Thanks. Removing both kstars and stellarsolver and starting from scratch appears to fixed my stellarsolver cmake issue.


I'm getting the same issue today...

Cerro Torre wrote: I get a build error:

CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:212 (find_package):
By not providing "FindStellarSolver.cmake" in CMAKE_MODULE_PATH this
project has asked CMake to find a package configuration file provided by
"StellarSolver", but CMake did not find one.

Could not find a package configuration file provided by "StellarSolver"
with any of the following names:


Add the installation prefix of "StellarSolver" to CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH or set
"StellarSolver_DIR" to a directory containing one of the above files. If
"StellarSolver" provides a separate development package or SDK, be sure it
has been installed.

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!


Jerry Black replied to the topic 'Focus a Nikon Z6' in the forum. 2 days ago

I have a Nikon Z7 and that's the way I focus: using a Bathinov mask and zoom the (always on) Live View to the max with the screen brightness set to +5.

Note that with the focus point red square centered on the screen you can zoom into full screen zoom (it maintains it's centered spot) and use the screen (with a grid displayed) as the centering preview for telescope based alignment and polar alignment if you want.



git clone

sudo '/home/odroid/Projects/stellarsolver/linux-scripts/'

kstars compiles successfully and performs simulator alignment solves and focus solving quickly.

I'm not sure if installing Rob's git was the correct git to install. I didn't find any dummy (my) level documentation on the steps to test this rapidly developing KStars code.

The bleeding edge version has been dying on me in the last few days [after alignment, during focusing]. Hopefully this source code level version will solve that (pun intended I suppose) with real data, should the weather clear.

Thanks! Excellent work on everyone's part.


Jerry Black created a new topic ' Error compiling fitsdata.h' in the forum. 4 days ago

cd ~/Projects/kstars
and then
git pull origin master

In building kstars un QTCreator I get:
/home/odroid/Projects/kstars/kstars/fitsviewer/fitsdata.h:162: error: ‘const struct FITSImage::Statistic’ has no member named ‘channels’
  162 |             return m_Statistics.channels;
      |                                 ^~~~~~~~

Is this just something in transition?
or was my git command incorrect?



Jerry Black replied to the topic 'setup new install' in the forum. 4 days ago

Would that be

width. 4272
height 2848
pixel size 5.19
pixel x. 5.19
pixel y 5.19
bits per pixel 14


Not sure if this is related, but I think so. The nightly has been crashing for me: after a load & slew align (which works), during focusing. I am attaching the ekosdebugger results. I'm not sure if I was monitoring the proper modules. It's unclear to me what indi process I should have monitored.

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The streaming options for my Nikon DSLR Z7 shows 640 x 424 by default and I am unable to increase those values. Are there any tricks to force a larger preview image?



Jerry Black replied to the topic 'HA and local Meridian' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Before it crossed the meridian, it had a negative HA value


Jerry Black replied to the topic 'RPI4 experience - Not so good' in the forum. 1 month ago

So..... do you have a suggestion for (short) good quality cables? :)