Thomas Jäger replied to the topic 'myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hello Rolf,
I do not use EKOS as a client, so I need a way to start the INDILIB besides the consolor.

It is indistarter, a perfect GUI to do this:
Indistarter download on sourceforge

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Thomas Jäger replied to the topic 'myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hello Rolf,
I had to say a little sorry. Now my board is able to measure temperature with firmware V2 too. With the Windows APP and the INDI Driver.
The solution was found in the documentation. There are define statements for each option in the code. This was new to me. I flashed the UNO again and the issue is gone.


Sorry for this false bug report.

Thomas

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Thomas Jäger replied to the topic 'myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hallo Rolf,
I am running firmware ULN2....290 and for reporting this, I have used the INDI driver dialog.
If I flash my hardware with myFocuserProV1 and use the INDI Moonlite driver, the temperature is reported in the driver and to the clients like CCDCiel and EKOS. So I think, my hardware is ok.
Thomas

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Thomas Jäger replied to the topic 'myFocuserPro or myFocuserPro2 and INDI' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hello Developers,
I have four myFocuserPro's in use, so I am very pleased to hear, that a dedicated driver is in development. Thanks.
I have found only one bug yet. The temperature sensor is not working at all.
Thomas

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Thomas Jäger replied to the topic 'Ubuntu MATE now works on Raspberry Pi4' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hello El Corazon,
thanks for sharing.
I cannot find a PI4 image on ubuntu-mate.org.
Thomas

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Maybe I have found a resolution. An activated mirror pre-lock (I hope this the real description) can issue this "unspecified error".

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Hello,
usually I use my CMOS Camera with INDI, but sometimes I give my 6D a try, but this is not seamlessly. I can connect, open a live preview and can capture an image, but there is a certain delay between start capturing in EKOS and start of capturing of my EOS. The download time is ok. The console displays a log: "unspecified error" What does it mean?
I have read the FAQ, but I think my settings are correct.
Can anybody help?
Thomas

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Thomas Jäger created a new topic ' Has anybody improved the wireless handling?' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hello Forum,
I had installed the astroberry server on a new RaspberryPI3B+. It is much faster than my PI3B installed with the astroPi script. But the major drawback is the handling of the wireless network, sure one of the most important things.
My wish is that at start, there should always the AP mode with 2GHz up. And for home use and to update, a desktop button to switch to my WIFI where great.
This is easy with the AstroPI. Has anybody did this for the astroberry?
Thomas

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Thomas Jäger replied to the topic 'myFocuserPro Ekos users?' in the forum. 5 months ago

I would appreciate to have an dedicated INDI Driver for this great project. No matter if for version1 or 2.
For instance, I had to set "coil power" with me windows PC because there is no such option with the moonlite focuser.
Thomas

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Thomas Jäger replied to the topic 'myFocuserPro Ekos users?' in the forum. 5 months ago

fewayne wrote: Hey all,
I'm gathering the parts to build one of Robert Brown's Arduino-based motorized focusers . It's supposed to work with the Moonlite driver under Linux (at least the Version 1 iteration).
Anybody have any experience with this? I'm sure I will have questions. Has anyone gotten Version 2 to work with Ekos and INDI on a Mac or Linux platform?
Thx!

Hello fewayne,
I have 3 working DIY focusers running successfully and more are in our local club. Only version 1 is suitable for Linux at the moment. You must select a moonlite in the INDILib. All my three newton scopes make autofocus with Robert Browns focuser and CCDCiel as software.
Thomas

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Thomas Jäger replied to the topic 'starhoppers backyard setup' in the forum. 6 months ago

I live in southern germany and this is my backyard observatory located in my very small garden. It is surrounded by small houses and severe lightpollution. I have a small view from east to west, the north is covered from my house and the south from a neighbour. Clear nights are rare in germany, so I decided to place a EQ8 there so I can use nights beside weekends. The scope runs mostly unattended in the night. The mount and the tripod are out the year around covered with a grill cover. Scope and camera stay inside.
With the progress of INDI and CCDCiel I switched from Windows (ASCOM) to Linux (INDI) in 2018.

Current Equipment:
- 300/1200mm newton named CA300
- ZWO ASI183 camera with ASI 31mm filter wheel
- TS off-axis guider with ZWO ASI120
- Skywatcher EQ8 with tripod
- Motorfocus DIY Arduino ASCOM Focuser Pro
- EQMOD EQDirect cable
- Adjustable LED-flatfieldbox (homemade)
- Tuxedo Infinity linux laptop

Current Software:
- Linux Mint 19
- INDIlib (EQMOD, ASI Driver, ASI Filterwheel Driver , Moonlite Driver)
- INDIStarter, PHD-Guiding, SkyCharts, CCDCiel

my on demand "Observatory"



CA300 on EQ8 Mount

I managed it to have only one power cable (12V) and one USB-cable to the scope. The white box screwed to the mount distributes power.


The flatfield-box consists of led stripes and a pvc difusor. It is adjustable.
On top there is a 7-Port USB3.0 Hub. The small white box below contains the electronics of the motofocus and distributes power for the scopes diagonal heater and the ASI 183.

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