Steven Gross replied to the topic 'External WiFi adapter speed' in the forum. 3 months ago

To be clearer, this is for StellarMate Hotspot. And the speed is 144.4 Mb/sec (not b/s). I am presuming this is a driver issue? Or is it a StellarMate/Linux/Raspberry issue?
Thanks!!

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Steven Gross created a new topic ' External WiFi adapter speed' in the forum. 3 months ago

Using USB 3 RTL8812bu chip external wifi which works after loading driver per GitHub. However, transmit/receive is only 144 b/sec rather than the max capable of 1.3gb/sec. Unable to change with attempted channel switch using iwconfig wlan1 channel xx command line. (Wlan1 is the assigned device designation) Suggestions?? Thanks. Steve.

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Steven Gross replied to the topic 'iOptron HEM27/HEM27EC' in the forum. 4 months ago

Further testing indicates Mac is not recognizing the Hem27 via USB. Suggestions?

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Similar problem with CEM26 and HEM27. Any solution?

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Steven Gross replied to the topic 'iOptron HEM27/HEM27EC' in the forum. 5 months ago

Sorry. Additional info. I am attempting a direct USB connect between the HEM27EC and my Mac laptop Kstars 3.5.8. Interestingly, when I use Stellarmate and connect the mount to the Stellarmate device using the same USB cable via the hand controller , and then set up EKOS to use the remote connection using the same iOptron CEM26 driver via the hand controller, and control it via WiFi from the same Mac (connect to Stellarmate via Wifi), I AM able to connect to the mount and control it. Very strange! I have never had a problem with a USB direct connection before.????

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Steven Gross created a new topic ' iOptron HEM27/HEM27EC' in the forum. 5 months ago

This is the new mount from iOptron. It uses the 8409 Hand controller which has a USB 2.0 connection to the computer. Since the iOptron CEM26 uses the same hand controller (also 8409), I thought I would be able to use that same connection. I chose this as the mount in EKOS and saved this in a setting (along with simulators for Telescope and Camera). However, I get an error when trying to connect. The hand controller is able to control the mount and I have also tested the connection via the USB on the hand controller with ASCOM with my PC (downloaded the latest iOptron Commander) and this works fine. The error is failed to connect usb/werial no such connection. When I sac for ports in connection tab, it finds a port. I have tried changing the baud rate but this does not work. Of note, I CAN connect to the mount via the WiFi connection by changing to the Network and am able to control the mount fine that way so it is clear that the driver is working. Do I somehow have to set the port for the USB connection? I thought this would occur automatically instead of manually having to set the port. But again, it is strange because when searching fo reports with the USB connected, EKOS does seem to find a port in the messages. I would like to be able to connect with USB rather than wireless if possible. Thanks!

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The Orion version of the IMX269c is said to be a rebrand of the ToupCam IMX269c cameras but uses different SDK and cannot use the ToupCam drivers in INDI. Can anyone confirm this please? INDI does appear to have StarShootG drivers - but can anyone confirm that they communicate and do so properly with the Orion G21? Thanks!

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Steven Gross replied to the topic 'Does ZWO EAF work with ekos?' in the forum. 8 months ago

Any advice re parameters in the INDI driver and EKOS is appreciated! Number of clicks?

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I am unable to plate solve or capture images with the Camera CCD Simulator in MAC EKOS 3.5.8 with GSC installed despite different gain settings of zero to 100 as well as different exposure times up to 5 seconds with Binning 1:1 or 2:2. Any suggestions?

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Apparently it is a stellarsolver mismatch. The PPA apparently did not have the correct version (2.2) which caused issues. The newest PPA now works.
Suggest purging KStars completely and then reinstalling to make sure correct stellarsolver is being used.

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For Clarification: Interestingly, the crash does NOT occur when running the 3.5.8 Stable release in Linux Mint native on my Thinkpad. The above crash occurs when I load the Sim profile. It contains the Telescope Simulator and CCD and Guide simulators and my Sharpstar scope and ZWO guidescope entries. This is the same setup that I have tried in the native LInux setup vs. the Virtualbox Linux install - but the crash did NOT occur on the Virtualbox install with the prior 3.5.8 beta nightly installation (but did occur with the 3.5.7 stable install) so I am now obviously angry with myself that I 'updated' to the Stable release from the beta.
No sure what to do at this point. I wanted to run KStars in LInux because I wanted to connect my devices directly to the laptop rather than having to use Stellarmate version and the WIndows version cannot run Indi and I wanted to also run Sharpcap without having to reboot to Windows from Linux. My current work-around was to use Virtualbox in Linux, load Windows into Virtualbox and then install Sharpcap into my Windows inside Virtualbox but having the ability to run KStars in Linux inside VIrtualbox would still be nice. Any suggestions are appreciated!

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I Had a problem with KStars crashing with Simulators which was solved by installing the nightly build 3.5.8 beta. I got a notification that 3.5.8 Stable had been released so I attempted to install the Stable release instead of the Beta think this would be a good thing. However, The Stable release repository download was actually 3.5.7 which was causing the crash so I went to the nightly build repository again and when I installed KStars-blueing, the 3.5.8 Stable release installed BUT, now it crashes again with the Telescope and CCD Simulators. ????? What to do????

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I have Kstars 3.5.7 installed on a Virtualbox in my Lenovo Thinkpad running Windows 10. I have also run Kstars from my Ubuntu Linux Live USB and the same things occurs.
I have the appropriate Index files installed. When I try to use the Simulator (Telescope Simulator, CCD Simulator, Guide Camera Simulator), I can go to say M31 and then, when I run the Align Module with Capture and Save and Slew to Target using either the Primary CCD or the Guide CCD (simulators of course) and no FW or with FW, Binning 2x2 or 4x4 Primary Scope set to FL 268 and f 4.4 (Sharpstar 61 w/ reducer), with all running fine in INDI Server, KStars crashes. The crash does NOT occur on my Mac also running KStars 3.5.7 with the same parameters as above. Please help. 

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Apparently this has something to do with Virtualbox - I retried the installation using Parallels as the VM and all goes fine so any help in VirtualBox settings would be appreciated, Thanks!

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