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#26 anat

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 04:57 PM

What are the login and password for ssh connection?

username: root   or   pi

password: raspberry



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:30 AM

Thanks. Can you use OpenSkyImager to control the camera?

Yes, it works as expected.

 

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 08:28 AM

hello I have a problem I have download iastrohub 2.2 rpi 3 AC works fine but I want to install version 3.0 iastrohub there is failure on the sd card is empty you'd have a solution thank you



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 08:30 AM

hello I have a problem I have download iastrohub 2.2 rpi 3 AC works fine but I want to install version 3.0 iastrohub there is failure on the sd card is empty you'd have a solution thank you

Make sure that the card is 16GB in capacity. I recommend Sandisk Ultra.

 

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 08:36 AM

thank you for the quick answer my card is 16 gigabytes but kingston brand



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 08:55 AM

thank you for the quick answer my card is 16 gigabytes but kingston brand

Please try a different card. If possible get Sandisk ultra.

 

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 06:35 AM

What is the recommended Raspberry pi 3 hardware?



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Posted 05 October 2016 - 06:41 AM

What is the recommended Raspberry pi 3 hardware?

RPi3 :)

FLIRC case: https://flirc.tv/mor...spberry-pi-case

16GB Class10 micro SD card (SanDisk Ultra)

 

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 10:07 PM

 

dear, I have to say the image "https://drive.google...cEE?usp=sharing" is not available for Chinese astrophotography society. It is a pity. So could you please provide the other available link? Thanks a lot.

Which cloud drive can you access?

 

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Thanks for your reply! Could you please use "https://pan.baidu.com/" which is very popular in China.



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Posted 06 October 2016 - 02:30 AM

Make sure that the card is 16GB in capacity. I recommend Sandisk Ultra.

I have a Sandisk Extreme and you're right, it works like a champ.

Actually I have a 32GB card and I had to run raspi-config and choose option 1 "Expand Filesystem" to use the card to its full capacity.

 

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 02:45 AM

Hi Anat,

 

I'm still playing a bit with the new release and I'd like to tell you that once again you've done a terrific job, the improvements are real!

However, one thing I believe it's a little overlooked also from the previous releases (which doesn't do justice to the powerful engine under the hood) is the user interface which, in my opinion, is a little too messy and confusing, especially in the main and admin pages.

As I already did with previous versions, I have modified my local installation by adding tabs which, I believe, give much more clarity to the user interface.

Also, since I use iAH on a tablet, having larger buttons and controls improves usability.

Maybe a possible future improvement to iAH could be to add UI skins, what do you think?

Attached you can see my present modifications so far, still working on it.

 

Thank you.

Piero

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 02:58 AM

Hi Anat,

 

I'm still playing a bit with the new release and I'd like to tell you that once again you've done a terrific job, the improvements are real!

However, one thing I believe it's a little overlooked also from the previous releases (which doesn't do justice to the powerful engine under the hood) is the user interface which, in my opinion, is a little too messy and confusing, especially in the main and admin pages.

As I already did with previous versions, I have modified my local installation by adding tabs which, I believe, give much more clarity to the user interface.

Also, since I use iAH on a tablet, having larger buttons and controls improves usability.

Maybe a possible future improvement to iAH could be to add UI skins, what do you think?

Attached you can see my present modifications so far, still working on it.

 

Thank you.

Piero

Hi Piero,

 

Wow. It looks nice. I am sorry that I missed your UI in the last update. 

Would you be able to update the iAH 3.0 interface to the UI style you made? It would be much more user friendly.  Please look for iAstroHub_*.html and admin.php :)

 

I will be happy to make the patch or upgrade the whole image. 

 

Thank you.

 

Anat


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 01:08 AM

Hi Anat,

 

I'm still playing a bit with the new release and I'd like to tell you that once again you've done a terrific job, the improvements are real!

However, one thing I believe it's a little overlooked also from the previous releases (which doesn't do justice to the powerful engine under the hood) is the user interface which, in my opinion, is a little too messy and confusing, especially in the main and admin pages.

As I already did with previous versions, I have modified my local installation by adding tabs which, I believe, give much more clarity to the user interface.

Also, since I use iAH on a tablet, having larger buttons and controls improves usability.

Maybe a possible future improvement to iAH could be to add UI skins, what do you think?

Attached you can see my present modifications so far, still working on it.

 

Thank you.

Piero

Wow, this UI is really nice, I like it!



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 01:23 AM

Wow! What an awesome project!

I have a quick question. Will I be able to guide a mount with guider port only (Like Synta Star Adventurer) using Lodestar on-board guider port? 

 

Sky Adventurer Mount

http://ca.skywatcher...tail.php?sid=68

 

Lodestar

https://www.sxccd.co...star-autoguider

 

Thanks!



