Andrew Burwell created a new topic ' Optec Leo with Optec Gemini driver?' in the forum. 6 days ago

Does anyone know of the Optec Leo will work with the Gemini driver?

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Memory Leak' in the forum. 7 days ago

CapnRon wrote: I have not experienced the memory link and have not had clear skies to try my cameras (SBIG 8300M and SX Lodestar) other than test shots. But I applied the two settings recommended above and then the issue is that you have no star image in the focus routing. you can pull it up in the fits viewer, but you cannot select stars there.

I am hoping this is not an issue with my setup and have gone back to the 'normal' settings.

thanks,
Ron


I experienced this recently, it’s unrelated. But it seems that drivers for cameras got reset to default values with one of the latest updates. Make sure your camera is set to 16-bit raw. Mine reset to 8-bit and no guide stars showed up.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Optical Train for KStars 4.0.0' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

It sounds like there are some development benefits to this idea, but what are the practical end user applications for this? Multiple imaging rigs run at once? Or multiple telescope capture in a single interface?

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Solver not moving mount enough when slewing to center target.' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

ChrisRowland wrote: The simplest thing may be to increase the tolerance to 40 arc secs. It looks as if the mount slew ends up about 30" in Ra away from the target. It could be because the mount firmware calculates the target position without allowing for the time the slew will take. The fial slew takes just ove 2 seconds so there's an error of just over 30".


I’ve done this a few times to speed up the process. It works, but would prefer the slew to center the target.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Solver not moving mount enough when slewing to center target.' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

suvowner wrote: did you select differential slewing in options ?


I’ve not changed the default options. How would this effect it?

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Andrew Burwell created a new topic ' Solver not moving mount enough when slewing to center target.' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

This is happening to me a lot lately. It might be a side effect of having a 10Micron mount where it thinks it's accurately pointed to the center of a target, but it's slightly off. I have a target picked in the scheduler, and part of the initial setup is to slew to the target. It has taken 18 slew commands to move 1 arc second at a time to try and center the target. I don't suppose there is any way to nudge it to the center. The slew command to the target over and over isn't always working smoothly. This is especially the case after a meridian flip for some reason where the pointing model might not be as accurate one one side of the mount. But I don't know for sure.



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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Frustration !!!!' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Did you test with other software to be sure it was the camera and not KStars/EKOS?

Recently my images were coming out solid black when I updated to 3.3.9. Then I started to see the same in 3.3.8. I think the driver version updated. Anyhow, the driver reset to 8-bit images instead of 16-bit. This caused my frames to come out black on a ZWO camera. Anyhow, just a thought you might look at.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic '3.3.9 Mac EKOS focus and plate solve preview issues' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Nevermind, I figured it out. The camera drivers somehow reset to 8bit. :( I've been imaging all night with 8bit images.

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Andrew Burwell created a new topic ' 3.3.9 Mac EKOS focus and plate solve preview issues' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Running 3.3.9 tonight on my Mac laptop to a RPi4 running INDI server.

The new preview looks great on the main summary window, but it's really messed up for the plate solve and focus modules. I have to seriously increase the number of seconds of each frame for any stars to show up or the auto focus routine can't find the stars. The previews for them are mostly black, very difficult for the software to pick up anything.

I'm using a ZWO ASI071 camera tonight. Not sure what's going on, as it's never done this before.





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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Memory Leak' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I have a 4GB RPi4 and the memory leak stops it too after about 4 hours of imaging. Happens every single time. I've since changed how I use KStars/EKOS. I used to run it all on the Pi device and would VNC in to the desktop and monitor it from a computer in the house. But since the memory leak, I only run the INDI Server now on the Pi Device and connect to it from KStars/EKOS in the house. This method does not experience the memory leak, and I've been able to image reliably now for about a month.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'New KStars 3.3.9 OS X DMG, please test.' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

The shutdown error only occurs when you've not disconnected all drivers. You have to wait until every device disconnects, then stop the server or it crashes. The new park feature automatically shuts things down, and since there is no delay between the command to disconnect the drivers and shut down the server it crashes.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Update on the LX200 10 Micron driver' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I don’t have an answer to your question, but looking forward to this update. I don’t think anyone has touched the driver in a while. Would be nice if it sync’d MBox weather data along with each plate solve to update the refraction data in the mount. Currently I use Mount Wizard or manually plug it in.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Guiding restarts after meridian flip. I have guiding off.' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Big improvement in tonight’s connectivity. I connected the mount via Serial/USB instead of LAN or WIFI. No more drop outs or erroneous plate solves. I’m guiding tonight since the Non-Guide dither pulses don’t appear to work. The mount seems to like this more. I’m also using the INDI server at the Pi instead of running KStars/EKOS. I’ve been able to run without issue so far.

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