The first two rows are the RA/DEC coordinates of the target. The last two rows are the values how far I'm off the target. The first two rows should not change when I dont change the target. If you look at the first three lines: the RA/DEC rows dont change since I dont changed the target. The plate solving was succesfull. In the fourth line the RA/DEC changed but I dont changed the target. It is still PGC9031, as you can see in row number three.

If the coordinates in the first two rows were frame center coordinates they would have changed in the first three lines (and also form line four to line five), but they didnt. So these are target coordinates.

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Plate solving should center the object I want. I want to center NGC891 (=PGC9031). Until line 3 NGC891 has the coordinates RA02:23:57 DEC42:26:45. In line 4 they changed to RA02:22:57 DEC42:30:17.

I dont think that NGC891 jumped to the new coordinates...

If you look on the delta in line 4 you see that the NGC891 was already nearly centered before. So why are the coordinates changed for NGC891????

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Nobody an idea why the coordinates of NGC891 where changed from RA02:23:57 DEC42:26:45 to RA02:22:57 DEC42:30:17?

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Hello,
this night I did some tests with my image train. To do this I spotted on NGC891 with my C9+Reducer (f=1485mm).

The first plate solving worked very well, NGC891 was centered in the picture. I took some photos (approx 2 hours) and then did an autofocus. After that I did another platesolving. BUT: the coordinates had changed!!! I realized that after watching the first picture after that plate solving, the galaxy was not centered...

 

 

To solve this issue I had to go to kstars and klick on NGC891 - Details - Center in Telescope. After doing so, the plate solving used the right coordinates and centerd the galaxy. I had this problem already rarely in the past. What is wrong???

CS

Juergen

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Ok, sounds good. So I start to save money for the EQ8 ;-) Hoping it will be available next year...

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Hi Jarno,
thank you for the reply :-) So the autohome is meanwhile working? I read some messages here, that there were some problems...

Regarding connection to stellarmate: I can use the USB port of the EQ8-R (dont know if the older model has already the USB port...)

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Hi,
at the moment I'm working with the EQ6-R. So far the mount is quite good, but with my C9.25 it is at the limit. So I'm thinking of getting a bigger mount (perhaps next year...) I'm thinking of the EQ8-R. One of the reasons is, that I'm currently building a permanent pier in the garden, so it would be for a permanent setup.

Are there experiencies in the forum which are the differencies in the work flow within kstars from people who owned both of them? Is it just a switch and just "having a bigger mount"? Or are there obstacles when you are used to have the smaller EQ6-R?

The other question is: are there alternatives? Of course there are, but I'm satisfied so far with the EQ6, so I'm hoping to be so with the EQ8 ;-) Is this ok?

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Juergen replied to the topic 'Kstars crashed last night' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thank you for the feedback. I will give it another try this night ;-) hoping without crash. I will star again with the debugger. Do you need any other information?

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Juergen replied to the topic 'Kstars crashed last night' in the forum. 2 months ago

And these are the last minutes in the "standard" log before the crash:
And these are the last minutes in the "standard" log before the crash:
  

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File Name: log_before_crash.txt
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Juergen replied to the topic 'Kstars crashed last night' in the forum. 2 months ago

sorry, attachment was lost...

 

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Juergen created a new topic ' Kstars crashed last night' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi,
my Kstars crashed during a session last night, so I lost half of the night. Around ten o'clock I prepared my session and started approx 22:30. At 23:30 I did another autofocus and then restarted the session. I watched until 0:30, everything worked fine till then. So I got to bed... At 4:15 I wanted to watch the meridian flip, but there was no kstars on the screen! Last picture was taken at 1:53.

I'm running stellarmate with all updates until August, 15th (kstars 3.5.4, Indi 1.9.1) on a Raspi 4B, 4GB. I'm running kstars locally and check it over VNC.

Luckily I started kstars with the Stellarmate debugger, see attachement. Perhaps it helps to make kstars more stable.

CS

Jürgen

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Hi Bernd,
there was a threat on astronomie.de, perhaps that helps (hope you speek german looking at your name...)? The guy there has also two EAF, he describes how to do it with ASI EAF. For him it works.

forum.astronomie.de/threads/indi-2-setup...303353/#post-1561804

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