Giles replied to the topic 'Forum slow?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Yes, I have noticed this

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Giles replied to the topic 'libmallincam and indi-celestronaux' in the forum. 5 days ago

I'm not on the nightly build repository, but I am on stable. libmallincam still appears to be an update several times a week.
Perhaps it is set to rebuild more often then other packages in the stable repo??

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I have set up email alerts to email my smartphone when  the sky is clear.

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This is outside of Ekos, but I thought I might share what I have set up.
It is what is called a TIG stack and you would need to install a set of tools, these would need to run on a server that is running all the time.
The tools are:
Telegraf (www.influxdata.com/time-series-platform/telegraf/)
InfluxDB (www.influxdata.com/)
Grafana (grafana.com/)

I going to try to post some screenshots, but as I always have problems with these, I'm going to try in a different post.

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Giles replied to the topic 'Re:Dark Flats' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Dark Flats are distinct from Darks.

Dark Flats are Dark Frames with the exposure setting set to the same as the filter matching Light Flats.

They are used as an alternative for Bias frames with cameras that have issues with Bias frames (e.g. all ZWO CMOS cameras).

A Full set of calibration frames would include:

Darks (same exposure length as the normal light frames)
Flats (set at exposure length to match a particular low ADU)
Bias _OR_ Dark Flats (Bias are dark frames with very low exposure times), but ZWO cameras don't manage Bias frames very well, so it is recommended that they use Dark Flats.

This thread is about making it easier to make Dark Flats once you have created a set of the Flats with the auto-ADU setting in kstars.

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Giles replied to the topic 'Dark Flats' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

That would require a lot of covering and uncovering the telescope if done manually.
I would prefer doing all filters for flats, then converting the sequence to dark flats.

Then I just have to arrange light source once, and scope cover once.

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Giles replied to the topic 'Unable to update KStars' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

xenial is Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

16.04 LTS went out of support in April 2021.

I believe that the repository is only building packages for Ubuntu 18.04 or later.

launchpad.net/~mutlaqja/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
 

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Giles replied to the topic 'Unable to update KStars' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Also, when you run "sudo apt update", do you see a line such as:

Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mutlaqja/libgphoto2/ubuntu focal InRelease


(These are for Ubuntu Focal, hence the keyword focal in my examples, it might be replaced with another release name if you're running a different release).
 

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Giles replied to the topic 'Unable to update KStars' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Gina,

What is the output of:

ls -la /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mutlaqja*


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bbs.astronomy-imaging-camera.com/d/13694-big-news-from-zwo

So far - it looks to be, but not seen any english language information on it yet:

* Harmonic Mount capable of loads 13-20kg
* Some Laser pointer, presume this might help with polar alignment?

Something to follow and see what users report.

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WinSCP should work, also I'm pretty sure that the astroberry has a "astroberry" windows share, so you can just browse to it from another computer.

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