Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Scope hitting pier' in the forum. 2 hours 30 minutes ago

It should, counterweight higher than horizontal should not happen. Does this happen directly when you slew to a position or does this happen after plate solving? It sounds a little bit as if the time on your scope does not reflect the time of KStars or of the INDI server.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'EKOS is missing buttons in the lastest release' in the forum. yesterday

It depends on the OS or the windows manager. With debian 10 and Gnome, the buttons are missing even if the independent window option is selected. On Raspbian 10 with LXDE, everything is fine.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Observatory | graph display of sensor data' in the forum. 2 days ago

git clone git://github.com/sterne-jaeger/kstars.git
cd kstars
git checkout observatory_sensor_graphs

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Modify filename' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi Swen,
timestamp, duration, filter and name prefix - that's all.

Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger created a new topic ' Observatory | graph display of sensor data' in the forum. 3 days ago

Dear observatory owners,
I've added a graph representation of weather sensor data to the Observatory module:


With this new feature you can select one sensor from the weather sensors and display its development over time.

It would be great if one of you can test it and give me feedback if it's working as expected.

The idea behind is that I would like to add the option to track arbitrary sensors from all devices and - if selected - propagate the values to other modules. As soon as we have this feature, for example could implement a temperature based focusing algorithm based on the temperature measurement of an arbitrary temperature sensor.

Feedback warmly welcome
Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Ekos/Kstars stuck at focusing' in the forum. 5 days ago

Hi Wes,
log submission is explained [url=here]https://www.indilib.org/support/logs-submission.html[/url].

In the meanwhile: turning off autofocusing in the Capture module is the safest way. If you are using the Scheduler, please use a capture sequence that has autofocusing turned off.

For the rest, we need your log files.

Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Meridian flip - when active and when inactive?' in the forum. 5 days ago

A MF is only necessary if you position your mount east of the meridian. In this case a MF is active and counts the time back until the target crosses the meridian.

When you position your mount west of the meridian, then no meridian flip is necessary. In this case MF is inactive.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic '1st imaging "session" question' in the forum. 5 days ago

Hi khobar,
a warm welcome to the KStars/INDI community!

KStars stretches the image in the Fitsviewer while Gimp and DSS do not do this automatically. That's why the image in KStars is a lot brighter than in Gimp and DSS.

Maybe you should visit the video tutorials to get a first understanding.

KStars/EKOS has a very neat focusing module that could help you. If you want to get the optimum out of your equipment, you will sooner or later aquire a electronic focuser. For these EKOS has an autofocus module.

HTH
Wolfgang

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Well, not that difficult (if we set aside that our good friend the scheduler is a spaghetti code monster). But it is a change of the approach.

Currently PHD2 decides when to give up. If this happens, it gets 5 retries. When these fail, the job gets aborted.

Especially for such cases we added the option to restart aborted jobs.

- Wolfgang

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Sounds reasonable. But for me more important: I would like to have ALL parameters and the scheduler job settings in the log file. This would make it a lot easier to reconstruct the exact situation.

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