Markku Siitonen replied to the topic '3200 Phaethon' in the forum. 3 hours 58 minutes ago

Hi there..

I've never tried to find a comet in Kstars instead I use NASA's horizons web interface which is very accurate
ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/horizons.cgi
Just fill in your figures and you are ready to go :)

Br
/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Astrometry API key..' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Thanks Jasem, I found it :) I guess this was a result of bad weather and not using my telescope for months. :(

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Astrometry API key..' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Well, my looks like this.. and I do have astrometry installed and Kstars Build: 2017-11-23T05:56:45Z and running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.. I'm a bit lost now..



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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Astrometry API key..' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hmmm... I still can't find it.. strange.. ??

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Markku Siitonen created a new topic ' Astrometry API key..' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi all..

Where did the Astrometry API key field go, I can't find it anymore ?

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/Markku

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Markku Siitonen created a new topic ' Guiding calibration fails..' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hello all,

I tried to do a guider calibration via LodeestarX2 but only one frame came up and then nothing more, I also tried via mount (EQMod Mount) but the same problem, only one frame came up ant nothing more.. I'm not sure when this started to happen but it usually works just fine. My configuration is Rpi3 in obsy and Kstars on my laptop as usual and Kstars from ppa on both computers.
Br
/Markku

Log attached..

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Hitech Astro DC focuser problem' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi there,
You can get rid off all older versions of downloaded packages with command : sudo apt-get autoclean to free up some space.

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Problems connecting to ZWO efw (Rock64)' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi guys..
I don't have the Rock64 board but I found this looking around in the forums..
forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=5137&pid=32215
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/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Still weird issue with GPS time' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi SparkyHT,

I did some tests on Ubuntu on my laptop and came to this solution.. or maybe a oneliner solution..

sudo date +%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S -s $(cut -d "=" -f 2 <<< $(indi_getprop GPSD.TIME_UTC.UTC))

While playing around with my GPS I found that the time is correct even before it gets a fix, not sure if all GPS works the same and I haven't tested this on my RPi but maybe you could do the testing :)

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/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Struggling with SynScan on a Skywatcher Pro EQ-8' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi Adrien,

I have a EQ8 and just tested the driver "indi-eqmod - 0.3+r3151~201706291025~ubuntu16.04.1" and it works just fine, but the difference is that I have a Rpi3 in my obsy and the mount connected with this cable : www.lawicel-shop.se/prod/usb-to-ttl-33v-...afruit_84589/SWE/SEK

I don't remember if I have tested using the mount conneceted via the HC but it should work setting the HC to "PC Direct Mode" and using 9600 as baudrate.

Br,
/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'MoonLite Focus Driver Issue' in the forum. 8 months ago

Does it matter if you start up eqmod as the first driver or the last driver from commandline ??

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'MoonLite Focus Driver Issue' in the forum. 8 months ago

Maybe this is already resolved but thought give my unprofessional opinion.. :)
2017-04-16T18:59:13: Unknown error: focuser temperature value (:59.4)
2017-04-16T18:59:13: Unknown error: focuser temperature value (:59.7)
2017-04-16T18:59:12: Unknown error: focuser temperature value (:00.0)
2017-04-16T18:59:12: Unknown error: focuser temperature value (:50.2)
Those figures seem to me be RA or DEC readings not temperature.. Just my 2 cents..
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/Markku

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Alignment mystery' in the forum. 9 months ago

I just checked the fitsheader and it seems like the green square is at correct place, and I also checked with Stellarium and it is indeed correct.
I'm using a EQ8.
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Image #1
SIMPLE = T / file does conform to FITS standard
BITPIX = 16 / number of bits per data pixel
NAXIS = 2 / number of data axes
NAXIS1 = 1392 / length of data axis 1
NAXIS2 = 1040 / length of data axis 2
EXTEND = T / FITS dataset may contain extensions
COMMENT FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) format is defined in 'Astronomy
COMMENT and Astrophysics', volume 376, page 359; bibcode: 2001A&A...376..359H
BZERO = 32768 / offset data range to that of unsigned short
BSCALE = 1 / default scaling factor
INSTRUME= 'SX CCD SXVR-H9' / CCD Name
TELESCOP= 'EQMod Mount' / Telescope name
OBSERVER= 'Markku Siitonen' / Observer name
OBJECT = 'Unknown ' / Object name
EXPTIME = 60. / Total Exposure Time (s)
CCD-TEMP= 8.3 / CCD Temperature (Celcius)
PIXSIZE1= 6.44921875 / Pixel Size 1 (microns)
PIXSIZE2= 6.44921875 / Pixel Size 2 (microns)
XBINNING= 1 / Binning factor in width
YBINNING= 1 / Binning factor in height
FRAME = 'Light ' / Frame Type
FILTER = 'UVIR ' / Filter name
FOCALLEN= 1507. / Focal Length (mm)
OBJCTRA = '14 16 15.65' / Object RA
OBJCTDEC= '19 06 31.19' / Object DEC
EQUINOX = 2000 / Equinox
CRVAL1 = 214.065215632326 / CRVAL1
CRVAL2 = 19.1086629455481 / CRVAL1
RADECSYS= 'FK5 ' / RADECSYS
CTYPE1 = 'RA---TAN' / CTYPE1
CTYPE2 = 'DEC--TAN' / CTYPE2
CRPIX1 = 696. / CRPIX1
CRPIX2 = 520. / CRPIX2
SECPIX1 = 0.882862526957532 / SECPIX1
SECPIX2 = 0.882862526957532 / SECPIX2
CDELT1 = 0.000245239590821537 / CDELT1
CDELT2 = 0.000245239590821537 / CDELT2
CROTA1 = 183.3 / CROTA1
CROTA2 = 183.3 / CROTA2
DATE-OBS= '2017-03-27T19:57:17.278' / UTC start date of observation
COMMENT Generated by INDI
DATAMIN = 1460. / Minimum value
DATAMAX = 65535. / Maximum value
DATE = '2017-03-27T19:58:55' / file creation date (YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss UT)
HISTORY Modified by KStars on 2017-03-27T21:58:55
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I did a platesolving near Arcturus so I don't know why it is off by so much.
Just remove the .txt extension to get a .fits

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Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'Alignment mystery' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi there..
I've had it like that for a long time now but I never really cared about it but of course it would be nice to have it corrected.
Br
/Markku

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Ray Wells thanked Markku Siitonen in topic ASI CCD Driver Issue 9 months ago
Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'ASI CCD Driver Issue' in the forum. 9 months ago

There is a new build ready now and my SX cameras work again ;) so it was just a bad build.
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Bill thanked Markku Siitonen in topic ASI CCD Driver Issue 9 months ago
Markku Siitonen replied to the topic 'ASI CCD Driver Issue' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi guys,
I just tried my SX cameras and none of them did connect, after downgrading to previous version it worked again..
So I think you can wait until next build or do a downgrade like this :
sudo dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/indi-full_1.4~201703192003~ubuntu16.04.1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/libindi1_1.4.1+r2992~201703192155~ubuntu16.04.1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/libindi-data_1.4.1+r2992~201703192155~ubuntu16.04.1_all.deb
I'm not shure this is a correct way to do it but it worked..
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/Markku

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Markku Siitonen created a new topic ' SX camera exposure time..' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi Jasem,

I just noticed that there is no difference between 0.001 or a 0.090 seconds of exposure ?? that is while using my SXVR-H9 cam.

Br,
/Markku

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