random? Has there been a change, or how is the focus filter selected?

Magnus

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Hi!

Recently, I'm having trouble with my Losmandy G11. Running the scheduler, it slews to the object and starts focusing. But the slew is not finished, it slowly finalizes the slew while focusing. Which is not good - might result in focus really off. It is odd because it used not to be like this. 

Anyone recognizes it?

I'm running stellarmate, not updated recently. 

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'For those with focus issues' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi!
I am also an SCT owner and know what you mean with image shift when shifting focus orientation. However, if you use Linear mode, the risk for this is minimized, as the focuser does not shift direction (it does when moving back for the second go, but then moves forward again). Maybe more importantly: I use a Crayfoord focuser on my SCT, which removes all such issues. Much cheaper than a new scope, and you can keep the nice optical performance in the C8 Edge :)

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_aux' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi!
If a Celestron AVX or CGE-pro will do (both EQ), those are available for you right now. 
Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_aux' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi!
I'd be happy to test on my equatorial CGE-pro, if that helps. 

Magnus

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