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Re: Amazon Fire OS issues with Goto DB

Jake Carroll
 

My fire hd 8 plus tablet is running Fire OS 7.3.1.8


Re: Amazon Fire OS issues with Goto DB

Jake Carroll
 

I have tried following the step-by-step instructions for Android, with no luck. Including the step of going to the download link and installing the android app after installing the files on the external card (including granting it permissions before launching)

My fire hd 8 plus tablet is running Fire OS 7.3.1.8






On Apr 12, 2021, at 1:38 PM, Harry via groups.io <flykai1@...> wrote:

Hi Jake, Yes, I was able to use my Fire HD tablet very successfully with ExploreStars. It is a little finicky to set up, but when completed, worked well. I also am a Mac User. I also loaded ExploreStars on my iPad, and this works even better, as the entire database/files all load together from the App Store. However, I have since converted my mount using a serial connection, and no longer use ExploreStars or the Fire Tablet. I see Tyler has sent you some great info to get you going.

Regards, Harry
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Harry
Vero Beach, FL

Mounts: ES iExos 100-PMC Eight
Scopes: ES  ED80CF, ES AR102,  Meade ETX 90 EC (Deforked)
Guide: ZWO 30mm Mini, ZWO ASI120MM-Mini
Software: ASIair Pro, iPad Pro, MacOS, Affinity Photo, SkySafari Plus
Cameras: Nikon D600, D5500 (UV/IR Mod)
Misc: ES USB Power Bank

Filters:  Optolong L-Pro, L-eNhance






Re: Amazon Fire OS issues with Goto DB

Harry
 

Hi Jake, Yes, I was able to use my Fire HD tablet very successfully with ExploreStars. It is a little finicky to set up, but when completed, worked well. I also am a Mac User. I also loaded ExploreStars on my iPad, and this works even better, as the entire database/files all load together from the App Store. However, I have since converted my mount using a serial connection, and no longer use ExploreStars or the Fire Tablet. I see Tyler has sent you some great info to get you going.

Regards, Harry
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Harry
Vero Beach, FL

Mounts: ES iExos 100-PMC Eight
Scopes: ES  ED80CF, ES AR102,  Meade ETX 90 EC (Deforked)
Guide: ZWO 30mm Mini, ZWO ASI120MM-Mini
Software: ASIair Pro, iPad Pro, MacOS, Affinity Photo, SkySafari Plus
Cameras: Nikon D600, D5500 (UV/IR Mod)
Misc: ES USB Power Bank

Filters:  Optolong L-Pro, L-eNhance






Re: Amazon Fire OS issues with Goto DB

Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

also what version of ANDROID are you running. 
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Fax        +1(479) 717-2898


Re: Amazon Fire OS issues with Goto DB

Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

It looks like the database isnt being loaded in the picture files.

here is a step by step guide that should help. 

Installation: (to install updates, start with step 5)

 

  1. Download the Database and Images: ExploreStars.zip 90 MB (DB 2.3[85643])
  2. Unzip and install the files to your MicroSD card. The resulting file structure should look like this:
  3. Install the MicroSD card in your Android tablet
  4. Under Settings/APPS/ExploreStars grant Permissions for External Storage and Location.
  5. Using a web browser on your Android, navigate to this webpage and download the APK file: ES_Android.1.16.zip 16 MB (8/5/2019 v.1.3.19217.453 DB 2.3[85643]
  6. Once the file is downloaded, open the file/install the App
  7. The first time you run the App, you will need to initialize the settings:
    1. Open the Settings screen from the Menu
    2. Tap Load GPS Coordinates
    3. To make sure that the correct Mount info is loaded, select a Scope Type DIFFERENT from your actual mount
    4. Tap the Home button to load the settings.
    5. Return to the Settings screen, select the correct Scope Type from the list, and tap the Home button again to save the settings.
    6. Close the App
  8. Connect to the PMC-Eight network and restart ExploreStars
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Fax        +1(479) 717-2898


