steve replied to the topic 'canon mirror lockup' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi. No. Mirror lockup is not necessary to be able to take an exposure.
If you're having trouble taking a shot, after changing for a cable which you know to work, make sure mirror lock is disabled both in camera and disabled and in indi.
Cheers and HTH.

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steve replied to the topic 'EKOS is missing buttons in the lastest release' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi
Ubuntu 18.04
Is this what is supposed to happen?
Cheers

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steve replied to the topic 'EKOS is missing buttons in the lastest release' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi
It's:
kstars - settings - configure kstars - EKOS
HTH



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steve replied to the topic 'ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi
A search on 'cypress chipsets usb' should throw it up. I always had difficulty finding it so when I had it working, I saved a copy.
I have only tested it on Ubuntu on a Dell laptop. The reason we needed it is that we didn't have a spare usb2 port. You can choose which zwo model you have on the command line when you update the firmware.
HTH and clear skeis

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steve replied to the topic 'ZWO Camera ASI 120MM Mini Mono with StellarMate?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi
120mm stable and reliable on any usb port with this firmware:
drive.google.com/open?id=1eXBCN06Uz6pGdf-TDd_8ETVW5QRw9zSO
tested with ubuntu 18.04
Cheers and HTH

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steve replied to the topic 'eqmod communication error' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Is the loop thing where you connect the mount to a copper pipe hammered into wet ground?

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steve replied to the topic 'eqmod communication error' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi everyone and thanks for all the suggestions.

I traced it to the hub, but not what you'd expect. I removed the power from the hub and it now works reliably every time. Not seen that posted before so I hope others may benefit.

I've a DSLR, a zwo guide camera and an eq6.

Cheers,
Steve

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steve replied to the topic 'lost guide star: scheduler does not recover' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi again
If there's anything to test, please do say when it hits git. I'd be only too pleased to try it out.
TIA,
Steve

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Hi
It changed to:
An advice piece: "Things I've learned, while learning KStars/Ekos/INDI"
Now it's back to normal.
Thanks.

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knro wrote: This is odd.. what was the original title for this thread?

Hi
'lost guide star: scheduler does not recover'
Thanks

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sterne-jaeger wrote:
Currently PHD2 decides when to give up. If this happens, it gets 5 retries. When these fail, the job gets aborted.

- Wolfgang


Hi everyone
Now it's even more confusing!
The title of the thread was changed and I couldn't find it any longer. I had to search.
So, not sure if I need to answer this but in my case, even when PHD2 confirmed the star was lost, the scheduler did not recover.

**Please could we retain the thread title or at least tell the OP if moderated otherwise? Thanks.

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steve replied to the topic 'lost guide star: scheduler does not recover' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Why has the title of my thread been changed?
Thanks

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Ahhgghh... It's just taken me an hour to find 'remember job progress' I'm being super stupid today!!!

Anyway, as I understand, my issue was an exception; the repeat the same job every hour is a workaround?

The idea of aborting on error and then having the scheduler recover via align, guide and capture (which worked well a few weeks ago) would get my vote.

I really appreciate your help and understanding.

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steve replied to the topic 'eqmod communication error' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi and thanks for the encouragement.
Yeah. The hub checks out ok. Alas I have no spare usb extension cable (hub to laptop).
Here's hoping it's that;)
Cheers

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