Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Rock64 Resurrection' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hey guys,

Unfortunately my Rock64 died, and due to the issues I had with it before, and the fact that the Pi4 has proven to be more reliable as well has having even better specs than the rock64, I didn't get another one. Yeah, a number of things were just more difficult with the rock64.

Thanks,

Rob

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

So yes ultimately that is the idea . The script is intended for an sbc hat would be remotely accessed in an observing field, but the whole point of it being a script is that you can customize it for your situation. If it is your main laptop, you might not want to have it setup vnc, or maybe the auto login, or the WiFi hotspots, but many other settings still are desirable. So comment out what you don’t want to do

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Based on your description, I think the appropriate script is the "ubuntu SBC" one.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

So I designed the script with the idea that it could be run on a variety of different computers to get them set up to become a remote hub to do astrophotography. There are several scripts in there. Depending on your system, you should choose the appropriate one and there are instructions where you can leave out certain parts that won't apply to your system.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I just checked on several of my pi's. They seem to have sextractor installed already. I looked into it and it seems that sextractor was most likely installed when astrometry was installed. Was that not true on your system?

Just type "which sextractor" in a terminal on the pi and you will see if it is installed. If not, we could add it, but I think it is installed already.

Thanks,

Rob

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I will need to test it out tomorrow on some pis before I push through the changes.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I will work on that today. I should have time. Sounds like a good idea

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Python 3 Mac OSX' in the forum. 1 month ago

So a couple of weeks ago, I came up with a better solution to this problem. You can now use sextractor instead of python in the latest version of kstars and then you don't have to go through all the python setup.





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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed' in the forum. 1 month ago

Yes, a screen recording would help. I just tried what you described multiple times and the OK button worked every time. There must be something else going on.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed' in the forum. 1 month ago

carkinzo,

It sounds like these issues are no longer issues with the beta version, just overall usage issues. You might get more rapid responses if you make new posts in the forum, since the people that look at this forum are just going to be folks interested in testing a Mac beta version. We can certainly respond and help you, but the responses could be delayed since less people will look at it.

1. I am not totally sure what you mean about "Find mode." Is this in the Mount Control Box, The Find Object Dialog Box, or something else? Please see the screenshot.

2. Are you talking about the Polar Alignment Tool in the Align module? If so, Jasem could help you much better than any of us since he made that tool. I don't know much about it and have never used it. He was in this thread earlier, but you might want to send him a message or start a new thread about that.

3. For plate solving, there are a lot of settings and it will take some practice to get used to it. One of the settings is to only search for solutions within a certain angle measure of where the telescope thinks it is pointing, so if you were too far off, then it might not solve. With practice and experimentation you will get it.

As for the last part with centering the object, I would recommend plate solving farther away from your final target in a few different parts of the sky, and then trying to slew to your final target. Sometimes also, mounts don't want to slew short distances. It sometimes helps to slew away from the object and then back. All mounts are different and respond differently. Some mounts prefer if you approach the object from one direction rather than the other. Again, with this, it will take practice and you will need to see what procedures work well for yours. Sometimes mine can be really annoying, since it has no problem with slewing halfway across the sky to the target, and gets the target in the frame with no problem, but once I get close and I want to frame my target nicely, it just doesn't want to get exactly where I want it to be. I have to go back and forth a few times till I get it just right.

I don't know anything about the last part since I don't know about that particular mount.

Thanks,

Rob



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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 1 month ago

TomAstro wrote: Can't even install phd2 and phdlogviewer from the script.

Building and Installing PHD Log Viewer
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Already up to date.
-- Configuring done
-- Generating done
-- Build files have been written to: /home/pi/AstroRoot/phdlogview/tmp
[ 14%] Generating LogViewFrameBase.cpp, LogViewFrameBase.h
make[2]: wxformbuilder: Command not found
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/phdlogview.dir/build.make:62: LogViewFrameBase.cpp] Error 127
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/Makefile2:72: CMakeFiles/phdlogview.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [Makefile:130: all] Error 2
cp: cannot stat '/home/pi/AstroRoot/phdlogview/tmp/phdlogview': No such file or directory

For phd2:

~ Building and Installing PHD2
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Already up to date.
-- PHD2 version '2.6.7' (extracted from source)
-- using libcurl /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libcurl.so
-- Using project provided libindi '/home/pi/AstroRoot/phd2/thirdparty/libindi-58b26c584049e1b9ecd55aa5f4a225677a417898.tar.gz'
-- Found libnova: /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libnova.so
-- Found ASICamera2 lib /usr/local/lib/libASICamera2.so
-- Found toupcam lib /home/pi/AstroRoot/phd2/cameras/toupcam/linux/armhf/libtoupcam.so
-- 'xgettext' program found at '/usr/bin/xgettext'
-- 'msgfmt' program found at '/usr/bin/msgfmt'
-- 'msgmerge' program found at '/usr/bin/msgmerge'
-- [DOC] Creating HTML target for locale en_EN
-- [DOC] Creating translation target for locale ar_LY
-- [DOC] Creating translation target for locale de_DE
-- [DOC] Creating translation target for locale es_ES
-- [DOC] Creating HTML target for locale fr_FR
-- [DOC] Creating translation target for locale fr_FR
-- [DOC] Creating translation target for locale it_IT
-- [DOC] Creating HTML target for locale ja_JP
-- [DOC] Creating translation target for locale ja_JP
-- [DOC] Creating translation target for locale ko_KR
-- [DOC] Creating translation target for locale nb_NO
-- [DOC] Creating translation target for locale pl_PL
-- [DOC] Creating translation target for locale pt_BR
-- [DOC] Creating translation target for locale ro_RO
-- [DOC] Creating HTML target for locale ru_RU
-- [DOC] Creating translation target for locale ru_RU
-- [DOC] Creating translation target for locale uk_UA
-- [DOC] Creating translation target for locale zh_CN
-- [DOC] Creating HTML target for locale zh_TW
-- [DOC] Creating translation target for locale zh_TW
-- Configuring done
-- Generating done
-- Build files have been written to: /home/pi/AstroRoot/phd2-build
[ 49%] Built target pl_PL_translation
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[ 49%] Linking CXX executable phd2.bin
/usr/local/lib/libASICamera2.so: file not recognized: file format not recognized
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/phd2.dir/build.make:2223: phd2.bin] Error 1
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/Makefile2:818: CMakeFiles/phd2.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [Makefile:163: all] Error 2
[ 22%] Built target cfitsio
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[ 44%] Built target zh_CN_translation
[ 44%] Built target en_EN_html
[ 45%] Built target MPIIS_GP
[ 46%] Built target de_DE_translation
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[ 47%] Built target pt_BR_translation
[ 48%] Built target uk_UA_translation
[ 48%] Built target GPGuider
[ 49%] Linking CXX executable phd2.bin
/usr/local/lib/libASICamera2.so: file not recognized: file format not recognized
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/phd2.dir/build.make:2223: phd2.bin] Error 1
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/Makefile2:818: CMakeFiles/phd2.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [Makefile:163: all] Error 2

How to solve this?

Thanks.


Sorry, trying this again:

I can look into this later this week.

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