Juergen replied to the topic 'Which auto focuser do you recommend?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi. I use one ASI EAF at my APO, a Pegasus Focus Cube 2 at my SC and two Pegasus Focus Kit V2 with an DMFC at my Newtonians.

I changes to Pegasus, becaus (as far as I know) the EAF ha sonly 60000 Steps to travel which is for my SC a little bit too less ;-) so I got the Focus Cube for my SC.

After purchasing my first Newtonian I thought it would be cheaper to switch on the Focus Kit, which needs a DMFC additionally. This DMFC can be used for other Focus Kits. Now I own two of the Focus Kits. End of the year I will get my 12 Inch F5 Newtonian which will then gets his (my third) Focus Kit...

I'm satisfied with both Pegasus and ASI, but most of the time I work with the Pegasus.

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Juergen replied to the topic 'Scripts Manager Example?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi Jasem,
thank you for the tip. I tried it with simulators and it gives out a bunch of commands for each device :-)

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Juergen replied to the topic 'Scripts Manager Example?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi,
perhaps a silly question: were do I get those device specific commands from? E.g. "ASI EAF.ABS_FOCUS_POSITION.FOCUS_ABSOLUTE_POSITION=0"? I would like to do this also for my Pegasus DMFC.

indi_setprob is I think self explaining, but is there an existing list with other commands?

CS

Jürgen

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Hello all,
I just stumpled over the following issue:
I wanted to check my log files and analyze files from my last session, three days ago. Butr there are no log files saved, neither .log nor .analyze. The last log files I found are from September 2021, my last session before that this week was on October 2021 due to bad weather.

I had checked the preferences: at least the logs should be saved in a file, but they are not in the folder /stellarmate/share/kstars/log/. Where do I chcek that for the .analyze files?

What can I do to get the .log- and .analyze-files back? Or are they saved at a different location since kstars 3.5.6?




 

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Just stumpled over this issue. Update worked for me :-)

Thank you!

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Hello Hy,
yes I mean the Observatory Tab in Ekos ;-) Please see the attached pictures.



I'm not very experienced with compiling but perhaps with your assistance it may work. So lets give it a try. I'm using both astroberry and Stellar Mate, both on Raspi 4B with 4GB.

Please tell me, if I have to install things to start compiling, also the git commands would be very helpful for me.

Am I right that (if all works) I would see the temperature of MBox in the analyze tab? Would it be possible to get also the values of humidity, air pressure and dew point to the analyze tab (or at least save them in the log file)? But this would be a nice to have if it is not difficult. If its only temperature it would be very fine too...

I'm not very experienced with compiling but perhaps with your assistance it may work. So lets give it a try. I'm using both astroberry and Stellar Mate, both on Raspi 4B with 4GB.

Please tell me, if I have to install things to start compiling, also the git commands would be very helpful for me.

Am I right that (if all works) I would see the temperature of MBox in the analyze tab? Would it be possible to get also the values of humidity, air pressure and dew point to the analyze tab (or at least save them in the log file)? But this would be a nice to have if it is not difficult. If its only temperature it would be very fine too...

Best regards

Jürgen

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Hi Ken,
thank you for your reply. Building from source was also an approach I thought of ;-) but I didn't found the sources in github.com/indilib/indi (can aou tell me were the source is for the future?) and I'm also not so familiar with compiling.
But I found yesterday, that at least in Astroberry there is the driver "Astroberry relays" (github.com/rkaczorek/astroberry-diy) which is I think quite the same. The control of my relais worked with that :-)

I also use Stellarmate, but I didnt had the chance to check that in Stellarmate 1.6.1 (Kstars 3.5.6), as far as I remember, with the Stellarmate Version 1.6.0 (Kstars 3.5.5) it worked with the indi-rpi-gpio.

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Just some mor information on the errors during the try of installation of indi-rpi-gpio:

Just some mor information on the errors during the try of installation of indi-rpi-gpio:

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Hi all,
I'm currently testing some GPIO tasks to switch on and off things. I saw, that there was an gpio driver in INDI indilib.org/raspberry-pi/raspberry-pi-gpio-control.html where it was possible to switch several GPIO pins.

I set up a new Astroberry with the new 2.0.4 and tried to install the indi-rpi-gpio, since it was not installed from scratch.

Outcome was, that it is not possible to install the GPIO driver sinde there is a conflict with the pigpiod (it seem that there is a new one installed and the indi-rpi-gpio needs an older one)

Can somebody help here? Thank you.

Best regards

Jürgen
 

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Hi all,
I just got an astromi.ch MBox to get temperature, barometric, humidity and dew point data. It works fine so far and I can read the values in the dome tab.

But in the analyze tab I can not see even the temperature. There are no values to see. I'm working with simulators and the mbox in the profile editor in aux2 or weather, nothing worked...

How can I get at least the temperatuer of the Mbox shown in the graph of the analyzer tab?

Best regards


Jürgen

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Hi Mike,
as far as I can say and understood the issue, it was a "bug" in kstars. It should be solved since version 3.5.6. Due to continuousliy bad weather I couldnt check it till now :-(

What version of kstars do you use?

Best regards


Jürgen

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