Phil replied to the topic 'Login via hotspot hangs' in the forum. 1 month ago

OK well, to whom this may concern, if you should ever find yourself in the same predicament and not have a clue as to why, the only solution I found was to reinstall the Astroberry Server from scratch. If you had settings in there of course you'll have to redo them all, but the system is dead if you can't get in it. ;)

Hope this helps.

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Phil replied to the topic 'Login via hotspot hangs' in the forum. 1 month ago

OK I tried a different browser today and I still can't get into the Astroberry via WiFi, I don't know what I'm doing wrong. The laptop readily connects to the hotspot, but when I hit the CONNECT button, it just waddles on for about a minute then I get the screen below. Doesn't ask for a password, just tries to log in and then fail.

What am I missing here?



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Phil replied to the topic 'Login via hotspot hangs' in the forum. 2 months ago

OK, I tried logging in to the Astroberry server with a different laptop that was connecting before, and it too now hangs when connecting in. It's connected to the hotspot, but won't log in. I did do an Astroberry update about a week ago, would that change anything? I don't recall changing the password, should still be default astroberry. I can connect to it using VNC over my local network on a router, but I can't log into it via a browser.

Thanks for any info on this.

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Phil created a new topic ' Login via hotspot hangs' in the forum. 2 months ago

I had to reset my laptop to factory specs, and when i was set up again, I can log into the server, but login just says "connecting" with animated dots, and then I get a red bar that says "failed to connect to server".

I'm doing this using Firefox on a Motile M141 laptop running Win 10. Worked before, just can't figure out why it's not now.

Thanks for any info on this.

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Phil created a new topic ' Using Raspberry Pi cameras for imaging' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi folks, I have some questions about using the Pi Hi Res and V2 cameras as imaging cameras with an Astroberry rig. According to the Pi camera info page ( www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/camera ), I should use the V4L2 driver for these cameras. Has anyone tried this? Are they properly recognized in Astroberry with PHD2 and Ekos?

Also, according to the info on this page (tinyurl.com/yxfkmp6g), the Hi Res Pi camera uses only a small area of the sensor for video, so creating an equivalent "crop factor" compared to a standard 36x24mm sensor of 12.5x, so attached to my AT60ED I'd be dealing with something along the lines of a 4500mm lens. I would imagine this would make trying to focus a nightmare. Does the V2 camera similarly use a small portion of it's sensor for video?

Finally, I imagine I would have to use an application like Ekos for capture and saving, no? I'm not sure what kind of settings I would need for such a setup. I would be using the Pi with the AT60ED on a Skyguider Pro tracker with an ASI120MM guide cam with it's matching 120mm scope. I also have some older Nikkor lenses in shorter focal lengths of 200, 135, 105, 85 and 50mm optics that can readily attach to the Pi cameras via adapters.

So, besides getting everything to recognize the cameras and setting the software up properly, I'm wondering how I could focus accurately with such a setup. Has anyone tried these cameras for imaging with Astroberry?

Thanks for any info on this.

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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. 4 months 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. 7 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. 7 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. 7 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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