I have the same problem on Stellarmate/RPi, when I try to use the search function in kStars or in the scheduler, kStars vrashes and restarts, It’s 32bit Stellarmate 1.7.2, kStars 3.6.0.

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The URL solution would be just fine Jasem, that would work out of the box.
Embedding the VNC window in the stellarmate.local UI looks good, but with the issues of not being able to click on the upper part of the window is a problem. Moving the menu bar to the bottom does not solve the entire problem, now you have an issue minimizing/closing maximized programs.

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Thanks Mike, it works :-)
But I would still like the Stellarmate team to reconsider the functionality of the current vnc window embedded in the Stellarmate.local window.
I do not have an issue using the ip address, but people who have no clue what to do and just want an "Working out of the box" solution, this is frustrating and will only push potential users away from Stellarmate.
That would be a shame, it's a fantastic tool.
So please @Jasem, if you still want to have the vnc window embedded in the Stellarmate.local window, then ensure the usual user interface is not jeopardized.

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Top menu is non responsive, makes it more or less impossible to use - you can't toggle between the programs by clicking them, furthermore you can't start any of the programs or click on the Stellarmate menu. Right click is also not working.
I also don't need the extra Stellarmate bar to the left or the top bar - they only take up valuable space.
Am I the only one being a "bit" unsatisfied with the current setup?

 



 

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Just testing with 10sec delay, Ekos did a MF Pier side: West Pointing East, pause capturing and resumed after MF.
East pointing West: MF Waiting, nothing happens - same as you describe Gustav. 

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Did you see Jamie Flinns solution to his Meridian flip issue #Gustav Ole Lundby? (I'm Keld Henningsen :-))
Jamie added a 10sec delay between each exposure, I have no idea if it would fix your problem - after all why should it work from one side and not the other.

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I have an issue with the Ekos focuser, it picks the guidecam as default and not the imaging camera. This is a problem when the scheduler is running, it takes pictures with the guidecam and not the imaging camera.
It will try to change focus, but for no purpose, this leaves the focus on the imaging camera in an out of focus state.
Any sugesstions how to fix this? 



 

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'New Pentax Driver Testing' in the forum. 2 years ago

K-70 in manual mode
PTC: I can change shutter speed, ISO, aperture etc. (perfect!)
MSC: I can change shutter speed and aperture (MSC states ISO cannot be changed on certain models).

But, the picture taken is not downloaded, EKOS states "downloading" forever.

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'New Pentax Driver Testing' in the forum. 2 years ago

Noideaforaname wrote: I don't know what happend, but after i updated KStars i stumbled upon an update for "Pentax cameras in MSC Mode" and the K3 II is working :cheer:

1. MSC Mode
2. Bulb Mode with turned on GPS and Astrotracer

The shutter releases two times before the exposure starts, but i think this is related to the LiveView which was turned on.

Great work :woohoo:


Just testing 1.5.6 with my setup, I guess I'll have to test my K-70 :-)
From previous testing, I've also noticed the K-70 releases the shutter a couple of times when shooting.

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'New Pentax Driver Testing' in the forum. 2 years ago

Since you are asking Karl :-)
If we could have an exposure start pulse and an exposure stop pulse, that would make the day for K-7 users. It should be a feature you can activate/deactivate in case you use a camera like the KP or K-1 which is supposed to be working with the Pentax SDK.

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'New Pentax Driver Testing' in the forum. 2 years ago

karlrees wrote: Were you using a lens, or doing prime focus? For the K-70 at least, the SDK provided by Ricoh does not expose certain settings unless it detects a lens on the camera that supports those settings. I'm sure whoever decided on this limitation thought they were doing the user a favor by only exposing settings supported by the lens, but obviously they were not thinking about prime focus. Anyway, this means that PTP mode is severely handicapped if you're doing prime focus. Much to my frustration, I did not discover this until after I had already developed the PTP driver, as I probably would have started with MSC mode only had I been aware of the limitation.

The Ricoh SDK does not support bulb mode for PTP with the K-70 (or any camera, I suspect).


I use my M200 f4 lens, manual prime.
For me, ISO is not that important, I tend to stick to ISO800.
@Noideadoeaname, you should be able to use your K-70 for proper polar alignment, I don’t know if 1-2sec exposure time is sufficient, if not, it will be difficult to control.

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'New Pentax Driver Testing' in the forum. 2 years ago

Just tried PTP mode with Pentax Native, ISO can be set, but not exposure time - I tried both Bulb modes - Start/Stop trigger pulse and constant pulse, no changes.
Nothing works in PTP mode with Pentax Legacy.
So, if we could have an exposure start pulse and an exposure stop pulse, that would make the day, It should be a feature you can activate/deactivate in case you use a camera like the KP or K-1 which is supposed to be working with the Pentax SDK.

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'New Pentax Driver Testing' in the forum. 2 years ago

I have not tried PTP mode, I will tomorrow.
I guess the FITS information is based on the Ekos settings and not the EXIF information, that’s why it said ISO800.

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'New Pentax Driver Testing' in the forum. 2 years ago

Just before the camera takes a picture, the screen blinks a couple of times, shows the ISO set on the camera. But when you check the FITS file afterwards it shows the ISO chosen in EKOS. I can also see the stretch values in the FITS viewer changes.

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