I used to have connection issues constantly on my pi3 and pi4. I ended up just flashing the astroberry image and it's been rock solid since.

www.astroberry.io/

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David Rankin created a new topic ' ASTAP Broken' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Using latest kstars / ekos. Never had issues with ASAP before. I prefer ASTAP as it does better in the milky way. I've tried just about every setting I can change.

It fails almost immediately. Alignment log2021-04-05T00:39:26 Solver Failed.2021-04-05T00:39:25 Command: C:/Program Files/astap/astap.exe -o C:/Users/David/AppData/Local/Temp/externalSextractorSolver_5.ini -speed auto -f C:/Users/David/AppData/Local/Temp/solver332f7a259d2e4e0283c3c23dcf239e59.fits -wcs -z 2 -fov 2.92507 -ra 14.6231 -spd 138.492 -r 152021-04-05T00:39:25 Starting external ASTAP Solver with the 1-Default profile...2021-04-05T00:39:25 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++2021-04-05T00:39:25 Configuring external ASTAP solver2021-04-05T00:39:25 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++2021-04-05T00:39:25 There should be enough RAM to load the indexes in parallel.2021-04-05T00:39:25 Evaluating Installed RAM for inParallel Option. Total Size of Index files: 1.22301 GB, Installed RAM: 15.9211 GB, Free RAM: 2.66231 GB2021-04-05T00:39:25 Automatically downsampling the image by 22021-04-05T00:39:25 ASTAP does not support Parallel solves. Disabling that option

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A lot of coordinate packages need the HMS DMS info to have leading 0's for single digit RA or DEC coordinates:

Format 00:00:00 +00:00:00



It appears Ekos is just writing an empty space instead of a leading 0.

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'Port is already used error' in the forum. 9 months ago

Thanks, found the article on this.

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David Rankin created a new topic ' Port is already used error' in the forum. 9 months ago

My Eqod mount just started doing this out of the blue. Had connected without issue before.

RP4 - Astroberry

2020-07-26T21:58:12: [WARNING] Port /dev/ttyACM0 is already used by another driver or process.
2020-07-26T21:58:09: [INFO] Trying connecting to /dev/ttyACM0 @ 9600 ...
2020-07-26T21:58:08: [WARNING] Port /dev/ttyUSB0 is already used by another driver or process.
2020-07-26T21:58:05: [INFO] Trying connecting to /dev/ttyUSB0 @ 9600 ...
2020-07-26T21:58:04: [WARNING] Communication with /dev/ttyUSB1 @ 9600 failed. Starting Auto Search...
2020-07-26T21:58:04: [ERROR] Failed to connect to port (/dev/ttyUSB1). Error: Port failure Error: No such file or directory. Check if device is connected to this port.
2020-07-26T21:58:04: [INFO] Auto search is enabled. When connecting, the driver shall attempt to communicate with all available system ports until a connection is established.

If I just unplug it, plug it back in, then restart Ekos - it works. Any idea what causes this?

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When using Ekos Scheduler to shoot images, I can't rename or move an image until a new image is shot - even after closing the fits preview.

Windows says the file is in use and can't be moved. This causes problems as I'm shooting a lot of areas and sorting the images after they come in.

Is there a way to force it to release the image after it downloads?

Thanks :)

David

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'Few Kstars Questions' in the forum. 9 months ago

Thanks. I updated that file by just copying CERES to the bottom with a new number and name, doesn't show after restarting Kstars.

I'm aware there is a way to use a custom flag icon. I'm wondering if I can programatically make them. I'm doing survey work and would love the ability to make custom FOV icons where I was the last few nights.

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'Few Kstars Questions' in the forum. 9 months ago

I use it on both Linux and Windows, for now I'm working in Windows. Just trying to figure out how to add a custom asteroid. I'm assuming the software just needs the orbital elements.

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David Rankin created a new topic ' Few Kstars Questions' in the forum. 9 months ago

I've been using INDI and Kstars for a while now, and greatly prefer them to everything I've used prior. Thank you to the developers.

I'm wondering if there is a way to programatically add flags? Are these stored in a file somewhere I can modify? I'd like to keep a visual log of where I've shot images in the software somehow. Preferably by leaving the FOV CCD square for each area imaged? No idea if this is possible.

How are the asteroids stored, is there a file I can update to add my own asteroids?

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David

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David Rankin replied to the topic 'Install INDI on PI4 8GB' in the forum. 10 months ago

I had searched, and did not see that thread. Thanks.

Ended up just using astroberry, quite happy with the results.

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David Rankin created a new topic ' Install INDI on PI4 8GB' in the forum. 10 months ago

Just got a PI4 8GB, looking to install INDI server, just looking to run remote over wifi using indi-web ect with Kstars / Ekos on a different laptop.

I had used ubuntu-mate in the past, but it doesn't seem to be available for the pi4. Just wondering what my options are.

I don't need Kstars, Ekos - just INDI and no desktop env on the PI.

Thanks!

David

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