Stephen created a new topic ' Anyone know how to get Ekos using CloudMakers Astrometry' in the forum. yesterday

Anyone able to get the correct URL for Ekos to make use of Cloud Makers Astrometry for OS X?

www.cloudmakers.eu/astrometry/

It seems Ekos reports:
2017-04-21T17:36:20.423 - DEBG - Alignment: "Solver iteration #1"
2017-04-21T17:36:20.456 - DEBG - Alignment: "Error downloading mountain-lion.local:53695/api/login - server replied: Not Found"
2017-04-21T17:36:20.493 - WARN - Audio notification requested, but sound file from notifyrc file was not found, aborting audio notification

The URL that seems to be used by the submit button for CloudMakers Astrometry is /api/upload/

Ideas?

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Seeking tips for imaging with schedule and sequences for EFW' in the forum. 4 days ago

I do have logs :)

The whole log is attached. Please delete, or I can tomorrow.

This excerpt is an example of what was happening. I did not understand how to correct:

2017-04-16T01:54:48.595 - DEBG - Scheduler: Start
2017-04-16T01:54:48.702 - DEBG - Scheduler: "Astronomical twilight rise is at 01:48:00, set is at 16:15:00, and current time is 01:54:29"
2017-04-16T01:54:49.655 - DEBG - Scheduler: Checking Park Wait State...
2017-04-16T01:54:49.669 - DEBG - Scheduler: "M 63 observation job is estimated to take 05h 25m 40s to complete."
2017-04-16T01:54:49.672 - DEBG - Scheduler: "Dark sky score is -1000 for time Sun Apr 16 01:54:30 2017 GMT-0300"
2017-04-16T01:54:49.676 - DEBG - Scheduler: "M 63 Moon score 1 (separation 82.6948)."
2017-04-16T01:54:49.680 - DEBG - Scheduler: "M 63 is scheduled to start at Sun Apr 16 16:15:00 2017 GMT-0300 where its altitude is 18.1 degrees."
2017-04-16T01:54:49.683 - DEBG - Scheduler: "Scheduler is going into sleep mode..."

I was expecting the scheduler to just start immediately like it normally would.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Seeking tips for imaging with schedule and sequences for EFW' in the forum. 4 days ago

Which logfile is Ekos?

I believe I have all logs being captured now and the time is noted so it can be retrieved if I did it right.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'ASI 1600MMC freezes' in the forum. 5 days ago

In case it helps, the 1600 using 16 bit has worked fine on RPI3 using Ubuntu-Mate 16.04.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Seeking tips for imaging with schedule and sequences for EFW' in the forum. 5 days ago

I did try this. The scheduler would not work as reported a warning about the altitude of the object being too, went to sleep and scheduled it for the next night.

The Altitude check was off though, and the schedule was set to go ASAP.

I know I had an issue with the location, plate-solving was working and centring. It was just the schedule would not go.

Any ideas?

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Seeking tips for imaging with schedule and sequences for EFW' in the forum. 5 days ago

Yes.

An example would be setting up a sequence of LRGB filters for one exposure each and then repeat the sequence X times, or until something stopped it.

The goal is to get enough images with each filter in one night to do some stacking. Then to add to the stack as additional clear skies come along. The scheduler has worked well, until I encountered the scenario above. If there is another way to do though, please let me know.

If there were 3-4 clear nights in a row it would not be a concern, as I would just load up each night for one filter only. For months now is has been partial night every 1-2 weeks.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Seeking tips for imaging with schedule and sequences for EFW' in the forum. 5 days ago

Yes.

An example would be setting up a sequence of LRGB filters for one exposure each and then repeat the sequence X times, or until something stopped it.

The goal is to get enough images with each filter in one night to do some stacking. Then to add to the stack as additional clear skies come along. The scheduler has worked well, until I encountered the scenario above. If there is another way to do though, please let me know.

If there were 3-4 clear nights in a row it would not be a concern, as I would just load up each night for one filter only. For months now is has been partial night every 1-2 weeks.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Seeking tips for imaging with schedule and sequences for EFW' in the forum. 6 days ago

Jasem,

The repeat for sequence runs has been working great.

Is it possible to have this added on the CCD tab?

