Thank you, Amin! It worked! Now to get my scope set up. Many thanks for Wisconsin.
Jack

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Thanks for your message, Rogue. Can you send me the entire path name? I cannot find that folder on my Macintosh HD or anywhere else! Thanks
Jack

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Thanks for your message, Rogue. Can you send me the entire path name? I cannot find that folder on my Macintosh HD or anywhere else! Thanks
Jack

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Thanks for your message, Rogue. Can you send me the entire path name? I cannot find that folder on my Macintosh HD or anywhere else! Thanks
Jack

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Was having trouble with Kstars. Noted that there was a newer version available so deleted old version and downloaded and installed latest Kstars. Everything seemed to be OK, but when I started the program the splash screen came up, and then it quit suddenly. Tried several times. Any ideas? I attach a text file of the failure log. Any help appreciated.

THanks

Jack

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Jack Fitzmier created a new topic ' Setup for online astrometry in Ekos?' in the forum. 5 months ago

Friends:

I am having some luck with astrometry. I would like to try to use the online astrometry.net for some testing, however. But I am not sure how to set it up. I have an api key from astrometry.net, but am not sure how to point ekos to the online service. Any assistance greatly appreciated.

JRF

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Jack Fitzmier created a new topic ' file extensions in Ekos' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi, all:

I have a number of photos taken from a remote site. These are produced as .fits files. I touch them up in Pixinsight, and rename the originals so I can know what each file / photo is. That process yields .fits files. When I ask the astrometry tool in Ekos to use one of these files to Load and Slew, the solver almost immediately fails. But the Load and Slew appears to work with .fit files. So does the Load and Slew feature only work with .fit and NOT with .fits?

Thanks for any assistance.

Jack

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Jack Fitzmier replied to the topic 'kstars and astrometry on mac' in the forum. 6 months ago

Thanks again for your assistance. Much appreciated. I decided to start all over. I deleted all of the kstars files and downloaded the latest version and installed it. Had some good success yesterday just using astrometry, the ccd simulator, and the telescope simulator. Some solutions were relatively quick; others took longer; some failed. I took your suggestions and increased the exposure and played with the scale and position checkboxes. Today, however, it appears to be funky again. The profile loads but I get this error: "Failed to find astrometry.net binaries. Please ensure astrometry.net is installed and try again." I have checked everyplace I know and do not understand what is going on. Probably some simple thing, but having seen how it works I am eager to get it working again. Thoughts?

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Jack Fitzmier replied to the topic 'kstars and astrometry on mac' in the forum. 6 months ago

Thanks ... do these help?

Jack

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Jack Fitzmier replied to the topic 'kstars and astrometry on mac' in the forum. 6 months ago

Thanks so much. I have checked and the files are in the proper place. When I start the profile now, no errors. But if I slew to a star, and do a capture and solve, or if I load a fits file and use load and slew, the solver works and then fails. Any further advice much appreciated!

Jack

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Jack Fitzmier created a new topic ' kstars and astrometry on mac' in the forum. 6 months ago

I am trying to get all my resources on a pi (success) and on my mac as well. All of the features work except astrometry. i keep getting an error about the location of files, but cannot seem to find where they really are or should be. Any help appreciated.

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Jack Fitzmier replied to the topic 'Stellarmate OS Questions' in the forum. 8 months ago

Just did so, James. Gotta tell you, this thing is the most promising control protocol I have yet encountered. You have done a wonderful job with this. Many thanks!
J

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Jack Fitzmier created a new topic ' Stellarmate OS Questions' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hello, All:

I purchased the Stellarmate OS after a month or two of trying to put all the software on a Pi. No programmer, me. The OS is a great solution and I am making progress. But some questions:

1. I currently have the Pi set up with a keyboard, monitor, and mouse for testing. But when I click on the Software Updater icon nothing happens. Not sure if that is reserved for future of what.

2. I am running the Pi on a wired network with my Mac. I am also using a powered usb hub. My moonlite focuser works just fine from the hand controller, and though the driver seems to work (the Pi knows it is there) I get an error about the port. I recall someone changing the dev/tty/usb setting. Mine is currently dev/tty/usb0. Do I just try different numbers or what?

3. I use an Orion SSAG. There is not menu option for it. Do i simply use the Generic option? I seem to recall someone saying to use another option on the list, but cannot recall which one.

Any assistance greatly appreciated. I am almost there!

Jack

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Jack Fitzmier replied to the topic 'Point to some help?' in the forum. 9 months ago

Thanks very much for this! I have looked over the script but have not yet used it. After I reviewed your instructions I did a bit of tinkering, and suddenly, my iMac connected to the Pi over my home wireless network. Really amazing. This bit of experimenting got me moving forward.

Now I am working on getting the setup to run over an ethernet cable (I hope I can do this without a router in the mix) and get the indi web server working. For now, however, I am grateful for your assistance.

Jack

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Jack Fitzmier created a new topic ' Point to some help?' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi,

I am trying to set up a "headless" Raspberry Pi 3 server with INDI server, reached via ethernet from my iMac. The Pi has Kstars running fine, as does the iMac. Can someone point me to a tutorial or set of instructions to make the connections. I am not technically trained but can find my way around pretty well. Thanks in advance.

Jack

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Jack Fitzmier created a new topic ' Another NOOB question' in the forum. 9 months ago

I am making good progress with INDI on a Pi3 connected to my MacBook. I am thinking about springing for a Moonlite stepper and controller for my Moonlite focuser. I assume that I need the Moonlite controller, and that its functionality is not duplicated in the INDI setup?
Thanks
Jack

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