jiberjaber replied to the topic 'Re:Meridian Flip failing' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

There is certainly something not right with the link between the clock in kstars and ekos.

I had a pier crash the other night because I had paused the clock in kstars.

I've also noticed the start and finish times are tied to the kstars clock too...

I'm sure I used to be able to move around in the time domain in kstars without effecting the ekos but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore unless I'm misunderstanding how this should operate.

But... missing the meridian flip due to the clock being paused in kstars seems a bit dangerous to gear.

Mount is a HEQ5PRO and seemed to work fine through last year including the change from BST to GMT.

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There was a thread on this sometime ago but I can't seem to find it.

I also would think it a good idea to be able to match the flat darks with auto flats - up till now when I have renewed my flat-darks library I've had to make a note of the exposures and then manually match taking darks to suit.
 

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jiberjaber replied to the topic 'QHY 5L-II low speed on RPI4' in the forum. 2 months ago

Here's my settings, running on a RPi4 - perhaps worth comparing with what you have at the moment, I don't have a delay on my QHY5LII...

<INDIDriver>
<newSwitchVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='DEBUG'>
<oneSwitch name='ENABLE'>
Off
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='DISABLE'>
On
</oneSwitch>
</newSwitchVector>
<newNumberVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='POLLING_PERIOD'>
<oneNumber name='PERIOD_MS'>
1000
</oneNumber>
</newNumberVector>
<newSwitchVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='DEBUG_LEVEL'>
<oneSwitch name='DBG_ERROR'>
On
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='DBG_WARNING'>
On
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='DBG_SESSION'>
On
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='DBG_DEBUG'>
On
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='DBG_EXTRA_1'>
On
</oneSwitch>
</newSwitchVector>
<newSwitchVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='LOGGING_LEVEL'>
<oneSwitch name='LOG_ERROR'>
On
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='LOG_WARNING'>
On
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='LOG_SESSION'>
On
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='LOG_DEBUG'>
Off
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='LOG_EXTRA_1'>
Off
</oneSwitch>
</newSwitchVector>
<newSwitchVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='LOG_OUTPUT'>
<oneSwitch name='CLIENT_DEBUG'>
On
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='FILE_DEBUG'>
Off
</oneSwitch>
</newSwitchVector>
<newTextVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='ACTIVE_DEVICES'>
<oneText name='ACTIVE_TELESCOPE'>
EQMod Mount
</oneText>
<oneText name='ACTIVE_ROTATOR'>
Rotator Simulator
</oneText>
<oneText name='ACTIVE_FOCUSER'>
Focuser Simulator
</oneText>
<oneText name='ACTIVE_FILTER'>
ASI EFW
</oneText>
<oneText name='ACTIVE_SKYQUALITY'>
SQM
</oneText>
</newTextVector>
<newSwitchVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='UPLOAD_MODE'>
<oneSwitch name='UPLOAD_CLIENT'>
On
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='UPLOAD_LOCAL'>
Off
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='UPLOAD_BOTH'>
Off
</oneSwitch>
</newSwitchVector>
<newTextVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='UPLOAD_SETTINGS'>
<oneText name='UPLOAD_DIR'>
/home/astroberry
</oneText>
<oneText name='UPLOAD_PREFIX'>
IMAGE_XXX
</oneText>
</newTextVector>
<newSwitchVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='TELESCOPE_TYPE'>
<oneSwitch name='TELESCOPE_PRIMARY'>
Off
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='TELESCOPE_GUIDE'>
On
</oneSwitch>
</newSwitchVector>
<newSwitchVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='CCD_COMPRESSION'>
<oneSwitch name='CCD_COMPRESS'>
Off
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='CCD_RAW'>
On
</oneSwitch>
</newSwitchVector>
<newNumberVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='CCD_FRAME'>
<oneNumber name='X'>
0
</oneNumber>
<oneNumber name='Y'>
0
</oneNumber>
<oneNumber name='WIDTH'>
1280
</oneNumber>
<oneNumber name='HEIGHT'>
960
</oneNumber>
</newNumberVector>
<newNumberVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='CCD_BINNING'>
<oneNumber name='HOR_BIN'>
1
</oneNumber>
<oneNumber name='VER_BIN'>
1
</oneNumber>
</newNumberVector>
<newSwitchVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='CCD_STREAM_ENCODER'>
<oneSwitch name='RAW'>
On
</oneSwitch>
<oneSwitch name='MJPEG'>
Off
</oneSwitch>
</newSwitchVector>
<newTextVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='RECORD_FILE'>
<oneText name='RECORD_FILE_DIR'>
/home/astroberry/indi__D_
</oneText>
<oneText name='RECORD_FILE_NAME'>
indi_record__T_
</oneText>
</newTextVector>
<newNumberVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='RECORD_OPTIONS'>
<oneNumber name='RECORD_DURATION'>
1
</oneNumber>
<oneNumber name='RECORD_FRAME_TOTAL'>
30
</oneNumber>
</newNumberVector>
<newSwitchVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='CCD_STREAM_RECORDER'>
<oneSwitch name='SER'>
On
</oneSwitch>
</newSwitchVector>
<newNumberVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='CCD_GAIN'>
<oneNumber name='GAIN'>
1
</oneNumber>
</newNumberVector>
<newNumberVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='CCD_OFFSET'>
<oneNumber name='OFFSET'>
180
</oneNumber>
</newNumberVector>
<newNumberVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='USB_SPEED'>
<oneNumber name='SPEED'>
0
</oneNumber>
</newNumberVector>
<newNumberVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='USB_TRAFFIC'>
<oneNumber name='TRAFFIC'>
30
</oneNumber>
</newNumberVector>
<newNumberVector device='QHY CCD QHY5LII-M-6057d' name='USB_BUFFER'>
<oneNumber name='BUFFER'>
512
</oneNumber>
</newNumberVector>
</INDIDriver>

