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Pavel replied to the topic 'Problem with EQMod' in the forum. 37 minutes ago

Jasem. Successful connection!

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Issue with Polar Alignment' in the forum. 48 minutes ago

Hi Robert,
This issue regarding clearing polar alignment is already fixed, please wait until the next DMG is built in a few days. For failing solver, we need logs files. I take it you were using online solver? what were the options when it was uploaded? You need to turn verbose on in astrometry.net options.

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Robert replied to the topic 'Issue with Polar Alignment' in the forum. 1 hour 18 minutes ago

Sorry, hadn't noticed there was already a Polar alignment topic.
I just discovered Kstar 2.7.8 and Ekos and must say that I have been very impressed with it. However I seem to run into problems trying to use PA procedure. First it won't clear the alignment model of my Celestron AVX mount. It gives me the error : Failed to clear Alignment Model.
When I start the PA anyway it first wants to "Clear the alignment model" which takes forever and eventually I give up. When I start the capture and solve process it doesn't seem to be able to find a solution. It keeps failing. "Solver failed after ... seconds). I have a guidescope (200mm focal length and 50mm aperture which should suffice) and an ASI 120MC. Sky was unobstructed at that time. The captured image looked fine to me but I might have a wrong idea about what is a solvable picture. All Astrometry databases and web connections are installed.
I run Mac OSX El Capitan on a MacBook Pro.
I don't have a log file yet and no clear skies forecasted in the near future. Sorry about that.
Any help is appreciated,
Kind regards,

Robert Temmerman

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Mike Jaquays replied to the topic 'Problem with EQMod' in the forum. 1 hour 37 minutes ago

Thanks. I'll check in about an hour.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 1 hour 48 minutes ago

Folks, it is time to end this mega thread. It was created to build Ekos on Mac OS which is now a reality. For specific issues, please open a new topic. Thanks!

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Problem with EQMod' in the forum. 1 hour 51 minutes ago

I just forced a rebuild, please update and check now it should work.

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Pavel replied to the topic 'Problem with EQMod' in the forum. 1 hour 51 minutes ago

Hi All!

Same...

ver. 0.3+r3146~201706281908~ubuntu16.04.1
Prolific pl2303

2017-06-29T09:00:52: ProcessSwitchProperties - name(SYSTEM_PORTS) 
2017-06-29T09:00:52: ProcessSwitchProperties - name(SYSTEM_PORTS) 
2017-06-29T09:00:48: Handshake failed. 
2017-06-29T09:00:48: Error:  -> tty read failed, check connection: Timeout error 
2017-06-29T09:00:33: dispatch_command: ":", 2 bytes written 
2017-06-29T09:00:33: Connection successful, attempting handshake... 
2017-06-29T09:00:33: Port FD 9 
2017-06-29T09:00:33: Connecting to /dev/ttyUSB0 
2017-06-29T09:00:33: Trying connection to /dev/ttyUSB0 @ 9600 ... 
2017-06-29T09:00:33: Communication with /dev/ttyUSB0 @ 9600 failed. Starting Auto Search... 
2017-06-29T09:00:33: Handshake failed. 
2017-06-29T09:00:33: Error:  -> tty read failed, check connection: Timeout error 
2017-06-29T09:00:18: dispatch_command: ":", 2 bytes written 
2017-06-29T09:00:18: Connection successful, attempting handshake... 
2017-06-29T09:00:18: Port FD 7 
2017-06-29T09:00:18: Connecting to /dev/ttyUSB0 
2017-06-29T09:00:18: ProcessSwitchProperties - name(CONNECTION) 
2017-06-29T09:00:18: ProcessSwitchProperties - name(CONNECTION) 
2017-06-29T09:00:18: ProcessTextProperties - name(SCOPE_CONFIG_NAME) 
2017-06-29T09:00:18: Error: Invalid range for Aperture (mm) (TELESCOPE_APERTURE). Valid range is from 10 to 5000. Requested value is 0 
2017-06-29T09:00:18: ProcessNumberProperties - name(TELESCOPE_INFO) 
2017-06-29T09:00:18: Active Snoop, driver: Dome Simulator, property: DOME_PARK 
2017-06-29T09:00:18: ProcessSwitchProperties - name(DOME_POLICY) 
2017-06-29T09:00:18: ProcessSwitchProperties - name(DOME_POLICY) 
2017-06-29T09:00:18: ProcessTextProperties - name(ACTIVE_DEVICES)


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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'First Night with EKOS - Comments and Questions' in the forum. 1 hour 55 minutes ago

For the PHD2, I updated it so it uses Options::ditherSettle() value. You can 'git pull' to update the code.
For the format. can you turn on DEBUG (and DEBUG LOGGING to FILE with everything selected under LOGGING) _before_ you press "Connect"? I want to see how it detects short/long formats for your case.

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durand Sébastien replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server' in the forum. 3 hours 9 minutes ago

Thank you for this explanation I understand better now.

Thanks for the python script GPSTime that works very well with my raspberry!

I begin to understand better how the time setting in astroberry.

I added to my raspberry on Ubunutu Mate 16.04 a NEMA USB GPS recently. I have owned this installation for some time (since more than 2 years) and I would like to add an automatic time setting to startup as on Astroberry-server.

Could you explain to me how to activate this as you did with astroberry-server?

