Jerry Black replied to the topic 'Using the plate solver from the command line on OS X?' in the forum. 14 hours 49 minutes ago

Solved this by installing pyfits

sudo easy_install pyfits

When run, I get this warning.
/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pyfits-3.5-py2.7-macosx-10.14-intel.egg/pyfits/__init__.py:22: PyFITSDeprecationWarning: PyFITS is deprecated, please use astropy.io.fits

Did not solve, but that's probably a problem with my invocation/data.

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Jerry Black replied to the topic 'Using the plate solver from the command line on OS X?' in the forum. 15 hours 43 minutes ago

Hi,
So I'm still obviously doing something wrong, after exporting both paths?

export PATH=/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/netpbm/bin:/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/python/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/opt/X11/bin

export PYTHONPATH=/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/python/bin

/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/solve-field -O --no-plots --no-verify --resort --downsample 2 -L 124.493 -H 206.158 -u aw -3 91.1501 -4 90 -5 30 --config /Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/astrometry.cfg /Volumes/Photo1/Andromeda_2018-10-14/integration_DBE.fits

Reading input file 1 of 1: "/Volumes/Photo1/Andromeda_2018-10-14/integration_DBE.fits"...
Extracting sources...
This looks like a multi-color image: processing the first image plane only.  (NAXIS=3)
Downsampling by 2...
simplexy: found 2380 sources.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/removelines", line 15, in <module>
    sys.exit(main())
  File "/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/lib/python/astrometry/util/removelines.py", line 76, in main
    cut=opt.cut, ext=opt.ext)
  File "/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/lib/python/astrometry/util/removelines.py", line 38, in removelines
    T = fits_table(infile, lower=False)
  File "/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/lib/python/astrometry/util/fits.py", line 672, in fits_table
    pf = pyfits.open(dataorfn, memmap=mmap)
AttributeError: 'NoPyfits' object has no attribute 'open'
augment-xylist.c:589:backtick Failed to run command: /Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/removelines /tmp/tmp.xyls.pQjIF1 /tmp/tmp.removelines.HtBLJD
 ioutils.c:567:run_command_get_outputs Command failed: return value 1


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Jerry Black replied to the topic 'Using the plate solver from the command line on OS X?' in the forum. 15 hours 56 minutes ago

Thanks. I had missed the Python path in the previous post. Unfortunately it doesn't appear to help, as I have things configured.

export PATH=/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/netpbm/bin:/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/python/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/opt/X11/bin
export PYTHONPATH=/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/python/bin

/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/solve-field -O --no-plots --no-verify --resort --downsample 2 -L 124.493 -H 206.158 -u aw -3 91.1501 -4 90 -5 30 --config /Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/astrometry.cfg /Volumes/Photo/Andromeda_2018-10-14/integration_DBE.fits

Reading input file 1 of 1: "/Volumes/Photo/Andromeda_2018-10-14/integration_DBE.fits"...
Extracting sources...
This looks like a multi-color image: processing the first image plane only.  (NAXIS=3)
Downsampling by 2...
simplexy: found 2380 sources.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/removelines", line 15, in <module>
    sys.exit(main())
  File "/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/lib/python/astrometry/util/removelines.py", line 76, in main
    cut=opt.cut, ext=opt.ext)
  File "/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/lib/python/astrometry/util/removelines.py", line 38, in removelines
    T = fits_table(infile, lower=False)
  File "/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/lib/python/astrometry/util/fits.py", line 672, in fits_table
    pf = pyfits.open(dataorfn, memmap=mmap)
AttributeError: 'NoPyfits' object has no attribute 'open'
augment-xylist.c:589:backtick Failed to run command: /Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/removelines /tmp/tmp.xyls.T5ClHD /tmp/tmp.removelines.miJxy4
 ioutils.c:567:run_command_get_outputs Command failed: return value 1


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Jerry Black created a new topic ' Using the plate solver from the command line on OS X?' in the forum. 16 hours 40 minutes ago

This has been addressed when KStars on OS X was being developed, but I haven't found a solution that works for me now.

I have issued the following export before running the command

export PATH=/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/netpbm/bin:/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/python/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/opt/X11/bin
This attempt to solve a fits file fails... [all of these command line parameters were naively pasted from another post except for the target file]
/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/solve-field -O --no-plots --no-verify --resort --downsample 2 -L 124.493 -H 206.158 -u aw -3 91.1501 -4 90 -5 30 --config /Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/astrometry.cfg  /Volumes/Photo/Andromeda_2018-10-14/integration_DBE.fits

