Collin replied to the topic 'Raspberry rpi4 issues with 4K over VNC' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi,

oh, it's apt-get :)

Cool.

Thanks for your help

cas

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Collin replied to the topic 'Raspberry rpi4 issues with 4K over VNC' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi,

thanks for the useful warning.

I'll hunt around for the firmware.

Many thanks,

cas

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Collin replied to the topic 'Raspberry rpi4 issues with 4K over VNC' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi,

thank you again :)

Any "Gotchas" you can think of ?

Regards,

cas

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Collin replied to the topic 'Raspberry rpi4 issues with 4K over VNC' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi,

thanks for the reply. Sorry, more questions.......

Did you have to compile from source ?
Are you Plate-Solving on the Pi ?
Is buster easy to get hold of ? (Not Pi savvy) Been doing stuff on Arduino.

Grateful if you have time to reply.

Regards,

cas

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Collin replied to the topic 'Raspberry rpi4 issues with 4K over VNC' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hello,

hope you're well.

May I ask - are you attempting to get Stars/Ekos/INDI running on the Pi 4 using the Stellarmate image? I ask because I'm very interested in doing this too.

Any information you can share about this I would be very glad to see.

Clear Skies (Someone has to get them :-) )

cas

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Collin replied to the topic 'New Camera - well new to me !' in the forum. 7 months ago

ok thanks

c

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Collin replied to the topic 'New Camera - well new to me !' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hello buur,

hope you are well.

Do you know how to set this camera to 12-bit rgb using INDI ?

Look forward to hearing from you,

c

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Collin created a new topic ' Bug reporting ?' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi,

I just filed a report of a possible bug at sourceforge which was the link provided for the driver in question. I then noticed that there's a link on the main page through the support menu which goes to github.

Which should I be using ?

Regards,

c

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Collin replied to the topic 'New Camera - well new to me !' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi buur.

Well. I got stars ! Thank you. Really bad seeing, loads of haze too. Very bright moon shining straight down my garden. I started with a 50 sec exposure, got lots of blobs. Guessed at the focus point and tried again. I got nice stars. I tried a number of exposures down as far as 10 seconds - and I still got stars. So, thanks for your help.

Can you tell me your driver version ? I just downloaded driver dated 11/05/19 16:22 and indi starter won't start the driver. It's installed in the correct place(Lubuntu 1604) and has the correct permissions etc. It just won't start. So if you can tell me your version, I may be able to think of something to try.

Kind regards,

c

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Collin replied to the topic 'New Camera - well new to me !' in the forum. 7 months ago

Ah, right, thanks.

Regards,
c

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Collin replied to the topic 'New Camera - well new to me !' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi,
thanks.
I know I'm definitely set to raw.
I will try the focus and see what happens. Is it best to use a video stream to do this ?

Yeah, the temperature thing doesn't appear to cause a problem - happy to ignore it.

Thanks again,

c

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Collin replied to the topic 'New Camera - well new to me !' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi burr.

Finally, I've built my rig.

I bought one of these cameras too.

I had it out last night all ready to start some real testing but I could not get it to see stars. :( I messed with the numbers for quite a while but I had no luck. I haven't found the magic numbers yet.

I've tested the camera during daylight with Kstars video preview and it seems to work fine. If I try to capture an image though the Fits viewer just shows a big mess.

Would you be willing to share your settings with me ?

There were a couple of other things I had problems with. I can't set the camera to operate in 12 bit mode. The driver says it's running in 8 bit mode. I've looked everywhere I can think of but I haven't found where to change this.
The driver often reports that it can't get the temperature from the camera, have you seen this ?
Lastly, when I did a "capture and solve" the astrometry module would crash. I don't think there's anything wrong with the module, it probably crashed because it was called with no data.

Anyway, interested in your thoughts and if you share your settings I would be very grateful.

Kind regards,

c

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Collin created a new topic ' Ekos error finding remote INDI server' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi,

I'm running Stars/Ekos on Macos Mojave 10.14.3.

I have INDI server running under Lubuntu on an Intel compute stick on my scope.

I have configured the <ip address:port> of the compute stick and the details of my other devices in Ekos

I start the server through Teamviewer then launch Kstars.

I get the error message "Unable to find INDI Drivers directory: /usr/local/share/indi Please make sure to set the correct path in KStars configuration"

I click ok and KStars launches.

When I select Tools/Ekos, I get another error message. "Unable to find INDI server. Please make sure the package that provides the 'indiserver' binary is installed."

I click ok to dismiss.

If I select "Toggle Ekos" from the toolbar - no problems, I get into Ekos ok. All my configuration details are there and all seems to run fine after this. (Still testing in my lounge at the moment)

Regards,

cas

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Collin replied to the topic 'New Camera - well new to me !' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi there, thanks for looking. Noooooo, please don't take your camera apart :)

If you think it's 17.5, that's good enough for me.

Thank you.

cas

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Collin replied to the topic 'New Camera - well new to me !' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hello,

can you tell me the back focus you have for this camera please.? The specs. say it's 17.5 mm but I'm not sure. Could you check for me if you have time ?

Best regards,

cas

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