I was wondering if I could expand the kstars satellite functionality. I have two features in mind:
I checked that box and it seemed to have no effect (I just checked the logs). But now that I know what to expect, I will do some more digging to see if the problem is caused by the changes I just made, thanks. In the meantime I will wait for the 3.5.0 update. Looking forward!
Did the previous quick reply get published?
I just wanted to give you an update: the software works perfectly! We are just currently struggling with the mount clock, since for accurate TLE-based tracking one needs a time accuracy of within 0.2s of UTC
Attached you find a video of our last acquisition, it's an upper stage:
sudo make install
yes, yes I know, I said I would create a pull request soon and it only happened now anyhow, the pull request has been created and we have been able to snap some goodies at uni. The camera is not the best for this purposes, but one can roughly recognize the H-shape of the ISS...
thank you all for your replies! I will most definitely post my updates here.
@knro I will definitely take a look at those issues, I think we also had issues with the tracking after the meridian flip but it might have to do with our mount model not being that great, we have to do some adjustments still
@mworion WOW!!! Last time I took a look at the mount wizard was a looooong time ago, it has grown so much since then! You've done an amazing job there. I will most definitely take a look at it and maybe even contribute, although since I already did quite a bit of development in INDI proper I will probably keep working on the INDI-Ekos combination
So as part of a student project at the Technical University of Munich I made some changes to the LX200 10Micron driver in order to add the satellite tracking capability included in later versions. I still need to do some debugging and polishing and after that I would like to create a pull request and merge my changes upstream, I'm guessing some time around end of January. A short introduction to the project: we want to use the 10Micron mount together with a Celestron to track satellites and derive light curves from them, eventually we would like to automatically get precession and nutation information based on optical observations of uncontrolled satellites like ENVISAT.
My main concerns are as follows: