Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Solar/Planetary Imaging and Processing' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Yes, that's exactly what I want to do. My main processing machine with PixInsight is Linux only, so I want to build up the tools there for solar and planetary.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Solar/Planetary Imaging and Processing' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Thanks, that's some good suggestions there.

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Chris Ryan created a new topic ' Solar/Planetary Imaging and Processing' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Might not be the right place for this question...

I'm looking for the Linux equivalent way of doing Solar/Planetary imaging instead of using Windows (FireCapture/AutoStakkert, etc).

I can use Ekos to capture video, but what about processing options?

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment Assistant and the Southern Hemisphere' in the forum. 1 month ago

I use an OAG, so that's not going to work. :)

I might have to use another tool instead. I can't use the legacy PA as it wants me to go to the North meridian, but that's not possible for my current situation.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment Assistant and the Southern Hemisphere' in the forum. 1 month ago

I picked the opposite direction for the second iteration each time. It said I was so far out from the pole that it couldn't find it in the FOV. I'm at about 1500mm, so I assume a more restricted FOV makes it harder to be on target.

I'll try the park scope next time as well - maybe that will help.

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Chris Ryan created a new topic ' Polar Alignment Assistant and the Southern Hemisphere' in the forum. 1 month ago

I recently tried to use the Polar Alignment Assistant and found some weird issues. I'm located in the Southern Hemisphere and I was wondering if it could be related to that...

At one point it asks you to rotate the scope East or West. I had to pick the "opposite" to get the right direction of movement.

During the process you get feedback on how far from the pole it thinks you are. I am going to go back over the documentation to understand things more, because I got a number of different values of various degrees, including at one point being "70" degrees off!

I'm using Kubuntu with the latest package builds installed.

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Chris Ryan created a new topic ' Xagyl Filter Wheel and Configuration Problem' in the forum. 1 month ago

When I connect to the Xagyl Filter Wheel, it doesn't use my previously saved configuration - at least for the filter positions. It just uses the default values instead.

If I then load the config, it's ok.

If I remember to load the config before connecting, that works too.

Is it supposed to load the saved configuration at start automatically?

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'iOptron SmartEQ pro-Error setting local date/UTC Offset.' in the forum. 2 months ago

I agree with you. If you're in this category, I suggest sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to politely request INDI support for your mount. While you are likely to get a response back similar to what I received, perhaps the volume of requests might sway their thinking to helping more.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'iOptron SmartEQ pro-Error setting local date/UTC Offset.' in the forum. 2 months ago

In case it helps: I was in contact with Ioptron support yesterday, asking about their support of ASCOM/INDI for their CEM120 range. The answer I got was that ASCOM was supported but not INDI, but they were willing to give the command set to a INDI developer. Has anyone tried reaching out to them for this type of documentation?

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'INDI PPA is now INDI Stable PPA' in the forum. 2 months ago

With this change, apt-get update was complaining about a label change and didn't offer a useful solution or continue.
Using apt update got me past that (and on to upgrades).

It seems apt-get is being deprecated in favour of just apt.

(I'm on kubuntu 17.10)

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'SharpSky PRO Focuser' in the forum. 2 months ago

RoboFocus driver doesn't even connect or recognize it

The Moonlite driver did recognize it and connected, but nothing worked. Couldn't change focus, it couldn't read the temperature, etc.

I tried to contact the maker again, but with no luck.

Assuming nothing changes, I strongly suggest NOT buying this focuser - which is a shame, because it is a neat unit, bundled with the dew heater controller as well.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'SharpSky PRO Focuser' in the forum. 2 months ago

I think I did try but had no luck at the time.

I might give it another go, but I'm not hopeful it will work.

I am unsure exactly what was meant wrt to the capability statement now.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request' in the forum. 2 months ago

Fellside wrote: After email conversations with Sitech I went ahead and purchased my Mesu 200. It is increasingly looking like I may have to use windows. Everything else I have works very well with INDI, Kstars.


This is why I asked. I'm looking to do a mount upgrade (soon-ish) and if the mount doesn't support INDI right now, I'm not even going to consider it. I got burnt with a focuser I thought was going to get INDI support, but never has, so now I'm going to "vote" with my wallet. You don't support INDI, you don't get my money.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request' in the forum. 2 months ago

Any more news on this?

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'My gentoo overlay with indilib 3rd party drivers' in the forum. 3 months ago

I've managed to successfully build everything using the live ebuilds. Haven't had the chance to try it yet, but at least there are no build errors now!

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