Ed Wilson replied to the topic 'Default wifi option on boot up' in the forum. 1 hour 2 minutes ago

I personally edit the WiFi connections (Right mouse button on the WiFi symbol in the taskbar) and remove my home WiFi reference from the list. It's a bit inconvenient to have to insert the password again next time I want internet access, for instance, but it seems pretty bullet proof.

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Ed Wilson replied to the topic 'Using BerryBoot to run Astroberry from an SSD' in the forum. 3 days ago

I tried running Kstars from the terminal and this was the result:


At the moment running from the SSD is a 'nice to have' - everything is working pretty well from the microSD card.

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Ed Wilson created a new topic ' Using BerryBoot to run Astroberry from an SSD' in the forum. 3 days ago

I usually run directly from an Astroberry image on a Verbatim Premium 32GB microSD on my RPi4, but thought it would be interesting from the speed point of view to run on a SanDisk Extreme SSD. I used BerryBoot on a small microSD card to boot to Raspbian Buster on the SSD, and then followed the instructions on Astroberry.io to install Astroberry the longhand way. Everything seemed to work and when I rebooted, the BerryBoot pointed to the SSD and Astroberry woke up looking as normal. However I clicked on KStars, watched the Splash Screen but when it closed no further KStars window opened. I could repeat this by clicking again on the KStars symbol on the Taskbar, always the same (non) result. Any suggestions about what may be going wrong? Thanks.

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Ed Wilson replied to the topic 'Full night recording while Astro Imaging Channel Q&A on SBC's' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Jurgen,
I've just caught up with your YouTube video just today, so please excuse me for being a little late to the party! I noted that the 'Guidescope' mentioned in Ekos was your Primary scope ie 200mm f4 Newt. Does this mean you were using an OAG? The camera image of your scope in action seems to show a finderscope with a cable dangling down, so I had just assumed that was your guidescope. Secondly, the quality of the guidescope camera image of the guide star makes it look rather more like an arrow than a point of light! Any comments?
Best wishes, Ed

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Ed Wilson replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment with the telescope returned to Park' in the forum. 2 months ago

So with clear skies here tonight (yippee!), I just tried out your idea Wouter and it worked very well! Two points of interest - up was down and left was right but we are used to telescope observations being inverted and flipped, and secondly, the 60° offset from Park turned out to be a little less at around 56° when I looked at the RA setting circle (which I had never needed to check before). Thanks for the idea! Ed

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Ed Wilson replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment with the telescope returned to Park' in the forum. 2 months ago

wvreeven wrote: For now you could just manually rotate the mount east by 60 degrees and then start the polar alignment routine with the mount moving west (or vice versa). Yes it is an additional step to be done manually but at least you'll get what you're looking for.

Hi Wouter,
I haven't had the clear skies yet to try this approach but it would certainly satisfy my initial need. I wouldn't want anyone to be negatively affected if the request ultimately leads to some changes!
Ed

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Ed Wilson replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment with the telescope returned to Park' in the forum. 2 months ago

phomer60 wrote: Avocette,

I believe that may be a viable option for the NCP but there are very few bright stars around the SCP which would probablyt create more issues than are solved.

Paul

If you are saying that you can presently do your PA when the routine leaves the scope rotated 60° from the Park position because there are more stars visible in that position, then fine, carry on. In the case of the northern hemisphere, I am not using Polaris when I make the mount adjustments, but just some arbitrary star in the field of view of my guidescope. My issue is just that I would prefer up to mean up and right to mean right on the alignment screen. At present right (east) adjustment makes the chosen star move at 30° to the horizontal upwards and leftwards (west north west). I have now learned this but every new user suffers the same learning issue.....

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