Ken Self replied to the topic 'Detecting Misted Optics' in the forum. 4 days ago

Something that counts the stars and lets you set some threshold like a percentage of the stars found in the first image?. The alignment module does something like that so maybe it could be adapted.

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Assuming your home wifi router is also the DHCP server this is quite easy to do. Your router will assignn different IP addresses to each device.
If you are using static IP addresses for the RPis then make sure each one is different.
You just run two VNC sessions with each one connecting to the relevant IP address.

If the RPis are running as hotspots its a bit harder

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If you want the Astroberry PHD2 plot to measure out to 4 arcseconds you need to click the "-" (Zoom out) button located under the number of frames to display. 

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Click the +/- buttons to zoom in/out on the bullseye. 

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The source code is in the INDI 3rd party library github.com/indilib/indi-3rdparty
There is indi-rpi-gpio, libpigpiod and indi-asi-power which is the version that controls the ASI Air power controller.
The Astroberry relays driver also works fine and is much simpler. The RPi GPIO driver provides Pulse Width Modulation e.g. for controlling LED brightness or motor speed control, and periodic switching e.g. for triggering a DSLR imaging sequence

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You might need to build the driver from source. On Raspbian libpigpiod is included but it is not available under Ubuntu. So the libpigpiod library has been added to the INDI library (this is permitted by libpigpiod licence) but it is separated from the driver. This is an older version and the driver has a dependency on it.
So by building from source you can install just the driver without lipigpiod. The driver should work with the latest version of libpigpiod. If not, let me know and I can fix it.
I am the author of the driver but I am not very knowlegeable about Debian installer so build from source is what I would do in this case.

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'Comet Leonard in KStars database?' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

When I installed 3.5.6 the comets.dat under App Data\Local\kstars was still dated 31/5/2021. Some files had been shifted across to App Data\Roaming\kstars but comets.dat was not one of them
I uninstalled 3.5.6 then re-installed 3.5.3 and Leonard reappeared.

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'Comet Leonard in KStars database?' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Last night I fired up KStars 3.5.3 on Win10 for the first time in ages and searched for and found Comet Leonard without doing anything special. Today I upgraded to 3.5.6 and Leonard is nowhere to be found. Tried updating Comet Orbital Elements but still no Leonard.

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'Client Read EOF error' in the forum. 9 months ago

You need to attach the corresponding PHD2 debug log. If it is too large, either use the upload options on the help menu and post a link or you zip it up to attach to this forum.

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'What camera for a RPI4 ?' in the forum. 10 months ago

Most of the popular astro cameras will work on the RPi with Ekos.So the choice of camera really comes down to what sort of objects you are interested in, the sort of onditions you image under and how you wantto display your images.For example, if you are interested in emission nebulae a cooled mono camera with large field of view and narrow band filters would work best. With planetary you would want a color camera with small pixels and video capable.
 

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