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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:

Stupid KStars/Ekos question #45730: Can I see the images during solve/slew?

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Stupid KStars/Ekos question #45730: Can I see the images during solve/slew? was created by fewayne

Hey all,

If there were any stars visible I'd just set up my scope and find out myself, but as my friend says, it's like a Cecil B. DeMille movie around here: Over-cast.

Heh. He cracks himself up.

Anyway, I have used the "Capture and Solve" button on the Ekos Alignment tab to good effect. But it's often somewhat mysterious, in that it'll shoot, solve, declare that the solution is not within parameters, and just keep doing that. Sometimes I'll interrupt it and find the target is certainly centered well enough for my purposes...other times, not so much.

I'd like to keep track of how the process is proceeding. One way would be to close the Ekos window or move it out of the way and watch where KStars thinks my mount is pointing in the planetarium view, but that's hard with the Raspberry Pi's limited screen real estate. Viewing the captured image on which the solver is chewing would be a big plus.

Does the image which is captured for plate-solving get displayed anywhere -- say, on the Setup tab? You'd think it would be on the Alignment tab but that has not been my experience.

Thanks!
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Replied by knro on topic Stupid KStars/Ekos question #45730: Can I see the images during solve/slew?

The image is displayed in the alignment module... you don't see the image?
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Replied by fewayne on topic Stupid KStars/Ekos question #45730: Can I see the images during solve/slew?

Well, I was pretty sure that I wasn't seeing it -- it has been a couple of weeks since I tried, though, so maybe my brain was just frozen. (See, I warned you it was a stupid question.)

Or perhaps the image was there, but just didn't have enough exposure to generate human pattern recognition. OK, new question: if that's the case, is it possible to find the latest frame and open it with FITS Viewer so I can apply autostretch to it? I suppose I could also just make the exposure much longer too.
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Replied by rlancaste on topic Stupid KStars/Ekos question #45730: Can I see the images during solve/slew?

Hopefully this helps

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Replied by fewayne on topic Stupid KStars/Ekos question #45730: Can I see the images during solve/slew?

Well, if THAT doesn't help I'm evidently pretty much beyond all help. Thanks. <shuffles off, blushing furiously>
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Replied by rlancaste on topic Stupid KStars/Ekos question #45730: Can I see the images during solve/slew?

Well honestly I think we need more diagrams like that explaining how to use the software.
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Replied by knro on topic Stupid KStars/Ekos question #45730: Can I see the images during solve/slew?

I absolutely concur Rob! What software did you use? We need to annotate all the modules like this, though because there are so many things, it might get crowded.. or maybe have different images for different workflows? for example:

1. To solve an image: ...
2. To load & slew: ...

..etc?
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Replied by rlancaste on topic Stupid KStars/Ekos question #45730: Can I see the images during solve/slew?

No special software, just OS X. I took a screenshot and then immediately annotated it using the built in tools. Mojave now has the annotation tools built into the screenshot taking mechanism on OS X, so that you can annotate it before you save it, whereas before you had to open the screenshot that was taken in the program preview and then click the A button on the toolbar.
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Replied by fewayne on topic Stupid KStars/Ekos question #45730: Can I see the images during solve/slew?

I does love me some Mojave!
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