Jerker B thanked Fabio Papa in topic Exit confirmation 3 months ago

Fabio Papa created a new topic ' Exit confirmation' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi all,
right now, if you select Exit from the File menu or if you click on the X on the window manager Kstars will just close, no matter what.
I think a warning would be better, especially if Ekos is currently connected to equipment.

Thanks!

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Fabio Papa replied to the topic '"Real" stable' in the forum. 5 months ago

I agree it's fine most times, but not always. When I installed this friend RPI4, I was unable to use the PPA due to an error, I presume, in one of the packages dependencies. After a few days, it was installable again. Also, in the past, I had some drivers work wrong, like EQMOD, which at the time was going through some rewrite, IIRC.
I'm just unsure how the current PPA compares to the released version, 1.8.2.

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Fabio Papa replied to the topic 'New Kstars 3.3.7 ASTAP Plate Solving Speed is FAST!!!' in the forum. 5 months ago

Blind solving is solving without knowing anything about the picture you're working with: no focal lenght, no FOV, no camera details and obviously no known coordinate. It's a slow process, but it's something that astrometry.net can do.
If ASTAP is working sometimes and other it doesn't, check that on your solved pictures the focal lenght is the same as the one you specify in your ekos equipment profile. ASTAP is pretty sensitive to that.

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Fabio Papa created a new topic ' "Real" stable' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi all,
first of all, let me be clear this is no way to be taken as a critique to anything done here. I enjoy indi and kstars/ekos a whole lot, and I use it in the field with great pleasure. This post is a genuine question on how to solve a very specific request from someone rather illiterate at computers.
So I helped this friend of mine get into this RPI4 business. We had a mostly trouble free night playing with ekos after a slow start which was comprised of a really strange issue with the skysensor driver, for which I wrote a separate topic, and kstars crashing twice in a seemingly random way.
So the question got raised: is this really stable? What if I wanted something more stable than the stable PPA provides? I see kstars is named "bleeding", which isn't very reassuring, but the PPA doesn't carry a non bleeding release and ubuntu seems slow to carry new releases of the software.
As for indi libraries, this seems solveable by manually compiling the 1.8.2 release, downloaded from git. I compiled this with no issues and I'm just asking if this would be better than PPA stable, always considering the stable part of the equation.

Thanks for any thoughts!

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Fabio Papa created a new topic ' Vixen SkySensor 2000 PC and sync' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi all,
yesterday night we had a problem with the skysensor driver. Every time we accessed the alignment module, down in the log area the message about the mount not supporting syncing kept appearing, and sure enough any attempt to plate solve, both with a.net and ASTAP would fail to recenter the object or sync the mount. The thing is, the mount IS actually capable, as it works with the lx200_generic driver. Even more strange, after using the lx200 driver for a bit and then reverting to the skysensor one, the message went away and the night was then smooth.
What could be the cause of this?
We were using the latest PPA stable on Ubuntu 16.10 running on a PI4 32bit.

Thanks!

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Fabio Papa replied to the topic 'New Kstars 3.3.7 ASTAP Plate Solving Speed is FAST!!!' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi,
I don't want to talk ASTAP down, I used it yesterday night and it's awesome, however I don't think it can really do blind solve, especially when called from kstars/ekos which passes the pole coordinate as a search starting point when images have no pre-set coordinates.
What I'm asking is, are you sure this was really a blind solve? Were those fits captured with ekos? If so, it's possible they had the coordinates written in the FIT header.

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Fabio Papa replied to the topic 'ASTAP astrometry integration' in the forum. 6 months ago

It doesn't work for me. It seems like any options specified in the field are not actually passed to the solver, which still shows 1 degree in its little window.
Mind, I'm using the "Load & Slew" button, unlike your screencap which shows you're using "Capture & Solve". I don't think Ekos/Kstars is doing the same things when using the two buttons.

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Fabio Papa replied to the topic 'ASTAP astrometry integration' in the forum. 6 months ago

Thanks Han, I'll try as soon as possible and report back.
If this works though, wouldn't it be possible to automate it when the image loaded doesn't have any info into its header?

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Fabio Papa replied to the topic 'ASTAP astrometry integration' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi Han,
I'm trying by clicking on load and solve from ekos, but it always fails. I see that when I do this, the image vertical dimension is always 1 degree, even if my FOV is different. It seems all my settings, like focal lenght and CCD data, are not taken into account when using load and solve. Is this the expected behaviour?

Thanks!

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Fabio Papa replied to the topic 'ASTAP astrometry integration' in the forum. 6 months ago

From which kstars release is the problem of the guide scope focal length solved? I'd like to check before I go out. I'm using the stable ppa in Ubuntu.

Thanks!

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Fabio Papa replied to the topic 'Altair 183 Mono Gain' in the forum. 1 year ago

Sorry to maybe hijack this, but from your capture Jasim, it seems the Altair astro cameras are supported now? If so, the devices page needs to be updated! I am in need of a new guidecam and I was looking at those for a while and holding, waiting for indi support...

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Jan Hruby thanked Fabio Papa in topic QHYSDK 4.0.1 1 year ago

Fabio Papa replied to the topic 'QHYSDK 4.0.1' in the forum. 1 year ago

You need to use the nightly builds, there are instructions on how to enable them in the Ubuntu format page.

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