Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'problems with guiding' in the forum. 2 months ago

sure thing! attached.

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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'problems with guiding' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thank you guys for replies!

This is Celestron Nexstar Evolution 6" 1500mm F/10
www.celestron.com/products/nexstar-evolution-6

@knro - I misunderstood the idea. I thought that without align it will just move mount in a direction of software tracked object

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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'problems with guiding' in the forum. 2 months ago

Just created video presenting the issue.

[video]

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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'problems with guiding' in the forum. 2 months ago

I've tried with jupiter moons and other small starts and same issue. If that helps, I can create video step by step of my process to present the issue.

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Albert Szostkiewicz created a new topic ' problems with guiding' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi,

I am still new to Kstars/Ekos. I was happy to successfully connect my mount and CCD to Ekos on Linux.
For quite a time now I am trying to make Ekos to work and I had no success so far. I found few online tutorials and docs but unfortunately most of them are outdated.
I have decided to write here, maybe somebody could guide me or point me to proper resources.

So I have Celestron Nextstar mount with ZWO CCD. I am able to move mount left and right via ekos and I am able to get a preview from CCD. But that would be it.

Guiding.
In outdated videos and docs, I saw examples of capturing image, calibrating, selecting a star/planet and clicking guide, which just works.
First of all, I don't see any calibrate button/tab under the guide panel (maybe one of outdated features? or moved somewhere?)
When I capture image, select a star/planet, hit guide - i am getting slight mount movement for a second (usually away from selected point) and nothing happens - Image gets updated, star/planet goes away from the view, mount is not tracking, drift graph is not plotting any data.
I am also getting an impression that image in that view is much more zoomed in then in "live preview" and I am not sure what I can do to reset it.

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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_gps with Evolution - no response' in the forum. 7 months ago

I run system update today for Fedora using test repos and looks like my mount is working! I got proper response!

>  rpm -qa | grep kstars
kstars-bleeding-2.8.8-2.2.x86_64
>  rpm -qa | grep indi-
indi-nexstarevo-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-dsi-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-asi-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-qhy-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
libindi-bleeding-1.6.0-4.1.x86_64
indi-mi-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-aagcloudwatcher-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-atik-1.26-1.8.x86_64
indi-sbig-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-tess-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-gphoto-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
lupinix-indi-bleeding-1.0-176.4.noarch
indi-fishcamp-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-gpsd-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-maxdomeii-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-eqmod-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
kde-i18n-Hindi-3.5.10-24.fc27.noarch
indi-qsi-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-sx-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-ffmv-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-fli-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-apogee-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-spectracyber-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64


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Albert Szostkiewicz created a new topic ' Strange Colors with ZWO ASI290MC' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi,

While waiting for dark skies, I'm testing my new ZWO camera with Kstars. I am not yet sure if this is bug or a feature ?
I have pointed camera through my telescope, during the day to some architectural structure. Lowered Exposure to accomodate amount of light.
With those settings, camera is displaying very funky colors that even change rapidly.




I have tried to figure out which setting will affect "Live video" to set exposure but I failed. No matter what I change It does not affect exposure there but if I click around the software, from time to time it will "change" to some value. But still, it doesn't look like what I would expect to see


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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_gps with Evolution - no response' in the forum. 7 months ago

I've made updates and checking again, this time I'm getting additional error as I cannot get firmware info from the mount:

>  sudo rpm -qa | grep kstars
kstars-bleeding-2.8.8-2.2.x86_64
>  sudo rpm -qa | grep indi-
indi-nexstarevo-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-dsi-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-asi-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-qhy-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
libindi-bleeding-1.6.0-4.1.x86_64
indi-mi-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-aagcloudwatcher-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-atik-1.26-1.8.x86_64
indi-sbig-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-tess-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-gphoto-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
lupinix-indi-bleeding-1.0-176.4.noarch
indi-fishcamp-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-gpsd-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-maxdomeii-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-eqmod-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
kde-i18n-Hindi-3.5.10-24.fc27.noarch
indi-qsi-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-sx-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-ffmv-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-fli-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-apogee-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
indi-spectracyber-bleeding-1.6.0-5.1.x86_64
2017-11-24T06:34:43: [INFO] Movement toward West halted. 
2017-11-24T06:34:41: [INFO] Moving toward West. 
2017-11-24T06:34:40: [INFO] Movement toward West halted. 
2017-11-24T06:34:40: [INFO] Moving toward West. 
2017-11-24T06:34:36: [INFO] Movement toward East halted. 
2017-11-24T06:34:33: [INFO] Moving toward East. 
2017-11-24T06:34:23: [INFO] Device configuration saved. 
2017-11-24T06:34:23: [INFO] Saving device configuration... 
2017-11-24T06:34:23: [INFO] Device configuration applied. 
2017-11-24T06:34:23: [INFO] Loading device configuration... 
2017-11-24T06:34:22: [INFO] Mount UTC offset is -8.00. UTC time is 2017-11-24T06:34:20 
2017-11-24T06:34:22: [INFO] Mount tracking is off. 
2017-11-24T06:34:22: [INFO] Mount is unparked. 
2017-11-24T06:34:22: [WARNING] Failed to retrive firmware information. 
2017-11-24T06:34:22: [ERROR] Timeout error 
2017-11-24T06:34:17: [INFO] Controller version: 5.24 
2017-11-24T06:34:17: [INFO] Celestron NexStar is online. 



