Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Internal Guider not calibrating' in the forum. 4 weeks 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. 4 weeks 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. 4 weeks 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. 1 month 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. 2 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. 2 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. 2 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. 2 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. 2 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. 2 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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Have you considered using an Asus Tinkerboard for more power. I have been using one for a while now, setup is very easy if you use github.com/Patrick-81/NAFABox .

See here

www.indilib.org/forum/general/2393-indi-...us-tinker-board.html

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

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'ASI120MM, oh I hate to even ask.' in the forum. 3 months ago

Yep and as usual, only do this at your own risk. I cant give any guarantee that it will work for you.

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'ASI120MM, oh I hate to even ask.' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi i had the same issue with my zwo asi120mc usb2. You need to reflash the firmware for it to run properly under linux. after doing this ive had no issues.

see: bbs.astronomy-imaging-camera.com/viewtopic.php?t=7354&p=15551

regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Re:trouble with eqmod mount disconnecting' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi Jasem just to report back, last night was again a bit of a disaster. indi_eqmod_telescope performed ok with no disconnects this time, but the internal guider was not happy and my RPi3 indiserver lost wifi connection to my client straight after guiding stopped, which ultimately shut everything down. So i had to restart the rpi3 on numerous occasions.

As i said i would do, I logged everything, see attached files.

regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'trouble with eqmod mount disconnecting' in the forum. 3 months ago

hi krno, so I had some time to try the setup with my new clean power supply. The last time i powered up all my gear everything worked flawlessly and I suggested that all the issues were probably due to poor power supply. Unfortunately i dont think this is true.

Ill summaries the issues i encountered and ill attach all the log files.

So i have not updated my PC or RPi3 indiserver from the previous session when everything worked. My laptop (running ubuntu 16.04LTS) and RPi3 (running ubuntu mate 16.04LTS) dont see the internet at all and are purely dedicated to kstars/astro. I only update these devices when i see you have push updates and new features. I use the offline astrometry solver.

I just set up and started everything as i normally do.

The first issue i encountered was my Shoestring BT dongle would not bind to my laptop, wher ein the past it bound straight away. So I had to remove, re-pair and re-trust it again using blueman. And then it still would not bind. So i used bluetoothctl to pair and trust and it worked. Then when i tried to pair it with the blue-man applet it still would not bind. So i open a terminal and used the following: sudo rfcomm bind 0 XX:16:11:08:57:YY 1 to achieve a bluetooth bind. Finally everything connected ok.

I was able to slew to objects etc and the mount and all the other devices connected via rpi indiserver.

I then went to park the mount and it ended up slewing to China, not back to the South Celestial Pole from there it started. Once i unparked the mount it disconnected and threw the same tty cannot connect error i posted before and the bluetooth disconnected. So i had to shut everything down and start from scratch.

And the same thing as above happened again so i packed up to send this report.

anyway i hope the logs flag what the issue may be.

regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Connecting indi via Bluetooth to a compuer' in the forum. 3 months ago

So another thing i discovered over the last few days. Im running Ubuntu Mate 16.04LS on a Rpi3 with indiserver. I have all my equipment attached to this. My mount and focuser are connected via BT. To automatically bind the two devices on start up all i did was add the following above the exit 0 line in /etc/rc.local

sleep 20s ### you need to allow some time for the RPi3 to do its boot up thing before it will bind the BT devices. I have tried without this line and it doesn't work.
rfcomm bind 0 XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX 1 ### bind rfcomm0 with mac address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX on channel 1
rfcomm bind 1 YY:YY:YY:YY:YY:YY 1 ### bind rfcomm1 with mac address YY:YY:YY:YY:YY:YY on channel 1
exist 0
NOTE, you dont need the text beyond the ### above, i have just put that there with explanations. The hci part is NOT needed. It wont auto bind if you refer to hci0 after the bind command. Don't ask me why, cause i have no idea.

I hope this helps.

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'trouble with eqmod mount disconnecting' in the forum. 3 months ago

HI knro. Me too.

I have a funny feeling it's not software rather power supply. I ran off battery with no issues. Then I tried off mains power with one of my 12VDC 2A power supplies. Again no issue. Then I tried another mains power supply and the mount wouldn't connect with the same error.

I just completed a brand new power supply from a computer psu. This should give me the cleanest 12VDC @ 17A. So plenty to run everything cleanly.

If the weather is fine over the weekend I'll log everything from start to finish and send through all my logs if I have any problems with anything.

Will see what happens.

Keep up the awesome work.

Regards

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