Re: Amazon Fire OS issues with Goto DB

Jake Carroll
 

here is a higher quality image of the error


Amazon Fire OS issues with Goto DB

Jake Carroll
 

Has anyone been able to get a Fire OS tablet to work successfully? I keep getting the error shown attached when launching the app. I have installed the files to the external microsd card, verified permissions, etc. I have also tried installing the app from the Amazon store and installing via the direct link for android version. Nothing I have tried works.
This is on a brand new Amazon Fire 8HD plus running the latest Fire OS. I installed the files onto the external microSD card using a macbook pro running Windows 10 via bootcamp. I don’t see a way to rearrange the sequence of the files on the root folder of the SD card, no matter what order I add them in the Images folder appears first, sql file second. That may just be my list view is alphabetical of course. But I have tried copying them in order and that didn’t make a difference.
Appreciate any help or guidance so I can start using my mount.


Re: #ExploreStars Is exe installer for windows explorestars app available? #ExploreStars

Hildo <hildo79@...>
 

Good Morning, Martin

There is a work around to install apps without the Microsoft Store. It is not my work around so here is the original link. The walk through is very thorough.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/k00zy1/how_to_download_windows_apps_without_microsoft/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share


Re: #ExploreStars Is exe installer for windows explorestars app available? #ExploreStars

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

On Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 04:20 PM, @MartinRobomaze wrote:
Hi, 
Is there any way I can get the explore stars windows exe installer, because I am not able to use Microsoft Store.
Thanks for any responses
Hi Martin,

Unfortunately, the Windows ExploreStars was developed as a Windows 8 "Metro" app and is only available in the Windows Store. There is no executable setup program like a normal desktop program.
 
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Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


#ExploreStars Is exe installer for windows explorestars app available? #ExploreStars

Martin, Kosice
 

Hi, 
Is there any way I can get the explore stars windows exe installer, because I am not able to use Microsoft Store.
Thanks for any responses.
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Martin, Kosice, Slovakia
Mount: iEXOS 100
Telescope: ExploreScientific ED80
Camera: Nikon D7100 stock
Software: APT, ROG Zephyrus G14 (Windows 10)


Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New BETA Test Subgroup Available #ASCOM #ExploreScientific #FIRMWARE

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 11:16 PM, Parag Modi wrote:
Jerry,

Just wondering how the beta testing is progressing.  Any forecast on when this maybe available to general public?

Thank you,
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Parag Modi
Hi Parag,

I am going to end the test period probably today or tomorrow. I think the software is pretty much ready to release to the general customer base. i have a couple of tweaks to the configuration tool that I want to make and I need to finalize the release notes for the new programs and firmware. I expect to be able to release it on April 12, 2021 to everyone.

Thanks

 
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Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Derrell Oliver
 

Another shot, Cropped in a bit.
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Derrell Oliver

ES iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight with ES Heavy Duty ST3 tripod & Azimuth Adjuster
ES USB Power Bank
Astro-Tech AT80ED.
Astro-Tech 0.8 Field Flattener/Reducer.
Meade Infinity ST80 with Lunt Solar dual speed crayford focuser.
Meade Polaris 90 with GSO dual speed crayford focuser.
Meade Polaris 130 with ScopeStuff 1.25 crayford focuser.
ZWO ASI120mc-s, Canon XSi 450d.
ZWO ASI120mm-mini & ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope
EQ2 Mount with Orion EQ-2M RA Drive.
AZ3 Alt-Azimuth Mount.


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Derrell Oliver
 

Hey Guys,
Here is a shot of M101 taken over 3 nights finished up last night.. 
3hr 36min total exposure time, 180sec subs @ iso800, 15 darks, 15 bias, 15 flats each night.
Using my iEXOS-100, AT80ED and Canon XSi 450D.
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Derrell Oliver

ES iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight with ES Heavy Duty ST3 tripod & Azimuth Adjuster
ES USB Power Bank
Astro-Tech AT80ED.
Astro-Tech 0.8 Field Flattener/Reducer.
Meade Infinity ST80 with Lunt Solar dual speed crayford focuser.
Meade Polaris 90 with GSO dual speed crayford focuser.
Meade Polaris 130 with ScopeStuff 1.25 crayford focuser.
ZWO ASI120mc-s, Canon XSi 450d.
ZWO ASI120mm-mini & ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope
EQ2 Mount with Orion EQ-2M RA Drive.
AZ3 Alt-Azimuth Mount.


Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New BETA Test Subgroup Available #ASCOM #ExploreScientific #FIRMWARE

Parag Modi
 

Jerry,

Just wondering how the beta testing is progressing.  Any forecast on when this maybe available to general public?

Thank you,
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Parag Modi

Mounts: ES iEXOS-100
Scopes: APS-C Sigma 18-300 mm
Cameras:  Nikon D7200 (Unmodified)
Misc: Bahtinov Mask, K&F Concept Clear night filter
Software: ExploreStars, Stellarium


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Jaimie Murdock
 

It's galaxy season, so here are two pictures shot from my backyard in the middle of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (Bortle 7-8). Details on imaging setup in my signature.

Really thrilled with the mount so far and have been learning a ton. In addition to the open hardware and documentation, the encouragement and engagement on this forum was a deciding factor in my purchase. 

I'm new to astronomy and astrophotography, having picked up the hobbies in May and at Christmas respectively.

First, a crop of the Leo Triplet from March 5. 60x2-min lights, 20 darks, no flats.
Leo-Triplet.jpg

Here's a wide-field in Virgo, framing M58, M59, M60, M89, and M90, along with several other galaxies. I'm a huge fan of the interacting galaxies in the upper right - NGC4567 & NGC4568. 90x2-min lights, 20 darks, 25 flats.
Virgo-M58-59-60-89-90.jpg

Now that the nights are warming up and I've learned the ropes, it's time to get this setup in the car and enjoy the Bortle 2-3 dark skies from our public lands. Can't wait!

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Mount: ES PMC-8 iEXOS-100
Scope: William Optics ZenithStar 61II w/ UniGuide 32mm
Cameras: Canon EOS 1100D (Rebel T3), QHY-5-III-462C
Software: KStars on Astroberry, DeepSkyStacker and Photoshop


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Walter Vinci
 

This is a much more difficult  project than I thought...

120 x 60 subs stacked and post processed  with SiriL. These galaxies are faint and light pollution bites...




On Apr 5, 2021, at 1:18 PM, Dino Monaco via groups.io <Dinomonaco@...> wrote:

Stade. These are very beautiful shots. Great job. 


On Apr 5, 2021, at 3:12 PM, Stade <manager@...> wrote:



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After months of it being to cold for me (here in Texas-LOL), back at astro using my little mount that can and loving it!
M81/82
M33
IEXOS 100
Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600, ZWO mini guide cam/scope
NINA, ASTAP, PHD2, Cartes Du Ciel, Sharp Cap
Adobe LR & PS (still learning)
Approx 3hrs of 180sec, darks, flats, bias

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Dino Monaco

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Walter Vinci

ES EXOS2-GT PMC-Eight
ES ED80
Starfield 0.8 Field Flattener/Reducer.
ZWO ASI290mm-mini & Orion 50mm Guide Scope
Canon EOS Rebel SL1
SharpCap, APT, PHD2, SiriL, Stellarium


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Dino Monaco
 

Stade. These are very beautiful shots. Great job. 


On Apr 5, 2021, at 3:12 PM, Stade <manager@...> wrote:



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After months of it being to cold for me (here in Texas-LOL), back at astro using my little mount that can and loving it!
M81/82
M33
IEXOS 100
Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600, ZWO mini guide cam/scope
NINA, ASTAP, PHD2, Cartes Du Ciel, Sharp Cap
Adobe LR & PS (still learning)
Approx 3hrs of 180sec, darks, flats, bias

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Dino Monaco


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Stade
 
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After months of it being to cold for me (here in Texas-LOL), back at astro using my little mount that can and loving it!
M81/82
M33
IEXOS 100
Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600, ZWO mini guide cam/scope
NINA, ASTAP, PHD2, Cartes Du Ciel, Sharp Cap
Adobe LR & PS (still learning)
Approx 3hrs of 180sec, darks, flats, bias


Re: Region Antares

Dino Monaco
 

Bellissimo!


On Apr 5, 2021, at 1:31 PM, Frank Rich <Frich1230@...> wrote:


Very Nice

Frank R

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Dino Monaco


Re: Region Antares

Frank Rich
 

Very Nice

Frank R

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