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Doug64

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  1. Hi, I'm setting up my imaging rig at the bottom of my garden and I'm thinking about setting up a CCTV type camera to give me an overview of my telescope/mount etc. I'm thinking of setting this up so I can see my telescope etc on my laptop instead of running out of the house every 10mins to check everything is working properly. I have a few spare USB 3.0 ports on my powered hub and I was thinking of using one of these. Has anyone done something similar to this and if so what type of camera did you use. Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks Doug
  2. Hi, Thanks for the replies, I've tried hitting the minus button and it doesn't work, for some reason simulator profiles appear to be locked. I'll live with them for now it would have been nice to tidy everything up. Doug
  3. Just set mine up using the Flirc case and so far it's great. A big learning curve for me but I've got time on my hands at the moment. I'm sure you'll enjoy using the Rpi. Doug
  4. Great idea, I'll be there Doug
  5. I'm doing the same and waiting, in the meantime I'll run my SSD via the micro SD. Doug
  6. Hi, Whilst learning to use Astroberry on my laptop, I ended up setting up a number of Simulators Profiles in Ekos. Now that I've hopefully got all my equipment working I was wondering if there is a way to remove some of these profiles as I cannot remove or edit them as they appear to be locked. I'm just trying to tidy up the profile list in Ekos. Thanks Doug
  7. Hi, I'm new to all this so don't fully understand it so won't be able to do it yet but here is the link to the forum discussing it. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=274595 Doug
  8. I see there is now a beta update for the Rpi4 so you can boot from the Usb3. 0 port without the SD card. Doug
  9. Hi Radek, Somehow and I don't exactly know how I've managed to get my phone NMEA GPS picked up by Kstars/Ekos, it identifies my location which is the main thing I want and the GPS panel is also showing Liverpool where I live which is fine with me. Now that I've got this working I will leave it as it is. I've got a couple of back-up SD cards with everything on them and I will use one of these over the next couple of days to try using my phone as a GPS data source and system-wide GPSD service as per your comments above, we will see what happens Doug
  10. Hi Radek, I've just done the above and rebooted my Rpi4. After stopping the virtual GPS I went back into KStars/Ekos and started my test file with NMEA drivers selected. Ekos loaded everything correctly and I got a GPS fix for my location however the GPS Information did not change it just kept flashing up 'waiting'. I kept my GPS on for about 20 minutes with a 60 second update and still the GPS information failed to change. So I'll either have to move to Warsaw or forget about it, I take it wont interfere with anything in Kstars / Ekos. Once I have the initial GPS fix for
  11. Thanks very much for your help. Astroberry is great and just what I want but it has been a massive learning curve. I had to start learning some basic coding and have started to work my way around the software and all the protocols etc. Once up and running the softwate appears to be very similar to software I've used in the past. Thaks again for all your hard work Doug
  12. LOL, I have a Border Terrier that will lick you to death.
  13. Hi Radek & Stash, Ok, so the below is correct and I've managed to set up the GPS app on my phone to work correctly with Kstars / Ekos Do I need to change anything else within Kstars/Ekos for the GPS information in Astroberry to change to show my location and the GPS info. At the moment it is just flashing away with the words 'waiting'. May I have to disable Virtual GPS. Doug
  14. Hi, Yesterday evening I bought two GPS apps for my phone (ShareGPS & NetGPS) to try with Astroberry. I followed some posts/videos on how to set these up and I managed to connect them to Astroberry. When I started Ekos using a test profile with the NMEA driver everything loaded and a fix was obtained however when the information came up in Ekos the longnitude details were wrong instead of it being -2.xxxx it was showing 357.xxxx. the time and date were also wrong. It did exactly the same with both GPS Apps. Does anyone know why this is happening. I've nearly got
  15. Hi, Tried this and it stated permission denied Doug
  16. Hi, Can anyone provide me with details of a GPS dongle that works with Astroberry. I'm fed up seeing Warsaw and I have been unable to change the virtual GPS to show my location. I've changed my Geographical Location and rebooted my system but it just keeps showing Warsaw and flashes up 'waiting'. The GPS will be handy when out and about. Thanks Doug
  17. Thanks for the replies. Does anyone know the max seize micro SD card you can use with the Pi and Astroberry as I read people saying its 32gb and other stating its 128gb. If I were to put my USB3.0 GP cam into a USB2.0 port would this cause any problems. Doug
  18. Thanks, I'll plug my mount, focuser, and guide camera into the powered hub and then into the USB 2.0 port on the Pi and my camera and filter wheel into the USB 3.0 port as the focuser goes into the camera hub. This will then leave me one USB 3.0 port available on the Pi for my SSD. Thanks for all the help. Doug
  19. Hi Everyone, Thanks for all the help, it looks like I've now sorted this and have my ASI 1600 camera working Earlier today I did a few tests using 'lsusb'. And with nothing attached I saw the following which appears to be my powered hub. I then attached my Zwo ASI 1600MM to the powered hub and I got this so it looks like the Zwo ASI 1600MM is being recognised as BUS 001 Device 010: ID 04b4:6572 Cypress Semi Conductor Corp. However my camera was not loading when I started EKOS even though I had the Zwo Drivers correctly selected. I then followed t
  20. Hi, I think the first ASMedia entry may be the Startech hub but I'm not sure. The other two entries look like they may be the Zwo ASI camera but again I'm not sure as they could also be the Altair Astro GP Cam. I should know more when I remove the USB cables from the hub and put them in one at a time and run LSUSB, this will hopefully identify each piece of equipment and I can see if the ASI camera is being detected on the USB port Doug
  21. Hi, Thanks, I'll give it a try later today. Doug
  22. Hi, With regards to 'LSUSB' my idea today was to take all USB's out of the hub and put them in one at a time and run 'LSUSB' to identify which one is for which piece of equipment and if my ASI Camera shows up. Doug
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