Hi. You dont need a MF if you are shure your scope/camera dont collide with your mount (or other equipment) or pier and your cables are long enough. I rarly do a MF, especially with my small scopes. Only if I'm imaging near zenite or at higher DEC values it is necessary, but depends on the telescope.

You can switch that in the mount tab. Just uncheck the box at "Flip if HA>"

If you are unsure, than watch your scope after the meridian passage, if there will be problems.

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Juergen replied to the topic 'Flags unusable in Kstars 3.6.0?' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi Peter,
thank you for the information, I missed that thread. That helps.

Regards


Jürgen

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Juergen created a new topic ' Flags unusable?' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi all,
I tried to set a flag for the center of my next project. I want to use a faint star with the coordinates (J2022.6, but also tried 2000.0) RA 20h57m06s DEC 31°29'29"
At these coordinates there is a faint star with 13.2mag. Since it is a little bit difficult to find, I wanted to set a flag. I tried both right click the star and "set flag" and typing the ccordinates into the flag manager. Both times same result: the flag manager changed the coordinates in RA to 01h23m48s! I tried it several times, always the same result.



Is this a bug or a feature? ;-) Or is this a PEBCAK?

I'm using Stellarmate 1.7.2 (Kstars 3.6.0) with the latest updates.

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Think it was my mistake, it seems I was too tired... So guiding resumes directly after meridian flip, BUT the next image was taken 40 minutes later. The rms of the guiding was not the best that night, but directly after MF it was les than 1", after that a short spike to 1.7", and 10 minutes after MF stable below 1". So I don't understand, why the next exposure starts so late, 40 minutes after MF?

I have to check the settings. Maybe someone can tell me were to look first? The times for settling and so on are well below 40 minutes...

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Thank you...

The default settings leading to calibration after MF...

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Hi, thank you for the reply.

Thats exactly my problem: auto restore calibration IS marked
and in Kstars - Guiding - Calibration also "store and reuse guide calibration when possible"

The problem is, that the calibration is done nevertheless! It costs time and somtimes it dont work after MF. last night I lost nearly an hour due to that fact. At least in older versions of Kstars it worked...

Is there another setting that has to be checked or unchecked? The settings are somtimes a little bit confusing, because one has to look through the whole setting jungle...

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Hi all,
I just finished a session with meridian flip. Some times ago I managed it to re-use the calibration of PHD2 after meridian flip, but this time PHD2 calibrated new after flip, which lost me half an hour of imaging...

Can someone tell me, which adjustments to check in the settings that I can re-use calibration data? Thank you.

P.S.: I'm using an EQ8-R.

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Juergen replied to the topic 'KStars 3.6.0 release' in the forum. 1 week ago

Jasem released the drivers for QHY, so QHY works now

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Juergen created a new topic ' Desktop Pager in SM 1.7.2 64bit' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi all,
today I tried the first time SM 1.7.2 in 64bit. I installed it from scratch with the 64bit img file. Everything seems to be ok BUT I want to use at least two screens. I tried to get the "desktop pager" to work but it messed up my desktop bar. The desktop bar disappears over the half length. Is there a way to get two screens to work with? Is this issue caused by the change to bullseye?

Another thing was that the icon "desktop resolution" dont work. The cursor changes to a cursor with hourglass but nothing happens...

Can somebody help me?

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Hi all,
Jasem pushed an update some minutes ago. Now it works!

Thank you for the quick fix, Jasem!

Best regards

Jürgen

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Another point: the file system of the 64bit Image doesnt inflate after the first/second reboot. It still was on 7.9G. I had to do it via raspi-config. Just for information...

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I just downloaded the complete SM 1.7.2 but the 64bit version, since I wanted to change anyway and was curious if my camera works in 64bit. My former installation was 32bit. I installed it from scratch and it works. So maybe the compilation of the QHY driver for the 32bit version has been forgotten.

I think Jasem will do this soon ;-)

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Juergen replied to the topic 'KStars 3.6.0 release' in the forum. 1 week ago

ZWO is working for me (SM 1.7.2 with latest updates)

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Just a short update: I tried with my 3.5.9 astroberry image: QHY camera works great. lsusb output is the same. After switching the SSD to Stellarmate 1.7.2 without disconnecting the camera: again QHY driver crash!

So there is something wrong with the new version either kstars or libindi

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