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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

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DSS Offline HiPS

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Replied by Giles on topic DSS Offline HiPS

I ended my torrent seeding, let me know if you want it re-enabled (and seed some more).
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Replied by Andrew on topic DSS Offline HiPS

I still seed the 1-4 level. But only when my computer is left on.
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Replied by Chad on topic DSS Offline HiPS

I dont trust myself with torrents as i have not kept up on the client side of things. I will just get malware unless you can recommend a client.

I would there there has to be a way to get them from the official source and not second hand.
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Replied by dronglobe on topic DSS Offline HiPS

If you use Google Chrome, you could download an extension from the Chrome Web Store called the 'Free Download Manager'.

With that downloaded & enabled in the browser, you just have to click the links on Giles' blog post and it will pull the download neatly.
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Replied by Giles on topic DSS Offline HiPS

I discovered a way to download this data.
I'm not going to reveal how I downloaded the data.
The reason for this is that the people who own the data, while saying that the data can be obtained and used for non-commercial purposes, have put restrictions on its use (see the statement on my blog post).
However, they didn't actually put restrictions on the distribution of the data, though it remains within their copyright, so I feel it fine to seed these as torrents.
I'm not distributing these in any other format, it is up to the open-source community to perpetuate this and torrent, while often associated with clandestine software piracy, is the way to do this.
If you find no seeds available, then I can re-enable mine.
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Replied by alacant on topic DSS Offline HiPS

Hi everyone

I downloaded from the dropbox link:
www.dropbox.com/s/v91m68pcnfybgy7/hips.tar.gz?dl=0
and ended up with a folder called usr. I just copied it to a folder called HIPS somewhere I could remember.

Guessing that this is one method of installing it (?).

Cheers and clear skies,
Steve
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Replied by Giles on topic DSS Offline HiPS

What you've done works...

The hips.tar.gz file is set up that you would do the following:

cd /
sudo tar zxvf hips.tar.gz

This would end up with the NorderX directories in the /usr/share/kstars/HIPS folder, which is a more standard location for the kstars systemwide (in that they're available read-only for all users on a system, rather than having them in your home folder.
Then you would just point kstars to look at the /usr/share/kstars/HIPS in the dialog that you screenshotted.

You don't have to change what you've done, I'm just explaining why they have the /usr/share/kstars path prefix in the tar file.
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Replied by alacant on topic DSS Offline HiPS

Does anyone know what the bottom button marked 'Sources' is for?
What, if anything, should I choose there?
TIA.
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Replied by Andrew on topic DSS Offline HiPS

Sources contains a list of alternative sky maps from a large assortment of sky surveys. Many are somewhat interesting to look at, but DSS is the most practical use for framing.
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
Waveshare Stepper Motor Board - DIY Focuser
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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Replied by Bernd Limburg on topic DSS Offline HiPS

Bit late to the party and no seeds for Norder6 and 7 active anymore... so could some of you torrent hosters re-seed 6 and 7, please?

thx a lot,
Bernd
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Replied by Giles on topic DSS Offline HiPS

Seeding for a while now...
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Replied by Bernd Limburg on topic DSS Offline HiPS

Tracker says 2 peers indeed... but no download activity. Must be a problem with my settings. Although Torrent for Norder1-4 worked flawlessly 30 min ago.

Will restart my PC and see if that helps, but thanks for seeding anyhow.
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