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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Re:Comet Wirtanen on November 30 around 22:00 CET == 21:00 UT' in the forum. less than a minute ago

Yeah.. Stellarium helped me too. In Kstars go to Data/Updates/Update comets orbital elements.
I don't guide (yet) - no trails at 60 sec exposure. The comet moves differently from the stars but still not that fast to blur.

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the.cakemaker replied to the topic 'Re:Comet Wirtanen on November 30 around 22:00 CET == 21:00 UT' in the forum. 8 minutes ago

maxthebuilder wrote: Answering my own question... Kstars was wrong by two days (showed location it would be in two days from now).
I didn't realize I needed to update orbital elements. Updated - now it's in the right place.
I have a couple of hours before it starts to cloud up...

i can see it! : ) but it's getting cloudy : (


Had same problem. Searched with Stellarium. How do you update orbital element? I have another try today. How did you guide? On komet or on stars?


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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Comet Wirtanen on November 30 around 22:00 CET == 21:00 UT' in the forum. 40 minutes ago

Answering my own question... Kstars was wrong by two days (showed location it will be two days from now). I didn't realize I needed to update orbital elements. Updated - now it's in the right place.
I have a couple of hours before it starts to cloud up... : )

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes' in the forum. 57 minutes ago

I believe, if I stay in the capture module, it won't crash. Only happens after several (maybe single - didn't try) capture/solve/slew.

Another thing which happened several times - I set ISO to 12800 to have shorter exposures for capture/solve and when I am back from Align to Capture module it's reverted back to default 800. Didn't get the pattern here. Not sure how to reproduce.

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Ken Self replied to the topic 'Avalon Driver Setup' in the forum. 58 minutes ago

I would think so. I've been using it for months now without issues. I'm working (slowly) on some of the less common functions but that should not stop mainstream use. Wolfgang is working on the focuser code so not sure where that is at.

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Comet Wirtanen on November 30 around 22:00 CET == 21:00 UT' in the forum. 1 hour 5 minutes ago

Hi guys,
Tried to shoot Wirtanen yesterday and tonight.
yesterday - 60x30sec
today - 30x60sec
No sign of the comet.
I think I was in the right part of the sky (used kstars to locate the comet).
Today it was supposed to be right between Ain and Aldebaran.

Is this just not possible for me? - very light polluted area, occasional clouds, Nikon 5300 with 180mm lens.
Thanks!
Max

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes' in the forum. 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    Several users are reporting the exact issue with the Windows version. That is, it crashes when loading FITS, so I'll mark this as confirmed and it is now the priority bug to resolve. If you JUST use the capture module, can you still replicate the crash?

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    Jasem Mutlaq thanked Brent in topic Kstars crashes 1 hour 58 minutes ago
      max sidorov replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes' in the forum. 1 hour 59 minutes ago

      Figured mine out... User error or maybe a bug.
      For some reason the Format option in Capture module changed from Native to FITS.
      Weird thing is that even with FITS option selected the Capture module works in the beginning but after a few goto's causes a crash.

      Oh.. tried to install a newer build of Kstars but wouldn't install saying that Kstars folder is occupied by some other processes, offers to terminate them but doesn't succeed. Reboot doesn't help.
      Thanks!

      maxthebuilder wrote: Sorry for the intrusion... I have a very similar situation - was going to report but decided to do some more testing.


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      Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Canon 20D exposure time' in the forum. 2 hours 6 minutes ago

        Have you tried forcing BLOB in options? It's a setting that I recently added.

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        Alfred replied to the topic 'Canon 20D exposure time' in the forum. 5 hours 52 minutes ago

        knro wrote: You know which version in GIT worked out for you? We can then do a git bisect and find out the offending commit and fix it from there.


        Unfortunately I don't. I stopped using the 20d when I got a 5D many months ago. I re-activated the 20d after I had flooded the 5D while doing under water photography. :S That's when I realized it doesn't work as it used to. So the time frame for the offending commit could be as much as two years.

        I added a few lines to the code for additional comments to be written to the logfile in order to find out what parts of the code are used and where it goes wrong (I did not succeed though). This is where the (2) in "Exposure started. (2)" in the log file comes from. It tells me line 1245 is used (gphoto->command = DSLR_CMD_CAPTURE). I believe DSLR_CMD_BULB_CAPTURE in line 1174 should be used instead but there was no way for me to find out why it was arriving at one instead of the other. I guess this code is not exactly well suited for a bloody beginner like me to start with.

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        max sidorov replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes' in the forum. 8 hours 21 minutes ago

        Sorry for the intrusion... I have a very similar situation - was going to report but decided to do some more testing.
        Anyway, my last two sessions I had these crashes. The session before it didn't crash (it was actually my first session with Windows KStars client and Stellarmate server).
        (Simple setup - Nikon DSLR, AZ-GTI mount)

        -- start everything up
        -- able to take pictures in Capture module
        -- several Capture/Solve
        -- try to take a picture in Capture module. The image gets taken and presented. When I touch the preview window - crash!

        When I use internal Stellarmate client - no crash.

        Thanks!
        Max

        okhoydal wrote: Another crash.
        This time I had the following logging for Ekos: INDI, Capture, Scheduler, Guide, Mount.
        Same workflow as for the previos session.
        Everything worked fine for quite a long time of narrowband imaging.
        Then I defined a sequence for LRGB imaging, and re-focused.
        Started the new jobs in the CCD tab. Immidiately after downloading the first image, Kstars crashed.

        /Odd



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        Odd Høydalsvik replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes' in the forum. 10 hours 4 minutes ago

        Another crash.
        This time I had the following logging for Ekos: INDI, Capture, Scheduler, Guide, Mount.
        Same workflow as for the previos session.
        Everything worked fine for quite a long time of narrowband imaging.
        Then I defined a sequence for LRGB imaging, and re-focused.
        Started the new jobs in the CCD tab. Immidiately after downloading the first image, Kstars crashed.

        /Odd

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        Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes' in the forum. 10 hours 38 minutes ago

          THanks, looks like it's crashing while loading the FITS. Will try to reproduce this and try to find out the issue ASAP.

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          Jasem Mutlaq thanked Odd Høydalsvik in topic Kstars crashes 10 hours 39 minutes ago
            Odd Høydalsvik replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes' in the forum. 10 hours 46 minutes ago

            Here is a log. The last thing that happened was that the exposure completed and the file was download.

            The steps I carried out were:
            Starting Kstars
            Enable logs for Ekos, since I didn't know what to look for I only chose a few. (Capture, Guide and Mount I think).
            Align: Goto and plate solve
            Start Guiding
            Autofocus
            Define capturing sequence
            Start Capturing
            Leave PC at its task with a minimum number of applications running, not touching anything

            Then, after a while I had a crash.

            /Odd

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            Odd Høydalsvik replied to the topic 'Kstars crashes' in the forum. 11 hours 24 minutes ago

            I am using a bandwidth of 40 for my ZWO cameras.
            I'm not using a hub. That might be something to consider.
            So far I have not been able to see any pattern in when crashes occurs. I have now switched on some logging. Hope that can shed some light on the issue.

            /Odd

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            Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Avalon Driver Setup' in the forum. 11 hours 25 minutes ago

              Can the driver be included to INDI now?

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