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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:

Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS

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Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS was created by cbutterworth

I have been setting up my StellarMate using the INDI Web Server on the StellarMate and connecting via KStars/Ekos, etc. on my Mac.

There is one annoying issue that I cannot fix:

The KStars time on the Mac does not update with the date on my mount (built-in GPS). Instead, it seems to get the date and time from the system clock on the StellarMate.

Is there a workaround?

Thanks,
Charlie
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Replied by starman345 on topic Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS

Did you try setting the parameter at Kstars -->settings-->configure kstars-->INDIE ?
Sounds like "mount updates Kstars" is the one you want.
-Brian

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Replied by cbutterworth on topic Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS

I have tried this, but it doesn't seem to work.

It does work when I run KStars on the StellarMate via VNC, BUT when I run KStars on my Mac via the INDI Web server, as soon as I set Ekos to connect, the date in KStars on the Mac goes back to the system time on the StellarMate.

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Replied by cbutterworth on topic Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS

To make matters worse.......

I opened up KStars on my Mac without it connected to anything. I entered my location and time.

Then, I did a quick search for the Sun. I get a statement that it is below the horizon, but when I look out my window, it blinds me!

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Replied by wvreeven on topic Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS

This may seem a silly question but are you sure the sign of the longitude of your location is correct? It needs to be negative for longitudes west of Greenwich and positive for east. If it is incorrect then trying to correct it via KStars never worked for me. I had to open up the mycitydb.sqlite database file with the sqlite3 tool and correct it manually.


HTH, Wouter
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Replied by cbutterworth on topic Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS

I went into Kstars on the Mac without any connection to StellarMate. I entered my location with negative sign for longitude. However, Kstars still insists that at 10am, here in Denver, the Sun is below the horizon.

To verify this, I looked out the window. Indeed it was there. SkySafari and Stellarium show it as visible, but Kstars insists that it is below the horizon.

How do I find the mycitydb.sqlite? A simple find on Mac doesn't show it. Is it embedded within Kstars and accessible via Terminal?

I re-installed Kstars fully, but same problem!
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Replied by wvreeven on topic Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS

On Mac it is located in ~/Library/Application Support/kstars. It is possible that kstars is spelled with one or more capitals. I am typing this off by heart. Sorry if I state something very obvious, but ~ means your home directory.


Wouter
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ASI1600MM-C CCD and filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
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Replied by Ihoujin on topic Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS

"On Mac it is located in ~/Library/Application Support/kstars."
No experience with Mac, but in Linux, spaces in a drive path is often a subtle, but major problem.
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Replied by wvreeven on topic Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS

Indeed and it does as well on Mac. However, that only affects paths to binary executables for instance when installing KStars in “/Applications/KStars 3.1.1” or so. On Mac, all applications store their configurations in the “~/Library/Application Support” directory so that is not the issue here.


Wouter
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