Brent replied to the topic '1.4.6 release - impressions, problems, etc. Please post.' in the forum. 11 hours 44 minutes ago

has anyone gotten through an imaging session with 1.4.6 without it freezing up ??? for the life of me I cannot.

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Brent replied to the topic 'Solver not moving mount enough when slewing to center target.' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Lead_weight wrote:

suvowner wrote: did you select differential slewing in options ?


I’ve not changed the default options. How would this effect it?


not sure, only one way to find out. if you hover the cursor over the box for differential slewing it says it works better on some mounts, i.e. paramount if I remember correctly, so it might be worth trying to see if it helps

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Brent replied to the topic 'Solver not moving mount enough when slewing to center target.' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

did you select differential slewing in options ?

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Brent replied to the topic '1.4.6 release - impressions, problems, etc. Please post.' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

tried again tonight, and just turned everything on and connected to my devices asi camera/focuser/filterwheel/ioptron and started ekos snd just left it alone waiting to get dark, and about an hour laster kstars was frozen again without doing anything but start it up.......

so frustrating, was hoping to get some more subs on the heart tonight......

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Brent replied to the topic '1.4.6 release - impressions, problems, etc. Please post.' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

yep that sounds exactly like what I am seeing. I really want to be able to get through zn imaging session with my rpi4 but unfortunately it seems that its just not ready, the freezes render it basically unusable for me right now.

Jaseem, I wonder what is your recommendation for using stellar mate at this stage for full production and imaging ?? do you consider 1.4.6 for the pi4 sd an unstable beta , and not recommended for a real imaging session ?? id 1.4.6 for the pi3 considered stable and useable ?

thanks

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Brent replied to the topic '1.4.6 release - impressions, problems, etc. Please post.' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I can't get through more than bout 25 subs with 1.4.6 just freezing. the pi4 is still awake as I can move files from the pictures directory, but kstars just freezes........

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Brent replied to the topic '1.4.6 release - impressions, problems, etc. Please post.' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

also, this was an interesting read regarding wifi and the pi4.
notenoughtech.com/raspberry-pi/2019-rasp...-network-speed-test/

based on this I decided to use an old apple airport express as an access point and connect it to the pi4 ethernet plug and the pi4 seemed very responsive when using safari browser on my iMac inside to vnc to the pi4 at my telescope outside, otherwise the pi4 5 wifi signal strength was only 1 bar. the pi4 automatically recognized and used the ethernet connection .

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Brent replied to the topic '1.4.6 release - impressions, problems, etc. Please post.' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I had one occasion of either the pi4 or the kstars freezing up and had to power cycle the pi4.

when using the internal guider, after a dither the guider would then constantly try to guide he dither back to the baseline. I tried 5 and 1o second settle times and no improvement.

I still don't understand why the histogram in the fits viewer looks so much different than other programs like nebulosity or astroimager.

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Brent replied to the topic 'Power in the field for RPi 4?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Carneb wrote:

suvowner wrote: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0794RL6JT/ref...n_title?ie=UTF8&th=1

Pick one of those for the usb c cable
www.tomshardware.com/news/raspberry-pi-4...that-work,39869.html


Very interesting. I'm currently using a USB-A type supply (only 2.4 A), simply because I was worried that if I bought a USB-C supply it might not like the Pi and supply no power or limit to low current mode.

I have had a couple of times where the Pi has stopped responding then found the red power led is off which seems to suggest low power supply.


you want at least 5 amps at 5v

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Brent created a new topic ' unable to change histogram to log view without crashing kstars' in the forum. 3 months ago

why does the histogram on the kstars fits viewer look so much different than other histograms ?? is it because it is defaulting to linear view??

everytime I try to change to log view kstars crashes

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Brent replied to the topic 'Cannot connect Rigel focuser to the port inside EKOS' in the forum. 3 months ago

try connecting only the Nstep to the rpi4, see what port it chooses and save that config and you should be good. if it is picking the usb0 port that is incorrect.

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Brent replied to the topic 'Unexpected shut down of KStars and Ekos, but not Indi server' in the forum. 3 months ago

does the software updater on the pi4 os check for the nightly builds ?? if not, how do you set the pi4 updater to check the nightly builds ?

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the crash happens on Mac OS , and running mate 1.4.4 on the pi4.

I tried to submit a bug report but not sure I did it correctly

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