Noob question - synchronising synscan and kstars
Posted 22 July 2021 - 04:25 PM
However when I try to connect it to kstars (running on kubuntu 21.04 with the indi synscan driver) it loses the plot. I align it first just as usual then connect to the usb port on the handset. The communication appears good but the coordinates on the handset and in kstars disagree by a lot, and the synscan position indicator on the skychart screen is also way out. I have it set so that the handset is the master location / position source.
Does anyone have this setup working who might be able to help me get it working?
Posted 22 July 2021 - 09:17 PM
Welcome to CN! I don't have that setup, but there is a "Skywatcher Alt Az" indi driver. Have you tried that? I believe the synscan driver is for an EQ mount, but I could be wrong.
Posted 25 July 2021 - 07:21 AM
Thanks. I'll try that driver tonight - I thought the synscan was always the one to use when connecting to the handset rather than the mount but I'll try the altaz driver next chance I get.