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I have crashes when using KStars with the MBP. I do not have this problem with the Astroberry.

What is the stable version, anyone is using that they like?

MBP 15" Mid 2014
Catalina 10.15.7

Thank you,


A

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Art Morton created a new topic ' Library Down Load' in the forum. yesterday

I have been unable to download these "3"

index files.

The note I always get is the server can not be found.

All the rest of the files download successfully.

I also was able to download the files to my Raspberry Pie with Astroberry. Does anyone have the ip address to the server so I can set up a constant "ping" in terminal window, allowing my Mac to reach the servers and complete the down load or is there something else gong on here.

KStars 3.6.1
2014 MBP
Catalina 10.15.7

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1st:

Thank you for your support of the Astronomy Community and this spectacular cluster of valuable practical, functional software tools.

2nd:

I did follow your recommendation and contacted Rainbow Astro Support, and my Local Reseller, Cloud Break Optics, [described the problem and provided the log{KStar/Ekos Log}] about what I thought the problem was. And I received an immediate response acknowledging my technical question and then not too long after that a complete, understandable, and implementable resolution/solution.

3rd.

As a part of the solution, I downloaded and successfully upgraded my RST-135 with the most recent firmware upgrade from RainbowAstro's Support Page that corrects:

– Change the homing range to 200 degrees
– Fixed bug with meridian flipping when canceling GOTO
– Fixed a bug where the mount was reversed in Southern Hemisphere / ALT-AZI mode

Then, I followed the instructions and correctly set up the RST-135 to use KStars and EKos. [KStar & EKos/RST-135 Hubo-I Handcontroller User Manual ... of course there is always user error, I'm Human]

KStars and EKos NOW CONTROL MY RAINBOWASTRO RST-135 MOUNT PERFECTLY!!!!!! Now the tuning ....... process .....

Thank you for your assistance and recommendations for troubleshooting my technical challenge.

Regards,

A

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LOL

WOW, this is great.

www.rainbowastro.com/software-2/

I was having these problems with the mount so ... I upgraded my firmware. The most recently released firmware is what I am running. There is a new product that RainbowAstro is releasing, the RST-300, and maybe this is why you see the mismatch in what you reviewed from my unit and the log I forwarded.

– Change homing range to 200 degrees
– Fixed bug with meridian flipping when canceling GOTO

The RST-135 is kind of a new product, so these kinds of crazy things are expected.

Unfortunatly, I can NOT go back to the previous firmware release. Or I need to ask RainbowAstro how to do that. Unluckily, I do not know anyone who has not upgraded whos mount I can use to get a PRE UPGRADE log.

How can I help?

How do you want me to proceed?

Is there someone I should try to contact in Korea and Rainbow Robotics??

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log ... sorry I did not zip

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File Name: log_12-33-51.txt
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File Name: log_12-33-51.txt
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File Name: log_12-33-51.txt
File Size: 607 KB

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File Name: log_12-33-51.txt
File Size: 607 KB



The mount gets lost and then crashes into itself.


Tell me what you want and how you want testing done. I will get to that and send you the logs.


A

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Art Morton created a new topic ' RST-135 vs Basic LX200' in the forum. 3 years ago

Latest RST Rainbow software V.200131
Raspberry Pie 4
KStars 3.4.2

I am unable to sync the position of the SkyMap/Handcontroller/OTA-Telescope with the object on the SkyMap using the Rainbow Astro RST-135 Setting EKOS-KStars.

Example Screens included.

1. When EKOS-KStars is set to the basic LX200 mode, the KStar-SkyMap/Handcontroller/OTA-Telescope all have the same sky object referenced.

When the RainbowAstro RST-135 is set to the Rainbow Astro > RST-135 mode, the KStar-SkyMap/Handcontroller/OTA-Telescope has the Handcontroller and the OTA-Telescope matching, but not the KStar-SkyMap referencing the same sky object. There is an unresolvable offset even after using the sync function in the Astro Astro Handcontroller and/or KStartars.

How do I get EKOS-KStar set with the Rainbow Astro > RST-135 mode for controlling the RST-135 mount to have the KStar-SkyMap match what the Handcontroller and what I see through the OTA-Telescope?

I have used the SYNC function without success.


As a reference, the iPhone-SkySafari Plus/Handcontroller/OTA-Telescope combination set up with:

"Meade LX200 Classic"

has the iPhone-SkySafari Plus/Handcontroller/OTA-Telescope all matching the same object in the sky. [ASCOM w/ MaxIM DL, TheSky6], Stellarium and Cartes du Ciel Open Source Planetarium all seem to work correctly too.

Any and All suggestions welcome.


Thank you

Art

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Latest RST Rainbow software V.200131
Raspberry Pie 4
KStars 3.4.2

I am unable to sync the position of the SkyMap/Handcontroller/OTA-Telescope with the object on the SkyMap using the Rainbow Astro RST-135 Setting EKOS-KStars.

Example Screens included.

1. When EKOS-KStars is set to the basic LX200 mode, the KStar-SkyMap/Handcontroller/OTA-Telescope all have the same sky object referenced.

When the RainbowAstro RST-135 is set to the Rainbow Astro > RST-135 mode, the KStar-SkyMap/Handcontroller/OTA-Telescope has the Handcontroller and the OTA-Telescope matching, but not the KStar-SkyMap referencing the same sky object. There is an unresolvable offset even after using the sync function in the Astro Astro Handcontroller and/or KStartars.

How do I get EKOS-KStar set with the Rainbow Astro > RST-135 mode for controlling the RST-135 mount to have the KStar-SkyMap match what the Handcontroller and what I see through the OTA-Telescope?

I have used the SYNC function without success.


As a reference, the iPhone-SkySafari Plus/Handcontroller/OTA-Telescope combination set up with:

"Meade LX200 Classic"

has the iPhone-SkySafari Plus/Handcontroller/OTA-Telescope all matching the same object in the sky. [ASCOM w/ MaxIM DL, TheSky6], Stellarium and Cartes du Ciel Open Source Planetarium all seem to work correctly too.

Any and All suggestions welcome.


Thank you

Art



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