KStars/Ekos controls my Sirius dome through the driver indi_maxdomeii.
I open the lower and upper shutters manually and then the driver controls perfectly the rotation of the dome during the session. No problem.
However the logs show many error lines like these :

[2022-03-20T16:43:09.262 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - MaxDome II : "Shutter error "
[2022-03-20T16:43:10.346 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - MaxDome II : "Shutter error "
[2022-03-20T16:43:11.308 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - MaxDome II : "Shutter error "
[2022-03-20T16:43:12.330 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - MaxDome II : "Shutter error "

I think that these errors are due to the fact the driver doesn’t include the possibility to open the shutters in a Manual Mode (which is my case) .
Would this explain the error lines and would it be possible to implement a Manual Mode ?

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I am simply amazed by the power of the Align Module / Load & Slew feature : it can solve a any jpg within seconds !May I say a wish ? It would be even nicer if the solver gave the field of view of the solution ! Example of a solution of the Andromeda Galaxy picture found on the net :2022-03-14T09:39:56 Target is within acceptable range. Astrometric solver is successful.2022-03-14T09:39:56 Target is within  00° 00' 27" degrees of solution coordinates.2022-03-14T09:39:56 Solution coordinates: RA (00h 44m 38s) DEC ( 41° 21' 06") Telescope Coordinates: RA (00h 44m 39s) DEC ( 41° 21' 24")2022-03-14T09:39:56 Solver completed after 0.65 seconds.

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I finally found it !!!
It is located in the Focus tab in Process / Detection / Bahtinov
Sorry for this.

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I forgot to add that I'm using the macOS version of KStars and maybe it has not been implemented on this platform.

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The new feature "New Bahtinov Mask Focus Assistant" had been announced in KStars v. 3.4.3.
Since then I've been looking for it in v. 3.4.3 up to v. 3.5.7 and I couldn't find it
Where is it located ?

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I couldn't attach the screenshot in the topic.
Here it is : you can see that a region is selected and the points do not appear on the terrain background
Why ?
 

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I have two wishes concerning the Analyze plots (Hello Hy, do you hear me ?)
In a normal photo session, we create a folder where the lights, darks, bias and flats will be stored for later processing.
However the Analyze graph of this session will be placed in Library / Application Support / kstars / analyse.
Nice, but when we later want to check back our session , this particular .analyze file is not easy to find.
1/ My first wish is that the .analyse file would be also stored in the session folder along with the lights, darks, bias and flats
2/ Being a Mac user, double-click on a file opens automatically the app. My second wish is that a simple double-click on an .analyze file opens it directly in KStars.
Best regards,

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I have created two regions by selecting points on the sky map, I have selected one region but the points aren't displayed on the sky map as they should.
See attached.
What I am doing wrong ?

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I had that problem too and I reported it (but I am unable to find the link).
If I remember well, this is what I did to solve the problem:
1/ uninstall KStars : change the name of the folder Library / Application Support / kstars, and save it to be able to restore it later.
2/ reinstall KStars with the dmg. This will create a new folder kstars in Library / Application Support /
3/ copy all the planet related files (.vsop) that you'll find in this new folder and paste them into the old kstars folder
4/ rename the saved folder to "kstars"

and here you are !

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Hi Nick,
Maybe I misunderstood your problem but I experienced also crashes and I found a solution that I reported here (www.indilib.org/forum/ekos/11081-mac-kst...e-test.html?start=48):

Hi everybody,
I have experienced also intempestive crashes of KStars since a few months and I reported it.
The crashes occurred especially while running the simulators.
I think I finally found the culprit : kstarsrc
This file kstarsrc is located (on a Mac) at Library / Preferences / kstarsrc. It contains all the user preferences.
I deleted this file and I've got no crash since in the simulators profile or the real profiles.
I recommend not to delete immediately this file but saving it by changing its name.
When you will start KStars again, the Startup Wizard will open and will recreate a new kstarsrc file.

Maybe this might help you

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It works -- tested several times on 2 Macs.
Thanks to you both !

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I am using the indi_sqm_weather driver to connect my Unihedron SQM through ethernet.With KStars 357 the correct server address cannot be saved, while it was saved with previous KStars versions.
The correct server address should be 192.168.0.21 instead of 192.168.1.1

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