Thomas Seckler thanked Brian in topic M51 4 days ago

Brian replied to the topic 'M51' in the forum. 4 days ago

Lovely color and nice stars.

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Brian replied to the topic 'ASI183MC Pro not working over wifi' in the forum. 4 days ago

If possible try an ethernet cable between your mac and stellarmate and see if that improves things. Or, you could use the Stellarmate hotspot and connect to it at the scope with a tablet or laptop. You could see quickly if the problems are caused by your wifi connection.

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Brian replied to the topic 'Can You Use Two Stellarmates Together in Hotspot Mode?' in the forum. 5 days ago

Tom,
It seems to me hotspot mode is what ChrisHoward explains in his tutorial?
indilib.org/forum/general/3788-running-a...ing-setup.html#28788
Looking through Jasem's tutorial he is setting up using wifi.
Maybe I'm not understanding your question?

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Brian replied to the topic 'How Do I Chain Two Stellarmates so They're Seen as One by Ekos?' in the forum. 7 days ago

ChrisHoward explains how he setup two pi's to manage everything
indilib.org/forum/general/3788-running-a...ing-setup.html#28788

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Brian replied to the topic 'How Do I Chain Two Stellarmates so They're Seen as One by Ekos?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Is this what you are looking for?
indilib.org/support/tutorials/159-indi-on-multiple-devices.html

I was going to use a second sbc to control my mount via this method but ended up getting a bluetooth device to do it. Sounds like a neat way to share the load.

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Brian replied to the topic 'Running Stellarmate on NanoPC-T4' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure both Stellarmate and Astroberry are Raspberry Pi specific. Maybe the authors can confirm? I tried Stellarmate on the T4 but no go, I suspect Astroberry would be the same but I haven't tried.
I don't know of any SBC's other than Raspberry PI that will work.

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Brian replied to the topic 'Running Stellarmate on NanoPC-T4' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

The Stellarmate OS won't boot on the NanoPC-T4. If you know how to manipulate the boot files you could probably make it work. I don't know how so I moved on to the FriendlyArm OS'es that you can download from their website:
wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/index.php/NanoPC-T4#Get_Started
Of course they are not plug and play for astrophotography, you will need to setup Kstars, astrometry, hotspot, etc . If you don't mind putting in some work its not really that daunting, just takes some time figuring things out.
I ended up using an Armbian image which FriendlyArm also makes available for download on their website. You need to install all the astro stuff same as the other OS'es but it is pretty easy and the system runs very well.
As far as performance, the NanoPC-T4 is a significant step up from my Raspberry pi 3B, really no contest.
Another plus for the T4 is it can accept an M.2 SSD drive. I have a 240G on mine which costs around $60. With my camera plugged into the T4 USB 3.0 port saving image files to the SSD is almost instantaneous.

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Brian replied to the topic 'Ron's obsy setup - Anyone connecting Indi to MACH1?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Ron Kramer wrote: yeah I use etcher - faster.

So running tests all afternoon. Managed to set park3 as normal. I edited my location again since the long as been off.
After I set it. It changed back to 274 and should be -85.
???


Sounds about right. Kstars works on 360 degrees for longitude. So 360-85= 275

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