rbarberac replied to the topic 'Scheduler Start/Stop Times' in the forum. 1 week ago

Yes, it will be very useful to be able to abort a job as soon as an altitude limit is reached. If this limit is useful to star a job, the same utility lies on finishing it. Good point

Rafa

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi Alan,

Take a look to this thread indilib.org/forum/development/9372-compi...t-github-source.html. I've successfully compiled KStars/Ekos on 64bits Raspbian using the commit commented on this thread.

Rafa

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 1 week ago

With the new Raspbian 64bits, the version of curl installed doesn't shows a textual description of the response. you can replace line 37:

if [[ "${testCommand}" == *"OK"* || "${testCommand}" == *"Moved"* ]]

with
if [[ "${testCommand}" == *"200"* || "${testCommand}" == *"301"* ]]

With this changes I was able to build an AstroPi3 64bits system. Unfortunately at this moment, KStars fails at build time.

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'Plate solving and WCS?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Yes, the WCS information is in the FITS header. You can identify it on this lines:

OBJCTRA = ' 8 53 43.47'                               / Object J2000 RA in Hours
OBJCTDEC= '57 48 41.20'                            / Object J2000 DEC in Degrees
RA      = 1.334311E+02                              / Object J2000 RA in Degrees
DEC     = 5.781144E+01                             / Object J2000 DEC in Degrees
EQUINOX = 2000                                                         / Equinox
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My trick: connect to the camera once y generate a serie of individual sequence files. For example, right now I have: 1h_120x30, 1h_60x60, 1h_30x120, 1h_20x180, 1h_15x240, 1h_12x300. I've also generated the 2h versions. On each of this sequence I've entered the gain, offset and desired temperature. I don't put any target on this sequences. I've stored all this seq files on the folder /home/Astroberry/Current and have used exactly this path as the destination folder to store the images.

Then I compose them with the desired targets on Scheduler module. I've been using this approach on the last month with great success (well, if you don't count for the clouds, obviously). Now, I can compose all my sessions offline, while I'm planning for the night to arrive.

And no, I don't have a remote (or local) observatory. My equipment is a 85/600 refractor on an EQ5 mount with OnStep driver all controlled by a raspberry pi running Astroberry . I put it outside, run polar alignment assistant, perform a guider calibration and once all is done, I start the scheduler to run the observing session.

Another trick: all this files are simple text files with XML format. It's really easy to edit any of them with a text editor to generate a similar (but different one). For example, the 2h_xxxx files where genrated from the 1h_ ones :)

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'New Internal Guider Features' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much Hy. This is just what I was looking for.

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'New Bahtinov Mask Assistant Tool' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Is it posible to use the Bathinov Assistant without a motorized focuser? How? I've been able to see the assistant working on previous version occasionally, but since I've installed 3.5.2 I haven't been able to get the assistant working.

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'New Internal Guider Features' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I've a double about how the internal guiding parameters and the new GPG RA guider configuration. We have two set of main parameters and I don't understand how they are related. For example if I want to reduce the intensity of the response to a guide deviation, which one should I change?. I know that if I've GPG disabled, I can increase the proportional gain to get a stronger response to deviation. But with GPG enable, should I change proportional gain or prediction/control gain on GPG? Both?

Could it be posible to know the equations that relate both set of parameters? Thanks in advance

 


 

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'Flags location accuracy on starmap' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

More details about this error. When I double click over an object it is center on the screen. If I double click again, it doesn't move. Also, If I put a flag over any object or star, this flag is correctly placed.

But If I double click over and empty space to center it on screen, the field is displaced to the east (leaving the intended target to the west of the center of the screen) and north or south depending on the latitude. If I double click on the new location, the sky moves again on the same direction and I can keep tap and moving the field forever without moving the mouse.

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rbarberac created a new topic ' Flags location accuracy on starmap' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I was trying to plan ahead a good composition for some clumped field of galaxies on Virgo. Centering any of the galaxies will give me a not balanced composition, so I want to center my fields on an empty place. I've tried to add a flag on this location so, I can see it on the next maps and I'll have someplace to goto. But I have discovered that with 3.5.2 is almost imposible to place a flag where I want.

On the next sequence you can see the popup menu that appears as I press on right button over the center of the intended field. Then I chose add a flag and fill the information. As you can see on the third screen shot the flags never land on the clicked coordinates.

 


 
 

I'm used the last 3.5.2 release on macOS and Raspberry PI with the same outcome.

Regards

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