John Carter replied to the topic 'New Internal Guider Features' in the forum. 3 months ago

Is your Microtouch focuser connected by USB? And if so, how did you get INDI to recognize it?
When I try to connect INDI to my USB Microtouch focuser, it only shows me the options for Serial and Ethernet.

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My computer is a 2014 Mac Mini (Big Sur OS). I’ve been doing astrophotography with Windows running under Parallels. I’ve got to get away from Windows.
INDI on the Mac recognizes OpenWeatherMap, SkySafari, my QHY128C imaging camera, the Meade DSI guide camera, and PHD2.
I have to find solutions for two INDI problems.

First problem.
INDI seems to think that the Microtouch focuser can only be connected via Serial or Ethernet.
My Microtouch focuser is connected via USB.
What do I need to do to get INDI to recognize the focuser on the USB port?

Second problem.
Besides not connecting to Microtouch, INDI isn’t letting me enter the IP address for the Losmandy Gemini II controller (this is noted in another topic).

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There is really nothing interesting to show. When I click in the IP Address field, I am unable to enter any data. When I click in the port fields, I am unable to enter any data. How would a screenshot of an empty field help you visualize this?
Somehow or another, the API for the openweathermap got handled. I didn’t enter anything in that field. But it happened after I created an API and labeled it as ‘openweathermap’.
So, do the IP address field and the Port field get filled in automatically by doing something I’m not aware of?

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Hopefully someone is listening in here.
Here are the instructions for connecting the Gemini II to INDI using ethernet:

2. Network
To connect to the mount over the network. Make sure your PC/StellarMate is on the same subnet as the mount. Under the Connection tab in the INDI Control Panel, click on the Ethernet button and then enter the mount IP address and port. The default UDP port used by Gemini is 11110. Click on UDP to set the port type to UDP. To save the settings, go to Options tab and then click Save configuration.

Here is the problem:
I am unable to enter anything in the server address or port fields.
The mount is on and parked. Sky Safari can connect to it.
I'm trying to get KStars up and running on the Mac.
I am able to connect to the Meade DSI guide camera and the QY128ProC imaging camera.
I have a similar problem trying to enter the API key for openweathermap.
What am I missing?

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Previously, I asked you to help me configure KStars to connect to Gemini II. I found my own answer. It's in the Ekos config.
A little digging never hurts.

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This is my second time trying KStars. The only thing that impresses me about it is that it runs on a Mac. I'll move to Linux someday - it's a dream, we all need a dream.
For now, being totally new to INDI and KStars and CCDCiel, I'm looking for a total Mac configuration for my astrophotography. I HAVE to get off of Windows. I found ASTAP and N.I.N.A. to be somewhat helpful, but N.I.N.A. again only runs on Windows, and my sober 2 core 2014 Mac Mini can't handle some of the features in N.I.N.A. without crashing Windows. (Running Windows on a Mac using Parallels.) And now that I've upgraded the Mini to run Big Sur, even SharpCap is crashing unexpectedly.
Well, the first thing I've run into with KStars is configuring the interface to Gemini II (Losmandy Titan 50 mount). I don't see anything in the list for gemini other than lx200gemini. So right off, I'm stuck. Since you have Gemini II, maybe you can help me jump this first hurdle.
Thanks in advance.

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