Jerry Black replied to the topic '1st light: NGC 7000' in the forum. 1 hour 43 minutes ago

Well it's there and the image is sharp. NGC 7000 is so large, a mosaic of multiple frames might get you the larger picture, so to speak (I haven't tried mosaics in a long time). A narrow band filter might let you get some more of the nebulosity. I'd move my focus to the wall (below your image in your overcast image) to begin with to see if you can get some detail out of that area.

This nebula is one I"m also working on at the moment. e.g. sciencedowneast.no-ip.ca/zenphoto/index....y-18-EXPTIME_300.jpg
This image was created using a (rather expensive) Triad Ultra Quad Narrow Band Filter so the nebulosity is more pronounced.

It would be interesting to see if you can tease something out of the "wall" area.

Cheers
Jerry



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Jerry Black replied to the topic 'indi_gpsd crashes upon launch' in the forum. 1 week ago

Thank you! That solved it.

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Jerry Black created a new topic ' indi_gpsd crashes upon launch' in the forum. 1 week ago

Using the new ekosdebugger facility, I have captured the result of running indi-gpsd. The USB gps works fine under gpsmon, but won't load with the latest build on Ubuntu 20.04 with an Odroid-N2.

File Attachment:

File Name: indi_logs_20-06-26T22-36-23.zip
File Size: 1 KB


I see references to indi_celestron_gps: snooping on the GPS Simulator, but I don't know enough to guess if that might be related.

Any suggestions?

Thank you

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Jerry Black replied to the topic 'Fault Tolerance' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Were you using the Scheduler or the CCD image sequence?
In the scheduler there is an option to reschedule errors. I haven't tried this option, but if I have interpreted it correctly, it may allow you to restart your session if you have a error like guiding.

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Jerry Black replied to the topic 'ASTAP help please' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

khobar wrote:
After changing the guide cam from ASI120MM to SSAG, my Pi failed to boot. I tried several times and even with different uSD cards. NADA. @#$%! Turned out I may have lost my new powered USB3 hub - removing that from the link, the Pi came up and all was good, though I had lost quite a lot of time.


I may be off-base (I am frequently), but I seem to remember not to plug in a powered usb hub into the Pi before powering the Pi itself first. It attempts to boot using the power from the usb hub which is insufficient.

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Jerry Black created a new topic ' Suitability of Linux Mint for kstars?' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Can anyone comment on the suitability of Mint for KStars/ekos/indilib etc.?
I'm using

Ubuntu Release 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) 64-bit
    Kernel Linux 4.9.219-72 aarch64
    MATE 1.24.0
on an Odroid-N2 without any problems.
20.04 appears to be faster than 18.04.

In light of this article regarding snap www.zdnet.com/article/linux-mint-dumps-ubuntu-snap/
I was wondering if I should switch to Mint Mate on my 8G RPi4?

Thanks

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Jerry Black replied to the topic 'Question about FITS Header Entries' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

This may be exactly what you implied...
Given the values in the link you provided ( fits parameters )perhaps writing all 3 values in the the fits file (if they are available) would extend the posibilities of integration with other code.

FOCUSPOS – Focuser position in steps, if focuser is connected.
FOCUSSSZ – Focuser step size in microns, if available.
FOCUSTEM – Focuser temperature readout in degrees C, if available.


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Jerry Black replied to the topic 'Some help with understanding the basics' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi,
Indi Web Manager can control and provide an indication of what indi services are running. www.indilib.org/support/tutorials/162-indi-web-manager.html
I have it running on an Odroid-N2 under ubuntu, so I can't comment on its suitability/compatibility under raspbian.
Cheers
Jerry

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