Brian replied to the topic 'Deep sky pictures taken in Chile after the solar eclipse' in the forum. 1 week ago

Wow, beautiful pictures! Well done!

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Brian replied to the topic 'Indiweb installation fails' in the forum. 2 weeks ago
Brian replied to the topic 'What is Stellarmate?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Maxchess wrote: Hi,
I have bought Stellarmate as a download and ran it on an RPI3 with great results. However I needed USB3 before the RPI4 was announced and bought a Rock64Pro. I did a manual install which was pretty straightforward, but I am wondering what I may be missing from my installation compared to Stellarmate?

This was my install:
Armbian Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Desktop
X11VNCserver
Ubuntu Indi / EKOs install from download page
Astrometry Install from Align page plus a extra index files
PHD2 install

Have I missed anything? I will probably get a RPI4 and reinstall Stellarmate when all the bits work, but for now I am hoping that there are no holes in my system
(I left out teamviewer as I do not use it)


We are using very similar systems. I also use Armbian and x11vnc for a server. I also have the Stellarmate OS and use it occasionally on my Raspi 3B but most of the time I use the NanoPC-T4.

Stellarmate has the software update manager on the desktop
sudo apt install update-manager
Do you have a hotspot setup?

From what I've read the Rock64Pro is a nice RK3399 board with good Armbian support. One thing I've learned about new sbc's is the software is not very good when they are first brought to market, the NanoPC-T4 was pretty bad a year or so ago when I bought it but now it runs nicely with only a few quirks but I've learned to work around them.
Hopefully Jasem will be offering Stellarmate on the RPi4, if/when he does I'll be buying one.

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Brian replied to the topic 'Powered USB Hubs' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

maxthebuilder wrote: His looks shorter - 6" ?

starman345 wrote: I use this one www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004395680/ref...00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Looks like the one Robert is using? I think I might have got the idea from him a few months ago and ordered it along with the Sabrent 7 port usb hub


Found it, he linked to it in this thread:
www.indilib.org/forum/embedded-indi/2772...i-3-setup.html#20613

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Brian thanked Rob Lancaster in topic Live Stacking 4 weeks ago

Brian replied to the topic 'Setting up the Odroid-N2 to use Kstars/Ekos' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Glad there was no permanent damage. My RaspberryPi 3b fell off my ota onto the paved driveway once but no damage, my Nanopc-t4 fell off but was saved by the mount cable that was plugged into a usb port. I changed from using regular velcro (if there is such a thing) to the dual lock 3m stuff. There are drawbacks, if you need to separate things it really takes some muscle, sometimes the sticky backing rips off whatever I have it stuck to but for the most part it is really good, and nothing ever falls off now.
www.ebay.com/itm/Free-Shipping-3M-1-x1-2...p2060353.m2749.l2649

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Brian replied to the topic 'Powered USB Hubs' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I use this one www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004395680/ref...00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Looks like the one Robert is using? I think I might have got the idea from him a few months ago and ordered it along with the Sabrent 7 port usb hub

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Brian replied to the topic 'NGC 4536 & 4527' in the forum. 1 month ago

Very nice image!

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Brian replied to the topic 'NanoPi running KStars - Issues capturing with ASI294MC Pro' in the forum. 1 month ago

Those temperatures are pretty much the same as mine with the fan running, without fan the idle is around 50 and working around 65-70.
Are you using a powered hub? I just checked here, when I take the hub out, I have the getting stuck at 30 images problem, plugging the hub into the single USB 3 port I have on the NanoPC-T4 and plugging everything else into the hub, the problem disappears. As soon as I plug anything into the USB 2 ports on the NanoPC-T4 the problem returns....turning the fan off will also cause the problem to return.....really hard to diagnose, there might be more than one thing going on.

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Brian replied to the topic 'NanoPi running KStars - Issues capturing with ASI294MC Pro' in the forum. 2 months ago

Heat maybe? What does Htop report for a cpu temperature? My NanoPC-T4 (same RK3399 SOC as yours) has problems unless I run a fan on it. I was stuck with 30 or so images before I put the fan on.
I'm using Armbian 5.85.
I'm curious if you have the same problem with your ASI385MC?

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