Peter replied to the topic 'Astrotrac 360 support' in the forum. 2 months ago

Well, I seem to have everything working reliably now. Adding an external WiFi dongle to my StellarMate, made a big difference in staying connected to the mount. I still have a few issues. When I try to park the mount I get a message that parking failed even though the mount then slews to the parking position. It does not however stop tracking. The driver starts up unparked, which is said to be be the other way around in the documentation from the other thread.
Another thing I cannot get to work is using Skysafari (version 6plus on IPad and Android phone). I checked the correct pi address of the StellarMate, port 9624 etc. I have also set Skysafari in ekos as aux 1 and it shows Astrotrac as the telescope.
Skysafari fails to connect. It says that it can connect to the scope but that the scope is not responding.
I know some of you got it to work so if anybody can tell me what I am doing wrong, I would like to hear it. I did update all the drivers and Indicore.

Thanks,

Peter

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Hi guys,

I went and got the Brostrend antenna mentioned above. I was able to install the driver, with some difficulty at first buy I managed to do it in the end. I think it is working but I am not really sure. Is there a way to see if it is actually working?
I will try it with the astrotrac as soon as I can. Hopefully the connection will then be a lot more stable as I have had problems with that as well.
I recently talked to Richard to see if there will be goto available for the mount any time soon via his own web interface or even directly via Skysafari, which by the way I cannot seem to connect via Stellarmate for some reason ( from my Ipad). I get the impression that I have a version that does not work for that. Anybody have any idea?
Anyway Richard said that he didn't have any plans to implement that any time soon but that anybody with the proper coding skills could do it as it is open source software that can be expanded beyond the basic capability that is there now. Would something like that be possible, since a lot of knowhow has gone into this driver that is now available? Or is that something completely different? I unfortunately do not have those skills or I would definitely give it a shot.
Also are any of you talking to the people behind Asiair for the incorporation of this driver in their software?

Thanks,

Peter

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Hi Jasem, thanks for all the hard work. Yesterday while testing, I had a few occasions where the mount would start to move in RA at an unusual high speed where I had to stop things by unplugging the power. Not sure yet which command caused it.
I can try to see if guiding is possible through the interface rather than through an ST4 cable.

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Great start Sameer, I hope to Beatle to test tomorrow, depending on weather. I will then try out the polar alignment procedure.
The guiding does look fantastic. What tracking mode Doyle use for the mount, 1 or 2? 2 seems to work better for guiding. Can you confirm that? Thanks,

Peter

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Peter replied to the topic 'Astrotrac 360 support' in the forum. 2 months ago

Disregard, found it! Great idea

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Peter replied to the topic 'Astrotrac 360 support' in the forum. 2 months ago

I am having trouble finding it Sameer, where is it?

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Peter replied to the topic 'Astrotrac 360 support' in the forum. 2 months ago

where will I be able to find the documentation?

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Peter replied to the topic 'Astrotrac 360 support' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi guys, today I finally had a chance to upgrade my StellarMate and update all the drivers. I suppose I am using the stable one now.  I have only used it indoors so far. From what I can tell the mount moved as it was supposed to with the goto commands I gave it. The only thing I notice in the driver was that While the mount was pointing towards the Sun in the southwest, the driver said the mount was west side of the pier pointing east, while in fact it was the other way around. I could also not change the value as it was grayed out. not sure why or if it really matters as the mount was performing all the goto commands in the proper direction. It was also doing proper meridian flips with commands to the other side of the meridian. Good work it seems. Unfortunately I cannot use the IPad app as it is constantly crashing but I understand an update is on the way.
Thank you guys for all the hard work.

Peter

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Peter replied to the topic 'Astrotrac 360 support' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi guys,

I understand there is a stable driver available now in the new Indi update, is this correct?

Thanks,

peter

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Peter replied to the topic 'Astrotrac 360 support' in the forum. 3 months ago

Glad to see you guys are still working on this. As far as the weather is concerned I am in the same boat here I’m afraid, never seen such a terrible summer in a long time.
This jitter you are talking about, is that something that happens on the mount’s side or the driver’s side?
I am still not sure if I have the latest driver. I updated every way I could think of, but I am still at version 1.0 built 5.
Anyway hope to be able to do some more testing as well this week.

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Peter replied to the topic 'Astrotrac 360 support' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi Sameer,

Thanks I'll send you a mail. I am mostly in the Netherlands (central european) , but on the road quite a bit. So often in different timezones.

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Peter replied to the topic 'Astrotrac 360 support' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi Sameer,

I am looking at the driver right now, but under options I don’t see anything about platesolving. Any idea why?
Am I using a non-updated driver. Under connection it tells me I have version 1 interface 5.

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Peter replied to the topic 'Astrotrac 360 support' in the forum. 4 months ago

Ok, got it, will try that next, will be a while because of work.
When you say ‘it perfectly solves every time”, is that an automatic process or do you select a solving option?
In ASIAIR, when performing a goto, it automatically solves and then corrects its position. Is that what is supposed to happen here as well?

Thanks,

Peter

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