Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'Astrohat - An open hardware RPi Hat for astronomy equipment' in the forum. 2 months ago

Looks great. I was trying to consider what I have that might draw more than 3 amps. Maybe my camera at 100% cooling or a dew heater?

I think I need to test it and find out. :)

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Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 2 months ago

Sounds good. I'll comment out the line and the section where it installs and carry on. Then later I'll attempt to re-install.

BTW, have you looked further into adding ASTAP install and their stellar catalog install as part of your script? Even if it is an option you could querry for "Install ASTAP and Catalog?" [Y/N] or whatever. That would be great.

Thanks!

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Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 2 months ago

Rasbian on my Rp4 I was trying out the script this morning and ran into a problem reaching GSC distro

checkForConnection GSC-Source " cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/nph-Cat/tar.gz?bincats/GSC_1.2 "


Could not be found/connected to. Did they change the name? Did the server go down for maintenance? I don't know but thought you'd like to know.

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Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 2 months ago

Ok great. I scanned through the script and some mention of lightdm so I was concerned. I'll press ahead.

Thank you

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Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 2 months ago

Just to confirm, I do not have -Mate version. Just standard Ubuntu. Will it break or am I required to install mate desktop first? I am not really a fan of mate desktop so I am trying to avoid that. Thank you

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Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 2 months ago

I am starting from scratch with a clean install of ubuntu 18.04 on my fanless mini-pc with intel processor.

Which script is best for me to use to setup?

Thank you.

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Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'ASTAP astrometry integration' in the forum. 2 months ago

I have a Raspbian Buster 64bit OS install on my Raspberry Pi 4 and everything is 64bit which I am happy with.

However, the .deb packages from the ASTAP website that are 64bit do not install using package manager. They all told me they could not be installed. So I grabbed the 32bit which was armhf and it worked fine for the install. I have not tried it live yet.

If there is a way to install the 64bit Aarm64 bit version I would love to know what it is I have to do.

Essentially I downloaded the Rasp buster full from Raspberry pi's website. Did all the updates to it to bring it to latest version. Then I used the install script from AstroPi3's thread. Then updated everything again. Then tried to install ASTAP.

Unfortunately only the 32bit version would install.

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Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'kstars crashes when dragging the live video window bigger' in the forum. 2 months ago

Well this is bad news. I have no idea where to start looking for a fix.

I may update my stellarmate image and try that.

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Micheal Fields replied to the topic 'Alignment starts before mount is finished slewing' in the forum. 2 months ago

Just poking.
Any further clues, hints or ideas on going forward fixing this issue?

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Micheal Fields created a new topic ' kstars crashes when dragging the live video window bigger' in the forum. 2 months ago

So with my asi camera pointed at the moon I was doing live video and after getting the exposure someone ok I wanted to drag the window to a bigger size.

Upon this attempt kstars abruptly crashed to the desktop (windows).

Thinking this was yet another windows version issue, I accessed my raspberry via VNC and tried to do it from there. Same result. As soon as I tried to drag the window bigger for live video feed it crashed.

If you have some sort of cmos webcam type thing and can get video by clicking the live button, could you please confirm this issue is not just on my end somewhere?

Would appreciate it very much.

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Oh ok. I have like I said v3 and was going to try it out tonight.
However I am back on windows for a couple days. I just wanted to have fun tonight and not fight with software.

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Interesting!

Wait, you have MW4??? where did you find that?

Is that a mac only thing? I only have 3.2dev1

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Hmm, Paging Hans! :)

Well perhaps Hans or someone else knowledgeable in indi driver creation can squash a few bugs and polish up the driver. Perhaps even rename it to 10Micron-Indi and leave LX200 off the name. I don't really like that 10Micron shares anything in common with Meade even if they did originally base the code off of the LX200 system.

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