Gunther Fleerackers replied to the topic 'Issue with Atik 460ex' in the forum. 2 days ago

Jasem,

I got the same message "Cap device is missing but the job requires flat or dark cap device". When I change it as you mentioned : Change Frame to Dark/Bias and then click the "Calibration" button. Set the source to manual. It works for one preview. When I create a sequence I get the message again. It is probably stored in a configuration file. But where?

Kind regards,
Gunther

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Gunther Fleerackers replied to the topic 'PTP vs Canon DSLR' in the forum. 9 months ago

Thanks for the info.

I just checked how it works. Each time I connect my Canon 700D DSLR to my mac the PTP program pops up in my activity monitor. So basically always shut down the PTP program before starting Ekos.

kind regards,
Gunther

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Gunther Fleerackers created a new topic ' PTP vs Canon DSLR' in the forum. 9 months ago

Last night I got my gear connected through a USB hub to my Mac. I got the message included in the attachment. As a result my canon DSLR is having problems getting connected also when I connect it directly to my Mac. I have a Canon 700D DSLR and a ZWO ASI120mini.



Any suggestions what I have to do with this?

Gunther

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Gunther Fleerackers replied to the topic 'HEQ5 guiding problems' in the forum. 9 months ago

It seems I found reason why the HEQ5 randomly stops tracking. It seems that the EQMOD driver is loaded with the option to stop tracking when the horizon is on its limits. When I unmark this option the HEQ5 tracks without a problem. I was logging the mount and I found following records at the moment the tracking stopped :

2019-02-16T09:37:47: [INFO] Setting Backlash compensation - RA=10 microsteps DE=10 microsteps
2019-02-16T09:37:47: [INFO] updateLocation: long = 4.72417 lat = 50.8297
2019-02-16T09:37:47: [INFO] Loading device configuration...
2019-02-16T09:37:47: [WARNING] Can not load HorizonLimits Data File ~/.indi/HorizonData.txt: No such file or directory
2019-02-16T09:37:47: [INFO] updateLocation: long = 0 lat = 0
2019-02-16T09:37:47: [INFO] Mount is parked.

kind regards,
Gunther

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Gunther Fleerackers replied to the topic 'Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT' in the forum. 9 months ago

I had copied the files manually and it works :) Thank you for make it so easy.

Gunther

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Gunther Fleerackers replied to the topic 'Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi Kaczorek,

I have downloaded the suggested driver bu I have trouble with the last step for building the driver. It is the make install command.

Can you make something out of this message?

[ 10%] Performing update step for 'libAdafruitStepperMotorHAT'
Current branch master is up to date.
No stash found.
No stash found.
No stash found.
CMake Error at /home/stellarmate/astroberry-amh/build/libs/AdafruitStepperMotorHAT_CPP/tmp/libAdafruitStepperMotorHAT-gitupdate.cmake:136 (message):


Failed to unstash changes in:
'/home/stellarmate/astroberry-amh/libs/AdafruitStepperMotorHAT_CPP/'.

You will have to resolve the conflicts manually

CMakeFiles/libAdafruitStepperMotorHAT.dir/build.make:94: recipe for target 'libs/AdafruitStepperMotorHAT_CPP/src/libAdafruitStepperMotorHAT-stamp/libAdafruitStepperMotorHAT-update' failed
make[2]: *** [libs/AdafruitStepperMotorHAT_CPP/src/libAdafruitStepperMotorHAT-stamp/libAdafruitStepperMotorHAT-update] Error 1
CMakeFiles/Makefile2:67: recipe for target 'CMakeFiles/libAdafruitStepperMotorHAT.dir/all' failed
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/libAdafruitStepperMotorHAT.dir/all] Error 2
Makefile:127: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2

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Gunther Fleerackers replied to the topic 'Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT' in the forum. 9 months ago

Yesterday I received my Adafruit Motor HAT earlier then expect. So I started working on my focusser. In the image you can see the Adafruit Motor HAT attached to the Raspberry Pi and to a hybdrid stepper motor. I connected the stepper motor as a bipolar motor.


