Really?? I initially started with a thought of using my phone/tablet but as I didn't want to go with the ASIAir way I thought I would end up using a laptop to connect remotely to my setup using Stellarmate but then I read a few posts/comments about the App not being stable or having all the features available with Stellarmate OS. Another thing is my SA 2 is not the one with Wi-Fi, so not sure if the App thing will work with my setup?
Can you or someone here share that post so that I can read through it?
From what I have heard or read, the app is still in beta or doesn't have full functionality (correct me if wrong). I am planning to use the laptop initially but an App on the phone/tablet would be a much better option without any second thoughts.
If you are able to get the App to work, do update you post or let me know (if you remember ).
All the best!
I was able to capture image sequence with different Exposures (30s, 0.1, 0.2..). I did see some issues when setting a long exposure i.e. 0.02 or 0.05. The sequence would abort.
However with Exposure settings in the range of 30s and 0.2s, I was able to get it to capture the FITS file and save it to the local Pictures folder on the Stellarmate OS.
I would like to know further if there are any other settings I should be doing in EKOS for my Sony A7III or am I good with the settings shared below (see the screenshots).
I hope this will help others too who are trying to connect their Sony A7III with EKOS.
I would like some advice on what else should I test on EKOS with my Sony camera while I wait for my Guide Scope & camera so that I feel comfortable in the field if I run into any issues with it.
Please share your experiences/advice. They are always helpful and much appreciated!
I just installed Stellarmate on my RPi4 and have got it ready to be plugged into my setup:
Star Adventurer 2
Main Camera: Sony A7III
Guiding Camera and Scope : ASI120MM Mini (mono) and ZWO Guide Scope
Stellarmate OS on RPi4
I am quite confused on where to start with the initial connection/setup i.e. KStars/EKOS/INDI etc.
Are there any good guides/videos which talks specifically about this kind of setup (non-Goto mounts with SLR and Stellarmate)?
My Guide scope hasn't arrived yet so was planning on getting myself familiarized with the UI on KStars/EKOS.
I would like to get familiar with the process of Framing a target, Plate Solving, PA using EKOS (if possible with SA), Dithering etc so please let me know where I can read/watch more on this relevant to my above setup.
I am just not sure where to start with all of these different things so I think someone with good understanding of this, can tell me in a few sentences the whole process (step-by-step) or direct me to a guide/video link that I can go through for setting up Auto-Guiding in this setup. I understand that in my case, the Auto Guiding will only work for the RA and not the DA.
I have watched some videos on the Youtube and the ones I came across are mostly talking about the Goto mounts.
I understand about the connections between different devices and I am listing them below. Please correct me if wrong:
1. SA to Guide Camera via ST4.
2. Main Camera (Sony A7III) to RPi4 via USB
3. Guide Camera to RPi4 via USB
As my SA 2 us not a Wi-Fi model (SA 2i), I would be using the Telescope Simulator/Driver in EKOS?
Please help me with this.
I would very much appreciate any inputs here.
Thank you in advance.