OK. Everything worked perfectly with real hardware!
No problems whatsoever.
Polar Alignment worked as it should.
ASTAP was really quick.
Meridian flip went smoothly.
(something is still not right with the simulators - maybe it's just my system).
I have a somewhat faulty KStars client install on a Windows PC and would like reinstall it.
Including Ansvr and GSC.
There's a conflict (I believe) with leftovers of Astrotortilla (uninstalled) - I have two instances of Cygwin which are almost identical but in different locations.
If I remove/rename Astrotortilla's Cygwin, simulators stop working in Ekos (no stars in acquired images).
So, I would like to reinstall GSC catalogue.
I cannot find a way to download/configure GSC catalog for KStars/Ekos.
I managed to install it somehow a year ago..
I believe there was an option to do that in the Setup Wizard of Ekos - I don't see it there anymore.
Or I am missing something?
This is for Windows client (works fine on RPI client)
I haven't used simulators for quite a while...
Today, I tried with the latest KStars 3.3.8 and it would crash when doing Polar Alignment (after taking and solving the first image).
With both ASTAP and Astrometry.net (ansvr)
Tried with 3.3.7 - same story
Single solves work fine.
Has anyone tried simulators on Windows lately?
The forecast looks good for tomorrow - I'll see if it works with real hardware.
Often, when you start Ekos, both cameras get assigned as Primary scopes.
Try this and it might help:
When you start Ekos and INDI Control Panel pops-up,
make sure that your main camera is set to Primary (in Options) and
your Guide camera is set to Guide.
Updated KStars (Windows) from 3.3.7 mid-October (not official build) to 3.3.7 Nov 13 (official release). All of a sudden Polar Alignment worked as it should!
Again, it was working well on RPI client but acting up on Windows client. At least for me.
I have this on Windows client (always. since I started using the procedure almost a year ago) - reported several times.
RPI client works fine in this respect.
Yes. It appears to be a bug...
I was using a recent Windows client.
My setup. Puny AZ-GTi (but I like it very much) in EQ mode.
1.4.4 is slow for me. Wi-Fi hotspot is also flaky there.
Using 1.4.3. (it's so much cleaner looking and more responsive)
Will do. Thanks!
Aahh.. That's it - thanks!
Tried the scheduler for the first time.
When going from task to task the scheduler did all its things nicely except for it was using the same autoguider calibration for all tasks.
Am I missing some setting/checkmark?
I want the scheduler to clear and re-calibrate the guider before each step.
How do I do that?