max sidorov replied to the topic 'Simulator crashes on Polar Alignment on Windows client' in the forum. 12 minutes ago

OK. Everything worked perfectly with real hardware!
No problems whatsoever.
Polar Alignment worked as it should.
ASTAP was really quick.
Meridian flip went smoothly.
Thanks!

(something is still not right with the simulators - maybe it's just my system).

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max sidorov created a new topic ' GSC catalog for Windows KStars client - how to install?' in the forum. 21 hours 5 minutes ago

Hello,
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.
But..

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?
Any idea?
Thanks!

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max sidorov created a new topic ' Simulator crashes on Polar Alignment on Windows client' in the forum. 22 hours 48 minutes ago

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.

Thanks!

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Polar alignment issue (CCD exposure in progress!!)' in the forum. 2 days ago

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.

HTH

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Polar alignment issue (CCD exposure in progress!!)' in the forum. 5 days ago

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!
Great!
Again, it was working well on RPI client but acting up on Windows client. At least for me.

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Polar alignment issue (CCD exposure in progress!!)' in the forum. 7 days ago

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.

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Scheduler - guider calibration - how to enforce re-calibration' in the forum. 1 month ago

Yes. It appears to be a bug...
I was using a recent Windows client.

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Post your INDI Setup!' in the forum. 1 month ago

My setup. Puny AZ-GTi (but I like it very much) in EQ mode.



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max sidorov replied to the topic '1.4.4 on Rpi4 slow' in the forum. 1 month ago

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)

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Scheduler - guider calibration - how to enforce re-calibration' in the forum. 1 month ago

Will do. Thanks!

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max sidorov replied to the topic 'Scheduler - guider calibration - how to enforce re-calibration' in the forum. 1 month ago

Aahh.. That's it - thanks!

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max sidorov created a new topic ' Scheduler - guider calibration - how to enforce re-calibration' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hello,
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?
Thanks!

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