Hi Paul,

In my set up, when I had the RTC board on the pins - it occupied the first few pins - a bit a way from where the fan mounts on this enclosure. Also, on some of the plastic enclosure lids, you can move the fan a bit by tapping the screws into the plastic elsewhere if needed - just keep the fan positioned so it can vent properly.

Fred

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I have used this case (www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D3S4KBK/ref..._title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) with a fan and RTC. It worked for me although you do have to use the alternate pins for the fan power connection since the RTC usually sits right there.

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Hi Gilles - a quick question - what version of macOS are you running on that MacBook Pro. My wife has a model of that vintage and macOS 12.x won't run on it.

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When I run a screen sharing session from my Mac to the RPi (which is also running 3.6) Find Object works just fine.

I have a 2015 vintage Intel Mac that I just installed 3.6 on. Most of the time Find Object crashes - 5 out of 7 times. The only times it worked were after I had tried Find Object from within the Observation Planner. If I have a successful Find Object in the Observation Planner and then exit the Observation Planner, I can execute a Find My from the main menu without a crash.

From within the Observation Planner, Find Object works about 3 out of 4 times but still crashes so it's not quite bullet proof either.

So bottom line, my Intel Mac is somewhat more reliable than my M1 Mac but neither is performing a Find Object in a stable manner.

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Thanks Gilles - it's happening to me whether I use Control-F (in my case Command-F) or the magnifying glass. Prior to 3.6 everything worked.

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I'm running KStars 3.6 on an M1 Mac (macOS 12.5) and if I select Find Object magnifying glass, KStars just quits. I've tried going into the Observation Planner and finding objects there as well with the same result. Finally, I've launched a remote session with a RPi (from my Mac), started EKOS and Telescope Control tried to search - same result. This makes KStars/EKOS unusable for me. Anyone else experiencing this and/or is there something I need to set properly?

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Frederick Ruegsegger replied to the topic 'KStars 3.6.0 release' in the forum. 1 week ago

FWIW, I'm running KStars 3.6 on an M1 Mac Studio under macOS 12.5. I haven't experienced crashes on launch or otherwise. I'm using a remote RPi running the lates StellarmateOS to control the mounts remotely from the Mac. I haven't had clear nights since the upgrade to 3.6 but I have been able to test my mounts and things seem to work fine. I'll report back if I find any problems after a full blown imaging session.

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Thanks Jasem - your question is a fair one as Peter mentions. Also, thanks for the feature update. If I have the chance in the coming days, I'll try to do some experimenting with my guide camera saturation and save the files. It looks like I'm seeing it but as we know, that can be subjective. I would like to experiment with even longer frequency of guide pulses to this EC mount, just to see how it goes.

Also, Peter, I did adjust the gear mesh again yesterday and saw some better guiding results (at a 10 second guide exposure). Trying to listen to the mount at different slewing rates to see if I can hear evidence of binding is bit of an art, particularly with neighbor's leaf blower going!

Thanks all,

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Thanks Peter and Tim,

My guiding is typically running between .75" and 1.5" depending on how low in the sky I'm shooting. It has gone as low as .5" but that's the exception. I've made some adjustments to the gear mesh but I'll have another look to see if that helps. I'll let you know.

That said, I think it would be a great feature for the EKOS guide module to include the ability to separately determine exposure length and guide pulse frequency.

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Hi Rick - you may need to download a driver. I know, in the case of my Moonlite focuser, I had to download a driver to my Mac to get them to talk. In that case Moonlite provides the following link: ftdichip.com/drivers/vcp-drivers/. I notice on that FTDI page they have a link to "D3XX Drivers" and there you can find drivers for a Mac. I'm only suggesting this since D3XX looks suspiciously like it might fit in with the D309 driver that worked for me. I'm not a programer or super knowledgeable in USB/serial connections - just providing this if it helps. Perhaps others will have more educated inputs for you. I've had to download serial drivers for Celestron mounts as well.

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I have recently purchased an iOptron CEM120EC2 and have been fiddling with the auto guide settings. I've read a number of forum posts here and on CN and understand that these EC mounts don't like to be pushed around too much by auto guiding (and yes, for now, I'm still planning to guide with an EC mount). Suggestions vary from 5 to 10 seconds between guide pulses for the EC mounts and I've been experimenting. From what I've read, PhD (which I don't use at the moment) allows for short guide exposures and then a user defined delay before the next guide exposure. If using EDOS guiding, I've read advice indicating one should just increase the exposure time to match the guide pulse interval you're looking for. This seems like a suboptimal fix. Is there a way in the EKOS guide module to separate guide camera exposure time from the frequency of guide exposures?

Thanks!

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I primarily use KStars/Ekos on a Mac to control a remote instance of Ekos on an RPi. Quite often Ekos displays dialog windows behind other windows instead of promoting them to the front. The example of this I run into most often is the dialog presented to cover the scope during flats/darks. Since the dialog is appears behind other windows (and the default countdown is 60 seconds), it sometimes fools you into thinking your system is hanging. If you move the INDI Control Panel or EDOS window around, you'll find the dialog in the background - often asking for a user input so a process can continue. Is there a setting for promoting these dialog boxes?

Clear skies.

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