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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

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

KStars v3.4.0 Released

Thanks to all our great contributors for this new great release of KStars. Check the highlights here: knro.blogspot.com/2020/02/kstars-v340-is-released.html
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2 years 9 months ago #49482

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Cool - thanks! Even though I used 3.4.0 from nightlies for a while I never noticed the Sextrator option. Will give it a try.
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Hummm with 3.4.0 the arrow keys always turn around the pole! I don’t remember to be so “pole bound” on 3.3.X. Are there any way to scape from pole? I’ve tried to change to altaz guides but it remains bound to the North Pole.

(I’m using macOS 10.15.3 Catalina)
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I am running on 10.15.3 Catalina as well and do not experience that issue with KStars 3.4.0. Have you tried pressing for instance the W button to go to West?


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Replied by Doug S on topic KStars v3.4.0 Released

Hi Jasem, Congrats on the 3.4 release. I thought this upcoming release might coincide with a fix for Pi4 hotspot / USB issues which was stated previously as only a few days out. Any update on when that release will occur? Some of us either need that release or will need to find alternatives. The issue continues to be a show stopper for Pi4-4GB. Would it be best in your opinion to revert to Pi3? Any advice is appreciated...

p.s. You might want to correct the blog SExtractor reference (spelling). Otherwise it's a bit confusing for those of us familiar with SExtractor already.
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When I press W or E I go to the West or East cardinal point but with the pole at the top and a n angled horizon. If I press the arrow keys they always move on AR or DEC.


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It looks like you are in equatorial mode. Press space bar to switch to azimuthal mode.
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I feel so stupid now. I has been using KStars/Ekos for 3 months now and I didn’t know about the space bar behavior

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Replied by Jerry Black on topic KStars v3.4.0 Released

For me, with the Stellarmate OS 1.5, IL don't see the Sextractor option for plate solving in the astrometry.net configuration tab, with either the released OS or switching to the bleeding edge, although it reports kstars 3.4.0 Build: 2020-02-08T18:45:26Z

Should it be there?

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A 2/8 build is too old. I added the Sextractor option this week, on 2/11 and 2/12.
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Replied by Jerry Black on topic KStars v3.4.0 Released

Thanks, I suspected as much, having looked at the commit history. The release notes for 3.4 (knro.blogspot.com) said it was included, so I was a little confused, hoping it extended to the new stellarmate 1.5. I'll be more patient...
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