Markku replied to the topic 'Plate Solving at Long Focal Lengths' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi,

I tried using a 1,5 Barlow on my 300 scope long time ago but it was not possible to resolve the images so I gave up, have you tried to send the image to astrometry.net for resolving ??

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Markku replied to the topic 'How can I enable Rapid Guide?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi all,

I wish the Rapid guide was enabled and usable, i'ts a great feature.

Br, Markku

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Hi,

This is a tricky one but my guess is that the wobbly line is a geostationary (TV broadcast) satellite, the stars are moving but the satellite is not, and the cause of the line is wobbly is because of the guiding.

Br,
/Markku

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Hi,

I just came across this link : www.himax.com.tw/products/electrically-tunable-focusing-lenses/
Maybe you can use the ESP32 for a new kind of focusing ??
Just a thought.

Br, Markku

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Markku replied to the topic 'Send an email for Park or problem ?' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi,

Maybe you can use a sms utility to send a message from your observatory : smstools3.kekekasvi.com
I use it as a alarm if the temperature in the server hall gets too high or there is a power failure, I can also send a sms to a server and ask it so send back some status information to me.
Of course you need a USBstick GSM modem and a sim card but it can be worth it.

Br,
/Markku

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Markku replied to the topic 'Fits save error' in the forum. 8 months ago

Thank you Jasem, fast as usual!!

Br,
Markku

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Markku replied to the topic 'Fits save error' in the forum. 8 months ago

It's happening for me too using KStars Version 3.5.2 Stable, I looked at the FITS header in the viewer and it did look good but saving the image results in a error anyway.




I hope the logfile helps.

Br,
/Markku

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File Name: log_20-46-53.txt
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File Name: log_20-27-38.txt
File Size: 1,427 KB


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Hi,

KStars Version 3.5.2 Stable, Build: 2021-03-01T11:47:36Z have some problems, looking at the ppa it looks like not all drivers have been build against the new library and therefore not updated with apt update/upgrade, maybe I'm wrong ?

This is the errors I get starting EQMod and SX drivers.

indi_eqmod_telescope --> indi_eqmod_telescope: symbol lookup error: indi_eqmod_telescope: undefined symbol: _ZN4INDI10BaseDevice11isConnectedEv
indi_sx_ccdindi_sx_ccd --> symbol lookup error: indi_sx_ccd: undefined symbol: _ZThn5128_N4INDI3CCD13GuideCompleteE12INDI_EQ_AXIS

Br, Markku

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Markku replied to the topic 'Fits save error' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi,

I get the same errors if I try to save a image from the fits viewer...



Br,
/Markku

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Markku replied to the topic 'Indi server crashes' in the forum. 8 months ago

Ok, that is a good idea.
Meanwhile I can report that I just did install INDI Nightly Build into a fresh install of Kubuntu 20.04.2 LTS and this is the result..

maxer@K56CM:~$ sudo updatedb ; locate libcfitsio.so
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcfitsio.so.8
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcfitsio.so.8.3.47

maxer@K56CM:~$ ls -l /usr/bin/indi_simulator_*                          
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 88384 feb 16 09:49 /usr/bin/indi_simulator_ccd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 26944 feb 16 09:49 /usr/bin/indi_simulator_dome
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 31040 feb 16 09:49 /usr/bin/indi_simulator_focus
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 18752 feb 16 09:49 /usr/bin/indi_simulator_gps
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 47424 feb 16 09:49 /usr/bin/indi_simulator_guide
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 18752 feb 16 09:49 /usr/bin/indi_simulator_rotator
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 35136 feb 16 09:49 /usr/bin/indi_simulator_spectrograph
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 18752 feb 16 09:49 /usr/bin/indi_simulator_sqm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 63880 feb 16 09:49 /usr/bin/indi_simulator_telescope
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 31040 feb 16 09:49 /usr/bin/indi_simulator_weather
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 18752 feb 16 09:49 /usr/bin/indi_simulator_wheel

maxer@K56CM:~$ indiserver -v indi_simulator_telescope indi_simulator_ccd
2021-02-22T17:46:47: startup: indiserver -v indi_simulator_telescope indi_simulator_ccd 
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_telescope: pid=5581 rfd=3 wfd=6 efd=7
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_ccd: pid=5582 rfd=4 wfd=9 efd=10
2021-02-22T17:46:47: listening to port 7624 on fd 5
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_telescope: HaAxis: TrackRate 1, trackingRateDegSec 15.041067 arcsec
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.EQUATORIAL_EOD_COORD
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.TELESCOPE_INFO
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_ccd: snooping on Telescope Simulator.TELESCOPE_PIER_SIDE
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_ccd: snooping on Rotator Simulator.ABS_ROTATOR_ANGLE
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_ccd: snooping on Focuser Simulator.ABS_FOCUS_POSITION
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_ccd: snooping on Focuser Simulator.FOCUS_TEMPERATURE
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_SLOT
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_ccd: snooping on CCD Simulator.FILTER_NAME
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_ccd: snooping on SQM.SKY_QUALITY
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_ccd: snooping on Focuser Simulator.FWHM
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.GEOGRAPHIC_COORD
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_telescope: snooping on GPS Simulator.TIME_UTC
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_PARK
2021-02-22T17:46:47: Driver indi_simulator_telescope: snooping on Dome Simulator.DOME_SHUTTER
So no problem there, I think that a clean install will fix things back to a working state.
But I'm still a bit puzzled why that happened at all, well.. who knows ?

Good luck with backup!
/Markku

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Markku replied to the topic 'Strange guiding behaviour' in the forum. 8 months ago

Thanks Croz, I have to check that :)
Sometimes I get a good guiding but it seems to depend on if the scope it at West or East, I don't know why ? here is a guiding pic at East from last year and one of the best I ever had.


Br,
/Markku

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Markku replied to the topic 'Indi server crashes' in the forum. 8 months ago

Oh, sorry, my bad :( I'll test to install the nightly build when at home tonight and look at the difference then.
Thanks Wouter fo the tip!
Br,
/Markku

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