the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Astrometry.net index files installation problem' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Great!

Thanx Jasem, that solved it.

Do you also have an idea bout the other problems i posted today?
My logs directory is empty, though i have activted logs, and the skipping pictures problem on my dslr still occurs

cheers
Niki

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Astrometry.net index files installation problem' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

OK Guys. Thanx for your help, but this totally goes beyond my knowledge of linux.

The 4200 files were easy to install. i just had to klick "install" and it was done...

I dont know how to modify scripts, and where to start or use such things...

Most of the time plate solving works anyway, so maybe the files are not so neccesary anyway...

I think ill wait until the installation IN KStars works.

cheers
Niki

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Astrometry.net index files installation problem' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

OK.

But how do i install this files? They are .fits
The other ones where .deb

cheers Niki

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the.cakemaker created a new topic ' Skipping File Problem on DSLR-Problem.' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi again!

Yesterday this small problem kosts me 3 hours of lights...

I will explain the problem.

I was taking lights of NGC 6995. No probs till meridian flip. Made the flip. Made new platesolving. Object in center, all working great. BUT: again the solved picture was NOT the last one i shot, but the one before. So i THOUGHT i can start exposing again and did so. Since i expose with my mgen, i did not see the pictures in KStars and thats why i did not see thet i am not on target.
So my question is: Is there a solution for the problem, that the system is skipping pictures on DSLR?
How can i prevent the system to do so.
Most of the time i am aware of the prob, but yesterday i forgot to double-check it.

And right now i found out, that there are no logfiles saved. When i click on log directory, it says, that there are no logfiles?
How come? Logs are activated...


cheers
Niki

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the.cakemaker created a new topic ' Astrometry.net index files installation problem' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi!

Sometimes, not always, i get this error message when i want to download index files for the plate-solvng tool.

I tried to download the files then manually, which sometimes worked, but i can not find the ones with the numbers starting with 41 like 4109, 4111 and so on. They are recommended for my setup.

Whats the problem?

cheers, Niki

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Scheduler - Unexpected behavior since 2.9.7 update' in the forum. 1 month ago

TallFurryMan wrote:

the.cakemaker wrote: guiding not working as good as with the mgen, lines instead of points in all four corners...


This is interesting. Is that field rotation present for all your targets when not using the MGen? Do you know the root cause already? Better calibration on the MGen? Offset guider axis?

-Eric


I am not sure what the problem is. I mean, i AM sure that the problem is me. Its just that i do not really know, what all the variables in the guiding module are good for, since i tried it the first time yesterday.

Also i am not able to interpret the guiding graph.
I was happy, that it worked on the first try, and that for, i am very satisfied.

Maybe it has to do with to bad focus on the guidingscope, focusdrift on the guiding scope, the high clouds/moist air, and so on.

For the mgen i have to say that i use it with off axis guiding, and its own cam. Seems that this complete package is just working great.

Thats why i desperately wait for mgen support as guiding system for kstars :-)

Cheers Niki




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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Scheduler - Unexpected behavior since 2.9.7 update' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hello Guys!

I read this thread with interest, and thought, maybe my problem fits here...
After fullmoon phase and lots of heavy thunderstorms, yesterday was a night to get my setup out for a night. I wanted to try how guiding with guiding cam and KStars is working. So far i was satisfied with the results at first. So i set up the system to capture 50 lights with 5 minutes exposure time, guiding and dithering. I kept checking the system for the first 5 pictures and all seemed to work well.
So i went to bed and set the alarm clock to 0400.
Then i saw, that the system stopped making pictures after the 12th picture.
When trying to find out why that is so, the only thing that was "wrong" was the work, the guiding module made.
Too bad i did only check the ccd in the log so there is nothing of interrest there...
So what happened ist at first, the "info box" of the guiding module did like PICTURE DONE - DITHERING - DITHERING COMPLETE - PICTURE and so on.
At one point, it did no dithering anymore, and so there came no TAKE PICTURE command anymore.
so it seems that the module taking photos was just waiting for the guiding module to dither, which not happened anymore...
There is also no error message at all.
I have to say additionally, that there were some situations where the guide star was lost and found again, what worked quite well
Now, it was no drama this night, because of different problems anyway. (guiding not working as good as with the mgen, lines instead of points in all four corners...)

