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TOPIC: Polar Alignment Issue

Polar Alignment Issue 4 weeks 1 day ago #18649

Hello Team,

I've been using Ekos for a few months now, and am very impressed. Thanks for the great tool. I've noticed an issue, as of late, with the polar alignment (beta) tool. I am running Ekos on Ubuntu 17.04 64bit. Build: 2017-07-25T07:27:42Z works as expected. I navigate to the Polar Alignment tool. I click start, the tool captures an image, solves the image, then asks me if I want to auto-rotate my mount and capture the remaining two images. All is good.

I am unable to perform any successful polar alignments with any version after Build: 2017-07-25T07:27:42Z. The issue is when I begin the polar alignment, the tool will capture the first of three images, solve it, then just restart the capture and solve process over and over again. The tool never enters the mount rotation phase. I initially assumed it was me not pointing my scope close enough to the celestial pole, but that no longer seems to be the case.

Has something changed with the process for using the polar alignment tool? I've attempted to perform the polar alignment before, and after, using the Mount Model Tool. However, I am unsuccessful either way with any version of Kstars after Build: 2017-07-25T07:27:42Z.

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Last Edit: by Unclemike79.

Polar Alignment Issue 4 weeks 1 day ago #18652

Without logs nothing can be said.

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Jasem Mutlaq
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How to Submit Logs when you have problems?

Polar Alignment Issue 4 weeks 1 day ago #18654

Understood. Sadly I didn't grab them before I logged out last night and it's supposed to rain for the next few days. When I am able to test again, I'll upload some logs.

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Polar Alignment Issue 1 week 4 days ago #19276

I'm having the exact same issue. Where are the logs you need?

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Polar Alignment Issue 1 week 3 days ago #19280

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How to Submit Logs when you have problems?

Polar Alignment Issue 1 week 3 days ago #19293

Logs weren't enabled. It will have to wait for another clear night to test.

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Polar Alignment Issue 1 week 2 days ago #19314

When I had that problem I'd forgotten to do a star alignment first. The mount was still parked. Doh, me. Just saying, sometimes it isn't the software. With so few clear nights, it can be easy to overlook the obvious. At least for me.

Wim

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Last Edit: by wimvb.

Polar Alignment Issue 1 week 2 days ago #19323

Hello All,

At this point, I'm assuming the issue was something I wasn't doing properly. I didn't have any issues last weekend, aside from the bright moon. Thanks!

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Polar Alignment Issue 1 week 2 days ago #19326

Reasonably certain mount was unparked and tracking. First picture after a reboot (with guide camera) always looks like a dark (no stars) and in two nights of attempts it did work once, the first night.

So it can work, I think it's a robustness issue. The incantation has to be said just so...

I've enabled logs, so next clear night I will try again.

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Polar Alignment Issue 1 week 1 day ago #19336

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Usually, if it is robustness, that's a comms issue. When I changed from wifi to ethernet, I never had any really weird problem anymore. Stuff that comes up now are actually true bugs, which is nice.

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