After installing the python driver I made a script so I could test the stepper motor. It all works well :)
Next step was installing the astroberry-diy. I followed the steps written on GitHub. I can find the focusser in Ekos. There is no error message, but the focusser is probably not working cause he doesn't respond.
I used the command : cmake -DWITH_WIRINGPI=OFF -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr ..
The Adafruit Motor HAT is working through GPIO, should i use the option -DWITH_WIRINGPI=ON ? Or do I need to do something else?

kind regards,
Gunther

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Gunther Fleerackers replied to the topic 'Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT' in the forum. 9 months ago

Thanks for the input.

By the end of the week the Adafruit Motor HAT will be in my local store. I'll ask for a 12V stepper motor and try to get that to work. Then I will begin with step two: putting it on my telescope. I have a Starway Crayford Focusser with a 10:1 micro focussing. A canon 700D will be attached to it.



This will be my second electronic DIY project after putting the raspberry PI together. So I'm a newbie on this topic :)

Gunther

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Gunther Fleerackers replied to the topic 'Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi all,

I have ordered te ADAFruit DC and stepper motor HAT for raspberry PI 3b+ to build my focusser. Any suggestions on the type of stepper motor I should buy with it?

Kind regards,
Gunther

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Gunther Fleerackers created a new topic ' HEQ5 guiding problems' in the forum. 10 months ago

Hi all,

After weeks of cloudy weather, yesterday it was finally clear. So I could test my setup for the first time. I have a mobile set-up :

  • HEQ5
  • Skywatcher refractor 120/600
  • Canon 700D
  • Guiding : ZWO 120mini on a guiderscope 50/160
  • Raspberry Pi 3B+

I have my HEQ5 connected by a cable between the handcontroller and the raspberry PI. When using the EQMOD - driver I set the handcontroller to PC direct. During photographing a serie I notice the HEQ5 stops tracking which results in a failure of guiding. As a consequence I need to recenter the object and restart the guiding. Sometimes it happens after 4 photo's, sometimes after one.

Any insights in what I'm doing wrong?

kind regards,
Gunther

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Gunther Fleerackers replied to the topic 'Got no stars is gsc installed error' in the forum. 12 months ago

Hi all,

I have installed the Stellarmate software on a Raspberry PI 3B+. I have managed to get it working with a HEQ5-mount and a Canon EOS 700D. There are still some minor issues, but I will send a message about that later on.

Due to cloudy skies at the moment I want to learn the software better by using the GSC database and the CCD simulator. I have installed GSC database with the command :
sudo apt-get install gsc
I can find the folder /usr/share/GSC

I also added
GSCDAT = /usr/share/GSC
GSCBIN = /usr/share/GSC/bin
as environment variables.

When I start Ekos and try to shoot a picture I still get the error :
GSC Got no stars is gsc installed ...

I probably missed a step. Can somebody help me?

kind regards,
Gunther

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Gunther Fleerackers replied to the topic 'Got no stars is gsc installed error | SOLVED' in the forum. 12 months ago

It seemed the gsc package was corrupted. When running gsc in comman line. It says there was no command. I removed the complete package and reïnstalled it with apt-get. It works now :)

Gunther

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Gunther Fleerackers replied to the topic 'Got no stars is gsc installed error | SOLVED' in the forum. 12 months ago

Hi all,

I have installed the Stellarmate software 1.16.2 on a Raspberry PI 3B+. I have managed to get it working with a HEQ5-mount and a Canon EOS 700D. There are still some minor issues, but I will send a message about that later on.

Due to cloudy skies at the moment I want to learn the software better by using the GSC database and the CCD simulator. I have installed GSC database with the command :
sudo apt-get install gsc
I can find the folder /usr/share/GSC

I also added
GSCDAT = /usr/share/GSC
GSCBIN = /usr/share/GSC/bin
as environment variables.

When I start Ekos and try to shoot a picture I still get the error :
GSC Got no stars is gsc installed ...

I probably missed a step. Can somebody help me?

kind regards,
Gunther

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