Wes Creech replied to the topic 'Re:Beta 1.4.6' in the forum. 2 days ago

I had good success with 1.4.6 as well on the Pi4. Last night everything ran all night, meridian flip performed perfectly. Phd2 guiding was spot on. I did however have one kstars crash when switching from stretched fits to un-stretched fits in summary preview. Other than that I find no issues so far. I didn’t test polar alignment, but did test plate solving which worked perfectly as well as the mount modeling.


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Wes Creech replied to the topic 'Beta 1.4.6' in the forum. 7 days ago

How does one obtain SM 1.4.6? Did you have to inquire with Jasem for a link? My SM account only shows 1.4.5.

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Wes Creech replied to the topic 'How to go back to a previous Kstars Version?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Thanks, but how do I download 1.4.5? I only see 1.4.4 on the StellarMate downloads webpage.

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Wes Creech created a new topic ' How to go back to a previous Kstars Version?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi, I am running a Pi 4 with StellarMate OS 1.4.4 and the last version of Kstars that didn't consistently crash on me was 3.3.6. How do I go back to this version? How do I do the same with the INDI drivers? Thanks, Wes

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Wes Creech replied to the topic 'Ekos/Kstars stuck at focusing' in the forum. 2 months ago

That IS weird that the guide star just HAPPENED to be lost right when focusing started. Though, it reads a HFR value for the focus frames but no focus activity after that. I woke up to find it looping so I stopped it. This weekend I tried the full frame focus option and it worked every hour on the hour. Of course, I didn't get the logs for that. Could it be that the Auto Select Focus star just isn't working?

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Wes Creech replied to the topic 'Ekos/Kstars stuck at focusing' in the forum. 2 months ago

Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? Am I the only one experiencing this issue?

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Wes Creech replied to the topic 'Ekos/Kstars stuck at focusing' in the forum. 2 months ago

Logs attached. I did manually press "auto-focus" at one point in time and all the focus logs seem to explain the procedure well. It's when it does a Auto-refocus that seems to be the problem. There's not much going on after it captures two focus images. I'm not sure what to think. Any help is appreciated!

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Wes Creech replied to the topic 'Ekos Guiding Module/PHD and Dithering' in the forum. 2 months ago

I used " sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/indinightly " and received a message saying something to the effect of "Command not found".

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Wes Creech replied to the topic 'Ekos Guiding Module/PHD and Dithering' in the forum. 2 months ago

I still don't understand how to get nightly builds. I'm running a RPI4 with KDE and tried to use the Ubuntu instructions but that didn't work.

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Wes Creech created a new topic ' Ekos/Kstars stuck at focusing' in the forum. 2 months ago

New issue I've never seen last night: Woke up this morning to find Ekos summary screen stuck on "focusing". I set the autofocusing routine to focus every 45 min. but when it hits 45 min, the summary screen says focusing but the focus module isn't doing anything. I have to hit the "autofocus" button then it would go through the focus routine and capture the sequence for the next 45 min unit it happens again. Which logs do I need to turn on to capture the problem? Also, any ideas as to what I can do to work around it?

Thanks, Wes

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Wes Creech replied to the topic 'Ekos Guiding Module/PHD and Dithering' in the forum. 2 months ago

Would love to check it out tonight. Should be clear here. I'm using RPI4 with StellarMate. If you can briefly tell me how to download the latest build on StellarMate (RPI4) I'd be happy to test it.

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Wes Creech created a new topic ' Ekos Guiding Module/PHD and Dithering' in the forum. 2 months ago

A weird thing keeps happening... I connect PHD to Ekos and start calibration/guiding with PHD but for some reason the Ekos module just says it's calibrated. It shows RMS numbers but the graph doesn't seem to show movements. I have to either press "Stop" and then "Guide" in Ekos to get Ekos to connect to PHD properly. This wouldn't be an issue if dithering was working but that's the problem. This is the only way to get dithering to work. I've used PHD and Ekos together plenty of times without this issue but as soon as I started using 3.3.6 it's been happening. Any ideas as to why or how to prevent this from happening? Thanks! -Wes

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Wes Creech replied to the topic 'Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB' in the forum. 3 months ago

My wifi problems went away as soon as I got my Pi 4 into a case with a fan. I thought maybe it was overheating and culling off the wifi. I now realize that I also quit using a powered usb hub connected to the same power source as the pi so maybe they were fighting each other for amps?

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Wes Creech replied to the topic 'KStars v3.3.6 is released' in the forum. 3 months ago

I was unaware that the Nikon D3300 was able to be controlled via computers. Did you have to modify it to work with Indi or communicate with Ekos?

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