Mohamed replied to the topic 'Re:Ekos uncommanded shutdown' in the forum. 6 days ago


Hi Jasem,

Is this fix will be available in the stable release? If not when do you expect the next release with this fix to available?

Also if this stable release is going to take longer time, can I just delete the open weather support as a workaround?

Read More...

Mohamed created a new topic ' Ekos uncommanded shutdown' in the forum. 6 days ago

For 2 nights I had a weird problem. After an hour or so I find EKOS (KStars 3.5.3 Stable) to shut down on its own. When I checked the log, the only thing I can find is the weather module gives a warning, and then EKOS/INDI shuts down. I was using the scheduler and didn't check the weather limit option, ut I have open weather as indi weather. I hope someone tells me if this is a bug in the new code or something I did wrong.

I have attached the full log but here is a snip of the code I found suspicious:

Read More...

Hy

I know and was happy to reach the 50" total error, but guiding, later on, was giving me 3-4 degrees of error. This didn't happen the time before (it was flawless)

I have a question that could e basic ut worth checking, as I use OAG, in both PHD & Internal guider, I enter my scope parameters as guide scope parameters ()and the camera is the guide camera), but I was thinking that I only look into a small portion of the scope FOV periphery and not the whole aperture. Does this affect the guider calculations?

Read More...

Good morning Hy

I'm as well facing different results from the new polar alignment. One time it worked like magic and didn't touch the scope for 3 nights, and it was one of my best images, but a few days ago (in a different location up the north US), I spent 2 hours trying to perform polar alignment and I was getting different results each time I'm close to the match, and I had to stop with 50" error. To be fair, I will try again tonight and will share my results.

PS: During the last session I also tried the PHD polar drift align, but also it has variable inconsistent results

Read More...

IMO there is a down side for imagers backup apps as you mentioned above;
1- it creates identical size of the active partition, 64GB in my case for a 64GB SD card
2- repeated picking up and inserting the SD card can cause the connections to become loose between the card and RPi (happened in one card before to me)

So I’m using on the fly back solutions over the network called hot backup, where image is created at the size of the used space and not the entire card and I don’t have to touch the card from its place. Also I can compress the image file as in my case from 32GB to 17GB using winzip.

I wrote a script to help automate this process and I have using it successfully for more than a year now

I can share it if you are interested

Read More...

Mohamed replied to the topic 'Zwo vs QHY' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

In that case, I hope you enjoy it as I enjoy my little gems (Z61). Please share some of your 1st lights...

Read More...

Mohamed replied to the topic 'Zwo vs QHY' in the forum. 2 weeks ago


Just advise before you commit to ASI183MM is to check your pixel resolution per arcsec astronomy.tools/calculators/ccd_suitability. The SONY 183MM/MC sensor has a very fine 2.4micron pixel size which I found it put my portable Z61 in a VERY sweet sport, but causes over sampling with the C9.25 even with focal reducer (on which I use the larger pixel size ASI533 3.76micron and optimal seeing conditions)

Read More...

Mohamed replied to the topic 'Zwo vs QHY' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I met a friend at a star party last month, and he was using QHY294 color pro, and we compared my ASI183MM pro & ASI533MC pro vs the QHY294 color. The conclusion was:
1- Both companies use the same sensors from Panasonic and Sony
2- ASI has a little advantage of having auxiliary USB ports in the back of the camera which act as a free USB HUB and thus reduces the burden or cables a little

Other than that, both have the same features, and ASI for me works very well with INDI/KSTARS as well as QHY to my friend with KSTARS...
 I use the QHY Polemaster, and I was surprised by the quality of this small camera...

In general, IMO they are neck to neck in the race...

Read More...

Mohamed replied to the topic 'Re:Save only on sd card' in the forum. 3 weeks ago


I’m glad that your problem is resolved. As a rule of thumb in Linux, don’t make assumptions, and make sure you copy and paste the correct path. Sometimes I put empty text file like “usbroot.txt” just to make sure I’m in the right folder.

The name you saw is most probably the USB drive serial number.

Read More...

Mohamed replied to the topic 'Save only on sd card' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi Snowman,

What do you mean by "download of the first frame either does not happen or is very long"?

Read More...

Mohamed replied to the topic 'Re:M 3' in the forum. 1 month ago


Thank you… yes the 183 puts my portable setup with the small z61 in a sweet spot…

Read More...