Hi all, I am using an Asus Tinker board with Ubuntu mate 16.04LTS with Kstars 3.1.0 and i am having an issue capturing very short exposures (biases at 0.3sec) with my QHY163C. I have no issues capturing light/darks, only very short exposures. Everything freezes and Kstars crashes.
This only happens on the Asus Tinker board. When I run Kstars and the QHY163C on my Ubuntu 18.04 laptop , no issues at all.
I have attached my log file.
One other minor suggestion, when Ekos starts, the user needs to manually tell Ekos that the camera is a colour camera and there is no filter wheel attached. Is there any way to set this in the indi control panel?
Thanks in advance and keep up the excellent work.
You could build something which replaces the counterweight with a 25AH non spill gel type battery. Balance the whole thing and that should keep the whole thing going for a night.
Hi Franck, i have used this procedure on my tinker board and it works great. Saves lots of time. I have also tried building on 18.04lts with lots of issue, dependencies etc.
I have a similar issue at one of my observation sites where i cannot see the South Celestial Pole (SCP) region (too many trees in the way).
Before i started using kstars, I was doing a drift align using phd2. Does the ekos polar align tool work if you cannot see the pole? Can you just slew to an area that is in view and use the polar alignment method in kstars? O do you have to be very close to the pole?
i use this and it works perfectly
Hi Rob, i built the exact same focuser for my mobile imaging rig.
I built the full version of the focuser with BT support. I installed the 1.70 version of the Arduino software and it connects perfectly via BT and via USB to my Asus tinker board via the Moonlite protocol.
And a big thank you from me as well. I have had similar success with my kit. Here is my setup and progression with the kstars project and some images taken.