xthestreams,
Thank you so much - your reply is very helpful!

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I am still to fully consume the information but it looks like a great new development - thanks!

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Hello,
I've been using DLR/OSC but recently acquired a complete mono setup (ASI294MM and EFW 8-position with LRGBHOS set of filters).
Completely new for mono.

I am wondering if it is possible with Ekos:

-- instead of shooting, say, 30 frames of L and then 10 frames of R, 10 frames of G and 10 frames of B

-- shoot 3 frames of L and then 1 frame of R, 1 frame of G and 1 frame of B and
-- repeat this sequence 10 times
?

Thanks!

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max sidorov created a new topic ' Comet position wrong' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hello,
Currently, the 156P/Russell-LINEAR comet is passing by M33/Triangulum.

KStars doesn't show its position correctly - it's far off.
On official release of SM 1.5.5 on RPI4.
Also on a more recent KStars client for Windows.

Relevant data file is updated.
Time/location correct.

I used Stellarium to locate it and then centered a nearby star in KStars/EKOS.
Shooting it right now (of course, after 5 frames it clouded up... : (

Back in July 2020, NEOWISE position was correct, as far as I remember.

Just reporting...

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'FireCapture on SM OS' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

As far as I understand there is a plan to add planetary to Ekos: www.indilib.org/forum/ekos/8292-ekos-planetary-imaging.html

El Corazon wrote: Perhaps a naive question, but how hard would it be to integrate Planetary Imager into Ekos?
That is a dynamite platform for planetary work with monochrome or a OSC camera. Unfortunately, with my feeble Linux skills I have so far not been able to compile it on the Pi4, although it ran on the original Pi3B+.
If that could be integrated into Ekos, it would be a mind-blowing addition to the system.
Jo

planetaryimager.gulinux.net/



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max sidorov replied to the topic 'FireCapture on SM OS' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

On my system (after SM 1.5.5 update?) dtoverlay = vc4-fkms-v3d is already commented out.
Yes, FireCapture is more responsive now but still sluggish.

Giving up on FireCapture.
For my limited planetary needs, with its latest improvements (and coming too), Ekos is good enough for me.

Neuge wrote: Hi there,

for everyone who has problems with the speed of Firecapture in Stellarmate.
Here is my solution:

sudo nano /boot/config.txt
change "dtoverlay = vc4-fkms-v3d"
in:
# dtoverlay = vc4-fkms-v3d

3D support is deactivated and the system works with the old (native) driver. This relieves the system and allows Firecapture to run faster.


Tino



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After a raspbian system update (not related to indi/stellarmate) a week or two ago the stick stays mounted and available.

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Here's mine. Old second-hand HEQ5. Orion 50 mm guide scope with ASI224MC.
RC6 reflector. 2x11lbs counterweights.



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I also have a second-hand old HEQ5.
My calibration looks better in RA but the total RMA is still about the same. On a good night with really good skies (I am in Bortle 8) I get total RMS around 1.

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Checked the log. I don't think it shows any problem.
Here's the relevant chunk:

