Lars replied to the topic 'Eqmod costom gear ratio' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi Andrew,

Which Indi driver do mean that I can use and setup for a custom gear ratio ?

I know how to do it in Eqmod but then I must change in the source code and compile, not very practical.

Lars

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Lars created a new topic ' Eqmod costom gear ratio' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi,
A couple of years ago I asked if there was a way to set costom gears ratio in eqmod. It was in this thread:

indilib.org/forum/mounts/5573-eqmod-and-custom-gear-ratio.html

I have not solved that yet. But plan to do it now for my EQ6 mount which operates without the hand terminal.

But before I start this work which I don't fully understand how to do.

Isn't any alternative to eqmod driver I can use instead that can be setup with different gear ratios ?

Or if there is someone that's skill enough to rewrite the eqmod code to have a setup in the menus for costom gears ratio as it is in the Windows version of eqmod ?

Lars

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Lars replied to the topic 'GPS date and time wrong' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Now when I understand a bit better about the problem. It looks that I need to type the command: sudo systemctl restart gpsd often when I start up the Raspberry.

If I want to do it very simple, I want a button on the screen that send this command:

sudo systemctl restart gpsd

To the command window, how I do that ?

Lars

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Lars replied to the topic 'GPS date and time wrong' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I must have done something wrong last time when the date / clock was wrong. Next time I used it and did the recommended restart of GPSD it worked. I hope it will do it all time now.

Thanks for all help !

/Lars

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Lars replied to the topic 'GPS date and time wrong' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I have now been out in the dark and use my equipment. It works better now and the GPS coordinates is transfered to EKOS. But still the time isn't corrected.

In the EKOS GPSD it looks like this:



The time and date is correct. It transfer the coordinats to KStars, and the manual update also work.

But in KStars the time is correct in one place but not the other.



It's the clock at the green arrow that's wrong. It's say that the GPS place is used. Anyway everything looks to work now, only that the timestamps of the photos take the wrong time. I have another problem, when doing a meridian flip the plate solver can no longer find the object, could it too be related to this problem ?

How to fix that also the date and time is transfered to the KStars' time , is there a setup for that ?

/Lars

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Lars replied to the topic 'GPS date and time wrong' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi,
Interesting with the script, maybe I don't need it for this particular problem if it not occur more often. But script can solve other things. Are there some examples somewhere to read about what it can be useful for ?

/Lars

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Lars replied to the topic 'KSTARS can't change language' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Pierre-Yves,
Good, then this bug is well known. Bit no serious problem can still use the KStars.

I see in your info that you use a joystick, what for ?

/Lars

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Lars created a new topic ' KSTARS can't change language' in the forum. 1 month ago

Earlier this year something happened with the language at the menus of KStars. Earlier I had it in English, but now it's in Swedish (where I live). Very bad, easier to understand English, and when I do screen dumps no one understand the Swedish menus. I tried to change it to English in KStars' help menu, but it doesn't work, it is still Swedish and I have restarted KStars.

How to solve this problem ?



/Lars

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Lars replied to the topic 'GPS date and time wrong' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks for fast reply!

It's very strange, yesterday when I did this, I tried to power up the Raspberry once but still the same problem. I think that must be the same as restart the GPSD. Today when I spend some time on this problem, I start the system and now the time is correct.

That's very good, but I must trust the system, out in the cold dark with only a pad I can't do very much. From my friend I got the commando I need to run to restart the GPSD: sudo systemctl restart gpsd. I write it down so I can do this out on the field.

Thanks a lot for your idea about the problem.

/Lars

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Lars created a new topic ' GPS date and time wrong' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi,
I have got a lot of help from all of you earlier and my Astroberry system worked fine after all problem was solved, thanks a lot for that. That was at the end of our astro season at spring 2022. In september the astro season has started again.

I updated Astroberry to latest version. Everything looked okay at home. When I went out and don't connected to internet anymore it take the coordinates and date time from the GPS module as it is setup to do. I didn't understand at first why it positioned at wrong objects. But now when home and I can examine it in details I see what's wrong. The GPS date and time is wrong by 116 years. How could it be ?

When I click the GPS button and update it overwrite KStars date/time. The coordinates are okey.



Anyone any idea how it could be like this ?
/Lars

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Lars replied to the topic 'Controller for stepper motor focuser' in the forum. 6 months ago

Thanks for all ideas and hard drive information. For my project the Ardufocus look interesting. It can handle two focus motors, for my stationary setup it maybe can be good to have another focus motor on the guide telescope. It also looks easy to address the outputs to different pins.

I updated my page with the new links.

Thank you !

/Lars

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