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Danny Bower replied to the topic 'Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference?' in the forum. less than a minute ago

porkyhttp wrote: EkosLive is a service and it is not related if you use astroberry or other systems. I am interested to the OFFLINE version, but I do not know how it works


Indeed however in an earlier post someone mentioned that one of the differences between Stellarmate and Astroberry was EKOS Live and this is not the case.

Both use KStars/EKOS and both use an RPi so the differences come down to either accessing the control panel via an app or via VNC (although with Stellarmate you have both options) and that's about it and EKOS Live largely eradicates this difference as there isn't much the app does that Live does not.

In terms of the functionality of Kstars/EKOS they are the, to all intents and purposes, the same and using KStars/EKOS on one is identical to using it on the other. The setup up wizard of Stellarmate is slightly slicker and you are more shielded from the underlying OS but the difference is marginal so it comes down to support. With Stellarmate you get perhaps a quicker response although that said I raised an issue with the developer of Astroberry on another forum yesterday and he pushed out a fix this morning.

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Walter Marchewka replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 25 minutes ago

@ MG!IFOS! this is what i did to get the camera driver working in Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop and Ubuntu Mate x64 on the rpi.

From memory:

create directories to hold project and builds:
mkdir ~/libsv305-build
mkdir ~/indi-sv305-build
mkdir ~/sv305project

download project from github:
cd ~/sv305project
git clone --depth=1 github.com/thx8411/indi-3rdparty.git
git checkout thx8411_sv305_2

build library:
change to the ~/libsv305-build directory
cmake ~/sv305project/indi-3rdparty/libsv305
make
sudo make install

build driver:
change to the ~/indi-sv305-build directory
cmake ~/sv305project/indi-3rdparty/indi-sv305
make
sudo make install

to start the indiserver
sudo indiserver indi-sv305-ccd

i had to start the indiserver as sudo, though im unsure why at this point. perhaps because the library and driver were installed as sudo.
this library is still experimental (though its working quite well).

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ALESSANDRO PENSATO replied to the topic 'Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference?' in the forum. 46 minutes ago

EkosLive is a service and it is not related if you use astroberry or other systems. I am interested to the OFFLINE version, but I do not know how it works

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Danny Bower replied to the topic 'GPS issue - time resetting' in the forum. 52 minutes ago

Just a quick note on this. I managed to raise this with Radek on the SGL forum and he has just pushed through a fix which appears to be working so you just need to sudo apt upadte and sudo apt upgrade and it should ok. I have tested the fix using 1 second updates for the GPS and all seems well.

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Danny Bower replied to the topic 'Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference?' in the forum. 53 minutes ago

It is worth noting that EKOS Live is available to Astroberry users as well. Just register on EKOS Live and in the EKOS control click on the little cloud symbol and hey presto - just pop in your log in details and away you go. I have tested this and it works very well.



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Ricardo Serpell replied to the topic 'Phone/tablet friendly interface for Ekos' in the forum. 54 minutes ago

Thank you for your replies. I wasn't aware of Ekos live. Not exactly what I was looking for, but close.

rickbassham wrote: Some quick searches of the forum show that Stellarmate has an offline version for Ekos Live. Which is good if you are using a Raspberry Pi for imaging.


That would be great indeed. I'll search for it.

I thought of using Apache on the pi to serve webpages to interact with Kstars+Ekos, using PHP to execute local scripts. Not knowing if Ekos accepted command-line commands I thought of using xdotool or similar to directly click on its window, and some screen capture tool to obtain images from it to display on the webpage (overall a very brute approach). An offline version of Ekos live would be much better, as the interfacing has already been taken care of.

I'll see what can be done with it in its current development stage.

All the best,
Ricardo

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Joaquin created a new topic ' pip3 install pyindi-client Unable to find libindiclient.a' in the forum. 1 hour 12 minutes ago

I try to install pyindi-client as described in installing_pyndi_client .
When I try to pip install, for example, with

sudo pip3 install pyindi-client
I always get an error saying that setup.py cannot find libindiclient.a
Downloading pyindi-client-0.2.5.tar.gz (12 kB)
    ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1:
     command: /usr/bin/python3 -c 'import sys, setuptools, tokenize; sys.argv[0] = '"'"'/tmp/pip-install-7g1ed4rp/pyindi-client/setup.py'"'"'; __file__='"'"'/tmp/pip-install-7g1ed4rp/pyindi-client/setup.py'"'"';f=getattr(tokenize, '"'"'open'"'"', open)(__file__);code=f.read().replace('"'"'\r\n'"'"', '"'"'\n'"'"');f.close();exec(compile(code, __file__, '"'"'exec'"'"'))' egg_info --egg-base /tmp/pip-install-7g1ed4rp/pyindi-client/pip-egg-info
         cwd: /tmp/pip-install-7g1ed4rp/pyindi-client/
    Complete output (3 lines):
    Unable to find libindiclient.a in ['/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu', '/usr/lib', '/usr/lib64', '/lib', '/lib64', '/usr/local/lib']
    Please specify a path where to find libindiclient.a in the setup.py script
    Exiting
    ----------------------------------------
ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1: python setup.py egg_info Check the logs for full command output.
I searched for this file in the system but I didn't find it.
I found a few threads in this forum with similar problems but I could not extract any clue/solution for my case.
I must say I am used to python (about 15 years being my main programming language) but unfortunately I am dumb as a brick in linux/ubuntu.
So bear with me if this is a stupid question.

