Very happy that this idea will be finally included into EKOS. Joined, an example with Siril, the french software DSO image processing.
No news ?
I use regularly the internal guider of Kstars. Usually I guide at +/- 0.5 arcsec with f=510mmm and 80mm diameter, on à finder 9x50 and a QHY224C. I prefer having one software than two. The internal guider borrows a lot to PHD2. It's a good thing to active the GPG option also.
You must do the calibration on the equator and near the meridian
I make today an update of my Stellarmate system with the desktop icon. After that, the stellarmate hotspot wifi does'nt appear on my laptop. I can only connect with the item invisible wifi network. And more it tells me the password. I type "smate" then "stellar@mate" and it denies it both! What's going on ?
V3.5.8. It is no possible to simulate guiding. No stars into the image, so no calibration. The camera guiding gain is at maximum and exposure 1 or 2 seconds. Always the same message at last:
"Lost track of the guide star. Try increasing the square size or reducing pulse duration." . Is it a know issue ?
It's OK. I omitted to modify the path to the database into the quad file. Thanks.
It is just I do. Unzip the file (CLI) into /opt/watney/ with a quad file (0.6-0.7).
and setup the path option, plus watney-solve.
I'll have a look this evening.
I install the watney API and the star database into /opt/watney-api/. I setup the path in options Alignment Ekos: /opt/watney-api/watney-api. No success !
I try to use this new method with v3.5.8 but it fails. The others methods run well. Is there something to add in order to run well ?
2022-03-30T11:07:53 Solver fails
2022-03-30T11:07:53 Command: /usr/opt/watney/watney-solve nearby -r 10.9775 -d 41.3879 -s 15 -m --field-radius 0.792027 -i /tmp/externalExtractorSolver_11.fits --max-stars 300 --use-parallelism false -o /tmp/externalExtractorSolver_11.ini -w /tmp/externalExtractorSolver_11.wcs
2022-03-30T11:07:53 Starting external Watney Solver with the 4-SmallScaleSolving profile...
2022-03-30T11:07:53 Configuring external Watney Astrometry solver
2022-03-30T11:07:53 Disabling the inParallel option.
2022-03-30T11:07:53 Not enough RAM is available on this system for loading the index files you have in parallel
2022-03-30T11:07:53 Evaluating Installed RAM for inParallel Option. Total Size of Index files: 31.7906 GB, Installed RAM: 15.5693 GB, Free RAM: 9.22539 GB
2022-03-30T11:07:53 The Watney Solver needs at least 300 stars. Adjusting keepNum to 300
2022-03-30T11:07:53 Automatically downsampling the image by 2
2022-03-30T11:07:53 Image reçue.
2022-03-30T11:07:52 Capture d'une image...
Sky are clear since somedays, so I can do images every night. But I have an issue with the guiding. After the MF is does'nt restart. This night, I was imaging M101 from 00:47 (45 images of 4 minutes). After the image 35, the guiding didn't run, just after the MF.
Hereunder the setting of calibration and the log file. Thank you for your help.