Brian Martin created a new topic ' Indi driver support for Pegasus Pocket Powerbox' in the forum. 6 days ago

Greetings
Is there an Indi driver for the Pegasus Pocket Powerbox? PPB does appear in the supported devices when I set up an instrument profile but when I run the PPB it throws the following error: ( [WARNING] Received wrong number of detailed sensor data. Retrying... ).
I attempted to use the UPB driver but it crashes immediately (as I would expect).
The PPB is supplying power to connected devices but I am unable to monitor what it is doing or to determine if the environmental sensor and dew/frost control is working.

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Brian Martin created a new topic ' Solver not working under Raspi4 build of stellarmate' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I am making the transition from Stellarmate/Raspi3 (which has been nothing short of amazing!) to Raspi4. So far guiding, focusing and imaging are working very well. However, tonight was the first time I attempted to use plate solving with the Raspi4 build. This has performed superbly with the Raspi 3 both in online and offline modes but NOT at all with the Raspi4. So - is this a known issue? Solver hangs - it does not seem to complete the first iteration. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

On an unrelated note I was blown away by how well the Raspi3 and hotspot mode worked last week. Under very chilly conditions (-15C) and operating from within a metal walled building 60 feet from the mount I was still able to use the Raspi3 in hotspot mode. This was an unexpected surprise!

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Brian Martin replied to the topic 'Trying to get Stellarmate running on Raspi4' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks to everyone who responded. I found the tight build and it installed fine. Only issues so far are "flaky" wireless connection and autoguiding. Likely both are "self-inflicted" problems so I will try again on the next clear night.

Brian

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Brian Martin replied to the topic 'Trying to get Stellarmate running on Raspi4' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks! That is good news. Where did you get your build for the Raspi4?

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Brian Martin replied to the topic 'Trying to get Stellarmate running on Raspi4' in the forum. 1 month ago

Yep - certainly seems that the boot partition is mia - thanks for the tip.

brian

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Brian Martin created a new topic ' Trying to get Stellarmate running on Raspi4' in the forum. 1 month ago

I will start with saying how much Stellarmate impresses me every time I use it! WE have 3 observatories for teaching purposes - one equipped with a Paramount MX, one with a custom build GEM - each carrying large telescopes and a smaller observatory with an HEQ5 and Stellarmate used for various small refractors (SV 102, SV70 etc). Under good conditions I routinely get rms guiding errors between 0.7" - 1.1". For 50 bucks and a Raspi3 this is outstanding. You can see some of the images taken with this setup at martin.kcvs.ca/astro/course/gallery.html

I am now attempting to use a new Raspi4 (4G) but am unable to get the most current build (StellarMateOS_1.4.4_rpi3.img.xz) to run. It burns fine onto an SD card (using Etcher) but when installed in the Raspi does not boot. I have tried several sd cards with the same result. The Raspi4 is running fine under Raspbian. Anyone have experience and success with Stellarmate on the Raspi4?

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Brian Martin replied to the topic 'EKOS not pointing correctly' in the forum. 7 months ago

It seems like it could be but the control panel shows the correct UTC-correction (-6h for MDT). I am tempted to carefully measure how far off I am in RA (dec seems fine) and set a new geographic location using an off-set lon to compensate. Of course it is cloudy for the next week or so!

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Brian Martin replied to the topic 'EKOS not pointing correctly' in the forum. 7 months ago

Yep - done all of this and everything looks normal. Indi-Control Panel shows correct lat (53 30') and lon as 246 30' (same as -113 30 which Edmonton, Canada). KStars uses -113. So my hunch is that somewhere in the food-chain either local time is not being set correctly or lon is not being passed correctly.
Thanks for responding.

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Brian Martin replied to the topic 'EKOS not pointing correctly' in the forum. 7 months ago

I use the IndiServer for Windows ( www.cloudmakers.eu/windi/ ). It hooks to ASCOM/EQMOD and works fine. This by-passes the RPI but also misses the simplicity of running everything from a RPI!

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Brian Martin replied to the topic 'EKOS not pointing correctly' in the forum. 7 months ago

Thanks for getting back to me. Both RPI time and the UTC offset are correct. Both KStars and EKOS report the same correct time and this appears in the log as well on startup. But it certainly seems that despite this EKOS thinks it is about 6 hours later than it should be! Again the odd thing is that when I run directly from the Win10 laptop and bypass the RPI everything works as expected. SO - is there another way I can check to see if the time from the RPI is being passed correctly to EKOS?

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Brian Martin created a new topic ' EKOS not pointing correctly' in the forum. 7 months ago

Greetings All - First time contacting the forum so here goes...
I have just recently setup a RasPI (Ubuntu-Mate, 32GB card) build of KStars/Ekos on an HEQ5 mount. No issues talking to the mount or associated cameras etc - BUT - I cannot get my mount to point correctly. The issue seems to be in RA and appears to slew too far west (by about 6 hours). Site information all seems correct. When I run the same mount directly from my Win10 laptop using KStars/Ekos - works just fine. When I try running from the laptop and connect via the RasPI same problem as before. So it seems that the issue is on the RasPI side. My preference would be to run completely from the RasPI. Any wisdom out there?

Many thanks

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