Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Problem installing the indi meteostation' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I assume that you have the Arduino IDE already installed, if not, you can dowload it from www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software for your platform (Windows, MAC, Linux,...).

Once you have all required parts (IDE, Arduino libraries for your sensors, MeteoStation firmware code,... you need to make the necessary changes in indiduinoMETEO.ino to reflect the sensors you are using and then compile for your MeteoStation platform (Arduino Nano, Uno, etc...). There should not be major compilation problems.

As mentioned on a previous post, read the MeteoStation related web pages and follow the relevant links. They contain useful info.

Bonne chance.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Problem installing the indi meteostation' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Indi MeteoStation is under the INDI 3rd-party in GIT, not under the INDI core software. You can get it at github.com/indilib/indi-3rdparty , under indi-duino.

Depending on your sensor set (e.g. BME280, TSL2591 and MLX), you may want to consider the "Weather Radio" driver which, IMHO is improved from the previous MeteoStation.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic '"Dome parking / Telescope parking" policy' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Thanks.

Fortunately I can do all those tests without destroying anything, which I almost did when I tested the roof closure in the 'home' position. I hope they will provide useful information.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic '"Dome parking / Telescope parking" policy' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Here is a video example of one of the mount/dome(roof) policy combination from the case study in indilib.org/forum/mounts/2938-dome-telescope-lock-policies.html . It presents from

test #2:
mount and roof started as unparked (open) and telescope tracking a target
read: telescope is pocking out of the dome/roll-off
goal: close the roof/dome

case 2_7:
Dome parking policy set to: Dome parks
Telescope parking policy set to: Telescope locks
action: park the dome
results: Roof closes/parks, even though it should not, then the mount/scope parks... ouch!

To me, this action should have resulted in either:

1) The roof does not park/close and a warning is issued about the mount not being parked; or
2) The mount/scope parks and, when parked, the roof closes

I already have almost 16 of the 32 possible cases on video where one can see the problem cases. 8 of the remaining 16 cases should not require video as they are the cases where the mount is parked and we play with the roof (Gonzothegreat test #3), and I hope to make the remaining videos before the end of the week. I expect to have 42MB worth of HD video when I am done, don't know how I will make that available, suggestions are welcome.

P.S. For those wondering why my observatory roof does not open all the way, I have very tall pine trees to the north so the view is very much obstructed. Version 2 of the roof is already percolating in my neurons and should be better.

Hope this helps.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic '"Dome parking / Telescope parking" policy' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hello Jasem, I started making videos of mount and roof exemplifying the different mount and roof/dome parking policies, as presented in Gonzo's case study. I will be able to prepare a matrix of the different cases as well as provide the videos if you see them fit. The expected behavior, from my knowledge, will be included in the matrix.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic 'Horizon Data' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I bought the Observer Pro app after seeing it recommended here, so I could map my horizon but when I access the Local Horizon mapping menu, the "Measure" feature is greyed out, I can't access it.

My phone being an iPhone 5S, I thought that it may be to old even though Sky Safari Pro works fine on it, I tried my iPad Air 2 but, same thing, "Measure" is greyed out. Is there anything that I am missing or was the app developed for the latest iPhones and iPads?

I have other apps that make use of the magnetometer (compass), GPS, and Augmented Reality via the camera and all work without any issues. I have sent an email to the developer last week asking if there was something special required to be done, but no reply.

Any clues? Thanks.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic '"Dome parking / Telescope parking" policy' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Sorry I did not see your message earlier. From your picture, I can see that clearance is not a problem for your mount/roof combination.

I can try to come up with a matrix of the different possibilities for domes and other types of mounts but as I may not be aware of all the subtleties, I may be missing a few or more cases. I hope to come up with something soon.

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Gilles Gagnon replied to the topic '"Dome parking / Telescope parking" policy' in the forum. 1 month ago

I think that if we want to come up with a matrix of all permitted combinations, we need to also specify a dome/roof type as, depending of the type, parking will either likely cause damage (roof, ROR or clamshell) or not (hemispherical dome, where there is no mount movement restriction) and as such parking policy combinations may be allowed or not (e.g. for a roof the combination "Dome Locks - Ignore Telescope" shall not be allowed). That also means that the DOME driver will need to have a DOME type option added. Does that make sense to you?

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