Helge replied to the topic 'How to use smartphone GPS with INDI-GPSD' in the forum. 4 days ago

Dear Ilhoujin,

Thanks for sharing the instructions, it is working as described!

Now what I am wondering, the moment I can see the gps coordinates in Ekos, is there anything else to be done in KStars? I checked what is maintained in KStars for my location, and it deviates (see screenshot). Maybe it does not matter?

Best, Helge

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Radek Kaczorek thanked Helge in topic Re:Astroberry Server 5 days ago
Helge thanked Radek Kaczorek in topic Re:Astroberry Server 7 days ago
Helge replied to the topic 'Re:Astroberry Server' in the forum. 7 days ago

Dear Radek,

Many thanks for your reply!

Eventually I got the script starting via rc.local: what was missing - making the file executable (chmod +x)...

Best, Helge

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Helge replied to the topic 'Re:Astroberry Server' in the forum. 1 week ago

Dear Radek,

I was thinking about adding a button to reset or shutdown (depending on how many sec the button is pressed). Found a nice script ( www.holzkischtle.de/resources/shutdownscript/ ), - unfortunately the description is in German, but the code seems "international".

Now, the idea would be to execute the script upon startup, so the author suggests to add a line to the rc.local file. However, adding a line (sudo python /usr/local/bin/shutdown.py) prior to exit 0, does not seem to work. If I just start up the script (sudo python shutdown.py), it works fine.

My question is, does such a program create any conflicts with the astroberry server? If yes, is there an alternative you could recommend?

Thanks in advance, Helge

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Helge replied to the topic 'Astroberry initial release' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Yep, now it is starting up.

Thanks and good night!

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Helge replied to the topic 'Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Dear Jasem,

Wheather forcast is not very promising, so I was wondering if the debugging data captured in the screenshot already helps finding detecting root-cause?

Best, Helge

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Helge replied to the topic 'Astroberry initial release' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Dear Radek,

I tried like this (see upload) - but did not work. In the focuser module I could not edit the related field.

I also tried various permutations of rpifocser, but did not succeed. I reckon you meant something else...

Best, Helge

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Helge replied to the topic 'DIY focuser w/o Motor HAT or PiFace?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Fantastic, well done! - then current will presumably be lower than the 1.5A. Can you check what current is drawn?

I was also running a 5v stepper at 12v. Unless it is getting warm, should be ok - but I am not an electrician (=disclaimer).

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Helge replied to the topic 'DIY focuser w/o Motor HAT or PiFace?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Forgot to mention, there are loads of instructions on YouTube on how to convert the 28byj48 into a bipolar stepper - it is actually fairly easy to do.

Best, Helge

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Helge replied to the topic 'DIY focuser w/o Motor HAT or PiFace?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago
Helge replied to the topic 'DIY focuser w/o Motor HAT or PiFace?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Ok. But 1.5A exceeds the 1A the a4988 is designed for. In any case you would need to check the Vref pin - but pls check the pololu Instructions first...

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Helge replied to the topic 'DIY focuser w/o Motor HAT or PiFace?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Are you sure it is a 5v stepper, and not 12v?

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Helge replied to the topic 'Astroberry initial release' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Not sure if I really deserve any credits - really appreciate you are enabling people like myself to use all these great tools you and others were developing!

Now I was wondering about the following: I run KStars/Ekos on the laptop, using the astroberry / Raspberry to run the focuser-driver, connected via wlan. I guess I would start up the driver via ssh command. But on the windows-laptop, in Ekos profile editor, what do I need to chose for the focuser, since in KStars 2.8.2 the astroberry drivers would not be available / could not be selected in the drop-down menus.

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Helge replied to the topic 'Astroberry initial release' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Yes - mission accomplished. Now I can select astroberry focuser!!

Thank you so much for your patience,

Helge

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Helge replied to the topic 'FITS viewer opens each time PHD Guiding is taking a picture' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Dear Jasem,

...now I have implemented KSTARS 2.8.2. Sorry, I shoud have checked before.

The new "way in the Guide module" that you were adding - will that be available in a future KSTARS (e.g. 2.8.3) release or via updating of the indi library?

Thank you once again,

Helge

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Helge replied to the topic 'Astroberry initial release' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I am sure I will make it to the top of the craziest astroberry users! :-)

now, fatal error: RTIMULib.h => very clear, all I need to do is sudo apt-get install RTMULIb-dev

but:

astroberry@astroberry:~/astroberry-diy/build$ sudo apt-get install RTIMULib-dev
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package RTIMULib-dev

then I recalled that there is the requirement: * RTIMULib (for Astroberry AltIMU) available here github.com/RPi-Distro/RTIMULib

$ sudo wget github.com/RPi-Distro/RTIMULib
--2017-09-06 00:15:26-- github.com/RPi-Distro/RTIMULib
Resolving github.com (github.com)... 192.30.253.113, 192.30.253.112
Connecting to github.com (github.com)|192.30.253.113|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [text/html]
Saving to: ‘RTIMULib’

RTIMULib [ <=> ] 147.56K 316KB/s in 0.5s

2017-09-06 00:15:28 (316 KB/s) - ‘RTIMULib’ saved [151101]

astroberry@astroberry:/$ ls
bin dev home lost+found mnt proc RTIMULib sbin srv tmp var
boot etc lib media opt root run snap sys usr

now the file is in the directory, re-running sudo apt-get install RTIMULib did not score any results

what to do?

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