I now use a 12-to-5V DC converter to power the RPi 4 from a Pegasus Powerbox (which is attached to the telescope dovetail). No need for a dedicated RPi power supply.
Very convenient, I only have a quite thin 12V power cable made of silicon connected to the gear. Not much that mechanically disturbs the guiding.
Here's a link to the DC converter

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Hi guys,
I'm thinking of buying a CEM40. Do I need to buy the hand controller also or can I get everything to work without it? I'd like to avoid the cost of a hand controller if possible.
Cheers,
// Åke

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Thanks for the reply Jasem.
So this means I should enter the focal length x flattener reduction in Ekos for the plate solving to work best?

Cherrs,
// Åke

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Hi,

When you set up a profile on the first page in Ekos, under "Select Telescopes", there is the option to specify multiple telescopes but also multiple eyepieces and lenses.
But where do you use/select the entered lens information? I can't find where to set this. You select Primary scope and Guide scope on the first page, but not which lens you use.

I entered the aperture and focal length for my William Optics GT 81, and the 0.8x reduction of the flattener (under "Lens").
But the lens has no effect since I can't select it anywhere...??

In the "Mount" tab, the telescope information is correctly imported, but neither here is any option to select my lens (the flattener).
Is it in this tab I should enter the calculated focal length (including the 0.8x flattener)? And in that case, why is there an option to enter the flattener information when creating the profile?

I'm confused... please advise me.

Cheers,
// Åke

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Thanks for your replies and information!
Good to know both seem to be good focusers.
I guess it boils down to which looks best on my gear then :lol:
Cheers,
// Åke

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Hi All,
I'm considering buying an auto focuser to use with the William Optics GT 81 refractor.
Is there a particular one that works best with Stellarmate?
I've lookaed at ZWO AEF and Pegasus FocusCube.
Any of these you recommend?

Cheers,
// Åke

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Thanks for your reply Jasem, very good support!

Right now when I'm in a capturing sequence it says:

total used free shared buff/cache available
Mem: 3650 1502 163 155 1984 1859
Swap: 2837 4 2833

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Hi,

In the CCD module, will checking "Guiding Deviation <" abort the entire sequence or just the current image capture?
The help text says "Abort sequence if...", but that seems a bit of waste, doesn't it?

Cheers,
// Åke



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Hi again,
Is there any chance this bug will be looked into in a near future, or is there any other way I can temporarily avoid this crash?
E.g. is there a way I can disable the FITS viewer (since it seems it's in that area the bug is)?
Just so I can avoid crashes in the precious night sessions :-)

Thanks for your support.

// Åke

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