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INDI Library v1.7.6 Released. (27 Feb 2019)

First release of 2019 comes with quite a few new drivers across the board along with significant performance improvements to INDI camera and live streaming performance. Many drivers received significant updates to improve performance & stability, while a few were re-written from scratch to be in line with INDI standards. Here are some of the highlights:

Horizon Data

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Horizon Data was created by RogueSquadron

I read in old posts from 2016 about a horizon module to take local horizon constraints like neighboring buildings into account.

I could not find it in the latest KStars version. Is this module still around? Would be very handy to incorporate this in the scheduler's calculation for the best targets.

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Amin
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Replied by TallFurryMan on topic Re:Horizon Data

It is still there, and the feature to include this constraint in the Scheduler is still in the plan. But no ETA for now, there are many robustness issues to tackle first.

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Replied by RogueSquadron on topic Re:Horizon Data

Eric, could you tell me where I find it in KStars?
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Replied by TallFurryMan on topic Re:Horizon Data

Sorry, the feature is in Settings, Artificial Horizon. You draw polygons, starting at 0 degrees altitude and finishing at 0 degrees, then closing the shape. The interface is a bit rough, but on my side I could map my garden trees to give users an idea of the obstacles.

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Replied by RogueSquadron on topic Re:Horizon Data

Thank you Eric, I found it, but excuse my dumbness: how do I enter Altitude information. I have a series of data from Observer Pro with e.g. 31° (tall tree), I tried to enter 31, but it does not accept it.
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Replied by Lead_weight on topic Re:Horizon Data

There's an excellent program on the iPhone called Observer Pro. It allows you to hold your phone where your tripod would sit, and use the camera to pan around and draw the polygons that shape your horizon view. I did a quick write up of it on my site . Anyway, it has a way to export that data to a file from within the iPhone app. (I've exported it and loaded it into Sky Safari Pro). I'm wondering if this could be used somehow to import into KStars/EKOS?
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Replied by RogueSquadron on topic Re:Horizon Data

I am using the same program and had a look at the export file. It is basically a list of lines with 2 values, one for the azimuth and the other for the altitude. I wanted to enter the values manually. For 0° it say 31.8 in the file, so I tried to enter 31 anyhow but failed.
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Replied by ryandkg on topic Horizon Data

Noticed that this was still open and wanted to add the following.

I used Observer Pro on my iPad to map the horizon in my backyard and then was able to email that data to myself from the app.

The data file from Observer Pro was comma delimited but INDI/Ekos was expecting tab delimited so a quick search/replace/copy/save was able to create an horizon file that could be opened on the Horizon tab in the INDI mount control panel.
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Replied by Lead_weight on topic Horizon Data

Wow, that's awesome, I'm going to try that.
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