Reading input file 1 of 1: "/Volumes/Photo1/Andromeda_2018-10-14/integration_DBE.fits"...
Extracting sources...
This looks like a multi-color image: processing the first image plane only.  (NAXIS=3)
Downsampling by 2...
simplexy: found 2380 sources.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/removelines", line 15, in <module>
    sys.exit(main())
  File "/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/lib/python/astrometry/util/removelines.py", line 76, in main
    cut=opt.cut, ext=opt.ext)
  File "/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/lib/python/astrometry/util/removelines.py", line 38, in removelines
    T = fits_table(infile, lower=False)
  File "/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/lib/python/astrometry/util/fits.py", line 672, in fits_table
    pf = pyfits.open(dataorfn, memmap=mmap)
AttributeError: 'NoPyfits' object has no attribute 'open'
augment-xylist.c:589:backtick Failed to run command: /Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/removelines /tmp/tmp.xyls.PrJxbZ /tmp/tmp.removelines.5Nh6rU
 ioutils.c:567:run_command_get_outputs Command failed: return value 1


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Jerry Black replied to the topic 'QHY broken with new release (indi-1.7.4), kstars/ekos (2.9.7)' in the forum. 23 hours 6 minutes ago

May i ask which camera you chose to replace it?

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Jerry Black replied to the topic 'kstars on Windows crashes when loading a large fit file' in the forum. 5 days ago

Is there any loss of functionality in using the full size card images in your workflow? I'm a newbie and was under the impression that by doing plate solving and enabling WCS in the saved fits images that these would be intrinsically more useful for subsequent processing in PixInsight?

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Is there a plan to update the StellarMate OS to Ubuntu 18.04? Any value in doing this?

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Jerry Black replied to the topic 'Kstars 2.9.8 can't be opened with OSX 10.13.6' in the forum. 2 months ago

Just for the record this is what the "Open Anyway" choice looks like, when it is available (High Sierra 10.13.6)




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Jerry Black replied to the topic 'Kstars 2.9.8 can't be opened with OSX 10.13.6' in the forum. 2 months ago

Did you go to System Preferences - "Security and Privacy" and "enable Kstars to be opened anyway"?

I'm not sure what my preferences are, but I do need to do this extra step.

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Jerry Black replied to the topic 'Autoboot rlancaste EKOS environment to allow SkySafari control' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi Rob,

Thanks for this info. With the INDI Webmanager set to auto start my devices (NexStar and SkySafari) the service appears to be running OK...

sudo systemctl status indiwebmanager.service
● indiwebmanager.service - INDI Web Manager
Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/indiwebmanager.service; enabled; vendor preset:
Active: active (running) since Tue 2018-08-07 10:26:30 ADT; 2h 4min ago
Main PID: 1642 (indi-web)
CGroup: /system.slice/indiwebmanager.service
├─1642 /usr/bin/python /usr/local/bin/indi-web -v
├─2189 indiserver -p 7624 -m 100 -v -f /tmp/indiFIFO
├─2194 indi_skysafari
└─2196 indi_celestron_gps

Aug 07 10:26:30 peter-desktop systemd[1]: Started INDI Web Manager.
Aug 07 10:26:53 peter-desktop indi-web[1642]: 2018-08-07 10:26:53,084 - DEBUG: command
Aug 07 10:26:53 peter-desktop indi-web[1642]: 2018-08-07 10:26:53,475 - INFO: pkill -9
Aug 07 10:26:53 peter-desktop indi-web[1642]: 2018-08-07 10:26:53,598 - WARNING: termin
Aug 07 10:26:55 peter-desktop indi-web[1642]: 2018-08-07 10:26:55,763 - INFO: using Bot
Aug 07 10:26:56 peter-desktop indi-web[1642]: 2018-08-07 10:26:56,271 - INFO: Deleting
Aug 07 10:26:56 peter-desktop indi-web[1642]: 2018-08-07 10:26:56,376 - INFO: indiserve
Aug 07 10:26:56 peter-desktop indi-web[1642]: 2018-08-07 10:26:56,403 - INFO: echo "sta
Aug 07 10:26:56 peter-desktop indi-web[1642]: 2018-08-07 10:26:56,446 - INFO: echo "sta

Strangely (to me), SkySafari doesn't get a successful connection until KStars is launched and then EKOS is started. I must be missing the full picture of what EKOS does vs the Indi drivers. EKOS must be providing the network connection to the SkySafari Indi driver.
I think I'm looking for the way to invoke EKOS with my profile as a startup application. I presume I can find the terminal line to invoke EKOS.

I don't have a solution for shutting down cleanly. I find VNC from a phone pretty clunky to do much.
Thanks

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Jerry Black created a new topic ' Autoboot rlancaste EKOS environment to allow SkySafari control' in the forum. 2 months ago

So a fresh install of smate/EKOS/Kstars using Rlancaste's instructions github.com/rlancaste/AstroPi3 let me configure a Celestron NexStar and SkySafari 6 so that the NexStar can be controlled by SkySafari (this is for visual viewing only). What I'm having problems with is configuring it so that booting the RPi(2) will automatically have this environment up and running so that no VNC is required. I was under the impression that the AutoStart option in the IndiWeb Manager would do this for me, but at the moment this doesn't appear to work (for me). Is this something that should be expected to work?

Thanks
Jerry

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Jerry Black replied to the topic 'Upgrade INDI Web Manager Now' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi, How will StellarMate users know when an update is available/installed? [Currently it is reporting 1.2.9]

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