Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment with a restricted view' in the forum. 1 month ago

I have a similar issue at one of my observation sites where i cannot see the South Celestial Pole (SCP) region (too many trees in the way).

Before i started using kstars, I was doing a drift align using phd2. Does the ekos polar align tool work if you cannot see the pole? Can you just slew to an area that is in view and use the polar alignment method in kstars? O do you have to be very close to the pole?

regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'INDI ASCOM DIY Arduino Focuser' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi Rob, i built the exact same focuser for my mobile imaging rig.

I built the full version of the focuser with BT support. I installed the 1.70 version of the Arduino software and it connects perfectly via BT and via USB to my Asus tinker board via the Moonlite protocol.

regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'My INDI session of last night' in the forum. 2 months ago

And a big thank you from me as well. I have had similar success with my kit. Here is my setup and progression with the kstars project and some images taken.

plus.google.com/u/0/collection/k425IE

plus.google.com/u/0/collection/kkCCFB

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Petar Milevski created a new topic ' input new camera resolution' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi all, i am having an issue with resetting my gphoto setting in ekos.

I have upgraded from a canon 1100d which has a resolution of 4272x2848 to canon 550d which has a resolution of 5184x3456.

In the indi control panel i have updated the image resolution settings (from 4272x2848 to 5184x3456), but the information does not come across to ekos where in the capture module. It keeps the old resolution (4272x2848) when i image in FITS format. If i image using the Native (or cr2 raw format), the updated resolution (5184x3456) is used.

Can anyone explain how i can fix this issue.

regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Internal Guider not calibrating' in the forum. 3 months ago

Cool, so if there is a fix for BT latency issues and its in GIT (i assume for more testing), how soon will EQMod update be in the stable release?

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Internal Guider not calibrating' in the forum. 3 months ago

I should use my glasses, I didn't even see the button, cool thank you

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Internal Guider not calibrating' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi all i noticed exactly the same thing over the weekend. Bluetooth works great inside my house with just the mount connected. Once i attached bluetooth moonlite focuser it starts to play up. Add guiding to the mix and forget about it, it falls over within a minute. It seems like there is just way too much data being transfered and bluetooth is just not up to the task. After changing to eqmod USB cabled connection the thing ran all night, no issues with pulse guiding (no ST4 cable).

One thing i did notice was internal guider worked flawlessly on my first target. After aligning on my second target and clicking on guide, the internal guider did not guide properly. I had to restart the computer to get the guider to recalibrate for successful guiding.

Is there is a way to just reset the internal guider calibration and have it recalibrate on a new star without having to restart everything?

regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'INDI and kstars running on Asus Tinker Board' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi Patrick, how are you going? I have a quick question about bluetooth on the Asus tinkerboard.

I have been using a BT moonlite focuser and BT EQMOD adatper on my tinkerboard and now all of a sudden i cannot connect or see any bluetooth devices. Bluetooth seems to be working on the tinkerboard, but i cant see or bind too any external bluetooth devices. Are you having a similar issue?

I have abandoned bluetooth now completely as it is so unreliable. USB cable connection is far better. I'm just curious if you have come across a similar issue.

I noticed this occurred about 2 weeks ago after i did a sudo apt-get update and upgrade to the tinkerboard OS (my install is exactly as yours on GIT). I even reinstalled everything as per GIT, but no bluetooth again.

regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Manual Focusing' in the forum. 4 months ago

Do you mean adding a tool which is something like this??

ideiki.com/astro/usersguide/bahtinov_aid.htm

I think that would be a great idea for people that dont have autofocusing.

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Petar Milevski created a new topic ' QHY-183 C & QHY-183 M support' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi all, Ive been looking at these new coldmos cameras from QHY.

Has anyone tried one and do they work with the current QHY indi driver.

Regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'How to make USB GPS receiver work for me' in the forum. 4 months ago

No worries. I understand now. Thanks for all your help.

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'How to make USB GPS receiver work for me' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi Kaczorek, yep i did all that, gpsmon in a terminal tells me the gps adapter is connect and working and acquiring gps data. But when i then run gpsd in kstars/ekos, it was not populating UTC, it was using the time from the asus tinker board.

So what i did was found a python script that automatically runs on boot up that takes the UTC time from the gps adapter and updates the tinker board's time. Now kstars has the correct time. Not an ideal fix, but it works.

regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'How to make USB GPS receiver work for me' in the forum. 4 months ago

Im still having issues connecting my ublock 7 USB GPS adapter.

I followed the install on the indi-GPS page. The device connects ok, when i run gpsmon in a terminal it produces the correct time, but when i run it in kstars with the Device Manager or in ekos, it doesnt populate the correct time. Coordinates are fine, just the UTC is incorrect. It is still using the time from when the tinkerboard was last updated using an Internet connection. See images below.

I have made sure that time and location are updated by GPS and mount on the INDI configuration page. See image.

Any suggestions???

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'How to make USB GPS receiver work for me' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi Kaczorek and Jasem, I have just updated kstars to the latest version as of yesterday (9 April 2018). I assume GPSD now automatically populates time and date as well as location.

No need to set DEVICES="/dev/YOUR_GPS_SERIAL_DEV" in /etc/default/gpsd file and restart gpsd service before using INDI GPSD device driver??

regards

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