I am finishing up my RPI4 control box, and will put my Nexstar 11 GPS on line soon. I am kinda in the same boat, hoping Ekos with Indie will
allow me to start some astrophotography. I have a ASI 1600 monochrome camera, filter wheel, and a mini for guiding.
Waiting in the wings is a 10" astrograph, but no mount yet.
Take care and good luck,
Never mind. It was because I did not start GPSD in the Indie control panel. Now, the Tallahassee FL is replaced with
I have the GPS module working, and gpsmon shows the correct time, lat and lon.
The RPI4 shows the correct Geographic Location and elevation under Preferences Geographic Location.
I have disabled the virtual gps.
I have checked the box in KStars which says: GPS updates KStars.
The lower left corner of the KStars screen still shows Tallahasse, FL, which is the closest large city to me.
I cannot find: GPS Panel anywhere.
How do I know KStars has the correct data? The time in the upper left is correct, but, I suppose, it could be getting that from the internet.
I feel dumb asking this question, but I cannot find the volume control on Astroberry with RPI4.
Also, there is no sound through the HDMI.
I put on headphones, and can barely hear any YouTube audio..
That is encouraging!
I wonder if Ekos would still do the thing of moving the mount 3 times 30 degrees for an Az/El???
I am getting all my equipment running, and having success. I have the RPI4 talking to both cameras, and the filter wheel. I have NOT brought in
the Nexstar 11 yet. It is RS-232, and I have a USB adapter for it. I do not think the hardware interface should be a problem with Ekos.
Anyway, I am blown away with the idea that one does not need to do an actual polar alignment in Ekos.!
My question is: would this also work with an Az/El mount like the Nexstar??? Could I also plate solve with the Az/El mount?
I have a 10" astrograph as well, but no mount as of yet. I know field rotation and focal length are major issues with the Nexstar, but I would like to
try some 1-2 minute exposures here where the skies are pretty dark.