durand Sébastien thanked Radek Kaczorek in topic Astroberry Server 3 hours 7 minutes ago
Helge thanked Radek Kaczorek in topic Astroberry initial release 14 hours 44 minutes ago
Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server' in the forum. 17 hours 20 minutes ago

Let me clarify this. NTP service is autostarted on Astroberry Server with -g option. According to NTPD manual:

-g     Normally, ntpd exits with a message to the system log if the offset exceeds the panic threshold, which is 1000 s by default.  This option allows the time to be set to any value without restriction; however,  this can happen only once.  If the threshold is exceeded after that, ntpd will exit with a message to the system log.

There is a NTPD helper called ntpdate, which can reset initial offset to a reasonable value. However I don't use in Astroberry Server. The reason is ntpdate is considered obsolete by ubuntu team and for some unknown reason NTPD is treated as secondary choice solution for time syncing. All modern ubuntu releases use timedatectl and time-sync. This disables NTPD by default. Astroberry Server is built to use not only GPS NMEA location and time data but also PPS signal. As the result NTPD is used instead timedatectl and time-sync. PPS does not provide full time data, but sets precise beginning of each second specified by NMEA. This way you can hit clock precision in nanoseconds. If you don't need this level of accuracy you can revert to timedatectl and time-sync. This will overrule autostarting NTPD but will also remove any offset constraints related to NTPD. Just run "sudo systemctl enable prefer-timesyncd.service" and reboot.

Read More...

Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server' in the forum. yesterday

There's no need to do it. Astroberry Server is configured to automatically synchronize time with NTP service (network time protocol). If you have access to the Internet it will set the time based on online time servers, if not it will use GPS time.

Read More...

Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry initial release' in the forum. 2 days ago

Just start from scratch. Remove the sources and git clone the sources from github. Then follow the instructions on github.
Anytime you want to recompile (with make) you need to remove libs from your build directory.
Running "rm -rf /libs" is not a good idea at all because this way you remove your MAIN /lib directory. As the result you will make your system unusable at all (the leading slash makes the difference!)

Read More...

Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'EQMod parking in non-standard position' in the forum. 2 days ago

nmac wrote: The first thing I did was a Sync pointed to north position (home) and then I manually moved the mount to my custom park position and finally told eqmod to park to current position. Whenever I power the mount it knows where it's parked and where it's pointing, it's stored in the config file.


Thanks a lot for the hint! Could you please elaborate on this? Is the first step just syncing to the north pole or syncing and saving with INDI Align/Write File option?
Is the next step to slew to custom parking position and use INDI Site Management/Current and then Site Management/Write Data?

Read More...

Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server' in the forum. 3 days ago

Version 1.0.4 of Astroberry Server is available! No need to download full system image. Just run astroberry-update and then astroberry-upgrade.

Additions and updates:
Additions and updates:
- GPS panel ( github.com/rkaczorek/gpspanel ) added and integrated with noVNC
- zram swap added for performance improvement
- INDI Web Manager styles updated
- Nginx reverse proxy updated for GPS panel ( astroberry.local/gpsd/ )
- Welcome page updated to be accessible over secure connection ( astroberry.local )

Fixes:
- NTP server not starting at boot - NTP server set preferred over timesyncd

NOTE: You should not upgrade if you customized your system. In such case you need to wait for the next full release.

Read More...

Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry initial release' in the forum. 3 days ago

There are some reports the driver works with piface digital too. I have not tested it though.
I use ubuntu mate for everything related to astroberry and the drivers should work on this system without any problem. They are not distribution dependent.
The error you're referring to appears only when you recompile. Take a look at this post .
In any case you can take a look at ready to use astroberry-server image. It works out of the box. No compilation is required. Take a look at this thread .

Read More...

Radek Kaczorek created a new topic ' EQMod parking in non-standard position' in the forum. 3 days ago

I have just had a talk with a friend of mine who needs to park his mount horizontally. He has a rolling roof shed and he can't park to northpole because he cannot roll off the roof in this park position. Does EQMod support parking a mount horizontally? I understand that you can set virtually any parking position in INDI driver. However information about where a telescope is pointing to at a parking position is not saved anywhere. As the result EQMod driver just assumes it's pointing north. Am I right?

Read More...

Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry initial release' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi Helge
There are two separate strategies to run your a stepper motor as a focuser, using astroberry drivers:

  1. original astroberry drivers - you need to use a stepper motor controller such as DRV8834 or A4988 and a stepper motor (see astroberry readme file for details)
  2. new astroberry piface drivers - you need PiFace Relay Plus + PiFace Motor Extra expansion boards and a stepper motor (see piface documentation for details)

In the first case you use indi_rpifocus driver to control the stepper motor, in the second case you use indi_piface_focuser to do it.
astroberry-piface-cad has nothing to do with it - it's a driver for PIFace CAD (Control and Display) LCD.

There are some changes to PiFace products family and original PiFace Relay Plus is not retailed anymore. The PiFace drivers are designed for the hardware as shown on the image below:
relay_plus_motor_relay_extras.jpg

Read More...

Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Big issue on the last update' in the forum. 5 days ago

Yes, I noticed this too. The way to fix it is to download the package libgphoto2-port12_2.5.9-3_i386.deb and install it with dpkg -i libgphoto2-port12_2.5.9-3_i386.deb
When you're done run apt-get -f install and rerun update & upgrade procedure. I'm not sure what is the root cause.

Read More...

Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I'm a digital bot, I don't need any sleep ;) But seriously, You got me in the middle of imaging session and while it runs I often do some reading.

Read More...

Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Everything's OK. You need to remove libs directory from your build directory before every consecutive cmake run. The driver is using submodules and there's no easy way to do this. So you need to rm -rf /home/rob/astroberry-amh/build/libs everytime you recompile the driver.
Also make sure that you run sudo make install instead ust make install. Everything should work just fine when you follow these. If not, just let me know.

Read More...

Radek Kaczorek replied to the topic 'Perro Astro Skycenter focuser' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

You can drive the focuser without the box. See this post and later take a look at this driver.

Read More...

Login

3rd Party

Choose from the numerous 3rd party INDI drivers to suit your needs!

Got Problem?

Check out the FAQ, the forum, and the bug tracking system to resolve any issues you might have!
You can also subscribe to INDI newsletter and development mailing lists to get the latest updates on INDI!