Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Stellarmate 1.4.1 and iOS app not connecting' in the forum. 6 hours 57 minutes ago

I sent a message to Jasem in the support forums for StellarMate. He said a combination of 1.4.2 and an update to the iOS app to 1.9.11 should fix it. But the App Store still only shows 1.9.10. I suspect it will be available in the next day or so once it's been reviewed by Apple. He said he submitted it this morning.

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Andrew Burwell created a new topic ' Stellarmate 1.4.1 and iOS app not connecting' in the forum. yesterday

I managed to download the image and flash without issues on a MacBook Pro. The iOS app finds the StellarMate, and I plug in my info with license information and Stellarmate website login information. Then it just sits there spinning wheel without ever connecting. However, I can go to the Device tab and see system information for the Stellarmate. I'm able to connect to VNC, and I switched to my home network and tried reconnecting. Same issue where it spins forever and doesn't connect. I've tried removing and reading the Stellarmate device from the iOS app, and it doesn't make a difference. It will still show system information under the Device tab.

I'm able to get in to the device with VNC and see the desktop. KStars is loaded by default. Not sure if it's supposed to do that, as it didn't with prior StellarMate versions. Anyhow, I was able to configure the server, and connect to it from my Mac Desktop using EKOS and tested the simulators. However I'm still unable to access the StellarMate from the iOS app or use EKOS there. When I select EKOS it says that it seems to be offline, and it asks me if I started an equipment profile. Which I can't seem to do from the iOS app.



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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Scheduler not starting' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I'm running the build you just posted, and that seemed to fix the scheduler. I'm shooting a galaxy right at this moment, and the scheduler went off without a hitch. Thanks for all the hard work!

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Scheduler not starting' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

The scheduler is still not starting. Am I supposed to install Python for this to work?

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Scheduler not starting' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I’ll test 3.23 tonight. Didn’t realize I only had 3.2.2 last night and scheduler wouldn’t start. But giving it a go tonight. Also got another clear night tomorrow.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'New EKOS Observatory module' in the forum. 1 month ago

Aww that’s too bad. There must be a more global service. I would think they need to provide transparency, seeing data, and most weather services don’t offer the info. But, I’m guessing you can derive seeing and transparency from temperature changes, humidity and cloud coverage.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'New EKOS Observatory module' in the forum. 1 month ago

I'm extremely fond of https://www.astrospheric.comAstrospheric.com . I know the author allows imbedding of his weather information into webpages. I use it on my current website. But I would love for something like that imbedded into the panel similar to how I have it mocked up.



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One thing you might have to do after a reinstall is go into the plate solve tab of EKOS, and select the preferences button. Make sure that it’s set to look into the default local directory. I think it’s the first selection at the top of the window. But don’t have it in front of me to know. This should get offline solving to work.

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Did you try reinstalling? I encountered an issue with back to back upgrades that eventually broke offline solving. I ended up having to remove the program, and all preference files then reinstalled, and everything worked as expected.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip and 3.2.2' in the forum. 1 month ago

How do I save this setting? I opened up Kstars, edited the location, it applied it when I closed the window. (The time in the upper left corner updated). Then I quite out of KStars. Then I loaded it up tonight to start imaging, and noticed it was off again. Went into location, noticed it wasn't saved, and added my location again. Then started the imaging session.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Alignment starts before mount is finished slewing' in the forum. 1 month ago

I would have thought settle time is the time required for the mount to "settle" after a slew. So you're adding a delay until it takes an image and solves again. But sounds like that might not be right? I've not changed the setting myself, as the problem is intermittent. I hadn't thought about the time it takes to slew causing it.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Alignment starts before mount is finished slewing' in the forum. 1 month ago

I had this problem too sometimes. Change the default settle setting on the align tab to 3000 from 1500 and see if that makes a difference.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip and 3.2.2' in the forum. 1 month ago

I might have solved it. Will find out tonight. The clock in Kstars was off by 1 hour. Location preference data had been reset somehow.

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Andrew Burwell created a new topic ' Meridian Flip and 3.2.2' in the forum. 1 month ago

Last night I had a session with 3.2.2. I was running PHD2 with it. The meridian flip had previously not been working for me at all, despite versions prior to that working.

During the session, I put the meridian flip to activate .05' past the meridian. A time appeared when I stared the sequence saying it would flip around 10pm that evening. I didn't consult the object to see where it passed the meridian flip. Just to make sure things went ok, I went outside to watch the flip. EKOS sent a GOTO command, and the mount re-slewed to the object, but didn't flip. I noticed a command going to PHD2 to recalibrate. And it did properly. But in seeing that the mount didn't flip, I decided to consult SkySafari on my phone. It appeared the object would not pass the meridian for another hour. So somehow, the flip initiated an hour early, and since it wasn't past the meridian the mount didn't flip.

I thought, ok, no problem, I'm going to reset the sequence panel, and schedule another flip. No amount of resetting things would activate another flip. There was a message next to the meridian flip option that said "Inactive'. So I'm thinking there was an internal clock or something that was an hour off. I need to look into the time settings everywhere, but I've had all this set since I first installed EKOS and never had issues before. It should be set to pull time info from the mount, and my location should be correct in Kstars. But I'll double check.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'EKOS Internal Guider previews no Image' in the forum. 2 months ago

Bill, I don't know if you've solved this part of your setup or not. But there is no "scope" drill down, until you've added your telescope and guide scope to the list. Right above the save button is a little plus. Press that first, then from there you can enter your telescope data, aperture, focal length, and telescope name. Then you will do the same for your guide scope. After you do that and save, you can then pick either of those "scopes" in the proper drill down from the equipment screen.

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