A Nomer replied to the topic 'Power in the field for RPi 4?' in the forum. 2 years ago

I don't have Pi 4, but an Android TV box running kstars/ekos which needs 5V 3A as well.

I use a 12V to 5V/3A Buck converter to connect to my Harbor Freight 3-in-1 Power Pack battery's lighter port.

www.ebay.com/itm/Buck-Converter-12V-24V-...Adapter/191949377436

Adapters would be needed to connect to the USB C of the Pi 4.

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A Nomer replied to the topic 'driver for home made DSC' in the forum. 3 years ago

It is a different kind of DSC, uses platesolving to figure out the co-ordinates.

www.cloudynights.com/topic/644024-pswai-...or-visual-astronomy/

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A Nomer replied to the topic 'driver for home made DSC' in the forum. 3 years ago

OK found it. Lock Telescope Center button locks it.

:)

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A Nomer replied to the topic 'driver for home made DSC' in the forum. 3 years ago

Thanks for the pointers.
I think I have it working. The format from the dsc.cpp file is
sDDDD<space>sDDDD<cr> where s is sign +/- and D is a digit. First DDDD for RA, second for Dec

I used sync on Kstars to align the values.
However, I cannot get Kstars to follow the DSC crosshairs. When I change the coordinates, the crosshair moves, but the kstars screen does not follow the corsshair. Is that a setting somewhere in Kstars? On Sky Safari it is called Lock/Unlock
On the right click context menu, there is a DSC submenu with a center crosshair which centers the view to the DSC crosshair for a few seconds but then the view reverts.

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A Nomer created a new topic ' driver for home made DSC' in the forum. 3 years ago

I am new to Indi.
I have a home made DSC connected to a Raspberry Pi, which can emit RA and Dec when asked.
I have hooked it up to Sky Safari using a Python script which responds to the command "Q" on a TCP port.

What is is the easiest way for me to connect it to Kstars? Can I connect using the indi_dsc_telescope driver?
What is the protocol used by indi_dsc_telescope? Is there any other easier way? I would prefer a python solution,
listening on a TCP port, which would be easy for me, just add more commands to my script.

Any links/documentation to read would be helpful.

thanks

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A Nomer replied to the topic 'Speeding up plate solving on RPi 3' in the forum. 3 years ago

Are you using --downsample 2 or 4 ?
If you know roughly where you are, you can use the --ra and --dec flags. Otherwise --scale-units --scale-low --scale-high help
I think I am down to 20s on a Rpi3. I have not used sextractor yet.

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