The SPC900 does not do long exposure, unless it has had a special long exposure modification, if it has it will have two cables on it and will then work, I would guess that your camera has not had this mod, so it won’t work in this mode.... :(

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Is this fixed yet, I update about two weeks ago and had this issue...??

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Power Shield for Astroberry' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

gilesco wrote:

wvreeven wrote:

tikiss wrote: That is not a bad idea, but currently, there is no space in the housing, a new housing concept would be needed, this SSD has no fixing screws that would make the fixing a little bit difficult. I can also imagine that the front- and backplate design should be changed as well in case of a new housing concept.


You could use velcro to stick the SSD to the housing. Not pretty but it works. I use an SSD as well. MUCH faster than a SATA drive but also more expensive.


Yes, don't get me wrong, I'm interested with this "as-is", but as we're still in the stages of design, just thought that some suggestions might still be worthwhile. Even if it is space internally to house a 2.5" SSD SATA, and a hole (perhaps with a blanking plate) big enough to loop a USB cable back internally.


It does not need to House a full 2.5” SSD, there are much smaller versions available, like the M.2 or the mSATA drives, both much smaller.... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'StellarMate in Cold Weather?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

AirBourn wrote: Now that the seasons are changing and temps are falling, is there a minimum temperature I need to worry about when operating StellarMate outside in the cold?


Lol, absolutely not, it generates far too much heat of its own for cold weather to be a problem....as long as damp can’t get in you will be fine... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'New StellarMate Plus Issue?' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I think the idea is that the board is held in place when the case is snapped together, and no screws involved... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Main GUI update for Kstars/Ekos' in the forum. 1 month ago

This is already available but only on a Linux machine, or on rpi, , you can have them all in separate windows on there, so should not be too hard to implement...on a Mac, or windows machine for that matter... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Home & Park position' in the forum. 1 month ago

Yes most if not all of the IOptron CEM mounts have this feather, as do the EQ8’s, and I think others do to..
The issue is it needs to be built into the mount firmware as EQMOD already has the feature as long as the mount supports it, as in my EQ8, but the EQ5 and 6 don’t...
So it’s really down to the mount manufacturer to implement it it think... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Installing Astroberry on SDXC card' in the forum. 1 month ago

vidrazor wrote: I read a while back on the Raspberry Pi forums about how to install Raspbian on an SDXC card, which apparently requires jumping several hoops:
www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/instal...n/sdxc_formatting.md

Is there a similar issue installing Astroberry on an SDXC card? I was going to get a 64 gig card when I saw a 128 gig card on sale and went for that. I guess I won't have to worry about running out of space on a that. :-)
Thanks.


It’s a very simple process indeed, just use the free software Balena Etcher, it does it all for you really easy... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'SEP multistar guiding' in the forum. 1 month ago

Gonzothegreat wrote: I dropped the Exposure time to 0.5s for a test and wow the guiding looks better.



I would actually try upping the guide exposure as with 1 second and u dear you are really just chasing the seeing and not getting the best, so go to 2 or even 2.5 seconds as it evens out the seeing and you should get a better graph, all things being equal... :)



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laurent.wolff wrote: Hi erverybody,

I have an ASIAIR PRO and purchased Stellarmate OS the goal was to use the APP on this device.

I confirm that it works like explain above, but the ASIAIR PRO device contains five 12V DC output very usefull for power supply camera, focuser, but with Stellarmate it seams that those power supply output are not active.

I'm little bit disappointed, somebody knows whether Is there a way to activate the power supply?


Why would you think it should work...?
ASIair is a different OS and the software is built into that OS to get the 12v ports to work, there may even be extra electronics inside too, which will not work with SM, I think it will be a big mod to sort that out...but if you do, keep us informed on here... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'USB3 / WIFI' in the forum. 1 month ago

ouioui01 wrote: Hello,

Did you try NoMachine ?

Cheers


Yes, have tried them all, and none will produce a lag free connection with 4k.... :(

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'USB3 / WIFI' in the forum. 1 month ago

Yes, I have tried XRDP, and found it to be about the same as VNC, and still not good with 4k... :(

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'USB3 / WIFI' in the forum. 1 month ago

amendolajamie wrote: There absolutely is a way. Just ssh over to it using the X option and run kstars with it opening a window on your desktop. Like this

ssh -l astroberry -X 192.168.247.108

kstars &

This requires that you are running Linux on your desktop though (or something with X11). It also means that you need to keep your desktop running and connected to the pi.



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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'USB3 / WIFI' in the forum. 1 month ago

amendolajamie wrote: Another thing that I'm considering is just doing this from my linux desktop:
ssh -l astroberry -X 192.168.247.108

Then I can run kstars / phd2 etc and they will use X11 remoting. I should be able to use my giant monitor fully this way without being restricted to 1920.

Either way I've now got a very good system working and I think that I may switch to astroberry from my own home-brew linux system !


I use a 28” 4k monitor and have given up using Kstars over VNC from the rpi4, because it just can’t cope with 4k at all, everything is really laggy, so if you find a way of doing this I would be very keen to know, I have tries all the versions of VNC and Remote Desktop and none of them will cope with 4k, the best they will cope with without hardly any lag is 2560 x 1600 resolution... :)

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