Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Mesu Mount 200 Driver Request' in the forum. 4 months ago

Interesting developments.

I looked at the repo, and saw this file: github.com/JeffRossMT/sitech-indi-driver...ope_sitechReadMe.txt

Point 4 is interesting - it seems to imply you need to run an app somewhere on the network on what I assume is a windows box. Am I wrong?

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Xagyl Filter Wheel and Configuration Problem' in the forum. 1 year ago

No, I just try to remember to explicitly load the config first before connecting. I've noticed the same problem with other devices as well, do it might be something common relating to how config is handled.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Solar/Planetary Imaging and Processing' in the forum. 1 year ago

Yes, that's exactly what I want to do. My main processing machine with PixInsight is Linux only, so I want to build up the tools there for solar and planetary.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Solar/Planetary Imaging and Processing' in the forum. 1 year ago

Thanks, that's some good suggestions there.

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Chris Ryan created a new topic ' Solar/Planetary Imaging and Processing' in the forum. 1 year ago

Might not be the right place for this question...

I'm looking for the Linux equivalent way of doing Solar/Planetary imaging instead of using Windows (FireCapture/AutoStakkert, etc).

I can use Ekos to capture video, but what about processing options?

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment Assistant and the Southern Hemisphere' in the forum. 1 year ago

I use an OAG, so that's not going to work. :)

I might have to use another tool instead. I can't use the legacy PA as it wants me to go to the North meridian, but that's not possible for my current situation.

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'Polar Alignment Assistant and the Southern Hemisphere' in the forum. 1 year ago

I picked the opposite direction for the second iteration each time. It said I was so far out from the pole that it couldn't find it in the FOV. I'm at about 1500mm, so I assume a more restricted FOV makes it harder to be on target.

I'll try the park scope next time as well - maybe that will help.

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Chris Ryan created a new topic ' Polar Alignment Assistant and the Southern Hemisphere' in the forum. 1 year ago

I recently tried to use the Polar Alignment Assistant and found some weird issues. I'm located in the Southern Hemisphere and I was wondering if it could be related to that...

At one point it asks you to rotate the scope East or West. I had to pick the "opposite" to get the right direction of movement.

During the process you get feedback on how far from the pole it thinks you are. I am going to go back over the documentation to understand things more, because I got a number of different values of various degrees, including at one point being "70" degrees off!

I'm using Kubuntu with the latest package builds installed.

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Chris Ryan created a new topic ' Xagyl Filter Wheel and Configuration Problem' in the forum. 1 year ago

When I connect to the Xagyl Filter Wheel, it doesn't use my previously saved configuration - at least for the filter positions. It just uses the default values instead.

If I then load the config, it's ok.

If I remember to load the config before connecting, that works too.

Is it supposed to load the saved configuration at start automatically?

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Chris Ryan replied to the topic 'iOptron SmartEQ pro-Error setting local date/UTC Offset.' in the forum. 1 year ago

I agree with you. If you're in this category, I suggest sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to politely request INDI support for your mount. While you are likely to get a response back similar to what I received, perhaps the volume of requests might sway their thinking to helping more.

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