Derek replied to the topic 'First Night with EKOS - Comments and Questions' in the forum. 3 hours 56 minutes ago

Thats a very impressive image for your first run with a new system!!

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Derek replied to the topic 'Problem getting images from Atik 383L+ mono' in the forum. 1 week ago

This is strange, I have an Atik 383L+ mono and have never experienced this with INDI/EKOS.
What version of the driver from cloudmakers are you using? I'n using 1.22

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Derek replied to the topic 'SQM-LU driver' in the forum. 1 month ago

Yes it looks like it is. I asked Anthony from the company that makes them. The protocol is published openly. I'm thinking of getting one. If I do I'll submit a PR for the driver changes.
Derek

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Derek created a new topic ' SQM-LU driver' in the forum. 1 month ago

Does anyone know if there is a driver for the USB version of the SQM
www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_inf...nfo/p3793_Sky-qualit sery-meter--lens-version--with-USB-connectivity.html


I see there is a driver for the one with the ethernet link
www.indilib.org/devices/auxiliary/sky-quality-meter.html

If not, would anyone know about the serial protocol? I'm interested in getting one of these.
Thanks,
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'Linguider vs PHD2' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks, wow +- 0.5" is great. I sometimes have to deal with +-3.0"!!
Actually I've been using the build in guider not lin_guider. I thought it was the same thing.

Just installed PHD2 on my laptop and playing with EKOS simulators. It seems very easy to setup so I'll give it a shot in the observatory PC next clear night.

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Derek thanked Stephen in topic Linguider vs PHD2 1 month ago
Derek created a new topic ' Linguider vs PHD2' in the forum. 1 month ago

I'm using linguider with EKOS and it seems fine. I'm wondering if its worth installing PHD2. Do people get better results?
My mount is not 'fantastic' so anything I can do to improve my guiding I'm willing to try...

Thanks,
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'INDI Support for MQTT client/server comms' in the forum. 2 months ago

I have a similar use case. I'd like to switch off security camera IR lamps when the roof opens and back on when it closes. Currently I manually call a script to do it but it would be nice to be able to subscribe to events like this. There are other ways as a workaround. Its possible to write a new client that connects to the dome driver and this would get notified of events too.

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Derek replied to the topic 'INDI Support for MQTT client/server comms' in the forum. 2 months ago

I think this is a good idea. It would remove the need for polling too. For example, polling the weather driver every few seconds. It would be 'nicer' if the weather driver could send a message to signal an event. It would also enable other applications to subscribe to these events. Not just weather though. It applies to all the systems too.
If someone does add it, It would be nice if the message protocol was abstracted out. So that AMQP or others could also be supported :-)
Derek

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Derek created a new topic ' fli-usb crashing on bootup' in the forum. 2 months ago

I dont have an FLI usb camera so its no big deal. Just a minor annoyance.
I get this application crashed window every time I boot up my laptop.

Anyone have the same problem?

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Derek replied to the topic 'Kstars Say Sun is up in the middle of the night' in the forum. 2 months ago

Maybe location? If possible, could you post a screenshot?

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Derek replied to the topic 'Ekos scheduler and 'warm ccd' on shutdown' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thanks Peter,
I guess if its possible for ekos to 'un-set' the temperature as well as turning off the cooler then this may work.
For the time being I have a shell script to call indi_setprop to set the temp to 0 and wait 5min before it powers off everything. This script is called by ekos on shutdown and seems to work.
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'Any tips on how to automate?' in the forum. 3 months ago

I think if you have a really automated observatory, you should put more $$ in the pc's.

Yes I agree, I run indi + kstars on a full desktop PC in the observatory. It was a cheap desktop but much more powerful than an RPI. I dont leave it powered on though.
I still have an RPI as a jump-host which is powered on all the time. I can log in here and then do a 'wakeonlan' to power on the main PC. Then I use teamviewer to access the PC from my home 50km away.

RPI is cool and all,,, but I dont see the point of trying to run indi + kstars on one. If you have space and dont need to move equipment then just get a cheap desktop PC.

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