Jan replied to the topic 'Ekos Plate Solving' in the forum. 2 years ago

OK thanks Jasem for the quick response..


Jan created a new topic ' Ekos Plate Solving' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi experts,

It's been about 1 year since I did astrophotography again with Kstars / Ekos. So in other words a lot has changed in Kstars and fields have been added that I didn't have with the old Kstars.
I put the latest version of Stellarmet OS on my raspberry pi 4 with 4GB of memory. (I am not using a tablet, but an iMac via VNC)
When my entire setup was ready outside, I ran into 2 problems.
So I have 2 questions ...

Question 1
When I created my Ekos profile I created 2 telescopes at the bottom, namely "Skywatcher EVOSTAR 80 - 600" and a guide telescope "Skywatcher EVOGUIDE 50 - 242" on the primary telescope is also a Skywatcher Reducer / corrector, 0.85x connected.
So normally if I'm correct my total focus length is 510.
It doesn't matter what focus length I set to 600 or 510 it stays red. I suppose that color must be green or not?
So the question is what focus length should I put here? the ones in parentheses or something else ...

Question 2
As long as I have been using ekos I have never had any problems with plate solving. (as far as I can remember)
2 days ago I did a plate solving for this DSO IC417 and got the following message "Please enable Alignment Logging in the Ekos Logging Options". When I opened Ekos Option I didn't find a checkbox or anything to check it.
Could the problem also be that we had almost a full moon then?
The strange thing is that flat solving did work at DSO Pleiaden.
So if I have to check in something extra it is possible to take a screenshot of this and indicate what I have to do at Ekos Options.
Or is it normal that you get this error message during a full moon or a lot of street lighting?

Thank you very much for reading this and helping to find a solution.


I plan to purchase this power box from Pegasus - PegasusAstro Pocket Powerbox Advance ( pegasusastro.com/products/pocket-powerbox-advance/ )
I've been looking for the INDI driver for Ubuntu (kstars), but only found this indilib.org/devices/auxiliary/pegasus-ultimate-power-box.html does it work with the latest Pegasus powerbox?
If not which INDI driver code should I have?


Jan replied to the topic 'IC 443 - Jellyfish Nebula' in the forum. 3 years ago

thanks you - yes I used an IDAS NB1 filter.


Jan created a new topic ' IC 443 - Jellyfish Nebula' in the forum. 3 years ago

Finally being able to photograph again
DSO Object was IC 443 (Jellyfish)

Technical info and photo can be viewed at ASTROBIN.com
IC 443 AstroBin


Jan replied to the topic 'Nikon DSLR conflict' in the forum. 3 years ago

@Marc2b - thank you for your support - I am currently shooting with the ZWO ASI294MC PRO and it works perfectly, but if I have more time I will try again with my Nikon D500. ;)


Jan replied to the topic 'Does ZWO EAF work with ekos?' in the forum. 3 years ago

no unfortunately I have not bought this yet, but if jasem says so, I believe it.