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julian replied to the topic 'Canon T6i, Connection problem' in the forum. 2 hours 5 minutes ago

Yes, sorry for not be clear, we test the camera in a Linux OS mounted in a MacBookPro, and in other computer (asus) whit Linux too, but we get the same results


Helge replied to the topic 'Announcing Ekos Live' in the forum. 2 hours 15 minutes ago

Will definitively give it a try, - even if I may not need it! ;)

Thanks btw for all the updated tutorials on YouTube which are are great reference!


Jasem Mutlaq thanked VTVL in topic Dome digital compass azimuth sensor 2 hours 39 minutes ago
Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Weird issue with recognizing an ASI 1600MM camera' in the forum. 2 hours 43 minutes ago

OK, disregard. :0
I just found my error! In the Web Manager I had the wrong CCD selected. But I was not using Web Manager.
Sorry for any confusion.


Peter Kennett created a new topic ' Weird issue with recognizing an ASI 1600MM camera' in the forum. 3 hours 46 minutes ago

When I connect to Stellarmate via VNC and launch EKOS, all my gear is recognized and works great.
But when I launch KStars on my Macbook and then start EKOS with exact same setup - connecting to my equipment remotely through the same Stellarmate, everything loads correctly EXECPT my ASI 1600MM camera. That camera is not even recognized as being attached. It tries, and then errors out saying that it was not found.
But if I then quite KStars, and then use VNC to reconnect to the Stellarmate and launch KStars again, it sees the camera perfectly. What am I missing?


Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Canon T6i, Connection problem' in the forum. 3 hours 59 minutes ago

You said you use linux and then on console shows MacBookPro? so which is which?


julian replied to the topic 'Canon T6i, Connection problem' in the forum. 4 hours 3 minutes ago

some ideas of what can we do to identify the exact problem?


Andrew created a new topic ' Issues with Orion Starshoot AutoGuider' in the forum. 6 hours 33 minutes ago

I encountered issues with an Orion Starshoot AutoGuider where I could not take images after an aborted capture. Aborted capture includes these scenarios: Cancelling an image, stopping a loop of exposure, stopping autoguiding.
The Starshoot Autoguider works with the QHY CCD driver. It will report [ERROR] GetQHYCCDSingleFrame error (-1) when the problem arises.
I have repeated the issue to produce the following log as logs from my night out are quite large.


Jim thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic A reflection on the quality of EKOS 7 hours 24 minutes ago
Jim thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic Announcing Ekos Live 7 hours 28 minutes ago

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Jim thanked VTVL in topic Dome digital compass azimuth sensor 9 hours 37 minutes ago
VTVL created a new topic ' Dome digital compass azimuth sensor' in the forum. 9 hours 59 minutes ago

Hello all,

Please watch my video which demonstrates in a 5.5m diameter dome the operation of a digital compass. dome digital azimuth sensor

A next step is to integrate the data stream into INDI. This post invites people with experience to suggest the approach. I have browsed the INDI documents and so it appears that a Python app will be the way.
Hardware details are described at the start of the video.
The dome motor control is via a switch box (clack clack). There are DC motor controllers; at present with fixed settings (binary mode).
The dome shutter mechanism which I developed is soon to be installed. It uses an Ardbox with code which I wrote.
This is connected to an RPI3 and uses its WLAN capability.
Another step is to ensure that the dome driver supports the OTA offset.
The code writer will be the wife of another member who already has a Stellarmate and who is also a big fan of INDI-ekos. We have to write the detailed software requirements first!

Not sure about the category for this post. It would be nice to have domes and roll-offs perhaps.


VTVL replied to the topic 'Support of TELESCOPE_PIER_SIDE switch / meridian flip' in the forum. 10 hours 28 minutes ago

Hello and thanks for the information about the FS2 controller. Also thanks to pch.

So we can save some fruitless work on the lx200fs2 driver.

Nobody in the club has mentioned the technique which you have described. I will try it asap with ekos-kstars. But as you mention a dome driver, that is where we will focus our work. I met a member who is more advanced with the use of INDI than I am. His wife is a code writer so we can formulate requirements for the necessary additions.

Please take a look at my new video posting on YouTube dome digi compass

The data stream from the digital magnetic compass will be integrated into INDI via a Python app to feed the data to the server and dome driver.
As this is off topic I will also post the video link under the topic of dome drivers.


Jerry Black replied to the topic 'Best way to use Stellarmate from the field?' in the forum. 10 hours 44 minutes ago

For a "faster" unbuntu computer... I have a raspberry pi 3B+ and I 'think' it seems slightly faster than my previous 3B (I'm guessing the stellarmate is a 3B). I don't know if it really has improved Stellarmate OS performance as I didn't have an opportunity to try that OS on both hardware devices. This site suggests a slight improvement. Having said that, I find writing (36 M) images to the local Pi more reliable than writing back to host EKOS MacBook Pro.


Tomas Kalisch replied to the topic 'Building the induino MeteoStation with 3d printed housing' in the forum. 12 hours 33 minutes ago

Hello to everybody,

I would like to ask how you have set up AAG Cloudwatcher formula.
I have great differences between winter and summer.
In winter, the corrected temperature of the clear sky was -25 and now it is -13 in summer.
The URL link to the AAG Cloudwatcher formula is not working.

Formula Tcorrection = (K1 / 100) * (Thr - K2 / 10) + (K3 / 100) * pow((exp (K4 / 1000* Thr)) , (K5 / 100))

Do you know the meaning of the K1-K5 constant?



Teseo thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic Announcing Ekos Live 13 hours 12 minutes ago


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