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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'indi-nexstarevo issues and questions' in the forum. 7 months ago

Thanks Jochym!

What bugs me and I am little bit lost here - As you have mentioned, adding usb/cable support is tricky, but as I understand, this is already supported via "indi_celestron_gps". Unless it is not designed to work with evolutions ?
I'm creating separate topic for that driver, as I understand that both problems might be unrelated?
( indilib.org/forum/mounts/2845-indi-celes...ion-no-response.html )

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Albert Szostkiewicz created a new topic ' indi_celestron_gps with Evolution - no response' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi,

I'm trying to run 'indi_celestron_gps' with my Evolution 6".
I am connecting Celestron RS232 cable to hand controller and then using serial to usb, i'm connecting it to my laptop.
Driver states proper connection but mount do not responds to any commands.

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port

2017-11-24T06:10:30: Movement toward East halted. 
2017-11-24T06:10:28: Moving toward East. 
2017-11-24T06:10:17: Device configuration applied. 
2017-11-24T06:10:17: Loading device configuration... 
2017-11-24T06:10:17: Mount UTC offset is -8.00. UTC time is 2017-11-22T16:20:41 
2017-11-24T06:10:16: Mount tracking is off. 
2017-11-24T06:10:16: Mount is unparked. 
2017-11-24T06:10:16: Celestron NexStar is online.


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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'indi-nexstarevo issues and questions' in the forum. 7 months ago

1. I have exactly same problem when connecting with Cable and trying celestron-nexstar-gps driver. It does connect to the mount (at least it says it's connected) but It doesn't respond to any actions.
Maybe I am doing something wrong here?

2. I've disabled repo,removed and re-installed kstars and indi drivers. Looks like your driver does not come with default fedora repos.
Should I use any specific repo to get your driver 1.5 ?

>  rpm -qa | grep kstars
kstars-17.08.1-3.fc27.x86_64
>  rpm -qa | grep indi-
libindi-devel-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
indi-eqmod-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
libindi-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
indi-gphoto-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
libindi-static-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
kde-i18n-Hindi-3.5.10-24.fc27.noarch
indi-aagcloudwatcher-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
indi-apogee-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
indi-sx-1.5.0-1.fc27.x86_64
lupinix-indi-bleeding-1.0-176.3.noarch



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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'indi-nexstarevo issues and questions' in the forum. 7 months ago

> These are *NOT* RS232 ports at all
Oh! I have blindly bought such cable as it was sold by Celestron itself (hence my assumption it is the right thing!).
When testing (with "Celestron NExstar" driver) I was connecting this cable to hand controller only



As for Software versions, I have listed all indi and kstars versions in this topic:
indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/2840-asi-29...ing-on-fedora27.html

Looks like I am not using kstars-bleeding. Not sure If I am supposed to and not sure what is the difference :) (does "bleeding" stands for development version? :) )

Thank you for your help!

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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'indi-nexstarevo issues and questions' in the forum. 7 months ago

I haven't tested your driver from source, altho I am comfortable with python, I will have to spend some more time to get my head around what is where and what should i run. Lots of docs to go thorough! :)
Maybe I should do 2 steps back and highlight here that I am total beginner in this field.

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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'indi-nexstarevo issues and questions' in the forum. 7 months ago

>"Regarding the connection: what is the sequence of blinking of your mount wifi-light. It should be fast (not connected, waiting for client) - slow (Client assigned IP, no connection yet) - constant (Client connected)."
It seems to be contected, it's constant. And driver confirms it.

