Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'Taking time off' in the forum. 7 months ago

This makes me sad. You obviously had strong feelings for your dogs and, I am sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you. Please do not blame yourself for this terrible event.

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'KStars 2.8.9 is released' in the forum. 1 year ago

YES ! a detail for some but it always bothered me... now I am happy :)

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'DIY focuser w/o Motor HAT or PiFace?' in the forum. 1 year ago

This is so cool :) Thank you !

I've decided to buy the Arduino-Compatible UNO R3 Starter Kit. It has the 5V 28BYJ-48 with ULN2003 driver board and a lot of goodies for a cheap 32€... I love the way you mounted everything on this 3D printed support. That is really DIY !

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'DIY focuser w/o Motor HAT or PiFace?' in the forum. 1 year ago

Elfe wrote: I used github.com/fehlfarbe/arduino-motorfocus with an Arduino Nano 5v clone from Amazon ( Link ). It emulates a MoonLite focuser via USB and can run even without RPI.


Hello! Just to be sure here are the parts I gathered from your comment and from the project. Could you confirm that these would work together as you don't use the exact same one from the project you link to. Or could you post the parts you used ?

From what I understand these are the parts I would need:

- 5v 28YBJ-48 Stepper Motor with Gear Reduction
- ULN2003 Driver Board (comes with the motor)
- Mini Nano V3.0 Module, ATmega328P CH340G Chip 5V 16M

Now, just to be sure, the Mini Nano does not have to be connected to a full fledged Arduino correct ? I mean, it is not some kind of "hat" that goes over a Nano (sorry for the terminology I am new to this!!)

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'How to use smartphone GPS with INDI-GPSD' in the forum. 1 year ago

I fear that there could be some conflicts here. AstroberryI read on another thread on Astroberry that "if you don't have Internet connection NTP gets time from GPSD" and I read here that Jasem did not want to use GPSD.

Hopefully Kaczorek and Jasem are talking to each other ;) or there is no chance that this could cause issue if I use the new module on Astroberry ? I have a hard time connecting all the dots between all this GPSD/NMEA and all, but I it would be nice to clarify this either as a non-issue or address both scenrios in the documentation if it is not already there ...

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'How to use smartphone GPS with INDI-GPSD' in the forum. 1 year ago

I read the documentation you provided and I have 2 questions:

(1) Will kstar time be also set from the GPS device or will it use the OS system time ?
(2) will this work if the RPI is configured as a WIFI access point ? (I read in the previous comments conflicting answers)

Thanks! this is a super cool feature and I appreciate the time spent on this by all of you. Another win for the project :)

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'Ekos on windows and INDI on RPI ?' in the forum. 1 year ago

ok thank you :)

I would have liked to stay full Linux but as of next week I will have to install non astro software that only run on Linux so I have to switch back to Windows... Dual boot is another option or another hdd that I could switch when needed ... Not decided yet but at least now I have the new option of running kstars on windows ;)

Thanks for the answers!

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'Ekos on windows and INDI on RPI ?' in the forum. 1 year ago

One last question :)

Did you have any issues regarding the download of FITS or previews (for example when doing PA or plate solving ?) how do you connect to the RPI ? USB/Ethernet or WIFI ? I was thinking of connecting to the RPI using WIFI and the RPI as an hotspot...

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Yannic Delisle replied to the topic 'Ekos on windows and INDI on RPI ?' in the forum. 1 year ago

Ho :) glad to hear this !

I found the solution in another post regarding plate solving. Just install ANSVR Local Astrometry.net solver and change the solver to the local adress port 8080 as describe in this document stellarmate.com/support/ekos/align.html#h2-1-1-windows

Will I need to install INDI web manager also ?

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Yannic Delisle created a new topic ' Ekos on windows and INDI on RPI ?' in the forum. 1 year ago

I am a bit confused with all the clients (INDI For Java, wINDI, jINDI, INDI Web Manager, etc.) and project out there...

Right now I am running INDI/Ksars/Ekos on the same machine running Kbuntu. I have some non-astro related constraints that would be solved if I could run windows on the laptop and INDI on a RPI at the scope.

I installed Kstars on a different windows machine and I see that I can launch the configuration screen of Ekos, but before I go further and add the RPI, can anyone confirm that this will work ?

I am aware that I could use virtualbox but would like to avoid that.

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Yannic Delisle created a new topic ' PA mouse cursor' in the forum. 2 years ago

After multiple successful run with INDI/Ekos I have one small issue that is bugging me

When doing the PA routine (when you are nomad you have to do that a lot) at one point you have to click on a star to move the correction vector. The mouse cursor is almost invisible. It is some kind of grey cross on a grey background, I have to click multiple time at random to get a sens where the cursor is and then work by iteration until I reach the chosen star for the correction.

Also, the cursor is not the regular mouse cursor on the desktop, so changing the desktop cursor has no effect.

Just to show my point, there is a cursor in this picture ... but where ??



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