Peter Kennett created a new topic ' Does anyone have the autostar function working?' in the forum. 3 hours 35 minutes ago

Its been almost a year since the autostar function stopped working on my Ubuntu 16.04 box or Mac OSX. With every upgrade I hope it will work again, but so far not.
Without it, I can't use the scheduler or unattended meridian flip. It always selects an empty space, then fails to find a guide star or a focus star,.

Additionally the subframe does not work either, but I can live without that.

Peter

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Peter Kennett created a new topic ' More accurate guiding deviation error option' in the forum. 18 hours ago

Guiding errors are absolute errors, but the guiding deviation error monitor code does not see that.

For example…. let's say we set a guiding deviation error of 2 arc seconds, before canceling an exposure.
If we get an error of +1.5 then no exposure suspension is done. But let's say the error goes from +1.5 to -1.5 over the course of the exposure. That's an absolute error of 3 arc seconds, and would ruin the exposure.
This would explains why I see some trailed images, when no deviation error was detected.

I suggest EKOS measure the total ABSOLUTE amount of error over the course of the exposure. That would eliminate this problem.

Peter

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Ekos 3.3.6 : No summary screen preview on MacOSX' in the forum. 18 hours 9 minutes ago

I only have an issue like this on my Mac if I am saving files to the client (the NanoPC on the scope). Like rdricks stated, if I am copying files to local, or both, then I get the preview.

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I will post an error log later today. But for thew last two nights, the align module keeps crashing when trying to Slew to Target. It seems to be fine, and does the first iteration of capture, plat-solving, and slewing with no problem. But on the second iteration it crashes to the desktop. I tried ASTAP and Astrometry and both fail the same way. Everything was fine before I upgraded to KSTARS 3.4, so this is a new bug. Using Ubuntu 16.4.
If Kstars no longer works with Ubuntu 16.4 let me know, and I will consider upgrading or just stick with KStars 3.9.

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Night Build not installing?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Thanks Jasem. I tried again tonight and got the same error: The following packages have unmet dependencies:
indi-full : Depends: indi-aagcloudwatcher-ng but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

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Peter Kennett created a new topic ' EKOS Poor Alignment question' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I noticed that if I use the EKOS Polar Alignment tool and align using the eastern sky, I get a different error than if I use the western.
Does this indicate cone error?

Peter

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Peter Kennett created a new topic ' Night Build not installing?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Trying to switch over to the n=Nightly Builds. I followed the instructions on the INDI site, and got an error. Ant advice would be appreciated.
(Ubuntu 16.04)

(these two links worked perfectly)
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/indinightly
sudo apt-get update

But this one did not:.

pi@FriendlyELEC:~$ sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding gsc
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
indi-full : Depends: indi-aagcloudwatcher-ng but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Polar Align Assistant crashing Kstars in latest version' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Ok, got it working after the latest update.

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Peter Kennett created a new topic ' Continued issues with EKOS (guiding)' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I have been out using Stars/Ekos over the past 10 days and still have some buggy issues.

The main one is that in Guiding, the subframe with autostar do not work at all. When I try it, the auto star selects a blank area - and so can't find a guidestar. After it fails and retries, it again selects a blank area of sky!
I have to manually select a star each time.

After dithering, it can take about 45 seconds before EKOS puts the guidestar back in the center and gets stables again. I am unable to capture an image again until this happens otherwise the guiding deviation limit is reached.

Kstars: 3.3.9
Ubuntu 16.04 on a NanoPC T4

Peter

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'ASI183MM Pro fails on NanoPi M4' in the forum. 1 month ago

I'm still stuck with my ASI1600Mm dying when connected to a NanoPC T4 USB3. I have Ubuntu 16.04 running, and everything is great except not being able to use USB3.
Has there been any more movement on this issue? Does anyone have a fully running NanoPC with wifi, USB3 and VNC running?

Peter

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Is ASTAP ready for seamless integration in EKOS?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Got it! Thanks!

Peter

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Is ASTAP ready for seamless integration in EKOS?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks!
I tried both the Linux 32 and 64 bit versions but it came back with an error "wrong architecture".
I was doing this on my NanoPC T4 (Rockchip RK3399), running Ubuntu 16.04

Peter

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Peter Kennett replied to the topic 'Is ASTAP ready for seamless integration in EKOS?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Are the exact steps and code listed somewhere to install on my Ubuntu machine?
I need basic instructions, as I am not a programmer. The Mac OSX was easy as it was just one click install.
I do not know what commands to use, or addresses to enter to get the software.

Thanks!

Peter

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