Fabien Chéreau

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  • in reply to: Telescope Control #856
    Fabien Chéreau
    Keymaster

    Hi Johnny,

    I don’t think the celestron evolution wifi is supported in Stellarium. The protocol used is unfortunately a proprietary one..
    The only way to connect would be to use a regular Serial to Wifi or Serial to Bluetooth module, such as these ones: http://www.astro-gadget.net/

    Fabien

    in reply to: Telescope Control #855
    Fabien Chéreau
    Keymaster

    Hi Dennis,

    sorry I overlooked your post! For a meade ETX90 you just need a Serial-to-Wifi or a Serial-to-bluetooth converter such as the ones from astro-gadgets.net, e.g. https://astro-gadget.net/gadgets/bluetooth-adapters/autobtlx200

    Fabien

    in reply to: Compass calibration Stellarium Mobile Plus #844
    Fabien Chéreau
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    thanks for the details. I don’t really understand what the root cause of this issue is but it may be related to compass driver (or hardware issue), but in any case, we can make a workaround: in the next release the ‘Skip’ choice will be remembered until next global settings reset. You will only need to skip once and then it should stop bugging you 🙂

    in reply to: Compass calibration Stellarium Mobile Plus #837
    Fabien Chéreau
    Keymaster

    Hi Tim,

    thanks for the email, unfortunately, I can’t find of any good reason for this issue, after all the tests you reported already 🙁
    If you skip the calibration and use the sensors mode, does it work?

    Fabien

    in reply to: Stellarium Mobile Plus #822
    Fabien Chéreau
    Keymaster

    OK thanks for the info!

    in reply to: Stellarium Mobile Plus #714
    Fabien Chéreau
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    you will need a new licence for iOS.. There are no easy way to work around that unfortunately. Maybe at some point we’ll manage our own user accounts data base, and we’ll then be able to do that. But don’t expect that to come anytime soon.

    Fabien

    in reply to: Telescope Control #621
    Fabien Chéreau
    Keymaster

    Hi Robert,

    for a SynScan controller, you need to connect to you wifi dongle using the official SynScan app. The Stellarium can talk to the SynScan app running in the background. Just use a “Network” link type, and set host 127.0.0.1 and port 11882

    Best regards,

    Fabien

    in reply to: Stellarium Mobile Plus #620
    Fabien Chéreau
    Keymaster

    Hi Steven,

    sorry about that.. we recently re-coded the sensor code to improve sensitivity, and solve issues on many android phones. In our tests it was always better after the update, but it’s difficult to test on all hardware.. Could you please let me know what you phone model is? And also the version of Android ?

    Just in case: if it looks too far in the bottom-right, did you verify that the time is set to real time when you use the AR mode ? This what happens when looking at Jupiter in the evening if the time is improperly set..

    Thanks,

    Fabien

    in reply to: Stellarium Mobile Plus #615
    Fabien Chéreau
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    this is because the Samsung Galaxy on7 prime doesn’t have a compass, so it’s not possible for us to obtain the azimuth of the phone..
    In the basic version we allowed that, but the user had to manually adjust azimuth to obtain the proper image, and many were complaining..

    We may re-activate such a mode at some point if many users request it..

    Fabien

    Fabien Chéreau
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    thanks for the compliments!
    We take note of this and will try to change this soon!

    Fabien

    in reply to: Stellarium Mobile Plus #600
    Fabien Chéreau
    Keymaster

    Hi Dave,

    If you use the same account no need to pay twice!

    Fabien

    in reply to: Stellarium Mobile Plus #595
    Fabien Chéreau
    Keymaster

    Hi Flavius,

    INDI is not supported by the mobile version, but if you have a RaspberryPI connected to your mount, the best is simply to create a TCP port forwarding the content of the telescope serial port. For this you don’t need any specific program installed, just the basic tool socat.

    For example, if your telescope serial port is mounted on ttyUSB0 on your RaspberryPI, you can try this command:

    socat TCP-LISTEN:10000,fork,reuseaddr FILE:/dev/ttyUSB0,b9600,raw,echo=0

    This will create a TCP server on port 10000 of the RaspberryPI, on which you can connect using Stellarium Mobile PLUS by using the Network link type, and using the IP of the RaspberryPI, port 10000

    Let me know,

    Fabien

    in reply to: Stellarium Mobile #593
    Fabien Chéreau
    Keymaster

    Hi,
    most Augmented Reality Apps only rely on the phone’s sensors to find the orientation. It’s not easy to use the camera signal to determine the position. The main reason is that by night most phone camera sensors see almost nothing, excepted the moon, and if you are lucky a few very bright stars.
    With time, phone sensors tend to improve a lot, especially new low light sensors. So this may be feasible soon, at east for high end phones.

    Fabien

    in reply to: Polar Alignment #592
    Fabien Chéreau
    Keymaster

    Thanks for the tip. Actually in the last version of Stellarium Mobile PLUS, there are options to mirror the display vertically and horizontally, and to add an eyepiece circle. Not quite a polar scope yet, but it’s getting closer.

    in reply to: Satelllites not working? #585
    Fabien Chéreau
    Keymaster

    Hi Andreas,

    this is not normal, sorry about that. 1.2.7 is supposed to have a much improved satellites support.
    Can you check that you have a valid internet connection (the updated orbits parameters are downloaded every day, when you start the app).
    If it doesn’t solve the issue, please contact us by email directly: contact@stellarium-labs.com

    Fabien

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