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AstroPi3 Scripts revised

1 month 3 weeks ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42475
I can now use Raspbian buster with AstroPi3 script in my pi3B and Pi4B without issue.

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Tom

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42506
Ok I made both of those changes. It does seem to be a little faster.

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42507
correction, I posted a minute ago when it had just started the script. Actually I think it was significantly faster. Thank you for the tip! Now I don't have to wait so long. . .

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42557
Just got my RP4 and installed using your AstroPi3 script. Worked like a charm - very easy and smooth. I skipped the part about static IP if connected directly to laptop via cable (is this a standard Ethernet cable?) because I wasn’t really sure about the IP’s - how can I set this up later?

Also when I opened the VNC connection KDE promoted me with some setup questions and asked if it should Update the system software etc. I answered no just in case - was this the correct approach?

Other than that it looks good. Can’t wait to try it with equipment attached, but I feel like I need to install a fan in the case first as the RP4 was extremely hot already a few minutes after booting (before even running the AstroPi3 script).

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42558
astrometry.cfg was not found. I had to install astrometry.net
sudo apt-get install astrometry.net

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42559
In the Raspbian script??

It should get installed on line 565.

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42560
You sure do need a fan on the rpi4, don’t try and run without one as you will throttle the CPU...it’s a must in these little things.. :)

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42561

andefeldt wrote: Just got my RP4 and installed using your AstroPi3 script. Worked like a charm - very easy and smooth. I skipped the part about static IP if connected directly to laptop via cable (is this a standard Ethernet cable?) because I wasn’t really sure about the IP’s - how can I set this up later?

Also when I opened the VNC connection KDE promoted me with some setup questions and asked if it should Update the system software etc. I answered no just in case - was this the correct approach?

Other than that it looks good. Can’t wait to try it with equipment attached, but I feel like I need to install a fan in the case first as the RP4 was extremely hot already a few minutes after booting (before even running the AstroPi3 script).


You can just re - run the script later to set up the static ip. You should really know what IP your computer self assigns to itself before doing this. It *should* be in the 169 range, but it is not guaranteed. That's easy to test, just:
1. disconnect your laptop from any network by going far away
2. (maybe) connect the ethernet cable between the pi and your laptop (This may or may not be needed to make it give itself an IP)
3. Take a look at what IP address your computer self assigns.

Do you mean that it wanted to update the software before or after you ran the script? One of the steps in the script is to update everything. So I would be surprised if it had another update after that. But yes, you can let it update things if you like.

Be sure to test everything inside thoroughly before going out under the sky. Do it with the simulators, and then later do it with real equipment. Then try doing a real observing session.

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42563

Ihoujin wrote: astrometry.cfg was not found. I had to install astrometry.net
<code>sudo apt-get install astrometry.net</code>

I also found this lack of a cfg file in my most recent installation but I cured it by saving a configuration within Ekos Alignment or was it Indi - I don’t recall the details now I’m afraid!

Currently running KStars/Ekos/Indi on a Raspberry Pi 4B 2GByte under Raspbian thanks to AstroPi3 Script
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1 month 2 weeks ago
andefeldt
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42570

AstroNerd wrote: You sure do need a fan on the rpi4, don’t try and run without one as you will throttle the CPU...it’s a must in these little things.. :)


Yeah, I was a bit surprised about that, cause I’ve had multiple RP3’s with only passive cooling that never got hot. The RP4 was hot right after first boot of Rasbian. So I ordered a fan right away, should come today or tomorrow latest.

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42571

rlancaste wrote: You can just re - run the script later to set up the static ip. You should really know what IP your computer self assigns to itself before doing this. It *should* be in the 169 range, but it is not guaranteed. That's easy to test, just:
1. disconnect your laptop from any network by going far away
2. (maybe) connect the ethernet cable between the pi and your laptop (This may or may not be needed to make it give itself an IP)
3. Take a look at what IP address your computer self assigns.

Do you mean that it wanted to update the software before or after you ran the script? One of the steps in the script is to update everything. So I would be surprised if it had another update after that. But yes, you can let it update things if you like.

Be sure to test everything inside thoroughly before going out under the sky. Do it with the simulators, and then later do it with real equipment. Then try doing a real observing session.


Ok, I’ll run the astropi3 script again then for the IP setup. Or can I do it a quicker way?

But it’s just a normal Ethernet cable, right?

It was first time I booted after your script KDE told me that it would Update the software. I’ll let it do it next time then.

Thanks

SkyWatcher ED80 Pro
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro with Rowan Belt Mod with EQDIR cable
ZWO ASI294MC Pro imaging camera
QHY5L-II-C guide camera on 50mm guidescope
Controlled from Kstars/Ekos on Mac

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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AstroPi3 Scripts revised #42572
Yes I just use a normal ethernet cable

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