Andrew replied to the topic 'Connecting indi via Bluetooth to a compuer' in the forum. 3 hours 23 minutes ago

My guess as to why it didn't work in rc.local is the absence of the trailing & character

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Andrew replied to the topic 'Connecting indi via Bluetooth to a compuer' in the forum. yesterday

Well I can't be sure if my problem was hardware or software because I rebuilt the device, and encountered frustrations.
I don't recall the full syntax reasoning if the 1. But the trailing & is required to allow the Pi to continue to complete the boot, because commands in rc.local are run at boot time and will hang on them while waiting.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'Connecting indi via Bluetooth to a compuer' in the forum. yesterday

The last time I tried my Bluetooth adapter was after I remade it. I encountered the bug and left it at that for the time being, assuming I made a mistake. But perhaps there is a bug?

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Andrew replied to the topic 'EKOS Scheduler - repeat all jobs possible ?' in the forum. 3 days ago

Just a thought. But one strategy/feature may be to create nested jobs? Such that the parent job is repeated under one set of completion conditions with the child jobs following independent conditions.
Advantages of this strategy would help organize large job lists, perhaps expanded to include mosaic jobs as childs of the parent job instead of many separate jobs.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'Stop exposure on Canon DSLR via Ekos' in the forum. 5 days ago

Will this abort exposure automatically? Say in the event of a sequence abort, such as from a guide failure. Or while disconnecting devices?

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Andrew replied to the topic 'daytime polar alignment method' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Clever.
On international astronomy day 2017 I setup with a group during the day for public outreach. To polar align I roughly aligned north with a known bearing. Then firing up my telescope control system I directed it to the sun (with proper filters). Naturally it was off, but it was close enough to show up on my sun finder, already this is usable for visual observation. Next I manually adjusted the Alt Az bolts to center the Sun first on the sun finder, then in the eyepiece. The end result was excellent alignment not requiring any adjustments over the course of several hours. Made interaction much easier at the public event.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'EQmod aborting' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

99% of the time it's the connection. The USB had me puzzled for a long time because it would disconnect when I slew, it looked like any number of possible issues, driver, power, connection. etc. Turned out it was how the USB fit, just a slight wiggle could break the connection.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'EQmod aborting' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

In my experience it's been one of two things.
1. Cable issue. Check both ends. I have found the USB end to be a failure point and needed to be pinched to make better contact.
2. Voltage drop off to the mount during slew. Make sure batteries are well charged, more likely to occur in the cold.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'EQMOD Mount Drift in Kstars?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Any news on the status of this bug? I am hesitant to update to Kstars 2.8.9 until it is.

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Andrew created a new topic ' Run Command in Notifications' in the forum. 1 month ago

I have been setting up a set of commands to run in the notification configuration. I found that % tags gets appended with the number 25. Every time I 'Ok' out or use 'Apply', an additional 25 is appended ultimately breaking the command.
Also the %a function for &(date) returns "kstars" rather than the abbreviated weekday name when used, weird.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'Connecting indi via Bluetooth to a compuer' in the forum. 1 month ago

I'm not sure. It should be available on rfcomm0

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Andrew replied to the topic 'Re:Are there situations where polar alignment does not work?' in the forum. 2 months ago

It is a good idea to clear the alignment model after the PA procedure because adjusting the ALT AZ bolts will invalidate the model.
That being said I think it is done automatically for you, but in not sure.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'Are there situations where polar alignment does not work?' in the forum. 2 months ago

I would check for and eliminate any sources of differential flexure. If for any reason as the mount rotates over something shifts, that will throw off the results. This may require beefing up your guide scope mounts. If for instance if it only has one ring with 3 points of contact, upgrade to 2 rings with 6 points of contact.

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Andrew replied to the topic 'Astroberry Focuser with Adafruit Motor HAT' in the forum. 3 months ago

berendj:
Place the executable in /usr/bin, not in /usr/local/bin

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