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Markku Siitonen thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic Astrometry API key.. 3 hours 16 minutes ago
Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Astrometry API key..' in the forum. 3 hours 23 minutes ago

Thanks Jasem, I found it :) I guess this was a result of bad weather and not using my telescope for months. :(

Br
/Markku

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Michael Fulbright replied to the topic 'Wrong guide rate for AP900 mount - Guide Calibration Failure' in the forum. 3 hours 49 minutes ago

I've added some code to set the guide rate from the INDI Control Panel - I'll try to test it tonight and I'll submit a PR.

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Michael Fulbright replied to the topic 'Wrong guide rate for AP900 mount - Guide Calibration Failure' in the forum. 4 hours 3 minutes ago

Just looking at the code and the driver is already identifying the firmware version.
LinuxUser - could you tell me what firmware version is reported on the 'Firmware data' tab of the INDI Control Panel?
On my GTPCP4 controller I get "VCP4-P01-01".

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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'indi-nexstarevo issues and questions' in the forum. 4 hours 3 minutes ago

1. I have exactly same problem when connecting with Cable and trying celestron-nexstar-gps driver. It does connect to the mount (at least it says it's connected) but It doesn't respond to any actions.
Maybe I am doing something wrong here?

2. I've disabled repo,removed and re-installed kstars and indi drivers. Looks like your driver does not come with default fedora repos.
Should I use any specific repo to get your driver 1.5 ?

>  rpm -qa | grep kstars
kstars-17.08.1-3.fc27.x86_64
>  rpm -qa | grep indi-
libindi-devel-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
indi-eqmod-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
libindi-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
indi-gphoto-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
libindi-static-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
kde-i18n-Hindi-3.5.10-24.fc27.noarch
indi-aagcloudwatcher-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
indi-apogee-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
indi-sx-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
lupinix-indi-bleeding-1.0-176.3.noarch



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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Astrometry API key..' in the forum. 4 hours 21 minutes ago

Not this. Go to Align tab in Ekos, then click "Options" below.

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Paweł replied to the topic 'indi-nexstarevo issues and questions' in the forum. 4 hours 30 minutes ago

1) Connection: fortunately the socket is different - so you are safe. Unfortunately the driver does not support serial connection so it is only useful with celestron-nexstar-gps driver (standard celestron driver). And it should work very well.
2) Driver: the 1.6 version has definitely some problem. Could you try the 1.5 version distributed with fedora 27? It should work. You can just install kstars and libindi from the standard fedora repo.

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Paweł replied to the topic 'indi-nexstarevo issues and questions' in the forum. 4 hours 35 minutes ago

One more data point - the same problem shows itself on debian/ubuntu with Jasem oficial packages.
I am working on it.

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Astrometry API key..' in the forum. 4 hours 37 minutes ago

Well, my looks like this.. and I do have astrometry installed and Kstars Build: 2017-11-23T05:56:45Z and running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.. I'm a bit lost now..



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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'indi-nexstarevo issues and questions' in the forum. 4 hours 50 minutes ago

> These are *NOT* RS232 ports at all
Oh! I have blindly bought such cable as it was sold by Celestron itself (hence my assumption it is the right thing!).
When testing (with "Celestron NExstar" driver) I was connecting this cable to hand controller only



As for Software versions, I have listed all indi and kstars versions in this topic:
indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/2840-asi-29...ing-on-fedora27.html

Looks like I am not using kstars-bleeding. Not sure If I am supposed to and not sure what is the difference :) (does "bleeding" stands for development version? :) )

Thank you for your help!

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Astrometry API key..' in the forum. 4 hours 51 minutes ago
Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Astrometry API key..' in the forum. 4 hours 56 minutes ago

Hmmm... I still can't find it.. strange.. ??

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Astrometry API key..' in the forum. 5 hours 41 minutes ago

Astrometry options

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Paweł replied to the topic 'indi-nexstarevo issues and questions' in the forum. 6 hours 9 minutes ago

I assume you are using the 1.6 distro for fedora 27 as described in the download section of the site
I have installed:

  • kstars-bleeding
  • indi-nexstarevo-bleeding
The fedora is an upgraded clean install and running in virtualbox. In this config all was working with the simulator.
On the other hand it is not working with the actual mount - so the problem is not yours!
Thanks for the heads up. Something broke recently. I'll try to fix it ASAP.

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Markku Siitonen created a new topic ' Astrometry API key..' in the forum. 6 hours 15 minutes ago

Hi all..

Where did the Astrometry API key field go, I can't find it anymore ?

Br
/Markku

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Jaime Alemany thanked Eric Vickery in topic TCP / UDP connections 8 hours 51 minutes ago
Jaime Alemany replied to the topic 'TCP / UDP connections' in the forum. 8 hours 52 minutes ago

After digging a bit I still don't get how you manage to receive messages using the standard tty_read functions - as far as I know a bind or recvfrom is required, and I find none!

In my tests, using the code "as is", I can get data sent to destination, but nothing received.

Enlightenment, pleaseeee?

(I must say I'm a bit surprised of finding gemini specific code in the indicom files - I can understand sometimes there's no other way, though)

Thanks

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Paweł replied to the topic 'indi-nexstarevo issues and questions' in the forum. 11 hours 5 minutes ago

I will gladly help you make it work. Do not worry - we may get a decent docs out of this. The beginner is actually perfect for such exercise.

1) The cable: Please do not connect *ANYTHING* (except Hand Controller) to the AUX ports in the mount unless it is clearly marked as intended for the AUX ports. These are *NOT* RS232 ports at all. The RS232 port you can use is the one at the base of the HC. Unfortunately, my driver does not implement the serial connection yet - sorry.

2) The connection - thanks for the logs I am bothered by the online-offline flipping messages. Are you sure your network settings are not messed up by the auto-connect features of your OS. The 1.2.3.4 IP selected by celestron is really stupid - this is a real routable IP not assigned at the moment but not intended for such use and network stacks expect it to be a regular internet IP. That is why I am using my mount in the infrastructure mode with a portable access point - much less connectivity problems. If you cannot switch to infrastructure mode we will keep fighting with AP mode - do not worry. It is supposed to work in both modes.

3) The settings looks fine. I'll try to reproduce the problem on my end. Which version of the indi distro you are you using? The os is Fedora 27 I understand but indi is from this page or from the fedora distro?

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Paweł replied to the topic 'Capture & Solve -> Slew to Target...' in the forum. 11 hours 25 minutes ago

Sure I can help.
Do not issue any AUX movement commands when working with celestron_gps driver. The hand controller does not keep track of your commands and you are messing up its idea of the motor controllers (MC) state. You are basically fighting with HC over the control of MC. This is not going to work. You can set/adjust some of the settings - essentially when HC does not keep the state and reads it every time out of the MC. The SLEW_DONE messages may be captured by the HC or the tracking commands by the HC are messing up your GOTO.
Mixing of the protocols is really risky in my opinion - been there, done that. I think you should be very careful which commands you issue in this mode.
OTOH it can be done - I have implemented GPS emulator inside the nexstarevo driver which provides gps data to the HC.

BTW: This work will be very valuable in the nexstarevo driver. I did not implement the serial connection yet and I can use any help there is ;)

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Derek replied to the topic 'Capture & Solve -> Slew to Target...' in the forum. 11 hours 30 minutes ago

This symptom can happen if you send commands (such as query slew done) to the mount too quickly.
I wrote a mount controller that uses AUX commands through the handset. I wait 1second between 'query slew done' commands.
See line 169 here github.com/dokeeffe/auxremote/blob/maste...nt/MountService.java
Derek.

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