I am not always able to get the Scheduler to work. Align, tracking are working great now. Finding a guide star with the OAG often make the sequence fail.

When this happens the Mount tab works great to push the view slightly to find a star. Once found, with everything set, the scheduler needs to be edited so it does not track, align or guide. This past weekend, this would not work due to my faults during setup (accidentally had the RPI3 update Kstars location which just added to the issues).

If the CCD sequence could be triggered to run sequence, it would help greatly given the limited clear skies.

Thank you,
Stephen

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Stephen created a new topic ' How to add cooler temperature to file name' in the forum. 6 days ago

Hi,

Is there anyway to add the CCD_TEMP indi property into the file name when setting up a CCD sequence?

Thank you

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Moonlight focuser and rotator - anyone using with RPI3' in the forum. 1 week ago

I hope have it in about four weeks, and will let you know as soon as that happens if no one has it before then.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'The new Ekos, some impressions, small issues and tips' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

This is great news!

I did not ask Ron about the INDI driver yet, as I am waiting for more info on a NightCrawler prototype that may work for my Celestron OAG and EdgeHD 11. The support Ron has given is amazing. Ron requested pictures of my setup to understand more about the back focus. With luck this new version will fit the back focus for this setup, and I eagerly await the results and will check back in 3 weeks when the prototype is expected.

Perhaps the INDI drivers can be done in 3 weeks :) If so my pocket book will definitely be lighter.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Random Thought about ASCOM & INDI' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

The goal is to use Skysafari to so the initial slewing when exploring and finding new object; basically, when not using the scheduler. For INDI it remains connected so when imaging without scheduler the RA/DEC is gather for the FITs. Then when using the scheduler, sky safari is not used, other than to check the coordinates.

I recently switched to nexbridge from ser2cat for the multi connect option, and I am testing the -m 2 option right now. Initial results seem to be that Skysafari will disconnect at times, and not reconnect unless I disconnect INDI first. INDI seems to loose the RA/DEC when this reconnect is attempted. I need to gather logs on this though, and hope to be able to do it this weekend, and post back to my other thread on the SkySafari/INDI connections. Right now using ser2cat it is possible to connect and disconnect both.

Currently, Skysafari does not use INDI. There is a thread on this forum about this; I have some hope it may happen. I reached out to Simulation Curriculum requesting they add INDI, and was told it is not being consider.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Random Thought about ASCOM & INDI' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Does INDIGO allow Skysafari and INDI to connect to the mount, say a CGEM, at the same time?

Not sure how I missed this thread. I just switched from ser2net to nexbridge to see if the connection performance is any better when using SkySafari and INDI on the RPI3. I do plan to install INDIGO and try it, as I am trying planetary imaging for the first time. RPI3 was used to capture my first SER file. The fps was low (about 7-9 fps), so I plan to use a windows PC to see if the fps can be increased, as I explore Jupiter. If the Windows PC ASCOM can connect to the INDIGO on the RPI3, and still allow Skysafari on iOS to also monitor the CGEM it would be sweet!

The RPI3 is almost completely controlled via web page (it is not pretty as I am not a web page designer), including initiating the dist-upgrade, monitoring RPI3 time vs mac/iOS time, and mounting of USB.

Controlling the gear via the RPI3, image capture and sequencing too, is really nice; as long as I do not accidentally power it all off LOL.

Cheers!

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Stephen replied to the topic 'ASI 120MC failes to expose' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

In case it helps, this has happened me as I use an ASI1600 and ASI224 for guiding. With ZWO in the CCD and Guider INDI setup in Ekos, the frames loop and do not download. To fix it, I leave ZWO in CCD only.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'PHD 2.6 and Ekos external dithering support' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Got it. Thank you.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'PHD 2.6 and Ekos external dithering support' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi,
Please confirm, is this the correct spot to get the INDI Web server update: github.com/knro/indiwebmanager

Or perhaps I misunderstood which GIT was fixed.

Thank you

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Stephen replied to the topic 'PHD 2.6 and Ekos external dithering support' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Does this drop down work when using INDI Web manager? I have not been able to get it to work.

Currently I need to use the INDI Web Manager, as local will not allow all my devices to connect.

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