steve replied to the topic 'FOV labels unreadable' in the forum. yesterday

Hi
It's the same on all monitors I've tried; laptops and a -€90 so probably not 4k- 24" Philips. 4k I'm not sure, but it seems to display the same the same at all resolutions.
Cheers

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steve created a new topic ' FOV labels unreadable' in the forum. yesterday

Hi everyone
Would it be possible to adjust the scale of the text for the field of view label?
TIA and clear skies,
Steve



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steve replied to the topic 'eqmod crash with latest stable kstars' in the forum. yesterday

I compiled everything from source.


WFM:
Don't include any source built stuff. Simply install the stable indi and kstars update from Jasem's ppa and run the stable version.

I think the problem is in the git. NOT the stable. Maybe start a new thread with the crash when building the git? It may get more attention that way.
Cheers and HTH

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steve replied to the topic 'eqmod crash with latest stable kstars' in the forum. 3 days ago

Reinstalled and wiggled cables. In sockets. Now all is well.
I apologise for the noise.
Cheers, Steve

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steve created a new topic ' eqmod crash with latest stable kstars' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi everyone
Log attached
Any ideas?
Cheers and clear skies,
Steve

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Hi everyone

No serious damage done (this time!) but I really would like to know what the scheduler did not park the mount after the last job was complete.

Cheers, clear skies and stay safe,
Steve

log: drive.google.com/file/d/1wu75aRGoLLIqF24...f_d/view?usp=sharing

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steve created a new topic ' analyse: does not plot meridian flip' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi everyone

Not a big problem but watching remotely for the flip to occur, nothing is plotted on the analyse graph.

What setting am I missing?

Cheers and TIA,
Steve

flip occured at ~21:05
logs: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1h7NDHS7d...Pf4l0RKU?usp=sharing

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steve created a new topic ' align does not converge after flip' in the forum. 1 month ago

kubuntu 20.04

Hi everyone

This one gets me every so often. Several attempts to align after a meridian flip fail to converge on the target.
Cure: on the mount tab hit, 'Clear Model'. But that requires manual intervention:(

Yes, I have, 'Clear model after meridian flip', checked.

what setting am I missing?
Cheers and clear skies,
Steve

logs: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1h7NDHS7d...Pf4l0RKU?usp=sharing

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multi-star guide algorithm reduces seeing effects


Hi

Until Hy's multistar and RA GPG, I always used PHD2's single star, which seemed better than anything EKOS could offer at the time.

Internal multistar reduces the FWHM of my images by at least 0.2 in comparison, and that's on a bad night. I found 2.5s to be the optimum guide frame exposure using a 60mm f4 guide telescope and 3.5s for an OAG at 1200mm. But hey, these are gut feelings, nothing scientific.

Are we now saying that shorter exposures are better?
Cheers

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steve replied to the topic 'crash: latest git' in the forum. 2 months ago

OK, Thanks.
I rebullt stellarsolver and kstars and it now works... BUT...

It doesn't work when built with the stable stellarsolver from Jasem's ubuntu ppa. Would it be possible to make today's stellarsolver git the basis for the stable build?

I test by running the latest source from the kstars folder building using the stable indi libraries. It's worked fine up until now.
Cheers,
Steve

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steve replied to the topic 'Can not use Darks Library' in the forum. 2 months ago

"master" frame for the exposure/binning/temperature combination

Hi
My (most?) guide cameras are not cooled. The 5 or so median frames is how PHD2 does it (and it works well in removing noise) but without being temperature dependent.
I think a dark library built on for guide camera temperature is gonna catch a lot of us out.
Cheers,
Steve

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steve created a new topic ' latest kstars not usable' in the forum. 2 months ago

kubuntu 20.04

Hi everyone
After the update to stable today,
Build: 2020-11-23T10:39:52Z

Takes several minutes to load and is otherwise unresponsive afterwards.

Any ideas?
TIA,
Steve

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steve created a new topic ' latest git crash on opening' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi everyone
latest indilib and kstars upgrade from Ubuntu 20.04 repo.

git source:
commit 3507693c81230ac3c0d56c0eb741e934a27bcfc3 (HEAD -> master, origin/master, origin/HEAD)

Builds fine. attempting to open kstars segfaults:

#0 0x00007ffff68bd8cf in StellarSolver::createConvFilterFromFWHM(SSolver::Parameters*, double) () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstellarsolver.so.1
#1 0x0000555555afbc6a in Ekos::getDefaultHFROptionsProfiles ()
at /home/steve/Projects/kstars/kstars/ekos/auxiliary/stellarsolverprofile.cpp:208
#2 0x0000555555a17ce3 in OpsFITS::loadStellarSolverProfiles (this=0x555559c07460)
at /home/steve/Projects/kstars/kstars/fitsviewer/opsfits.cpp:68
#3 0x0000555555a1839f in OpsFITS::setupHFROptions (this=0x555559c07460)
at /home/steve/Projects/kstars/kstars/fitsviewer/opsfits.cpp:98
#4 0x0000555555a177c7 in OpsFITS::OpsFITS (this=0x555559c07460)
at /home/steve/Projects/kstars/kstars/fitsviewer/opsfits.cpp:52
#5 0x000055555569d6a7 in KStars::prepareOps (this=0x5555569e6f90)
at /home/steve/Projects/kstars/kstars/kstarsactions.cpp:1065
#6 0x00005555556b04be in KStars::initActions (this=0x5555569e6f90)
at /home/steve/Projects/kstars/kstars/kstarsinit.cpp:391
#7 0x00005555556b9f7d in KStars::buildGUI (this=0x5555569e6f90)
at /home/steve/Projects/kstars/kstars/kstarsinit.cpp:948
#8 0x00005555556b8ae0 in KStars::datainitFinished (this=0x5555569e6f90)
at /home/steve/Projects/kstars/kstars/kstarsinit.cpp:783
#9 0x00005555556bd4a1 in KStars::KStars (this=0x5555569e6f90, doSplash=true,
clockrun=true, startdate=..., __in_chrg=<optimised out>, __vtt_parm=<optimised out>)
at /home/steve/Projects/kstars/kstars/kstars.cpp:249
#10 0x00005555556bd962 in KStars::createInstance (doSplash=true, clockrun=true,
startdate=...) at /home/steve/Projects/kstars/kstars/kstars.cpp:262
#11 0x0000555555642cd7 in main (argc=1, argv=0x7fffffffdee8)
at /home/steve/Projects/kstars/kstars/main.cpp:332

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