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 01:38 AM

Wow! What an awesome project!
I have a quick question. Will I be able to guide a mount with guider port only (Like Synta Star Adventurer) using Lodestar on-board guider port?

Sky Adventurer Mount
http://ca.skywatcher...tail.php?sid=68

Lodestar
https://www.sxccd.co...star-autoguider

Thanks!

Yes. It was tested on staradventurer. You only select one axis in Linguider. It is explained in the manual.

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 04:04 AM

For users who want to download from baidu, you can get the iAstroHub image file, patch, and manual from

http://pan.baidu.com/s/1c1XVyH6  password:pjg4

 

Thanks to "Mr.Coffee".



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 06:26 AM

Dear Anat!

 

Thank you so very much for all your hard work and sharing this awesome product !!! iAstrohub will definetly help me a lot in astrophotography.

 

There is one thing I am struggeling with though and I wonder if iAH could help with polar alignment.

 

Sharcap 2.9 includes a handy polar alignment routine that works nicely with my standard autoguider + viewfinder combo (see http://www.sharpcap....polar-alignment). This tool was inspired by the PhotoPolarAlign application created by Themos Tsikas. The source code can be downloaded here: https://github.com/T...PhotoPolarAlign

 

Do you think this could be included into iAH as well?

 

Clear skies

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 07:02 AM

Dear Anat!

 

Thank you so very much for all your hard work and sharing this awesome product !!! iAstrohub will definetly help me a lot in astrophotography.

 

There is one thing I am struggeling with though and I wonder if iAH could help with polar alignment.

 

Sharcap 2.9 includes a handy polar alignment routine that works nicely with my standard autoguider + viewfinder combo (see http://www.sharpcap....polar-alignment). This tool was inspired by the PhotoPolarAlign application created by Themos Tsikas. The source code can be downloaded here: https://github.com/T...PhotoPolarAlign

 

Do you think this could be included into iAH as well?

 

Clear skies

Stephan

Stephan

 

I have been thinking about ways to assist polar alignment using iAstroHub.  Thanks for stirring up the idea again :)  After finishing patches of iAstroHub 3.0, PolarAlign will be the top of my todo list. 

 

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 01:40 PM

Dear Anat!

 

This is good news! Please let me know if I can help with testing.

 

Best regards

Stephan


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 01:43 PM

Does the current version of IAH support connecting to the mount via Serial over TCP .  Ideally I would like to connect scope hand controller to skyfi or just use skyqlink  and then connect the IAH to that via wifi and then connect to the IAH via Skysafari . This way i can mount all the imaging equipment (RPi3, Powered USB Hub, DewContoller,  Power Distribution, Focus Controller, Flat EL Panel Inverter)  on a dovetail on the top of the scope and only need to run 1 12v power cable up to the top.  This would minimize cable lengths and allow for using the  dovetail for extra balance on my C8 since it tend to lean rear heavy.



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 01:44 PM

My Pi just arrived and looking forward to installing this. One question which doesn't seem to be covered in the manual - does this support Altair Astro GPCAM/GPCAM2 for guiding which is very popular in the UK?

Polar alignment assistance will be very helpful to me as I don't have a view of Polaris from my normal observation location.


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 05:37 PM

Does the current version of IAH support connecting to the mount via Serial over TCP .  Ideally I would like to connect scope hand controller to skyfi or just use skyqlink  and then connect the IAH to that via wifi and then connect to the IAH via Skysafari . This way i can mount all the imaging equipment (RPi3, Powered USB Hub, DewContoller,  Power Distribution, Focus Controller, Flat EL Panel Inverter)  on a dovetail on the top of the scope and only need to run 1 12v power cable up to the top.  This would minimize cable lengths and allow for using the  dovetail for extra balance on my C8 since it tend to lean rear heavy.

Yes. iAH talked with Skysafari from Day1 :) 

Use Port 3300 and IP address 10.0.0.1.  And use Port 3301 for Tak Temma.

 

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 05:43 PM

My Pi just arrived and looking forward to installing this. One question which doesn't seem to be covered in the manual - does this support Altair Astro GPCAM/GPCAM2 for guiding which is very popular in the UK?

Polar alignment assistance will be very helpful to me as I don't have a view of Polaris from my normal observation location.


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It looks very much like QHY5Lii. Can you confirm that it is manufactured by QHY?  If yes, it will work with iAstroHub. Maybe, we need to add the device in the udev rules file.

 

Please insert the camera and use these commands:

lsusb

dmesg

 

And send me the screen output.

 

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 06:11 PM

This answers my own question

http://qhyccd.com/bb...hp?topic=5023.0


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 06:12 PM

 

What is the recommended Raspberry pi 3 hardware?

RPi3 :)

FLIRC case: https://flirc.tv/mor...spberry-pi-case

16GB Class10 micro SD card (SanDisk Ultra)

 

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Would that include Pi 3 model B?




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