Avocette replied to the topic 'kstars update 3.6.0' in the forum. 1 month ago

I suppose you have noticed that Radek has made the KStars 3.6.0, Indi 1.9.7 and PHD 2.6.11 updates available from the astroberry.io repo 2 days ago?!

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So I changed to right hand AZ/EQ firmware v3.39 but the AZ mode still retains auxiliary encoders even though apparently turned off in SynScan Pro. I was hoping to use the AZ mode for ’grab and go’ convenience, but with my Astroberry installation I guess I’ll have to change over to EQ mount wedge and EQ mode.

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I have been using an AZGTi in EQ mode successfully with EKOS for a couple of years, most recently with AZ/EQ firmware 3.39 used only in EQ mode. I just recently bought a new AZGTi with SkyMax 127 combination for AZ visual ‘grab and go’. The AZGTi came loaded with firmware v3.36 (for left hand side AZ use) and I stumbled across this issue that the auxiliary encoders remain engaged even if apparently switched off in SynScan Pro. I updated to the latest v3.39 (still left hand) which changed nothing. The impact of the auxiliary encoders seems to be due to their rather rough granularity, and inaccurate setting up, so that for instance the AZ home position of ‘level, pointing north’ is precisely some arc minutes away in both directions.
I plan to change firmware to the right hand side AZ/EQ v3.39 next, and will report here any differences in the auxiliary encoders operation.

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I have searched back and I found the text in the other thread a few pages through indilib.org/forum/ekos/4547-new-bahtinov....html?start=48#71143

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I suppose that you have looked at this thread?: www.indilib.org/forum/ekos/4547-new-baht....html?start=36#52222
Myself I followed a short PDF from Astrorunner who wrote the software which talks more about using the tool manually rather than assuming you have a motorised focuser.....

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Tried a further update/upgrade of an earlier KStars 3.5.6 SSD image and am delighted to report that the new version seems to be fully working…..Yippee!

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Just carried out the upgrade of Astroberry to the latest repository versions. Unfortunately my excitement about Stellasover 2.2 being lightening fast, was crushed when (at least with the default settings) Polar Alignment and Platesolving did not work. Any suggestions?

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I have been running two systems, side by side for a year and a half, each RPi/Astroberry running autonomously. So with a single PC laptop I control both RPis via VNC Viewer, and swap between them from time to time to monitor results, and to initiate the next capture session. So far I haven’t used the Schedule module since both systems are readily transportable from storage to outside, and I have no observatory or shelter for weather protection.
Each Astroberry runs as a 5GHz WiFi hotspot - I distinguish between them by renaming the SSIDs as AstroberryRed and AstroberryGreen. I use astronomical twilight to carry out the physical tasks of placing/orienting the mounts and polar alignment, and initial focusing, before retreating indoors (only about 8m away) from where I set targets and monitor results.
I often download image files during capture sessions to the PC via VNC File Transfer, and more recently by setting up Network Drives in Windows File Explorer, relying on the Samba server in Astroberry. This permits me to examine the image files more in detail and for instance, to live stack them using SharpCap Pro on the PC.

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Lars post=78811 userid=3671
-  but the Astroberry version of VNC could not transfer files.

/Lars

Just for the record, the VNC server in Astroberry does transfer files. Click on the black VNC button in the Taskbar, and select the file transfer option from the menu list. I used this for a long period, but these days I prefer using the Samba server option by creating a network drive in Windows File Explorer which gives me simpler and consistently faster transfer connections.

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