AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Upgraded from Pi model 3B to 3B+' in the forum. 2 days ago

2.4ghz is a dirtier signal but will work over longer range, 5ghz is much cleaner but short range... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Problem with persistent USB link in Stellarmate...(I think)' in the forum. 1 week ago

Don’t recognise that EQMOD cable..
So have to set permanent COM ports for your devices so the same ones are used every time, as it sounds like that is the issue, also try with just one device connected at a time, and restart and if it works try another until you hit the problem on re start, GPS dongles can be troublesome.. :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'rpi 3 B+ indi server' in the forum. 1 week ago

I don’t find the rpi3b+ powerful enough to run all the imaging software, it’s just not got enough grunt, so I run Kstars on my client Linux based laptop and just use the rpi as an INdI server... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Powering the Raspberry Pi' in the forum. 1 week ago

I use one of these 12v to 5v regulators, connected to my Pegasus Ultimate power hub, works like a charm...



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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'rpi 3 B+ indi server' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hello and welcome
Watching this thread with interest... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Problem with persistent USB link in Stellarmate...(I think)' in the forum. 1 week ago

You beat me to it, I was confused by that too...
Maybe when it’s all up and running use the serial port assistant to set the ports, so it uses the same one each time, it sounds like it’s no and conflicting with another device...also if you are using a proper EQMOD cable, is it one with an FTDI chipset (preferred) or the Prolific chipset ( not preferred :) )

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'KSTARS does not seem to find INDI Conrtol Panel' in the forum. 1 week ago

You always have to hit the ekos start button, and then the INdI start...
INdI and indigo are a bit different in that indigo requires you to start the server manually, from the console, whereas INdI will start automatically with ekos... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'KSTARS does not seem to find INDI Conrtol Panel' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

You mention both INdI and indigo, which one are you trying to use....?

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AstroNerd created a new topic ' Please visit the Facebook Stellarmate Users group...' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

There is a Stellarmate users group, and it’s pretty new so always looking for more users to join and share issues, experiences good or problematic and reviews with others, we can then help each other.
Perfect for almost instant responses while out in the field and need a bit of help or want to share an issue...
Get over there and join up.. :)

www.facebook.com/groups/363556794215200/?ref=share

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Pegasus Pocket Powerbox: Wiki Page Request' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Ron Kramer wrote: +1 I have this box too. It would be important because many people with stellarmates use this power box to power the entire system. (as I do but I use the Asiair at this time)
I've not looked at the driver yet? Is Kstars/Ekos more stable on the stallarmate vs PC connected to PI server? (which crashes quite often on PC).


That’s how I use SM, on the rpi as server and use Kstars / Ekos on my PC indoors...

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