I should say that this is on the bleeding edge as well as previous versions.

Dave

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This is something I've seen for a while. When the DEC is near 00:00:00 and goes negative a few seconds, the value shows a leading "-", but so do the seconds:



It doesn't break anything. Everything still works - it just looks funny.

Thanks,
Dave

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Well, everyone was right. Although I did not build anything, or install gsl or cblas0, they were messed up. I reinstalled them to no avail, as evidenced by the fact that siril blew up in exactly the same way KStars did while trying to register images. I reinstalled the OS, installed KStars and Siril and all is well. I am not using the bleeding-edge version, but I will tonight.

Thanks to all.
Dave

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For the time being I've gone back to the standard KStars release (Build: 2020-02-24T06:23:39Z). I'm going to rip everything out and reinstall during the week. I have clear cold skies and need to get some observing done.

Thanks for identifying the problem!

Dave

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Thanks for the quick reply.

I thought that was the problem, but when I looked at the GSL library docs, it says they no longer link to gslcblas, leaving it to the application programmer to link the CBLAS library of their choice. I checked the indi cmake filea and there is no mention of a CBLAS with any recognizable name. The libgsl has a 106 undefined symbols, all of them beginning with "cblas_".

Perhaps there is an older version that includes cblas.

Thanks,
Dave

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I just upgraded and got the latest Kstars - Build: 2020-11-23T10:39:52Z. It won't solve. As the image comes in it prints "Image received", then Kstars goes away after about half a second. Here's everything I could gather on it.

Align settings:

[Align]
AlignExposure=3
AstrometryImageScaleHigh=26.396791751972
AstrometryImageScaleLow=19.939342695702
AstrometryPositionDE=56.736666666666665
AstrometryPositionRA=12.508333333333333
AstrometrySolverType=1
SolverBackend=0
SolverBinningIndex=1
SolverGotoOption=0

Align logfile:

#KStars version 3.5.0. Analyze log version 1.0.

AnalyzeStartTime,2020-11-27 18:21:56.699,MST
MountState,0.000,Idle
MountCoords,1.089,326.6833,-0.0161,196.0467,55.3889,-1,9.0333
AlignState,25.617,In Progress



syslog:

Nov 27 18:38:32 Poopster org.kde.kstars.desktop[30749]: org.kde.kstars.indi: LX200 Autostar :  "[INFO] Device configuration saved. "
Nov 27 18:38:36 Poopster org.kde.kstars.desktop[30749]: org.kde.kstars.indi: LX200 Autostar :  "[INFO] Time updated, updating planetary data... "
Nov 27 18:38:42 Poopster org.kde.kstars.desktop[30749]: org.kde.kstars.indi: LX200 Autostar :  "[INFO] Site location updated to Lat  33:32:17 - Long  247:49:05 "
Nov 27 18:38:42 Poopster org.kde.kstars.desktop[30749]: org.kde.kstars.indi: LX200 Autostar :  "[INFO] Observer location updated: Longitude (-112.182) Latitude (33.5381) "
Nov 27 18:38:44 Poopster org.kde.kstars.desktop[30749]: org.kde.kstars.ekos.align: "Capturing image..."
Nov 27 18:38:44 Poopster org.kde.kstars.desktop[30749]: org.kde.kstars.indi: SBIG CCD :  "[INFO] Taking 3.00s exposure on main camera... "
Nov 27 18:38:50 Poopster org.kde.kstars.desktop[30749]: Found one coordinate representation.
Nov 27 18:38:50 Poopster org.kde.kstars.desktop[30749]: org.kde.kstars.ekos.align: "Image received."
Nov 27 18:38:50 Poopster org.kde.kstars.desktop[30749]: kstars: symbol lookup error: /usr/local/lib/libgsl.so.23: undefined symbol: cblas_dnrm2
Nov 27 18:38:50 Poopster systemd[997]: gnome-launched-org.kde.kstars.desktop-30749.scope: Succeeded.

Does anyone know what might be causing this problem?

TIA
Dave

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This may be of help if yours doesn't auto-mount. I haven't tried it.

www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=205016

Dave

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I just ran it again and it completed:

2 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 
Setting up indi-gphoto (3.0~202008281018~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Setting up indi-full (1.8.6~202008211453~ubuntu20.04.1) ...


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During the install from Jasem's repo on Ubuntu 20.04, I got these errors.

dpkg: error processing package indi-gphoto (--configure):
 installed indi-gphoto package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 100
Setting up indi-duino (1.6~202008220024~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Setting up indi-ffmv (0.3~202008212351~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Setting up indi-astromechfoc (0.1~202008220024~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Setting up indi-asi (1.8~202008220007~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Setting up indi-mi (1.8~202008212359~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
Setting up indi-sbig (2.1~202008220027~ubuntu20.04.1) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of indi-full:
 indi-full depends on indi-gphoto; however:
  Package indi-gphoto is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package indi-full (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
This is on my client machine, so I don't know that I need the drivers at all.

Thanks,
Dave

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I was getting oblong stars at any exposure length, and I thought it was the collimation. I just got an ASI290MM-mini camera, plugged it into the Stellarvue 80mm finder and started guiding. With the guider I got perfectly round stars at any exposure up to 5 minutes. I'm in a Bortle 8-9, so anything longer than that is saturated. I was amazed at how simple it was. I did encounter a problem calibrating, but I have an LX600, and it has a built-in autoguider which was fighting the internal guider. Duh. When I turned Starlock off, the guider took off and worked perfectly. I just wanted to say that it has made the biggest differrence of anything I've tried, and I think it completes my system.

Thanks to all who have worked on the autoguider!

Dave

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Thank you for the detailed answer.

I went out tonight and polar aligned using the legacy tool in Ekos, and it said my final was 54" out in azimuth and 12" out in altitude. Objects don't drift at all in the field of view, and I can make 3 minute exposures without having to throw half of them away. Now I have to figure out how to get everyone to turn off their lights. I have a Bortle 8-9 in my location.

Thanks again,
Dave

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