Patrick created a new topic ' Problems with Apogee driver' in the forum. 3 days ago

First problem: can't qactivate logs
Second problem:
2018-09-15T08:50:54: [ERROR] StartExposure() failed. libapogee:/build/libapogee3-QRL7Lz/libapogee3-3.1+~201805251757~ubuntu16.04.1/libapogee/Alta.cpp(278):Invalid image status, 1, for starting an exposure:4.
Unable to take a picture.
Does somebody have tested the driver and found what parameters must be adjusted to make it work ?

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Autoguiding Star Adventurer |Ekos' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hello, I am in an observatory at 3000m height. I tried to connect a Star Adventurer on Indi/Ekos.
The connection on Ekos works fine (usig batteries). But I was unable to unpark the mount and have control on it with virtual paddle.
Is there any way to have full control on it and do autoguiding using Ekos ?
Thanx for your answers.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Taking time off' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

My thoughts are with you Jasem. I know how hard it is to lose dear friends. Take any time you need to recover from this sad event.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'manual rotation disapeared in the ekos polar alignment' in the forum. 1 month ago

hope the information is inside the joined files this time.

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Patrick replied to the topic '"load and slew" failed' in the forum. 1 month ago

I guess that the coordinates recorded in the fits image and the image used for astrometry are inconsistent and may produce those astrometry problems in some conditions. However what you mean with "flag in kstars" ?

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Patrick created a new topic ' "load and slew" failed' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hello,
Yesterday the night was clear, so this was my 4th night of imaging in a week.
As I was with some friends on the field doing shots and observing with our dobsons I did not try a complicated target.
So I imaged the double cluster of Perseus.
After polar alignment that was hard to do due to the problem I met with unsynchronised mount stop and capture I targeted to the bigger of the two clusters.
I shot an image and using the fitswiewer I clicked and moved the telescope to the middle of the two clusters.
For some unexpected reasons, the capture session stopped.
I decided to resume the session. So to clear the system, I stopped INDI and kstars and rerun them.
In between the target has moved. After and astrometry sync and pointing the telescope roughly to the place it was pointing previously I decided to make a load and slew to the target with a previous capture.
All the attempts failed. I decided to do it by myself entering the RA and Dec coordinates that I can find in the fit header.
I have done that with the virtual handpad. Follows a goto to the required place. To my surprise, on the map the telescope pointed close to the biggest cluster and not between the two ones.
I was thinking that it could be just a problem of display. I shot one image and... yes the telescope pointed in the wrong place.
I adjusted the place by iterating between captures and move of the scope to have an approximative equivalent framing as first session's part.
After a click and move on the fitsviewer, it looks like the new position is not written in the header of the image .
Joined the logs of the whole night.
Is it normal ?

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Patrick replied to the topic 'manual rotation disapeared in the ekos polar alignment' in the forum. 1 month ago

Here are the logs of my last night. I had some troubles at starting of the session: the telescopic leg of my tripod, the one which was pointing to the north has folded without I noticed it. I fixed it after noticing it. After that I have done some more polars alignments. Oddly, the polar alignment worked when rotating to west and failed when rotating to east. Always for the same reason the second rotation begins before the capture ended.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Installing INDI/KSTARS-EKOS on a NanoPC-T4' in the forum. 1 month ago

Have you tested x11vnc which is the simplest way to access your SBC ?
Are you familiar with shell script ?
I might provide you some shell scripts that might help you to install x11vnc so it could start at boot.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'manual rotation disapeared in the ekos polar alignment' in the forum. 1 month ago

O I was sure to have checked it. Maybe the restart of kstars I have done erased the choices.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'manual rotation disapeared in the ekos polar alignment' in the forum. 1 month ago

Here are the logs of the last night for the ieq mount and qhy camera and kstars.
Hope you will find, Jasem, what the problem is in those logs.
Best regards

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Patrick replied to the topic 'manual rotation disapeared in the ekos polar alignment' in the forum. 1 month ago

The capture start with the rotation, not in the middle.
I mentioned that when I choose west rotation second capture start same time as the first rotation. When east is chosen capture start same time as the third rotation.
I will record logs tonight.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'manual rotation disapeared in the ekos polar alignment' in the forum. 1 month ago

I use an ioptron cem60 mount. After the first capture the following one start before the mount stop.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Installing INDI/KSTARS-EKOS on a NanoPC-T4' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hello PK
You might survey the versions of armbian that works really fine on Rockship platforms as the Tinkerboard. There is no version available today but the nanp PC is a recent. SBC. I guess the specific version will come very soon.

www.armbian.com

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Patrick created a new topic ' manual rotation disapeared in the ekos polar alignment' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hello,
I get great troubles with the automatic ekos polar alignment. As the end of the mount movement seems not to be well detected the capture of a next image start before the mount stop. Which product unexpected results on the polar alignment.
Before we could switch to the manual mode to have a complete control on the process. Unfortunately this option disappeared in V2.9.7.
Is there an option hidden somewhere to get it back ?

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Patrick created a new topic ' weird behavior on AZ-EQ5' in the forum. 2 months ago

A friend of mine is using ekos on SBC arm device.
He switches his system from an AZ-EQ6 mount which is in his fixed setup to an AZ-EQ5 which is his nomad setup.
When going from AZ-EQ6 to AZ-EQ5 he experiment a weird behaviour of the AZ-EQ5.
First when starting Ejos and connecting the mount, this one point to a target under horizon.
Has nothing looks to work he then point on the map the telescope toward the north pole.
After doing that it moves by hand the mount to the pole.
Then he make an Ekos polar alignment without any problem.
Clean all sync.
And moves the scope to a target on the map. This doesn't work, the mount moves and point far away from the expected target.
And finally, none of the astrometry works to precise the location where the scope point.

This behavior is not systematic but occurs quite often when switching from AZ_EQ6 to AZ-EQ5.
Might it be some informations relatives to the mount that are recorded in the driver configuration that can produce such behavior ?

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Problems with AZ-EQ5 that is lost in the sky.' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi Jasem, I will try to convince my friend to do new tests. We have done all them yesterday using teamviewer from my home to his home 50km away, where the setup was installed.
So it is not easy to redo but not impossible.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Announcing Ekos Live' in the forum. 3 months ago

It took a look on the fpack utility. It is very effricient on fits files. Reducing the size to half "in a trice" with the Hcompress algorithm on the images I tested.

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Patrick replied to the topic 'Announcing Ekos Live' in the forum. 3 months ago

Option 1 : is an interesting idea, but I agree with the fact that you can saturate quickly the quota of storage allowed.
Option 2 : Personally I don't see any interest in this option.

Might it exists a non destructive compression for raw or fits files. that might give a better interest to option 1 ?

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