knro wrote: I found the issue and it was a regression for some scheduler updates that were done before. It's fixed in GIT.

Is this issue fixed in the nightly ppa ?

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Eric Magnien created a new topic ' HIPS All Sky Overlay sources disabled' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi,
In Kstars, for quite some time now, I've noticed that when I want to add sources in HIPS All Sky Overlay, the Apply button remains disabled. Has anyone else noticed this and is there any chance that this feature will be available again soon?

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Eric Magnien created a new topic ' Language support in Kstars' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi,
I just upgraded Ubuntu to 18.04, I noticed that the language support does not work well in Kstars. Unlike version 16.04, switch application language only offers one language (us english). However, language-pack-kde-fr is installed, but French does not appear in the list. On the other hand, some translations appear here and there in the application,but relatively much less than before.

Version Ubuntu 18.04.1 64 bits. Kstars 2.9.8, Build: 2018-08-18T06:12:27Z

Subsidiary question: how can we contribute to the linguistic support of Kstars/Ekos?

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Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'Issue with flat capture' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Salut !
Same issue here. I have tested with different cameras, different calibration settings, I get the same result, as shown in the attached video

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Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'Cooling down the ccd with delay' in the forum. 3 months ago

Step-by-step cooling of a CCD camera is a fairly common theory among French astrophotographers, who believe that too rapid cooling could cause damage to the CCD sensor. Since this idea is supported by a few big names in the French-speaking astro community, it has become a basic rule. I'm quite divided; when I think about it, I apply steps for cooling, but when I don't think about it, well, not much serious happens. I've browsed a lot of foreign forums, I haven't read this cooling method elsewhere. A colleague of mine applies the following rule: he drops the temperature by 5°, he waits 5 minutes. And so on, to reach -15°. His photos are superb; but is his cooling method essential? I'm not totally convinced... Otherwise, there must be a way to make a script to automate the method.

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Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'Hard day's night...' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi !
This behavior just came back... In Ekos, when I want to open/load/save in a folder, I get the following message: Connection to INDI host at localhost on port 7624 lost. Server disconnected.
The only way I found to avoid the problem: BEFORE running an EKOS session, go to configure Kstars, the INDI tab, click on a folder icon (INDI drivers directory for example), cancel. And then I can launch EKOS without any problem. But it's to do with every Kstars launch.
I'm on 64-bit Ubuntu Xenial, gnome-shell

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Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'Astrometry in fits viewer' in the forum. 8 months ago

I sometimes go to astrometry.net to upload images from my archives. I would like to be able to identify their exact position, field, etc. I thus have old photos taken with a film camera, I did not keep any notes on the shooting. The nova.astrometry.net site is very useful for that, but sometimes it is slow or inaccessible. I thought it would be nice to be able to do the same thing via kstars and the fits viewer, with the offline mode for example. Perhaps then the fits viewer should be able to read jpg images, tiff, etc... But maybe it's a lot of work for a non-essential functionality.

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Eric Magnien created a new topic ' Astrometry in fits viewer' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hello, I have a little suggestion to add to the wish list. I'm impressed with the Ekos alignment module, with astrometry.net, in online or offline mode. What would be great is to be able to use astrometry.net directly in the fits viewer, without using EKOS. What do you think of this?

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Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'First try with ASI 1600 MM Pro' in the forum. 8 months ago

xsnrg wrote: I use a 1600MM Pro with the latest INDI drivers without any issue. If you are not seeing it cool, I would suspect a hardware problem such as the temperature probe in the camera. You said you see the power increase, so that seems that the cooler itself may be working, but without the temperature probe giving you a temperature, you won't know. ASI does a good job of standing behind their products, so a repair/replace should not be an issue. Just not fun being down for a bit.

Later you said "it is working now". Was this just for the logging?


Sadly, just the logging... :(
The temperature sensor seems to be working: it indicated 2°C last night outside, 22°C this morning in the living room.

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Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'First try with ASI 1600 MM Pro' in the forum. 8 months ago

Okay, it's working now. Apparently, that's because I didn't save the configuration. I answered too quickly, sorry...

