David Tate created a new topic ' Pi4 4GB - Canon DSLR Video is Working' in the forum. 3 days ago

As the title suggests, the video recording option is no longer crashing. My Canon 600D would constantly crash when recording video. The new raspberry and of course the new build... it's working!

On a side note, I've not found anything that is not working. But I've had no actual outside imaging, just testing indoors (with a Mount Sim, and everything else is hooked up).

Great job guys!

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David Tate replied to the topic 'After Meridian Flip -- Auto-Focus' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

DerPit wrote: Fair point. Of course, most people using an OAG will have problems to continue guiding during dark acquisition :D


Oh yeah, forgot about that. There's always something ;) Then maybe a choice, "Continue to guide during Darks?" Yes/No

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David Tate replied to the topic 'After Meridian Flip -- Auto-Focus' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I'd like it to keep tracking guiding, since I was doing some darks after a bunch of lights. No reason to stop guiding. I mean, I know there is no reason to guide while the lens cover is on, but that assumes I'm done for the night.

Went to walk the dog while the darks where being taken. When home, I started the lights again and went to bed. Auto Parking at 4am. I'd hate to have to re-acquire and all that.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Odd - My Focuser did the Opposite' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

knro wrote: If you turn focus logging on, you should have autofocus directory under ~/.local/share/kstars

It will contain a few FITS image for the process. Can you zip them, upload them somewhere and share a link? I will use them to improve the star detection algorithm.


Ok, the "Open Log" directory is not working. Click it and nothing. Where is it? I know I found it before, but I can't seem to find it. The trash can says I have about 39mb in it.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Default Parking Time' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

sterne-jaeger wrote: What about using a schedule with a define end time and selecting "Park Mount" as shutdown option?

- Wolfgang


It still requires that I 'remember' to do it. Defaults are nice things systems do that take some of the minutiae out of the process.

Generally I do it right away when starting up for the night. But if I have to park for some reason or the system crashes... then it's something to remember again. And for some reason it always defaults to today's date in the date dropdown box. So it's doing some of it, just the wrong day. Who would auto park in the same day?

We'd all be saying the same thing if you had to put your camera info in each time you used it (and it didn't warn you that you hadn't done it).

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Default Parking Time' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Again... forgot to set a parking time after I had a couple crashes. However just before going to bed I remembered and was able to set it while it was still shooting.

If only I had a daily default parking time. If only ;)

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Odd - My Focuser did the Opposite' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

knro wrote: If you turn focus logging on, you should have autofocus directory under ~/.local/share/kstars

It will contain a few FITS image for the process. Can you zip them, upload them somewhere and share a link? I will use them to improve the star detection algorithm.


Will do!

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Odd - My Focuser did the Opposite' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

So last night it did the same except that it didn't call it "Success" and returned it back to the original position, so that's better.
Something is up, this was working a couple weeks ago. I know you'll see the Algorithm set to Polynomial . That was just a test, the default algorithm performs the same.
I ended up just manually (in the UI) until I saw the star as small as I could get it. I could have got my Bahtinov mask out, but I was lazy and just did this.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'After Meridian Flip -- Auto-Focus' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Last night I noticed it did a re-alignment after a meridian flip. So cool!!!

But the funny part was, I was doing my darks and the images were paused until the alignment was completed, which it couldn't since I had my lens cover on. I came back from walking the dog and there it was struggling to find stars. ;)

So I guess that would be a Wish List item or maybe a bug. It knows the cover is on, since it asked to make sure to put the cover on. Do the flip for sure, but do the alignment after the lights are started again.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'After Meridian Flip -- Auto-Focus' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

sterne-jaeger wrote: I'm afraid there is no automated solution for this. Maybe with an external agent listening on the DBUS interface could solve it.

- Wolfgang


Yeah, I figured (kinda hoping I missed it somewhere). But since it knows it just did a meridian flip, maybe it could check for a checkbox variable "Focus after Flip".

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David Tate replied to the topic 'New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

wcreech19 wrote: I'm sure you did it from the command line but how can I create and connect to wifi access points via GUI?


I hope there is another way, but the way I've been doing it (RP 3b), it to initially hook up a monitor and wireless mouse/keyboard. Then go setup the wifi requirements, make sure I'm attached to my network. Then disconnect everything and off it goes to my scope.

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