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Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS

1 year 9 months ago
cbutterworth
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Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS #37885
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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1 year 9 months ago
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Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS #37886
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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1 year 9 months ago
cbutterworth
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Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS #37887
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.

Charlie

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1 year 9 months ago
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Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS #37888
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!

Charlie

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1 year 9 months ago
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Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS #37897
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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1 year 9 months ago
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Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS #37916
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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1 year 9 months ago
wvreeven
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Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS #37917
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.


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1 year 9 months ago
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Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS #37933
"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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1 year 9 months ago
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Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS #37955
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.


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1 year 8 months ago
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Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS #38381
OK,

The Mac planet issue is ongoing.

However, I fixed the problem with KStars on the Mac taking time from the StellarMate system time. I simply purchased a $7 RTC chip and battery board and plugged it into the Pi.

Time works great now.

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1 year 8 months ago
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Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS #38384
Robert found the issue with planets and it is now fixed on KStars v3.2.1 for MacOS. I'm just waiting for the Windows build to finish before we make the announcement official.

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1 year 8 months ago
cbutterworth
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Update date, time, and location from Mount with GPS #38394
Thanks, I appreciate the quick work on fixing the issue.

Regards,
Charlie

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