Hallo Wouter,
Thanks;-)
Grtjs Arnold

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Hi all,
Still learning the system ;-) Something in the Ekos pdf has me a bit confused.
I run Kstars/Ekos local on a W10 laptop and Stellarmate on RPi.
Now the pdf states that in order to be able to solve offline I have to install Astrometry.net (Ansvr) on the laptop with the index files - which I did.
It then says to check online and give http://127.0.0.1:8080. So I guess that I fool the laptop into thinking it is working online while it is actually working local?
Cheers Arnold

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Arnold de Bruin replied to the topic 'plate solving - first time' in the forum. 1 year ago

Ok, found the solution here:
indilib.org/forum/ekos/5166-unable-to-in...x-files.html?start=0
message #38975
Cheers Arnold

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Arnold de Bruin replied to the topic 'plate solving - first time' in the forum. 1 year ago

So, one step further. Read about the index files and since I added the Tycho catalog I found that I need some index files - see pic.


Then when I click the checkmark to download the index file I get an error warning - see pic

I need permission but how. The password isn't asked......

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Arnold de Bruin created a new topic ' plate solving - first time' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi all,

Tried plate solving for the first time and it worked! I had the RPi with Stellarmate on my home network connected with ethernet and ran Kstars/Ekos on my laptop.
However only with option <solver> marked it actually solved in about 3 iterations. I did connect astrometry in aux in the indy device manager but when choosing the option <remote> the solving immediately failed..
Any idea?

Cheers Arnold

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Arnold de Bruin replied to the topic 'HAT relayboard' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi cb245,

The Astroberry Board may be just what I need! Thanks

Cheers Arnold

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Arnold de Bruin replied to the topic 'HAT relayboard' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi Jasem,
no sdk, but in python it is as simple as:
import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
GPIO.setmode((GPIO.BCM)
GPIO.setup(20,GPIO.OUT)
and then
GPIO.output(20,False) or ....,True to activate a switch at pin 20

So can't be too difficult ;-)
Point of all this is that if I run Ekos remote on my laptop I can use the switches.
Now I have to use realVNC also to use my little program on the Stellarmate....

Cheers Arnold

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Arnold de Bruin created a new topic ' HAT relayboard' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi all,
I am using a RPi 3B+ with Stellarmate and a board on top with 3 relay's. I have created a small python program to control these for my spectrograph, but was wondering if there is a Indi driver for this. I can't find in the Indi Device Manager.
Cheers Arnold

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Arnold de Bruin created a new topic ' unable to connect to EQmod' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi all,
Just bought a RPi and installed Stellarmate. My Losmandy is equipped with steppermotors and an EQDrive which makes it EQmod compatible.
If I plugin the usb cable connecting the EQDrive I can see /dev/ttyUSB0 appear (and disappear when I unplug). However when I try to connect either in Ekos or with Indi device manager I get the following message:

[WARNING] Port /dev/ttyUSB0 is already used by another driver or process.
[WARNING] Communication with /dev/ttyUSB0 @ 9600 failed. Starting Auto Search...

Anybody any idea?

Cheers Arnold

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