Michael replied to the topic 'Pegasus Ultra Power Box v2' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi Ferrante, thanks for the offer, but Andrews log files helped me already. Do you have a dome ? There might be another topic to be sorted out.
Michel

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Michael replied to the topic 'Pegasus Ultra Power Box v2' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Many thanks, as you have MW4 for test anyhow I would implement some v2 feature there and you could test. So right now there should be the third dew heater already available if you upgrade within MW4 to the latest version.

Michel

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Michael created a new topic ' Pegasus Ultra Power Box v2' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi there,

I'm developing software (mountwizzard) using some devices on INDI. As I'm only own a version 1 powerboat I would be happy if somebody could tell, how to distinguish the two versions and please make a debug log with usage of Dew heaters / Auto Dew etc. that I get the actual used INDI properties.
If there is another way the get these, I'm very thankful.

Secondly I experienced that for example ZWO ASI using a single driver (like QSI does), but when a camera is connected the name property of the driver changes to the attached camera. As I don't want to get the full traffic, I only would like to watch the traffic of the camera, I need the name string the driver (server) will use. In EKOS I choose ZWO CCD, but then I get in the control panel only the attached camera name.

@ Jasem: I think you open the INDI link and filter for CCD's and than got the name the driver is using.

Any hep appreciated.

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic 'Mount Model tab (module) issues' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Hans,

MountWizzard3 is for many months on GitHub online:
github.com/mworion/MountWizzard3

Michel

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Michael created a new topic ' Question about FITS Header Entries' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi,

EKOS writes some entries in the FITS header. Is there any chance adding entries from connected devices, too ?
I know for example the CCD Camera snoops devices, but is not going the add the values in the FITS Header. In addition some device types are even not be selectable as snoop devices (e.g. environment)

I would be nice doing so, because than you could save all the context information of an image inside the FITS file (Focuser position, outside Temp, Sky Quality, Dew etc.) This enables to make some test and calculations later (e.g. focuser positions over temp and filter)

Any ideas ?

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic 'Test on KStars 3.2.3 on MAC -> missing astrometry.net binaries' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi,

did you have a look to www.cloudmakers.eu/astrometry/ as they also do actual compiling on actual system. To explain: the binaries should be ok, but there are some problems with the virtual environment, which leads to problems. If you are interested, please tell me, which tests I have to make, to ensure best analyst for solution.

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic 'Test on KStars 3.2.3 on MAC -> missing astrometry.net binaries' in the forum. 5 months ago

Just one question, I tried 3.3.1 DMG, solver does not work (as expected with astrometry.net in the package, but the astrometry binaries are still in the package. Does this make sense to add the broken ones. As I like to use the bundle solution for Astrometry.net also for other purpose on MAC I'm very interested to see this work without and brew installation. So I check the presence of the binaries. But currently I do not check if the could work or not.

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic 'Test on KStars 3.2.3 on MAC -> missing astrometry.net binaries' in the forum. 6 months ago

Rob,

had a look on the source of astrometry.net and agree. There is a mix of c and python and I have no clue how to separate this. So I'm with you and waiting the topics to be solved.
Many thanks for your work !

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic 'Test on KStars 3.2.3 on MAC -> missing astrometry.net binaries' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi Rob,

I think your are right to be able to use astrometry.net without python. I use image2xy to extract the star positions to XY coordinates and then using solve-field with a limited set of options. With that you should be able to walk from a FITS file to a WCS header with solved coordinates. I will be able telling you the options this evening.

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic 'Test on KStars 3.2.3 on MAC -> missing astrometry.net binaries' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi Rob,
tested the latest version you mentioned. Still get the same error message from image2xy:

(mw4) JUPITER:image mw$ /Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/image2xy m51.fit
Illegal instruction: 4

in comparison to kstars 3.0.0:
(mw4) JUPITER:image mw$ /Applications/kstars300.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/image2xy m51.fits
simplexy: found 1408 sources.

So nothing changed. I only call that binary, no python nothing else to be used.

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic 'Test on KStars 3.2.3 on MAC -> missing astrometry.net binaries' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi Rob,

thanks for quick reply. I running on lastest 10.14.5 and tried is on terminal. So there is no relation to any python.

Michel

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Michael replied to the topic 'Test on KStars 3.2.3 on MAC -> missing astrometry.net binaries' in the forum. 6 months ago

Nailed it further down in comparison between 3.0.0 and 3.2.3 (and 3.2.2)

With 3.0.0 i get:
/Applications/kstars300.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/image2xy -O -o /Users/mw/PycharmProjects/MountWizzard4/temp/temp.xy /Users/mw/PycharmProjects/MountWizzard4/image/2019-05-31-11-27-43-exposure.fits
simplexy: found 395 sources.

with 3.2.2 (and 3.2.3) i get:
/Applications/kstars322.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/image2xy -O -o /Users/mw/PycharmProjects/MountWizzard4/temp/temp.xy /Users/mw/PycharmProjects/MountWizzard4/image/2019-05-31-11-27-43-exposure.fits
Illegal instruction: 4

So there must be something different in image2xy because the source file is identically (as well as the setup)

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Michael created a new topic ' Test on KStars 3.2.3 on MAC -> missing astrometry.net binaries' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi,

I recently downloaded KStars 3.2.3 and work with it. Actually it points out, that in the APP bundle under /Content/MacOS/astrometry/bin there are many files missing when comparing to 3.2.2 version. I use the solve-field and image2xy, and that's definitly not in. Do I miss something ?

Michel

in 3.2.2 available bin:



in 3.2.3 available bin:

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Michael replied to the topic 'Standards on KEY's in drivers' in the forum. 8 months ago

Chris,
many thanks, I read through the link. With that in mind, I would expect the Weather data as "Atmospheric" Pressure etc. But this is also not true.
But good to hear that there is a semantic.

@ Jasem: With all the devices you see, how do you proceed with the EKOS GUI to make all Key's happen? I only could think of parsing the indi xml data and building dynamically the GUI for a device.

Michel

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