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jiberjaber replied to the topic 'Align module - off target' in the forum. 2 months ago

Might be worth removing the mount model and redoing the model using the tool in Ekos? Sounds like your model might be off?

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jiberjaber replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment?' in the forum. 2 months ago

AradoSKYindi wrote: Hello,

Jasem's video on the Android/OS app called StellarMate was shown to be a one stop shop for managing StellarMate. I kicked the tires and found it lacking in setting up StellarMate. Yes, KSTAR Wizards, Site Configuration, and ECHOS setting GPS to set location all work at the OS. None of these options exist in the StellarMate app. In fact, no option exists yet to determine if location is correct. Being off 50 miles is pretty significant. Ok, maybe I was just dreaming an SmartPhone app could set the bar. On my Android KSTARS works well as is. I have access to all of these functions in Android.

I did set StellarMate up like I did AstroBerry. Then, the app StellarMate is a good app for a pre-configured StellarMate system. I like the search for a StellarMate function. I am looking forward to a clear night.


If you go in to settings on the app (Android) there is the option to autosync Time & Location which I think might be what you were looking for?

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I had an update last night to Stellarmate Stable (I think to 1.8.9?) no crashes here

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jiberjaber replied to the topic 'FireCapture on SM OS' in the forum. 2 months ago

maxthebuilder wrote: On my system (after SM 1.5.5 update?) dtoverlay = vc4-fkms-v3d is already commented out.
Yes, FireCapture is more responsive now but still sluggish.

Giving up on FireCapture.
For my limited planetary needs, with its latest improvements (and coming too), Ekos is good enough for me.

Neuge wrote: Hi there,

for everyone who has problems with the speed of Firecapture in Stellarmate.
Here is my solution:

sudo nano /boot/config.txt
change "dtoverlay = vc4-fkms-v3d"
in:
# dtoverlay = vc4-fkms-v3d

3D support is deactivated and the system works with the old (native) driver. This relieves the system and allows Firecapture to run faster.


Tino


I'm running 1.5.6 and dtoverlay = vc4-fkms-v3d is in there twice, once commented out.
FC V2.7 beta

I've commented the first mention of it out too and now I have freed another 20-30% of CPU usage
It can't cope with the full frame of my ASI1600MM but it can with BIN2x2 or a small ROI
Will experiment with the moon tonight.

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jiberjaber replied to the topic 'How to properly backup PI4?' in the forum. 2 months ago

I did a quick google and came across a link to this howto which includes how to shrink the image down

robotzero.one/headless-pi-zero-backup-clone/

Perhaps that's what you are after?

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jiberjaber replied to the topic 'How to properly backup PI4?' in the forum. 2 months ago

If you are just looking to back up your Kstars/Indi I think you only need the following:
~/.config/kstarsrc
~/.indi/*
~/.local/share/kstars/*

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Hmmm I have managed to get both Ekos and Kstars to crash today whilst playing.

I was exploring the ISO settings, last time I tried these with a stable Stellarmate it had no effect. I did this through the capture module. Happy to report in ISO now seems to work on the Beta I am running.

Focus also works, using the live preview I was able to focus the lens in and out - not tried a star yet, that's tonights test but works with the row of trees in the garden.

However if I try and set say 2 exposures in a sequence, it crashes Ekos/Kstars

I made the mistake of clicking on the record button on the live preview and that resulted in total loss of availability of the PI and I had to power cycle to get it back running.

After the power cycle I retried - it seems to be crashing when it tries to save the file after downloading it.

I turned on debugging (File, verbose etc) but I am struggling with the Ekos Debugger hopefully I've done this right! :)
indilib

File Attachment:

File Name: kstars1.txt
File Size: 541 KB


Debug Log:
[Warning: Spoiler!]

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