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Alfred replied to the topic 'Question re FITS/CR2 conversion' in the forum. 2 minutes ago

Obviously the cam doesn't send image data in FITS format but rather its own format. Ekos can store the data in FITS. Accordingly, Ekos has the ability to convert the cam data into FITS. And this is exactly what we need. The conversion of raw data into FITS as it is done by Ekos. We could feed an existing file instead of data comfing from the camera to the Ekos conversion process. This would make sure we get the exact same resolution and file format. Problem solved. Am I naive?

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Alfred thanked Andrew in topic Question re FITS/CR2 conversion 11 minutes ago
Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Guding gones wild in RA on Gemini 2' in the forum. 1 hours ago

And you're doing this from an RPi? If yes then I need to have a look at tit again and see if it works for me as well!

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Guding gones wild in RA on Gemini 2' in the forum. 1 hour 19 minutes ago

I ditched the ST4 cable in my case and been guiding my EQ8 with EQMod directly just fine.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'MacOS Stars 2.9.5 crash' in the forum. 1 hour 27 minutes ago

Thanks, Robert already suspected there might be a crash due to some changes in the mount files. Anyway, official version is now back to 2.9.4 until hopefully it is resolved later tonight.

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Guding gones wild in RA on Gemini 2' in the forum. 1 hour 30 minutes ago

I am using a different mount than you (SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro with belt mod) and I notice a difference between pulse guiding and ST4 guiding using an RPi3 as well. The mount is connected with an EQDir cable and I am using the EQMod driver. For slewing and tracking this is great but for pulse guiding I see a deterioration in guiding in RA as well. I admit it is not as extreme as in your case (about 2" to 5" but the 5" are strange jumps with an occasional larger jump up to 10" but those are very rare). When I use ST4 guiding I get RA RMS of 0.5" and Dec RMS of 0.4" constantly. I guess the RPi3 is not powerful enough to do proper pulse guiding because of the complexity of the EQMod chip and cable.

When I use Ekos on my laptop and connect the mount directly to the laptop I get much better pulse guiding. I haven't tried lately but I think I got about 1.2" RMS in RA and about 0.6" RMS in Dec but that was before I used 2x2 binning in the guiding frames. I could try 2x2 binning and see if that reduces the RMSs sufficiently as well because it reduced the RMSs with ST4 guiding from the RPi3 as well. But since I'd like to use the RPi3 and not my laptop, I am content with ST4 guiding.

So, what happens if you try to guide directly from your laptop instead of with the RPi in between? Is pulse guiding then OK or does it jump as well?

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Andrew Couture created a new topic ' MacOS Stars 2.9.5 crash' in the forum. 2 hours 7 minutes ago

Greetings,
Downloaded and upgraded to 2.9.5, installed on main computer and application crashed when connecting to simulators.. Tried it on the laptop, same story. Included the crash data for the first.
Remove the .txt extension.
Let me know if you require additional information.

Regards

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Recent INDI 1.7 upgrade, now alignment way out...' in the forum. 3 hours 9 minutes ago

Well I wish someone had replied to this topic and told me it was a bug in Kstars, and that it was being worked on, I see in the latest Kstars release the issue has been found and fixed, but I have spent three weeks wrestling with this assuming it was an issue with my kit and or GPS module, as the mount was slewing all over the place yet on the screen in Kstars it was showing correct slews...but time offset kept showing -12, in th end I ditched the GSP module deleted my profile and started again... ☹️☹️

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Niko Kivel replied to the topic 'SVD_MathPlugin error' in the forum. 3 hours 35 minutes ago

Thanks for fixing this in record time.
I wish I could be more of help and fix stuff myself rather than just reporting errors.
best
Niko

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Niko Kivel thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic SVD_MathPlugin error 3 hours 36 minutes ago
Niko Kivel thanked Thomas Stibor in topic SVD_MathPlugin error 3 hours 37 minutes ago
Jasem Mutlaq thanked Thomas Stibor in topic SVD_MathPlugin error 3 hours 56 minutes ago
Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'SVD_MathPlugin error' in the forum. 3 hours 56 minutes ago

It's merged, thanks!

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Morgan replied to the topic 'Indi lib only on Ubuntu' in the forum. 4 hours ago

thks Jasem, but if i install indi web manager, i get errors when i launch it, and if i start indiserver with drivers names it says that drivers are not found, anyway as u already tested all these solutions may be i shouldn't spend too much time on that.... :)
so don't worry too much, as my main issue will remain this driver for the Usb Focuser V2 which still don't exist on indi.... that's another issue and surely my main one...

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Indi lib only on Ubuntu' in the forum. 4 hours 7 minutes ago

If you installed it yourself, and you didn't install as well INDI Web Manager, then you first need to start INDI server, then from Windows-side, connect to it. This is assuming of course the host and VM can talk to each other over the private LAN or whatever networking setup you had for the VM.

