Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Ekos crash, all configs are away, no change possible' in the forum. 3 hours 15 minutes ago

Damien,

Check all the XML files in the .indi and make sure that none of them are empty. If one is, either remove it or replace it with one of the default files (also present in that directory). See if that solves your issue.


HTH, Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'enhancement request for the Shoestring Astronomy FCUSB driver' in the forum. 3 hours 18 minutes ago

Hi Jasem, Mark,

According to the info I have, these are the two FCUSB devices:

0x134a:0x9023 #FCUSB Focuser
0x134a:0x9024 #FCUSB2 Focuser

Mark, can you verify please that you have the second one?


Thanks, Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Notifications for PMs' in the forum. 19 hours 9 minutes ago

Not sure if anything has changed but suddenly I did receive an email because of a new PM. Still no clear notification for it in the forum web page though.


Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'focus and Polar align "issues"' in the forum. 20 hours 52 minutes ago

Ah yes, polar aligning in the south is harder for lack of a bright star near the south celestial pole. Sigma Octantis may work but is just too far off. I know since I moved to Chile recently and have had considerable trouble doing an initial rough alignment.

Perhaps collect your questions that are not related to focusing and polar alignment in a different topic?

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'focus and Polar align "issues"' in the forum. yesterday

What mount do you have and does it have a polar scope? If yes then why not use that for an initial crude polar alignment? That works really well and should get you within, say, one or two degrees of the celestial pole. There are several tools available that can help you do that. KStars have a tool for this hidden away in some menu item and there are several apps for this both in the Apple and Android stores.

As for the grid: that is the equatorial coordinate grid with the center at the celestial pole. The pink line should not point to it because that indicates the offset of your mount w.r.t. the perfect alignment. Also, the center of that grid generally does not sit at the center of the FOV when your telescope is parked due to minor positional offsets of the telescope w.r.t. the zero positions of the mount. Just ignore the grid and focus on the pink line. That’s all that matters when doing a polar alignment.

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'dslr: wrong sensor dimensions' in the forum. yesterday

Have I introduced a security hole if I VNC into it over Internet by using these permissions?


File permissions have no effect on internet connections. If somebody wanted to connect to your remote machine then they would have to hack into the VNC connection, which should be very difficult (or practically impossible) if you use an encrypted connection.


HTH, Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'focus and Polar align "issues"' in the forum. yesterday

When the pink line is longer than your FOV and it runs off your screen you can do two things:
- do a crude correction of the polar alignment by literally picking up the mount and aiming it better at the pole
- use the fine adjustment of the mount and place the star at the side where the line runs out of the FOV and restart the polar alignment

When using the fine adjustment you may or may not run out of play depending on how big the polar alignment error is which means you will need to pick up the mount and free up play for the fine adjustment. Also, you may need to repeat the polar alignment procedure more than once to reach a very small alignment error.


HTH, Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'focus and Polar align "issues"' in the forum. yesterday

Hi Ron,

Good to see you are making progress. A few replies:

- In the KStars configuration there is an Ekos secrion in which you can specify that Ekos should be in a separate window. Then you can have KStars and Ekos on separate displays
- There is a button in the KStars button bars that should sync the KStars center of FOV with the telescope. Did you tick that? If yes then it is probably lag on the network connection between the RPi and your laptop/desktop


HTH, Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven created a new topic ' Notifications for PMs' in the forum. yesterday

This forum support sending and receiving personal messages (PMs). The previous version of the software supported this as well and there, whenever a PM was received, you also received an email notifying you of the PM. On top of that, the forum UI would show that there were unread PMs in quite a clear way. Both functionalities haven't worked since the forum software was updated. Would it be possible to enable this again please?


Thanks, Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Starting INDI Server' in the forum. 2 days ago

Yes this is possible as explained at the bottom of this page:
indilib.org/about/discover-indi.html


HTH, Wouter

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