Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Guiding setup' in the forum. 7 months ago

Got a clear night. 0.51 RMS. 0.39 RA 0.3 DEC. Very pleased with this accuracy on my rig.

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Guiding setup' in the forum. 7 months ago

Just started a session taking all your suggestions on board. Currently total RMS is around 0.5. This is on my GEM45 with an Edge 8HD in bortle 8 skies. I have never had such good guiding! Thanks.

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If your issue is running Sharpcap you could consider moving to FireCapture which will run on the Stellarmate X. As far as I can work out they are very similar.

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Guiding setup' in the forum. 7 months ago

I will try GPG too but the weather here is going to be bad for at least a week.

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Guiding setup' in the forum. 7 months ago

This is great, thank you.

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Rishi Garrod created a new topic ' Guiding setup' in the forum. 7 months ago

I just migrated to Stellarmate X so I had to setup again. Everything worked out of the box except the guiding.
After some searching I decided to decrease the aggressiveness because the guiding was over correcting massively. I reduced the RA and Dec aggressiveness to 0.5 and now its working OK. Are there any suggestions on an ideal aggressiveness setting? I am using a GEM45 mount.

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I have just converted too. Will keep the RPI as a portable setup but if feels like the difference between night and day. I am using an old NUC 5i5 with 16GB and a 1TB SSD disk.

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Stellarmate not booting.' in the forum. 7 months ago

Problem was simple. I was using the Display port on my NUC instead of HDMI.
With HDMI it is working fine.

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Rishi Garrod created a new topic ' Stellarmate not booting.' in the forum. 7 months ago

I have just downloaded the Stellarmate image and loaded it onto an Intel i5 NUC.
The imaging process went well but when I boot I do not see anything on my display. Maybe it has booted but simply does not display or its not booting.

Any suggestions how to troubleshoot?

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Alignment issues' in the forum. 8 months ago

That’s a useful option. I will switch it on. I checked my settings and I have everything internal so no need for an online service.

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Alignment issues' in the forum. 8 months ago

So if the service was down for a while that might explain what we saw?

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Alignment issues' in the forum. 8 months ago

That's interesting. I though is was resolving using local index files but I would have check. Never really looked at it after the initial setup because it has always worked.

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Rishi Garrod created a new topic ' Alignment issues' in the forum. 8 months ago

I am running the latest versions.

Last night I had issues with the Alignment module. This has always been one of the most trouble free modules in my setup.

I did a successful alignment and then started my schedule. When I started the scheduler it did its alignment and failed with "Please check you have sufficient stars in the image, the indicated FOV is correct, and the necessary index files are installed. Enable Alignment Logging in Setup Tab -> Logs to get detailed information on the failure." The image it had taken looked fine with many stars. After a few attempts I got it to work again (not really clear why). I ran the scheduler and all was OK until the meridian flip when it again failed to align with the same message. Its exactly the same same setup I have been using all season with success. Has anything changed in the last update that might cause this?

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Stellarmate 1.7 Beta' in the forum. 2 years ago

It is some sort of USB issue. I brought everything inside to start a real debug session, plugged the 174 directly into the Rpi and it works!
On 1.6.1 32 bit I have the camera attached to the hub in my mount (which is attached to the Pegasus UPB v2) and it has always worked fine.
On 1.7.0 64 bit I had also tried plugging it into my Pegasus UPB v2 but that didn't work either.

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