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Doug64

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  1. Thanks for the reply, I did that yesterday but being new to Linux etc I could not work out what everything was and wasn't sure if it was seeing my ASI Camera. Here is an image I got of 'Lsusb'
  2. Hi Stuart, Thanks for the reply. I've attached an image of my profile, if you need anything else plse let me know. Doug
  3. Hi, I'm trying to set up Astroberry on my rpi4. I've got all my equipment working most of the time when using my DSLR but I cannot get it to work with my ASI 1600MM. I have replaced the DSLR with the ASI camera and Starlight Filter Wheel. The filter wheel is connected to the hub on the back of the camera. I'm running an ethernet cable from Pi directly to my router, I'm using a Startech powered hub and the original Pi power supply. I have one USB 3.0 cable running from the hub to the USB 3.0 port on the Pi. Having connected the ASI camera I start Ekos and I immediatel
  4. Thanks for the replies, I'm very new to RPI, Linux etc however I'm using the lockdown to learn. I've set up my pi4 with Astroberry on a 32gb Micro SD Card and once it was all set up I made a copy of the card onto another 32gb micro SD card so I have a backup. Having done this I decided to try using an SSD that I had. I used a 16gb micro SD card and followed the James Chambers Guide. I got it all working and it appears to be much faster once it has booted us so I'm going to use my SSD going forwards. I have however made a few mistakes whilst learning how to operate things whic
  5. Hi, I'm setting up my pi4 and have set it up to run from my SSD using the 'James Chambers' guide. Now that I've got it all working I was wondering if there is a way to copy/back-up an image of the SSD & SD card to my Win10 laptop in case their is a problem. Thanks Doug
  6. Hi, I'd like to thank you very much for your help, it has been much appreciated. With all the help it looks like I have now managed to connect to the RPI to the internet by plugging the Ethernet cable into it from my router, this appears to be much more stable than using the Wi-Fi hotspot created by the RPI. I have also managed some updates and I will hopefully be able to enjoy it more and see if it will do what I want. No doubt I will have more questions as I start to set the RPI up but I will ask these on Indilib forum. Thanks again for all your help Doug
  7. Thanks for the detailed reply. I have the time, I like some "FUN" and I have a little patience so I'll continue to give it a go. The SD card I'm using is a 16gb Panasonic Micro SDHC Card class 10 which I think is fairly fast and a decent brand. If I understand this correctly what I need to do is get everything sorted so that the RPI produces the Astroberry hotspot when it is turned on. I will then be able to see the hotspot on my laptop and connect to it. Once connected to the hotspot I can then connect to 'Astroberry Server' and in the future I will hopefully be able to contr
  8. Thanks for the reply. I'm having a play with an RPI 4 at the moment but I think I may end up getting a NUC in the not to distant future as I cant get the RPI 4 to work. Doug
  9. Hi, Just a quick question If I attach the RPI to my router by an ethernet cable and start it up for the first time do you know what settings I'll need to change to access Astroberry. Doug
  10. Thanks for the lengthy reply. I purchased the RPI4 and other items for it having done some research which I now think may have been wrong:(. I want to use the RPI 4 to control my mount and imaging rig, my initial intention was to place the RPI 4 at the mount and control it from my laptop in the house over an ethernet cable and on the odd occasion when out in the field from my tablet. Now I just want to get the thing working so I haven't wasted my money. Having done my research I believed a RPI 4 with Astroberry Server would be the way for me to proceed. I did have a look at
  11. Hi, I've resolved the issue with the pop up boxes not being fully on the screen, I had to adjust the screen resolution. Still having to put password everywhere and after changing password in the software I now have to use 2 different passwords I cannot get Astroberry to work from the 'Astroberry Hotspot' without a monitor, keyboard or mouse. I can sometimes get into the software and when I do I change the settings as per the setup guide to try and get the software/RPI to use my home wireless internet., Having added my SSID and internet password the software states that it need
  12. Hi, My new Raspberry PI4 has just arrived and I am in the process of trying to set it up using Astroberry and the beginners guide by Ian (X6gas). Thanks Ian. I have managed to get the Astroberry softeware onto my Micro SD card and I loaded this into the RPI4 and have turned it on. I am trying to set everything up without a monitor, keyboard or mouse using my laptop. When I turned the RPI4 on I was able to find the Astroberry hotspot and when I signed into this I got the following which I hope is correct. I then went to the start-up page and connected to As
