Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Focuser for a Celestron C8' in the forum. 2 days ago

My C8 (Super C8) is from the 1984 era, prior to the Halley's comet craze, and if I understand correctly, the rear port flange is standard and past and currecnt accessories should fit the thread size without problem.

Whenever I get it, hopefully very soon, I will let you know if there are any issue, which I doubt but ... one never knows.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Focuser for a Celestron C8' in the forum. 3 days ago

I have also ordered an ESATTO focuser for my C8 but still waiting for it after almost two and a half months. It seems to be a very good option as Primaluce offers many adapters for different scope and camera combinations.

There is not dedicated INDI driver for it yet but a member of this group is working on it. In the interim, the Sesto Senso 2 driver is supposed to partially work with the ESATTO.

Can't wait to get mine and put it to work.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Roll_off startup crash' in the forum. 5 days ago

You are missing the cmake command before -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug ../

It should be:

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug ../

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'GPSD not establishing a fix, but gpsmon works' in the forum. 6 days ago

I remember vaguely having similar problems with GPSD and INDI.

gpsmon or xgps would work but not GPSD. GPSD would connect but I was not getting position and time. As I was running INDI nightly I decided to remove kstars and friends (except gsc and astrometry.net) and install the latest stable, 3.4.3, as it now has the PPBA driver I needed for my Pocket PowerBox Advance. Doing so got me rid of the GPSD problem and things seem to be working fine for now, no driver crash, no unresponsive devices... You may want to try removing and reinstalling, just in case.

BTW, I'm running 3.4.3 on Odroid N2 and Odroid C4, both with Ubuntu Mate 20.04 LTS

Good luck.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Can’t download astrometry files' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Good news, have fun!

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Can’t download astrometry files' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

The following page may provide you with useful information: indilib.org/about/ekos/alignment-module.html

Silly question here but, I assume you installed "astrometry.net" from your home directory as, IIRC, it creates the appropriate directories and configure things correctly.

Good luck.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Weather radio don't want connect' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

From what I have read on the RG-11, you likely need a pull-up resistor at the RG11_PIN input of the HUZZAH. A 4.7k or 10k resistor connected to the HUZZAH 3.3 volt supply may be all that's needed, even though you specified INPUT_PULLUP with pinMode (internal pull-up may be too weak). The other output pin of the RG-11 would go to ground so, either the signal would float high with the pull-up, or would be brought to ground.

The other thing I noticed is that 'RG11_PIN' does not seem to be defined in rg11.h. It may be defined elsewhere but it's not clear.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'INDI support for PrimaluceLab ESATTO 2" MotorFocuser' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Waiting for my ESATTO 2 (almost 2 months now) . Any time available and any progress on the driver?

Even though I will start with the SestoSenso2 driver when I get my focuser, I'm looking forward to a specific driver for the ESATTO. Thanks for all your work on that.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Weather radio don't want connect' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

The way I am configuring/controling my setup is to have an RPi or similar (Odroid XU4) to control the observatory (roof/dome, weather, watchdog, flip flat), and an Odroid on the telescope, to control the mount and instrumentation. Everything being controlled remotely from a laptop or PC. I am far from being ready but I am getting there slowly, indiserver scripts are working, everything connects, had some issues between roof and dome parking but scheduler and watchdog should sort all that up, etc... Will keep you posted.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Weather radio don't want connect' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I had the StellarMate already available so I configured it to control my observatory. But you are right, I will re-install everything on a non-StellarMate machine and see where it gets me.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Weather radio don't want connect' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

No ngnix on Stellarmate, so it is not part of the problem.

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