Robert replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment cause Ekos to crash' in the forum. 2 months ago

hi,
any updates on this please? will i be safe to upgrade software. at the moment reverted back to stellarmate v1.5.9 where the polar alignment routine works fine. but having just bought a new scope (hence the cloud and rain here now) and adjusting my rig shall i stick with 1.5.9 or how do i enable this limited resource mode workaround. i have v1.5.9 and and 1.6.0 on different sd cards so backups but with said weather here not had chance to test polar alignment routine.
thanks in advance and for all the effort everyone puts in here.

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if a rough alignment is ok i managed to get a few shots between the clouds. i done 2 runs of the polar alignment (both times crashed) then tried as best i could to copy position of mount then took 2 lots of images.
and please ignore rough stars. i have to do polar alignment through glass skylight. hense the limited field of view.
thank you for your help

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i will try when it clears here,
also do the images have to be 30 degrees apart? i usually only do 15 degrees during polar alignment due to my limited field of view and as i cant see polaris i start my routine way off home position.
thank you

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are these logs any better. i ran the debugger as you said, and have just run polar alignment again, then after 3rd image kstars closed/crashed then i saved log files.
hope they help.
thank you



  

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I will try tonight if it clears here. Or will try simulator see if that produces same result.
thank you

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Robert replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment cause Ekos to crash' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi. I have also been having same problem with ekos crashing after 3rd image in polar alignment. I did start my own thread before I saw this one. 
also after having a quick look at your log file there is an error that is same as in my log file.MouseArea: Detected anchors on an item that is managed by a layout. This is undefined behavior; use Layout.alignment instead.
[2021-09-27T22:21:14.531 BST WARN ][ default] - qrc:/qml/mount/mountbox.qml:428: ReferenceError: xi18n is not defined.

it may be nothing an sure means nothing to me but after the 3 Rd or 4th crash I narrowed the time in the log to the time it crashed.
also I tried lowering the slew speed which still crashed after 3rd image
. Let's hope we get this fixed.
thank you

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i have just upgraded stellarmate to v1.6.0 , now everytime i do polar alignment after it captures 3rd image and is processing wcs data ekos will just close and i have to restart ekos which then says i have an instance of ekos allready running do i wish to close this one first.any help please? i have attached the last 3 log files which does show warning;[2021-09-27T22:23:51.097 BST WARN ][                       default] - qrc:/qml/mount/mountbox.qml:502:17: QML MouseArea: Detected anchors on an item that is managed by a layout. This is undefined behavior; use Layout.alignment instead.[2021-09-27T22:23:51.118 BST WARN ][                       default] - qrc:/qml/mount/mountbox.qml:428: ReferenceError: xi18n is not definedthank you in advance  

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i have just upgraded stellarmate to v1.6.0 , now everytime i do polar alignment after it captures 3rd image and is processing wcs data ekos will just close and i have to restart ekos which then says i have an instance of ekos allready running do i wish to close this one first.any help please? i have attached the last 3 log files which does show warning;[2021-09-27T22:23:51.097 BST WARN ][                       default] - qrc:/qml/mount/mountbox.qml:502:17: QML MouseArea: Detected anchors on an item that is managed by a layout. This is undefined behavior; use Layout.alignment instead.[2021-09-27T22:23:51.118 BST WARN ][                       default] - qrc:/qml/mount/mountbox.qml:428: ReferenceError: xi18n is not definedthank you in advance 

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Robert replied to the topic 'altair 183c protec compatible?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thank you jasem yes I did try with the beta channel, and to me with the images I see compared to altair capture the images were still dark and deepsky stacker couldn't register enough stars to stack photos. But I have since moved to astro pixel processor and that works fine. So it was either something I wasn't doing right or ... Well probably I wasn't doing something right . Still very much a beginner and learning.
but as I have you attention. I have just purchased a zwo eaf. And that is playing havoc with my 183c. when click on auto focus it keeps crashing the camera driver. Takes many attempts to get it to auto focus as I have to keep restarting camera driver. I don't have any logs right now because I tried re installing stellarmate and doing updates and forgot to enable logs. I'm imaging right now so as soon as I can I'll upload logs. 
thank you all for helping 

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Robert created a new topic ' altair 183c protec compatible?' in the forum. 3 months ago

hi all.
easy question i hope.
owned this altair 183c protec for over a month trying to get it work with stellarmate/indi but im starting to belive it wont work with stellarmate/indi after many failed imaging attempts.
so question is, is it me or will this camera not work?
can provide logs, screenshots, settings and many wasted hours if needed.
thank you in advance
Rob

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Robert replied to the topic 'altair 183c protec compatible?' in the forum. 4 months ago

Yes I do click the auto stretch button in the preview. Should that automatically apply the stretch to the downloaded subs?
because as I say dss struggles to find enough stars to stack an image, and when I does as from 1st screenshot the histogram is way over to the left and I can't process any data in photoshop.
Also when pointing the scope at the daylight sky both images are literally like night and day between altair capture and stellarmate.
I know dedicated astro cameras are a big learning curve. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks all for the help.

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Robert replied to the topic 'altair 183c protec compatible?' in the forum. 4 months ago

thank you again for replying.
no change if i alter gain or offset.
i should have explained the screenshots i took.
the first one is 2 hours worth of images  on ngc 1449 stacked in dss. eventually. dss has a hard time stacking as there is so few stars in images. the histogram is stuck to the left and i cant process any data from stacked image.
second, third and fourth image are just my settings in stellarmate.
the last image is from altair capture. i brought scope and camera (my setup is in loft which is why i use rasberry pi with stellarmate) to my pc took an image during day and the image looks as it should. but same image in stellarmate is just dark. histogram stuck to the left.
i have tried to copy settings as best i could from altair capture into stellarmatewith no luck.
thank you again

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Robert replied to the topic 'altair 183c protec compatible?' in the forum. 4 months ago

hi jasem and thank you for taking time to reply.
first off i changed to beta release and to me made no difference.
but please let me explain my problems.
the indi driver actually seems to work. it detects and starts camera. all settings are available.
i can capture images of any  time/gain/offset.
but its the resulting images that are the problem. way to dark!
its like there is some kind of filter on the lens.
i have pointed the scope up to the sky in daylight and took a 10 second exposure and it comes out black. even stretching the image only turns it grey with no detail.
yet if i drag my setup down and connect to pc and use altair capture i see what i would expect to see from camera
attached are both logs from before setting to beta and after a fresh install of stellarmate with beta updates.
also some screen shots.
thank you again for any help
 

     

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Robert created a new topic ' altair 183c protec compatible?' in the forum. 4 months ago

hi all.
easy question i hope.
owned this altair 183c protec for over a month trying to get it work with stellarmate/indi but im starting to belive it wont work with stellarmate/indi after many failed imaging attempts.
so question is, is it me or will this camera not work?
can provide logs, screenshots, settings and many wasted hours if needed.
thank you in advance
Rob

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