Ekos has always been designed from the start as a Deep Sky Astrophotography Tool. Streaming & Recording capabilities were added but are not quite sufficient. Now, Ekos will unlikely grow to be a fully fledged planetary imaging program, but I thought I'll try to improve things a little bit in next KStars release.

Below is a preliminary SKETCH (not even a mockup) of the kind of controls I envision to be in Ekos. Left are controls, right is the video stream and below that (white box) is the live histogram. Is there anything critical missing from this picture? I'll add "Extra Settings" button that would popup INDI COntrol Panel.



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Ekos has always been designed from the start as a Deep Sky Astrophotography Tool. Streaming & Recording capabilities were added but are not quite sufficient. Now, Ekos will unlikely grow to be a fully fledged planetary imaging program, but I thought I'll try to improve things a little bit in next KStars release.

Below is a preliminary SKETCH (not even a mockup) of the kind of controls I envision to be in Ekos. Left are controls, right is the video stream and below that (white box) is the live histogram. Is there anything critical missing from this picture? I'll add "Extra Settings" button that would popup INDI COntrol Panel.



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Beautiful!!

Regarding SER recordings, have you tried SER recording in INDI 1.8.7? It improved by quite a bit.

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This is simply stunning. It takes great in depth knowledge to analyze a binary blob. Looking forward to the updated interface to test!

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Problem capturing' in the forum. 21 hours 23 minutes ago

Any mirror lock settings enabled in the driver or camera? That could be possibly one reason. Camera needs to be in BULB MANUAL mode. Set FORCE BULB to ON in Options as well to see if it helps.

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I spent a few hours on the SkyWatcher Alt-Az driver today. Had to partially setup my 16" Orion SkyQuest Dob to test this. Many fixes were made to make me finally use the Dob the way it's suppose to be. Two things are important:

1. Start in home position. That means telescope pointing NORTH. For some my dob, the OTA would be HORIZONTAL and LEVEL with ground. In essence, the scope should be at Az = 0 and Alt = 0
2. Make sure it gets the correct location and position. This is done automatically by KStars, but I noted I had to set to GPS for testing before and I was trying to understand why it's not working since there was no GPS.

The new driver is now 1.2 and should be available in the nightly repo tomorrow. Please also git pull and this. The changes are listed in commit aeba92ac67f0f8afec53b96cd00d41f17c2f1359

Things I didn't test:
1. Alignment Subsytem. I'm going to need to set a camera on it and see if it works with astrometry like EQMod.
2. Guiding. The guiding & tracking code in the driver is quite complex and I decided to leave it for now.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Sesto Senso 2 moves on Disconnect' in the forum. yesterday

Hello Bob, actually this behavior was removed from the driver quite a while ago. Can you check if you're running the latest libindi v1.8.7? If you upgrade to SM OS v1.5.5, it should have the latest libindi.

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INDI communicates date/time in UTC, not local. It is read as LOCAL from mount, then converted to UTC before sent off to KStars.

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