nMAC replied to the topic 'Test on KStars 3.2.3 on MAC -> missing astrometry.net binaries' in the forum. 2 months ago

That the issue I reported some days ago. The astrometry binaries really have problems. I recompiled them and it worked ok.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'Offline and Remote Solving fail on KStars 3.2.2 on Mac OS 10.14.4' in the forum. 2 months ago

I just tried to build a new DMG for KStars but it's failing on dbus.
Anyway, astrometry binaries still compile and work fine. So maybe it's just a build thing.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'Offline and Remote Solving fail on KStars 3.2.2 on Mac OS 10.14.4' in the forum. 2 months ago

In my case yes I did, removed KStars and all dependent files withh AppRemover.
A new install gives a broken astrometry solver. I can also get it to work with external solver (homebrew install).

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nMAC replied to the topic 'Offline and Remote Solving fail on KStars 3.2.2 on Mac OS 10.14.4' in the forum. 2 months ago

I was having that issue too but on real captured images, the solver stops crashing immediatly.
The problem is with the astrometry binary files, I have recompiled and replaced them on the the app folder and it's working now.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'Don't wait for image to download' in the forum. 2 months ago

On my portable setup wich has an RPi I stopped using Wifi, it's too slow specially for my 550D.
I am now using a 5m CAT5 Network cable between the laptop and the RPi. You don't even have to make a crossover cable.
My 550D takes 10-12 seconds to download the image and preview.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'Moravian Temp. Ramp and Window Heating parameters not loaded' in the forum. 2 months ago

Yep that happens to me too.
They are not restored.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'what devices are you running KStars on?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Mac Mini (C2D - Fixed Observatory server) + RPI3 (Portable Setup server).
i5 Hackintosh Dual Boot PC (Fixed Client) + Atom 1000H Laptop (Portable Client).

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nMAC replied to the topic 'EQ6 with MCU-Upgrade problems with Indi_lx200basic driver' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi!
Since you have a webcamera you are forced to use pulseguide. Either using INDI, wich we don't have a working driver or ASCOM.
CDC uses the internal server of PHD2 to control it. CCDCiel does the same controlling CDC and PHD2. CCDCiel does all you are
asking with some limitations but it works. CDC and PHD2 are independent but can cooperate. Anyway any software you use
will have to connect with INDI or ASCOM to you mount.

We are getting way offtopic because this topic is about INDI LX200 Driver, we should use private messages for further comms.
I will happily help you.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'Odroid Xu4 USB3 and ASI camera' in the forum. 3 months ago

Has a last resource, I would recompile the driver from the sources just to be sure.
Give it a try.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'EQ6 with MCU-Upgrade problems with Indi_lx200basic driver' in the forum. 3 months ago

In my case, using ST4, I was selecting On-Camera option. But that requires a camera with ST4 output.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'Odroid Xu4 USB3 and ASI camera' in the forum. 3 months ago

GBS wrote:

nmac wrote: That puzzle means the camera can't download the image correctly, USB problems.It happened to me too and it's common with these cameras (USB2 Versions).

Yop...sadly, it happens to me.... Grrrr

nmac wrote: First, no hubs in the middle, they just don't work with the majority of hubs. Directly connected to RPi. Second flash the compatible firmware of the ASI120MM.
Third, USB bandwidth at 40.
Thanks! One more step, make sure it's on 8 bit mode.


Ok, I confirm :
No hub and nothing else. I'm testing the camera on RPi3B+ alone by day (right now).
Bandwidth is on 40, Depth on 8bit.

And it doesn't work.

I allready flash the firmware but how can I be sure that it is the good one ?
I tried many parameters : restrict to 640x480, in strealming AND picture controls. I move bandwidht too but go back to 40 and even tried 16bit mode ;-)

Here is cpature of my ekos sreen with the puzzle...I have an average of 1/4 images like this.


And how about Bin 2x2? Did you try it? This reduces the image size and it should at least solve the "puzzle".
I always use mine at 2x2.

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nMAC replied to the topic 'EQ6 with MCU-Upgrade problems with Indi_lx200basic driver' in the forum. 3 months ago

KISA wrote: That was a well (or unlucky) timed post I did in updating my previous post, I even checked to ensure you hadn't posted before I did.

Thanks for explaining the MCU details and the associated speeds.

From my small play with CdC it looked like I could Goto any of the locations on the sky map, which it did, then it would just keep tracking once it got there? A quick read about PHD2 seems to imply if can connect to CdC and provide auto guiding even with the web cam I have. (I'll remember to use Pulse Guide if the option is available).

I did come across CCDCiel, it looks like a pretty good capture software, it does mention working with INDI and ASCOM, but I'll do some deeper investigation to see if it can work with CdC, otherwise I may be back here working with you again to get the INDI driver sorted :)

I do have pipe dreams of eventually setting up a fully automated system, which may end up leading me down the INDI path anyway...


Yes, you can setup CDC with PHD2 using pulseguide. That's one way.
CCDCiel does it too and connects to both CDC and PHD2. It's algo a good choice. While we don't hav a a working INDI driver.

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