Thanks Jasem

It worked.

Regards,

Alfredo

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Alfredo Beltran replied to the topic 'How do install a local astrometry.net copy? Ekos - Ubuntu' in the forum. 2 months ago

Yes, this worked. Thank you very much.

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Alfredo Beltran replied to the topic 'How do install a local astrometry.net copy? Ekos - Ubuntu' in the forum. 2 months ago

I’m using Kubuntu 18.04

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Alfredo Beltran created a new topic ' How do install a local astrometry.net copy? Ekos - Ubuntu' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi

I'd like to use a local copy of the astrometry.net under Ekos. What are the steps needed to do that?

I've chosen the offline option, and I know I have to download the files that match the FOV of my setup. But I don't know how to do it in Ekos.

Thanks in advance,

Alfredo

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Ok I used the lsusb command on terminal and attached is the result.

As suggested, the first command is just with the usb to serial adapter. The second is with the mount connected to the adapter (see the attached image). Kubuntu is indeed seeing the usb to serial adapter. And it's also seeing the mount.

If I create a profile with just the CEM60 mount and simulators for the CCD camera, guider and focuser, Kstars is capable of seeing the mount. It also works when I add the Canon DSLR, Orion SSAG and Microtouch focuser, Kstars.

Thank you very much.

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Thanks; I’ll check tonight and report back.

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I installed KStars-Ekos on Kubuntu 18.04. As expected, the program runs smoothly. I created a profile in Ekos including:

- iOptron CEM-60 mount
- Canon DSLR
- Orion SSAG (under the QHY driver)
- Microtouch focuser

Everything works fine, except the mount. In the attached image you'll find what I get.

I think that Kubuntu is not seeing the USB-serial cable. Is the QPCOM QB-UDB9. How can I make sure about this?

Your help is so welcome.

Regards,

Alfredo

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Alfredo Beltran replied to the topic 'Re:Help a new user. Cannot make a local profile in windows' in the forum. 2 months ago

knro wrote: Right, Local vs Remote more like "Internal vs External" INDI but changing the label now would only confuse users so we'll stick with the existing nomenclature.

I used to provide "Ekos VM" before for this purpose but stopped it due to high bandwidth costs. Right now, these options are available for Windows users:

1. Use INDI Server for Windows: Since it does not map all the INDI properties, you might run into issues.
2. Use RPI3 or StellarMate.
3. Use Ubuntu under Windows. This is limited now as libusb is not supported for hardware devices. It might change in the future.


Thanks Jasem

At the end, it is clear that Kstars/Ekos is a very good solution with huge capabilities for astrophotography if you're under linux, but due to these limitations is not aimed to Windows users. Hopefuly this could be developed in the future, so it could offer a real cross-platform solution.

Regards,

Alfredo

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Alfredo Beltran replied to the topic 'Re:Help a new user. Cannot make a local profile in windows' in the forum. 2 months ago

sebiseb wrote: If you want to stick with Windows only solution you must to install the ASCOM drivers for the Orion Starshoot and the DSLR. Once instaled you should be able to expose them remotely to the EKOS client (weather it is localy or remotely).
Regarding the DLSR there is a recent ASCOM open source drivers here : www.cloudynights.com/topic/625568-ascomd...-camers-canon-nikon/ . For the starshoot the driver is availblable on the product page : www.telescope.com/Orion-StarShoot-AutoGuider/p/99565.uts

AFAIK, the EKOS local mode is not avaible on Windows, but using remote mode with 'localhost' or 127.0.0.1 as remote adress will do the same. Actually, on other platfom (at least on Linux) the so called "local mode" starts an Indiserver wich listens on 127.0.0.1.

Sebastien


Thanks Sebastien

Unfortunatelly after installing the ASCOM driver of the SSAG, PHD2 can see it but Ekos can't start the driver even thohugh setting it up in INDI server. I'm running latest ASCOM (6.4). Regrading the Canon DSLR, it happens the same. It seems to be that the only option would be to use Kstars and Ekos under other OS.

Regards,

Alfredo

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Alfredo Beltran replied to the topic 'Re:Help a new user. Cannot make a local profile in windows' in the forum. 2 months ago

I will try both ways to see which one can work.

Nevertheless, I do think that given that a Windows version exists, there must be a way for it to work without the virtual machine.

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Alfredo Beltran replied to the topic 'Help a new user. Cannot make a local profile in windows' in the forum. 2 months ago

Anyone?

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Hi

Yesterday I downloaded the latest version of Kstars (2.9.8 ) and Ekos for Windows 10. The program runs smoothly and I can control the mount (iOptron CEM60) and the focuser (Microtouch) through the ASCOM drivers since I downloaded INDI server.

There must be something I'm doing wrong because I cannot connect the T1i Canon DSLR nor the Orion Starshoot Autoguider. When I'm creating the Profile in the Profile Editor, the Local mode is inactive and the only mode available is Remote. How can I activate the local mode? I guess it's necessary for the Kstars-Ekos native drivers to connect to my equipment. Is that true?

All of the gear is connected in the right way to the laptop, so the issue is not about the cables.

The steps I'm following are these:

1- Select the profile created (with the issue of being remote, which I think is the culprit here)
2- Start INDI. This loads the ascom drivers for the mount and the focuser. Since the DSLR and guide camera are not ASCOM, they are not seen.
3- I don't have to use Connect Devices, since this is done automatically when starting INDI.

By the way, when I try to save the aperture and focal length of the primary and guide telescope under the Mount tab, a message appears on the bottom of Ekos window saying "Failed to save telescope information".

Since I'm new to the software, I'm sure there must be something I'm doing wrong.

Your help is much appreciated.

Regards,

Alfredo

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Alfredo Beltran replied to the topic 'Polar alignment when you can't see Polaris' in the forum. 2 months ago

Good!

Question: I have downloaded the astrometry.net local copy to my laptop. How can Ekos to be told to use it?

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Alfredo Beltran replied to the topic 'Polar alignment when you can't see Polaris' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thank you very much for this video Gilles!

I really appreciate you took the time to make the video. I could watch it with the subtitles on and translated to spanish (youtube tool). Is now much clearer for me. I'd have to try it once the weather cooperates here.

This is one of the best responses I've received on the astronomy forums. B)

Best regards,

Alfredo

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