Daniel O'Brien replied to the topic 'Setup with everything remote' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi Ken

Thanks so much for the guide on how to set it up! I have got everything communicating finally, now to figure out alignment and all that jazz with PHD2.

Dan

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Hi all,

I am relatively new here, but my driver spat out this message and I am here to say that it works!

2020-12-27T21:48:42: [INFO] Please report that the camera worked: Name: NexImage 10/NexImage 10 Detected and working, to bit.ly/2S1Vxjq
2020-12-27T21:48:42: [INFO] Setting pixel size correctly for NexImage 10

I am not sure what information you will need, but its the first time I am seeing this mesage, and yet not the first time it has been plugged in.

Dan

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Daniel O'Brien replied to the topic 'Setup with everything remote' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi kengs

Now that sounds like my kind of setup! :D

I have the camera and telescope communicating with my laptop, so its a good start. Now I just need to figure out PHD2/EKOS/KStars.

I have Kstars installed, when I open EKOS, I get asked about remote devices etc, for which I have neither of the 2 choices, and the "Other" option button crashes the application. (annoyance!!)
I am half-assuming that cancel was the right option because I was then greeted with setting up a new profile. It seems only one host can be chosen? (But my equipment is on 2 hosts?)
Guidance with basic config would be handy, as well as the PHD2 integration if you have time.

Thanks and kind regards!

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Daniel O'Brien replied to the topic 'Setup with everything remote' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi again Wouter,

Thanks for the advice, I had a read through how the system operates, so I understand it a bit more. Just the confusing bit is the fact that even clients are servers(?), so that comes across as quite bizarre. I guess more maximum flexibilty and less code, the inter-server communication with hardware clients connected makes for a robust system. I have now got some things set up, like the RPiCam and the telescope, just that the NexStar driver doesnt have Alt-Az as selectable for some reason. Other than that it mostly works so far which is pretty thrilling. Just have to figure out KStars and all its bloody buttons lol!!

Dan

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Daniel O'Brien replied to the topic 'Setup with everything remote' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hello Wouter!

Thanks for the quick reply!! I have kstars on the above-mentioned PC and EKOS(?) most probably since I can open it via the shortcut. Any step by step you can point me to?

Info: I can get an image if I use the camera as a device on indiserver.

Dan

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Daniel O'Brien created a new topic ' Setup with everything remote' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi forum,

Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate it!
I am new to this forum so here goes!

I have a Celestron NexStar 4SE, with a Raspberry Pi Zero W attached, and a Raspberry Pi 4 with HQ camera attached, and also a Windows Laptop.

I am wondering if anyone has a moment to help me get them all communicating.

Installed on the pi-telescope (RPi on CNS4SE), I have the IndiServer installed, which works kind of fine (it works, but I can't seem to change my mount from polar align to Alt-Az).
Installed on the RPi 4 I have Indiserver and PHD2.

How do I get these modules to speak to each other in a nice language, that doesn't cause errors?

Dan

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