AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Main GUI update for Kstars/Ekos' in the forum. 3 days ago

This is already available but only on a Linux machine, or on rpi, , you can have them all in separate windows on there, so should not be too hard to implement...on a Mac, or windows machine for that matter... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Home & Park position' in the forum. 3 days ago

Yes most if not all of the IOptron CEM mounts have this feather, as do the EQ8’s, and I think others do to..
The issue is it needs to be built into the mount firmware as EQMOD already has the feature as long as the mount supports it, as in my EQ8, but the EQ5 and 6 don’t...
So it’s really down to the mount manufacturer to implement it it think... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Installing Astroberry on SDXC card' in the forum. 4 days ago

vidrazor wrote: I read a while back on the Raspberry Pi forums about how to install Raspbian on an SDXC card, which apparently requires jumping several hoops:
www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/instal...n/sdxc_formatting.md

Is there a similar issue installing Astroberry on an SDXC card? I was going to get a 64 gig card when I saw a 128 gig card on sale and went for that. I guess I won't have to worry about running out of space on a that. :-)
Thanks.


It’s a very simple process indeed, just use the free software Balena Etcher, it does it all for you really easy... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'SEP multistar guiding' in the forum. 5 days ago

Gonzothegreat wrote: I dropped the Exposure time to 0.5s for a test and wow the guiding looks better.



I would actually try upping the guide exposure as with 1 second and u dear you are really just chasing the seeing and not getting the best, so go to 2 or even 2.5 seconds as it evens out the seeing and you should get a better graph, all things being equal... :)



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laurent.wolff wrote: Hi erverybody,

I have an ASIAIR PRO and purchased Stellarmate OS the goal was to use the APP on this device.

I confirm that it works like explain above, but the ASIAIR PRO device contains five 12V DC output very usefull for power supply camera, focuser, but with Stellarmate it seams that those power supply output are not active.

I'm little bit disappointed, somebody knows whether Is there a way to activate the power supply?


Why would you think it should work...?
ASIair is a different OS and the software is built into that OS to get the 12v ports to work, there may even be extra electronics inside too, which will not work with SM, I think it will be a big mod to sort that out...but if you do, keep us informed on here... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'USB3 / WIFI' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

ouioui01 wrote: Hello,

Did you try NoMachine ?

Cheers


Yes, have tried them all, and none will produce a lag free connection with 4k.... :(

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'USB3 / WIFI' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Yes, I have tried XRDP, and found it to be about the same as VNC, and still not good with 4k... :(

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'USB3 / WIFI' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

amendolajamie wrote: There absolutely is a way. Just ssh over to it using the X option and run kstars with it opening a window on your desktop. Like this

ssh -l astroberry -X 192.168.247.108

kstars &

This requires that you are running Linux on your desktop though (or something with X11). It also means that you need to keep your desktop running and connected to the pi.



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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'USB3 / WIFI' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

amendolajamie wrote: Another thing that I'm considering is just doing this from my linux desktop:
ssh -l astroberry -X 192.168.247.108

Then I can run kstars / phd2 etc and they will use X11 remoting. I should be able to use my giant monitor fully this way without being restricted to 1920.

Either way I've now got a very good system working and I think that I may switch to astroberry from my own home-brew linux system !


I use a 28” 4k monitor and have given up using Kstars over VNC from the rpi4, because it just can’t cope with 4k at all, everything is really laggy, so if you find a way of doing this I would be very keen to know, I have tries all the versions of VNC and Remote Desktop and none of them will cope with 4k, the best they will cope with without hardly any lag is 2560 x 1600 resolution... :)

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limayankee wrote: Hi,

Any update on this point ?
I'm also interested by this feature. If it's not planned or done I will develop it.

Julien


You made the same post five times, you have to wait for it to be moderated, as it’s your first... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Zippity.' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

gilesco wrote:

AstroNerd wrote: Why is the best way to check the speed increase, I have a SSD with it Installed, and an SD card, and want to check the difference...so best way please, ie software to check read and write speeds.... :)


For disk io may be you can try something like this:

$ dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/testfile bs=1G count=1 oflag=direct
1+0 records read
1+0 records written
1073741824 bytes (1,1 GB) copied, 6,9191 s, 155 MB/s

Change the "bs" to something smaller if you're testing slow / small disks.
Make the "of" a file on the filesystem you want to be testing

remember to remove the testfile afterwards
sometimes the /tmp folder is not actually on the disk (e.g. it is a mounted ramdisk), so choose an appropriate location for testing.

You could test read speed by changing "if" to an existing file and "of" to /dev/null


Lol....you completely lost me, I am not a coder or do I understand much or what you have written...
Maybe something much simpler... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Zippity.' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Why is the best way to check the speed increase, I have a SSD with it Installed, and an SD card, and want to check the difference...so best way please, ie software to check read and write speeds.... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'SPC900 LX without mod' in the forum. 1 month ago

As has been said, it will not work without the actual long exposure mod, so you have been misinformed.... it requires some skilful soldering work to do the mod.... :)

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