Hi! I am having the same issue. What did you mean with 'a different version of the mount FW'? I checked and the focuser is enabled in OnStep

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I recently noticed the space on my Astroberry was running out really fast. I thought it was just because FITS files are big, but as it turns out, there was something else using most of the disk space: the logs.
There were a few logs that were a few GB big EACH (Daemon.log, messages.log etc.). Last week I just deleted those and emptied the trash, which worked.
This week however, I had to do it again, and the log files did not show up in the Trash bin. As a consequence, there was no freed up space available on my Astroberry, and my session was cut short because the system ran out of memory, also crashing PHD2.

I have two questions regarding this issue:
1) How can I get the freed up space back?
2) What is spamming the log files?

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I finally received my camera, and it seems to work with Astroberry!

I was wondering about the step where you mention in the 'mount' tab, the tracking should be 'on'. Why is that? Doesn't the Star adventurer track by itself when set to the right tracking speed? Or is the tracking supposed to be turned off, and will Ekos just 'push' the tracker along?

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Is there a reason to use PHD2 and Ekos rather than just Ekos?
I still don't understand how all different tools can work together at the same time...

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Im amazed by how helpful people are on this forum!
This write-up convinced me to go buy a guider setup! Thanks!

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Hi!

So, Ive been doing astrophotography with my DSLR and a Star Adventurer for a bit now, and I would like to upgrade to an autoguider setup.
I was thinking about a ZWO ASI120MC-S with a 30mm f4 scope.

Now, my question is: Would this setup work? I have read bad things about connecting the Star Adventurer with Ekos, but I also see a lot of people guiding with the Star Adventurer.

This is my final question before I can order an autoguider setup with confidence :)

Thanks!

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gilesco wrote:
I think he means Australian dollars, and it was meant as an April fool. :)

There is plenty of good second hand stuff out there for well under $500 which still retails as expensive. So, with a bit more sincerity, there are ways to do Astro Photography on a budget and still get good results, I started with basic kit, some second hand, some new, and as funds become available I upgrade everything, I intend to let some of my older stuff go second hand as well, but so far I'm still accumulating.

I don't want to hijack the thread, but in short, the more you spend (wisely), the better the results you're likely to get, and perhaps the fewer problems you might have - especially when it comes to all the issues you can have with guiding, auto-focusing, etc...


Yeah, I know. There are cheap options, but money definitely matters in this hobby. I always try to cheap out any possible way but it usually has (quite) some backlash and sometimes turns out more expensive.


Anyway, it seems like the 120MM/C-S would work. Unfortunately, I have only (rarely) found usb 2.0 options. But even new they're still affordable.
Next up is finding out how to setup my Star Adventurer to communicate with Ekos, but thats for another topic :)

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If that 500 rule is true, I might as well quit (astro)photography right now, because I do not have that kind of budget at all :(

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Ooff, I underestimated the cost of astrophotography again.

I was looking for a guide camera that costs less than 200 euro. I guess the ASI120MC-S would be right in budget, but that's a color version.
Would having a color camera be that big of a problem for guiding? I wouldn't mind having the option to shoot planets as well, for which color is recommended.

Just to make sure: If I get a USB 3.0 camera, there should be no problem at all? Does that also count for other brands?

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Hi!
I made the switch to astroberry a while ago to start autoguiding. I have been saving some money and wanted to buy a guiding setup soon.
The ZWO ASI120MM/MC/... seem like very popular choices, but by the looks of it, they aren't officially supported on linux by ZWO.
Next option on my list is Omegon 1200b M, but the specs also mention it is compatible with windows, not linux.

So my question is: what are the options for a cheap and reliable guide camera?

Any help is much appreciated!

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Unfortunately, thats not the case.
I had another look, and the options button (on the bottom right of each tab) doesn't respond on any of the tabs. When the server is running, I also cant access Ekos options in the overview tab. Am I missing something? Should I reinstall ekos? (I haven't set up a lot yet)

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Im sorry for reopening this thread, but I got a question about the non-guided dithering.

I was able to set the non-guided dither pulse on ekos (unfortunately I cant connect to the mount but thats another story), but now every time I connect an indi server on ekos, I get error messages saying I cannot combine normal dithering and non-guided dithering (seems right to me).
However, when I want to go back to the settings (guide->options), the options window does not show up anymore, so I cannot turn off the dithering, and when I press 'guide' nonetheless, ekos crashes and closes.

Does that sound familiar to any of you?

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No waayyyy, thats exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much! I guess I didn't look for it because it doesn't show up for non-touch devices like my laptop.
Im about to use a guider setup, I couldn't get around astroberry so I was getting ready to suck it up and take my laptop with me...

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