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durand Sébastien thanked Radek Kaczorek in topic Astroberry Server 3 hours 17 minutes ago
Robert created a new topic ' EKOS polar alignment procedure' in the forum. 3 hours 52 minutes ago

Hi Jasem. I just discovered Kstar 2.7.8 and Ekos and must say that I have been very impressed with it. However I seem to run into problems trying to use PAA procedure. First I seem it won't clear the alignment model of my Celestron AVX mount. It gives me the error : Failed to clear Alignment Model.
When I start the PAA anyway it first wants to "Clear the alignment model" which takes forever and eventually I give up. When I start the capture and solve process it doesn't seem to be able to find a solution. It keeps failing. "Solver failed after ... seconds). I have a guidescope (200mm focal length and 50mm aperture which should suffice) and an ASI 120MC. Sky was unobstructed at that time. The captured image looked fine to me but I might have a wrong idea about what is a solvable picture. All Astrometry databases and web connections are installed.
I run Mac OSX El Capitan on a MacBook Pro.

Any help is appreciated,
Kind regards,

Robert Temmerman

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Derek replied to the topic 'First Night with EKOS - Comments and Questions' in the forum. 4 hours 9 minutes ago

Thats a very impressive image for your first run with a new system!!

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 4 hours 32 minutes ago

Temmerman wrote: That's great Rob because indeed overtime the DSLR is switched off one has to kill the PTPCamera again.

What is Jasem's avatar because I couldn't find him through the search engine?

Kind regards,
Robert


He is KNRO www.indilib.org/support/community/1-jasem-mutlaq/profile.html

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Robert replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 5 hours 4 minutes ago

That's great Rob because indeed overtime the DSLR is switched off one has to kill the PTPCamera again.

What is Jasem's avatar because I couldn't find him through the search engine?

Kind regards,
Robert

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anofeles replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 5 hours 18 minutes ago

rlancaste wrote:

anofeles wrote: I have a problem with the ekos solver control...
If I make a "capture & solve" with "nothing" solver action checked, all works fine (online and offline) but if I make a "capture & solve" with "Sync" action checked (same image) ekos doesn't even solve (online or offline) the same image that it had solved in a few seconds with the "nothing" option checked...
Sorry my english...
Any idea, please?
Thanks in advance...


Do you have the latest version from the website?


Yes, 2.7.8. dmg
Other devices: MacBook Pro with macOs Sierra 10.2.5
Mount: Neq6
Camera: ASI 1600 MC

Regards from Spain...

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Michael Fulbright replied to the topic 'First Night with EKOS - Comments and Questions' in the forum. 10 hours 8 minutes ago

I'm looking at the Alignment problem closer.

I did a 'Capture & Solve' and it returned the following in the log:

2017-06-28T22:18:24 Syncing to RA (16h 43m 28s) DEC ( 38° 51' 57")
2017-06-28T22:18:24 Solution coordinates: RA (16h 43m 28s) DEC ( 38° 51' 57") Telescope Coordinates: RA (16h 43m 00s) DEC ( 38° 51' 55")

If I look in the lx200ap log, however I see:
SCOPE   1924.023439 sec : <setObjectRA>
SCOPE   1924.023539 sec : CMD <:Sr 16:43.4#>
SCOPE   1924.038232 sec : CMD <:Sr 16:43.4#> successful.
SCOPE   1924.038312 sec : <setObjectDEC>
SCOPE   1924.038331 sec : CMD <:Sd +38*51#>
SCOPE   1924.052257 sec : CMD <:Sd +38*51#> successful.
SCOPE   1924.052353 sec : CMD (#:CMR#)
SCOPE   1924.094172 sec : RES (Coordinates     Matched.        )
DEBUG   1924.104388 sec : Synchronization successful Coordinates     Matched.        
INFO    1924.104496 sec : Synchronization successful.
SCOPE   1924.609301 sec : CMD <#:GR#>
SCOPE   1924.626986 sec : RES <16:43:00.0>
SCOPE   1924.627097 sec : VAL [16.7167]
SCOPE   1924.627116 sec : CMD <#:GD#>
SCOPE   1924.644018 sec : RES <+38*51:00>
SCOPE   1924.644153 sec : VAL [38.85]

Something is getting truncated - in the 'Alignment' tab it now reports the "Telescope Coordinates" as 16:43:00 +38:51:00.

So this is why it was oscillating when I did a "Slew to Target" since it was losing the arc seconds field.

I am running:

ii kstars-bleeding 5:17.04+201706100100~ubuntu16.04.1 amd64 desktop planetarium for KDE

ii indi-full 1.4~201706231909~ubuntu16.04.1 amd64 Instrument-Neutral Device Interface library - Full INDI

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Mac Version Minor Issue (pop-up menu text/background colours)' in the forum. 11 hours 20 minutes ago

We thank you for the kudos on the Mac version. And feel free if you are a software developer, to get involved. The source code is freely available and we have developed a script that you can use to build the code for editing in Xcode, in QTCreator, or other editors. See this link: github.com/jamiesmith/kstars-on-osx

I haven't done much with the custom colors, other than to make the night vision color scheme work on OS X. There very well might be some issues there because it was coded for Linux and assumes the use of palettes, whereas I had more luck with the night vision scheme using stylesheets. Also I ran into a problem with the night vision scheme where certain things in the OS wanted to maintain their colors even though it is terrible for night vision. Similar problems could be encountered with custom color options because they do not make use of the stylesheets that I used to make the night vision scheme work.

Please note any issues and try to track down their cause. We are always open to changing the code.

Thanks,

Rob

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Michael Fulbright replied to the topic 'First Night with EKOS - Comments and Questions' in the forum. 13 hours 1 minute ago

I see you already committed some work with enable settling with the internal guide on the master branch - that was fast!

Do you move things from the master branch to bleeding when they are ready for testing?

Another thing - looking at kstars-bleeding it looks like for PHD2 it uses these settle params which are currently hard coded:

(root/kstars/ekos/guide/externalguide/phd2.cpp)

settle.insert("pixels", 1.5);
settle.insert("time", 8);
settle.insert("timeout", 45);

I guess I would need to recompile kstars if I wanted to change the PHD2 settle values at the moment?

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