But If I right click on a target on KStars, then select lx200 -> goto, and then perform a plate solve, it works flawlessly, so it seems to me that this is not the case, isn't it?

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'EKOS bottom text window bug?' in the forum. 1 month ago

This is not a recent bug. It has been happening to me since I stared using KStars/Ekos one and a half year ago. I've learned after multiple incidents like this, that the log area is "forbidden" ;)

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With the ramp configured, you can add a "bogus" exposure at the end of the session with an expected temperature of 28ºC. This will execute an ramp up until this temperature (limited by ambient temperature)

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'QHY usb power supply' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi Miguel,

Not exactly the same model, but I'm currently running an ASI120MM-S and an ASI533MC from a Raspi4 without using any powered USB hub. Obviously, the cooler for the ASI533MC is running from an external source (in my case, a powerbank with a booster from 5v to 12v)

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'iOptron iPolar scope' in the forum. 2 months ago

Jasem, thanks. That's a good reason to explain why the iPolar is not valid for PAA

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'iOptron iPolar scope' in the forum. 2 months ago

If you don't have a significant cone error in your mount, rotating your main scope or the iPolar on the axis are about the same: frames rotates around the point in the sky your RA axis is pointing to. Both set of pictures will be equally useful to perform the calculation needed.

As you have the iPolar, could you be so kind to try it? It should work.

Regards

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'iOptron iPolar scope' in the forum. 2 months ago

That point is what I don't understand. If the iPolar scopenrotates with the RA axis, and the PAA tries to rotate this axis 30º+30º, you will get three images rotated 30º between them, so, the PAA should be able to use those images to find the alignment.

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'iOptron iPolar scope' in the forum. 2 months ago

"The iPolar scope is installed on same axis of RA and it rotate uppon this axis", that's all that is needed by the PAA. It looks at the different fields (the rotation is used to determine the center of rotation) and computes how far is this center of rotation to the real pole (I'm using PAA for more that a year).

So, I'm completly puzzle about why it doesn't work.

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'iOptron iPolar scope' in the forum. 2 months ago

I don't understand this. If the camera can be used as a standalone one, you can use it on the PAA, isn't it? What do I miss?

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'iOptron iPolar scope' in the forum. 2 months ago

I'm in the process of researching for a new mount. I'm thinking about the iOptron GEM28 mount and when deciding between versions I've found this "unfinished" thread. Which is the current state of the iPolar system? Could it be used on Ekos?

By the way, if somebody has any comment about the GEM28 mount, now it will be a good moment to put them here :).

Thanks!

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Good to know. I'm using for months one of those

Baseus 65W 30000mAh USB C PD
es.aliexpress.com/item/4000957265153.html

I connect the RPi with a ASI120MM-S and an ASI533MC attached and a OnStep mount driver (consumes below 2A) and I've been able to run the setup for more that 6h

About the ASI533MC: the cooling is connected to a second battery. If I try to connect the cooler to a single battery, I overload it and it stops. So the easy solution was to use a second battery (of the same kind) to run the cooler.

Cheers

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