>you can also run indiserver with extra -v to get even more debugging
In configuration of Kstars/Indi I did not found any option to enter additional flags. I've tried to modify settings to run indi server as '/usr/bin/indiserver -v' but that didn't worked. What would be proper procedure to do so ?

Unfortunately I didn't got much of an info from debug option in driver:

2017-11-23T05:27:57: [INFO] NexStar Evolution is offline. 
2017-11-23T05:26:42: [INFO] Telescope aborted. 
2017-11-23T05:26:23: [INFO] NexStar Evolution is online. 
2017-11-23T05:26:15: [INFO] Connecting to 1.2.3.4@2000 ... 
2017-11-23T05:21:42: [INFO] Debug is enabled. 
2017-11-23T05:21:37: [INFO] NexStar Evolution is offline. 
2017-11-23T05:20:07: [INFO] NexStar Evolution is online. 
2017-11-23T05:20:04: [INFO] Connecting to 1.2.3.4@2000 ... 
2017-11-23T05:20:02: [INFO] NexStar Evolution is offline. 
2017-11-23T05:18:23: [INFO] Device configuration applied. 
2017-11-23T05:18:23: [INFO] Debug is disabled. 
2017-11-23T05:18:23: [INFO] Loading device configuration... 
2017-11-23T05:18:23: [INFO] NexStar Evolution is online. 
2017-11-23T05:18:18: [INFO] Connecting to 1.2.3.4@2000 ... 
2017-11-23T05:18:03: [ERROR] Error! Server address is missing or invalid. 
2017-11-23T05:17:59: [INFO] Debug is enabled. 

I did not enter anything under alignment system. I am afraid I would need to ask for some help here or docs. I am not even sure where and how would I get such info ?
From Hand control I managed to get info from MENU/Utilities/Get Axis Postion (as Azm/Alt)



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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'indi-nexstarevo issues and questions' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hey Johym! Witam witam! :)

As for the cable:
I have bought from Amazon two cables:
- "Celestron Nexstar RS 232 PC Interface" cable
- "RS 232 to usb"
I have connected those to my USB and Celestron Hand control AUX output. (Nothing fried just yet, Hand control, controls mount as expected)
Is that correct procedure?

As for Wifi debugging, I will let you know asap :)

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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'ZWO CCD crashing on Fedora27' in the forum. 7 months ago

> OK, so now I get it. You should also do "dnf swap libindi libindi-bleeding" to get back to the bleeding edge indiserver.
That did the trick! not crashing now! Thanks!

> Do you also want the bleeding edge kstars? If yes: dnf swap kstars kstars-bleeding
I don't think i do have, should I ?

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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'ZWO CCD crashing on Fedora27' in the forum. 7 months ago

> rpm -qa | grep kstars
kstars-17.08.2-2.fc27.x86_64

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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'ZWO CCD crashing on Fedora27' in the forum. 7 months ago

You're right, there was something wierd i did not noticed before, I had duplicate of indi repo with name "home:lupinix-indi-bleeding.repo".

>  ls /etc/yum.repos.d/
fedora-cisco-openh264.repo  fedora-updates.repo          google-chrome.repo          rpmfusion-free.repo          rpmfusion-free-updates-testing.repo  rpmfusion-nonfree-updates.repo          sublime-text.repo
fedora.repo                 fedora-updates-testing.repo  lupinix-indi-bleeding.repo  rpmfusion-free-updates.repo  rpmfusion-nonfree.repo               rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing.repo

