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TOPIC: Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session

Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session 2 months 3 weeks ago #18920

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I have had this happen on occasion, and have been able to work around it by changing the pulse parameters. I have a setting now that seems to calibrate every time. Try increasing the max pulse if you get the error again.
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Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session 2 months 3 weeks ago #18922

HelgeMK wrote: Just wanted to share the following experience gathered this evening. As reported before, I started using an outdoor router to run "outside" Ekos-client on the laptop, with the raspberry pi to host the indisevers (eqmod, asi zwo ccd and asi zwo guide cam, moonlite / arduino focuser). In principle, it seems to work well, a SIM card is not required to operate within the network (consisting of laptop and raspberry).

I experienced the issue with "looping exposure", when attempting to take a picture with the ASI071 first time, i.e. the camera fails to take an exposure / download the picture and continously repeats. It turned out that the issue occured for the following reason: In the profile editor I was selecting both for the "CCD" and the "Guider" the ASI ZWO driver (as I am running the ASI071 and the ASI120 that seems logical to me). When selecting only once the ASI ZWO driver, for example for the CCD, everything works fine!

What has been working really well is running the solver option "remote" (instead of via the internet), by chosing "Astrometry" as auxillary device in the profile editor, which I find amazing.

One thing where I did not manage to produce a positive result yet is the internal guider, where the calibration got aborted after 30 attempts, see screenshot. As per the autogenerate comments, something might be wrong with the eqmod-settings, but I have no idea where the error could be (see screenshot).

I would be grateful if someone could help .


Got Ekos logs?
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Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session 2 months 3 weeks ago #18956

Not sure if, and how to retrieve the Ekos log. I tried the link that leads to the tutorial, but cannot start the video (looks like some sort of format issue).

Maybe I have to wait for the next clear sky-evening (wheather forcast is not promising). Was actually wondering if an astro planetarium toy would be useful for testing indoor?
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Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session 2 months 3 weeks ago #18971

I re-uploaded a different format, it should work on Mac now.
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Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session 2 months 2 weeks ago #19078

Dear Jasem,

Just to follow up on the problem with the internal guider aborting after 30 attempts: I had a chance to try again, but shame on me, I failed creating a log file, just the screenshot from the client with the log entries. There (see attached screenshot), an error was reported, i.e. failed transform telescope to celestial. I do not really know what it means, but possibly the cause?

Thanks in advance for kind support!

Helge
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Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session 2 months 2 weeks ago #19202

Dear Jasem,

Wheather forcast is not very promising, so I was wondering if the debugging data captured in the screenshot already helps finding detecting root-cause?

Best, Helge
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Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session 2 months 2 weeks ago #19216

Screenshot not enough, log is needed. I wouldn't subframe as well it tends to have more issues.. but again log will determine.
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Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session 2 months 2 days ago #19759

Yesterday all fine, tonight the internal guider did not work out, during RA drifting reverse phase, stopping after thirty iterations.

Then I tried to create a log file, now I cannot find it. I am using my laptop as a client, and the servers are hosted on the RPi.

It seems the log would be saved on the RPi. Is there a way to save it on the laptop? If I hit the „show indi logs“ button, nothing happens.

In the profile tracking window it says it is stored in the path home/astroberry/.indi/logs... but does not exist (?) - has the „.“ ahead of „indi“any meaning?

Although I know that finding the error requires the log files, would be great if someone could have a look at my screenshot to see if there is an obvious error.
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Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session 2 months 2 days ago #19760

Update your RPI3 to latest libindi. Change EQMod guide rate to 0.5 instead of 0.3 (I made 0.5 the default now). Increase pulse width to 1500ms or 2000ms. Make sure you have good polar alignment. Download latest KStars 2.8.4 (Just released few minutes ago).
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Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session 2 months 2 days ago #19762

Will do ahead of the next session!

Would you have any idea on the log file? Can I influence that path from the windows laptop-client? Hitting the log button does not trigger anything - or is this addressed with the latest KStars update you mentioned?

Thanks once again!
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Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session 2 months 2 days ago #19769

Currently, only way is to login to your RPI3 and move the log file to your main machine. Maybe use something like FileZilla.
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Items from last night's INDI/Ekos/Kstars session 2 months 1 day ago #19779

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Perhaps these two scripts can help gather the logs up on RPI3/Ubuntu. They are not pretty; I am not good at bash, or command line.

pkg_logs.sh - will put all the logs into a zip file
sudo zip -r ./`date +"%Y%m%d"`_kstar_ekos_logs.zip ~/.local/share/kstars/logs /root/.indi/logs ~/.indi/logs ~/PHD2

renew_logs.sh - will remove the logs, which you may wish to do to isolate reproducing something,
sudo rm -rf /root/.indi/logs
sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/kstars/logs
sudo rm -rf ~/.indi/logs
sudo rm -rf ~/tmp/logs
sudo rm -rf ~/PHD2


I have been looking to run these are startup and shutdown scripts, and just have not got there yet.
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