Mark Sandford replied to the topic 'StelalrMate App Video Tutorial' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks Jasem. And will the app work only with the Stellarmate licenced version of EKOS, or all versions?

Read More...

Mark Sandford replied to the topic 'StelalrMate App Video Tutorial' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hello Jasem. This looks promising, I took a break from StellarMate/EKOS earlier this year after a series of unstable builds on the Mac, which are hopefully resolved now, I'm ready to try again. Was very much hoping for a native app too, looks like it's here.

How stable is the app right now?

Read More...

Mark Sandford replied to the topic 'MacOS: Unable to find INDI Drivers directory' in the forum. 4 months ago

Thanks Jasem, downloading 3.3.4 now.

Read More...

Mark Sandford replied to the topic 'ZWO EAF: Connection issues after using it with ASICAP' in the forum. 4 months ago

Watching with interest...

I also own the ZWO EAF, it works brilliantly with Sequence Generator Pro, but I'm trying out EKOS for fun. Everything works except the EAF, EKOS recognises the correct focus point and just about every other parameter, but won't move the focuser.

Read More...

Mark Sandford replied to the topic 'Resolving M20 with astrometry.net fails' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello! I've just arrived here after using Sequence Generator Pro for most of the last year.

For what it's worth, SGP has a known issue plate solving M20 as well, it's been reported on their forums too. Very weird, it's not like it's one of these crazy-osbscure DSOs...

Read More...

Mark Sandford replied to the topic 'MacOS: Unable to find INDI Drivers directory' in the forum. 4 months ago

Wow, quick reply! Thanks, that seems to have fixed it, there must have been some interruption to the Wizard. I didn't have the Python box, but that's the only difference. I'll see how I go.

Read More...

Mark Sandford created a new topic ' MacOS: Unable to find INDI Drivers directory' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello everyone!

So, I tried to install KStars/EKOS on my Mac yesterday and I got this message when I opened it. I click OK and I get KStars working fine, but EKOS grinds to a halt when I hit the Play button, same message, then the whole thing freezes and I have to Force Quit. My intention is to use EKOS for imaging control direct from my Mac for the moment, then transition to a headless system using RPi4 once I'm familiar with the software.

This was a completely fresh install of KStars 3.2.2 as downloaded from here indilib.org/download/osx.html . My impression was the package would install all the necessary INDI Servers/Drivers, but looks like it hasn't. The ReadMe guide refers to every other sub-directory we might need to use...except this one.

I tried KStars/EKOS a few months ago, but ended up putting it aside after a few notoriously unstable MacOS builds, and my StellarMate RPi3 failed with a hardware issue. I understand it's much more stable now, so I'm really looking forward to giving it another try!

Read More...

Mark Sandford replied to the topic 'Ongoing problems with EQMOD - can't clear fault' in the forum. 10 months ago

Hello Mike

Thanks for that. Jasem has sent me some new software to try out, I will attempt that today. Don't know if the bad driver will be replaced in the process.

Read More...

Mark Sandford replied to the topic 'Ongoing problems with EQMOD - can't clear fault' in the forum. 10 months ago

Thanks Marco, hopefully Jesam can help soon.

Read More...

Mark Sandford replied to the topic 'Ongoing problems with EQMOD - can't clear fault' in the forum. 10 months ago

Hello Marco. How can I tell what StellarMate build I am on? I’m not an IT person.

Read More...

Mark Sandford created a new topic ' Ongoing problems with EQMOD - can't clear fault' in the forum. 10 months ago

Hello

I've had lots of problems recently with the latest version of KStars/EKOS (I think it's 3.1.0??) with Mac. My main issue is the telescope running way past horizontal in RA, potentially crushing itself and the camera against the tripod legs if I had left it to its own devices. This happens in GoTo slewing; I haven't trusted it to do a meridian flip but I assume it would be the same.

Jesam gave me instructions to clear the data from the Park tab in the System page of the Mount tab; this I did through my Mac, but it kept happening. I attempted to do the same directly through the StellarMate by plugging a keyboard and monitor into it, but I get an even more bizarre problem.

I cannot enter the INDI menu screen at all! If I click the INDI control panel icon from the main KStars menu bar, I get no result at all. I can open the EKOS control panel, and hit the INDI control panel icon within it, and the INDI control panel will indeed open up behind it, but if I try to click on it, it disappears!! Same when the taskbar occasionally flashes up - it will disappear if I try to click on it ( see picture). No way at all to access INDI that I can see, so I can't access that or any other menu. It seems that KSTars under Ubuntu enters a full screen mode which I can't deselect using the View menu - there is no taskbar at all most of the time, and it seems numerous screens (FITS, INDI, Preview etc etc) are hidden inaccessibly behind the main window.

A further issue which has come up is the StellarMate entering Emergency Mode on every single startup. It means I have to plug in a keyboard and monitor to hit Control-D every time, meaning I no longer have a mini, portable system. Everything boots fine after that, but it's going into this mode no matter how I shut it down after each session. This only started after loading all the latest software and drivers about a week ago.

VERY frustrating!! I estimate I've spent 20-30hrs trying to get my system to work under StellarMate, and still not a single image to show for it.

Read More...

Mark Sandford replied to the topic 'Re:Re:Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos' in the forum. 10 months ago

Yes please, GAIN setting in Capture module, great idea!

Read More...