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TOPIC: [SOLVED] Image capturing not resuming after guiding abort

[SOLVED] Image capturing not resuming after guiding abort 10 months 2 weeks ago #19891

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I've been facing a problem with image capturing, while autoguiding with PHD2. If autoguiding variation goes over limits (set on CCD tab) or it loses a guide star, it aborts image capturing and this is fine. However it does not resume image capturing while it gets back to normal (it used to in the older Ekos versions). What am I missing? Any ideas?

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Image capturing not resuming after guiding abort 6 months 1 week ago #23122

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Image capturing not resuming after guiding abort 6 months 1 week ago #23126

Does it still do this today after all the changes I made in PHD2 support in December? One of the changes I added is that it has a lost lock timer, so it should not abort the capture if it loses the star as long as it regains it within 5 seconds. That change might help you. But no I did not make any changes that would make it resume image capture after it has been actually aborted. I think this is a feature that could be added, but is not there now.

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Image capturing not resuming after guiding abort 6 months 1 week ago #23128

Hi!

I would be very happy if that feature could be added - to resume capture after it has been aborted, when guiding is working again - within a certain time window of course, but on a different scale than 5 secs. THat would allow for a small cloud to pass by without destroying a full nights scheduled capturing.

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Image capturing not resuming after guiding abort 6 months 1 week ago #23129

Indeed, would make sense. Ofcourse the shots during that time are lost but if it could wait for maybe an hour and if it finds a clear star, starts on that one again that might be nice. I can imagine that it can be risky though, what if it starts guiding on something that's not a star..

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Image capturing not resuming after guiding abort 6 months 1 week ago #23164

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rlancaste wrote: Does it still do this today after all the changes I made in PHD2 support in December?

Yes. The issue still exists. I think it might come from PHD2 itself though, because it does not resume guiding after abort. So Ekos just can't do anything about it.
However I have not found anything I can do about it on PHD2 side. Or I'm missing something?


I have just tested it on the simulators and everything works as expected. The key here is to start guiding from Ekos Guider's panel, not from PHD2. If you start guiding from PHD2 directly Ekos does not resume guiding after star lost and does not order PHD2 to do it either.
To be reconfirmed with real equipment, but seems to be resolved. Thanks Rob!

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