Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Limits to protect the mount from bending over backwards' in the forum. 4 months ago

Doesn't control software, like Ekos, supersede the mount's controller? If this is indeed the case, then I'd think you'd want to set a limit in both the control software and in the mount controller. Yes?

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Limits to protect the mount from bending over backwards' in the forum. 4 months ago

That's what Technical Writers are for. Hunting and pecking through complex software like this is no way to be productive as an astrophotographer. This hobby is hard enough without battling software via trial and error.

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Limits to protect the mount from bending over backwards' in the forum. 4 months ago

I too, would like to set slew limits but also do not know how to do it. This is indicative of what I see IMHO as perhaps the single biggest problem with SM: lack of adequate up-to-date documentation. The SM manual is a good start, but does not go into enough depth. The Kstars manual covers more about Ekos, but at nearly four years old, it is very out of date. Many of the problems I keep seeing reported on this forum I believe stem from lack knowing how to use the many functions in Ekos, which I feel is due to inadequate documentation. I genuinely believe lack of adequate up-to-date documentation, more than perhaps anything else, is what's holding back wider adoption of SM.

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Tom Bardenwerper created a new topic ' What are the Capabilities of Simulator Mode?' in the forum. 4 months ago

I'm having trouble finding thorough documentation of the Simulator. I'm wondering what its capabilities are? What modules can and can't be simulated? What is it intended for and what do people mostly use it for?

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Tom Bardenwerper created a new topic ' Setting Client / Local Image Upload - Bug?' in the forum. 5 months ago

When switching image Upload setting in both INDI Control Panel and the CCD Capture Module, I am unable to switch from Local to Client or vs versa on the fly (I'm using a Canon DSLR). It simply reverts back to whichever way it was set to when launching Kstars/Ekos. I discovered that to switch the upload setting and have it stay that way without the system switching it right back , I have to completely shut down Kstars/Ekos and only then can I go from Local to Client, or Client to Local. I've been battling this "bug" for quite a while now and have found it is consistent and totally repeatable. Am I doing something wrong or have I found a small bug here?

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Stellarmate 1.4.4 rpi4 problems' in the forum. 5 months ago

Does your mount come up in the INDI Control Panel when you start up?

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Stellarmate 1.4.4 rpi4 problems' in the forum. 5 months ago

Sounds like WiFi issues to me.

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'New Kstars 3.3.7 ASTAP Plate Solving Speed is FAST!!!' in the forum. 5 months ago

I had it do a blind solve on a FITS photo of M51 - it had it in a second or two. I'll admit, one test however is not enough data to prove it's reliable...

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Possible Memory Leak in Kstars' in the forum. 5 months ago

FWIW: I'm also running a RPi 4, 4GB. SM OS 1.4.3 seems to run FLAWLESSLY with my hardware: iOptron iEQ45 Pro mount, Canon T3i DSLR, Lodestar X2 guide cam, RoboFocus auto-focuser, astrromtry. I run Kstars/Ekos on an older Dell I5, connecting to SM via WiFi Hotspot mode. SM OS 1.4.4 gave me nothing but problems with WiFi connectivity issues so I went back to 1.4.3.

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Tom Bardenwerper created a new topic ' New Kstars 3.3.7 ASTAP Plate Solving Spped' in the forum. 5 months ago

FWIW: I just did a blind plate solve in the new ASTAP in Kstars 3.3.7 on my RPi 4-4GB (running SM OS 1.4.3) and HOLY CRAP is it FAST!!! Solved it in about two seconds.

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Stellarmate WiFi on Rpi4' in the forum. 5 months ago

I had similar problems with 1.4.4. After going back to 1.4.3, WiFi worked well again for me. Eagerly waiting for 1.4.5 to come out, and moreover, a production (not beta) version of the SM OS for the RPi 4.

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Experiences Using SM Beta on RPi 4, 4GB' in the forum. 5 months ago

GN2000: I'd like to try that, what USB WiFi antenna are you using?

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