Tom created a new topic ' New guiding Algorithm - SEP ??' in the forum. 8 hours 6 minutes ago

Hi,

Anyone can roughly explain how this new guiding algorithm perform?

Regards,
Tom

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Tom thanked Eric in topic Re:Plate solving issue in EKOS 6 days ago
Tom replied to the topic 'Re:Plate solving issue in EKOS' in the forum. 6 days ago

Maybe One more solution to this.... Always build a mount model first before start everything. More accurate GOTO, better pointing accuracy. IMHO.

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Tom replied to the topic 'How to make USB GPS receiver work for me' in the forum. 7 days ago

knro wrote: I would suggest you wait a bit. Today I reworked the options for the time & location settings. Instead of 2 options now there are 3:
1. Source is KStars
2. Source is Mount
3. Source is GPS

Before, it used to be "Source is Device", but what happens when both your mount and your GPS send different information? It would be a race condition and whoever sends later wins. Now it's more clear cut. Also, another small issue was that when Ekos detected a GPS device, it automatically sets the source to GPS since it assumed since you're connecting with GPS device, you'd probably want to use it. Now I changed the behavior so that it asks you first how you want to proceed. Anything, these changes should be for 2.9.5 due sooner than expected.


Saw it and selected. Done! Thanks Jasem.

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Tom replied to the topic 'Pentax K-3II Bulb mode shutter not working properly' in the forum. 7 days ago

gbeaton wrote: I don't mean to start piling on with Pentax but I promote Kstars/StellarMate in the Pentax community and of course the first thing someone asked me was if it worked with K-3 and of course I had to say no :blush: While my K-5II was out being modified I tried a K-3II I just bought (to replace the K-5II for regular photography) and although it would trigger, it wouldn't keep the shutter open. I tried both bulb modes on the K-3 without success - I raised an issue with GPhoto2 developers but I haven't seen any movement on it. I'll give this another try but did anyone else have this problem or can they try it if they have a K-3?


When you look at PKtriggercord, Pentax K3/K3II is having no bulb issue.

pktriggercord.melda.info/

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Tom replied to the topic 'Pentax K-5 capture failed' in the forum. 1 week ago

gbeaton wrote: Yeah! Pentax has finally made the list!

That’s super cool because I just opted to modify my K-5II for full-spectrum rather than buy a CCD. Nice!


Yeah. You won't regret it.

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Tom replied to the topic 'Pentax K-5 capture failed' in the forum. 1 week ago

gbeaton wrote:

tmheroes wrote:

knro wrote: Debug logs are required when reporting issues. These things are quite complex as you can imagine, I cannot make an assessment (usually) alone from the description of the problem. I don't know why sometimes it returns the _last_ image. If anything in the logs looks funny when this happen, then this would be a place to start investigating. I'll see if there is a way to clear _everything_ whenever a capture is taken as well.


First of all, thanks Jasem. After upgraded to new version of kstars, I am now using the Pentax DSLR option but not the Gphoto CCD option. So, my question is do I need to switch back to gphoto CCD just to test out your small modification?

Regards,
Tom


Pentax DLSR option??? what's that?


In the latest 2.9.4, Pentax DSLR option already in the list. :)

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Tom replied to the topic 'INDI GPhoto Driver v2.0' in the forum. 1 week ago

Thank you, Jasem

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Tom thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic INDI GPhoto Driver v2.0 1 week ago
Tom replied to the topic 'Dark Frame acquire for guide cam.' in the forum. 1 week ago

But instead of so many .FITS file for dark frames maybe we can make it into one .FITS like what PHD2 does. But i also found out that the dark frames for guider always depends on temperature. If the guide cam temp changes, it will acquire another dark. At the end, I need to go and cover the guide CCD for the dark everytime temp changes?

Regards,
Tom

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Tom replied to the topic 'Regarding to nightly build PPA' in the forum. 1 week ago

knro wrote: I think it would just overwrite the packages.. now going back to the stable after nightly might problematic since the packages in stable are technically older since apt-get will not install them unless you explicitly purge all current drivers. Maybe something like this would work?

sudo apt-get purge libindi1 indi-*


I will try to use nightly build first since most issues are solved in nightly build.

Regards.
Tom

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Tom created a new topic ' Dark Frame acquire for guide cam.' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi Jasem,

Can we have something like PHD2 build dark library option?

Regards,
Tom



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Tom replied to the topic 'INDI GPhoto Driver v2.0' in the forum. 1 week ago

So, now my question is should I use Gphoto CCD to test or Pentax DSLR option to test?

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