Helge replied to the topic 'Can anybody recommend USB GPS dongle for RPi/StellarMate?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Sure, I am also using the Pi I the field, squeezed everything into a small printed box, attached to the scope...

N.B. The shield delivers also the 3.3V for the gps module and connects to the RX / TX pins; it also hosts the driver for the focuser.

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Helge replied to the topic 'Can anybody recommend USB GPS dongle for RPi/StellarMate?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi Greg, obviously you are asking for an USB dongle, and I have no advise - but does it have to be usb ? I have very good experience with gps boards connected to the GPIOs, using the astroberry gps driver.

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Helge replied to the topic 'Cooling down the ccd with delay' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Good morning, the background of my post is that I have some problems with condensation (ASI071pro) and people in the ZWO user group suggested to spread the cooling-down over 10-20 minutes, also with references the large chip.

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Helge replied to the topic 'Can't get GPS dongle to work' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Greg,

Some time ago I had difficulties with my gps module, which was not an usb dongle. I received some hints in this forum which also may help you with the debugging, see thread:

indilib.org/forum/general/3068-astroberr...-breakout-board.html

Wish you good luck - weekend coming up, plenty of time for analysis! B)

Helge

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Helge created a new topic ' Cooling down the ccd with delay' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Jasem,

I have learnt during the past couple of days that I should not cool down the ccd cam in one go, instead should allow 10-20 minutes to reach the desired temperature. Could you think about a delay factor, to reach the target temperature over a period in time that can be freely chosen?

Best, Helge

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Helge replied to the topic 'ASI CCD AntiDew and Cooler Setting' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Dear Jasem,

great, that helps a lot! I checked the SDK file, for my previous ASI071 I can see a kind of value, different to zero. For the ASI071pro, the parameter is set to zero.

Could it be, that the parameter setting for the ASI071 still has an impact, i.e. could explain why the cooler is activated upon start? I have attached the xml.file.

Best, Helge

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Helge created a new topic ' ASI CCD AntiDew and Cooler Setting' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I am trying to deal with strange patterns when cooling down the CCD below zero. Not yet sure where it comes from, but when doing some testing, I came across two things;

- in one of the previous sessions, I set the temperature to -10 degrees. Now, whenever I restart EKOS, the CCD is cooled down to -10 degrees, even I did not set this as desired temperature in the new session. Would it be possible to reset the cooler target temperature upon restart?

- for the ASI071pro, the drivers allows (in the controls section) to set the "AntiDewHeater" to a value between zero and one (in 0.1 increments). Does this have an effect on the CCD cam? Not sure which value I should chose - one? I can see this entry in the log, when I changed the setting, but the initial value of "one" does not seem to have been communicated to the CCD,

ZWO CCD ASI071MC Pro : "[DEBUG] ISNewNumber->set ctrl 21: 0.50 "

File Attachment:

File Name: log_21-36-15_2018-07-03.zip
File Size: 50 KB


Is there any help available?

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Helge created a new topic ' ASI CCD cannot connect if EqMod driver not chosen' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

This evening, for testing purposes, I tried to connect only to the ASI CCD, and since not close to the mount, which I usually connect to via BT, I selected the Telescope Simulator. Following that, EKOS could no more connect to the ASI CCD. I eventually set up the mount, and then everything was fine. Apparently, there seems to be a sequence, following which first the mount needs to be connected, before connecting to the CCD.

I have attached a log file. The issue reported above is close to the end of the file, when I was reproducing the error after some other tests (will report in a seperate post).

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Helge replied to the topic 'My INDI session of last night' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Really great, was about writing something very similar. Last night, first time everything went according to plan, including polar alignment and the internal guider, via EqMod. Took an image with 5min exposure, just perfect tracking. So, BIG thanks also from my side to the developer team and all the support received over many months.

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Helge replied to the topic 'First proper full on Ekos session !!!' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I had a look at your settings for the solver. I noted that you set the accuracy to 999 - that seems a lot. Also, the binning is 1x1. I left the accuracy at 30 (think is the default value), and put the binnning to 4x4. Not sure if youn have seen that Jasem updated the tutorials on YouTube, which was helping me a lot.

I myself had last week the first reasonably successful session, where all functions properly worked, after a bit more than one year. I spent a lot of time with assembling the Pi, with the diy focuser and so on. :-)

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Helge replied to the topic 'Announcing Ekos Live' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Regarding use case for cloud storage: thought it could be great for group projects, where users like us agree on a target (e.g. a certain galaxy) and upload all images they have taken of that target. Maybe, leveraging also on all the metadata related to the file, all such images can be stakked. So we could efficiently generate images with long exposure times. I am not sure if technically that could work, and maybe it is not a new idea, so apologies in a advance if this is a dumb proposal...

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Helge replied to the topic 'Problems with AZ-EQ5 that is lost in the sky.' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi, it happens on occasion that my AZEQ5 moves to the opposite direction (like it was confusing east and west), and does no reach the target. In such instance I park the mount and clear the mount model and all alignments (solver) from that session (following advise I received in another thread).

I suspect the root cause (in my case) is to attempt running the solver when the scope is pointing to Polaris, or navigate the scope to Polaris (probably better to park the scope in order to reach Polaris).

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Helge replied to the topic 'Internal Guider not calibrating' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

As always, your diagnosis is spot on. It was still at 2000ms, going back to testing some weeks ago!

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Helge replied to the topic 'Internal Guider not calibrating' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

To add this question, how does the box size impact calibration and guiding. Should the box just encompass the guide star? Somewhere I read that a large box reduces the risk of losing the guide star.

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Helge replied to the topic 'Internal Guider not calibrating' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi everyone,

in the meantime, I got the calibration process completing and autoguiding is up and running. However, the RMS looks poor, around "10". Maybe this is due to mechanical reasons, the telescope has a high imbalance on the DEC axis, as the telescope is heavy on that side, where the ccd is attached (I need to resolve),

Something went wrong with the csv file creation, so I guess that may not help. Could someone kindly have a look at the log file, to see if there are any errors that could contribute to the high RMS?

(the guide cam is off axis, and I am guiding via the EqMod, not ST4)

Thanks a lot in advance, Helge

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