Tested outputs, they are working.

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One more thing - I am using CCDCiel in case if it makes any difference.

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I installed the latest version from PPA and tested it with my 4.23 Onstep.
The issue I was facing in the past with the driver crashing upon connect is now resolved.
I have two mounts currently running - CGE and G11, collecting the data.
I used my regular flow - no alignment, just slew to the target, sync after plate solving, until the target is within 60" then autofocus.
So far so good.
I have not tried Outputs yet and also did not have to do a meridian flip.
Looks like outputs now read the configuration from the mount and display the appropriate feature names.

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CCDCiel has live stacking feature and is compatible with INDI.

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I tried several different techniques for collimating my generic 8" and 10" RCs and DSI method was the best.
The only downside of it is that it has to be done at night, thus wasting precious imaging time.

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I requested the same feature with CCDCiel and it was recently implemented.

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I upgraded driver from the stable builds and crashes as soon as client connects with this error:
Driver indi_lx200_OnStep: *** stack smashing detected ***: terminated
Has anyone seen this?

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Ah, sounds like there is no need to convince you :-)
I think just showing the corners would be super helpful.

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Hi Hy,

I was not aware about this feature, I will try it.
Here is the bible for collimating RC telescopes:
www.deepskyinstruments.com/truerc/docs/D...rocedure_Ver_1.0.pdf
and here is the image on page 14 that would be great to see in viewer in the collimation mode. Of course, the red lines would be difficult to produce and the numbers are redundant.
I think it would be nice to have some kind of a zooming control, where if it is 1, then the preview is as usual, but once you start increasing the value, the corners would be gradually magnified.

Alex
 

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Alex Varakin replied to the topic 'kstars died last night' in the forum. 4 months ago

Unfortunately, kstars is prone to crashes. It is much better now than it used to be, but still, it happens once in a while.
You can try CCDCiel.
In my experience, it is more stable than Kstars and is very similar in terms of features.

Alex

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I think it would be very nice to have a feature for assisting with the collimation, where the image preview screen would show corners of the image at 1:1 scale, so the user can see the quality of the stars in the corners all at once, without navigating the viewer. 

Thanks
Alex

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Hi James,

Would it be possible to prioritize PEC Import/Export?
Also, there is an issue that I am running into once in a while during precision slewing, where if the mount needs to slew very little (~ 1' ), it gets stuck and I have to stop the slewing using the INDI panel.
Any thoughts on how to solve this?

Alex

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Alex Varakin replied to the topic 'Astroberry and cr3 canon 250d' in the forum. 7 months ago

It is much simpler to get cr3 working for CCDciel. 

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Technically it is possible to do what you want - INDI is using xml for communicating between clients and servers, so you could implement a client on ESP32, but I think you need to rethink your approach.

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