Derek created a new topic ' Autofocus is not supported' in the forum. 2 days ago

Just upgraded kstars and indi in the observatory and had to re-compile some home made drivers.
All seems ok but my focuser no longer can auto focus.
Looking at my code now. Anyone any ideas?
github.com/dokeeffe/ip-focuser/blob/mast...ocuser/ipfocuser.cpp



Thanks in advance!! Sky is clear right now and trying to get up and running...
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'What type of science do you do with your instrument?' in the forum. 3 days ago

submit exoplanet data here -> var2.astro.cz/ETD/predictions.php
Its fairly advanced though. Much more difficult than most variable star photometry.

Another area in need of data from amateurs is astrometry of astroids. Although I have no idea where to get started.

Want to make a real big difference/discovery in science,,,, its not really feasible on your own. You need to join a team or a group/organisation.

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Derek replied to the topic 'What type of science do you do with your instrument?' in the forum. 3 days ago

I think its pretty exciting :-) Exoplanet data collection is exciting anyway, but challenging.

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Derek replied to the topic 'What type of science do you do with your instrument?' in the forum. 3 days ago

Photometry:
You can make a real contribution here. See aavso.org

I'm only getting started to be honest and have only submitted a handful of observations. I recently contributed some photometry to a campaign which was helping the a Chandra space telescope observation. There are other campaigns to help with HST observations etc. Or just general monitoring of stars that need data collected ( www.aavso.org/program-stars-need-observation )

Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'Auto-Slew To Bright Star For Autofocus Routine.' in the forum. 6 days ago

Same here with a 7nm HA filter. I just use a longer exposure, like 6 or 7 seconds or so, the ekos focuser has no problem.

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Derek replied to the topic 'EKOS scheduler feature request.' in the forum. 6 days ago

That was fast!!! Thanks!
Derek

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Derek created a new topic ' EKOS scheduler feature request.' in the forum. 7 days ago

A small feature to add to the backlog....

What:
As an observer with many targets, I would like the Ekos scheduler job name to be added to the fits header as the OBJECT.

Why:
I'm generating Ekos schedules from AAVSO's list of objects in need of observation. It would make the analysis of the data much easier if the fits files contained the name of the target. This is the name of the job in the Ekos schedule...

Example:
Below is a short snippet from a generated schedule. I would like the name 'SV Aur' to be in the fits header of the captured images. Maybe with a key of OBJECT if this is valid. See here for details of standard fits header keys diffractionlimited.com/help/maximdl/FITS...ader_Definitions.htm

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<SchedulerList version='1.2'>
    <Job>
        <Name>SV Aur</Name>
        <Priority>10</Priority>
        <Coordinates>
            <J2000RA>6.061161111111112</J2000RA>
            <J2000DE>46.43555555555555</J2000DE>
        </Coordinates>
        <Sequence>/home/dokeeffe/Dropbox/EkosSequences/photometry.esq</Sequence>
        <StartupCondition>
            <Condition>ASAP</Condition>
        </StartupCondition>
        <Constraints>
            <Constraint value='30'>MinimumAltitude</Constraint>
            <Constraint>EnforceWeather</Constraint>
            <Constraint>EnforceTwilight</Constraint>
        </Constraints>
        <CompletionCondition>
            <Condition>Sequence</Condition>
        </CompletionCondition>
        <Profile>Default</Profile>
        <Steps>
            <Step>Track</Step>
            <Step>Focus</Step>
            <Step>Align</Step>
            <Step>Guide</Step>
        </Steps>
    </Job>
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Derek replied to the topic 'Auto-Slew To Bright Star For Autofocus Routine.' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

What sort of telescope + filter + conditions is he using? I have a C11 at f6.3 and I've never needed to slew to a bright star to focus. My FOV is about 27x30arc min and Ekos aut-focus never has any problems finding a star with 2/3 sec exposures. I guess if your friend has a much narrower FOV and under light polluted conditions then it could be different.

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Derek created a new topic ' DEV question: Compiling custom drivers against INDI 1.4' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Sorry a CMake Noob question.....
Wondering if someone could help me please?
I'm trying to compile my custom driver which did compile fine about a month ago.
Now I get this error 'Could NOT find INDI (missing: INDI_LIBRARIES)'
See full output below.

-- The CXX compiler identification is GNU 5.4.0
-- The C compiler identification is GNU 5.4.0
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++ -- works
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info - done
-- Detecting CXX compile features
-- Detecting CXX compile features - done
-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/cc
-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/cc -- works
-- Detecting C compiler ABI info
-- Detecting C compiler ABI info - done
-- Detecting C compile features
-- Detecting C compile features - done
-- Could NOT find PkgConfig (missing:  PKG_CONFIG_EXECUTABLE) 
CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-3.5/Modules/FindPackageHandleStandardArgs.cmake:148 (message):
  Could NOT find INDI (missing: INDI_LIBRARIES)
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  /usr/share/cmake-3.5/Modules/FindPackageHandleStandardArgs.cmake:388 (_FPHSA_FAILURE_MESSAGE)
  cmake_modules/FindINDI.cmake:66 (find_package_handle_standard_args)
  CMakeLists.txt:12 (find_package)


-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also "/home/dokeeffe/code/github/auxremote/ext/indi-driver/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log".
make: *** No rule to make target 'install'.  Stop.

Here is the contents of my CmakeLists.txt
PROJECT(indi_auxremote CXX C)
cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.4.7)

include(GNUInstallDirs)

set(CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS "-std=c++0x ${CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS}")
set(CMAKE_MODULE_PATH "${CMAKE_CURRENT_SOURCE_DIR}/cmake_modules/")

set (VERSION_MAJOR 0)
set (VERSION_MINOR 2)

find_package(INDI REQUIRED)
find_package(Nova REQUIRED)
find_package(ZLIB REQUIRED)

include_directories(${CMAKE_CURRENT_BINARY_DIR})
include_directories(${CMAKE_CURRENT_SOURCE_DIR})
include_directories(${INDI_INCLUDE_DIR})
include_directories(${NOVA_INCLUDE_DIR})
include_directories( ${EV_INCLUDE_DIR})

################ AuxRemote ################
set(auxremote_SRCS
      ${CMAKE_CURRENT_SOURCE_DIR}/auxremotedriver.cpp
      ${CMAKE_CURRENT_SOURCE_DIR}/gason.cpp
   )

add_executable(indi_auxremote ${auxremote_SRCS})
target_link_libraries(indi_auxremote ${INDI_DRIVER_LIBRARIES} ${NOVA_LIBRARIES} curl)
install(TARGETS indi_auxremote RUNTIME DESTINATION bin )
install(FILES indi_auxremote.xml DESTINATION ${INDI_DATA_DIR})


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Derek replied to the topic 'Filter names getting lost in EKOS' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Thanks Peter,
Yes I installed 1.17 and the filter names are now staying. I havent tested under a clear sky though as its cloudy :-(

Thanks again
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'Filter names getting lost in EKOS' in the forum. 1 month ago

Great, thanks!.
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'Filter names getting lost in EKOS' in the forum. 1 month ago

Jasem, Sorry to bother you :-) were you able to contact Peter about this one? I tried the latest version of the Atik driver from his website but I still have the problem.
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'KStars won't start: failed to get the current screen resources' in the forum. 1 month ago

I have disabled booting of the GUI (X-server).
I think it wont work at all this way. You need a desktop env running. (AFAIK)

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Derek replied to the topic 'Filter names getting lost in EKOS' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks Jasem,

Peter, any plans to open-source those ones :-)

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