  13. Hi, Thanks for the reply, I'll have to look into this a bit further as I'm not sure I want to leave a fairly expensive NUC at the bottom of my garden overnight as it may disappear. Doug
  14. Hi, I use a Startech 7 port USB 3.0 hub. I have used this for a number of years and find it to be very reliable. It is an active hub so you can plug a 12v supply into it. As the casing is metal I have use some heavy duty velcro on the back of the hub and on the mount. I just push it on when setting up and I've had no problems to date. I've attached a link to the hub but if you shop around you can get it a bit cheaper around £55.00. https://www.startech.com/uk/Cards-Adapters/USB-3.0/Hubs/7-port-usb-3-hub~ST7300U3M. I tried cheaper hubs but wasted my money as they could
  15. Hi, If I were to look at purchasing a NUC, (mini PC) do I load my software such as Stellerium etc onto the NUC. Once I've done this do I connect the USB 3.0 cable from the hub on my scope to the NUC and then run a Cat 6 cable to my computer in the house. I'm just trying to understand how these work as I'm not brilliant with computers. If not what do I connect the NUC to so I can run the software. What spec of NUC would I need to run my scopec etc and ASI 1600. Thanks Doug
  16. Hi, Thanks for the reply and the link. Ive read the thread and understand a bit better how the data rate is limited, and you won't know if it will work unless you try it. I'll have to look into ways off setting up my scope a bit more, bl--dy Council. Doug
  17. Hi, Thanks for the lengthy reply giving me a few options. I currently use a powerful gaming computer to run my scope, focused, guide camera and imaging rig. It was the data transfer from the cameras over 15m that was worrying me, especially the ASI1600. I will not be using RasberryPI or Linux as I have very limited computer skills and feel this would be beyond me. My computer has a Cat5/6 socket and HDMI socket so I am interested in running Cat5/6 from my scope to the computer. I have 240v at the scope and I could use a transformer to get DC voltage. At the moment all
  18. Thanks for the reply. The Lindy 15m USB 3.0 cable is the one I was looking at,as I currently use the Lindy 5m active USB cable and have had no problems, I was just a little worried about the additional 10m cable length and data transfer. Doug
  19. Hi, I wonder if anyone can offer me some advice. I used to set my telescope and imagingbrig up from time to time and was running the imaging rig etc with a Startech 7 port 12v dc powered hub and a 5m Lindy active cable which ran to my computer. I had no problems running this set up however the good old council have recently replaced the sodium lights with LED lights and now my back garden looks like Blackpool illuminations. As a result of this I am having to move my scope and imaging rig further down the garden and will need to run a 15m cable back to the house and my computer
  20. Thanks for all the replies, problem now solved. Doug
  21. Thanks for the reply Doug
  22. Hi, I hope someone can help me, I'm writing this whilst banging head on the table as I've waisted 8 hours taking Darks.. I've recently bought a Zwo 1600MM Cool And I have been learning APT as I've never used it before. I have been making a Darks Library, over the past 24 hours I've created one set of Darks at Gain 139, this morning I set up APT to do a sequence of Darks at Gain 200. In order to set the Gain to 200 I opened up Settings under Camera in APT and adjusted the slider to Gain to 200 and pressed OK. Everything appeared to be working correctly. Having set up the i
  23. Hi, Just setting up my Zwo 1600MM Cool. I've done a darks library and was wondering if you use Bad Pixel Maps with Cmos cameras, I used to use one with my DSLR. I have read about someone making a Bad Pixel Map with Darks and Dark Flats but other people don't mention it. I'm wondering what the consensus of opinion is Thanks Doug
  24. Thanks for the information. I always thought plugging any USB 2 device into a USB 3 hub makes everything on the hub run at USB 2 speed that's why I asked the question and I'm glad I was wrong. You live and learn. Thanks again. Doug
  25. Hi, I currently have a Startech USB 3 powered hub and a gaming computer that runs USB as well as Cat 5/6. Having just purchased a Zwo 1600MM Cool which has USB 3 and a USB 2 hub I was wondering what is the best way to set everything up. My guide camera is USB 3 so that can be plugged into the Startech USB 3 powered hub. My Zwo 1600 is USB 3 so that can go into the hub. Now I have two other devices which are USB 2, a Starlight xpress filter wheel and the mount. If I connect the filterwheel into the USB 2 hub on the back of the ZWO 1600 with 0.5m cable will this
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