The HDMI dongle is not a solution. My setup is more or less the same than Jerry Black with a HDMI dongle, using NoMachine and I sometimes get the artefacts.

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Hi,

I use Mint 21.3 and I got no issue with my setup, using an ASI 071 MC, Qhy guide camera and a SW HEQ5 pro, up to now. I used Kstars and Ekos from PPA.

I know it isn't helpful, maybe it comes from the mount.

Valentin

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Val Chevalier replied to the topic 'Rotator and flip question' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi Miguel,

the question has been asked and Toni Schriber from here has added a new feature in Align options regarding rotator behavior in the new latest release. You can find out how it does and works in these 2 threads
Is-the-rotator-supposed-to-do-this
Wish Ekos-align-load-slew-no-ratotor-wish-a-option-to-pass-if-angle-is-180

Valentin

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Val Chevalier replied to the topic 'Twin Wifi, a must have.' in the forum. 6 months ago

For my side, my setup is not nomad, I need to get 230V (Europe voltage) from the house and I set up in a field 30m far away from the home wifi router. My solution is to set a Wifi hotspot from the astro PC which I connect if I'm close. And I use CPL plugs, one next to mount/pc and the other one on the house plug and plugged to a mini router (set in repeator mode on the home wifi), which sends its own wifi with WWW access. So I can access the session from both hotspot and have acces WWW anywhere. The only down side is I need to change the wifi network if I switch from being close to the mount and getting away in the house, but that's not a big deal.
I should setup forward ports between both hotspots but I never dug deeply. If anyone has knowledge about that, I'd be glad.

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I will try to answer some questions, but I am no expert, maybe some people might have better explanation. But I think our understanding level is the same. I have read too the gpg paper and it seems to be rather deep.

1) Right, to my understanding
2) I noticed that too, and I am as confused as you, as I can't find any satisfying response about the difference between default values and the documentation, and how to estimate the values for our own setup.
3) I think you're right about 'Number Periods for Interference', but Hy might tell us if it is correct.
4) You're right, Hy use a OAG with a long FL, and we use a guider for that (btw, we have the same guider FL and camera pixel is pretty the same too). For binning, as we have a fast guider (and low FL), I would stay in bin1. I have no issue of low snr with such setup. But I'm pretty sure the algorithm can handle big pixels (or bin2) as it can determine the centre of a star with fraction of pixel.
5) yes it's confusing me too, but I guess as Hy has a long FL for his oag, he needs to lower this number. But yes, I'd like to have a better explanation of that figure to determine it for my setup.
6) Right, GPG resets as you slew away and go back for a period of learning as it has no clue about the current position in RA.

And for your last question, my understanding is GPG adds some corrections to the guiding after several worm periods, but the guiding runs at the start, no matter GPG is learning.

Valentin

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Hi

PEC and GPG are 2 different things, and up to now, EqMod can not handle the PEC feature, but Hy Murveit is currently developing the support for Eqmod. I was involved in but I had to give up when I found out my old HEQ5 pro cannot support PEC (it's one of the 1st version). But you might help for dev if you want.
Look at this thread , it might be helpful to understand GPG behavior. The documentation should be up to dtae too.

@Hades, I'm pretty sure EqMod driver knows the RA worm position, it should be in motor control tab, Stepper position.

Valentin

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HI,
2 years ago, I had achieved that with USB cable connection and Bluetooth too. If I remember well, I used this tutorial to do it.

But I had found out that even it worked well the first time I set up the controller, I faced issues then after a reboot or shutdown. I had also tried with a cheap and non PS4 controller and it worked way better. But I no longer use any controller now, I just pick up a target using the kstars planetarium (and a few times with the mount manual controller in Ekos)

Valentin

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Val Chevalier replied to the topic 'analyze: plot goes off scale' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi Alacant,

you can scale each values as you want in analyze module, look at the documentation of Kstars in chapitre 5.8.11 Analyze (page 157).

Valentin

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Nice, that sounds great.

Even if I'm not a AstroArch user, I follow this thread with great interest. But I found out on this forum that lots of people are not aware of your distribution and also that it is not proposed in the INDI web site in this page . That would offer so much more audience if that would be in. Maybe you can ask Jasem to add it.

Valentin

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btw, I guess it should be enabled by default for setup without rotator, unless some people have concerns about this default behavior.
For setup with rotator, if you want to allow this setting, it should be disabled by default.
This is just my thought with my own gear, and maybe some folks could disagree with good reasons.

Valentin

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