Ralf Karpa replied to the topic 'Stellarmate update leaving an unusable setup' in the forum. 2 months ago

Yes, that's my fault, I did not take an image copy...

The built-in update is the same as doing it via terminal, difference is that you can choose which parts you want to update. Now I know better, yes...

In the email I received after purchase of stellarmate it states:

SM-101
StellarMate OS
Download Info:

  • Download Limit: 10
    Download Ends: Unlimited

So, you are allowed to download 10 times.

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Ralf Karpa replied to the topic 'Stellarmate update leaving an unusable setup' in the forum. 2 months ago

Yes, that's what I meant, updating the software on the device (new indi-lib, etc.). Stellarmate is allowing only 10 downloads, so it won't be the best way to upgrade through that. Also, you would loose all configuration if you flash the card every time (what I now loose as well if I don't get it back to work).

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Ralf Karpa created a new topic ' Stellarmate update leaving an unusable setup' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi,

I had a working setup of stellarmate running but wanted to upgrade as the alignment process on ym SynScan always failed. I issued the command

sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade

from command line and the upgrade went through, getting back to the prompt. After some time, I rebooted the device and it did not go down completely (was still visible on the network), so after some time, I pulled the plug. I tried to restart the device but it does not boot anymore (connected an HDMI device to see what happens, but there is nothing showing up at all).

Any ideas? I am close to give up on stellarmate...

Ralf.

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Ralf Karpa created a new topic ' Manual Darks, Bias and Flats' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello,

I am using a DSLR on a scope that does not have a a flip-flat device and I manually have to put the cap on the scope (or the light-source in case of flats). When I tested this with an earlier version, I am pretty sure Ekos asked me when ready before continue shooting. However, I tested this sequence today and it directly ran through all three stages. Settings are as shown in the attachments. Anything I did not configure correctly?

Ralf.

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Ralf Karpa replied to the topic 'eKOS DSLR problem after switching cameras' in the forum. 4 months ago

Herrhausen wrote: If I press "Options" in Ekos Setup, then Ekos, then the Capture tab there is a button "Clear DSLR info". Isn't it supposed to clear the resolution of the DSLR?


You know what? I did not see that button. Thank you for this info, it seems to do the same thing (haven't tried but the button hint states exactly that).

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Ralf Karpa replied to the topic 'eKOS DSLR problem after switching cameras' in the forum. 4 months ago

maxer wrote: Run the command ; sqlitebrowser .local/share/kstars/userdb.sqlite


That helped! Thanks a lot. I have that working now.

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Ralf Karpa replied to the topic 'eKOS DSLR problem after switching cameras' in the forum. 4 months ago

I connected to the stellarmate server via ssh and deleted the Nikon config files from the .indi directory of the stellarmate home. After retsarting, I connected the client on my MacBook to the instance and still the same W3872xH2592 in the capture window. I checked, but there are no config files for the camera in my .indi directory on the MacBook.

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Ralf Karpa replied to the topic 'eKOS DSLR problem after switching cameras' in the forum. 4 months ago

I did that and searched all XML files whether it would have a 3872 somewhere but this isn't the case. I think these values are the same data which are getting asked when first connecting the camera to Ekos. I had the same issue some time ago when I was using a Macbook as a server. The only way to get this solved was by re-installing the kstars software because it then asked again when connecting.

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Ralf Karpa created a new topic ' eKOS DSLR problem after switching cameras' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hello,

before I ask my question, a quick introduction of myself... I am based in the northern part of Germany and started with Astrophotography about 2 months ago and since I do not use any Windows machine, I quickly found K-Stars/Ekos for me to use. My current gear is

- Skywatcher Explorer-130PDS 130mm 650mm
- SkyWatcher EQM-35 Pro SynScan
- Pegasus Motor Fokus
- Nikon DSLR D800
- RaspberryPI running Stellarmate

Before the D800 I started with a D80 which did not really work well so I switched to the D800. I can connect the camera fine but what I cannot get out of the way is the size in Width and Height when I am in the camera module of Ekos. It is still having the 3872x2592 of the previously used D80.

My question now is how I can change these options?

I attach a picture of my gear for the introduction part and screenshots showing my problem.

Ralf.

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