yes its 64bit. If you want to buy a Mele 3Q at amazon you have to look several times. Normaly it costs 320€, but at least when I looked every few days it goes down to 260 or even 230 (and there are at least two vendors...

For remote I'm using Anydesk, also tried NoMachine, both worked

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Hi Bernd,
I recently switched to Mele 3Q www.amazon.de/gp/product/B09XPTKQRW/ref=...01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, which is much faster than the Raspi. I got it for 250€.

I installed Ubuntu 22.04 and installed Kstars / Indi via the ppa from Jasem (indilib.org/get-indi.html). Always up to date, and so far no problems. I also run FC on it, much faster than Raspi.

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Juergen replied to the topic 'QHY268m and readout modes' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi Magnus,
I'm using the 268C model but I think this should be the same for the M-version:

You can set the readmode in the INDI control panel for the QHY268. There are fields/buttons for gain, offset and readmode.

HTH.

Regards


Jürgen

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Hi Bernd,
I tried the simulators without connecting to my EQMod mount. For me it works. But I use the latest ppa update, don't compile myself. Ther is the warning that EKOS failed to connect to EQMod, but all other icons are shown.


Regards


Jürgen

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Hi Wolfgang.
I just tried the latest update from ppa and it worked :-) Thank you for the prompt fixing!

Regards


Jürgen

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Juergen replied to the topic 'Stellarmate firewall?' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi all,
I just stumbled over the same issue. IMHO it is ok to not show the device icons if an important device (e.g. the camera) is not connected. The "problem" I have is, that I use sometimes a joystick so in my profiles the joystick is selected in the aux devices. Until now it doesnt matter if I connected the joystick or connect it from the beginning or at a time during the session, also disconnecting it is no problem.
In the 3.6.1 version I can not start to work without the joystick connected. This means that I have to have two profile: one with joystick and one without. And at the moment I dont know what happens if I disconnect the joystick in the profile "with joystick"...

It would be very helpful to change this behaviour. Perhaps there are also other situations where this current behaviour is not useful or at least obstructive.

Best regards

Juergen

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Hi all,
I have stumbled over a perhaps silly question:
I have two mounts, a EQ6-R and a EQ8-R. Depending on what object I want to photograph I use the one or the other. At the moment I use for each of them one dedicated Raspberry Pi with Stellarmate or Astroberry.
Now I'm thinking of using a MeLe 3Q PC instead of Raspberry. Since the Mele 3Q it is a little bit more expensive, I'm wondering if I can use ONE computer to control either the EQ6 or the EQ8 (not both at the same time of course). What kind of problems can I run into? What do I have to do when changing the mount? Is a mount model reset sufficient?

Thanks for helping in advance.

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Juergen replied to the topic 'Guide Star SNR zero...' in the forum. 1 month ago

Yesterday I played around with the SEP parameters. It was ambigous. Most of the time it worked well, but sometimes e.g. the choice of the guiding star was questionable (at least for me). I missed to take pictures, sorry. Example: I had a field of stars which are good visible, smaller ones and bigger ones. What was choosen? A hot pixel, I had RMS 0.02 ;-) also it found many companion stars and linked them. The min area was set to 6 Pixel (even if I set the star filtering parameter "min size" to 2px)... When set min area to 10 Pixel a "normal" star was used as guiding star.
I also tried to click on a star, then this star was used as guiding star one or two steps, but then it switched back to the hot pixel...

I used the SEP profiles "Guide Default" and AllStars, where "AllStars" seem to slow down the system when there are many stars in the FOV.

I also tried to find out, what the different parameters mean and read the linked pages. But its hard to understand, at least for me. Some parameters seem to be clear but if changing them it gives weired results (like the "Hot Pixel" with min area 6 pixel).

Am I right to say that
- the Sextractor-parameters are for choosing the guiding star? Or for guiding star AND companion stars?
- the Star Filtering Parameters will search for any stars in the FOV within the parameters?
- The guiding star and the companion stars are choosen out of the "Star Filtering" stars (which should be clear I think)

I hope I'm not bothering you but I want to understand what I'm doing here ;-)

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Juergen replied to the topic 'Guide Star SNR zero...' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thank you for the informations. I will play a little bit with the parameters you mentioned. It is on the one side much easier to work with the internal guider on the other hand I'm used to use PHD2 for nearly 2 years now ;-) So thank you for the patience with me :-)

One last thing: is it possible to get something like the HFR value of the guiding star shown in the graphics or just as value? Also a cross section would be nice.

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