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  1. Hi - if anyone is interested in the solution to this...... It was eventually solved by removing the Atik drivers specified above and installing the Atik Indi driver from the cloudmaker site ! This worked first time with the Atik EFW2 wheel...........
  2. Thanks Radek. I have checked my Atik drivers using the command you suggested with the following result:- ii indi-atik 2.1~201901081329~ubuntu16.04.1 amd64 INDI Driver for Atik cameras and filter wheels. ii libatik 2.2.4~201902271745~ubuntu16.04.1 amd64 Library for Atik Cameras. Looks like the library is the same but the driver is different to yours perhaps because its amd64 ? However they are not the most recent it seems ? Perhaps I should upgrade them to try and s
  3. Thanks for your responses Wim, Stash and Radek I am assuming that the problem is related to the Kstars/Ekos build and not the driver since it was the update to this that caused the problem. Dont think it is the EFW2 itself as the problem manifested when I updated to Kstars v3.1.0 - Jasem has stated that the build of the driver is incorrect in this version but since then has stopped responding ! Are you using V3.1.0 Radek ?
  4. Ok thanks very much for your response - do you know where this is located please ?
  5. Hi I have recently moved from Windows/Ascom to using Indi via Kstars/Ekos and Ubuntu. I found the raspberry Pi a bit underpowered for a full imaging rig and therefore installed Ubuntu on my Laptop together with Kstars/Ekos to improve performance. The system worked fairly well until Kstars was updated to v3.1.0 from 3.0.0 recently, unfortunately I found that my Atik EFW2 filter wheel driver kept crashing with v3.1.0. I raised this on the Indi forum and Jasem the Ekos maintainer said that the Atik driver had not been built properly on v3.1.0 and he was going to rebuild it.
  6. Nice info Stash - I like the 5v 3A DC convertor option. I may just get one of these as they are quite cheap - I have mains available in the garden but it would be quite useful for portability. I tend to use a mobile power bank for 5V power for things like powering a star adventurer and dew control bands instead of lugging a 12v battery around but it is not man enough for a Pi !
  7. Thanks Ken all good info. I had another session with the rig this afternoon taking images of my scope dust cover ! I was using Wifi this time and surprisingly I managed a fairly long image capture session and it was pretty stable. This is quite encouraging . I have normally used the powerline LAN extenders in the past for using team viewer with my laptop because the wifi is a bit weak at the bottom of the garden and the LAN was quicker. It looks like the Pi is able to connect and perform as normal even though the wifi signal is not that strong. It may be that the Pi was b
  8. Thanks Ken and Stash for your valued input - it is appreciated. I guess I will persevere and try a few things to try and improve performance. Firstly the PSU - I guess I will obtain the recommended Pi PSU just to rule this out - your UBEC idea also seems a good way forward Wrt the powered USB hub: The ZWO camera contains its own powered USB hub so I believe I fulfil this requirement - I only have one USB lead attached to the Pi so dont see how I can improve on this. Good thought on the use of the LAN using the same bus as the USB - I hadn't realised this. I think I
  9. So near and yet so far ! Ive just spent some time over the past two nights with clear skies playing around with Kstars/Ekos and the raspberry Pi controlling my kit. I thought I would share my experience. Firstly my imaging kit comprised a 130pds scope with ZWO ASI 1600mm-c , Atik EFW2, NEQ6 and Altair GPCAM for guiding. I have been able to connect the Pi via some TP-Link powerline LAN extenders from my garden to my home router. In order to do this I have found that you need to turn the WiFi permanently off - or at least I had to ! The Astroberry IP address needs to b
  10. Tried astrometry just recently using the Kstars/Ekos on the Pi with Astroberry and it worked fine with the offline solver now I have downloaded the missing 4211 index file ! I was using the CCD and telescope simulator with astrometry as aux However you need to configure your CCD resolution and pixel size as per your real CCD and also the telescope for aperture and focal length as Stash mentioned above or otherwise the range of index files chosen will be wrong.
  11. Thanks Stash I'll take a look at that. Understand what you say about testing and I agree - best not to waste more of clear skies than you need to ! The trouble I find with testing under clear skies is there is always a pressure to complete it and to get a full imaging rig up an running always seems to have its niggles which can delay things and then the clouds roll in ! Also its cold this time of year ............ I have been using a windows version of Kstars on my PC to remotely control the Pi but I noticed that release 3.0.0 of the windows version does not appear to allow o
  12. Ah thats great thanks Radek I was wondering whether there was a command line for downloading it ! The reason why I was trying to fix the firefox browser was to use it to download the astrometry files .......... Hopefully I will try the offline solver out after I have performed the download soon - looks like there may be some clear skies in the next couple of days !
  13. sorry Radek crossed with your response - hopefully mine makes sense ? !
  14. Hi thanks all again for useful replies. I tried to use the offline solver in Astroberry the other night and it failed but I managed to get the online solver to work however. From Radek's response I can see I need additional files to solve for my 130pds which is 1.56 x 1.18 deg with my ZWO ASI 1600mm so I need to get the Fits index file 4211 as well as the ones which exist already. I guess I use the firefox browser to download the index files from https://web.archive.org/web/20180628212309/http://data.astrometry.net/4200/ and add them to the directory which Radek has nominated w
  15. Thanks for your responses very helpful. Just to let you know Andy your commands worked and I can now start firefox ! It took some concentration to enter the right syntax particularly trying to watch Eng vs Windies cricket at the same time..............!
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