Newbie here… I downloaded the Pi image and the first couple of observations went without a hitch. Thanks for all the hard work you guys put into this.
I am trying to figure out whether I can use a telescope rotor (LX-200) with satnogs. It seems that HAMLIB has the LX-200 protocol included. The latest version on GITHUB is 3.3. The version included with the santnogs image is 3.0.1 and does not seem to have the LX-200 included. I guess I have to download the latest version from GITHUB and compile from scratch? Anything I can screw up by compiling the latest version?
I’ve done that (installing latest master from git) for hamlib on my dev station. Worked without any problems.
I’m wondering if it will get overwritten by any further apt package updates?
Thanks for the reply. After hunting down all the prerequisites I was able to compile/install hamlib 3.3.
I am also able to talk to the rotor through the CLI.
I enabled the rotor via satnogs-setup and applied the changes. Verified that changes were applied:
hamlib_utils_rot_opts: -m 1801 -r /dev/ttyUSB0 -s 9600
satnogs_api_token: ******* redacted ********
So far so good but the rotor did not engage during my last observation.
What am I missing?
@Pinebeetle did you try to run rotctl locally and test movement by issuing commands to the mount? (Things like
P 0 0 or
P 90 90 etc)
Yes I did… talking through the command line to the controller seemed to work just fine…