I am in a desktop PC running Ubuntu 20.04.1

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Steve Conway replied to the topic 'How can I select stepper2 on Adafruit Motor Hat on Astroberry' in the forum. 1 hour 40 minutes ago

Thanks Radek this looks like solution I was looking for.

This will save me buying a new Motor Hat

Thanks for your help

Steve

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steve created a new topic ' guiding: resume after cloud' in the forum. 1 hour 51 minutes ago

Hi everyone

i wonder what we think about the benefit of having the option of a:
'Reset alignment after guiding failure'
toggle for the scheduler.

it may give us an extra chance to resume in the correct position after a cloud passes.

Cheers and clear skies,
Steve

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Jean-Luc replied to the topic 'The second HDMI screen is not activated, correct driver for AZEQ5 mount' in the forum. 1 hour 57 minutes ago

I believe that it is not a good idea to run simultaneously the hand controller and the USB serial interface of your mount. The hand controller and the indi-eqmod driver may send serial messages at the same time, and I don't know if this is supported (I mean electrically, there is only one wire for the RX port on the microcontroller, thus there should be some multiplexing somewhere or some short circuit protection). And as suggested by Avocette, both the hand controller and the indi-eqmod driver will have their own idea of where the mount is pointing. I believe it may depend on the order of your actions, without speaking of the auxillary encoders and different alignment models. If you perform an alignment with the hand controller, indi-eqmod has no way to access this model, and obviously vice-versa.

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Jean-Luc replied to the topic 'PyINDI - Photo Capture Issues' in the forum. 2 hours 15 minutes ago

Hi,
May you try without running kstars at the same time ?
It seems the python client does not get the blob data (you may easily check that, there is a print in the newblob callback in the tutorial code).
If you see the print message, there may be something updated in the threading.Event python library which causes this issue.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Tutorials for INDI Python programming' in the forum. 2 hours 35 minutes ago

1. You monitor the property and check if it changed to the new filter number.
2. There is no current filter slot name text property.
3. There are 3 BLOB modes from the client point of view:
3.1 B_NEVER: Never send any binary data (default)
3.2 B_ALSO: Send binary along with regular INDI Messages.
3.2 B_ONLY: Only send binary object, no regular INDI messages are sent.

I added the python article to the tutorial. Do you think you have update it to clarify any issues? or write a new one based on it perhaps?

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John Stern replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 2 hours 44 minutes ago

Hi, apologies if this has been answered in detail - I have this camera and want to use for guiding with an rPi4 & Astroberry. A few weeks ago I attempted to install the driver mentioned in these threads (I believe) but no luck, camera wasn't recognized using any of the software in AB (Kstars/EKos, etc). I have some time again to work on it and I was wondering if maybe I had installed the wrong driver (or incorrectly)? Can someone help point to the location of the latest driver? Is there a guide for installing, in case I did so incorrectly? And can this cam be used as a guide cam with this driver? Sorry for all of the questions, I'm just really anxious to get this part sorted out so I can determine definitively where the issue(s) is. Thanks!

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Jean-Luc replied to the topic 'SPC900 LX without mod' in the forum. 2 hours 44 minutes ago

Hi alxgomz,
You need a modded camera to control the long exposure (it sets a specific pin available on the internal connector of the cam).
Usually the control of the long exposure pin is made through a serial port (RTS if I remember) and this adds another cable in addtion to the USB camera port.
The LXLED mod consists in unsoldering the led on the board and using that wire to control the long exposure pin. And the LXLED also needs a modded version
of the pwc kernel driver (which does not expose the LED control).
Thus unfortunately, you would have to mod the cam if you want to use it with long exposure.

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olivier GUEROULT replied to the topic 'Post your INDI Setup!' in the forum. 3 hours 22 minutes ago

Hello, i change my setup

Before in this topic:
indilib.org/forum/gallery/1014-post-your....html?start=60#42277

Stellarmate on RPI4 (box Argon one), Power box GX12 connector 2pins (home made), Hub usb3 12V startech powered (and RPI4 powered with this), EAF ZWO, QHY183M (with FW CFW3), Evoguide 50ED SW with QHY5LII-M and GPS.
TSA102 on AZEQ6.
[Warning: Spoiler!]

M27
60x180s L Filters
10x180s RGB Filters



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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Kstars 3.5.0 works great - minor Scheduler/Guider integration issue' in the forum. 3 hours 30 minutes ago

btw, Markus patch for AP Experimental was merged in a couple of days ago. Is that working for you? It's suppose to fix the issues reported before.

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