Ryan replied to the topic 'Canon 600D T3i "Failed to expose" error' in the forum. 1 month ago

I’m glad you got it working. It can be finicky, but once it is going it is worth it.

On the older version I never did get it to save those settings. I needed to go in each session and make sure they were set appropriately.

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Ryan replied to the topic 'Canon 600D T3i "Failed to expose" error' in the forum. 1 month ago

Last year I had similar issues with a Canon 1Dx. I systematically tried changing settings, and my final settings are below. This was an earlier version of SM, but it is worth a try. Note that for the capture target I had SD card, the had Delete SD image checked. I still had the imaging sequence set to save to StellarMate, so no images were actually lost.

Main Control:
Mirror Lockup = 0 (It I set the mirror lockup on it would fail, and I would need to reboot the system and restart KStars on the Mac)

Options:
Force Bulb = OFF (Camera was set to Bulb mode, if I used Force Bulb it would fail)

Image Settings:
Capture Format = RAW
Transfer Format - Native
Capture Target = SD Card (I think this one was the key in the Image Settings tab)
SD Image = Delete

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Ryan replied to the topic 'Ekos Scheduler Skipping exposures' in the forum. 2 months ago

If you have “Remember Job Progress” enabled, try turning it off. I’ve had similar issues when it thought the job had already been ran.

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Ryan replied to the topic 'HEQ5 Mount STOPS Tracking and K-Stars Rendomly shuts down' in the forum. 4 months ago

Thank you! It was a minor item, I just worked it into my workflow. But it will be nice to have it addressed for scheduler purposes.

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Ryan replied to the topic 'Re:Re:HEQ5 Mount STOPS Tracking and K-Stars Rendomly shuts down' in the forum. 4 months ago

I've got the same thing on my NEQ6R. I just uncheck the disable tracking on the Horizon tab. That particular setting has never saved for me, its one I change each time I connect to the devices.

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Ryan replied to the topic 'Issues or general comments of the new Raspbian Based Stellarmate 1.5.0' in the forum. 5 months ago

Overall it is working well. Using KStars 3.4.0 with Stellarmate 1.5.0 on RPi4. I do have an issue on startup. Every time I restart Stellarmate and then connect via EKOS, the first time I hit start it fails to connect. After that it connects fine until another restart . If I connect via VNC I see the same behavior; the connection is rejected the first time, after that it connects fine.

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Ryan replied to the topic 'Running Stellar Mate from my iMac?' in the forum. 5 months ago

It works great. A lot of us use the Stellarmate at the mount and the KStars/Ekos to connect. I'm using a MacBook to control the device inside.

I changed it from the hotspot to infrastructure mode so that it connects to my home network. The Stellarmate can connect to the closest access point, and I can roam the house and still control it. If you look around the forums you will also see quite a few people connect via ethernet to Stellarmate.

If you want to run it both ways it works as well. Just create multiple profiles as needed.

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Ryan replied to the topic 'Camera Guide problem with Ekos' in the forum. 5 months ago

I’m having a similar issue with an ASI120mm-s. My work around - when I first start up if I go to the capture tab, select the ASI120mm-s, then turn on live stream. Once the live stream starts I am then able to turn it off, go into the guide module, and the camera works fine.

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Ryan replied to the topic 'Ekos 3.3.6 : No summary screen preview on MacOSX' in the forum. 6 months ago

I only get that on my Mac if I am downloading the files (save to client). I usually save directly on the RPi (save local),and I can’t see the images.

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Ryan replied to the topic 'Astromechanics Canon Lens Focuser - Aperture Setting?' in the forum. 6 months ago

Update: I think the aperture is changing. I can hear it when I press “Set”. It is still showing 10 no matter what I set it to, I suspect it is changing but not updating the left window.

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Ryan created a new topic ' Astromechanics Canon Lens Focuser - Aperture Setting?' in the forum. 6 months ago

I recently acquired the Astromechanics lens focuser for Canon lenses. I'm using an ASI1600mm with filter wheel connected to the focuser then lens. Via Ekos, it detects the focuser and functions. I am able to use the autofocus routine successfully. I am unclear on the aperture setting though. When I go in the the control panel, in the Main Control tab, the aperture is set at 10. Allowed values, as I understand it, are 0-22. If I try to change the value (enter a new value in the right box, then press Set the message returned is "SetApperture(X)" where X is the value I entered. However, the actual value remains at 10. Any thoughts/suggestions?

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Ryan replied to the topic 'No more Problems with Canon DSLR!' in the forum. 11 months ago

I'm glad you solved it!

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