Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Can't connect consustenlty to Canon T3i Camera' in the forum. 18 hours 36 minutes ago

Hi,

Same issue here. Our Canon EOS 77D disconnects very often or even refuses to connect. This is on a mini-pc, not an RPi. We are using the KStars and libgphoto2 nightlies from Jasem’s ppas. Any help would greatly be appreciated!


Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Option to disable parking' in the forum. yesterday

Yes, that’s the only one.

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Option to disable parking' in the forum. 3 days ago

With KStars 3.3.8 (and possibly 3.3.7 already) the option is there to have no parking after polar alignment in the KStars settings.


Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'iOptron GEM45' in the forum. 3 days ago

Good choice! I am sure you will wnjoy it a lot!

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I was referring to the first one (describing the mount head slewing to the west side for a just-west-of-meridian object) though perhaps the second one might be a symptom of this as well.

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 5 days ago

Thanks. It sounds like you'll need a custom INDI driver to be able to use your mount with Ekos. As I said before, it is not possible to use the ST4 port directly from the PI so you will need to find a way to make the Arduino respond to guide command coming from the PI.

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 5 days ago

It is possible to guide by sending guide pulses directly to the mount. In that case both the camera and the mount need to be connected to the PI. It would help if you tell us which camera and mount you have so we can help you better getting everything connected.


Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server 2.0.0 is available now!' in the forum. 5 days ago

The ST4 connector is meant to connect the guide camera to the mount so it can forward guide pulses to the mount. It requires the guide camera to be connected to the PI using an USB cable.


HTH, Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Stellarmate app guide problem' in the forum. 5 days ago

Hi Paul,

The ASI120MC (USB2) camera is known to have connection problems on Linux and Mac and now also on Windows (though with Windows 7 and before it seems to work OK). As a matter of fact, this camera has been discussed many times on this forum. Please search for "compatibility" in this forum and you'll see many threads about this camera (and others as well by the way). Some people have had luck in making it work by installing a new firmware but I myself never managed to make the camera work on Linux and Mac. The only solution is such a case is to buy another camera, for example the ASI120MC-S (USB3) camera which I have used for over 2 years now and never had an issue with. Also searching for ASI120MM (the monochrome version of your camera which has the same problem) will lead you to this thread:

www.indilib.org/forum/general/6070-asi12...b2-kinda-worked.html

where this all has been discussed.

As for the simulators, in order to not get a black image you need to make sure that the GSC package is installed. I don't know Stellarmate well enough to know if it already has been installed by default or not.


HTH, Wouter

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There is nothing wrong with the meridian in KStars. Many mounts have a limit (usually expressed in degrees) up to which it will keep the telescope on the east side while the object already is west of the meridian. Please check that value for your mount using the hand controller. That probably explains the behaviour you see.


Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 6 days ago

AstroNerd wrote:


Well I used his script....!!
Ignore what I wrote above was just giving an example...[/quote]

I didn't mean in an accusatory way. However people with a similar issue may find these comments and may therefore need to know the exact and correct path. No offense meant!


Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 6 days ago

Just one comment to that: the Linux operating system is case sensitive so a directory called Kstars is a different directory than one called kstars. The correct path therefore is

.local/share/kstars

all lower case.


Clear skies, Wouter

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