Hi!

Yes, now it works nicely. Thanks!!

Magnus

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Hi!
Thanks for your reply! Does that mean you also run Ekos on an indoors computer? (as I understand Stellarmate, it can run Ekos as well)

In that setup, how do you manage meridian flips and scheduled imaging? For me it is critical to have PHD2 connected to Ekos for thos functions. All the rest, like drift alignment, setting guide parameter etc, I do directly in PHD2 via vnc.

But since Ekos cannot connect to PHD2 it is still only an idea...:)

Magnus

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Hi!

Maybe this is a dumb question. But anyway. My setup: I have a R-Pi by the mount, runing Indiserver. I have a laptop indoors, running Kstars and Ekos. And PHD2. Now I want to run PHD2 on the R-Pi instead, to remove delays from download of images. So I've installed a VNC server and PHD2 and it all seems to run. But I cannot connect to this PHD2 from EKOS.

I set the ip adress in the Equipment profile, to the same IP as the indiserver. And I leave the deafult port there (for the PHD2 server)- same as it runs on on my indoors laptop.

But when connecting all I get is connection failure ("make sure PHD2 is running" etc).

What am I missing? I have no firewalls configured here.

Best,

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' Cannot enable Indi debug option with Canon EOS 1000D' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi!
I've just become an owner of a Canon EOS 1000D, and am trying it for the first time with Ekos. I seems to work find, but when I enable the Debug option in Indi, it immediately switches back to Disabled. What is happening here?

Also: Bits per pixel is automatically updated to 16 when I take a picture However, the historgram in the image seems to have about 4000 as maximum value. Should it not be far higher, if bits per pixel was 16? And: according to documenation it is 12, not 16. And I cannot change it. Typing in the value 12 (beside all the other values there), and clicking Set doesn't work - nothing happens.

So a few strange things. Most basic perhaps the inability to turn on Debug mode. What should I do?

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Kstars frozen - help interpreting logs' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi!

Thanks So I'm going to test some things tonight. Strange, though, with that restart... I was asleep.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' Kstars frozen - help interpreting logs' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi!

Last night I used the scheduler to image the whole night. When I woke up this morning, Kstars was frozen and had not parked the mount. Kstars run om Lubuntu 17.04 in a virtual machine on win 10. It normally works flawlessly. Indi run on a Raspberry 3 by the scope, connected via Ethernet so cabled connections all the way.

Looking at the logs, I find a log created yesterday night, and then a new log started this morning - as if Kstars restarted? I'm not good at reading these logs, so if anyone can help me interpret why there is a new log created this morning, and what happened in the end, when it froze, I'd be very grateful. Unfortumately, I did not have debug switched on.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' Focus module settings not saved?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi!

I have a small but quite irritating issue: THe default exposure time in my focus module is set to 0.5 secs, and this is too short for my camera. And I seem not to be able to change it. I use a moonlite-driver for a home made arduino-focuser, and the camera is DSLR, Canon 350D. I try to set the exposure time to 2 secs, then save the settings in Indi module, but on next start, it is 0.5 secs again. I guess I am missing something obvious. How do I change it?

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' CF card fills up on Canon 350D?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi!

Lately, I've repeatedly run into a new issue with my Canon 350D. Capture fails, and the camera says "Full CF-card". Camera says this on the back LCD - not through Ekos. What is strange is that this is new behavior - there was nothing like this a few months ago. Since a typical imaging session might mean hundreds of frames (alingn, focus, capture), I need to clean the CF-card at least for every session... and it might cause failures during long nights.

I tried running without CF-card, using the "function without card" in the menu system, but that did not work - no captures produced at all, just errors when trying to capture.

Anyone recognizes this or has any idea on what to check or try? No logs attached, since I don't know what to show in the logs.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic Connecting to PHD2? 3 months ago
Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' Connecting to PHD2?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi!

Beginning the season again, I did an upgrade of my system (first since May) and now I cannot find where I connect the guide module to PHD2... Before, it was done in Options - Guding options. But now I cannot find it there. What am I missing?

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Do it yourself focuser: which one?' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi!

I use the same - the Arduino ASCOM Focuser Pro DIY, version 1 (the one working with INDI). THere has been som issues with the code, and Robert actually adviced me to use an older version of the Arduino software to compile the code. Ask him directly (via the forum or direct email) - he's very keen on assisting, in my experience!
I'm actually building my second of the same model right now, to a second scope.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Alignment mystery' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi!

The fits image:
www.dropbox.com/sh/fs744ujp8oed79d/AACfn...E98N8km8Tv2dUBa?dl=0

Yes, LX200Gemini driver.

And yes, the "slew complete" settings are at play here. Based on your advice two days ago, I set it to 11, and that worked nicely. Howevr, yesterday, imaging M81, it didn't work. I had to increase it to 20 or even more to be able to complete a slew. I don't have the logfile, though.

(I hope the driver information answers your question about the command set?)

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Alignment mystery' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi!

Good to hear that it is not just me...:) So how do you cope with it? My main problem with it is that it is that I cannot depend on the scheduler to slew to a specific object and center on it. This situation demands manual intervention...right?

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' Alignment mystery' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi!

Tonight, I hade a strange problem with the alignment module - first time ever. I was trying to center M81, and repeatedy ordered the mount to slew to it, and the capture, solve and slew to target. However, repeatedy it ended with M81 low in the field. I tried using WCS, clicking on the galaxy core, saying yes to slewing to those coordinates. And still, M81 in the lower part of the image. Finally, I manually, with the handcontrol of the mount, centred M81. And then, doing a capture and sync, and the click on "Show objects in image" I get the green square indicating M81. In the lower part of the image, NOT where it actually is. See attached screendump. Any ideas as to what is going on here? Any settings beeing off, or what might this be?

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Meridian flip still working for people?' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi!

I'm not sure whether I am connecting to the topic or not - I have a Losmandy G-11, so no EQMOD here. But I have problems with meridian flip.

My situation: I've set the safety limit to 5 degrees past the meridian. According to the people who know more about this mount than me, issuing a Goto within 2.5 degrees of the safety limit should cause the mount to flip. According to my manual tests - using the handcontrol, not Ekos - this seems to be correct.

Now I tested this bu trackng a star across the meridian, with 60 sec exposures. I've set the HA to 02, so as to make it happen within the zone of between 2.5 and 5 degrees past the meridian. It tracks, approaches the limits, and then, at 185 degrees, it seems to issue a meridian flip command - according to the capture model. However, I cannot see anything in the Indi panel for the mount. Issuing a manual Goto (with the Handcontrol, not Ekos) to the star it is already pointing to, initiates a Meridian flip.

It seems to me that no Goto command was issued - or what is happening here? Log files attached - Kstars log, mount log, and CCD log.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic Slew not finishin 8 months ago
Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' Slew not finishin' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi!

This is something of a return issue - I've had something similar a few months ago. What happens is that I slew to a target, but there seems to be no "slew finshed" signal. THis means I cannot capture, and the align process waits forever. In reality, the slew is completed long ago, but Ekos keeps waiting. It's a Losmandy G-11, Gemini 1. Any idea what is going on here? Mount log attached.

Magnus

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