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TOPIC: Mosaic job and PHD2 not resuming

Mosaic job and PHD2 not resuming 3 weeks 4 days ago #19758

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Maybe this has been fixed already, but I just now noticed that PHD2 wasn't resumed when the second panel started.

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Mosaic job and PHD2 not resuming 3 weeks 4 days ago #19763

I'd like to piggyback on this, as it may be related? I've just been experimenting with the simulators. And I found that starting autoguiding works the first time. But if I stop it, then click guide to resume, it does not resume guiding without going to PHD2 and clicking on the green reticule.
Also I hoped 'Stop guiding when mount slews' option in PHD2 would suspend guiding only temporarily, but I found it is not resuming after slew.

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Mosaic job and PHD2 not resuming 3 weeks 4 days ago #19766

Can't reproduce with simulators.

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Mosaic job and PHD2 not resuming 3 weeks 3 days ago #19786

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Mmm, interesting. I'll use the internal guider for this evening, but will test PHD2 again if tomorrow is good as well.

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Mosaic job and PHD2 not resuming 3 weeks 3 days ago #19809

I captured my experience with PHD2 as a video. I hope it helps.
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Mosaic job and PHD2 not resuming 3 weeks 3 days ago #19816

I think I fixed the PHD2 issue, will push to PPA soon.

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Mosaic job and PHD2 not resuming 3 weeks 2 days ago #19825

Thank you Jasem, it is working much better now. Stopping and restarting guiding from EKOS works like a charm. The only thing I haven't seen it do is resume guiding on a new star automatically after a mount slew. It's possible I am overlooking a setting for suspending guiding. If so, where would that be?
Edit: It looks like EKOS is not telling PHD2 to Stop guiding when a slew is commanded. It should then also tell to guide once slew has finished
Edit 2: I does appear the EKOS Scheduler will resume guiding, particularly with Mosaics. Although it did not appear to issue to connect and guide function at the very beginning of the first job.

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Mosaic job and PHD2 not resuming 3 weeks 2 days ago #19826

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That could very well be my problem as well yes, last clear night right now so am just using the (also fine) internal guiding. I am curious about the plate solving this session. :)

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Mosaic job and PHD2 not resuming 3 weeks 2 days ago #19827

Actually everything out of the scheduler appears to be working fine right now. Including mosaic, starting guiding, slew to new panel and resuming guiding.
So at this point the only thing I would like to see is guiding auto resuming when I choose to slew the mount.
Edit: [TIL] It seems PHD does not do a full frame search for a guide star when the star is lost. It will only search within the original box. I suppose that makes sense in most cases, such as a passing cloud. Therefore the only way to trigger a new auto-star search is by directing PHD2 to Stop and the Guide again, and for more automation, that should be done if the mount is slewed.
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Mosaic job and PHD2 not resuming 3 weeks 21 hours ago #19849

Doesn't this apply only when you use subframe from your guiding camera?

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Mosaic job and PHD2 not resuming 3 weeks 18 hours ago #19851

Not from what I could tell and read up on.
According to Bruce Waddington, a PHD2 developer

PHD2 doesn’t start searching the entire camera frame for a guide star, only for a usable guide star within the original search region.

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/open-phd-guiding/KkuL7vJeOrk/BuaUiKkNBgAJ

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