Ah..thanks Jasem!

I use to look at this documentation docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/kstars/kstars/index.html, never the Stellarmate-docs :)

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Thanks for the answers!
Yes, I understand what the ST4 cable is, what was (and still is) not clear to me how to configure whether to use the ST4 cable or connect directly to the mount using USB.
Yesterday I got guiding to work by specifying the guiding camera as the Guider in the optical train for the guiding scope/camera, so probably using the ST4 cable.
Specifying EQMod mount as the Guider didn't work.

The optical train configuration needs more documentation, please.

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Thanks Steve.
Yes, I switch Guider to my guidecamera in the optical train for the guider and it worked!

So, if I understand it correct, guide pulses are now sent via my guidecamera through the ST4 cable to the mount?
But if I specify my mount (EQMod mount) as the Guider, pulses are being sent directly to the mount, not via ST4?
As far as I know this is the preferred way (according to PHD2 people) ?

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I have a HEQ5-Pro mount and connect using EQMod-driver.
I used to guide via the guide camera and ST4 cable, it was configured in a dropdown menu in the guide-module..

In Kstars/Ekos 3.6.1 there in no such option and I can't get the guiding to work.
The log just says "Calibration started" then "RA drifting forward", then nothing, it just hangs forever.
What can be the problem? Am I using the ST4 cable or not. How do I configure how correction pulses will be sent to the mount?

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Thank You!
Yes, in Kubuntu 22.04 it is already installed, I missed that!
Now I will see how I can get it in the openSuse (my standard platform) also, maybe compile sources.

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Yes, I have read a number of threads about GSC but nowhere is it mentioned how to install the binary and the catalog(s).
I am running openSuse Leap 15.4 but I don't find any of it in the repository Astrophotography_Software.
Any tips of where to get it is appreciated!

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I replaced all index-files to new ones!
The old ones was from Dec 7 2014, and the new ones are from Mars 6 2021.
Are these files being updated? If so, how and why?
Do I have to check for future updates to avoid problems with alignment?

Håkan Wahlberg

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On Kstars 3.6.1 (running on RPI4 and Ubuntu Mate) the alignment (platesolver) do not work for me.
I try to Load & Slew a JPEG and it just keeps running until I stop it. The same when Capture & Solve

On Kstars 3.5.9 it works just fine. The setting are the same as far as I can see.


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I just received my ASI EAF so I will start learn autofocusing.
My scope is a Skywatcher Evostar 80ED and camera ASI 294MC Pro.

Looking into the Eko's focuser-tab makes me a bit confused. I don't understand the Detection-selecttion (Gradient, Centroid ...), the SEP Profile and Algorithm.
Is there a "best-practice" setting to start with and take it from there? And how to proceed if it doesn't work as good as I expect
I don't find any documentation.

Regards
Håkan W

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You may be missing the leading / in usr/bin? Try "sudo mv indiwebmanager.service /usr/bin"

Regards
Håkan

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The asi-driver crash on openSuse was caused by libasi. I compiled and installed only libasi from sources and now it works, even with the drivers from Astrophotography_Software repository.

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Interesting! I may test TW on one of the RPI since openSuse has been the dist of my choice since years ago

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