Yeah, I don't find drift alignment attractive, but Ekos I believe has a good polar alignment tool, I can just use that.

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I'm running an AT60ED into a MFT body, so yeah, alignment is critical.

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Ha! I though that's what dithering would eliminate to begin with. Hmmm, so is using software to control dither with a single axis unit not practical?

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Thanks. Should the dither also be set to RA only?

Thanks again.

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Is there any limitation to using PHD2's Polar Drift Alignment tool with a single axis tracker like my SkyGuider Pro?

Thanks.

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Phil created a new topic ' Installing Astroberry on SDXC card' in the forum. 1 month ago

I read a while back on the Raspberry Pi forums about how to install Raspbian on an SDXC card, which apparently requires jumping several hoops:
www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/instal...n/sdxc_formatting.md

Is there a similar issue installing Astroberry on an SDXC card? I was going to get a 64 gig card when I saw a 128 gig card on sale and went for that. I guess I won't have to worry about running out of space on a that. :-)
Thanks.

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Phil replied to the topic 'WIFI Connection Wants Router Number' in the forum. 4 months ago

It appears that rebooting the Astroberry server was needed in order to be able to connect. All connections are back now. Thanks again for your help. :)

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Phil replied to the topic 'WIFI Connection Wants Router Number' in the forum. 4 months ago

Thanks for your reply. Well, when I went to log on, Windows ask if I wanted the computer to be recognizable, and said it wasn't a good idea over public networks, so I declined, because I will also be using this this machine on public networks from time to time. I suspect then that has something to do with the fact that, although I was able to now see the Astroberry machine from the browser, I could not log in and got the error message below. I tried re-logging in but it made no difference. What can I do to log in?
Thanks again.

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Phil created a new topic ' WIFI Connection Wants Router Number' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi folks, I'm trying to connect to the Astroberry server from a Windows 10 laptop via WIFI, and the Windows machine wants a router PIN number. I don't recall this happening before, and I don't know what it wants. Am I forgetting some step somewhere?
Thanks for any info on this.

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Phil replied to the topic 'A few questions about Ekos and cameras' in the forum. 4 months ago

Well, the program brought the same box up again for the D5100 as it had done for the D600, so I have to image it's automatically creating and keeping profiles. I don't understand why the camera is recognized, but I can't take a shot.

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Phil created a new topic ' A few questions about Ekos and cameras' in the forum. 4 months ago

I've been trying to get Ekos to control my Nikon camera (a D600 in these tests), so I picked the generic Nikon driver. Ekos sees it, but I'm not sure if I have it properly set up in the program. I set it to write RAW to the camera's internal SD cards. When I do a test capture, the camera shoots, but the data is not recorded to the SD cards.

Granted, I don't really know yet what I'm doing with Ekos/PHD2. :unsure: I made a test shoot and could not get the data to be written to the cards. Below are some of the errors I saw listed.

On a separate note, when I first connected the camera, I got a box asking for the sensor's resolution and pixel pitch, and it stated it was a one-time process. However I have two Nikon cameras, a full frame D600 and an APS-C D5100. Is there no way to store presets for the cameras?

Thanks for your time.



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Phil replied to the topic 'Polar alignment non-goto mount' in the forum. 4 months ago

Thanks for your replies. I was under the impression that PHD2's polar drift alignment was not accurate enough. The videos I've seen on it seem to dictate to run additional polar alignment like static or drift. If polar drift alignment is accurate enough, that's good enough for me. :)

The same goes for the Ekos polar alignment. I was under the impression that you had to be exactly 30° apart in order to get proper data for alignment, but if just rotating to approximate 30° positions is adequate for proper alignment then I'm good to go with that. Is there a provision in Ekos to manually rotate?

Thanks again for your replies.

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Phil replied to the topic 'Polar alignment non-goto mount' in the forum. 4 months ago

I have a SkyGuider Pro and I too would like to see a non-critical placement manual adjustment in Ekos, so you can manually rotate to roughly 30° positions and the program triangulates from there. PHD2 needs a better alignment tool as well. I do not find the concept of regular drift alignment remotely attractive, and I would like to see a more accurate Polar Drift Alignment tool in PHD2, essentially one go to, one-shot alignment procedure. Having to jump to multiple alignment routines in PHD2 seems unnecessary.

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