Hi John, have you been able to capture anything yet?

I have the Canon RP. I'm running KStars with Raspbian Buster on an RPi4 a my stable setup. I have no issues with my 550D, but when i try to use my RP it wont download the image.

I have set my shutter release w/o lens as i use my RP on a tracker with manual lenses and it works fine.

I think the issue with KStars with Raspbian Buster on an RPi4 is libraw2.0 has not been implemented yet. I am assuming that because Canon uses CR3 RAW format on the mirrorless cameras, there is still no way to convert a CR3 RAW to a FITS in Raspbian so KStars can do it thing.

When i use my RP on my Asus Tinkerboard (which runs Lbuntu 18.04LTS) the RP works fine.

regards Petar

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Hi Terry, why not try autostakkert instead of Registax for stacking the SER.

It works great.

Then you can use Registax to do your processing.

regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'KStars v3.4.3 Released' in the forum. 4 months ago

Awesome work guys

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Guiding problem using EKOS' in the forum. 7 months ago

So you are right. For some reason last night it was guiding with no issue. I left everything setup. Got up early this morning to capture C/2020 F8 Swan. And that issue reappeared. Everything ok for about 90 seconds and then RA went off on its merry way again.

As suggested by Kross I checked to see if all corrections were ticked on and they were. I played with the aggressiveness as suggested by krno with no luck.

So not too loose another session I just set the automatic guide star rest of RMS exceeded 3 just to capture the comet.

Now I I don't know what to do.

Again I tried phd2 with the default settings with no issues.

Regards Petar

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Guiding problem using EKOS' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi all so similar issues to before. So I uninstalled and reinstalled everything.

It's now guiding with no issues. Looks like something was half baked in my last apt upgrade.

Thanks for all your help.

Regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Guiding problem using EKOS' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi All, thanks for your responses. The weather hasn't been the best here, so i haven't had a chance to check your suggestions.

Leave it with me, hopefully over the weekend i can do some tests and report back.

regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Guiding problem using EKOS' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi all so after the issues with RPi4 guiding (and wifi eqmod connection) I uninstalled everything and did a fresh install. I tested eqmod wifi and it now connects. I have not had a chance to test the guider due to weather, but i have a funny feeling it will now work.

Correct me if I'm wrong (I'm no Linux expert), but to update my Rpi4 (and tinker board), all i do:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Is this the correct way to keep my system up to date with the stable INDI releases?

regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Guiding problem using EKOS' in the forum. 7 months ago

hi hy,

Im using the default ekos logarithm, Smart. I have also tried SEP as well with the same results. I have also tried the other 3 with no luck.

regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Guiding problem using EKOS' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi krno and Herrhausen, thanks for your fast responses.

I using eqmod pulse guiding method, not ST4. I have not used ST4 cable from guide camera to mount for a long time.

The graphs were taken one after the other. I first ran phd2 (using its default settings), guidered for a while until everything was stable. I then disconnected phd2 and reinstated the internal guider and did the same. I did not move the mount, it was still pointing at the same target and the time from disconnection of phd2 and re-connection to internal guiding was only 20 or seconds. I have now plotted the pulse below the error correction and Herrhausen is correct; the mount is not receiving the RA connection pulses for some reason. See attachment.

How can one use phd2 and internal guider logging at the same time? As you suggest this will be the best way to log what is going on?

regards

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Petar Milevski replied to the topic 'Guiding problem using EKOS' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi all just to add to the guiding issue, i have not had much luck with the internal guider on my RPi4 over the last few nights ever since the last update (3.4.2). See attached logs.

When i use phd2, i have no issues. See attached log from phd2.

Initially i though the problem was with my mount, so i adjusted my mount to eliminate backlash. Polar alignment was within within 12" of the south celestial pole. The weather was fine (no wind), no cable snags, everything was balanced and mount clutches tight.

But the internal guider just did not want to cooperate. I also tested with my Asus tinker board which was last updated on 2/1/2020 and the internal guider works perfectly.

So something has changed in the internal guider.

regards


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Petar Milevski created a new topic ' Skywatcher eqmod wifi' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi all, jut wondering if anyone is having any issues with EQmod connection with the skywatcher wifi adapter.

So 2 days ago everything was working fine.

So i did a apt update and upgrade yesterday (stupid me) and there were no indi updates, just a heap of Raspbian OS updates on the RPi4.

After the update, skywatcher wifi dongle refuses to connect.

EQmod cable connects and works fine. Wifi dongle with the skywatcher app on android phone connects and works fine.

So it must be something has happened with the last RPi4 update.

Anyone seeing the same issue?

regards

PS here is an image from 3 nights ago using 135 samy on a qhy163c

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