Wilson Muchenje replied to the topic 'Nextar hand controller reverse engineering' in the forum. 8 months ago

I have a Celestron CGE so if anything you discover can spill over and enhance the experience between INDI/EKOS/KSTARS with my celestron mount will be greatly appreciated.

Also appreciate the efforts of everyone here because some of us (namely myself) have no experience in coding (tried to get into it but my talents are limited), but we are willing testers of any developments that devs here would like us to confirm :-D

Astro Will.

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Wilson Muchenje replied to the topic 'Starlight Express MX5' in the forum. 9 months ago

Thanks for the reply. I had looked up the mx5 in the search tab and combed all the results but somehow missed the thread.

That's rather unfortunate but useful info.

Best wishes,
Will.

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Wilson Muchenje created a new topic ' Starlight Express MX5' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi All,

Does anyone use the Starlight Express MX5 for guiding? One has come up for sale and wondered if the old serial link converted to USB (USB 1.1 i think) works with INDI/KStars/EKOS. I'm worried about the download time/frame updates during guiding.

Best wishes,
Will.

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Wilson Muchenje replied to the topic 'KStars v2.9.7 is released!' in the forum. 9 months ago

Custom drivers was exactly what I was hoping for as I was gifted another Canon 550D to the one I own already.
Will be testing this at the next available opportunity.

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Wilson Muchenje created a new topic ' Connecting to same DSLR camera model not possible' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi,

Currently I've been dual imaging using two KStars instances. I have attempted triple imaging with three instances and it works but my QHY5 is very unstable and unpredictable (besides not being suited for 300s+ subs). A friend has lent me a 550d to try out and I already have a 550d of my own.

A setup I'm testing tonight is as follow: 450D (modified) + 550D (modified) + 550D (stock). I can connect to the other 550D because of identification issues.

If there a way to change the ID of the 2nd Canon 550D so that Device Manager sees it as a different device?

Many thanks in advance,
Will.

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Wilson Muchenje replied to the topic 'Dithering with Two Cameras (DSLR/CCD)' in the forum. 9 months ago

Thanks Jasem.

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Wilson Muchenje replied to the topic 'Dithering with Two Cameras (DSLR/CCD)' in the forum. 9 months ago

Yea they are not in sync.
I played around with a spreadsheet and basic formulas to see what would happen over a number of subs to see how a small delay due to dithering/settling might cascade over 10 subs.
I tried a field-test and I got confirmation of the stars streaking in one of the instances that's out of sync.

Do you have any suggestions as to how I can get myself into coding to contribute?
I'm very tenacious, it might cause more grey hairs and early baldness but Ekos has allowed my astrophotography to be more productive.
Will.

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Wilson Muchenje created a new topic ' Dithering with Two Cameras (DSLR/CCD)' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi,

I had posted this in the general thread but I think it's more of a feature request and hence posting here.

Can anyone make any suggestions on how the control of more than two imaging cameras can be implemented in KStars?
I've been using two instances of Kstars and being limited to DSLR cameras only

I have a dual-telescope setup which I used in the past with Windows APT software (which allows dithering of two cameras by having two instances working together in a Client/Server configuration) but have started migrating to linux as I hope to have a fully automated system in future.

Is this possible for INDI+KStars+EKOS?

Best wishes,
Will.

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