Paul replied to the topic 'Stellarmate - is it better to run on MacBook or on the Pi ??' in the forum. 4 days ago

Astronerd,
I assume he was seconding my comments as I previously stated I run INDI on a Raspberry Pi 3.
It is more than powerful enough to do this and run PHD2.
I use VNC to initialise everything but can then disconnect and it runs alone.
Whether you need a powered hub is another matter.
I use all four USB ports on the Pi, for the main camera, the Lodestar guide, the focus controller and the Gemini 2, so I have no spare USB ports.
The only one that draws significant USB power is the Lodestar and even that is minimal.
I do not run the Raspberry Pi off a hub, I use a separate power supply.
Paul
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Paul replied to the topic 'A better FITS viewer?' in the forum. 5 days ago

Hy,
You are not alone, I don't play with the FITS viewer much because of its tendency to cause a Kstars/Ekos abort.
Anything unsaved is lost so rather than risk it I only do things I know don't cause an issue.
Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'A better FITS viewer?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Guido,
What makes you believe that changing the view settings changes the raw data?
The only way that the data should change is if you save the changes.
Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Stellarmate - is it better to run on MacBook or on the Pi ??' in the forum. 1 week ago

They will both do the same job, however, I have my Raspberry Pi sitting on the mount exposed to the weather and the Mac inside monitoring things, when required, sitting inside out of the weather.

It is much cheaper to replace the Pi.

INDI can plate solve locally so no need to have an internet connection.
INDI can also assist with Polar alignment.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'What is the recommended Firefox version?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Chris,

I have stopped running Ubuntu Mate and now use Raspbian so I am a little out of date.
There was an issue which stopped Firefox running and the fix was to downgrade Firefox and to stop automatic updates.
From what I can see via internet searching the issue has been resolved so I assume you would need to turn on automatic updates again.
I cannot recall how to do this but a search should provide an answer.
Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'What is the recommended Firefox version?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Chris,

What operating system is it running?

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Raspberry Pi 3b+ INDI server not installing with Raspbian' in the forum. 2 months ago

There is no Raspberry Pi aggravation, it has been around long enough that it is no longer the issue.
The problem is that is takes a reasonable effort to set up INDI regardless of the operating system.
This is made relatively straightforward if you use the prepared versions - such as the Ubuntu Mate version as the heavy lifting has been done for you.
Even easier would be to use one of the prepared versions that you can obtain.
If you stay on the bleeding edge you will find things occasionally fail but then again you get some new features earlier and other bugs fixed.
I suggest you always have multiple back ups and test thoroghly when you update.
Personally, I find the Raspbian version is really very good, especially running using VNC.
Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Help Required! Polar Alignment Experiment' in the forum. 2 months ago

Sebastian,

The flattener will not alter the image orientation in any way.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Raspberry Pi 3b+ INDI server not installing with Raspbian' in the forum. 2 months ago

It is achievable, I have it running under the latest Raspbian, however, this was not a straightforward job.
I needed to build it from scratch and had many hurdles.

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Paul replied to the topic 'well this has put the cat amongst the pidgeons - if it works' in the forum. 2 months ago

Anon,

The only way that is going to work is to have Windows controlling devices and others controlling Windows.

It might suit some but is not where I want to be going.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Astroberry Server' in the forum. 3 months ago

Bri,

It may be worthwhile checking if the battery has been installed correctly.

Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Make FitsView come to the foreground' in the forum. 3 months ago

Anon,
That is not the behaviour I get under Raspbian. I have not seen it in the past and I am on a version from about a week ago and it is not happening.
The Ekos options window opens in the foreground and stays there. It has the menu name 'configure - Kstars'.
Paul

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Paul replied to the topic 'Re:Suggestions for Focus module' in the forum. 4 months ago

Although there are some advantages with the Full Frame option the download speed is a killer for me - approx 20-40 seconds depending on which camera I have. Having a faster CPU makes very little difference.
If you are attempting focus with Narrowband filters you need significantly longer exposures to have a star, which makes it worse.
Paul

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