Thanks for the reply. It seems that kstars takes the language ftom the Locale settings. Do you by any chance know where the localization files are stored. Maybe it's possible to improve the translations locally.

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I finally got around testing 3.6.0 in Astroberry.
Here's my configuration:
Raspberry Pi 4 with Astroberry 2.0.4, upgraded to Kstars 3.6.0 (sudo apt update, sudo apt upgrade)
Camera: ASI CCD (ASI294MM Pro)
Guide camera: ASI CCD (ASI290MM mini)
Mount EQMOD Mount (SW AZ-EQ6)
Focuser: Pegasus Focuscube
Filter Wheel: ASI EFW (ASI mini filter wheel with 5 positions)
Auxiliary: Astrometry

I took a quick daytime sequence of 10 10s Luminance images, 10 10s Red images and 10 10s Green images, all Lights at bin 2x2, 30 exposures in total.

From the FITS header in Kstars Fits Viewer it seems that all files have the FILTER keyword.

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Hi,
I installed Astroberry 2.0,4 on a new SD card and created a new profile for my gear. I also set the locale to Swedish, with a Swedish layout keyboard. In Kstars (before upgrade: 3.5.5) I set the language from Swedish to British English with alternative language US English. Restarted Kstars and the changes took effect. So far, so good.
I then upgraded the system (sudo apt update, sudo apt upgrade), and got the newest Kstars (3.6.0). But with the upgrade, the language defaulted back to Swedish, even though in the Kstars Help menu it still says British English with alternative language US English. Just to be sure, I first switched back to Swedish, restarted Kstars and then chose English again, but to no effect.

So, how do I set the Kstars language?
The reason I'm asking is that the Swedish translation of Kstars just doesn't work. Part of even the basic labels are in English (like "Close"), while concepts that lack a counterpart in Swedish seem to be translated using Google translate.

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Hi,
I installed Astroberry 2.0,4 on a new SD card and created a new profile for my gear. I also set the locale to Swedish, with a Swedish layout keyboard. In Kstars (before upgrade: 3.5.5) I set the language from Swedish to British English with alternative language US English. Restarted Kstars and the changes took effect. So far, so good.
I then upgraded the system (sudo apt update, sudo apt upgrade), and got the newest Kstars (3.6.0). But with the upgrade, the language defaulted back to Swedish, even though in the Kstars Help menu it still says, British English with alternative language US English. Just to be sure, I first switched back to Swedish, restarted Kstars and chose English again, but to no effect.

So, how do I set the Kstars language?
The reason I'm asking is that the Swedish translation of Kstars just doesn't work. Part of even the basic labels are in English (like "Close"), while concepts that lack a counterpart in Swedish seem to be translated using Google translate.

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I had a chance to do some imaging tonight with the fresh install of Astroberry (Kstars 3.5.5). All of the images that I've checked had the FILTER keyword in the Fits Header. This is the same hardware as before (Raspberry Pi 4 with 64 GB SD card, same gear attached). For me at least, the problem only appeared after reinstalling the OS and upgrading to Kstars 3.6.0. When I find the time, I will install Astroberry on a spare SD card and update the version of Kstars on it from 3.5.5 to 3.6.0. Perhaps I will find time this weekend.
Cheers,

Wim

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Wim van Berlo replied to the topic 'Strange artefacts on my images' in the forum. 1 month ago

If you use flat frames as part of your image calibration process, these dust bunnies should disappear. If they don't, there is something wrong with the image calibration process.
If you don't use flat frames, imo, you really should start using them.

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Fyi. I installed astroberry (downloaded last week) on a reformatted 64 GB SD card and have tested my setup with that. This version of astroberry runs Kstars 3.5.5, which is much more stable. I only collected very few exposures, but they had FILTER in the Fits header. As soon as I get clear skies I will run a proper sequence and confirm if the older Kstars version writes the filter keyword. If no clear skies, I will collect flats during the weekend. Either way, by sunday I should have more answers.

Cheers,

Wim

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I saw the same in my images. Some have a Filter i Fits Header, others don't. This is with a new install, Kstars v 3.6.0 on a Raspberry Pi 4, ZWO ASI294MM with ASI mini filter wheel. It happens for Lights and Darks
Also, I noticed that the exposure time for Lights and Darks appears differently in the FITS header. A 300 s exposure time can be either
EXPTIME 300.
or
EXPTIME 3.000000E+02
Not quite consistent

I hope these issues get resolved

/Wim

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The way I set this up is to create a sequence in the ccd section. I generally do 20 x L, 10 x R, G, B (each). After entering the first 4 entries, I select the first and hit the + button above the sequence. Then repeat this for the other entries. The + button duplicates the selected entry. Finally, I save the sequence for use in the scheduler.
I have no problem with flats, either dust is very sticky or the wheel rotates without issues. But I do have it set to use only one rotation direction.
Dithering is set to every 3 exposures. Also, no issue here.

Hope this helps

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Ok. I always thought it aborted the sequence when guiding was over the limit. Good to know it only stops the sequence. I will try that.

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