Stephen replied to the topic 'Ekos, INDI, SkySafari, and NexStar' in the forum. 11 hours 40 minutes ago

You have the rules right:

2 a.m. on the Second Sunday in March to
2 a.m. on the First Sunday of November.

I thought I read in the DST rule first sun in April for US.

Of course I also have a typo in the above as it was Mar 11/12 that time changed.

I will check again.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Ekos, INDI, SkySafari, and NexStar' in the forum. 12 hours 35 minutes ago

That I think is it. The Geographic... settings for DST rules do not have one that matches what happened in Canada this year. In Canada we changed DST on March 18/19.

I will jig the settings to get it to match, as I cannot find one that does, by temporarily changing time zone.

Thank you.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Ekos, INDI, SkySafari, and NexStar' in the forum. 22 hours 32 minutes ago

Actually, thinking about it, I just did a quick test:

1. rebooted RPI3
2. Not connected to mount
3. connected to RPI3
4. update date: sudo ntpdate -v time.nrc.ca
5. date - displays current time
6. Kstars - displays time one hour in future

Ideas?

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Ekos, INDI, SkySafari, and NexStar' in the forum. 22 hours 37 minutes ago

The connections worked the other night.

Not sure if I ran into a related problem though.

Kstars is reporting a 1 hour time difference compared to the CGEM, and the RPI3 command line.

Specifically:

- CGEM is configured with Long/Lat, current 24h, zone, and DST for the current time
- RPI3 is booted and used to get time and location from device
- Command line - date - reports correct time
- viewing time on Kstars is one hour in future.

It is not clear if this is due to the TCP/IP connection to port. I doubt it though.

iOS/Mac devices though do not update Nexstar when connect. This problem was found earlier and fixed.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'ZWO CCD Config not saving' in the forum. 22 hours 42 minutes ago

Will it install via PPA update?

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Stephen created a new topic ' Possible flat calibration issue...' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi,

Is there a known issue with flat calibration and setting the time to infinity?

It is not clear why it happens.

Steps to recreate:

1. Set sub to Flat
2. Set ADU to 12000
3. Set exposure to 1 sec
3. Start capture

Some times the calibration works, sometimes now. Editing the exposure to reset the value and redoing until a value allows it to work, was the work around.

Once the sequence was created and saved, rerunning the sequence still resulted in 2 of the seven filters needing to have exposures played with.

Any ideas?

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Moonlight focuser and rotator - anyone using with RPI3' in the forum. 4 days ago

It is great to know the CRL works perfectly.

I am hoping Moonlight has away to make the Nightcrawler or its like to work with my EdgeHD 11. As I use the Celestron OAG it is a bit of a challenge with the back focus, so I may be using their CHL instead.

Is it reasonable to think the CHL/Nightcrawler would preform similarly with the CRL?

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Stephen replied to the topic 'twitter script...' in the forum. 5 days ago

KStar notifications, should they be present on the RPI3 ubuntu-mate install?

They are present on the Windows and Mac installs, and do not appear on the RPI3.

The RPI3 install was followed:
- sudo apt-get install indi-full
- sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding
- sudo apt-get install kstars-bleeding-dbg indi-dbg

Twitter via command line is working. Executing the scripts though is something just starting.

Thank you

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Stephen created a new topic ' Moonlight focuser and rotator - anyone using with RPI3' in the forum. 6 days ago

Does anyone use the Moonlight focuser and rotator with an RPI3?

I am considering getting a moonlight and focuses; however, if it does not work well with INDI on RPI3 I will hold off for now.

Thank you

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Help with solving' in the forum. 6 days ago

Ah, okay... I am running Kstars and Ekos on the RPI3. It seems to be working very well. I would like to point Ekos to a PC on my network to plate solve, to save time as the RPI3 is slower, and have not found the right way to do this yet.

Then a browser is used to to access can Kstars/Ekos on the RPI3, as well as PHD2.

This allows me to use any PC, my iPad and iPhone to check and monitor.

Additionally, with the resent correction for CGEM, when not imaging I am using Skysafari to on iPhone, iPad or Mac to slew the telescope and then capture previews to see check potential objects to capture.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Help with solving' in the forum. 6 days ago

@rockstarbill How did you set this up on your desktop and point RPI3 to it? I looked into this a few times and could not get it to work, so the RPI3 was being used directly.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Help with solving' in the forum. 6 days ago

Ekos can solve really quick and took some practise. So things to check:

- confirm the Mount RA in Kstar matches the actual Mount RA. Assuming they match check the setting Use Position RA
- Reduce the number of indexes to match those recommended
- if using on a RPI3, ensure max_current is set to 1 in the /boot/config.txt
- if Astrometry is version 0.68+ then uncheck --no-fits2fits
- turn on verbose logging as already mentioned.
You can test the command Ekos uses on the command line itself. Copy the command and then paste it into a terminal window.

Then tweek the command on the command line until it actual solve the image.

Hope this can help.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Ekos, INDI, SkySafari, and NexStar' in the forum. 6 days ago

There may be an issue in the tracking.

Choosing track on, say M51, does put the telescope on M51. M51 would eventually move out of view which it did not do before.

I my have had time wrong between the CGEM and the RPI3, and need to test again tonight.

Otherwise, the switching between Skysafari and indi seemed to go fine.

Thank you

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Ekos, INDI, SkySafari, and NexStar' in the forum. 1 week ago

A quick test and thing seem really good:

- connected to ser2cat via indi
- disconnected
- connected via skysafari
- disconnected
- connected back with INDI

Question: once guiding and imaging, is it reasonable to disconnect and switch between indi and skysafari to check positioning as long as no slewing or such is done?

I will test some more tomorrow, and also see if I can connect both at same time.

Thank you very much the new function!

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Stephen created a new topic ' Focuser and rotator' in the forum. 1 week ago

Is there a focuser and rotator combination that works with INDI?

The Moonlight Nightcrawler looks interesting, and I noticed the moonlight focuser driver in the library.

What would be needed to support the rotator on RPI3?

Thank you

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Ekos, INDI, SkySafari, and NexStar' in the forum. 1 week ago

Tried the connection via tcp/ip to ser2net with the CGEM via the update tonight.

There is a connection. The RA/DEC cannot be retrieved and there is a park error.

Attached is the logs I could get. If there is a better way to provide the logs please let me know.

File Attachment:

File Name: log.zip
File Size: 10 KB
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also regarding , thing worked well with ASI cameras after tonights update - Thank you.

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Stephen created a new topic ' Mar 12 update crashes INDI ASI drivers' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Attached are the logs from the crashes:

File Attachment:

File Name: kstar_ekos_logs_2017-03-12.tar.gz
File Size: 2 KB


Mar 10 update works, but today's update did not work.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Ekos, INDI, SkySafari, and NexStar' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Great news! If you wish me to test let me know.

Having these two work together would be excellent and I will help where possible.

Thank you Jasem

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Ekos, INDI, SkySafari, and NexStar' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

SkySafari's Celestron CGEM driver.

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