Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Nikon DSLR conflict' in the forum. 6 days ago

So the first 2 things you posted here are not errors. The first item, the PTPCamera dialog is how you will be able to quit PTP Camera so that you can get your camera to be available to connect to it. If ptp camera keeps running, then it will block access, The dialog is a nice way to quit the program. The second item just says that you have not yet saved your driver configuration, it is not really an error per we, because that is optional.

The third item is actually a connection issue that you will want to investigate.

Thanks,

Rob

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Continuously doing preview images' in the forum. 7 days ago

For this item what I usually do is to use an option that is located in the Focus module. There is a button called "Framing" that works exactly like what you are looking for. In fact, you can even set this Framing Image to display full screen which is quite helpful for manual focusing but would also be quite useful for your purposes.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'QHY driver update' in the forum. 7 days ago

I too would like QHY to do a driver update. The current Mac driver has a build error due to the fact that the QHY dylib has not been updated. So I haven't been able to include QHY in the latest Mac 3.1.0 beta versions. I hope this gets fixed soon because I don't think we can do a proper release without QHY.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Indi server for windows' in the forum. 1 week ago

Kstars/Ekos on Windows is a very active program. It is an open source, community driven program. Basically the same code in KStars is used on Mac, Windows, and Linux. There are new commits every single day from multiple people: github.com/KDE/kstars/commits/master . There are new stable versions released for windows every few months with the last one released in December: edu.kde.org/kstars/
In fact if you want to test the latest code, you can download a nightly build. binary-factory.kde.org/job/KStars_Nightly_win32/

As for the program INDIServer for Windows, I assume you mean the Cloudmakers program? That is produced by a private company called Cloudmakers. You would need to check with them.

Thanks,

Rob

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Re:Re:Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos' in the forum. 1 week ago

So that box that popped up is not an issue, it is the new feature that I added so that you can update the config file inside the app bundle to match the location of your computers index files. I added it to fix the issue that was reported the last time I posted the dmg of the path to the index files in the config file being incorrect.

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Awesome, I knew it was probably either Prolific or FTDI, but couldn't remember for sure which.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Skywatcher HEQ5 connecting Kstar - Macbook pro' in the forum. 1 week ago

Diskutier list should list any hard drives, I think the command you want is this one:

system_profiler SPUSBDataType

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No you don’t need a driver from Synscan or skywatcher etc. that is what the INDI driver is for. The only thing you might need a driver for would be the Usb to serial adapter or FTDI internal adapter if there is one which it sounds like there is. I can check the settings that I used to connect to a synscan later this week

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Re:Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos' in the forum. 1 week ago

Ok now I understand what you mean about the picture now that you said "white picture". I think the issue you are referring to has to do with the image stretch and display of images in the fitsviewer. I suspect this does not have anything to do with your camera or the connection to kstars actually. It has everything to do with the stretch that is being applied and the either the brightness or signal to noise ratio of the items in your image if I understand your issue correctly. I have observed similar behavior in a couple of different circumstances myself recently.

One situation in which I have seen it was when some of my images were too short and had too little signal to noise ratio. They stopped showing a noise pattern and went all white. I'm planning to look into the cause of this. In the past, when this has happened, it just showed a dimmer noise pattern, but something seems to have changed in that regard. But a longer exposure time fixed the problem and showed a noise pattern again.

The other times I have seen it go all white was when the exposure time was too long. For instance when using a ZWO camera and taking pictures or viewing in live video during the daytime or in a room in your house with the lights on, you have to make the exposure time for images or frames in a video EXTREMELY short because the ZWO cameras are so sensitive. The last time I put it on live video in a room, I had to basically cover up the camera with my coat before I could see any details in the screen that were not over saturated. I would like to see if we can change the live video controls to allow exposure times shorter than 1 ms, because that is just too long with a ZWO camera for some targets like the moon and bright planets.

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