Jean-Claude JESIOR created a new topic ' Linear/Log inoperant for FITS Scale' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I'm probably missing something but the buttons "Linear" and "Log" are inoperant in the KStars FITS Viewer / Histogram.
They have no effect since the beginning (KStars v. 3.0.0)

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

With KStars 3.3.3 I couldn't take bias, darks and flats

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the link, Rob.
I already had a shot in the past , but - sad to say - it's not for my level.
I'll keep being VERY satisfied with the dmg.

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi Rob,
I realised that it was Wolfgang's work after I posted my reply.
Yes I would love to build KStars for myself but for this I need some help. And you are welcome !

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi Wolgang,
I'm using the driver indi_maxdomeii version 1.3
I would be happy to help you for the tests and we could do it whenever it suits you
Here is my address jcjesior at free.fr

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'Thought you guys might like this' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Demystifying is the word. Thank you.

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Another bug appears if I click on the shutter "Opening" button : the dome turns more than 360°, with no way to abort the motion.
My system has a manual shutter, not a motorised one. A checkbox should be included to take into account this possibility. In fact a motorised shutter is useful for remote observatories or for a fully automatic operation of a local observatory.

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

No crashing for me on macOS Mojave.
Rob, you've done a beautiful work on the Observatory Panel. Thank you.
I found a small bug : if I enter in the field "Absolute position the dome should move" the angle of the home sensor (say 73°), the dome turns 73° + 360° instead of turning only 73°.
It works as expected if I enter another value .
The astrometry seems to work OK. I will test it more carefully to-night.

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You describe precisely what I experienced.
I just checked the debug options for both drivers and will attach the logs as soon as the problem occurs another time.

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'Driver indi_skysafari can't be debugged' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jasem. I should have though of that by myself !

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This is an old bug : the indi_skysafari and indi_sqm_weather drivers use a lot of CPU power from unknown reasons.
The attached screenshot shows that the % CPU goes to nearly 100%.


Quitting and reconnecting the drivers solves the problem.

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Jean-Claude JESIOR created a new topic ' Driver indi_skysafari can't be debugged' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

In the INDI Control Panel :
- Click SkySafari / Options / Debug / Enable
- the debug settings appear briefly and disappear
It is not possible to enable the debugging
KStars v. 3.3.1 running on macOS

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'Mount doesn't complete the meridian flip' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thank you Chris for the suggestions and sorry for the late reply.
I think I solved the problem.
Suppose you are pointing a target to the South. A meridian flip will only be executed by the mount if the scope is on the West side of the pier pointing East. If the scope is already on this side of the pier, the meridian flip will not be executed because unnecessary.
I have a Celestron CGE Pro mount.
If I select a target with an hour angle HA < -1h (i.e. quite East), the scope will slew on the West side of the pier pointing East : in this case a meridian flip will be relevant.
If I select a target with an hour angle -1h < HA < 0 or HA > 0, the scope will slew on the East side of the pier pointing West : in this case a meridian flip will be irrelevant.
This is what caused my problem : at the correct HA, KStars sent a flip command to the scope which wasn't execute because it was not necessary. The mount had a hiccup but didn't flip.
To do the experiment without having to wait too long, you can fool the scope by doing the following.
On your hand control, select Meridian > Favor East. On KStars select a target with an HA around a few minutes and slew to it.
The scope will be on the West side pointing East. That's what you want.
Now immediately set Meridian > Disabled on your hand control.
When the target reaches the meridian (with some imprecision) the scope will flip.

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