Rob

To include this on the documentation would be a very good idea.

Or could the driver be included in the installation file for Mac?

Regards,

Alfredo

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Well, I had the issue of KStars not detecting the microtouch focuser under Mac, while it worked fine under Linux. Here’s how I solved it.

First of all, the key was to download the USBtoUART Bridge VCP drivers from Silicon labs for MacOS:

CP210x VCP Mac OSX Driver from  www.silabs.com/developers/usb-to-uart-bridge-vcp-drivers

Once installed, KStars 3.5.6 (under Mac Monterrey) detected the Microtouch focuser in Ekos. Hopefully it will be useful for other users.

Regards, 

Alfredo

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Thanks Jasem. Second option did the trick. It’s exactly what I was looking for.

Regards,

Alfredo

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Hi

This question may have been asked before, but nevertheless I cannot find a way to grapically frame an object indicating the rotation of the FOV. I can specify the coordinates, but I'd like to rotate the rectangle to make the desired image composition.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Regards,

Alfredo

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Well, only the mount has a serial to USB adaptors. The focuser and the guide camera come through USB 2.0

Any ideas?

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I chose the corresponding drivers on the equipment profile, when configuring Ekos, including the QHY driver for the SAAG.

When doing the same under Linux, all of the devices worked perfectly.

Will it be some port configuration? If so, how can be done?

Thanks,

Alfredo

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rlancaste wrote: Note that this build does not contain QHY or SDR drivers. Right now each of those drivers has a serious build issue and so I disabled them from building on Mac for now.

drive.google.com/open?id=1JujfWiY__XSaLppcmFe2LzucUo6tT7df

Thank you,

Rob


Hi Rob

I'm trying to connect my hardware to Kstars on mac: iOptron CEM60, ZWO 071, Microtouch focuser and Orion SSAG.

Of those pieces, only the ZWO camera gets to connect. Being the SSAG mainly a QHY camera, is it supported now under mac? (your post is of a few months ago)

I'm getting also this message when trying to connect the mount: 2019-06-08T22:58:37: [ERROR] Failed to connect to port (/dev/cu.usbserial). Error: Port failure Error: No such file or directory. Check if device is connected to this port.

And this for the focuser: 2019-06-08T22:58:37: [ERROR] Failed to connect to port (/dev/cu.usbserial). Error: Port failure Error: No such file or directory. Check if device is connected to this port.

Nevertheless, those devices are shown on the "System information" display (from the apple menu on the top bar, so the MacOS is able to see them.

Is it needed to install an app similar to Indi server on windows?

Thank you very much,

Alfredo

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Alfredo Beltran replied to the topic 'Orion SSAG under Windows 10' in the forum. 3 years ago

A similar situation happens with the Microtouch focuser: Ekos displays the message 2019-06-02T15:54:14 ASCOM MicroTouchServer Focuser1 is disconnected.

It works flawlessly under WIndows 10 with the same ASCOM driver from Sequence Generator Pro. It also works with Ekos under linux.

Please find the log attached.

I'd really like this setup (Orion SSAG, Microtouch focuser) to work from Windows, since it is my main operating system from this machine. The CEM60 mount and the ZWO 071 Pro work without issues from windows.

Regards,

Alfredo

File Attachment:

File Name: log_15-52-37.txt
File Size: 11 KB


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Alfredo Beltran created a new topic ' Orion SSAG under Windows 10' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hi

I'm able to get to work the Orion SSAG under Windows 10 with PHD2 succesfully. But when I'm trying Ekos, under Windows 10, to connect to the SSAG, it won't connect. There's this message: 2019-06-02T15:34:54 ASCOM ASCOM_SSAG Camera is disconnected.

Cables are not the issue since PHD2 works fine with the camera. I know a workaround to this would be to work with PHD2, but I want to guide from Ekos. INDI server control panel is running well also and is using the ASCOM driver downloaded from Orion's website. By the way, I also tried with the QHY5 driver for windows without success.

From linux, it works flawlessly.

Your help is much appreciated.

Please find the log attached.

Regards,

Alfredo

File Attachment:

File Name: log_15-33-56.txt
File Size: 15 KB


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Alfredo Beltran replied to the topic 'Fits viewer not displaying' in the forum. 3 years ago

Thank you very much Wolfgang!

Indeed the accent on "Imágenes" directory (created by linux mint cinammon, by the way) was the culprit.

After changing it to "Imagenes" it worked.

Great help!

Regards,

Alfredo

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Alfredo Beltran replied to the topic 'Fits viewer not displaying' in the forum. 3 years ago

Well, here is the log with all of the equipment attached. No simulators.

The directory to save the images is created. Ekos is saving the images. I asked it to take three 1 sec darks. I ended with 53 (several stops in between).

Ekos shows this message at the bottom:

2019-05-30T21:39:57 Restarting capture attempt #1
2019-05-30T21:39:57 Capture failed. Check INDI Control Panel for details.
2019-05-30T21:39:55 Capturing 1,000-second image...
2019-05-30T21:39:55 Restarting capture attempt #1

It seems fits viewer is not showing because Ekos fails to capture the image. But I have 53 of them.

Your help is much appreciated.

Regards,

Alfredo

File Attachment:

File Name: log_21-39-19_2019-05-30.txt
File Size: 4 KB

File Attachment:

File Name: log_21-29-20_2019-05-30.txt
File Size: 40 KB

File Attachment:

File Name: log_21-30-43.txt
File Size: 3,000 KB


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Alfredo Beltran replied to the topic 'Fits viewer not displaying' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hi Jasem

I just saw that I had to allow Kstars/Ekos to write the logs.

I tried to mimic the described situation with the simulators. It behaves the same. Please find the log attached.

Regards,

Alfredo

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Alfredo Beltran created a new topic ' Fits viewer not displaying' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hi

I’m happy to report that all of my equipment was easily detected by Ekos under Linux Mint Cinammon 19.1: mount, focuser, camera and autoguider.

I made an indoors test and all of my gear is controlled flawlessly. Nevertheless, I faced two issues:

1. When the main camera finishes taking an image with the main camera (60 seconds), it looks like the fits viewer window is trying to show, but it doesn’t. It just flashes (fraction of a second) and disappears. The same happens if I try to show the autoguider image.

2. I tried to make a sequence of 3 darks (1 minute each). After ending the third one, Ekos just kept taking more images until I manually had to stop the sequence. I didn’t find a control to stop the bucle.

Your help is much appreciated.

Regards,

Alfredo

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