Patrick replied to the topic 'I would like support of Digital Setting Circles.' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hello,
Well DSC looks to works fine. I think I will be able to make a real test next week if the clouds let me do it.
After having done syncs on several stars, a thing that would be nice to have is a big countdown counter that display the distance in azimuth and altitude to go from a current position to a choosen target. It might be activated by something like for a goto telescope a goto action in the drop down floating menu.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Ekos Polar Alignment Assistant (Beta) is here!' in the forum. 5 days ago

No I mean that if, manually, I choose east direction for first rotation, at the second rotation one west is checked instead of est.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Ekos Polar Alignment Assistant (Beta) is here!' in the forum. 5 days ago

I tested the alignment method yesterday. Just a simple remark. When a slowing orientation (west or east) is chosen at first rotation it remained not set at second rotation.
Anyway I didn't had enough time to test the accuracy as the clouds went to ruin the rest of the night.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Exciting new tool in Ekos for Mount Modelling' in the forum. 1 week ago

Tested it an hour ago. It works fine on 3 stars in Leo. But as for the first iterations the error is huge the colored target becomes very very tiny. So we have to rescale and pan. It. would be better to rescale the target while the points are drawn. Maybe it could be a better solution.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Problem compiling kstars (cmake): missing dependencies ?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Oups I missed it.

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Patrick created a new topic ' Problem compiling kstars (cmake): missing dependencies ?' in the forum. 1 week ago

I try to compile kstars from git. I met a problem with cmake:
Could not find a package configuration file provided by "ECM" (requested
version 1.7.0) with any of the following names:

ECMConfig.cmake
ecm-config.cmake

Add the installation prefix of "ECM" to CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH or set "ECM_DIR"
to a directory containing one of the above files. If "ECM" provides a
separate development package or SDK, be sure it has been installed.

I don't know what is missing nor what to do. I have installed all ecm packages (sudo apt install ecm). Can you give me a help ?
Thanks

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Exciting new tool in Ekos for Mount Modelling' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hello Robert,
I assume that it is not your tool that is to incriminate. Maybe I would have to open a new thread for this topic.
For the test I evoke I just used simulators. And all looks fine, I have the good focal and aperture.
But for this object HD198149 the solver never converge and doesn't move the simulator mount. The object is 61° DE which is far from the North Pole.
I tried to do the same for Alderamin in Cepheus and the result was identical.
I have set the telescope focal and aperture to receptively 777 and 111mm. The camera simulator is 1280x960 pixels of 3,75µm. And all the index files covering the computed field (41.3' x 30.9') are presents (index-4208.fits 2Mass and index-4108.fits Tycho2).

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Exciting new tool in Ekos for Mount Modelling' in the forum. 1 week ago

This morning I tested the astrometry function with simulators.
I tracked the HD198149 star and try to solve field. The process doesn't converge to a solution. Is it because of the simulators or the process itself ?
I have to mention that I had, sometimes, same behaviors in real situation in some regions of the sky.

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Patrick created a new topic ' Astrometry index file list too long' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I just opened the options in the astrometry tab to take a look to the index files present on my computer. The list is so long that the windows bottom buttons are outside the screen and unreachable. Would it be possible to have a lateral slider and decrease the window size to be able to browse the list and have the buttons reachable ?

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Exciting new tool in Ekos for Mount Modelling' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hello,
This is a nice improvement of the astrometry tool.
Would it be possible to have an explanation about it by the creator ?
Clear skies
Patrick

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Patrick replied to the topic 'KStars not starting up after indi update!' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I guess this will be the same for all INDI clients.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'KStars not starting up after indi update!' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I made a "git pull" of INDI this morning (no update), compiled and installed. indiserver -version gives 1.4.1 as version number.

Tested PHD2 that failed:

phd2: error while loading shared libraries: libindi.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I am on Ubuntu-mate 16.04.1LTS.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'KStars not starting up after indi update!' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Well, looks weird, we have lost interoperability between indi and several clients with the 1.4.0. I have tested phd2 which crash at start. So is the idea is to get back to the previous version ?
Is it normal ?

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Patrick replied to the topic 'KStars not starting up after indi update!' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hello all,
As I wanted to explore the way to create a python indi client I fell on the same problem. There is no more libindi.so.1 that exists in previous versions. I git pulled the las version of INDI compiled it, installed it and ... I did get any libindi.so.1.
Did I missed something ?

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Ekos Polar Alignment Assistant (Beta) is here!' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

A silly idea.
I wonder if it could be possible to have a blind polar alignment using sound.
Let me explain. If I have no screen near the mount, situation that could happen when in remote.
After running the AP till the end, I move to the mount,
To perform the correction, without screen, I listen to the sound given by a speaker plugged in the Pi, if I I walk away the target the speaker gives beeps which frequency decrease with increasing distance to the target, on the other hand beeps frequency increase when approaching the target and the sound get uninterrupted when the target is within an acceptable distance.

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