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Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'First try with ASI 1600 MM Pro' in the forum. 8 months ago

I checked verbose, file, INDI, Capturer, alignment, Guide, Mount. I start INDI, I can enable ASI debug, but when I connect the camera, debug is disabled immediately

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Eric Magnien created a new topic ' First try with ASI 1600 MM Pro' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hello, I bought an ASI 1600 MM Pro cooled camera for Christmas. I could only test it yesterday because of the weather. Everything worked fine, except the
cooling system.When I turn on the cooling system by indicating a temperature to be reached, the fan turns on but the temperature does not drop. The cooling power gradually reaches 100%. Maybe a hardware problem ?
Another problem which concerns more specifically INDI, I wanted to activate in the control panel the debugging of the zwo camera, this one is deactivated immediately after its activation. indi-asi-dbg is installed (version 0.7~2018020202032307~ubuntu16.04.1)

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Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'problem to syncronization kstars' in the forum. 9 months ago

If I understand your problem, I propose a routine:
Aim at Polaris. As you do not see it, you will point to another star using the Kstars planetarium. You right click on a star visible from your home, in the eqmod mount menu, you choose track or slew (I always had trouble understanding the difference between the two). Your mount will then move on the chosen star with probably a big gap. To correct this, use the commands available in EKOS (telescope tab - mount control function). Never release the brakes on your mount. Once the star is centered, you sync on the star. Start again with other stars.

Tip: think about specifying the aperture and the focal length of your telescope (EKOS - Telescope tab). To get off to a good start it may also be helpful to clear the previous alignment data.
Correct me if needed!


French :

Si j'ai bien compris ton problème, je te propose une routine :
vise approximativement Polaris. Comme tu ne la vois pas, tu vas pointer une autre étoile en utilisant le planétarium Kstars. Tu cliques droit sur une étoile visible de chez toi, dans le menu eqmod mount, tu choisis track ou slew (j'ai toujours eu du mal à comprendre la différence entre les deux). Ta monture va alors se déplacer sur l'étoile choisie avec probablement un gros écart. Pour corriger cela, il faut utiliser les commandes disponibles dans EKOS (onglet télescope - fonction mount control). Ne jamais desserrer les freins de ta monture. Une fois que l'étoile est bien centrée, tu sync sur l'étoile. Recommencer avec d'autres étoiles.
Astuce : penser à préciser l'ouverture et la focale de ton télescope (EKOS - onglet télescope). Pour partir sur de bonnes bases, il peut être utile aussi d'effacer les données d'alignement précédentes.
Corrigez-moi si besoin !

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Eric Magnien replied to the topic 'i-Nova camera and Ubuntu Mate' in the forum. 9 months ago

Salut !
Pour avoir plus de chances d'avoir une réponse à ton problème, il faut essayer de fournir un maximum d'infos, les logs de débogage sont là pour ça.
- Il faut d'abord installer les paquets de débogage : comme tu as installé indi-inovaplx, installe indi-inovaplx-dbg. et tous les paquets en -dbg concernant ton matériel (plus kstars-bleeding-dbg et indi-dbg)
- Ensuite, Jasem a réalisé une vidéo pour expliquer comment utiliser les logs de débogage : How to submit KStars/INDI Logs .
Une fois les logs activés, essaie de reproduire le bug et envoie le résultat. Tu peux éventuellement faire une capture vidéo, je le fais parfois. vu mon niveau en anglais, mes vidéos sont parfois plus compréhensibles que mes mots...
Je ne pourrai pas t'aider plus, je suis un noob en informatique, mais j'espère t'avoir fait gagner du temps.

English :

Hello !
To have more chances of having an answer to your problem, try to provide a maximum of information, the debugging logs are there for that.
- You must first install debug packages: as you have installed indi-inovaplx, install indi-inovaplx-dbg. and all packages in -dbg about your hardware (plus kstars-bleeding-dbg and indi-dbg)
- Then, Jasem made a video to explain how to use the debugging logs: How to submit KStars/INDI Logs
Once the logs are activated, try to reproduce the bug and send the result. You can also take a video capture, I do it sometimes. given my level in english, my videos are sometimes more understandable than my (google) words ...
I will not be able to help you anymore, I am a noob in computer science, but I hope I have saved you time.

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