Eric Magnien thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic KStars 2.8.2 released! 2 months ago
Eric Magnien created a new topic ' Configure ekos for camera lens use' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi, I'm trying to test a new hardware configuration: I brought out all my old photographic lenses Minolta to install them in front of my camera instead of my telescope. However in EKOS, the configuration of the mount tab is oriented telescope (aperture / focal length), not really photographic as that proposed in the tool field of view of kstars. Would it be possible to add the ability to inform only the focal length if only I use a camera lens? This would be useful for the alignment module.
Thanks!

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Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'Alignment issues' in the forum. 9 months ago

Great ! Thank you so much ! I will try next friday, clear and cold sky is expected...

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Eric Magnien thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic Alignment issues 9 months ago
Jasem Mutlaq thanked Eric Magnien in topic Alignment issues 9 months ago
Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'What would you like to see in Ekos in 2017?' in the forum. 9 months ago

I would like to be able to use ekos scheduler and prepare in advance my sessions of acquisition of images. Being nomadic, I can create my sequences only in the field, with all the equipment installed. The ideal would be to be able to create them at home, simulating my hardware setup. But maybe it is already possible?

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Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'Issue with fits images ?' in the forum. 9 months ago

The developers of siril found the solution: a space had slipped in front of the file names. Sorry for the false alert! :oops:

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Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'Issue with fits images ?' in the forum. 9 months ago

It's incomprehensible ... I use the same version of SIRIL, it loads without problem my sequences of images of January 7 and refuses to open those of the 15 ... However, each image can be opened individually without problems . My computer is haunted?

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Eric Magnien created a new topic ' Issue with fits images ?' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi, I just found that I can't open in SIRIL fits images sequences I made last night. I can open individually each image, but not the sequence. To bypass the problem, I had to use the image conversion tool in SIRIL.
Fits images are available at this adress : drive.google.com/open?id=0B1ONEH30Ic8EdjlJeUZsdzZCdXc

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Eric Magnien created a new topic ' Alignment issues' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi all
Last night I tested the EKOS alignment module again. For several sessions I have seen the same problems:
- The "load & slew" function always fails to resolve after three minutes.
- Even after activating wcs, none of my images will display the wcs info. Still, "capture & solve" works perfectly and updates the rotation.
- Maybe it's linked, but "meridian flip" does not trigger when the meridian passes.

I did the last test on a new installation. Kstars-bleeding comes from ppa, astrometry.net of repos. Initially, I used the astrometric data from the repositories, then index-4200-4219 files that I downloaded a few months ago.
I activated all debug logs, took screenshots of my settings.
I really need help, when I see that something is not working, I tend to "tinker", and most of the time, it works less well ...

My setup: DMK CCD, SXLodestar, SX Wheel, EQ6 & EQMOD, Joystick

My screenshots : flic.kr/s/aHskSyn8tJ
Attachments : my main logs + astrometry.cfg

P.S.: The new installation allowed me to remove the bug from the Lodestar that does not connect the first time. There must be an old configuration file somewhere that is problematic to my main installation. A little housekeeping in perspective ...
Thank you in advance
Astronomicalement !
Eric

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Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'Problems encountered during my last photo shoot' in the forum. 9 months ago

I noticed these two messages :

2017-01-07T01:34:35.791 - DEBG - Alignment:  "FITS header: Cannot find OBJCTRA. Using current mount coordinates."
2017-01-07T01:34:35.792 - DEBG - Alignment:  "FITS header: Cannot find FOCALLEN."
Is this normal ?

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Eric Magnien created a new topic ' Problems encountered during my last photo shoot' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi !
I did a photo session on Friday that went well overall. I have, however, experienced some small problems which I shall attempt to detail (and with the help of google translate :P ).

My setup:
DMK 41 camera directly connected to my laptop.
On the D-Link hub:
Sx Lodestar v1
Sx Wheel
Logitech Joystick
NEQ6 via EQMod

Portable MSI GE60 2PF
Large tractor battery

At the end of the session, a homemade flat screen.

Target of the day: M35. Approximately 40 images of 3 minutes with a CLS filter, 10 darks, 50 bias, 30 flats. I work as a nomad, no landline or internet connection on the ground.

The first problem occurs when the setup is connected, the lodestar does not start. I have to go through it several times to get through the problem. To do this, I disconnect / Stop INDI / Starts INDI / reconnects the most quickly possible. After the third or fourth test, it works. It's very weird, but it works ... Does it come from the connection to the Hub (sx_ccd + sx_wheel), a power supply ... I do not know much about it ...

My second problem occurred at the time of the meridian flip. In the CCD tab, I had set it to Meridian flip if HA> 1h. After an hour three minutes, nothing, an hour six, nothing ... I had to interrupt the session before the filter wheel touches the mount, and make the meridian flip manually. Is there anything in the settings that I forgot for the meridian flip does not fire?
My third problem concerns the alignment, and more particularly load & slew. After the meridian flip, to find exactly the previous framing, I loaded a .fits image done a few minutes ago. Nothing to do, systematic failure. I was able to try later at home with the same pictures, offline and online, no results after 3 minutes. When I upload the image to astrometry.net, no problem.

Another concern, even if I activated the wcs, wcs info never appear on my photos. There, too, maybe there is a setting I missed?

All these problems did not stop me from succeeding my photos, it is the essential!

I join my logs of the evening (sorry, they are looooongs ...)

Thank you for your help !

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Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'New open project "Ubuntu Astronomy"' in the forum. 11 months ago

Hello, I installed ubuntu astronomy this weekend. But I had a problem at the end of the installation: a message informing me that the installation has failed. After restarting, grub disappeared and on screen: grub-rescue>
I had to reinstall grub, and after rebooting, I found that ubuntu-astronomy and my other partitions were ok
My config:
iso : ubuntu_astronomy_16.04_250916_64bit
1 ssd with two partitions, ubuntu16.04 64bits & ubuntu-astronomy 64bits
1 HD with my /home partitions
I recovered the grub using a live session of ubuntu and boot-repair

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Eric Magnien created a new topic ' How to modify a manually added DSO ?' in the forum. 12 months ago

The question is in the subject ;) ... I begin to use this great new feature, I have not yet found all the settings

Astronomicalement !

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Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'KStars Lite 1.0.0 available!' in the forum. 12 months ago

Very good news ! I just installed it ... but kstars lite crashes at startup! My phone is too old? (Htc one mini 2)

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