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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Canon 6D not working now' in the forum. 4 months ago

Ok, I tried again tonight, with a different cable and it works!
I do not know if it was a bad cable, or that the other cable was simply not seated all the way.
I have not put the old cable back to verify that it was indeed a cable issue.

Peter

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Canon 6D not working now' in the forum. 4 months ago

Will do. I was will try changing cables first. I hope to fix this soon as I want to take my gear out on a 7 night safari in Uganda this weekend.

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Peter Kennett created a new topic ' Canon 6D not working now' in the forum. 4 months ago

First time using EKOS since the latest upgrade and now my Canon 6D will not work. I keep getting an INDI error that I need to set the mode to bulb. Which it is. I tried wiggling the knob, moving to Auto, manual and other settings and then back to bulb, but still no go. I turned off and on the camera, the Stellarmate, EKOs, and even pulled the battery and memory card. No effect. I still get the error message. But when I manually press the shutter it is certainly in bulb mode, and the 6D's display on the camera shows Bulb. Not sure what else I can try.

Peter

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget' in the forum. 4 months ago

Thanks Helge, but I need to operate this far from home in remote settings, by batteries. My backup would be to just connect everything directly via cables to the laptop.

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget' in the forum. 4 months ago

Understand that, but it happened as soon as I rebooted.
I tried again tonight and was not able to connect via wireless either through my network or the hotspot.
I then plugged in an ethernet cable into the Stellarmate to a router that had no power - and instantly the hotspot showed up.
That's the same symptoms I had two months ago.

Further: I tried to use VNC viewer on the Stellarmate Ap (on an iPad) and got the same error message again.
I deleted the ap, and retrieved another copy from the Apple Store with no change.
However I download VNC Viewer by itself (not in your Stellamate Ap package) from realVNC and it works.

I know there are several separate issues here, but together they make the user experience very frustrating.

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget' in the forum. 4 months ago

Well, that didn't help. I followed your video, everything responded just like yours, and after I typed reboot, the thing no longer connects to my network nor does it give up and create its own hotspot. :(
Completely bricked it.

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget' in the forum. 4 months ago

My Stellarmate works fine when connecting to it via VNC Viewer on my Mac. But when I use my iPad it now gives me this error (see below). It used to work, but not anymore. I have deleted the Stellarmate ap from the iPad, and re-downloaded it twice. No effect. I also downloaded the latest Stellarmate OS on the Pi, with no effect. Anyone have any new suggestions?



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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Problem with Canon 6D and EKOS image size settings?' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hmmmm.. I just noticed that when I launched KSTARS/EKOS on the Stellarmate, the problem was gone.
But when I run KStars on my Macbook, and connect to the INDI server on the Stellarmate via INDI Web manger, the problem returns.
So it seems to be an issue within the Stellarmate/EKOS running on my Macbook only, and not INDI.

Peter

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Peter Kennett created a new topic ' Problem with Canon 6D and EKOS image size settings?' in the forum. 5 months ago

I have ben trying to configure my Canon 6D within INDI and EKOS and seem to have a problem.
In INDI, I can set the correct image size for this camera which is 5472 x 3648.



But when I open up the CCD window in EKOS, I am only allowed an image of 3572 x 3648.


How do i set the correct image size within EKOS?

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Suggestion for EKOS Guider' in the forum. 5 months ago

OMG how did I miss that? :) Thanks Jasem!

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Anyone have any suggestions for this error?' in the forum. 5 months ago

One question please Jasem.. the fix you made was that to INDI or EKOS?
I used Stellarmate's updater to grab your update, but I was not watching which file was updated. Many were.
I now wish to update my Macbook's version too - and need to know where to get the new update. Thanks!

Peter

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Anyone have any suggestions for this error?' in the forum. 5 months ago

That solved this issue. Thanks!
I will take it out for a real-world test spin later this week.

Peter

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Peter Kennett created a new topic ' Suggestion for EKOS Guider' in the forum. 5 months ago

For a future build, would it be possible to add a delay option to the DITHERING feature? It would be nice to be able to add a slight delay after dithering for the guiding to settle back down after dithering and before the camera shutter opens again.

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Anyone have any suggestions for this error?' in the forum. 5 months ago

Try this one. Again, I did not have my cameras connected, so disregard those errors.

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Anyone have any suggestions for this error?' in the forum. 5 months ago

Odd. So I wonder what causes the "[ERROR] ONLY RECEIVED #18 BYTES, EXPECTED 7" message that keeps popping up every second.

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Peter Kennett created a new topic ' Newbie at Autoguiding wants to do better' in the forum. 5 months ago

Last night I had a break in the monsoon clouds in Uganda and set up my CEM25P mount as best as I could, given than I live at 0.3476° N latitude and couldn't see anything with 30 degrees of the Northern horizon anyway due to a hill behind the house. Anyway I used the iteration method of Polar alignment, and had a bit of trouble when my mount wouldn't drop lower than about 1 degree. I had to lower the legs to get down to 0.3.

Anyway, I have a Lodestar X2 guider attached to a 60mm x 240mm F/L guidescope. While taking some shots of M42 this is what my guide stats looked like.



Can someone explain which numbers on here tell me how far off my Polar Alignment was?

Thanks!

Peter

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Anyone have any suggestions for this error?' in the forum. 5 months ago

Bump. Only because the Starfi does connect, but also continues to spill an error message continuously every second or two after connecting.

Anyone have any ideas of what I can do to try and fix this? The logs are posted abovce.

Peter

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