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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'testing plate solve' in the forum. 3 hours 25 minutes ago

The issue I found, Ron, is that Ekos' connector program tried 15 time, with a 2 second delay.... so it was reaching that "pid not found because it had decided that was enough...

I cloned the GIT kstars source & increased the delay to 10s, which meant it had 15 attempts at ten seconds now - that allowed my local version of astrometry.net (ansvr) to complete

It wasn't taking any notice of any other timeout values.... for e.g, my ansvr has a 480s timeout!

It might be some other issue you are having - I was merely suggesting I could try it if you like... (or if you have an Ubuntu setup, you can try it)

Phil

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Ronald Scotti replied to the topic 'testing plate solve' in the forum. 3 hours 37 minutes ago

I don't think it is a time limit, it is timing out way before any limit.

thanks,
Ron

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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'testing plate solve' in the forum. 4 hours ago

Hi Ron

If it is am insufficient timeout issue as I have in the thread mentioned, then Jasem has increased it in the next build...

I am not sure if that means he will be making a new Windows version or it's updated in the main source branch...

If you can upload the JPEG here, I can try it with my modified source on Ubuntu if you like to see if it helps....

Regards,
Phil

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Ronald Scotti replied to the topic 'testing plate solve' in the forum. 4 hours 13 minutes ago

thanks, I am not sure if it is that or just something I have not set or loaded correctly. I tried two other attempts; first I tried that same jpg file which failed (a larger version of the one I posted here) on the Astrometry.net site and it was successful in 5 seconds processing. I have attached all the log data associated with that job as M33jpgplatesolve.txt. The other thing I tried was using one of the example image files that came with the solver ( I tried apod4.jpg), and it failed to solve in LOCAL Kstars after 26 seconds. I have attached the log of that attempt as apodexamplefail.txt

My M33 image was nearly 2 degrees by 2 degrees, I am not sure what the APOD image is but I am thinking perhaps I did not download the correct set of index fits files. So I am also attaching a list of the FITS files in the /DATA directory, that file is FITSfilenames.txt. Perhaps with this info someone might be able to figure out why my Local solve is failing.

thanks,
Ron

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Bill replied to the topic 'Remote astrometry solver Howto?' in the forum. 4 hours 39 minutes ago

Didnt want to open a new topic on this same item.

I have Astrometry and indexes installed on my Raspberry Pi, and I am connecting to INDI on the Pi from KStars/Ekos on Windows. I have the align module set to remote. When I try to use the plate solver, and click Load & Slew, and feed it a fits file from a previous session, I just get a message that says "Starting remote solver..." then aborts after 180 seconds.

Is there something else I am supposed to do?

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Pep created a new topic ' Pentax K20D not CCD_EXPOSURE' in the forum. 5 hours ago

I have a Pi3(Ubuntu Mate) like a server and ubuntu (Mate) PC like a client.
It's my first time to work with INDI and I want to control my DSRL (Pentax K20d). All sames that works when I connect but when I want to start to capture a sequence, start to give errors like "xxx_xxx is not defined" (on Indi and similar on ekos) I'm sure that I defined all the things that I know from my DSRL, but...?
Some one knows how I'll configure INDI and EKOS for to do succeed?
Could update the indi_gphoto? (I'm sorry... but How to do it?)

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Anders Lange replied to the topic 'KStars won't start: failed to get the current screen resources' in the forum. 5 hours 9 minutes ago

Hi jpanana

Thanks a lot for your input. I can see that I might be missing the x2gomatebindings package... I only installed the x2goserver and x2goserver-xsession packages on the server (Odroid XU4).

But I can also see that you've configured your X2Go session somewhat differently from me..., so maybe there is a possibility of success if I change my X2Go session confiuration slightly...

I'll give a try as soon as possible :-)

Again, thanks for your input!

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Alignment and plate solving w guide scope problem' in the forum. 5 hours 16 minutes ago

INDI uses these plus your CCD camera settings - pixel size and resolution. Check these out

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Alignment and plate solving w guide scope problem' in the forum. 5 hours 20 minutes ago

Yeah, well, it is set: 500 mm focal length and 70 mm aperture. But how does INDI make that into some 17' FOV? No other settings I should check?

Magnus

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Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Alignment and plate solving w guide scope problem' in the forum. 5 hours 28 minutes ago

Check your mount's INDI options tab. You will find there your telescope's and guider's aperture and focal length. Just set it up and you should be fine.

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Phil Shepherd thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic Load & Slew in Solver Control 7 hours 11 minutes ago
Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'Load & Slew in Solver Control' in the forum. 7 hours 11 minutes ago

Thank you, Jasem....

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Load & Slew in Solver Control' in the forum. 7 hours 24 minutes ago

it is there since morning but I didn't build the PPA yet, will do tomorrow.

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Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' Alignment and plate solving w guide scope problem' in the forum. 8 hours 30 minutes ago

Hi!

This is of course a problem on my way to try and use the new PAA, but it's not directly related to that so I post as separate topic.

When trying to use my guide scope in the aligment module, two things happen. When I switch to it, the FOV gets filled in with a quite small number (like 17 x 14', or similar - don't have it connected right now). But the FOV of the guidescope should be more like 45 x 35'. So where does these fgures filled in the FOV come from? And I cannot change them. And I cannot see where in the Indi control panel they would come from.....?

Secondly, and possibly related to this: the solving consistently fails. I use exposure times of 0.5 secs or 1 sec, there seens to be no gain control on it (a Lodestar). Is there anything I can tweak to be able to solve it? When saving an image and uploading to nova.astrometry.net, it solves (after a while).

Magnus

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'AP1100GTO Issues w/ INDI' in the forum. 8 hours 34 minutes ago

IIRC there is a switch for cold vs warm start in INDI Control Panel, click one of them, I forgot which and it will start getting back data. For longitude, do not worry it is set by KStars automatically.

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Jarno Paananen replied to the topic 'KStars won't start: failed to get the current screen resources' in the forum. 9 hours 2 minutes ago

I'm not sure I did anything special, I'm using x2go packages from launchpad.net/~x2go/+archive/ubuntu/stable I think I originally had some issues when I didn't have all the required packages installed, might have been x2goserver-extensions. Other than that it is very standard Ubuntu Mate 16.04 install with PPA indi and kstars. As mentioned I have disabled graphical login by default, x2go starts its own X server and Mate session when I connect. I put some screenshots that might help at s2.org/~jpaana/x2go/

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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'Load & Slew in Solver Control' in the forum. 11 hours 15 minutes ago

I had a play with an Ubuntu VM I have...

I found that changing the JOB_RETRY_DURATION in onlineastrometryparser.cpp from 2000ms to 10000ms seemed to do the trick... ultimately, I would suggest it would be best to have these as parametesr in the Ekos Astrometry options section...

Phil

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Anders Lange replied to the topic 'KStars won't start: failed to get the current screen resources' in the forum. 11 hours 55 minutes ago

Hi jpaana

Nice to know that it should be possible to make it work :-D

Can you elaborate a little on how you've configured both the linux system, as well as X2Go, and how you use it...

I guess you are connecting to a virtual desktop i.e. screen :50?

Regards
Anders

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