Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'Lakeside focuser' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

perhaps I should have said "flavours".... various Linux, Pi, in the VM platform, etc.

And does anyone provide a binary/package for Mac? I am just curious

Phil

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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'Lakeside focuser' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Jasem has merged my Lakeside focuser code into the main branch.... thanks Jasem....

Quick question.... when will the driver be available compiled for other platforms?

Thanks,

Phil

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Leigh Blake thanked Phil Shepherd in topic Lakeside focuser 2 weeks ago
Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'Lakeside focuser' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Leigh...

Sorry... I just saw this.... having had your email fwd from Peter @ Lakeside....

The Lakeside driver should now be merged by Jasem.... I have only had a quick go but my Lakeside is working with the integrated driver.....

HUGE thanks to Peter @ Lakeside for helping me with the control codes.... and to Jasem for tidying up the code for merge....

Phil

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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'Sharpsky Pro Focuser Driver' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi,

The last email I had from Dave said he was going to look at the Indi project if I could give him various links (which I did) - the final sentence was, "it's sad, but it just boils down to time... or the lack of it"

It sounds like he would like to get involved... but can't afford the time...

Phil

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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'Sharpsky Pro Focuser Driver' in the forum. 9 months ago

I got an email back from Dave.... I have asked, if he has some time as he does have a day job, to join the forum to potentially join in the discussions....

Phil

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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'Sharpsky Pro Focuser Driver' in the forum. 9 months ago

I'll let you know what happens... or maybe Dave will join the forum.... let's see....

Phil

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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'Sharpsky Pro Focuser Driver' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi,

I know, to email, the original designer of the Sharpsky focuser - Dave Trewren... I'll drop him an email to see if he can get interested...

Phil

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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'testing plate solve' in the forum. 9 months ago

Ron,
I have had strange timing results too.... but often, the solve would not complete quickly & so it hit the issue I have already described... I reported the issue to Jasem, who fixed it yesterday....

This is why I suggested that you were hitting the same issue.... I have no idea as to occasionally why the solve happened quickly, but 9 time out of 10 it failed.... not any more - I tested it 10 out of 10 times today....

Phil

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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic '[solved] : Load & Slew in Solver Control' in the forum. 9 months ago

Just tested the latest Windows kstars... threw me a bit for where to find the Astrometry settings now LOL...

Tested with the same files & works fine now, thanks....

Phil

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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'testing plate solve' in the forum. 9 months ago

The issue I found, Ron, is that Ekos' connector program tried 15 time, with a 2 second delay.... so it was reaching that "pid not found because it had decided that was enough...

I cloned the GIT kstars source & increased the delay to 10s, which meant it had 15 attempts at ten seconds now - that allowed my local version of astrometry.net (ansvr) to complete

It wasn't taking any notice of any other timeout values.... for e.g, my ansvr has a 480s timeout!

It might be some other issue you are having - I was merely suggesting I could try it if you like... (or if you have an Ubuntu setup, you can try it)

Phil

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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'testing plate solve' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi Ron

If it is am insufficient timeout issue as I have in the thread mentioned, then Jasem has increased it in the next build...

I am not sure if that means he will be making a new Windows version or it's updated in the main source branch...

If you can upload the JPEG here, I can try it with my modified source on Ubuntu if you like to see if it helps....

Regards,
Phil

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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'Load & Slew in Solver Control' in the forum. 9 months ago

Thank you, Jasem....

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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'Load & Slew in Solver Control' in the forum. 9 months ago

I had a play with an Ubuntu VM I have...

I found that changing the JOB_RETRY_DURATION in onlineastrometryparser.cpp from 2000ms to 10000ms seemed to do the trick... ultimately, I would suggest it would be best to have these as parametesr in the Ekos Astrometry options section...

Phil

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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'testing plate solve' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi Ron...

It is possible that you are encountering the same issue as me...

http://indilib.org/forum/ekos/1955-load-slew-in-solver-control.html

Jasem is looking into a possible increase in the timeout....

Phil

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Phil Shepherd replied to the topic 'Load & Slew in Solver Control' in the forum. 9 months ago

Certainly... here you go..

Phil

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Phil Shepherd created a new topic ' Load & Slew in Solver Control' in the forum. 9 months ago

I have been testing the load image & slew in the Solver Control, whilst utilising the ansvr locally installed solver...

- ansvr installed & working correctly (tested with PinPoint which also supports a local solver)
- the test FITS image has the correct header required

It seems as if Ekos just doesn't give it enough time to solve the image... if I dig out the logs from the Windows PC, it does show it completed successfully

I include 2 logs files :
- log_ansvr.txt : is the log file in the ansvr cygwin structure (C:\Users\Phil\AppData\Local\cygwin_ansvr\var\tmp\platesolve\000010 in my case)
- ekos_window.txt : the solve window output as seen in the Solver Control

So, in summary... ansvr does dolve the image, as per it's log file, but Ekos just doesn't seem to give it enough time

EDIT:
Every so often, it does solve... but it just seems random....
Also, note, it solves EVERY time via nova.astrometry.net web interface AND via PinPoint (maybe takes about a minute or sp)

Phil

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Phil Shepherd created a new topic ' Utilise Pinpoint Astrometric Engine on client' in the forum. 9 months ago

I have been using PinPoint (& Visual Pinpoint) from DC-3 Dreams for some time now on Windows... it is a VERY fast solver... and using local catalog files (all the usual including UCAC4 now) can solve an image with rough RA/DEC in around 5 seconds! It does have the ability to all-sky solve using astrometry.net with the same sort of timing responses as Ekos...

PinPoint can be scripted with VB or similar to return various elements of a solved image given hint RA/Dec coords....

so, my request would be to be able to utilise a client local solver program, to be supplied with a fits (or maybe jpeg?) file, returning whatever required astrometry details.... (my example can echo the solve results to stdout, for e.g)

Phil

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