Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'CANON DSLR stopped working, incomplete connection' in the forum. 15 hours 25 minutes ago

I see that you use Kstars 2.9.8. Is there a reason not to upgrade to version 3.0.0?

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What power supply for the mount do you use? I have noticed slewing problems with my HEQ5 using an EQMod cable when the mount couldn't get enough power. the red light on the mount, next to the power cable, would blink in such a case. It *needs* to be steadily alight.


Clear skies, Wouter

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Yes this happened to me in the past as well but in the past few months this problem has disappeared again. In any case, Armin now has several options to choose from :)


Clear skies, Wouter

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One small comment to the otherwise correct procedure: I do not necessarily agree that Sync works better than Slew To Target. I use Slew To Target all the time and it works great. One additional benefit of Slew To Target is that you only need to tell the mount to slew to an object once. Slew To Target will keep on taking images, solving and slewing until the target is within a certain limit of the center of the field of view. This limit is set to 30 arc seconds by default but can be specified. Don't set it to 1 arc second though, that may be too tight a limit.

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Looks like FireCapture contains its own 64 bit JRE (Java Runtime Environment). Perhaps you can edit the /opt/FireCapture_v2.6/start.sh script and set JAVA_HOME and PATH in it to point at a 32 bit JRE on the RPi and see if it starts? The Java language itself is platform independent and if the FireCapture people coded well it should run on any JRE.

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Are you sure the mount is unparkerd?

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'CANON DSLR stopped working, incomplete connection' in the forum. yesterday

It might help if you would explain how it didn't work? Command not found? Other reason? Please let us know so we can try to help you.

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Kubuntu 18.10 lacking asi-common package' in the forum. 5 days ago

I noticed the same thing with Ubuntu Mate. Jasem, do you have any idea what may be going on?

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It doesn’t matter if the RA axis is dead center or not. I use the pa module all the time with my HEQ5 mount and I use my imaging telescope and camera. They certainly don’t have the RA axis dead center nor do they point exactly at the pole and still I get sub-arcminute alignments.

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Unable to install Kstars V3.0.0' in the forum. 7 days ago

I tried from the stable build as well:

$ sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding
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-asi but it is not going to be installed
Depends: indi-toupcam but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
wouter@ubastro18:~$ sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding indi-asi indi-toupcam
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-asi : Depends: asi-common but it is not installable
indi-toupcam : Depends: libindidriver1 (>= 1.7.4+dfsg) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
wouter@ubastro18:~$ sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding indi-asi indi-toupcam asi-common libindidriver1
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package asi-common is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'asi-common' has no installation candidate

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Continuously doing preview images' in the forum. 7 days ago

You write "for adjusting my rig in EKOS". What do you mean exactly? Adjust pointing? Focusing? Something else?

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Temperamental ZWO ASI120MM (USB2)' in the forum. 7 days ago

I am surprised that you get any images at all with the ASI120MM. There is a known issue with this camera in that it doesn't adhere to the USB2 standard and in general modern Linux kernels (including the ones from Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04) simply refuse to take images. ZWO have released a patch to the firmware that fixes the problem but I never got it to work. In the end I bought an ASI120MC-S (same camera but a color chip and USB3) which works flawlessly.

If you are interested in the firmware then please search this forum because there are several posts about it.

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'ZWO ASI 1600MC Live View doesn't work @ 16bit' in the forum. 7 days ago

White frames mean that the pixel values are all zero. What gain were you using with the Live View? I usually set the gain to 800 or so when using the Live View. When I start imaging I set it back to 139 and offset to 21 (unity gain).

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