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INDI Library v1.9.7 Released (29 Jul 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

Python 3 Mac OSX

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Replied by luca porfiri on topic Python 3 Mac OSX

I recommend installing Python 3, from www.python.org website. Then everything becomes simple and I installed without problems. For me is SOLVED
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Replied by Wouter van Reeven on topic Python 3 Mac OSX


As promised on Facebook, here is a reply. Judging by the screenshots that you included, astropy failed to install. Can you open a command line terminal and type

brew install astropy

and let us know what the result of that command was?


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Replied by Ryan McMurray on topic Python 3 Mac OSX

I think its telling me that anaconda installed astropy. I get an error code when I tell brew to do it. Here is a screen grab.
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Replied by Wouter van Reeven on topic Python 3 Mac OSX

Sorry, my bad. I typed too quickly and was assuming that astrometry.net needed to be installed instead of astropy. There indeed is no homebrew cask for astropy.

And thanks to your reply I see what the problem could be. KStars doesn't know about anaconda and wants to install astropy globally on your Mac instead of relying on anaconda. I am afraid that the different Python installations are competing with each other. Can you try to disable anaconda for your terminal (edit .profile and comment out all anaconda related lines by putting a # at the start of the line) and restart your terminal? Then try the pip install astropy command again and let us know how it went.
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ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and 5 slot 1.25" filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
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Replied by Andrew Burwell on topic Python 3 Mac OSX

If you haven't tried it yet. Try the sextractor settings. This is an area that was updated recently where people (including myself) had trouble with multiple versions of python installed. See my settings. This skips python, using sextractor instead, and alleviated all my issues. It's also way faster at plate solving than python was. You will need to install the latest version of KStars/EKOS to access this.

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Replied by Ryan McMurray on topic Python 3 Mac OSX

Thanks! to be totally honest though, I have no idea what that even means, (edit .profile and comment out all anaconda related lines by putting a # at the start of the line). which lines? the error codes or the ones that says the files are found in anaconda? I got the sextractor to work for 1 night but it hasnt since.
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Replied by Wouter van Reeven on topic Python 3 Mac OSX

The .profile file is a file with settings for your terminal (where you type commands) that get loaded everytime you open a new terminal. To edit it, open a temrinal and type

nano .profile

In that file you should see some line containing >>> conda initialize >>> and another one a few lines down containing <<< conda initialize <<. Simply move the cursor down to the start of each of the lines in betwee those two and type a # character. Then use CTRL-X to exit. You will be prompted for saving the file and there you type y for yes. Now close the terminal and open again. Your command prompt should not contain (base) anymore. If that's the case, you have successfully disabled anaconda and can type the pip install astropy command again.

Regarding sextractror, any clue as to error messages or so that you get when it doesn't work would be useful. Without that info it will be impossible for us to help you.
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Replied by Ryan McMurray on topic Python 3 Mac OSX

Got the solver to work with sexrractor last night, but it wouldnt slew to target. here is a screen grab I know it probable doesnt give you too much info.
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Replied by Andrew Burwell on topic Python 3 Mac OSX

I often open up the mount tab, then open the mount control window, and issue a goto command to go to the specific object again. Then solve the location on the alignment tab. I keep the mount control window open to manually issue goto commands. It should be sending you to the target though.
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Replied by Ryan McMurray on topic Python 3 Mac OSX

I generally issue my commands through the kstars planetarium software. It gets me pretty damn close, that capture on the platesolve is from the goto on the planetarium. When the platesolve worked that one night, it would center the object by slewing my scope after I sent the scope to the object. Should I be entering the coordinates into the solver for it to slew the scope without using the goto?
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Replied by Wouter van Reeven on topic Python 3 Mac OSX

Next time, please make sure that the debug logs are enabled and share them here. See this link

www.indilib.org/support/logs-submission.html

for how to do that. Note that you need to click on the Go To Editor link in this forum (to the lower right of where you enter comments) to be able to add attachments to your comments.
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Replied by Andrew Burwell on topic Python 3 Mac OSX


It's possible that you're not clicking on the object directly, that you are clicking nearby. Hence, the object not centering. It could be you're precisely centered on where you clicked.

It's best to open the mount control panel, from there, you can type in the objects identifier like NGC 1234, or M1 or whatever it is. Then hit the goto button, and it will go precisely to that object. I find this is more reliable than clicking within the planetarium window of Kstars.
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