[2020-12-16T17:46:48.313 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - Target Coordinates updated to RA: "09h 57m 04s" DE: " 90° 00' 06\""
[2020-12-16T17:46:48.319 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - Preparing capture job "E:/_Astro_in/Light/Light_1_secs" for execution.
[2020-12-16T17:46:48.328 Pacific Standard Time INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Job requires 1.000-second  images, has 0/1 frames captured and will be processed."
[2020-12-16T17:46:48.336 Pacific Standard Time INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Capturing 1.000-second  image..."
[2020-12-16T17:46:48.343 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI224MC : "[DEBUG] Setting Gain --> 222.00 "
[2020-12-16T17:46:48.351 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI224MC : "[DEBUG] Setting Offset --> 22.00 "
[2020-12-16T17:46:48.386 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI224MC : "[DEBUG] StartExposure->setexp : 1.000s "
[2020-12-16T17:46:49.891 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI224MC : "[DEBUG] Uploading file. Ext: fits, Size: 2551680, sendImage? Yes, saveImage? No "
[2020-12-16T17:46:49.984 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI224MC : "[DEBUG] BLOB transfer took 0.0659515 seconds "
[2020-12-16T17:46:49.990 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI224MC : "[DEBUG] Upload complete "
[2020-12-16T17:46:54.121 Pacific Standard Time INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "CCD capture aborted"
[2020-12-16T17:46:54.130 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setMeridianFlipStage:  "MF_READY"
[2020-12-16T17:46:54.136 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI224MC : "[DEBUG] Aborting camera exposure... "
[2020-12-16T17:47:06.968 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - Preparing capture job "E:/_Astro_in/Light_1_secs" for execution.
[2020-12-16T17:47:06.976 Pacific Standard Time INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Capturing 1.000-second  image..."
[2020-12-16T17:47:06.983 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro : "[DEBUG] Setting Gain --> 222.00 "
[2020-12-16T17:47:06.992 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro : "[DEBUG] Setting Offset --> 22.00 "
[2020-12-16T17:47:07.028 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro : "[DEBUG] StartExposure->setexp : 1.000s "
[2020-12-16T17:47:08.859 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro : "[DEBUG] Uploading file. Ext: fits, Size: 32480640, sendImage? Yes, saveImage? No "
[2020-12-16T17:47:09.511 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro : "[DEBUG] BLOB transfer took 0.419365 seconds "
[2020-12-16T17:47:09.517 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro : "[DEBUG] Upload complete "
[2020-12-16T17:47:09.882 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - processBLOB() mode  0
[2020-12-16T17:47:10.086 Pacific Standard Time WARN ][                       default] - QStatusBar::insertPermanentWidget: Index out of range (4), appending widget
[2020-12-16T17:47:10.657 Pacific Standard Time INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Download Time: 1.13 s, New Download Time Estimate: 1.13 s."
[2020-12-16T17:47:10.824 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setMeridianFlipStage:  "MF_READY"
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.715 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Disconnecting  "Astrometry"
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.722 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Disconnecting  "ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro"
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.727 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Disconnecting  "EQMod Mount"
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.731 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Disconnecting  "ZWO CCD ASI224MC"
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.737 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Disconnecting  "ASI EAF"
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.742 Pacific Standard Time INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Disconnecting INDI devices..."
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.773 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Astrometry"  is disconnected.
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.778 Pacific Standard Time INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Astrometry is disconnected."
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.813 Pacific Standard Time INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro :  "[INFO] Saving device configuration... "
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.819 Pacific Standard Time INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro :  "[INFO] Device configuration saved. "
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.824 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro : "[DEBUG] Configuration successfully saved. "
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.829 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro : "[DEBUG] Closing ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro... "
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.836 Pacific Standard Time INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro :  "[INFO] Camera is offline. "
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.839 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDI server disconnected from BLOB manager for Device: "ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro" Property: "CCD1" Exit code: 0
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.842 Pacific Standard Time DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro"  is disconnected.
[2020-12-16T17:47:17.848 Pacific Standard Time INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro is disconnected."

ASI224 - capture started but download was never completed. Had to abort.
ASI071 - all OK

Also checked if SM 1.5.4 still works correctly. Yes, it does.

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Swapped RPI's - no difference.

Works downstairs. Doesn't work upstairs.
Must be the Cat6 cable then.

Can anyone explain this?
Suppose the cable is a bit flaky (and it's also quite long - 100ft/30m plus 50ft/15m with a coupler in between) - why just one camera is not working with all other USB devices being OK?

Thanks!

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DerPit - thanks!
I can't use nightlies as am using an official Stellarmate OS.

The difference between the two PI's is the length of the CAT6 cable and different cameras (the good one - ASI294MC and ASI120MC, the bad one - ASI071MC and ASI224MC, usually ASI224MC misbehaves).
The good one is located on the ground level, the bad one is more remote with a longer CAT6 cable on the roof of my garage.

Tomorrow I'll swap Pi's to see if it makes a difference.

DerPit wrote: I first thought of this issue , but that is fixed in git now, so should be in the nightly(?).
Are the two Pi setups identical (soft+hard)?



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Hello,
After I upgraded to SM 1.5.5 (from 1.5.4) I am having a problem with ZWO cameras when using a Windows client.
I have two ZWO cameras - primary and guide.

When everything runs on the RPI4 - no problem.

However, when I use the Windows client - only one of the cameras works.
Both are recognized and look normal.
But one of them (can be either of them) is not working right - if I try to capture an image, the image download never completes.
The other one works fine.
ZWO EAF woks fine too.

I tried disconnecting/reconnecting cables. Restarting RPI. I managed to make it work a couple of times out of a hundred tries...
So, it works but doesn't want to.

Very strange and frustrating.

Wired network connection.

Just tried the latest nightly - no change.

Any ideas?
Thanks!

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Alternatives to Raspberry Pi4?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Ha-ha... Makes sense..

fmozza wrote:
The point of two RPi4's is that I am running everything from inside my travel trailer - too cold to sit outside.

jmh



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