John,
I am finishing up my RPI4 control box, and will put my Nexstar 11 GPS on line soon. I am kinda in the same boat, hoping Ekos with Indie will
allow me to start some astrophotography. I have a ASI 1600 monochrome camera, filter wheel, and a mini for guiding.

Waiting in the wings is a 10" astrograph, but no mount yet.

Take care and good luck,
Glen
Moultrie, GA

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Glen Bankston replied to the topic 'KStars GPS information' in the forum. 2 months ago

Never mind. It was because I did not start GPSD in the Indie control panel. Now, the Tallahassee FL is replaced with
GPS Location.
Glen

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Glen Bankston created a new topic ' KStars GPS information' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello,
I have the GPS module working, and gpsmon shows the correct time, lat and lon.
The RPI4 shows the correct Geographic Location and elevation under Preferences Geographic Location.
I have disabled the virtual gps.

I have checked the box in KStars which says: GPS updates KStars.

The lower left corner of the KStars screen still shows Tallahasse, FL, which is the closest large city to me.

I cannot find: GPS Panel anywhere.

How do I know KStars has the correct data? The time in the upper left is correct, but, I suppose, it could be getting that from the internet.

Glen

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Glen Bankston created a new topic ' volume control' in the forum. 2 months ago

I feel dumb asking this question, but I cannot find the volume control on Astroberry with RPI4.
Also, there is no sound through the HDMI.
I put on headphones, and can barely hear any YouTube audio..

Glen

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Glen Bankston replied to the topic 'Nexstar 11 alignment' in the forum. 2 months ago

That is encouraging!
I wonder if Ekos would still do the thing of moving the mount 3 times 30 degrees for an Az/El???
Glen

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Glen Bankston created a new topic ' Nexstar 11 alignment' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello,

First post.

I am getting all my equipment running, and having success. I have the RPI4 talking to both cameras, and the filter wheel. I have NOT brought in
the Nexstar 11 yet. It is RS-232, and I have a USB adapter for it. I do not think the hardware interface should be a problem with Ekos.

Anyway, I am blown away with the idea that one does not need to do an actual polar alignment in Ekos.!

My question is: would this also work with an Az/El mount like the Nexstar??? Could I also plate solve with the Az/El mount?

I have a 10" astrograph as well, but no mount as of yet. I know field rotation and focal length are major issues with the Nexstar, but I would like to
try some 1-2 minute exposures here where the skies are pretty dark.

Take care,

Glen
Moultrie, GA

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