giorgio replied to the topic 'Downloading and installing GSC for CCD Simulator on OS X' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your replu Rob.

I should have thought about the need of having GSC installed on the Stellarmate Rpi when I saw that error logged in the INDI server control panel...
Of course everything got fixed after installing GSC with a simple:

sudo apt-get install gsc

Cheers,
Giorgio

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giorgio replied to the topic 'Downloading and installing GSC for CCD Simulator on OS X' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Apologies for resurrecting this old thread but I'm unable to use GSC on KStars 3.3.6 on Mac OS 10.14.6. When I try to capture an image using CCD simularor on a remote Rpi 4 I see the following error in the CCD Simulator INDI Control Panel: Got no stars, is gsc installed with appropriate environment variables set ??
I confirm that GSC has been installed as per instructions here below on this thread. I also see the files in ~/Library/Application Support/kstars/gsc
If the problem is with some environment variables as the error implies how can I set them?

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giorgio replied to the topic 'Stellarmate WiFi on Rpi4' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Thnk you for your reply Megiddo. I'll try disabling the hotspot for the time being.

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giorgio replied to the topic 'Stellarmate WiFi on Rpi4' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I just saw from other forum threads that SM 1.4.4 still has some WiFi/hotspot teething problems. I guess I’ll roll back to 1.4.3 until I can test 1.4.5

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giorgio created a new topic ' Stellarmate WiFi on Rpi4' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi All,

I'm testing Stellarmate on the Rpi 4 and the WiFi configuration is playing erratically. After burning the image and powering up the Pi4 the built in stellarmate hotspot did not come up. I was able to vnc into it only via wired ethernet after detecting the ip address from my router.
As I was using the wired connection I noticed that the stellarmate hotspot had become available and I was able to connect to it. Upon doing that from my mac mini I was presented with an Ekos Live login screen. Since I'm not interested in using it I clicked on cancel and the wifi seemed ok. After rebooting the unit the hotspot again disappeared (I always wait several minutes before taking any action) and I had again to connect via ethernet cable.
I then checked the stellarmate wifi control panel and noticed that the hotspot parameter "connect automatically with priority" wasn't checked. I enabled that thinking it would have made a difference and in fact it did. But, after another restart the stellarmate own hotspot ip address had chagned to 10.42.0.160 instead of its default 10.250.250.1.
I also tried to configure stellarmate to connect to my own network but again upon rebooting the unit either it does not connect to my network or the stellarmate hotspot comes up with a different ip address, or the wifi seems to be dead until I plug a network cable in...
I'm unable to find a consistent wifi behaviuor that I can rely on and I always have to use a wired connection to fix the wifi.
Has anyone noticed a similar erratic wifi behaviour?

Thank you,
Giorgio

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giorgio created a new topic ' AstroimageJ on Raspberry Pi4B 4GB' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi All,

I was able to install and run the latest version of AstroimageJ on a Raspberry Pi 4B 4GB under Raspbian Buster. I first installed Java 8 using:

sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre

I then followed the instructions provided at: www.astro.louisville.edu/software/astroi...tallation_linux.html
I was then able to allocate 2GB of Ram by modifying the astroimagej script in /usr/local/bin using:

java -Xmx2048m -jar /usr/local/AstroImageJ/ij.jar

After having done that AstroimageJ seems to be running without hiccups and I was able to update it to the latest version using the tool in the Help drop-down menu.

I hope this can be of interest to those exoplanet junkies among us who would like to integrate an AstroimageJ photometry pipeline with INDI.

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giorgio replied to the topic 'Indi driver for SkyFi module' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi there,

My mount is a Tak EM-200 I'm not sure if the same method applies to other mounts. The Indi driver for this mount has a 'Connection' tab where you can set a connectivity switch to to be either Serial or Ethernet. After having configured an Ethernet connection you then have to type in the IP address of the SkyFi module. The port number must also be set at 4030. Needless to say that the SkyFi module must be on the same network of your Indi device.
If you need to change setting on the SkyFi module you can follow instructions provided at: support.simulationcurriculum.com/hc/en-u...-Control-Accessories

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giorgio created a new topic ' Wish list: support for Google Environmental Sensor Board' in the forum. 2 months ago

My raspberry pi running StellarMate is mounted directly on the OTA, it would be great if it could be used to process temperature and humidity data acquired via the Google Environmental Sensor Board that can be mounted on the Raspberry Pi itself:

coral.withgoogle.com/docs/enviro-board/datasheet/

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giorgio replied to the topic 'Not Seeing my Pi4 on my Windows Network' in the forum. 3 months ago

If you use sudo raspi-config you can assign a name to the raspberry pi that will be broadcasted over the network.

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giorgio replied to the topic 'Stellarmate Tools Backup Process Fails' in the forum. 3 months ago

I have a Mac and I use the ApplePi Baker application to create images or to back them up. It creates compressed backups that can even be restored on smaller SD card as long as the content to be restored does not exceed the capacity of the card itself.
www.tweaking4all.com/software/macosx-software/applepi-baker-v2/

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