Patrick replied to the topic 'Summary of a night session' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hello Jasem,
I guess this is what is done in PHD2. would it be linked to backlash ?

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Jasem Mutlaq thanked Patrick in topic Summary of a night session 3 weeks ago
Patrick created a new topic ' Summary of a night session' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I want to make a summary of my last night.
After waiting a long time for a driver for my QHY165C all my setup yesterday was completely functional.
Despite a very average sky quality I decided to point 3 targets: M13, M31 and M33.
After a quick polar align with the polar finder I started the setup. I set the cooling to -5C for the QHY165C after having get one exposure. Necessary condition to make the cooler works. I set the Gain to 1500 and offset to 256.
Despite some small malfunctions at start (crash of camera drivers) all went to works fine.
I targeted Mizar to make a first sync. Astrometry worked perfectly. Focused on Mizar, all worked fine. Control with Bahtinov mask confirmed the good focus.
Then targeted M13 (west) with another astrometry the object was in the field center.
I did the AZ-EQ6 calibration without any problems then started autoguiding.
I took 30 exposures of 120s.
I changed the target to M31 (east). As previously all worked well until I wanted to execute the mount calibration that always failed.
Never mind, goto M33. Same result, calibration failed. Sometimes on RA drifting froward after reaching the max number of iterations or on DEC drifting reverse on not enough drift. And nothing to do. I don't know if some experienced such problem. If yes, does they have solutions ?
Never mind I continue without autoguiding with shortest but more exposures for not too loose time.
That was a good test despite some little problems and one that I have not been able to solve: the mount calibration.
Mount has been revised. I did accurate balance of the setup. It worked fine when targeting west. I don't really know what is wrong.
Patrick

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Patrick replied to the topic 'KStars 2.8.1 "Hipster" release is out!' in the forum. 2 months ago

Just updated to 2.8.1 and exploring menus for news in Kstars I browsed the settings. Trying to use the Geographic turned in a crash without nothing in log about it.
There is still an issue with the options in the Alignment panel in which under insufficient resolution the buttons to Cancel or Accept options are unreachable. A slider on the right and a more appropriate dimension, compatible with limited resolutions, would be nice.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 3 months ago

I tested it from command line and from Kstars without success.

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Patrick thanked Ilia in topic Inova CCD 3 months ago
Patrick replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 3 months ago

I do not have the camera at my disposal.
Maybe I can test the camera on next Thursday. I will get the log from indiserver.
Regards

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 3 months ago

I re-up this topic. I have tried yesterday to drive a setup including an Inova CCD using the drivers provided by M42.
Unfortunately none worked on Ubuntu 16.04 PC nor on Arm device under Ubuntu 16.04.
Does anybody succeeded using those drivers ?
Otherwise, a SDK looks to be available. Unfortunately I am not strong enough to develop a specific driver on this SDK (if it is available for Linux).
But I will ask to M42 if the SDK exists and may be available for Linux. Hope to be more lucky and have an answer from them.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hello petarm,
Yes I have updated the scripts in the github. I am pleased to know that you succeed installing all the app with them upon an ELAR system image.
I have done it two days ago but I give up with it because I can't change easily the owner name and home by script to customize it as f NAFABox. But if you don't mind about customizing user the scripts work too.
For the x11vnc, I choose to put a start script in the .config/autostart folder. I guess that for some reason the home structure differ lightly from xfce and lxde desktops and maybe that can be an explanation. At first I had created a service to run x11vnc at boot but get back to a simplest and more controllable solution.
There is a new image available. There is now a shortcut on the desktop that help to change language from English to French.
Regards

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Patrick replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hello Petarm
Thanks to your efforts. I guess the install issues come essentially from 2 sources: first, language which condition some install options; second, the original image Armbian or ELAR that might not have the same kernel nor same initial Desktop. I will try in next days to install a full english version using ELAR and Armbian image. Might be the reason of the BT dysfunctionning too. I am now testing the last compiled Armbian version which use the 4.12 kernel. I hope BT will work. If all looks good this could be in the next image. I plan to build 2 images one in french the other in english.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 3 months ago

Did you installed all with the sripts included in NAFABox config ?
And what about bluetooth. Did it worked just "out of the box" after installation ?

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Patrick replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 3 months ago

@Petarm
If you do installed the ELARSystem image the password is the one used to sudo commands.
Otherwise, just install the legacy armbian image : www.armbian.com/tinkerboard/
Git clone the scripts. Be aware that the first menu asks you if you want to continue the install in french.
I must admit that I didn't tested the install in english. I will test it tomorrow.
Good luck

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Patrick created a new topic ' USB_Focus' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello,
Does anybody has developped a USB_Focus logical controler on arduino ?
Thanks

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