I'm researching another solution using Linux Subsystems for Linux but it could take a while.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'Question re FITS/CR2 conversion' in the forum. 4 hours 38 minutes ago

I also ran into similar issues with mixed image sizes during sessions which still persists. I understand it is a long standing bug in dcraw. It was a pain to resolve because I use also Siril, I wrote some python code to check and convert all session images into same size before using Siril.
see indilib.org/forum/general/2931-image-geo...rsus-fits.html#21889

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Morgan created a new topic ' Indi lib only on Ubuntu' in the forum. 4 hours 41 minutes ago

Hi, i installed Indi only on a ubuntu under vmware under windows.
Install of indi went ok.
Now i just want to use it from Kstars / Ekos on windows side but i dont' see how i can activate the indi server on ubuntu, should we start it locally or will it start from remote Ekos ?
In other words, is there something to do after having installed it on Ubuntu in order to use it ?

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Thomas Stibor replied to the topic 'SVD_MathPlugin error' in the forum. 5 hours 16 minutes ago

Hi Niko,

the problem is here:

--- a/libindi/libs/indibase/alignment/MathPluginManagement.cpp
+++ b/libindi/libs/indibase/alignment/MathPluginManagement.cpp
@@ -361,7 +361,7 @@ void MathPluginManagement::EnumeratePlugins()
     #endif
 
     dp    = opendir(MATH_PLUGINS_DIRECTORY);
-    snprintf(MATH_PLUGINS_DIRECTORY, 2048 - 1, "%s%s", MATH_PLUGINS_DIRECTORY, "/");
+    snprintf(MATH_PLUGINS_DIRECTORY, 2048 - 1, "%s%s", INDI_MATH_PLUGINS_DIRECTORY, "/");
     if (dp)

I send a PR to Jasem Fix issue: cannot load plugin /libindi_SVD_MathPlugin.so
which fixes the problem:
>./indiserver -v indi_eqmod_telescope
2018-04-24T09:14:21: startup: ./indiserver -v indi_eqmod_telescope 
2018-04-24T09:14:21: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: pid=20339 rfd=3 wfd=6 efd=7
2018-04-24T09:14:21: listening to port 7624 on fd 4
2018-04-24T09:14:21: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD
2018-04-24T09:14:21: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.TIME_UTC
2018-04-24T09:14:21: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_PARK
2018-04-24T09:14:21: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_SHUTTER
2018-04-24T09:14:21: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /opt/indi/master/share/indi//indi_eqmod_sk.xml
2018-04-24T09:14:21: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /opt/indi/master/share/indi//indi_align_sk.xml
2018-04-24T09:14:21: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /opt/indi/master/share/indi//indi_eqmod_simulator_sk.xml
2018-04-24T09:14:21: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: Using prefix /opt/indi/master/share/indi//indi_eqmod_scope_limits_sk.xml
2018-04-24T09:14:21: Driver indi_eqmod_telescope: EnumeratePlugins - found plugin SVD Math Plugin

Cheers
Thomas

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Guding gones wild in RA on Gemini 2' in the forum. 5 hours 36 minutes ago

Hi!

Interesting. You are using Gemini 2 as well? My setup is a R-Pi with Ubuntu Mate, where the indiserver runs. THen Ekos on a linux laptop indoors.

I have posted at the PHD2 forum, and after having discussed there, they concluded that it probably is not PHD2 related. It works nicely in windows with ASCOM, and OK with Ekos/INdi using ST4 - with the exact same balance and pointing to the exact same spot in the sky. I switch from pulse (wild swings) to On-camera in PHD2, and it calms down. So I figure it must be Indi-related.

So very interesting if you do not experience this. What happens when you switch from pulse guiding to ST4/on-camera? And could you perhaps post your precise Indi settings for the guide cam?

What more could I check and try....?

Magnus

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Paul replied to the topic 'Guding gones wild in RA on Gemini 2' in the forum. 5 hours 54 minutes ago

Magnus,

I am using PHD2 as the guiding program and I attach to INDI using INDI mount. I have Pulse Guding enabled and although it has an issue where it will not maintain the driver setting - reported to PHD2, it works fine.

I notice you originally said that you had no problems under Windows, but I cannot see where you mention your operating system.

I am currently running Raspbian as the Ubuntu Mate version stopped recognising my QSI camera.

In the past I have found that wild swings are generally cuased by the software trying to handle the scope being too well balanced and contimually trying to correct it. You may be better off posting the question to the PHD2 forum as they have many years experience with this. I would try and unbalance the scope so it is slightly weigted east and either north or south and see if this has any effect.

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