I did some cleanup and reinstall on indi packages, It looks like it's pulling fc27:
>  sudo dnf reinstall \*indi\*
Last metadata expiration check: 0:04:32 ago on Wed 22 Nov 2017 08:46:43 PST.
Dependencies resolved.
==============================================================================================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                                              Arch                                          Version                                                Repository                                                    Size
==============================================================================================================================================================================================================================================
Reinstalling:
 guice-multibindings                                                  noarch                                        4.1-8.fc27                                             fedora                                                        86 k
 indi-aagcloudwatcher-bleeding                                        x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         44 k
 indi-apogee-bleeding                                                 x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         42 k
 indi-asi-bleeding                                                    x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                        298 k
 indi-atik                                                            x86_64                                        1:1.26-1.7                                             lupinix-indi-bleeding                                        772 k
 indi-dsi-bleeding                                                    x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         64 k
 indi-eqmod-bleeding                                                  x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                        115 k
 indi-ffmv-bleeding                                                   x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         19 k
 indi-fishcamp-bleeding                                               x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         22 k
 indi-fli-bleeding                                                    x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         38 k
 indi-gphoto-bleeding                                                 x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         65 k
 indi-gpsd-bleeding                                                   x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         16 k
 indi-maxdomeii-bleeding                                              x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         21 k
 indi-mi-bleeding                                                     x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         62 k
 indi-nexstarevo-bleeding                                             x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         33 k
 indi-qhy-bleeding                                                    x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         36 k
 indi-qsi-bleeding                                                    x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         31 k
 indi-sbig-bleeding                                                   x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         48 k
 indi-spectracyber-bleeding                                           x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         31 k
 indi-sx-bleeding                                                     x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         46 k
 indi-tess-bleeding                                                   x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                        257 k
 libappindicator-gtk3                                                 x86_64                                        12.10.0-16.fc27                                        fedora                                                        41 k
 libindi                                                              x86_64                                        1.5.0-1.fc27                                           fedora                                                       1.1 M
 libindicator-gtk3                                                    x86_64                                        12.10.1-11.fc27                                        fedora                                                        67 k
 lupinix-indi-bleeding                                                noarch                                        1.0-176.3                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                        7.6 k

Transaction Summary
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Total download size: 3.3 M


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Albert Szostkiewicz replied to the topic 'ZWO CCD crashing on Fedora27' in the forum. 7 months ago

You're right, there was something wierd i did not noticed before, I had duplicate of indi repo with name "home:lupinix-indi-bleeding.repo".

>  ls /etc/yum.repos.d/
fedora-cisco-openh264.repo  fedora-updates.repo          google-chrome.repo          rpmfusion-free.repo          rpmfusion-free-updates-testing.repo  rpmfusion-nonfree-updates.repo          sublime-text.repo
fedora.repo                 fedora-updates-testing.repo  lupinix-indi-bleeding.repo  rpmfusion-free-updates.repo  rpmfusion-nonfree.repo               rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing.repo

I did some cleanup and reinstall on indi packages, It looks like it's pulling fc27:
>  sudo dnf reinstall \*indi\*
Last metadata expiration check: 0:04:32 ago on Wed 22 Nov 2017 08:46:43 PST.
Dependencies resolved.
==============================================================================================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                                              Arch                                          Version                                                Repository                                                    Size
==============================================================================================================================================================================================================================================
Reinstalling:
 guice-multibindings                                                  noarch                                        4.1-8.fc27                                             fedora                                                        86 k
 indi-aagcloudwatcher-bleeding                                        x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         44 k
 indi-apogee-bleeding                                                 x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         42 k
 indi-asi-bleeding                                                    x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                        298 k
 indi-atik                                                            x86_64                                        1:1.26-1.7                                             lupinix-indi-bleeding                                        772 k
 indi-dsi-bleeding                                                    x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         64 k
 indi-eqmod-bleeding                                                  x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                        115 k
 indi-ffmv-bleeding                                                   x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         19 k
 indi-fishcamp-bleeding                                               x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         22 k
 indi-fli-bleeding                                                    x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         38 k
 indi-gphoto-bleeding                                                 x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         65 k
 indi-gpsd-bleeding                                                   x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         16 k
 indi-maxdomeii-bleeding                                              x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         21 k
 indi-mi-bleeding                                                     x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         62 k
 indi-nexstarevo-bleeding                                             x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         33 k
 indi-qhy-bleeding                                                    x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         36 k
 indi-qsi-bleeding                                                    x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         31 k
 indi-sbig-bleeding                                                   x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         48 k
 indi-spectracyber-bleeding                                           x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         31 k
 indi-sx-bleeding                                                     x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                         46 k
 indi-tess-bleeding                                                   x86_64                                        1.6.0-4.1                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                        257 k
 libappindicator-gtk3                                                 x86_64                                        12.10.0-16.fc27                                        fedora                                                        41 k
 libindi                                                              x86_64                                        1.5.0-1.fc27                                           fedora                                                       1.1 M
 libindicator-gtk3                                                    x86_64                                        12.10.1-11.fc27                                        fedora                                                        67 k
 lupinix-indi-bleeding                                                noarch                                        1.0-176.3                                              lupinix-indi-bleeding                                        7.6 k

Transaction Summary
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Total download size: 3.3 M


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