Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'SkySafari doesn't slew to the correct target' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

You can try this yourself using the Telescope Simulator : the scope goes always North of the target at a distance between 0.5-2 ° .
The Horizon Altitude in SkySafari has no effect on the bug.

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'SkySafari doesn't slew to the correct target' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Wolfi,
Your explanation might be part of the answer.
But it would not explain why the bug applies for targets which are just above my horizon (I'm living in France at 45°N) with a DEC around -43°

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'SkySafari doesn't slew to the correct target' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

The mount doesn't end up at the correct location and here is an experiment one can do easily because this bug happens also with the Simulators.

Connect the Telescope Simulator + CCD Simulator + SkySafari.

1/ As long as your targets are located above the celestial equator, everything's fine in KStars and SkySafari.
You can choose any target in KStars, slew to it and SkySafari follows.
You can choose any target in SkySafari, slew to it and KStars follows.

2/ Now choose a target below the celestial equator : say M11 , a globular cluster
With KStars, select M11, slew to it and take a Preview with the CCD Simulator. No problem. And you can check that SkySafari is also right on M11.
Now, in the Scope Control panel of SkySafari, click on Go To : normally the scope should not move because the target has not changed .
But the scope moves around half a degree in the direction of the celestial equator.
The crosshair has moved accordingly in KStars. You can confirm by taking a Preview that you are not anymore on M11.

I hope this helps.

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'SkySafari doesn't slew to the correct target' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Jasem,
The mount does not reach the target on the sky chart.
I cannot check if the target is reached in the scope because of the cloudy conditions here.
Here is another set of screenshots.
- Screenshot 1 + 2 + 3 : After the scope has finished to move, Vindemiatrix (above the celestial equator) is reached as proven by Screenshot 1 + Screenshot 2 in SkySafari, as well as by Screenshot 3 in KStars.
- Screenshot 4 + 5 : After the scope has finished to move, Porrima (under the celestial equator) is not reached as proven by Screenshot 4 in SkySafari (the scope cannot get under the celestial equator). Screenshot 5 indicates "Stop" instead of "GoTo" meaning that SkySafari knows that the move is not complete. Porrima is not reached also in KStars.
This bug has nothing to do with the Horizon Altitude of SkySafari = 0°. This is clearly related to the position of targets above or under the celestial equator.



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Jean-Claude JESIOR created a new topic ' SkySafari doesn't slew to the correct target' in the forum. 1 month ago

I use SkySafari 5 Pro as a planetarium for KStars/Ekos.
Everything works as expected as long as the targets are higher than the celestial equator.
When the targets are lower than the celestial equator, SkySafari doesn't slew to that target but consistently higher !
If these same targets have been selected in KStars, there is no problem : the scope slews to the right place iin KStars and in SkySafari.
My horizon altitude in SkySafari = 0°.
Using SkySafari on its own doesn't produce these effects.
Is this a bug of Ekos or SkySafari ? Or are my settings the origin of this problem ?

Screen Shot 1 : Neptune (below the celestial equator) has been set as target in SkySafari : the goto doesn't reach the target
Screen Shot 2 : Same with Sadalsuud (below the celestial equator) on the other side of the meridian
Screen Shot 3 : Sadalsuud has been set as target in KStars : the goto reaches the target



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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'Where are stored the Ekos profiles ?' in the forum. 2 months ago

I asked my question on another forum and here is the answer I got from Jasem :
"They're stored in userdb.sqlite .. under Linux, it's under ~/.local/share/kstars"
In macOS the path is ~/Library/Application Support/kstars/userdb.sqlite
Thanks.

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'Profile storage place' in the forum. 2 months ago

In macOS the path is ~/Library/Application Support/kstars/userdb.sqlite
Thanks Jasem.

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Jean-Claude JESIOR created a new topic ' Where are stored the Ekos profiles ?' in the forum. 2 months ago

I wish to transfer the Ekos profiles from one computer to another computer.
Does anyone knows where are stored the Ekos profiles ?
I run KStars in macOs but I think this should not matter.
Thanks

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Jean-Claude JESIOR created a new topic ' Profile storage place' in the forum. 2 months ago

Does anyone knows where the profiles created in KStars are stored ?
I run KStars in macOS but the OS should not really matter .

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'Dome slaving' in the forum. 6 months ago

That was it !
The Snoop Device was set to Telescope Simulator and not Celestron GPS.
You are great ! And if my first name is JC (Jean-Claude), you are no doubt SuperStar !
Thank you

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'Dome slaving' in the forum. 6 months ago

Here is the log
I slew the scope to Pherkad after having homed the dome

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Jean-Claude JESIOR created a new topic ' Dome slaving' in the forum. 6 months ago

I use MaxDome II to slave my dome to my scope with KStars.
But when I slew the scope to a target, the dome doesn't move although Slaving has been enabled.
I encounter the same problem when I use AStroTelescope ( of Cloudmakers) instead of KStars : my dome doesn't move.
Is my problem linked to KStars, Cloudmakers or the INDI driver ?

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'Where are my Info Boxes ?' in the forum. 7 months ago

They just reappeared after a restart.
Solved.

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Jean-Claude JESIOR created a new topic ' Where are my Info Boxes ?' in the forum. 7 months ago

In KStars, I checked the menu Settings > Show Info Boxes and the three Time + Focus + Location boxes.
These boxes remain however invisible .
How could I make them reappear ?

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'Align : Solver failed' in the forum. 7 months ago

Well ... I reply to myself because it's now working !
And I don't know why.

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Jean-Claude JESIOR created a new topic ' Align : Solver failed' in the forum. 7 months ago

I am using the Simulators and the Offline solver.
Everything worked beautifully until I clicked on Restore Defaults in the Options. After this all my trials failed .
I reinstalled KStars and follow the instruction to install the astrometry.net feature (they were already checked in the Wizard).

I get this message :
2017-07-19T18:15:36 Solver failed. Try again.
2017-07-19T18:15:36 This program is part of the Astrometry.net suite.
For details, visit astrometry.net .
Git URL github.com/dstndstn/astrometry.net
Revision 0.70, date Wed_Dec_7_11:52:34_2016_-0500.


What shall I do ?

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'Solver failed' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi Jasem,
All this was my fault because I didn't install astrometry.net as described in "KStars for Mac Quick Start Guide"
Plate solving Offline works now beautifully.
Regards,

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'Solver failed' in the forum. 7 months ago

Beautiful. Thank you.

2017-07-17T23:10:28 Autofocus complete after 8 iterations.
2017-07-17T23:10:28 FITS received. HFR 1.63 @ 37782. Delta (0.321%)
2017-07-17T23:10:28 Image received.

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'Solver failed' in the forum. 7 months ago

I clicked on Options > Advanced > Verbose and run the autofocus again.
Here is the log:
2017-07-17T22:58:55 Autofocus failed, moving back to initial focus position 27000.
2017-07-17T22:58:55 Maximum travel limit reached. Autofocus aborted.
2017-07-17T22:58:55 FITS received. HFR 2.02 @ 28000. Delta (46%)
2017-07-17T22:58:55 Image received.
2017-07-17T22:58:52 Capturing image...
2017-07-17T22:58:52 Focusing outward...
2017-07-17T22:58:52 FITS received. HFR 2.48 @ 27000. Delta (44.6%)
2017-07-17T22:58:52 Image received.
2017-07-17T22:58:49 Capturing image...
2017-07-17T22:58:49 Please wait until image capture is complete...

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