Greg Beaton created a new topic ' 2.7.10 release for Mac?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Hi, I still don't see the latest release for the Mac . I've been checking this link: edu.kde.org/kstars/

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Solver fails consistently' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

looks like the build isn't ready for the Mac yet. :(

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Gphoto command structure, vs. the new Pentax pslr updates.' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I've tried porting pslr.c to the Mac but gave up because I didn't have the Pentax API.

Tested gphoto2 with the K5-II on a Mac but it seems the driver may be working but not recognizing the K5 so give an error, unsupported camera.

I just don't have the skills but I'll cheer you on and hope you can get Pentax support on gphoto2 working.

I know that the iAstrohub developers have Pentax support working on a linux OS. You might want to contact them for help.

Good luck!

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Solver fails consistently' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

knro wrote: The problem is now resolved in KStars GIT.


Great news!

I eagerly await the next release - thanks!

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Dark frames suddenly missing' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

theres also a rather narrow valid temperature range. I set mine to 5 deg (max available)

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Dark frames suddenly missing' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I just discovered this setting last night... Ekos/options/Ekos/Dark Library/Dark Validity - default is 30 days.

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Use of PENTAX K-5 with KStars and EKOS' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Yup, thats what I did. I tried to post the homebrew log but too many links. So the logs above are after updating libgphoto2 with homebrew.

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'KStars 2.7.9 is released!' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Question! Has the polar align solver been updated from 2.7.8? It was always timing out

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Use of PENTAX K-5 with KStars and EKOS' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I only know how to install libgphoto2 with homebrew so I doubt your PPA was installed. How do I target it with Home-brew?

This is the kstars log - same before and after unmounting the camera:

2017-07-08T12:19:25: Can not open camera: Power OK? If camera is auto-mounted as external disk storage, please unmount it and disable auto-mount.
2017-07-08T12:19:25: Camera open error (-105): Unknown model

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'KStars 2.7.9 is released!' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Yup, seems to be working now. Thank you!

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'KStars 2.7.9 is released!' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

crashes immediately on the MacOS sierra 10.12.5, Indi CCD sim driver, Indi EQMOD driver both crashed. Failed to connect to local port. a brief message looked like it was asking to allow incoming traffic so I turned off the firewall and it still failed as above. Going back to 2.7.8.

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Use of PENTAX K-5 with KStars and EKOS' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Actually I tried libgphoto2 about a month or so ago and it would not work on the mac.

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Use of PENTAX K-5 with KStars and EKOS' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

The guys who developed iAstroHub support Pentax on the Raspberry Pi 3, running linux and INDI. Is there any way it can be ported to Kstars? Pentax is a great camera for AP. Can you guys on Kstars work with the iAstroHub guys on this?

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Greg Beaton created a new topic ' Aborting guiding causes loss of control of mount' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Guiding was aborted due to loss of star - clouds. Then I couldn't slew the mount - the main tab showed the mount to be slewing but it appeared stopped. I manually re-started guiding and stopped. Then the mount showed to be in idle and I was able to slew and track again.

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'internal guider not working.' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

The calibration didn't work again and I found that the mount was not tracking. With tracking on, the calibration worked and guiding worked.

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Greg Beaton replied to the topic 'Solver fails consistently' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Whoa!!! Offline solver only took 4 seconds!!!:

2017-07-06T23:16:23 Solution coordinates: RA (15h 14m 39s) DEC (-7° 35' 44") Telescope Coordinates: RA (15h 17m 57s) DEC (-9° 26' 42")
2017-07-06T23:16:23 Solver completed in 4 seconds.
2017-07-06T23:16:19 Starting solver...
2017-07-06T23:16:19 Index file index-4204 is missing. Astrometry.net would not be able to adequately solve plates until you install the missing index files. Download the index files from www.astrometry.net
2017-07-06T23:16:19 Image received.
2017-07-06T23:16:18 Capturing image...

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