Chad replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 1 week ago

Looks like bailed out is used to describe leaving.

To bail out of a plane with a parachute you are leaving the plane.

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Chad created a new topic ' allsky images combined with kstars?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I am not sure how to integrate, but has anyone thought of combining the images from an AllSky camera with Kstars/Ekos?

I found a script to take the fisheye pictures and un-wrap them so you can load them into the artifical horizon of Ekos.
www.fmwconcepts.com/imagemagick/fisheye2pano/index.php

Or maybe Kstars could be setup to bring the fisheye style images in instead of panoramas.  I think Stellarium can use both types of images.

Just throwing and idea/concept out there to brain storm.

Chad

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OH yes i had not noticed that check box. Let me go read about how to use it.

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Hello, i am new to setting up the scheduler.  So i have a question about stopping a job.

I have a trees to the west.  So if i start tracking something in the east and follow it to the west i can tell the scheduler to start if the object is above an altitude of X degrees.

How do i tell it to stop at Y degrees on the west so i am not taking pictures of trees?

Then after stopping go to the next job in the scheduler.

Thanks!

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Chad replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 1 month ago

@james_lan try Github desktop.  When i started to use it git started to make more sense too me.

desktop.github.com/

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Chad replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Jasem, i installed Indi server on my Raspberry Pi via APT.

My question is when is the APT repository updated? At the same time has the github repository?

I would prefer to stick to apt update/upgrades if i could.

Thanks,
Chad

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Chad replied to the topic 'Remote control of Ekos or API?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thanks Kevin! I will give this a go!

Guess i need to look at the scheduler closer to see how it works. I have just started to get comfortable leaving the telescope running at night now that parking is accurate and i have an AllSky camera out there with it.

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Chad created a new topic ' Remote control of Ekos or API?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Is there an API for Ekos?  Or a way to remotely control Ekos? 

I dont not have a weather station built yet to monitor cloud cover, but i do have my AllSky camera that i can monitor current cloud cover.

So I setup Ekos to shoot an object and run it.  I am not using the Scheduler.  I am just using the camera sequence.  I go to bed hoping that the guiding will be able to get through some thin clouds coming in before the sky clears.

Clouds roll in and my guiding fails and the photography stops.  How can i remotely resume the photography and guiding when the clouds have cleared?

My wife does not want the laptop in the bedroom.  :)  LOL

Thanks!
Chad

 

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Chad replied to the topic 're-focus or autofocus' in the forum. 2 months ago

AH! awesome! Thanks!

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Chad created a new topic ' re-focus or autofocus' in the forum. 2 months ago

When i am setting up an Image Sequence Queue there are the following options for focus
if HFR > x
if delta temp > x
every x minutes

I have tried to set IF HFR > 2, but so far this number does not stay.  It is like Ekos analyzes the image and comes up with the HFR and this number 2 i put in is replaced with another number.

How is it best to get a re-focus scheduled when the HFR is greater than 2?  So far Ekos does not appear to be working like i think it should.

Also it would be nice to get a refocus on filter change. Is there a way to re-focus when the Filter Wheel goes to a new filter?  If i could get this then i would just do refocus on temprature change and filter change.

Thanks!
Chad

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Chad replied to the topic 'Setup Tab Image' in the forum. 2 months ago

thank you!

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Chad created a new topic ' Setup Tab Image' in the forum. 2 months ago

I used to get an image in the image box of the Setup Tab in Ekos and i have somehow lost it.

How do i get my images in this box during a Imaging Sequence?  I get my timers, my focus, tracking etc but no image.

Thanks!
Chad
 



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Chad replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 3 months ago

My issue was i had port 9999 entered. This gave me a partial working interface.

The port really needs to be 9998. Can some text be placed on the driver page were people type this in to remind them that the default port is 9998.

Thanks!

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Chad replied to the topic 'Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI' in the forum. 3 months ago

I gave this a shot and the driver does appear to be more stable. It recognizes if i have a focuser or not on my OnStep controller. That is new. The older drivers just loaded all parts and did not check the OnStep controller if they existed.

I still do not have good communication with the OnStep controller. My first problem i encounter is it says it cannot get site info and it cannot write UTC offset.2021-09-12T13:08:17: [ERROR] Error setting site longitude coordinates
2021-09-12T13:08:17: [ERROR] Error setting UTC Offset.

If i request a 3star align it says error.
2021-09-12T13:19:14: [INFO] Align Status response Error, response = >
2021-09-12T13:19:14: [INFO] Getting Max Star: response Error, response = >
2021-09-12T13:19:14: [INFO] Sending Command to Start Alignment
I am connecting to the web manager of OnStep and that website is running correctly.  It is only my local wifi network.

I also see that the driver has a blank page on OnStep status.
 



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Chad replied to the topic 'Roll back to 1.8.9' in the forum. 3 months ago

For anyone else wondering. What i ended up doing was going to the releases on the github page.
github.com/indilib/indi/releases

Downloaded the version i wanted.

Installed on my rapsbeey pi all of the supporting software needed :
sudo apt-get install -y libnova-dev libcfitsio-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev zlib1g-dev libgsl-dev build-essential cmake git libjpeg-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libtiff-dev libfftw3-dev librtlsdr-dev

I read the install file in the downloaded zip file.
INDI Library Setup 1.0.0
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You must have CMake >= 2.8 in order to build this package.

1) $ tar -xzf v-1.8.9.tar.gz
2) $ mkdir libindi_build
3) $ cd libindi_build
4) $ cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr . ../libindi
5) $ su -c 'make install' or sudo make install

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