Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Ekos polar alignment vector backwards' in the forum. 5 days ago

I have been using the LEGACY Polar Alignment routine, as I live right on the equator and can't see either pole. My dark site is located at 00 degrees, 30 minutes South. I have found that I have to read the alignment adjustments as if my mount is pointing north, even though in reality I am pointing to the south. So I have to reverse the directions too. It seems the software does not take not consideration a mount pointing at he South Pole, even though it knows out is located in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Python 3 Mac OSX' in the forum. 1 month ago

Well to be fair, I need to test it in the field with my real gear and not in my living room using simulated gear.
The problem is getting a clear sky here on the equator in east Africa, and arranging armed rangers to come out with me to my dark sky site in the bush. I do not want to get eaten. I will try this weekend.

Peter

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Python 3 Mac OSX' in the forum. 2 months ago

Ok, everything downloaded fine, and in OSX, the Align Module's Astrimetry.net's SETUP button shows that everything is installed.
If I use the online saver, all works.
But off-line it fails. It never failed before I upgraded.
:(

Peter

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Python 3 Mac OSX' in the forum. 2 months ago

pip didn't work, but pip3 did!

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Python 3 Mac OSX' in the forum. 2 months ago

Ok, Python installed:

Homebrew installed
Python3 installed
Astropy will install when you click Ok

But Astropy fails to install when I press OK, so how do I install it manually?

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Python 3 Mac OSX' in the forum. 2 months ago

Where do I find this Quickstart pdf?

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Yikes! Major problem tonight' in the forum. 2 months ago

Mine didn't just not save, both the ASI1600 and the Lodestar guide camera froze. Both worked fine until I tried to take an image while guiding. Then both camera locked up. I disconnected the Lodestar from the ASI1600MM USB port and connected it direct to the computer. Same thing happened.

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Peter Kennett created a new topic ' Python 3 Mac OSX' in the forum. 2 months ago

I upgraded Kstars and now I get this error on my Macbook (OSX 10.13.6) :

Astrometry.net uses python3 and the astropy package for plate solving images offline. These were not detected on your system. Please go into the Align Options and either click the setup button to install them or uncheck the default button and enter the path to python3 on your system and manually install astropy.

Has this been addressed yet?

Peter

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Yikes! Major problem tonight' in the forum. 2 months ago

Oops, sorry for typos. It was 2am and I was trying to warm up in my sleeping bag. Not a good time to time to type on a phone.

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Peter Kennett created a new topic ' Yikes! Major problem tonight' in the forum. 2 months ago

I upgraded to 3.3.2 and then took off for the weekend to my very dark here in Uganda.

I set up my equipment (ASI 1600mm) as usual, aligned, fucused and acquired a guidesrar with my Lodestar x2. All was well and it behaved as before.

But then every time I started an exposure, the guidecamers and main camera stopped working!!!

This is a very new development and I have seen this before. It requires me to power down and reboot before I could use either camera. I could take images without guiding and it worked great. I could guide without taking pictures, and that too worked well. But if I turn in autoguiding and then try to start a photo sequence with the main camera, both cameras stopped working! This has never happened before. :(

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Peter Kennett created a new topic ' What are Snoop Services - and do I need to edit these?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Can someone explain what these fields are for?

Thanks

Peter

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'what devices are you running KStars on?' in the forum. 2 months ago

I too use a NanoPC T4. I added a 500 gig solid state drive to it, which takes up no additional space in its tiny plastic case.
12v 2 amp. Comes with 16 gig eMMC and 4 gig ram, 5G wifi, USB 2 and 3, ethernet, dual camera interfaces etc, etc. I run Lubuntu 16.04 on it. It goes from cold power-on to fully booted and ready for my ipad or Macbook to connect to it in just six seconds.

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Still same ASI1600MM USB3.0 issue. Can't seem to figure it out.' in the forum. 4 months ago

I tried connecting ONLY the ASI1600MM to the NanoPC T4 and got the same problem.
Still works great when connecting to the USB2 ports, but fails after one or twi images when connected through the USB3 port,
I used the same cables to connect my MacBook Air - and it worked great, so the issue is not the camera or cables.
What OS are you using n you T4? I have Lubuntu 16.04.

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Peter Kennett created a new topic ' Still same ASI1600MM USB3.0 issue. Can't seem to figure it out.' in the forum. 4 months ago

I have never been able to get my ASI1600MM to work when connected via USB3.0 to my computers (I tried two).
They are running Ubuntu 16.04 and using the latest updates to INDI and EKOS.
It downloads the first or second image in a sequence, but then hangs when trying too get any more.

The strange thing is that when I connect with USB2 cables, all is fine (just at USB2 speeds). This after I power down the camera though.
The USB bandwidth is set at the lowest setting (40).

I attached the log file.

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File Name: log_18-24-06.txt
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