I thought OK, lets use the last dark hour for darks, so i first took some flats, and the set up for the darks.
AND THERE A OLD WELL KNOWN PROBLEM OCCURED!

When i took the first darkframe i waited, to see if it works allright and when the picture came in, it was NO DARK!
It was the picture that was taken BEFORE, the last Flatframe.
I thought that this problem, where the system 'forgets" to count pictures taken with the cam, was fixed allready?

So the question is, can that have something to do with the system stopping taking pictures?

Or is the fault somewhere else?

Attached the log though it will not help much.

And a burning question for a Linux-Noob: I did not update for a while, so i am on 2.9.4 still...
What was there to do to get the update?
Only the "sudo get update"?

I am a bit careful with updating now, since the last time i updatet, the whole system was not working well anymore...

Thanks for your kind help
cheers Niki

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the.cakemaker thanked Tom Gibson in topic Moon-tracking 2 months ago
the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Moon-tracking' in the forum. 2 months ago

Did almost the same yesterday. I made Timelapses with 2 cams. One on the 10" Newton and One with 50mm and 200 mm. I have to cut them first, that will take some time. I switched to LUNAR in the Indi-Tab of the Mount and it seemed to work quite good. I only had to correct a bit 3 times.

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Wrong Time Problem' in the forum. 2 months ago

OK, and NOW i found out why that didn´t work at first.
When i only change the setting to 1, and klick on the check, it does NOT save this setting for my location setup. I have to make a new one, then it works.
Just for the sake of completeness.

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Moon-tracking' in the forum. 2 months ago

TallFurryMan wrote:

the.cakemaker wrote: It looked good, moon stood in the center for about 1 hour, but how can i controll if its actually at „moon-speed“?


Not sure there is a "tracking rate" somewhere in the INDI panel? Else visual control: Moon stayed in the center :) Check where the Moon left: RA or DEC side? Check if you see stars around, they should move in your fov. On the opposite, set sidereal and watch as Moon leaves your fov.

-Eric


Sorry, i MENT the indi panel. Soneehere in the options there is „lunar“ as an option. But no message that it actually IS lunar then...


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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Moon-tracking' in the forum. 2 months ago

Tried that yesterday. Went to ekos to change the tracking speed to lunar. Now there is NO message in the message section, that it actually does change the speed.
It looked good, moon stood in the center for about 1 hour, but how can i controll if its actually at „moon-speed“?




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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Wrong Time Problem' in the forum. 2 months ago

Oh boy...
Shame on me, i think i saw this far to complicated...
Thought it has something to do with dst setting.
Thanx, fixed it.

And i believe that explayins a LOAD of Plate-solving issues i had.

cheers
Niki

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Wrong Time Problem' in the forum. 2 months ago

knro wrote: I just tried Austria here and all UTC offsets are +1.. looks like you might have changed it inadvertently?


Ok. Thats possible. But where do i fix that.



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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Wrong Time Problem' in the forum. 2 months ago

I have to say, that i am a little confused bout that sometimes. But yes, same time as in munich. But i have to choose EU, or can i just make this setting in another way? Easiest would be if it would just take my system time...

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Wrong Time Problem' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi Jasem!
Tested today in the morning with simulators.

Screenshots and Log attached.

The funny thing. in the site-setup it shows 2 hours offset, but in the mount settings in the driver section it says 3. and i can not change this to 2...

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the.cakemaker created a new topic ' Wrong Time Problem' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi there!

When working with Kstars these days i realized that every time i start Kstars, the time is wrong by one hour.

I checked the settings in the mount tab, and it says utc offset 3. which is not right. But when i go to the locationsettings everything is right in my opinion. Dst setting is EU, what should be the right setting.

I have to say, that my system time is right.

Where is the fault?

Cheers
Niki


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