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INDI Library v1.8.1 Released (09 Sep 2019)

Monthly maintenance release INDI v1.8.1

Ekos Guiding Module/PHD and Dithering

2 months 6 days ago
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Ekos Guiding Module/PHD and Dithering #44201
A weird thing keeps happening... I connect PHD to Ekos and start calibration/guiding with PHD but for some reason the Ekos module just says it's calibrated. It shows RMS numbers but the graph doesn't seem to show movements. I have to either press "Stop" and then "Guide" in Ekos to get Ekos to connect to PHD properly. This wouldn't be an issue if dithering was working but that's the problem. This is the only way to get dithering to work. I've used PHD and Ekos together plenty of times without this issue but as soon as I started using 3.3.6 it's been happening. Any ideas as to why or how to prevent this from happening? Thanks! -Wes

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2 months 6 days ago
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Ekos Guiding Module/PHD and Dithering #44202
Someone had made some changes to Ekos's PHD2 support in order to improve the way some things worked, unfortunately, it broke some other things that were pretty important.

So about a week ago, I took on the project of fixing it. I spent a large amount of time fixing those issues, and then I went ahead and added bunch more functionality.

The changes were pushed to the Git repository about a day ago. Can you check one of the latest builds to see if it is fixed in the new version? Are you using Windows, Mac, or Linux?

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2 months 6 days ago
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Ekos Guiding Module/PHD and Dithering #44204
Would love to check it out tonight. Should be clear here. I'm using RPI4 with StellarMate. If you can briefly tell me how to download the latest build on StellarMate (RPI4) I'd be happy to test it.

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2 months 6 days ago
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Ekos Guiding Module/PHD and Dithering #44211
Jasem put instructions on this page:

indilib.org/download.html

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2 months 6 days ago
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Ekos Guiding Module/PHD and Dithering #44222
This is exactly why I keep a backup memory card of stable and hitch free state. Any updates are installed on a secondary memory card on a trial basis until satisfied with performance.

INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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2 months 1 day ago
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Ekos Guiding Module/PHD and Dithering #44433
I still don't understand how to get nightly builds. I'm running a RPI4 with KDE and tried to use the Ubuntu instructions but that didn't work.

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2 months 22 hours ago
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Ekos Guiding Module/PHD and Dithering #44451
Can you clarify what you did exactly and in what way that didn't work?

Wouter

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R

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2 months 16 hours ago
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Ekos Guiding Module/PHD and Dithering #44463
I used " sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/indinightly " and received a message saying something to the effect of "Command not found".

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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Ekos Guiding Module/PHD and Dithering #44588
Hi ...
you have to install the package "software-properties-common" via "sudo apt-get install software-properties-common".

Regards,

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