as i am starting to observe exoplanet transits I wanted to create a simple csv and import to kstars catalogue, unlucky kstars crashed with csv import,
then i found a python script to query simbad for exo transits within observatory coordinates and local time zone on github github.com/JohannesBuchner/simbad2kstars
simbad2kstars is 7 years old repo and outdated the database output format is not compatible with kstars sqlite requirements,
so now i am bit of frustrated and need help to manage creating a exoplanet DB by querying simbad and import to kstars,
it would be the coolest thing on earth to get a exoplanet database integrated into kstars/ekos :-)

are there plans plans to integrate live photometry into ekos?

any help much appreciated,
Thanks in advance,
clear skies,


Thanks Jerry for your install script (running on Pi4 in the moment) very nice to have nightly and stable paralell smile.png
and also for your comparison as well as experience with those 2 amazing SBCs 
the SBC market/industry is running fast pace, there are dozens of different models available and its hard to get an overview,
I expect/hope the Asian Market to have some sort of  a apple silicon M1_processor replica available on a SBC in the next 1-2 years, that would mean 8CPU + 8GPU cores,

you made me really curious about the newer N2+ with its 22% faster performance, i thought also about a RockPi 4B-plus with HexaCore but only 4GB RAM,
my dream SBC is a 8-core CM4 with minimum 8GB RAM better 16GB, 2 - PCIe Lanes for paralell USB3 and Nvme Support.
Me and my colleague have ordered PCIe Multiplexers / Switches from AliExpress and some different PCI Cards to experiment with CM4 and PCI Support.

clear skies,

the quantonaut,

- Pi4 8GB - overclocked 2.1GHz, Ubuntu 21.04 64bit, kstars/ekos, GnomeDesktop and LXDE, 8GB ZRAM_swap
- NO SD_card > direct BOOT form Nvme with latetst Firmware / eeprom
- 512GB Nvme via USB3



qnt replied to the topic 'Odroid-N2 Ubuntu-mate 20.04' in the forum. 12 months ago

Hi Jerry,

how is the performance on Odroid-N2 compared to Pi4?
clear skies,